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- posted 1 year ago
- updated 5 months ago
- Not Worth It
- Steven Goldman, MD (Beachwood, Ohio)
I decided to get my face treated for acne...
- 12 Sep 2011
- 2 days pre
I decided to get my face treated for acne scarring, pore size and fine lines. I am only 29 but I have always had problem oily skin. At my PS office the esthetician started me on Obagi Nuderm which has helped tremendously with the breakouts. I am looking for a improvement around my eyes and forehead as well as the pore size and acne scars on my cheeks.
The procedure wasn't so bad. It was a little bit...
- 16 Sep 2011
- 1 day post
The procedure wasn't so bad. It was a little bit more painful than I had anticipated but tolerable and well worth it. I can already see an improvement in my fine lines. I won't be able to tell for sure until all of the swelling has resolved, but I can already see a difference.
After the procedure my face was slathered with Aquaphor. The home going instructions included water and vinegar soaks followed by applications of Aquaphor a few times daily. The skin has to be kept moist until the small laser marks are gone. It's a bit of a pain to have this on my face but hopefully by Monday I should be using other products. The office includes a kit of 6 products from the Avene product line for after procedure use. I love this line of products, the moisturizer is soothing and doesn't make my skin oily or breakout. I had a follow up appointment today with the medical esthetician (she is awesome) who said it looks like it's healing well!
I will post pics of the first night, there was quite a bit of oozing and I had to do the vinegar treatment 3x within the first 6 hours of being home. The next morning my face was more red, like a sunburn and by evening the redness was not as bright.
So the results of my procedure have turned out...
- 14 Dec 2011
- 3 months post
So the results of my procedure have turned out well. I haven't posted pics since I lost my camera charger (hoping Santa brings me a new one). Anyway, I did have hyper pigmentation on the upper left area of my forehead and 3 very distinct lines on my left chin. Several people had actually asked me if I scratched myself. The discoloration on my forehead was a brown color and the three marks on my chin were red. The rest of my face was not discolored. I was very worried about the healing process at this point since it was in mid November. Approximately one and a half months since the procedure. I went back for a follow up and Dr. Goldman scheduled me for a free Hydrofacial. I would compare this to wet micro-dermabrasion where they can add glycolic acid. I believe the aesthetician used 15% glycolic on my face and she recommended 1% Retin-A from Obagi. My skin since the stronger Obagi (started in mid November) has been breaking out consistently. They say this is normal, but it's incredibly annoying. My skin is also oilier and has more dry patches with the Retin-A. I never know if I should moisturize or apply something for acne?
Overall, my skin has improved a little bit. My husband said he thought my skin looked smoother. One week a few people even commented on how young I looked :) I have pics from a recent vacation we took to give you an idea of what my skin looks like from about 4-5 feet away. When Santa brings me my camera I will put up more pictures. If anyone has any questions about the process, please feel free to email/message me!
So it has been a few months and my skin is worse...
- 8 Jan 2012
- 4 months post
Dr. Goldman is awesome, not really sure how else...
- 26 Apr 2012
- 7 months post
I forgot to mention. I went to see Natalie at Dr....
- 26 Apr 2012
- 7 months post
The size of the pores on my upper cheeks have...
- 21 May 2012
- 8 months post
My Doctor: Steven Goldman, MD