Pixel 2940 Er:YAG. Developing Wrinkles at 25 - Dallas, TX
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I'm 25 years old and noticed I was starting to...
- 2 Aug 2012
I'm 25 years old and noticed I was starting to develop the tell tale wrinkles many women complain about. So, after much research I gathered up my courage and bought a package of three treatments on sale from Sona Med Spa, $1425.00 for the package. The consultant was great and the woman who did my treatment was nothing short of wonderful. She was knowledgable, professional, communicative and understood how best to treat the problem areas we spoke of. She made the process as smooth as it can be for a first timer such as myself.
Was 45 minutes. No topical ointment for the pain was used though for an additional cost they do make it available. They covered my eyes with stickers and let me know exactly what they were doing while they were doing it. She discussed before hand how I would determine when she was moving on to another section and this was incredibly relieving especially when you're praying for a quick treatment.
Each time the laser hits it feels like boiling hot water is dripped on your skin. I got 4 passes and received treatment on the eye area as well. The bonier the area the more pain you'll feel. For me the cheekbone area closes to my ears, jawline and parts of my forehead were pretty painful. After we were through with the laser she gave me a cool fan, which felt SO good, and continued to lather my face in vaseline. When you get a burn and you cover it in vaseline it's like putting a top on a pot of boiling water. It just gets hotter. That's what my face did and it gets HOT. After about 15 minutes with the wonderful fan I was given the go ahead to leave. I got my treatment done 3 hours ago and right now it just feels like a sunburn or a light pumpkin peel. Your skin is noticably tighter and swollen as to be expected but nothing that would prevent you from doing daily around the house things. I'll update as the days pass.
Day 2: My skin is prone to breakouts so I'm...
- 4 Aug 2012
My skin is prone to breakouts so I'm cleansing three times a day with Ceraphil. After the cleanse I soak my face with 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar and water and apply the soaked towlette for a minute. I would do it for longer but breathing it in gives me a headache. I then apply a thick layer of aquaphor and vaseline. The vaseline hydrates better than aquaphor, atleast for me. Every skin is different.
My coloring is a bit blotchy. I'm a couple of shades lighter on areas near my jawline and normal along the rest.
The sunburn sensation is gone and the gridlines are more noticable. The itching is the worst part. Benadryl doesn't relieve it. The only thing I've found that works is a cold towlette across the face.
Day 3: The itching remained intense. I went...
- 6 Aug 2012
The itching remained intense. I went through two bottles of vaseline at this point in an attempt to sway the itching through hydration, I did stop the vinegar soaks at the esthetician's request. She thought it may have been a dryness issue. Gridlines are less noticable than the day before. The vaseline will absolutely get on your nerves. It gets in your mouth, hair and eyes. You'll be a gloppy mess.
The first day I haven't had to use vaseline! I'm also peeling! I switched to a sensitive lotion mixed with a quarter of the aquaphor. Breaking out was inevitable. Milia is all over my skin and a few small blemishes from the days and days of vasoline. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to get rid of them?
Also, during this time I've been drinking tons of water and taking a multivitamin three times a day along with 1500 mg of vitamin C. Maybe it helped, maybe it didn't. I'll know eventually.