33 Year Old with Acne Scars (showing two procedures here, not sure why old posts still go with new procedure)- Miami Beach, FL

I had acne as a teenager and it left me with some...

I had acne as a teenager and it left me with some scars and discoloration. This is my second procedure with the same Dr in Miami, FL. I was pleased with the first time but wanted to wait a significant amount of time in between to proceed onto getting this second procedure due to allowing all collagen to restore itself. I go out in the sun often (hey, it's south Florida) but i always wear a hat or cover my face when tanning my body. I don't believe in using sunscreen (don't yell at me, just my personal belief and have been doing it my entire life). I was pleased after the first treatment and had a lot of swelling and redness. However, this second treatment seemed to have been less intense. The Dr said he was aggressive like i wanted him to be but the heeling that took place showed otherwise. I had less redness and less peeling. The Dr stated that the second treatment sometimes has different post treat symptoms due to the skin being thinner. Not sure. Anyone ever had minimal peeling and redness due to the skin already being treated? Hope all this helps someone. I think this procedure, if done aggressively, is fantastic. Tightens the skin, smooths the surface ridding of some soft scars, craters and some wrinkles as well as evens out skin tone from sun spots etc. Just be aware that prices vary and if you are getting a discount then you probably will be in again because the Dr will probably not be as aggressive (you want aggressive, in order to see results).

3rd treatment of Intense CO2 laser

Lots of pain last night but not much today. Just a little warm, and periodic slight pins and needles.

1 day post CO2 laser

Pain was 8/10 last night, hard to sleep with burning and pins and needles sensation (on no pain meds). Today it's 4/10 and tolerable and took ibuprofen. Washing every 4-6 hours (goo and yellow hard flakes gets stuck so it's important to wash that off) and thereafter applying aquaphor. 2 antibiotics x 7 days to prevent infection.

Intense fractional co2 laser for a me scarring.

I'll be uploading daily. And trying to upload some videos as well. Dr Shapiro and his stag have been genuinely attentive throughout post op. I felt bad waking them up all last night with my fears and concerns just because the sensation and coloration changes so quickly within hours that I needed to be sure it was all normal. They followed through with getting back to me right after calling and texting them. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Intense fractional co2 laser for acne scarring

I'll be uploading daily. And trying to upload some videos as well. Dr Shapiro and his stag have been genuinely attentive throughout post op. I felt bad waking them up all last night with my fears and concerns just because the sensation and coloration changes so quickly within hours that I needed to be sure it was all normal. They followed through with getting back to me right after calling and texting them. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Day 2

Day 2 of Third session of FX CO2 Laser

Day 3

No pain, slightly itchy in different areas. Much skin falling off. I'm excited!!! It was done so intense. I surely am healing quickly. Dr Shapiro now has me on 3 antibiotics because he says it'll help speed the healing process and boy was he right! Sill washing with cetaphil and applying aquaphor. Skin is just falling off in think chunks. Amazing.

Day 4 of this third treatment of CO2 laser

I can't believe it! Thick chunks of dead skin were just falling off all day today. Every time I looked in the morrow, more skin was falling and I mean these were think short pieces. I am very pleased. It's exactly what I had hoped for. I'm itchy now. No pain. Still taking antibiotics and washing every 4 hours now and placing aquaphor on afterwards. I haven't been outside at all. I have a lot of red tones still which is normal but just a bit of hanging skin on the side near my forehead. I feel the pigment turns out best if NO SUN AT ALL gets on the face while healing. It's day four and I am now ready for bed. Here are my update pics. Amazing how quickly I have healed.

Day 5 of third co2 treatment

Face is just red and dry. All skin is done peeling off. Still on three antibiotics and still putting aquaphor on my face. Haven't been outside. Staying away from sunlight still.

Day 6 of third co2 treatment

A little dry still. Some blotches of redness. Stopped antibiotics this morning. Going to leave aquaphor of most of my face except patchy red spots for today and see how tight or dry it feels without it.
Dr. Jason Shapiro

The staff is unbelievably brilliant with going above and beyond to help you get the best results and feel at ease. Dr Shapiro and the medical chief, Christina, were there for me throughout the night being that I was concerned and in pain. When I woke up in the morning I had messages from both of them making sure I was doing better and what my face looked and felt like. He did it just as I asked for, aggressively as possible so that this can be my last treatment and he wants me to get great results. It really eases any worries I have. Having an attentive dr as well as with superb bedside manner is so important and I can't stress this enough. Not only does he prepare the room to make you feel comfortable but he also continues to ease your fears and calm you throughout the procedure. When picking a Dr for cosmetic procedures, it's utmost important to have a highly skilled Dr such as Dr Shapiro but post op is when you realize you need a Dr that really cares about his patients and checks on them continuously. My mom is getting her eyes done there. I've been a patient of there's since 2012 and I live 90 minutes away from them and I refuse to go elsewhere. The staff really makes Tribecca Medistatics the best cosmetic surgery company by far. I've been to many and nothing beats their service, Dr Shapiro's compassion and bedside mannerisms and everyone's smiles as well as their constant encouragement and the clean and calming workplace that they all work together to maintain.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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