Get Rid of Sun Damage/Mouth Wrinkles with Fraxel repair - Redding, CA

I am 54 years old and have always work outdoors...

I am 54 years old and have always work outdoors and never thought much about sun protection until recently( as you can tell by the pic). I have researched fraxel repair for 5 months and have gone to 3 consultations with 3 different doctors and have decided to go forward and have a full face and neck done. I am very comfortable with the doctor that will perform my treatment and can not wait for the results. My doctor will be doing an aggressive treatment so I know my recovery will be longer than the average that has been posted. I am posting a pic as i look today and i will post pics and update the healing process as it happens.

This morning was the day of the Fraxel repair. Had...

This morning was the day of the Fraxel repair. Had a microdermabrasion on my face to help the numing cream to absorb better. after 20 minutes my doctor came in very reassuring and gave me a Norco and 2 mg of Ativan, and later a shot of toradol.More numbing cream was applied and I was ready for the treatment ,Everything went great. I was calm and the pain went up tp a 2/3 at times out of 10. Only bad result is the medication, feeling nausea and vomitted. Face is in no pain, just scary looking. The whole time waiting for the numbing cream and pills to take effect I was with one of the techs who carried on a great conversation. going back to sleep. will update later

Today went very well. Pain during procedure 2-3....

Today went very well. Pain during procedure 2-3. had loratab, Ativan 2 mg, toradol injection and numbing cream. no pain now, unable to keep food down because of medicine. Face is oozing. follow up tomorrow. So far everything is going as planned.

24 hours after Fraxel repair and I feel great....

24 hours after Fraxel repair and I feel great. Went to post op appt. this a.m.. Everything looks good. Very pleased with how this has gone so far. Procedure was with minimal pain. Most of the time it was a 1 or 2 on a scale of 1-10. Once it felt like a 3 around my mouth but that is where I have deep wrinkling. I was given 1 Norco and 2 mg of Ativan with a shot of Toradol. And of course the numbing cream. No Dental blocks at all. Will post again tomorrow.

So far so good. Face and eyes are swollen, some...

So far so good. Face and eyes are swollen, some itching is starting to happen. Can't wait for redness to go away. I am excited to see the final results.

Still swollen , getting little white bumps around...

Still swollen , getting little white bumps around mouth area. Was cultured as a precautionary. Skin is sloughing off. No longer doing vinegar cleanses. Using a very mild skin cleanser. and moisturizing with a hydrating lotion.

Day 4....skin is peeling and itchy...some swelling...

day 4....skin is peeling and itchy...some swelling still. beet red color is fading to a bright red. can see new skin . white bumps are gone. I can't believe how fast it heals.

Day 6.. getting better every day, still red and...

Day 6.. getting better every day, still red and have dry patchy spots, My lip lines are back but looks like I have a 50 percent improvement there, the rest of my face looks smooth. I'm breaking out, hope it doesn't last long.

As of today it was well worth it. Love the way my...

As of today it was well worth it. Love the way my face is looking!!!!

still loving the results..over a year and a half after

with make up 1 year 8 months after

update 02/15/2014

have not had any more procedures done.....I use sunscreen religiously ( applying a few times a day, everyday) . When I look at my before picture the results still amaze me!

2 years after fraxel repair

Redding Dermatologist

Going to consultation, researching and talking to past patients. Was referred to doctor by the Fraxel website.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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