I had my Fraxel Re:pair Co2 laser on 11/21. I had absolutely no pain during the procedure and after. I was given Valium and Demerol before and nerve blocks.
The 1st 72 hours were the most horrifying experience. My face swelled up on day 3 to the point I had to call the doctor cause I thought I was having an allergic reaction.
I am on day 8 and I can't believe how great my skin looks. I had acne scars on my cheeks and dark circles under my eyes. I am only 34 years old but my skin was always bothering me. Best thing I ever did for myself. I am going for my 2nd post opt on Monday.
I choose an amazing doctor. He is known as the Laser King and he wrote part of the protocol for this machine. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND DON'T TRY TO SAVE/CUT CORNERS WHEN HAVING THIS SORT OF PROCEDURE DONE. I have had to take no pain medication. I have been religiously doing my vinegar soaks every 2 hours and drinking plenty of water. I AM SO HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.