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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I am pleased with 30% or so improvement in the scars. I am sure you will look better in a few days. I know it is misery at first but hang in there!
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Hi there, I just had a fraxel repair done on my forehead only, today is day 2, I'm very swollen, looks like I've been in a boxing ring, fighting. I'm doing the vinegar soaks along w/aquaphor use. I've had 3 restores in the past but wasn't pleased w/results. I'm hoping my forehead will look as smooth as yours and may decide to go ahead and do the repair for the remainder of my face. Keep us updated!
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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.

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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 a second time due to the concern the small holes getting larger.

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Hi Office Lase, your improvement seems much better then 25% in the photos or is these results boosted by micro swelling? If so could you consider posting a new photo of the 25% please?
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Your forehead doesn't even look like it is on the same person. Absolutely amazing. I am so glad you did this for yourself. Amazing
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