Fraxel AGED and DAMAGED my Skin Too!!!! - Newport Beach, CA

I looked young for a 30 y/o. Most people thought I...

I looked young for a 30 y/o. Most people thought I was 25.
After only one fraxel treatment my skin and face look 15-20 years older.
Motivation for this was minor acne scarring.
I had beautiful SMOOTH and TIGHT skin but just wanted to even out the shallow mild acne scars.
Instead I have SUFFERED greatly (with only 1 treatment):
BURNED SEVERELY
Fat loss/volume loss!!!
Orange peel texture!!!
Micro bumps all over skin that won't go away, similar to a rash
Depressions where beam hit one spot more than once
No oil production
No sweat production
Nerve damage
Blood vessel damage
Puffy eyes (never had puffy eyes!)
Oil glands in eyes dried up! (Laser didn't even get the eyelids)
Lips dried up (Laser didn't even get the lips)
Wrinkling / sagging of skin everywhere
Smokers lip (never smoked! And I don't perse my lips!) (skin above the lip)
Bags under eyes
Face will not regulate heat instead it gets red (never used to) and hot and eyes get puffy because of this.
Face shape change (due to loose skin and fat/volume loss)
Muscular weakness
Face has odd moments of extreme heat circulation with no increase in activity
Pigment changes!
Grid lines
Pores HUGE (I had small lovely pores prior).
It's been over 10 months. I'm still suffering both physically and emotionally.
NO DOCTORS I have seen will throw any other doctor or procedure under the bus. They all have given pat answers like you're just aging.
I know my face before and after and NO ONE GOES from 25 y/o looking to 45/50 y/o looking in 10 months!

Do yourself a favor STAY AWAY FROM ALL LASERS!

This procedure is NOT WORTH a second glance!
Im so sorry this also happened to you, there are so many of us suffering from permanent laser damage. My damage is laser holes or ice pick scarring all over my face.
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I am terribly sorry to hear that you had such a horrible experience with the treatment :(  I appreciate you sharing your story, this must be such a hard thing to deal with for you. I understand how it feels to want to get rid of acne scars ( I have some from cystic acne on my checks) only to end up with an end result such as this. You went into this with good intentions and I wish it had worked out for you..... I often wonder why some people have extremely good results and other the complete opposite. 


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