It has been a year and I still have raised "whisker-like" horizontal marks on my cheeks. 2-3 on the left side and 4-5 on the right cheek. You can feel them easily. The "marks" standout visually when I put on make-up. :(
My skin is really blotchy -there is a ton of hyperpigmentation issues. I have been out of the sun for a whole year!! "track marks" vertical ones on my forehead and horizontal ones around my face and jawline. I work from home and have been out of the sun the whole recovery time. I put on 90 broad-spectrum sunblock diligently. The worst part are these hypopigmentation scars on either side of my face. It has been a year and they are sooo bad still. They are permanent. The melanin is gone. The laser did little or nothing for my wrinkles around my eyes and creepy skin. My skin is just worse. I am not imaging this. Friends and family have seen me all the way through and see the different changes. My pores have enlarged greatly and have not decreased in size. It has been a year since this procedure. The doctor gave me my money back but my face is ruined and a whole year lost as well as my confidence.