I did my first Fraxel re store in January and after that had 2 more with 1,5 month interval. I think it was a good timing, cause we dont have much sun in these months. Now it is almost May and i did my last Fraxel 6 weeks ago. Later im planning to post pictures, but overall im very happy with it.
I had a bad acne scars and a bit of rosacea-pink areas on the skin. My texture was uneven with scars. I got my acne only at the age 24 because of messed up hormones. So scars were very fresh when i did fraxel procedure.
First before doing it, i cured my acne and was waiting 1 month to make sure that i dont have any spots. Then i was doing for 2 months peeling once a week as my doctor said it will help me to recover faster and better after fraxel as my skin will be prepared. I was using Wine Herbal peeling from Magira y(Israel) and i absolutely love it! After each procedures of Fraxel i didnt use any cream or soup or cleaning product-only pure water and Bepanthen cream-it is without any artificial products and can be used for small babies. And of course every day sun protection.
I used SPF 50 for 2 weeks after fraxel and SPF 30 after. But remember to renew it-if it is SPF 50-every 500 minutes and SPF 30 - every 300 minutes. I didnt go on open sun even with sun protection and when it was necessity to do it i used hats. I didnt developed any brown spots-my skin has even tone, no more pink areas, the surface of the skin improved a lot, my skin looks younger, tighter and brighter. And the most important-my scars are gone.
The only minus that i see is that im very scared to go to open sun and it is annoying to reapply sun protection every now and then. But i hope after a year i will be able to go without sun protection in winter time and to lie on open sun with sun protection in summer.
Though i wouldnt recommend this procedure to somebody who wants just to rejuvenate skin-it is very very painful, i hated recovering period and it is expensive.
but my advise to those who really want it-
1. only good doctor
2. no active acne
3. best time-winter months
4. skin preparation with peelings
5. no creams or soups after-only bepanthen
6. never forget your sun protection-even if it is only 5 minute walk and not sunny day, even when you are at home-cause you get sun from windows. ALWAYS IN DAY TIME. My doctor was very very strict about it and im very obliged to her for that.
good luck to everybody!