Fraxel Duel - Darien, CT
Have been a sun worshiper for years and at 57...
Numbing cream was applied to my face and 45 minutes later we began. Forehead first and that was by far the most painful. I had quite a few lines around my mouth so she went over it twice. I had milia under my eyes so she did this area as well all the way up to the bottom lash line. She did 6 passes and we were done in 30 minutes. After care was much different from what I have read. She told me not to put anything on my face. No moisturizer except for around my mouth and she told me not to wash my face.
My face was bright red when I left with minimum pain. The next morning my face started to peel. No swelling except for under my eyes and I applied ice to that area.
Day 3: the only swelling I have is the inside corners of my eyes. My face is very dark brown and continues to peel.
I was to go away this Wednesday for a few days but had to change the dates as I will not be healed enough. Even though I am a fast healer, I think it will take 5 - 7 days to look presentable.
I will follow up as I continue my journey.
Maria, who is the owner, performed my Fraxel laser treatment. She was fantastic and very reassuring.