Fantastic Results On Face & Decollage, But After 10 Months Neck Is Crepe'y -NYC
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MD recommended Fraxel laser (2 sessions at high level) and after 4-6 months to follow up with clean and clear (TM) treatments.
My recovery from each of the 2 treatments went exactly as the fraxel patient booklet (like a mini magazine with photos) described. My MD had determined 2 would be sufficient followed by the clean and clear. My face is fantastic (the sun spots are mostly gone and those that remain are much lighter, and the texture is much smoother). The decollage is improved; I went in with like little, tiny white cysts - almost like chicken skin - again, from sun damage, and now those are gone but the skin pigment is uneven, i.e., that's the reason I think I will need a third fraxel treatment in the decollage area/that area had much more sun damage to start with.
My neck however that had no sun spots and was smooth to start, that neck skin that also got fraxeled is now at the 10month mark, really, really dry and looking crepe'y.
I'm returning to MD in a few weeks to get yearly exam and to decide if I should get another fraxel or do clean and clear, and, what to do to fix the crepe'y skin.
Until I read another's entry on this site which found that the crepe'y skin was fungal infection I thought that this might be best treated with vitamins/nutritionist.
Also, as recommended by the MD, I use EltaMD extreme moisturizer and sunscreen (apply every 2 hours when outdoors), as well as the EltaMD skinwash; I definitely recommend for right after the treatments (& I continue to use even these 10 months). It's after. Very moisturizing and less expensive than those that I was buying at Sephora (Boscia, Algenist).