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Trying Fraxel Dual - Washington
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 3 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,400
Had fraxel duo on face and neck about an hour ago....
- 20 Sep 2011
Had fraxel duo on face and neck about an hour ago. I decided to try fraxel on face and neck and probably CO2 on the eyes (total fx). I was surprised, pleasantly, that it wasn't too painful and an hour or so later it doesn't feel that bad - mostly sunburnt and tight. There were definitely some "hot" spots during the treatment around the hairline and temples. The main reason for trying this is to get rid of the sun damage and pigmentation issues. Trying the neck to see if it helps with tone or crepe-iness/wrinkling...
The photos show before I left the house and 1 hour after the treatment. I am puffy and sunburnt as expected. And will post more photos as time passes...
Day 1 Skin feels tight and burnt with brown dots...
- 21 Sep 2011
Day 2 The swelling has gone down but I still have...
- 22 Sep 2011
Also, skin is getting itchy today!
- 22 Sep 2011
Day 3 and 4 I was miserable on day 3. I had...
- 24 Sep 2011
I wasn't worried about the break out but agree to take the pills. I think I look normal for someone who just had Fraxel Dual. Skin is peeling with a lot of coffee grinds on my face. I tend to peel from chin first and then out to cheeks. The coconut oil immediately soothed my skin. It burned a little after the first application but then my skin seemed to relax. So I started to smear it on whenever it felt dry. It's really greasy!
Went to be early as I was exhausted. Woke up at 730am - surprised that I was lying on my side with no painful sensation on the side of my face. In fact, my face felt calm, relatively cool. I was relaxed and refreshed! Maybe it was the combo of antibiotic and coconut oil but I think the coconut oil did the trick! (No it doesn't smell like coconut in case you wondered.) (The only side effect I do have that is slightly annoying is that I've developed a sty in one eye which I think is from the aquaphor getting in my eyes. Haven't been able to wear contacts for days. Using hot compress to break it up. Oh and the grease in the hair is difficult to get out.)
No day 3 photos but I do have day 4 photos which I'll upload later. I think my skin looks great but still a bit puffy which I like as I have lost a lot of collagen and will miss the fullness. Might go out today at last now that I think I can apply sunscreen and don't look as frightening.
I am still peeling/flaking. My skin itches but...
- 26 Sep 2011
I did a lot of research before agreeing to this procedure including seeing several dermatologists for consultations. Thanks to all the folks that have posted reviews as they were very helpful. My procedure was done by a dermatologist (MD) and I would never have a nurse or aesthetician use a laser on my face (but that's just me). My comments reflect my experience. Your skin and your experience may be different. Do your research! Ifor now but I am pretty satisfied so far.
7 day update. Skin itches and is still red. It...
- 27 Sep 2011
So, I have flipped and am now undecided. ...
- 9 Nov 2011
My skin is better for sure but still have coffee...
- 9 Feb 2013
My Doctor: name not provided
I like my doctor no matter what the result...The office was very responsive to my calls and although they forgot to follow up with me; did call me back immediately after I called to check in about the skin sensitivity and had me in immediately. Love the results! But for neck probably a waste of money, time