I am hispanic with tan skin. I am one month post...
I am hispanic with tan skin. I am one month post fraxel repair and the treated area is still very red, with hyperpigmented spots (brown spots) and laser track marks. Please-in specific detail-tell me what to do for this!
This is not the "walk in the park" that I was told it would be! Should I begin Tri-luma? Renova? What is going to make my skin color and texture normal again? It's horrible, dark and bruised looking, and bumpy with laser track marks; it looks very wrinkled and discolored! No make-up can even begin to make me look even semi-normal, not even Jane Iredale! My life has completely stopped and I've been in hiding for 30 days now...please help me!
Please help me end this nightmare and get my normal life back.
2 YEARS POST FRAXEL REPAIR:
Because of Fraxel...
2 YEARS POST FRAXEL REPAIR:
Because of Fraxel Repair, I now have skin that looks like an orange peel, scarring caused by the laser, lots of "fine lines" and holes in my skin that resemble enlarged pores. My HYPERpigmentation has faded. However, I have spots of HYPOpigmentation (loss of pigment). ALL of this is PERMANENT LASER DAMAGE! I had NONE of these issues BEFORE Fraxel.
So what's there to do??? NOTHING! Because the truth is, there's NOTHING out there that will ever restore my skin to what it was BEFORE Fraxel destroyed it. I can continue to take more risks and have more laser surgery, but it will more than likely cause more harm and injury.
I can continue to spend thousands of dollars on creams, treatments, skin care systems, facials, etc. And all it will continue to do is drive me insane, while adding financial strain. NO CREAM CAN FIX THIS! NOT Obagi, Vivite, Retin-A, etc. NO LASER CAN FIX THIS! NOT Fractional, Erbium, YAG, CO2, WHATEVER, it doesn't matter. NO LASER CAN FIX THIS.
NO CHEMICAL PEEL WILL REPAIR THIS. NO FILLER. NO INJECTION. NO COMBINATION OF ANYTHING WILL FIX THIS. The best, most expensive and proven-effective treatments WILL NOT WORK! NOT EVEN WITH THE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON.
If any of you have any good sense about you, YOU WILL HEED THIS WARNING AND NEVER, EVER HAVE LASER SURGERY ON YOUR FACE. EVER!
You want to "fix" your face because of "this" or "that?" It's time to turn off the TV. Throw away the "fashion" magazines. IGNORE all things "celebrity." Be thankful for the beautiful and unique person you are and all you have to offer the world. MOVE AROUND. Stop analyzing yourself in the mirror. Smile and live!
Please hear my heart on this, You DON'T want to go down this path. It's an illusion. IT'S A LIE! It is meant to cause destruction in order for them to earn lots and lots of money!!!! These procedures ENSURE that you keep coming back for more by destroying your face and making you WORSE! PLEASE DO NOT DO IT!