I just had my first of four Fraxel treatments last week and so far my results have been very good. I had swelling for about 4 days and my face looked like it was sunburned.
I have some minor acne scarring and also scars from chicken pox that I have always wanted to get rid of. I really like the texture of my face and the scars already seems better. I have realistic goals and I think that for me Fraxel will give me the results I want.
I will say that I have a high threshold for pain and the Fraxel was quite uncomfortable. I had the numbing cream along with a Lortab and Xanax. It was like sticking a curling iron to my face. It wasn't unbearable, but I was shaking by the time it was over with. The pain won't keep me from finishing though because "no pain no gain!"