Fraxel for Pitted Acne Scars - Columbus, OH
I paid to have 4 Fraxel treatments done on my face...
- 9 May 2008
I paid to have 4 Fraxel treatments done on my face to lessen my pitted acne scars that I've had for about 10 years now because that's what the doctor recommended. She said the 4 treatments would diminish my scarring about 25-30%. You have no idea how excited I was about this procedure because the scars have severely lowered my self esteem.
After the first treatment I noticed that my face was swollen and red (like a sunburn) for approximately 5 days. On the 6th day I noticed that the texture of my skin was quite a bit better. My pores looked smaller and some discoloration from acne and sun damage had diminished. However, the scars still looked the same.
After my 2nd and 3rd treatment I honestly didn't notice much of a change at all. The swelling and redness still lasted about 5 days, but other than that I still noticed no change in my scars. To be honest, it's almost as if my pore size and clarity of my skin went back to the way it was before my first treatment.
I recently had my 4th and final treatment, and I still can't tell a difference in the appearance of my scars. Even my friends have told me they had no idea I had anything done. The final treatment was extremely painful due to the fact that they turned the laser up to the highest setting, which I believe was "70". The previous times I believe they used settings "63" and "67". All I know is that it hurt, and after the 4th treatment was done my face was throbbing.
From my experience I can't suggest getting this procedure done if you have pitted acne scars. To me, it was a huge waste of money. However, I would probably recommend 1 or 2 treatments if you have small discoloration spots.