Had DeepFX and Active FX on Tuesday February 15 - Long Island, NY

I am into m fourth day of recovery. My face is...

I am into m fourth day of recovery. My face is still swollen, brown and red. I just started skin shedding yesterday. I had both my entire Face and neck treated.

I was given general anesthesia for the procedure which lasted well over an hour. Most of my pain occurred on the first day. My skin felt very hot and sensitive to touch for at least three days. Swelling was very apparent on the second day. I kept cold compresses on and stayed away from caffeine to keep the swelling at a minimum.
I cant shave for at least six days. This makes it difficult to wash properly as the Aquaphor petroleum product just sits on the beard.

I have been taking lots of vitamin C, Collagen Tablets and whey Protein drinks.
I feel a lot better today and hopefully I will see improvement soon. I expect to go to work next Thursday. I still have the brown grid marks on most of my face and neck however I noticed that I am slowly loosing old skin each time I wash. I will update this everyday and will provide pictures.


HI Carlo_,

Welcome to the FX community. According to other community members peeling is good and means you are healing. I imagine the protein drinks and vitamin C are helping. Yes it would be great to keep us updated as you go. Why did you decide to have FX? We will look forward to pictures!

Thanks so much for the review,


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Day 5- I started to itch last night from the skin...

Day 5- I started to itch last night from the skin shedding. I woke up this morning and a lot of the old skin had fallen off. I am still very red and swollen. There is no pain whatsoever. I washed and showered this morning and applied the Aquaphor. Not being able to shave until next Tuesday is problematic. The gel get caught up in the hair growth and gets kind of messy. My neck is still red and has not started to peel. My doctor used a lighter setting on the neck because the skin is rather thin. I must say that there are dramatic changes from day to day. Hopefully I will post some photos today.

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Day 6- just about all scaling is gone. I finally...

Day 6- just about all scaling is gone. I finally shaved with an electric razor. My face is still red and the swelling is subsiding. I still need to keep Aquaphor on my face until next Tuesday 2/22.
I haven't been outside of the house in six days. It's amazing how quickly all of this heals. My wife had a full face CO 2 treatment about six years ago. Her face and skin is still beautiful and I remember that her recovery was a lot more difficult and longer.

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After Six weeks I am still rather red. I find that...

After Six weeks I am still rather red. I find that using moisterzers etc on face only makes the matter worse so I just out a little around my eyes twice a day. I found that Mario Badescu products are the only ones that help with the redness. http://www.mariobadescu.com/Rosacea-Treatment
The worse thing you could do is start using Retin A based products early on. Be Back Soon.....


Hi litschi25,

While the community appreciates your involvement judgment especially of those who feel comfortable enough to post pictures is not what RealSelf is about. RealSelf is a place for community members to come and share their experiences, to help others, find support and information. So please do not judge other community members.



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Sorry i do not believe the pic is a after pic, it is fake, that is you 10 years ago...look at the neck detail..texture, color and sagging...why your neck look younger as well while during healing it looked kind of old.....please do not mislead people and try to sell products!!!
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Both face and neck were completed and I don't give a rats behind about those products and could care less if anyone buys them. You on the other hand can't even post a photograph of yourself.

I have Posted a new photos taken yesterday 4.23.11...

I have Posted a new photos taken yesterday 4.23.11 a little over two months after. Face is still really red but healing well. One Photo shows the date (in my hands) so there is further issue with photo and a crop of the same photo. The healing is real slow but the progress is amazing.


I will submit a new photo in a few weeks. It seems to be improving for the better with time. Good luck.
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I thought so! Great results... Thank you for your response.
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Hi Carlo, the results look amazing. Was it rhe Co2 Fraxel you had or the Restore?

Thank you

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