I Look Ten Years Older Too, After Pixel - Daphne, AL
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I had four Pixel treatments, starting in June this...
- 12 Nov 2012
I had four Pixel treatments, starting in June this year. After my Pixel treatment, I look ten years older. It's been a couple of months and it's not getting better. I don't know what to do; my face is ruined.
Con: My face is now crepey and wrinkled. See pictures.
I wish I had known that others have experienced the same problems.
How has it changed my life? I feel ugly now.
Shirley was the passive aggressive technician, who...
- 13 Nov 2012
I realize now that I'm seeing little pixel holes...
- 17 Nov 2012
I stopped using anything on my face the next day. ...
- 18 Nov 2012
The damage has continued to progress. My chin has...
- 20 Dec 2012
I first noticed a strange, new circular wrinkle on my chin. I discovered that, when I made an expression, the skin in that area would form a depression about the size of an eraser head. Later, it progressed to about the size of a dime and then another formed in the center and right side of my chin.
I also still have tiny pixel craters all over my face. I'm hoping that the skin surface will improve over time, but I do believe that the volume loss and wrinkles are permanent.
The MD offered no explanation for the damage, saying that she had many happy clients.
They combined this Pixel "treatment" with Radio...
- 20 Dec 2012
It's been five months, since my damage. I have...
- 10 Mar 2013
My skin is still sensitive, and I still have the Pixel holes. It still looks more aged and wrinkled, but I've seen some improvement. I was told by another dermatologist that if I didn't bleed and ooze, then the Pixel holes should resolve over time. I also spoke to another woman, who was damaged (by the same MedSpa). Her Pixel holes resolved, but it took a year, and she never regained the volume under her eyes.
Most disturbing is the disfigurement of my chin. I believe that this damage was caused by the RF. I wish that I had listened to my concerns. The heat from these lasers caused permanent damage to the skin cells; just like sun exposure. Research supports this. The heat and chronic inflammation damages the DNA.
Bottom line: DON'T DO IT. It damages the skin. I used to look younger than my age. Now I cover my chin, when I talk and I avoid smiling, because of the damage to my skin. I'm not the only person that's been damaged like this.
- 13 Aug 2013
I spoke with the technician that did my Pixel. She said that they couldn't really see a difference in the photos that I sent. I said "What?!" She said that there was no reason to raise my voice. I told her that my friend immediately saw the difference. Shirley snidely said, "Well, is your friend a doctor?" Newsflash, I don't need a doctor to tell me that my skin looks old and wrinkled or to comment on aesthetics.