Pixel Laser: StoriesWrite a Review
So Far I'm Extremely Happy with the Results
- posted 5 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,749
- Charles Crutchfield, MD (Saint Paul, MN)
I had my first Pixel procedure done on my full...
- 1 May 2008
I had my first Pixel procedure done on my full face and 1/2 neck 6 days ago. I've noticed immediate results in skin blotchiness, as well as some improvement on acne scars. It's still pretty early to comment on myself but I'm very happy so far with what I see. It was pretty uncomfortable to have done, it feels like being snapped with a rubber band except with a burning sensation as well. But the procedure only took about 10-15 minutes so I was able to handle it.
Afterwards its as though I had a bad sunburn but that began to fade about an hour later and was totally gone within 3 days. Minor flaking then occured and now on day 6 my skin is smoother and I just can't wait for my 2nd treatment in about 4 weeks.
Would love to hear from more people that have had the procedure and I will update my progress after my upcoming treatment.
I had my 2nd treatment and the pain wasnt nearly...
- 28 Jun 2008
I had my 2nd treatment and the pain wasnt nearly as bad, maybe because I had it done before and knew what to expect. Either way it was easy. They set the setting done at 50% higher than the first time. Same results with the 3 days of spotty redness followed by peeling and flaking. Its been 3 weeks since my 2nd treatment and again I see improvements. Scars are filling in and skin blotchiness has lessened. Cant wait for my 3rd treatment. I did not have 1/2 my neck done this time so it cost me $995. for my entire face. They did one pass over my entire face and then the Dr. did "stacking" which means they allow the laser to hit three times in the same spot before moving along to another spot. After each treatment I used a antioxidant refoliator lotion for 5 days, it replenishes nutrients to help the skin protect itself after laser, microdermabrasion or peels. It really helps the healing.
I just had my 4th treatment with the Pixel laser...
- 28 Aug 2008
I just had my 4th treatment with the Pixel laser done. It was set at 1800 which is pretty high and more painful than before, nothing i couldnt handle tho. I was much redder after this treatment but I like that cause it means something intense was done. Time will tell my improvements, I dont go back to my Dr for 4 months so that the new collagen can come in. Ill continue to update....
Had my 5th and i believe final treatment and OMG...
- 30 Nov 2008
Had my 5th and i believe final treatment and OMG it hurt like h*ll this time, i had to have them stop at least 5 times while doing my face from eyebrows to neck. They did 5x1900 this time, very high setting and it burned for hours after, not like before where within about an hour the burning stopped. I was as red as a tomato, swollen and in pain. Once the burning stopped after approx 3 hours its hard to even remember the pain. I was pink up to about 4 days after the treatment. This time i used aquaphor starting on the 3rd day and it helped a ton with the peeling. Its now day 6 post treatment and my skin looks great, like brand new, im very happy and i go back in 4 months to possibly have a filler used on two deep scars i have. But my shallow scars are SO much better im very pleased with my results so far, and it only gets better with time.
Im only adding this because i have to in order to...
- 4 Dec 2008
Im only adding this because i have to in order to change my overall rating and pain experience. ok anyways the Pixel rocks check it out people you wont be sorry. An added benefit of having it done for scarring is it also greatly lessens wrinkles so now i have like no wrinkles around my eyes, i am 41yrs old and having a minor little wrinkle at the corner of my eye is all i have now :-)
My Doctor: Charles Crutchfield, MD