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Fraxel Restore - Had 4 Treatments - Improved Texture, Color, Pores - San Jose, CA
- California Uber Girl
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 5 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,100
- Kaiser Cosmetic Services - Dr. Deng (San Jose, CA)
I'm 60, female, history of oily skin and pimples,...
- 16 Feb 2013
I'm 60, female, history of oily skin and pimples, not cystic acne. Still have active T-zone: oily, occasional whiteheads, milia, seb. hyperplasia, large pores, mild scarring. Worst area is chin and below mouth corners: bumpy, crepey, lots of tiny wrinkles, scars, large pores, thin skin, easily irritated. Also frown lines on forehead even after Botox. These are areas we targeted.
So, laser was set fairly high, several passes mostly on T-zone area, also lots around perimeter of face. Took about 20 minutes. Needed 1 and 1/2 hour numbing beforehand second time, as 1 hour wasn't quite enough first time. Feels like lots of tiny needles, you really feel it by third or fourth time over an area.
Side effects last about four days, mostly in T-zone area and where she did multiple passes: red, puffy, inflamed, irritated areas, sandpapery, active breakouts, whiteheads, coarse looking, red/brown dots, mild flaking.
Needed antibiotics for an infection first time. Prevented infection second time by using topical antibiotic around nostrils for two days before, and then after. Edema in morning, worst around eyes, you look like Michelin Tire guy. Solved that second time by sleeping with head and shoulders elevated.
Used lots of Cetaphil, mild cleanser, aloe gel and ice packs first day, SinEcch for swelling, ate pineapples to reduce swelling.
Was told would see no change after first treatment, and I didn't, although was told skin looked a bit "fresher." Chin area looks the same (day four after second treatment.)
May or may not get one more. Will update results monthly and include some before and after pix. Stay tuned !!
Had third one at month three. Doc and I decided to...
- 25 Mar 2013
See Improvement 2 Months after 3rd Treatment, Just had 4th.
- 17 May 2013
My Doctor: Kaiser Cosmetic Services - Dr. Deng