I had been researching ways to treat my teenage acne scars for several years now. I had done the fraxel treatments a few times and I did see some improvement, but of course like us all, wanted even more. After carefully considering the Co2, my dr finally approved me for it. He was a bit skeptical at first because my skin tone is a bit darker since I am of Latino descent & was afraid of hyperpigmentation. However, I'm pretty light so he did a test spot and it went well. My scarring was mostly on my cheeks & temples. I just got it done today & I am so happy I got this done. My dr & nurse were amazing! I will keep you posted on my day to day healing.
Today is my first day. The treatment was not bad at all! Much less painful than I expected. The worst part to me were the numbing shots. Once you get through the 1st few, it's ok. I would recommend asking your nurse to numb you really good! I barely felt anything at all.
My face is pretty swollen right now & very red. I didn't have any bleeding. It burnt the first few hours in which I took 1 pain med & applied a cold compressor, but now it's fine. As of now I feel good. I Just keep applying my aquaphor and just resting. I don't even need pain meds!! More to come.