Can't Believe I Did It! - Houston, TX
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Awesome! I can't believe I am on this side of...
- 9 Apr 2011
Awesome! I can't believe I am on this side of this message board. I have been reading experiences here for some time, and now I am in the process!
Had mine done yesterday at around 3:00 p.m. for severe acne scars. The doctor put it only 5% down from the highest level. Honestly, hurt more after it was over for about 2 hours (hurt like hell actually) because my face was ablaze, but the procedure itself was tolerable.
After that I had no pain and still don't. I will try to upload pictures for you all and continue to do so throughout this process.
Doctor says it will take 5 rounds for me, one month apart so we will see. My acne scarring is the one thing about myself I would change and I am hoping for good results. I really hate these scars on my face.
Woke up this morning and felt like something was stuck under my eye. It was swelling around my eye socket. Doesn't hurt but looks like it does.
I am very excited and can't believe I am able to post here now! Stay tuned....
BTW: Trying to upload these pics but can't right now. I will get some off my daughter's camera later this morning and post them. I know you all must be curious...I know I was when I used to read this board. :)
I am now at the 8 day mark post fraxel treatment...
- 19 Apr 2011
The treatment itself didn't hurt that much it was just the next two or three hours your face feels ablaze. After that, no pain at all just have to follow doctors post care instructions.
My doctor prescibed me PruTect which is used on second and third degree burn victims, and skin grafts, other infections etc. I believe this is why I healed so quickly...no doubt about it.
Had the laser on close to the highest level and the next day I was really swollen and very red. Had it done on Friday afternoon and went back to work on Monday.
I will post some pics here now and be sure to follow up with new ones throughout the process. I hate it when people post one or two and then disappear so I won't do that to anyone who is curious.
I do not have an opinion on Fraxel results so this experience is unbiased!
I am LOVING the results. I swear now, every day my...
- 5 May 2011
The entire texture of my skin is different. Not looking rough and bumpy but smoothing out and looking fresh. I bought Neutrogena Face SPF 110, non-greasy. I love it! Before I was using one that was a lotion and I stayed greasy looking all day. Ug!
So far so wonderful!
This is the morning after my second fraxel...
- 21 May 2011
One thing that really helped immediately afterwards is the Biafin was applied right after the procedure, and I used it several times yesterday afternoon. It reduces the burning tremendously.
Even though the laser was higher this time, it was easier than the last time because I knew what to expect and the fear of the unknown was gone.
The texture of my skin is entirely different after the first treatment so I will upload pics this afternoon on this treatment so you all can see how it is working.
So far so good! I do not regret this one bit. I am very excited!
20 days after the 2nd fraxel treatment and I am...
- 9 Jun 2011
Okay, I had my third fraxel treatment yesterday....
- 18 Jun 2011
I am tolerating the procedure much better because I know what to expect. I count the passes and know how many I have left in each area. This seems to keep my distracted! Like counting sheep or something..
I will upload more pics later in the week. I am thinking this treatment should yield some real results since it has been two and one half months of start, and three treatments later. We shall see!
Second day after third fraxel treatment. No news,...
- 19 Jun 2011
Well, I know I seem like I am sad or something in...
- 17 Jul 2011
I can see overall good results. I will post side by side pics in a week or so. I can see marked improvements in the scarring and my overall texture of skin is completely different.
Stay tuned for more photos. I hope this blogging has helped others who may be considering this treatment for whatever reason they are choosing. :)
Okay folks....4th and last fraxel treatment day 5....
- 20 Jul 2011
It is 8 months post fraxel and I am loving the...
- 20 Apr 2012
She is awesome! So articulate and really caring. Loved her!