Fraxel - Hyperpigmentation Came Back

I almost cancelled my appt. due to all of the...

I almost cancelled my appt. due to all of the horror stories and pictures on the internet. And I am so glad I did not cancel! They put a numbing cream on my face and it had to sit for an hour. They also gave me 1/2 of a pain pill. The pain is not so bad, if you are good and numb.

Towards the end I was like ok ok I can kinda feel that now. They had a chilling type instrument that I could hold and blow the cool air anywhere on my face whenever I wanted.

I did this on a Friday. Saturday I was swollen and red. By Sunday my skin was really dry and peeling, and still swollen. I found that Cetaphil moisturizing cream works better than what they may give you at your Dr. office. It's Monday and I'm still swollen and red and I can already tell that my rosacea, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, is no longer there.

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Update...and it ALL came back.  And then...

Update...and it ALL came back.  And then some.  I have hyperpigmentation that was never there before.  I also ended up having to go to a dermatologist because of the endless acne that followed.  I tried Fraxel thinking that it would end my worries and I would not have to continue to get IPL treatments.  I have gone back to getting regular IPL treatments.  IPL worked best for broken capillaries and hyperpigmentation. I really feel the fraxel was a waste of money.

Of course, everyone responds to procedures differently.

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The Wall Center (Twyla)

They put you at complete ease. They explained every step of the procedure and anything and everything that I may experience. This was a holiday weekend and I was urged to call (they wrote down all of their cell phone #'s) if I had ANY questions or problems.

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