Good Results - Maryland
- updated 5 months ago
At 55 I have taken really good care of my skin and...
- 2 Mar 2012
At 55 I have taken really good care of my skin and don't look my age. But still the signs of ageing were starting to show and I could see what my skin would be like in a few years and wanted to keep that from happening. I really did my due dilligence and read up on all the proceedures and saw several doctors. (reading some peoples posts on here it is obvious they did not do this). I knew exactly what was going to happen. I chose CO-2 Fractional which is more aggressive and you only need one or 2 treatments. Co-2 Fractional is NOT 'Fraxel' which is less aggressive and requires 4 or more sessions.
I went to a few offices where the person who talked to me was a office manager. BIG RED FLAG! The doctor preforming the proceedure should be the one talking to you at a first meeting. No exceptions. Also letting anyone but a doctor do this proceedure to you is very foolish. ( would you let your hygentist do a root canal?). I opted for a Doc 45 miles away in DC when there were plenty close to me becouse he had done over 1500 proceedures and he's the only one I got a really good vibe from. Fealing great about you doctor is really important! His price was also very competitive which was quite nice but not a decision maker.
I had my face and neck done with the Mixto laser. The result are VERY good. Very noticable skin tightening, improved skin texture, dead even skin tone, diminishing of fine lines. A general younger fresh look whitout the obvious effect of a face lift. I was saving money for an s-lift that I thought I'd have in about 3 years. But thats definately on hold. I will have additional Co-2 fractional treatments and feel like I can push the s-lift off till my 61st or beyond.
I can say you need to realize that the first week all the things the doc says will happen indeed will! You will swell, peel, perhaps get a few scabs, look pretty bad for a few days to a week. Just be patient this passes fairly quickly. Personaly I took 2000mg of vitiman e daily the first week and I healed amazingly fast. I also switched to aloe vera gel ( with the docs OK) on the 4 day, and I could literally feal the healing effect happening after I applied it. I am very glad I did this proceedure. Particularly now and not 3 years from now when the signs of ageing would have been more pronounced. The consensis is I look about 8 year younger and well, just fresher. Four Stars all around! I will post pics soon.
The stars should be 4 star, I can't get the site...
- 5 Mar 2012
A month out and things are starting to really...
- 24 Mar 2012
I had some lingering redness ( that show as linear lines) on my cheeks, where the lazer tracked that I thought these were going to be a problem as they were not going away. I tried the bleaching cream perscribed by the doc but that actually seemed to make it worse. I did some reasearch and found that borage oil is really good for skin healing and inflamation. I started putting the pure oil on the problem areas and they are resolving very quickly. Its rather amazing. I'm also taking the pills twice a day becouse its so good for you. (really you should read up on it!).
I'm still very glad I did this proceedure and am going to do a follow up treatment in about 7 months for maximum collegen building. Then I will do again as needed say every year or two. I will repeat that it is smart to do this BEFORE you have major signs of ageing as your results will be better. This is a good treatment to keep you 'holding' at middle age for a longer period than normal.
- 6 Jul 2013
excellent, frendly and easy going. extremely compentent, results oriented. Asked specifically where my concerns were and addressed them with different machine settings and attachments