So far i have mixed feelings about this procedure....
So far i have mixed feelings about this procedure. i guess it is really too soon to tell what the benefits will be. i was very prepared for the healing time, post op care and downtime after reading this site and seeing people's pics. i plan to post mine when i am healed.
I chose fraxel repair because i wanted a one time procedure. i wanted lasting results and i had several issues to tackle: large pores, rosacea veins, laxity, under eye wrinkles that were pretty deep, upper lid hooding, skin texture.
it has been about five weeks...
it has been about five weeks since i had this proceedure. it's difficult to gauge the changes since they happen slowly and you become accustomed to your new face and think little has changed.
i have noticed no reduction in pore size at all. in fact, since i had to stop using glycolic acid and retin a for a few weeks, they got even bigger. i waited about two and a half weeks and started back with retin a every other night because i couldn't stand it.
on the other hand, i have notice significant changes in tightening and firming. the under eye hollows/circles are somewhat improved. my eyelids are really improved. in fact my husband was away for 6 weeks and came back about 3 1/2 weeks after i had it done and said my eyes looked amazing. he commented on it several times.
the texture on my forehead (which was the most aggressive area he worked on) is still not that good. the tiny track marks from the laser are fading, but i could see them for a long time. good thing i have bangs.
i think i will still have to try something else for the pores and texture. the texture of my skin doesn't seem improved at all.
maybe fraxel restore......combined with ipl.
the rosacea veins are gone, but i still have a lot of redness.
when can i begin using metrocreme again for rosacea? also, will i need to continue with retinol? how soon?