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Fraxel Damage - Worse mistake of my life!

5 treatments recommemded. Damage caused by 5th. Do...

5 treatments recommemded. Damage caused by 5th. Do not recommend Fraxel, not worth the agony of the damage it caused.

I believe the doctor new of the damage she was causing but continued. After realizing the extent of the damage she had done, she stopped the session short and charged me $400 and said the machine was broken.

Session one showed great results. I should of stopped with that one. :(

Hi to all who have posted under dee1016 in regards...

Hi to all who have posted under dee1016 in regards to laser damage. As much as I despise my face, I have decided to add a few pictures of what the Fraxel has done to my face. It's sad to say that this is 3 years later and it's only gotten worse with time. I wish there were a miracle cure to make it all go away, I've tried many creams and have gotten many consults and still no solution. The Consults only resulted in them suggesting more laser. NO WAY!! Are they nuts? to even think that I would subject myself to more heat, that cold possibly produce more damage; they just want to pad their pockets. Beware to all. Don't believe all the hype when it comes to these procedures, it doesn't pay off in the long run. Learn to love yourself as you are. I would've preferred to live with the few acne scars and little discoloration than to live with what is my outcome now. Picture are to follow.
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Dee how are you doing now you mentioned you saw improvement with your skin texture?
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Doing good. I'm seeing improvement everyday with the discoloration- It's definitely a lot lighter than when I started. As for the texture it's a lot better but I'll be looking into a peel in the near future. I was told by someone that the Jensen & TCA peels do wonders. How are things with you?
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Oh yey!!!!! I'm so freaking happy for you =D That's amazing, how far are you now from your damage? What do you think helped you in the end, time or did you have a special routine or anything? I am 17 months post last laser, and my skin i think is now starting to show the actual damage, as my holes seem to be a lot more pronounced. I dont have any fatloss, apart under my right eye a little, I see it when i smile, but I am not that worried about that now. My issue is just the quite rough orangepeel texture, that seem to become worse, although that might be the Psoria gold I'm using, i think it's bringing inflammation down, I have been on it for three months and that's what they said, it takes three months for the chronic inflammation to go down. I haven't really have hyperpigmentation, apart between my eyes where the line is clear where laser went, but other than that, I am very pale, which is quite bizarre really, I think it's more the scartissue hiding the actual colour as my birthmark has faded too from my forehead. I am so glad you are going so well that's amazing!! I would be so grateful, if you can tell me what helped you, specially with the texture, even if it was just time. I send you hugs and will keep my fingers crossed for you so that you will finally have your skin back! Be careful with the peels, but if you decide to go ahead please let us know how did you go with that. I think someone else is doing microdermabrasions so hopefully they work for both of you. All the best xxx
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Oh, what i meant to say that, I am naturally very pale but had a pink birthmark on my forhead and always had sort of uneven skin colour if i got flushed , or just had blemishes, but little make up and it was easy to hide. Now i have very even skin colour which doesnt fluctuate at all and the pink birthmark is gone, so it makes me feel its scartissue that's sort of hiding the true colour, if that sort of makes any sense?
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Thanks for you comments. Can you give out the name of your doctor and exactly what went wrong. I have had one Fraxel treatment and everything seems fine...so far!
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bad bad choice, beware of peeps with lazers....
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I am so sorry for what happened to you its so sad...I only had one fraxel dual and stopped as I started to see my skin not recovering properly after one month: dots, orange peel texture, waxy feel... and reading all the bad reviews on the site and I cancelled my second appointment. One person on the site said her skin improved with fat transfer not sure what's the medical term...hope that helps..
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Have you used Hydroquinone to lighten de skin? Do you wear sunscreen?

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Have you seen any doctors recently that are willing to help?
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There is a great dermatologist in Atlanta named Dr. Harold Brody. He is old school but I think he could help.
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