Worth It ????? $4400 AUS - Melbourne, Australia
I had portrait done 18 months ago. at the time,...
- 11 Dec 2011
I had portrait done 18 months ago. at the time, face was slathered with numbing cream, followed by pethadine inject. then further local injections into face....had full face done. face very swollen and very knocked out and certainly unable to drive following procedure. 3-4 days after swelling subsided, very red then brown with skin peeling, managed vaseline ok and washes but the itching was difficult. Day 5-6, 7 skin was lightly pink and very delicate, was advised to purchase a particular off the shelf moisturiser which was protective but also gave rise to some small pimples. My skin looked smooth & creamy 4 weeks later...and 'great' according to sister. The 'firming' of my jowls has taken to 12 months to be obvious to my touch.....
Now at 18 months, all fine lines (lips particularly) have re-appeared, plus more lines in general, plus all areas of enlarged pores re-appeared. The Dr. wanted to give botox at the time of procedure which I declined, but also I did not get the opportunity to speak to the Dr. till I was on the table....he was telling me, in my doped state, what laser would achieve to which I responded with my expectations, he hesitated & mentioned another procedure (fractal laser ?) perhaps should be what I was to have but his talk drifted off ....the issue I have here is that at initial consultation, Dr. was to be introduced & apart of the explanation....this did not happen. Was it worth the cost ..... NO.....!
I could have had botox, collagen, micro dermabrasion for this cost with longer lasting results
Dr was efficient & skilled; information of procedures available not conveyed; did not provide enough moisturiser or wash for follow-up home care; nursing staff were professional, thoughtful, efficient; payment process VERY EFFICIENT of course.