Fraxel Lazer Experience - Sacramento, CA
I experienced Fraxel Laser Feb. 2012 to my face...
- 7 May 2012
I experienced Fraxel Laser Feb. 2012 to my face & neck. I am a 50 year old; fair skinned female. My doctor is in Folsom CA. I actually had "Thermage" (1 week) then the Fraxel Laser experience. My doctor had me take steriods; cold sore preventive along with an antibiotics 1 day prior to treatment. The day of treatment I pre-treated with anti-anxiety (Lorizpam). My doctor gave me 3 numbing shots to my face. The assistant had a cooler hose blowing 5 inches from my facethe whole time (so nice!). I went home and my face swelled up like a blow fish. I used Aquafor for 5 days. My face swelled up so much I could not see for 2 days. My skin was bloody looking & remain swollen for 4 Days. The 5th day I washed my face with cetaphil (yes; whiteheads all over m.y chin) but the whiteheads quickly went away with washing.The aquafor kind of blocked my pores. My skin is much thinner & I have to be careful not to tear it when scratching. I am happy with my 1ST time but was advised I should have a series of 3 treatments..I don't believe the Theramage (@ $2,400) was worth it but experienced zero down time from it.. PS- My sister has darker (tanned) skin & the Doctor mentioned he would use a different laser type should she have a procedure & as mentioned the laser tip alone costs several hundred dollars & can not be reused. So., $200 is a scarey quote!!
Excellent doctor., patient, concerned for my comfort., realistic about waiting for six months for my final judgements.