I had a baby in July of 2013....happiest day and...
Having had two Fraxels prior with no issues and not finding negative reviews when researching fraxel years ago, I had no idea of how bad of an idea this was. He treated the entire cheek, on both sides. My whole face pretty much.
Three weeks after my laser I noticed my skin was a grey color. It didn't flush anymore or have a healthy glow. A week after that I noticed the few scars I had getting deeper. I cancelled my next appt immediately and began making appts to try to figure out why my skin was getting worse. I was dumbfounded. How could my skin get worse?
Having prior laser tattoo and hair removal I thought lasers were gods gift and could do virtually no harm.
Then my world came crashing down. I found a support group and all of the negative reviews and how I had done irreversible damage to my skin that could possibly continue for years to come. My fat started melting away. My face and lips started to sag. My skin scarred more and more. It's wrinkled like an old woman and I am 27. Most recently (since about 4-5 months out) my skin became covered in holes. Like a million open pores but they are deep scars. They are so visible in the sun that I dread being seen in the daylight. I am heartbroken to say the least. I have no confidence left.
My son's first birthday is tomorrow and here I am writing this review. A year ago at this time I was a completely different person, on top of the world. As happy as I had ever been. I felt blessed. Now I am depressed, angry, self conscious and horribly traumatized.
Please do not take the risk. It is not worth it and the doctors that perform these procedures without informing patients of these risks should have to pay for this.
No improvements. Starting accutane soon.
I went to Dr. Pechman three weeks after my procedure and told him something was wrong. He blew me off. I found out later that if you end up having an adverse reaction to a laser procedure you can be saved if intervention is taken early enough. Within the first month at least. Why do these doctors not take this seriously and try to help when a patient comes in and says something is wrong? He could have saved my face. It's so sad.