I have had serious ingrown eyebrow hairs for about 5 years now. I have had dermabrasion, laser hair removal, redness laser and a huge number of coritzone shots and nothing works to solve the problem or resolve the scars.
I had my first Fraxel laser treatment almost 2 weeks ago and I cannot tell if it is going to work or not. Immediately afterward, the scars looked better. However about 4 days after the area broke out immensely and the ingrowns really acted up. Additionally, the area was peeling quite a bit. I was told I couldn't wear make-up for 3-4 days so I stayed home from work the next day. That is confusing b/c after reading these posts it seems everyone put on makeup immediately after.
I thought it was very painful. They put a numbing cream on which did nothing and the cool air they blow was very painful and annoying. It felt like my face was freezing. the laser felt like someone sticking a pin in and out a bunch of times into your skin.
Almost 2 weeks later, the breakouts have not healed and I am worried about getting more scars then I had originally. I am having my second treatment in 2 weeks so we'll see what happens. I am not very hopeful given that nothing has worked, but I will see after the second treatment if I should continue. I should see some improvement by then. Hopefully the irritation that was caused after the first treatment will have subsided by then.
Cost wise, it is $350 a treatment b/c I am only getting the area around my eyebrows done. In the end it will cost me $1400 if I do all four treatments.
I will update you to let you know how it goes