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Active Fx, Post Procedure Concerns
- posted 4 years ago
- updated 4 years ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $3,000
At first I was interested in laser approach for...
- 22 Mar 2009
At first I was interested in laser approach for fine lines, small broken blood vessels, and small acne scars. I chose Active Fx because of the claims made by AAD in regard to having proven results of the listed and potentially decreasing the development of precancerous lesions. I have had abnormal moles removed in the past.
I had the procedure 16 days ago and I am still quit red and have some minor skin integrity problems. I am 35 years old and I thought having this done at my age he could use a lower setting, but I am having a lengthy recovery period(I'm not a smoker nor an avid tanner). I am doing everything I am suppose to be doing and the board certified plastic surgeon I went to runs a reputable practice. He has been working with lasers for a long time.
My concerns are:
1. The bright redness and skin integrity problems.
2. Because of the lotions and enlarged pores I now have a lot of black heads at the site where I already have narrow, but deep acne scars. Does this mean I could develop new scars during the time when my skin is fragile? Also, will the black heads and enlargement of the pores decrease the chance of new collagen formation at the old acne scar sites? I am cleansing the site the best I can but it is difficult given the obstacles.
3. I realize that I will not see the full benefit until 6 months from now but I see nothing. I was hoping for just a little glimpse of what might improve, yet nothing. I still have the same minor brown spots, still have the same wrinkles and fine lines, broken blood vessels, under eye crinkles, and small acne scars. I never expected everything to disappear like the laser was a magic wand, but a little something would ease my mind. I am trying to be patient but I am concerned now that I have created more problems than corrected.
My Doctor: name not provided
It is too soon to evaluate. This website should have an undecided option for if it was worth it? or Recommend your doctor?