So.. today I went in for my first fraxel treatment...
6 Oct 2012
Day of treatment
So.. today I went in for my first fraxel treatment.
I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be, because the doctor really gave me a good feeling that he knows exactly what he's doing. 8 passes, the energy set on 50. As I only had the chin and forehead done, it didn't took more than 10 minutes. Of course, the numbing cream had been applied one hour pre treatment. I have quite a high pain threshold, but it really did hurt. Bearable though, especially as it's not a one hour procedure.
So..today is day 2 of recovery. I am a little...
So..today is day 2 of recovery. I am a little swollen around the chin, no redness though. The skin feels a little like fine sandpaper and you can see tiny brownish spots from the laser, which can easily be covered with makeup. No breakouts so far, that was kind of what I feared most..hope it stays this way. I won't upload any picture from today as it looks pretty much the same as yesterday.
Soo.. today is day number 5 after the procedure...
Soo.. today is day number 5 after the procedure and my skin is sloowly getting back to normal. Most of the skin has sloughed off, there is still some flaking though, especially on the forehead which I suppose is the area that takes the most time healing. Hmm, what do I think so far? It definitely helped with the acne, almost every pimple has kind of fallen off, only leaving red spots which should be gone in a couple of days. I did not break out and I think I'm 'out of the woods' for this to happen, as my doctor told me that if you don't break out after 2-3 days, you won't at all.
The scars on my chin are hardly visible, the deeper ones on my forehead have improved about 50%, I hope it stays that way and not that I'm getting all excited too early. It really was much easier than I thought it would be. Went back to work after 2 days and no one commented on my skin like 'oh my god what have you done?"
I just told them I had a peeling done.. :)
I'll post some more photos on the weekend, as my skin has looked pretty much the same the past few days.
Hope y'all doing great!