Be Careful with Active Fx Laser Treatments - Pennsylvania
A board certified plastic surgeon scarred my face...
- 11 Jan 2011
A board certified plastic surgeon scarred my face over 10 years ago and I had it recently (Jan 2010 & July 2010) lasered in an attempt to improve the appearance. It was lasered 2x by a Dermatologist using the Active Fx laser - it is now worse than it was before.
Worse b/c it is now more noticeable and a 2nd scar was formed above the intial scar. My dermatolgist didn't put me on any meds after so not sure if this contributed towards the 2nd scar forming.
I should have left it alone and believed people when they told me they did not notice the scar on my cheek. BTW I am caucasian and the scar is white in part and redness will not go away in other parts of the scar.
It has devastated my life, I am extremely self-conscious and don't know what to do or feel like there is no hope it will ever get better. I don't want to live with this scar as it is in the center of my cheek and I am unable to hide it with my hair or with makeup.
I have other scars on my body from surgeries and they don't bother me but the scar on my face is a constant reminder of the mistake the doctor made (and I never should have asked her to laser a slight scar that was difficult even for me to see, side note: she missed the initial scar I wanted lasered completely). I thought laser surgery meant it would be like a sunburn, it never was it was a 2nd degree burn from day 1.
made my scar worse