Prolonged Healing from Active Fx - Los Angeles, CA
- updated 2 years ago
Overall, at this point (almost 5 weeks post active...
- 13 Nov 2010
Overall, at this point (almost 5 weeks post active fx on face, neck, chest), my face looks horrible. It looked better two weeks after, but progressively got redder and darker red areas around eyes. Also have a small rash under each eye, not sure from what? Have been diligent about sunblock, staying out of sun, using moisturizer, hypoallergenic, etc. Makeup does not stay on my face. I went to see a dermatologist who gave me a steroid shot, prednisone by mouth for 5 days, and a cortisone cream. I have grid marks on my face that won't go away, and blotchiness. If I had any idea I'd look like this I would never have done it. I can only hope that in a couple of months or so, that at least this redness and blotchiness will go away! the dermatologist said it would all go away in time and that the doctors just don't always know how your skin will react. I thought this laser would be an improvement over the old C02 laser, but, I would say, unless you are a full-on mess, don't risk your face to this. I'll try and keep posting as time goes on, but right now, almost 5 weeks after, I am depressed about this.
Redness is slowly subsiding, but I do have a small...
- 19 Nov 2010
I would say, now 3 months past, it was not worth...
- 29 Jan 2011
I don't believe the adverse effects are due to the practitioner, rather the 'unknown' factors due to skin types, etc. The doctor is very conscientious and skilled. Great doctor, but based on my bad experience, can't recommend the procedure to even my worst enemy. Well, maybe my worst enemy!