I had Active FX on a Friday on my face and neck,...
I had Active FX on a Friday on my face and neck, and the swelling went up and started to go down on Friday night. The swelling was ending on Saturday and started to itch and I peeled on Sunday. On Monday, I was back to normal, but slightly blotchy and stayed home.
The doc says that men heal faster, and I'm a really fast healer. He also told me that he zapped me at a high fluence because I asked him to be aggressive. He told me that I would need a second treatment in about 6 months and I'm going to ask him to be even more aggressive. The worst part was wearing the Aquaphor because it has a nasty almost musky smell.
I went to work on Tuesday and had to keep applying a lot of moisutirzer to keep my skin from drying out. My skin seems supple and bright, and maybe a little tighter but it's probably too early to tell. My skin was very good to start so the improvement might be tougher to see.
I'm using an antioxidant skin spray to stay hydrated and lots of sunscreen and I eat really healthy.
I'll keep you posted.
My skin continues to get softer and the skin is...
My skin continues to get softer and the skin is firmer. There are still some areas and lines that need some more lasering next time. The doc explained that it's better to break up the laser dose into two or more sessions because the skin is able to heal better than if it got a full strength old school CO2 blast.
I'm pleased and continue to keep it moist at night and eat well so that the collagen regenerates well. I plan to have another Active FX in January and plan to have a maintenance treatment once a year after that.
I had my second Active FX on Friday. The doc is...
I had my second Active FX on Friday. The doc is great, and I told him I was looking to reduce forehead lines, lines on my neck, and my nasolabial folds rather than the just fixing general post-acne damage, an old scar, and texture the first time 3 months ago.
The doctor upped the fluence on the laser this time because I did great last time and could tolerate a higher fluence. I had treatment on Friday and returned to work on Tuesday with a small degree of pinkness to my skin. My skin is tight and much younger looking. I am having to moisturize the skin every few hours.
I am planning to have an Active FX treatment every year from now on to just maintain what I have. I would recommend my doctor to anyone and he can formulate a unique laser treatment plan to suit everyone's specific needs.