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3 Days Post ProFractional Mixed Feelings - Niceville, FL

I am 3 days post ProFractional performed at a...

I am 3 days post ProFractional performed at a Dermatology Clinic in Niceville Florida by a Dermatologist. After having a face-lift 5 years ago and being extremely pleased with it I felt I needed a little help as I am going on a cruise in January. I have just turned 60. I have some liver spots and crusty areas. I want quick results. I also have some deep frown lines between the brow. I had a free consultation and decided to go for it. I had Restylane filler for the deep frown lines 1cc $500. Numbing cream was applied to my face and the procedure began after about 30 minutes. As soon as the procedure began I thought what have I done. It was quite torturous around the forehead but easier on the rest of my face...I should say bearable. After the procedure I was shocked by the redness which is more than a sunburn if I were describing it. My instructions were to do water and vinegar soaks then apply vaseline every 4 hours, more if necessary. The following day I continued to ooze and 24 hours post I began to itch so took Benedryl and pain killers. The following day my eyes were quite swollen and bruised from the Restylane so I applied cold cucumber slices which helped a lot. The itching continued and I realized that my vaseline was scented. I immediately obtained plain vaseline and am keeping it in the fridge along with my soak solution. I am 60 hours post and the itching has subsided. I am extremely red but feel more comfortable. I have to wait and see what the outcome will be but at this stage I don't feel like going for 2 more treatments as recommended. I don't know what the actual depth of my treatment was other than a light treatment on the forehead and medium on the cheeks. Naturally if my skin shows an improvement I shall say it has been worth it but I shall have to wait and see.

Almost 4 days post procedure. Still very red but...

Almost 4 days post procedure. Still very red but the skin is beginning to flake. I am continuing with the water vinegar soaks and vaseline. I had to go out yesterday to sign some important papers. I had on a cap, surgical mask and sunglasses. The attorney had to take my word that I was who I said I was. I am hoping that the redness will be gone by Monday as my instructions are not to wear make-up for 7 days.

Almost 5 days post procedure. Yesterday afternoon...

Almost 5 days post procedure. Yesterday afternoon I began to itch really bad and had to apply soaks for about an hour to calm things down and took Benedryl. Started to get concerned as little blisters not going away. When I got up this morning the redness seemed to be subsiding but as my skin was very dry I applied a thin layer of vaseline. This made my skin worse so I contacted my doctor. he has prescribed Valtrex and said I should be able to use my own moisturiser. However I felt nervous about doing this so I tried aloevera. My skin looks better but is itching, It is bearable at the moment. I am concerned that I have a nickel sized thread vein patch that was not there before. Hopefully this will subside or else it will need some treatment, electolysis perhaps or something that will work immediately as it is worse than any other blemish on had before the procedure. At this stage I am regretting having had this done. I know it is early days but being down for this long awful with Christmas in 3 days. Thankfully my husband is able to go and fetch what I need.

I am now 7 weeks post procedure. I followed up...

I am now 7 weeks post procedure. I followed up with my doctor and was prescribed an antibiotic and ant-viral for the persistent pustules I was experiencing. That has all cleared up now and I am very pleased to say that I can definately see the improvement in my skin. It looks younger and the wrinkles are less obvious. I have discussed having another procedure in the future, probably the fall as I cannot risk a long down-time. IF I have it again I shall have an anti-viral as a precaution and my doctor will target specific areas around my chin. I hope that my review will help those out there who are considering this treatment. Remember we are all different and will react accordingly. Allow down-time and be patient for results.
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I found this provider on the internet and wanted a qualified dermatologist.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Comments (2)

Wow you were awake for your procedure! Mine sounds like it was a lot less deep than yours (because I didn't pus or bleed) but I had it done under IV sedation+local. Felt no pain whatsoever. Aloe vera gel was a God sent especially for the area around my eyes during the first 2-3 weeks. Thanks for the review!
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Thank you for your review:)   Not sure I could handle the pain myself...UGH

Please let us know the final outcome and your thoughts.   It sounds like you are doing everything possible and required.  Hang in there!

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