do not get lasers! - Santa Ana, CA
I had acne. Bad case of acne on my forehead. It...
At first i only wanted to have only my forehead treated, but was convinced to getting full face due to a discount in price. During the procedure, i feel that the laser was a bit hot but thought that the person who was operating knows what she was doing. After procedure, my face was red but i was assured that it will go away after a few hours. I remembered feeling happy that day, thinking that i can finally get rid of my terrible acne. That day i had a good night sleep.
In the morning, when i woke i noticed that my face was swollen. I talked to the person that used laser on my face and she suggested that i apply ice on my face. Which i did, i applied ice on my face for days thinking that my face was swelling. A few weeks later, what i thought was "swelling" was actually the inflammation that was under my skin and that my skin was begging to change! My face was extremely tender and stretchable. I could literally feel the SUBSTANCE UNDERNEATH MY SKIN BEGINS TO MELT AND HANG ONTO MY BUCCAL AREAS UNTIL THEY'RE NO LONGER THERE! My face look completely different after months. It was tender, stretchable, and bony. I had FATLOSS and it made me look older and even more insecure.
Suddenly acne was not longer a big problem. Because now my face doesn't even look like my face anymore. I felt like someone ugly. I was extremely depressed from seeing all the changes that was happening to my face. I talked to the person who used laser on my face, and guess what. She had her assistants took pictures of my face and then when i asked for those pictures, they were taken at angles and lighting so that they look no different from one another. The nurse then look straight into my eyes, her face was cold and indifferent, then she said to me "I see no difference from these pictures". I was terrify then. And i knew. It was a mistake to have had laser. I wished i could go back and changed my decision. But it was too late. I had fat atrophy.
So everyone, heed my warning. DON'T DO IT. Have acne? Take acne medication (that's what get me off). Don't do laser. Have rosacea? Try apply psoria gold (it helps). Don't do laser. Have lines, wrinkles? Don't do it. Think you need it? No, you don't. JUST DON'T DO LASER for whatever reasons. Some people might have good results but there are people who don't. Don't take that risks. Because there are permanent side effects that are even worse than any other problems you think you have.
So far i have only experience volume loss. I have heard some people experienced even worse damages such as textural and lines and indentation. I am lucky to not get any of those. But still DON'T DO LASER. Don't. Just Don't. There are other solutions for whatever skin problems you have. Try those. JUST DON'T DO LASER.
After months of experiencing volume loss, when i was sure that my face no longer experience further damages. I decided to opt for Juvederm to correct my damages because i was too depressed and could not find any other solution. Juvederm helped with my face and it looks so much better than before. I ended up spending close to 1000 and it was well worth it to correct my damage. But another warning: Juvederm had its side effects as well and i took the risks and only get lucky. So my point is that ONLY GET JUVEDERM IF YOU NEED IT, otherwise DON'T.
Lastly, DON'T DO LASERS. STOP TOUCHING and LEAVE YOUR FACE ALONE.
She was cold and indifferent. I had not seen her smile EVER. She denied everything of course. Everyone with bad results does. I don't blame her. Just myself for making the decision but doing that now won't helps. So i stopped and moved on.