Fraxel Re:Pair for Acne Scarring (Forehead Only)

One month ago I had Fraxel Re:Pair on my forehead...

One month ago I had Fraxel Re:Pair on my forehead to treat acne scarring. I had terrible acne growing up and it was a really negative experience for me. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. It was traumatic. Accutane cleared up the acne but scars remained on my forehead and that is where the Re:Pair was done.

I definitely see an improvement in my scars. The Re:Pair (a C02 laser) created small holes deep into my skin which heeled, making the skin tighter and the scars less.

Protecting your skin is critical after the procedure. I ate healthy, did vinegar soaks, and a week after when my skin healed I put on TNS Recovery Cream, TNS Vit C serum, and Zinc Oxide sunblock while limiting sun exposure, doing no more than light exercise, and keeping an upbeat attitude.

I understand that some of the current improvement can go away in the next few months as the micro-swelling resides. I doubt though it would lose the whole improvement– and I would be happy with only a slight improvement if it ends up that way. I didn’t have high expectations going into this.

I have to give credit where credit is due. The doctor and his staff did a great job. Very knowledgable, very experienced, and very open. My self-confidence is so much higher and that is such a great feeling…

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Over the years the results I had continue to...

Over the years the results I had continue to decrease since my procedure but overall I am still happy with the outcome and glad I did it. Maybe 25% improvement as of today? Basically the area I had lasered resulted in tighter skin by creating very small holes in my skin. If you look really closely (2-3 inches inches from the mirror) you will see small holes in the area I had lasered. It's nothing to be concerned about as it's not noticable by others although I probably would not repeat the procedure due to the concern the small holes getting larger.

Over the years the results I had continue to...

Over the years the results I had continue to decrease since my procedure but overall I am still happy with the outcome and glad I did it. Maybe 25% improvement as of today? Basically the area I had lasered resulted in tighter skin by creating very small holes in my skin. If you look really closely (2-3 inches inches from the mirror) you will see small holes in the area I had lasered. It's nothing to be concerned about as it's not noticable by others although I probably would not repeat the procedure a second time due to the concern the small holes getting larger.
San Diego Dermatologist

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