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No Down Time or Annoyance of Peeling.....results..? - Scottsdale, AZ

1064 Yag laser used-I have had a hormonally...

1064 Yag laser used-I have had a hormonally tumultuous year and my skin has suffered like never before. I have never had acne issues until almost literally when I turned 30:( I have tried everything and the only thing that gets rid of my existing acne is Clearasil spot treatment (10% benzoyl peroxide) which causes lots of peeling and unfortunately, lots of scars. My scars are red and dark and I have them for months.

So after many failed attempts at finding a topical product (retinol, tretinoin, niacinimide...) that doesn't make my skin break out more, I decided to try this laser facial. It was really easy, took about 20 minutes. It was a lot of short hot pulses on my skin and it smelled like burnt hair (ick). I was pink in a few spots but other than that, I did not look like I had anything done to my face afterwards.

One of my inflamed spots turned into a fluid filled pimple that was slightly painful and remains red 24 hours later. I am told this is not uncommon and that I should see results in a few days with no peeling. Also, a series of treatments would produce more results. Here is info from the website about my treatment: "The laserfacial works by focusing a beam of light to a target in the skin such as enlarged blood vessels and irregular chromophores. The enlarged vessels and irregularities are removed without scarring or damage to the treated or surrounding area." Now is the hard part...waiting... ...to be continued...

Today is 5 days after the facial and I am...

Today is 5 days after the facial and I am disappointed. Yesterday I woke up to some new breakouts on my right cheek despite being told the laser facial would shut down my sebaceous glands (oil)and that I should start seeing results in a few days. As usual, the pimples are large, swollen and red. I am starting to think that nothing will help my skin :(


It has been about 3 weeks and my skin looks better...

It has been about 3 weeks and my skin looks better as far as new breakouts but have been using a mild acne system that may be contributing to that as well. Scars look about the same I think. Was recommended to get a laser facial every 4 weeks but may try IPL instead...

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