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Had the laser done on Saturday and began with 60...
- 18 Feb 2009
Had the laser done on Saturday and began with 60 Minutes of numbing gel while listening to music. Procedure was about 15 minutes. I had Full face, below eyebrows and under chin/jaw with several passes on the areas I had most acne scars (cheeks and chin).
Procedure wasn't painful at all. 1 to 10 in pain level I felt a 4, 5 only in more sensitive areas.
Back in UK (for the moment living in Portugal) I had laser hair removal on my face and that was a 9 pain level. Also noticed that the numbing gel used this time for the Smartxide was much more efficient than the hair removal one. Really felt my face numb - pins and needles all over which was very good. Ask for a strong one.
Today Wednesday - 4 days after, most of the face has peeled and it's all red. Thought that by being a laser would take much longer to peel and the damage would be much more intense (comparing to glycolic acid, Jessner/TCA peels I had done before).
To heal and prescribed by the doctor I am using Uriage Tolederm - Hydra-Soothing Cream, Uriage Cicactive-skin repair fluid . Also Uriage Eau Thermale to cool down the face, but never needed to use it as I never felt any burning sensation.
Also using a lot 100% Emu Oil. It's natural, non-comedogenic (don't clog pores), has sapogens (skin softener), Vitamins A & E with strong anti-inflamatory properties. Used it during the acid peels and my mum uses it daily at night as moisturiser and anti-aging. It leaves your face constantly moist, very good to recover. I do recommend.
Too soon for results but so far so good. And also doctor told me I should do two sessions to see good improvements. Next session will ask to be really aggressive all over.
One thing I don't understand is how people are paying 3000 dollars! For that price I don't think this peel is worth it. For the 600 Euros i've paid it's fine.
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