45 Years Old Co2 Laser Photo Diary - Reno, NV

First day.....very painful treatment. I did medium...

First day.....very painful treatment. I did medium treatment on my face and agressive around mouth and chin. Chin area had prior orange peel look. Also did a Madonna around my eyes,

Second day....very swollen, not much pain, but slept a lot. What I'm noticing ist hate ach time I wash my face, as the doctor told me to.....2-4 times a day ( which I'm doing 4 times) each time I wash, my face looks better.

Third day burning and impatient. Skin feels a little dry

Will continue...

Day 4 peeling done

Oh my gosh, the peeling came off at the third wash today. Skin is so red! But starting to feel super soft and tight. I've started putting organic olive oil with a couple of drops of lavender oil. My skin is just soaking this up. Feels like huge really bad sunburn

Day 5 still super red

Oh for Pete's sake. It doesn't feel like this redness is fading any and I'm not sure what to put on face at this time. I think I will have to call the doctors on mondayif tomorrow isn't any better. Lotions hurt my face and I don't think I'm suppose to put aquaphor on it any more, as the crusting is gone, so right now I have the organic coconut oil on it with a moisturizer over, but it still burns. I'm feeling a bit like a vampire with not going out during the day and my whole sleep schedule is messed up.....just being impatient. Just had so much change during the first few days and expected it to continue and not halt.....well it feels like it's halted.

Day 6 even out....more peeling?

Well, it's day 6 and it looks like the redness is evening out a bit, but I am having a second peel going on around my mouth and chin where we did agressive treatments.....not as much though, and just a thin layer. Skin feels very chapped. I am still washing gently 4 times a day, but now I'm waiting a few minutes before putting a light lotion on. I am trying to let air get to my skin. I don't know if this is right or not, but I figure it works on diaper rashes for babies ? Haha....maybe consult your doctor on that little theory

One week post

Wa-hoo my redness is going away slowly but I feel great. Moisturize moisturize

So pictures from before to now

Wanted to do a slide show of the difference already from pre procedure to day 7 post

3 weeks post co2

Some lines are coming back but not many and doctor said that would happen at first but that next 1-9 month es it will continue getting tighter as new collagen forms.

3 weeks post

Side by side before and after

Wanted to take a side by side before and after. I will continue updating so that you can see the difference as the collagen forms over the next 9 months
Dr van reken

Love my doctor and the people that work for him. They even drove me to my hotel and walked me to my room after the procedure.

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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