Major Sun Damage Repair - Redding, CA

I am a 54 year old that has lived in the...

I am a 54 year old that has lived in the California sun my whole life. I seen a segment on Fraxel repair for lip lines that caught my attention. I would love to soften my wrinkles that I have accumulated through out the last few years and having surgery is not for me. I have researched Fraxel repair for 5 months and have gone to a few consultations. I'm scheduled for the procedure in a few days with a Dr. that I feel very comfortable with. I am mentally preparing for some pain during the procedure and the after look of my face until it heals. I have a concern with the nerve block and numbing cream that is used. I have had 2 bad reactions( rapid heart beat, panicked feeling, difficulty breathing) during dental procedures and was told it was from the epinephrine. It is causing me some anxiety which I will talk to my doctor about during my pre op consult. I will post pics of the healing process and the final outcome.

This morning was my fraxel repair.they preformed s...

This morning was my fraxel repair.they preformed s microdermabrasion first to allow the numbing cream to penetrate better. The whole time that I was being prer was a very relaxing experience. The two techs were very knowable and personable and shared their experiences in beauty treatments that they had.The doctor came in and gave me a loratab and 2 mg of Ativan, then later a shot of toradol.The procedure was good with very little pain( maybe a 2 or3)She explained as she was going. Was extremely dizzy and nauseous from medication. unable to keep food down. Face is in no pain what so ever. Lots of oozing. Think I will sleep well tonight.

Fraxel was done on my whole face 7/25/2012. It was...

Fraxel was done on my whole face 7/25/2012. It was a very comfortable procedure. Did have minimal pain (2-3) on some areas some areas.Oozing and bloody afterward. Unable to hold food done probably because of medications ( Norco< 2 mg Ativan and a toradol shot.) Did not have a dental block, just the numbing cream.I am very happy with the outcome so far. It is going just the way it was explained to me.The doctor and her whole staff were friendly and informative.

Everything going as it should, Face and eyes are...

Everything going as it should, Face and eyes are swollen. some itching is starting. See the Doctor today for another check up. Can't wait for swelling to go down so I can see what the results will look like. So glad I did this procedure. Was expecting so much more pain from the post that I had read previously.

Still swollen, getting little white bumps around...

Still swollen, getting little white bumps around mouth area,skin is sloughing off. Cleansing with mild cleanser and using hydrating moisturizer . No more vaseline.

4 days after fraxel..skin peeling and itchy. some...

4 days after fraxel..skin peeling and itchy. some swelling still. white bumps are gone. beet red color has faded to bright red. seeing new skin.I can't believe how fast this is healing.

Day 6..swelling almost all gone..still quite red...

Day 6..swelling almost all gone..still quite red and lots of dry patches...face is breaking out...starting to see positive results

One week after.......loving the results so far......

One week after.......loving the results so far....very itchy though, and a little red but make up covers it.

I am so pleased with the results so far. It is...

I am so pleased with the results so far. It is getting better and better every day. I have been comparing my face to a pic of me 15 years ago, very impressed and happy. Posted new pic 9 days after!

1 year 8 months after fraxel repair

I have had no further procedures, I use sun screen religiously now. When I look at my before picture the results still amaze me.

2 years after fraxel repair

Redding Dermatologist

Referred by 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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