Nothing but a $900.00 Sunburn!
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I had my first Pearl treatment yesterday. I have a...
- 17 Mar 2009
I had my first Pearl treatment yesterday. I have a four moderate acne scars and some sun damage. I tried punch-excision last year- and it seemed to make some scars worse. Erasing these scars is a must since I work in TV.
The treatment itself wasn't so bad...the passes over the forehead were the worst. I didn't have much redness at all after being sent home. 24-hours later, today, the redness is only slight and I haven't had very much pain at all. I'm pretty tired, though...didn't get a lot of sleep overnight because of the Aquaphor all over my face.
I am still waiting for the "big peel", but I can already tell I have a new overall smoothness to my face. The acne scars are visibly smoother...but am surprised they're still showing up as much as they are. The doc did three passes over the worst areas. Maybe things will look better after I peel? I am happy with the overall face. But the whole reason I had the Pearl, the acne scars, don't seem to have been helped more than 30%.
Will keep you posted.
It's been nearly a week since my Pearl...
- 17 Mar 2009
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- 19 Apr 2009
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It has now been more than one month since I had my Pearl treatment done. I can now say with confidence it was nothing more than a $900.00 sunburn. I had the procedure done to minimize 3-4 moderate scar/pits on my cheeks. The results looked promising after the first few days...but as days turned to weeks and the swelling subsided- so did the perceived results. Today I can see absolutely no difference with my scars pre and post treatment. I was told it could take months to see results. But at this point I can't see how any benefits will occur- considering the scars look absolutely the same today. I'm extremely dissappointed...and pretty shocked considering the pain, peeling, and recovery involved. I'm surprised running a laser beam across your skin- and having it peel off- can have no results in the end.
I guess I'll give up and try changing things "in the head" to ignore them. Not sure what else to do since I tried punch-excicion on one scar two years ago and it ended up looking 75% worse.
I am goin gin next month to try Pearl Fractional...
- 27 May 2009
I am goin gin next month to try Pearl Fractional for the scarring. I have heard much better reviews on that procedure for my situation. Am excited again with hope for a good outcome.
PEARL FRACTIONAL...ONE YEAR LATER It has now been...
- 18 Jul 2010