Sciton Laser Peel Misrepresented! - Carmel, IN
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I had botox month prior when nurse brought up the...
- 18 Dec 2012
I had botox month prior when nurse brought up the fact she thought I would benefit greatly from the Sciton Laser Peel. I made an appt under the impression from her that it would be a "Thurs to Mon, back to work" peel that would be bring big benefits. We discussed I am allergic to aquafore and vaseline but she said there were other ways to keep skin moist. I had it done on a Tuesday..one week later as of today, I am still scabbed with red spots, pink tone, swelling. During the peel it was pretty uncomfortable to painful, varying in certain areas. After the peel, pain was unbearable for half the first day, swelling became immense, especially under my eyes and cheeks. Second day, after a shower the skin would start to dry and crack and bled a lot. I called them on Friday and talked to a different nurse but she thought it sounded normal. All weekend, I got very concerned with the sores that were bleeding and pussing up. On Mon I went back in to see the nurse, she said I should have used my aquafore to keep it moist. We even talked about the aquarfore day after the peel but obviously she didn't remember. I told her I was disappointed as I can still see lines, large pores...she said it won't remove those. I asked her then what were we talking about the day I had my botox and what was the point of doing it...she said it improves texture..lol
I have had to take off at least a week longer from work. It is Christmas and I have so much to do but ashame to leave my house. My job involves lots of meetings and this week Christmas dinners. I will be stuck at home. It looks like maybe another several days to be able to hide with makeup.
I am so disappointed that this has cost me so much money including the time off work.
I am more disappointed that it has done nothing but cause me a lot of useless downtime.
Please do not be swayed into these things. This peel gives you nothing more than a couple of the normal mini peels that cost $80-100 and back to work that afternoon. This laser was on sale from 500.
Update. Today is December 31st. Three weeks...
- 31 Dec 2012
Today is December 31st. Three weeks into this and I still have red blotches on sides of face and chin, under one eye. Due to the aquaphor, I know have a face full of acne, two of the bumps are so large and humiliating.
Talk about a ruined Christmas, New Year's and vacation coming up. I will now be on minocycline to clear up the acne and hopefully have no scars left from this. The nurse called me back this morning and of course makes it sound like no big deal. Trust me, this has been a huge deal. The parts that have healed pretty good still show no improvement in my skin.. All in all with loss of work and all the expensive lotions I have went through, now the minocycline and of course the cost of the treatment, about $3000.
Anyone wanting to know the name of the business feel free to ask. I think it would be wrong to insult them openly.Please everyone, communicate and make sure you know what you're getting into.
Happy New Year
Here's the latest on my micro laser peel, The...
- 13 Jan 2013
Today is January the 13th. I still have bright red blotcehs on side of face, my cheeks and along my jowl line. It looks almost as though there are broken capillaries in masses. The skin has healed over but I am anything but smooth and even. I went back last Monday and she gave me a prescription for Clobetasol and also some cream made by PCA Skin.
I have to wear Dermablend makeup, followed by a powder to hide this..and continue doing so all day to stay covered.
The nurse said she will do some other type of laser on my to help clear the red once I am totally healed..I am very scared but I am a freak for sure. Be careful everyone.
Here it is February 8, 2 months after the laser....
- 8 Feb 2013
I talked with another lady a couple weeks ago and she said her face cracked before healing and left permanant tiny scars that look like wrinkles. I am done with it all..The office I go to used to have only the doctors doing the procedures..now they have two nurses in there doing them and this has made me feel uncomfortable. They are all doing that now so they can make more money...not a secure feeling when someone is working on your face.
Take care everyone.
Here it has been almost three months. I have now...
- 10 Mar 2013
On the side of my face that was the worst, there are also little deep lines running in a winding pattern. I think the cracking of my skin also left these as scars.
She is fairly new at this office as the doctors have hired two nurses to do all of these types of procedures, including boto, fillers, etc..
I am still so disappointed but hoping to get back to normal.
Good Luck to all.
This will be my final comments. I went to see the...
- 9 Apr 2013
I gave it a little time, then sent a detailed letter to "the doctors" over two weeks ago but have heard nothing back.
So during this whole time no doctor has seen me except one to stick his head in the door and say (Hi nice to meet you)..after all these years I was not remembered which is okay ..but as I started to leave the nurse asked me if I wanted to see a doctor...after 3-1/2 mons! I had asked to see one right after the laser but they routed the call to the nurse.
I am just hoping this all goes away but so far it doesn't seem to be..I work out daily and after the work out I have bright red marks all in the areas she burnt me..
If anyone would like to see pictures I could send privately.
The worse part of it all is that they haven't cared enough to call and show concern. I was just money to them..a lot of it over the years.
Take care everyone
I feel like I this type of procedure is a huge disappointment. In this office... I have had my face fall from botox because I was stuck in wrong area, I have had many black eyes from botox and at times it did not even work. I have had filler bruise me for two weeks and look like a line in my crease instead of smoothness. I can provide more info.