1st Fraxel Today
Pros- recommended for my acne scarring- will know...
- 30 Mar 2009
Pros- recommended for my acne scarring- will know more later!
Cons- so far none.
Went in scared because of many reviews on this site. Went to MD. She explained the procedure fully and all possible side effects at consultation a week earlier. Was numbed with facial cream and took 1 Vicodan 1/2 hr. before starting. Had a cold air hose that I could control myself as it was being done.
The fraxel was set at 60, lower for eye area. They went over each section of my face 4 times and it really was tolerable, and I am a wimp when it comes to pain. If you have had a tattoo it feels like 1 tattoo needle going slowly. The heat was not an issue and the part that hurt worst was the middle of my top lip.
Washed face when she was done and held cool air on face for 15 minutes and went home. 2 hours later hardly any stinging at all and forcing myself to put coll packs on to keep swelling down because it really feels fine. Looking forward to next treatment!
Thoroughly explained procedure, pain expectations and explained what was happening during procedure.