I Look Ten Years Older Too, After Pixel - Daphne, AL

I had four Pixel treatments, starting in June this...

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...

Shirley was the passive aggressive technician, who did the Pixel. She was rude and dismissive, when I tried to tell her about my concerns.

I realize now that I'm seeing little pixel holes...

I realize now that I'm seeing little pixel holes in my face, rather than enlarged pores.

I stopped using anything on my face the next day. ...

I stopped using anything on my face the next day. Now, just Cereva Cleanser, antibiotics, and Elta MD moisturizer (petrolatum). My face is too sensitive. I'm waiting for the acne now.

The damage has continued to progress. My chin has...

The damage has continued to progress. My chin has become increasingly disfigured, and I've lost volume in my face, most notably around my eyes. My face is much more wrinkled than before the Pixel "treatments."

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...

They combined this Pixel "treatment" with Radio Frequency. They sell it as a package.

It's been five months, since my damage. I have...

It's been five months, since my damage. I have been babying my skin, using only sensitive skin sunscreen and Psoria Gold to reduce the inflammation. After I started using it, I began to notice some improvement. The acne that was caused by the chronic inflammation began to clear and these inflamed sores began to heal more nicely and with less pigmentation.

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.

9 months

9 months out from the first Pixel "treatment". My skin still is covered with tiny Pixel holes. There has been some improvement, but my skin is still more aged and damaged. The crepeiness, textural changes, and depressions have not resolved.
Mobile Dermatologic Surgeon

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.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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