Too Early Yet - Deep FX for Sun Damage. Tightening and Texture Improvement Will Be a Bonus - Denver, CO
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Well I've been researching this and other...
- 3 Nov 2009
Well I've been researching this and other procedures for well over a year now and finally had this done today. My main goal is removing sundamage. any tightening or improved texture is a bonus.
The procedure itself was a breeze... I did take the typical Valium and vicodin -- I'm sure that helped. The dr did much more deep fx than I was expecting so yes I am all oozy and pretty gross looking.
I am concerned deeply about the extended healing time needed for this as I just don't have the time to do it. had to travel for this and am holed up in a super comfy hotel for the next 5 days...
This site was super helpful to me when I was researching all this. So, being that I'm here and bored I will give daily updates!
ok...well i didn't exactly write daily...
- 11 Nov 2009
ok...well i didn't exactly write daily updates but it's been about a week and i can report a lot more. the oozing and grossness lasted about 3 days... then the tightness and itchiness set in! my doctor gave me special products --aquanil was the name of the cleanser... something called "silkses" by sesderma instead of aquafor and something called bio-cream by neocutis. fancier versions is all but they worked really well. i had the advantage of staying in a hotel room for 5 days so i didn't have to do anything but rest and heal. i feel this helped tremendously. also: i washed my hands like 20 times a day. it is very tempting to touch your face and i of course wanted to avoid any possibility of infection. i took presnidone for swelling, also arnica for bruising, benadryl for itching -- this was important! one night i didn't take it and i scratched my face in my sleep! after the skin started sloughing off my skin started to break out and become rather thick and dry. this worried me but every day its getting a little better. even so, my face is still red and tight-- some residual swelling as well. i am confident this will resolve itself soon. i have to say-- so far the results are better than i expected. all of my sundamage is gone. every little wrinkle around my eyes and the crepiness under them is also completely gone. amazing. i bought a sun hat that is made of uva/uvb block material and plan on using that and heavy sunscreen so the damage doesn't come back. i think that is probably the most important thing to do to retain the results. like i said i researched this and other laser procedures for quite a while. i knew what i was getting myself into. research your doctor!! look at pictures of what you will look like so you don't panic! i am very happy with my results. if down the line something changes and the damage comes back i will edit again.
very patient, explained everything...lots of experience and recommended by many