This was my 2nd Fraxel on my neck, chest and this...
This was my 2nd Fraxel on my neck, chest and this Monday, I had the first treatment to the face. I had major pigmentation damage due to years of laying in the sun, which Ive now, sadly, had to give up. Personally, I had some minimal discomfort from the Fraxel re:store treatment. Prior to the laser, lidocaine was put on for one hr to the parts to be treated. While recovering from my first Frazel 3 months ago I had a rough time and experienced a lot of red blotches. This went away quickly and can be part of the healing process. Majorly reduced the age spots, tightened the skin and is also helping my minor lines. This time just bronzed, lizard like skin. I haven't started to peel off yet. Im thinking in a few more days. I initially looked like a had a sun burn and now just a scaly bronze to my skin. My neck experienced an amazing restoration from the first Fraxel and the lay turkey skin completely went away. It takes a while for the collagen to rebuild so the skin can retract. To really experience the amazing result you have to give the skin time to rebuild. I am convinced that this Fraxel is the miracle we have been looking for. Also this is procedure that really should be repeated to get flawless results. I will go back for the third Fraxel in a few months. I can't write about this most recent treatment because it just was done. Ill post monthly as I start to recover.
5 days post Fraxel
All is going well. I have just begun to start to shed some of the lizard like bronzed skin. I have no pain but I am not being social this weekend. Figured it'd be best to lay low until Ive shed into my new skin. As far as a 3rd face, neck and chest treatment, time will tell once the skin starts to build collagen. Also need time to evaluate the age spots after I shed.
At about 3 wks after Fraxel-
It took a solid week for my facial skin and chest to start to flake off. It happens so slowly that only by touching your skin can you feel this shedding. My face still has some spots and now it needs the months it takes to restore and rebuild the collagen. I will need more treatments on my face. I spent YEARS in the sun so Im not surprised that this is the case. My friend has had many facial fraxel treatments, she's 63. I swear it looks flawless. Smooth, spotless, tight, bright, and very minimal lines. These treatments aren't a one time deal, until you're seeing the results you want. Stay OUT of the sun. BooHoo. If you go without 50 block those spots are right there, just waiting to pop up again.