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CO2 Laser (At the Power of 8) for Forehead - Jakarta, Indonesia

Before I did the CO2 laser, I had done about 7...

Before I did the CO2 laser, I had done about 7 Erbium laser for my face, and while I had seen positive improvements on my cheeks, jaws, chin and nose, I was not happy with the result shown on my forehead because the doctors who did the Erbium laser intentionally did only one quick pass on my forehead because they feared that I would feel extra discomfort because the forehead skin is thinner.

So, I went to another doctor to get CO2 for my forehead only. Yes, the some skin clinics in Jakarta provide service for forehead only or one-cheek only. I like the idea of doing only forehead because I actually was scared of CO2 ablative laser.
Two weeks before the treatment, I had to apply some morning and night creams religiously (but I didn't).
After disapearing for two weeks, I went back to the clinic and they performed the standard procedure: They cleaned my face and applied the numbing cream before the treatment.

My doctor told me that she used only 'power of 8' instead of the usual 10 because I repeatedly told her that I was scared of CO2 laser.

During the procedure, I didn't feel anything. One hour afterward, my forehead felt really hot and really red and my forehead skin felt very dry, almost papery. I didn't wash my forehead for two days. On the 4th day, the old skin started to peel-off and in the 6th day, I had a new, fresh, tight, young, glowing skin. Gone were the loose skin and the lines on my forehead.
I was so happy with the result that I immediately had the same treatment for my left cheek, and had the same positive result. I will do the same on my right cheek after I do 5-sessions of dermaroller (another review on this).

Note: Don't be surprised on the price. Skin clinic is a new 'trend' in Jakarta in the past 10 years and many come in form of chain clinics employing young skin doctors (aged about 30 - 40), mostly female. The huge volume (there are about 500,000 women in the greater Jakarta area who can afford going to skin clinic regularly) that provides the economies of scale (hence drives the cost down), and there are more than 50 reputable clinics in the city that compete attract the women (hence drives the price down).

Photos

This is the picture of my left cheek before CO2.

Left cheek - about one week after CO2

Notice that while the scars are still there, they are less deep and the skin is smoother.
I have to compare it to today's condition (about 2 weeks after the procedure). Will take the picture tomorrow morning under natural light.
Natasha Skin Center

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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