hy! i am 25 years old and i had my first fraxel treatment yesterday.
i suffered my whole youth from acne and i have now very bad acne scars on both cheeks and also some scars from "windpocken".
so i was looking for a treatment who can help me. i went to different skindoctors and they all wanted me for peelings and microdermabrasion. nothing seemed to work.
so i searched in the web for laser methodics. the normal co2 laser is nothing for me because i am too much scarred and its not possible to be at home for 2-4 weeks.
i heard from the fraxel laser and i was now thinking one year about i should make this treatment or not.
i had first some questions and the doctor was really very nice and helpfull with all of my questions. so three weeks later, yesterday, i had my first treatment.
first a had a cream on my face, that i cannot feel the pain too much. about 50 minutes the cream was on my face before fraxeling.
the fraxeling with the fraxel dual laser was very very painfull. i thought there are thousands of needles put into my face and it feels very hot like fire.
the doctor went 8 times on my cheeks and the scars on my forehead.
i think it takes about 10-15 minutes, then she put a cold wet towel on my face and i could relax for another 10 minutes.
after the treatment and the cold compress i became a sunblocker on my face.
the next 2-3 hours my whole face feelt like very bad sunburned and it was red (not as bad as i expected).
at home my face wasn`t that bad and it just feels a little bit hot.
today, is the second day. my face is swollen a little bit, but it doesnt hurt any more. if i would, i could go out and i think nobody does starr at my face.
now a little bit of my ski is turning to light brown areas. it looks like little brown points (the points from the laser).
so i will post in a few days and share my experiences with you.
i hope that i could watch in a few weeks or month on a better skin.
my next treatment is in about 3 weeks.