Destroyed my Skin!

My first Fraxel must have been set at a low...

My first Fraxel must have been set at a low setting, and I was happy with the results. The second Fraxel must've been set quite a bit higher, was VERY painful and I swelled up immediately causing me much concern. I thought my skin was going to burst! The second Fraxel destroyed the surface texture and muscle tone under my skin, and I look older than when I went in! When I brought pictures back to prove it, the Dr. questioned when the photo were taken (they were taken one week before.) The second Fraxel created a nasolabial fold I didn't have before, created new wrinkles and crepiness around my mouth (especially on my upper lip,) and drooped my cheeks creating jowls (a friend told me it looked like I had a stroke!) I think even my pores looked worse--the crepiness making them look like little "slits." I have no idea how I can repair this damage. Another dermatologist suggested another Fraxel (NO!) Has anyone else had this happen? Suggestions for repair much appreciated!

dinadd don't do fraxel please! I am 34 too and had great skin except for minor barely noticeable scaring. I am now 8 weeks post procedure and my skin has the orange peel texture and fine lines lines a lot of people are noticing. I am devastated...I only had one procedure and went to the top laser specialist in the country, nevertheless I have had bad results...not worth the risk.... if someone who has suffered similar damage could give me advice on what to do...supplements to take, products to use? I saw my Dr who told me that things will improve with time...I am doubtful...please help I am desperate and cry all the time...I keep blaming myself for my vanity and for ruining my great skin....
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I too got the orange peel holes in my face where it used to be pristine and smooth!
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Katerina, when did you have your fraxel? how is your skin now? what products are you using? I am so upset about this bad outcome :(
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