This was something I had wanted for quite awhile....
10 days post CO2 and Artefil
I included a pictured from March 25th. 6 days before the procedure. Additionally, I uploaded a pic from right after. I was swollen and red. I looked like I was straight off the set of the Walking Dead! Lol
One Month Post
Sorry about the pic change, but its for my Tummy Tuck
I was not nervous when I went into the facility. I took one of my best friends with me for support. The receptionist greeted us and made us feel very welcome. We were taken into a treatment room where we met Travis. I am not sure exactly what his title is, but he is just AMAZING. I had several questions and he patiently answered each one. Travis applied some numbing ointment to my face to make the procedure more comfortable. Dr. Hamel decided it would be best to do the laser treatment before the Artefil. During the 30 minutes or so we waited for the medication to work, I asked Travis tons of questions about my upcoming Tummy Tuck procedure which is scheduled for April 30th. Again, he was AMAZING. I am not going to sugar coat how painful the CO2 Laser Treatment felt on my skin! The numbing agent didn't work on me for some reason. It felt like cigarettes were being stuck to my face! I did have a hose in my had that had cold air pumping out and that helped some. Poor Travis! I said things to him that I wouldn't say to Satan himself. He patiently (AGAIN!!) answered my questions and reassured me through the entire process. Finally, it was over. Dr. Hamel came in and immediately began the Artefil injections. At that point, the needle didn't even hurt. I was still burning from the laser. Travis assisted and they talked to me during the entire procedure. It didn't take very long for this part. After Dr. Hamel finished, Travis applied ointment to my face and neck to soothe and moisturize the treatment area. I was glad that it was over so I could get home and relax. While the laser treatment was painful for me, I understand that it isn't for others. I am pleased with my results. I had a HUGE sun spot on my right cheek, that fell off a few days after. I was amazed! I wish I had more of a lift to minimize my laugh lines and will ask Dr. Hamel on the 30th when I go in for my tummy tuck what he can do. I really had hoped they would be less evident. Overall, I am thrilled.