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April 16 - Grand Rapids, MN

Today I underwent Deep fx I am 54 years old and...

Today I underwent Deep fx I am 54 years old and wanted to get rid of sun damaged skin, age spots and fine line wrinkles. It is part of the final mommy makeover. I had a tt in Oct and a breast lift in december of 2013. I am very happy with those procedures and decided to have the Deep fx for my final procedure . I went in today at 2 and was put under, general anesthesia. Deep fx is a deeper treatment than active fx. Before the procedure I did have 3 facials in the month prior to get my face ready for the laser treatment. I am going to document in pictures the days to show the progress. I must say i was pretty nervous to undergo the treatment. The treatment took about 2 hours . I am on pain meds but actually not feeling to bad. I am icing my face every 1/2 hour. Not direct ice but just a cold pack. My face is covered in a protective lotion. It is now 10 o'clock at night and here is a picture of my face

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day 2, 3

warning. These pictures get pretty graphic. The pain on day 2 after the surgery was almost not bearable. I have been icing my face and just biding my time. I feel I have a very dramatic reaction. Day three is a little better but still in lots of pain.


Please come back and share your journey. I am also considering this in the fall and am looking for real life experiences/advice/thoughts. Thank you!!#!
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Welcome, thank you for taking the time to share with us, sorry that you are in such pain, how many passes did you have and do you know what setting the laser was at?
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update June 3

I am very happy with my results. I look 10 years younger, way less wrinkles and my age spots are gone. I stayed pink for a long time and am a little pink now. I will post a picture. The first five days were very rough but in the end very worth it


Do you have any updated photos? I would love to see how you look now.
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So glad you are happy with your results, look forward to your photo update!
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4 months

Thought I should show an after picture of the deep fx treatment. I am very happy with the results. The pain of it was pretty intense. The redness stayed for 3 months


You look great!!! Congrats :)
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Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

I have used Dr Rechner for my other procedures and highly recommend him. He is a perfectionist in nature and it show in his surgery. His first degree was in engineering . He treats each patient with the utmost care and works to do his best job. It shows in his work . He is never in a hurry, answers all questions and is always available to answer and concerns. I would trust my own daughter under his care. His bedside manner is wonderful. The staff at the office is also top notch

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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