I looked good for about a month (probably due to swelling)then it started to go down from there. (I was told it lasted five to seven years) I never had acne,and I suspect that this procedure is mainly for those who have scars etc. My formerly smooth skin now has brown rough spots, and you can see where the fraxel laser was on my skin just like a fork creating new lines in several places. Just above the mouth the sides of the mouth, under the eyes and the chin. I look much worse than before and really see no positives other then some stretch-like marks next to my ears that went away. Howver, that skin was still smooth and could easily be covered up by makeup. These other issues since this procedure will not cover no matter what I try. I may have been burned on the cheeks where the very red dark spots are still there after a full year.
Don't do it! Especially if you are over 50. I don't even know what I could do to return to normal again. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Dr. really tried to help me but all that he did just made matters worse once again. It is the machine, but I also believe the Dr. should have known that my type of skin was not right for this procedure.