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Total FX. 28 Y/o Acne Scars -

Hello, I Just got Total Fx done a Day ago. I have...

Hello, I Just got Total Fx done a Day ago. I have acne since I was a kid and finally got on Accutane a year or so ago. I have always been self consious about my scars and couldn't wait till the year was up after Accutane to be able to do something about it. I was told I would need 2 treatments to see full results. They advised me the pain would be there but managable. I took a Valium and 2 Vicoden before the laser and had numbing cream placed on my face for about 30 minutes. The pain was quite intense. I cried through the entire laser and for about an hour after. After the laser your face will burn for a hour or two. Once that ends the pain is mostly gone. I did have quite a bit of bleeding but the Dr. and staff were very nice and sympathetic to my pain. Day one I slept most of it away due to the pain meds. Day two which is today, I woke up very swollen but no pain. I really couldn't find a lot of helpful posts when I researching how to heal acne scars, so I hope this helps.

Day 2. My face only stung a little when I washed...

Day 2. My face only stung a little when I washed it this morning. Have to watch 3 times a day. I bled a lot from it so the dried blood hurts on the skin. My skin feels tight but i am very swollen. My eyes are only about half open and my cheeks are huge!!

Day 3 Hello, when I woke up on day 3 after Total...

Day 3 Hello, when I woke up on day 3 after Total FX, my face was quite swollen still just as it was on day 2. There wasn't much change to my face. I would say maybe just a little less red. By the end of day 3, I did start getting itchy and I could tell that my face was drying up and getting ready to start peeling. I took some Benadryll. The itching wasn't too bad but more just annoying because you can't itch your face. I also have been applying the lotion(grease) they gave me quite often. If feels like Crisco on your face. I have noticed a few white bumps on my face but hopefully those go away.
Day 4 This morning, my face looks like icky scab. Looks as if the peeling has really started but that is a good thing. One step closer to healing. I am still swollen. I Have been trying to use ice packs on my face once in a while to help but I think it's going down. Added day 3 and 4 pictures.

So today is day 5 since the laser. I'm going to...

So today is day 5 since the laser. I'm going to add some side by sides of the progress so far. Seeing a big difference and hope it just keeps getting better over the next few months like they said. Most of the dark scabs are gone. Face is just peeling like a bad sunburn now.

Hello, I am close to about two weeks out from the...

Hello, I am close to about two weeks out from the laser. Seeing awesome results so far. Can't wait to get the next one done!

Hello, I am about 6-7 weeks out now..still very...

Hello, I am about 6-7 weeks out now..still very red. Went for a follow up the other day and Dr. Perscribed Obagi bleaching cream. Said I had lot of hyperpigmitation..crossing my fingers this helps.

1 year later. 2 Total FX

Hello, well it's been little over a year or so since I have had my Total Fx. I a second one around May of 2013. BEST money I have ever spent. Yes, I do still have scars but the improvement is huge for me and has changed my life. I am more confident and I don't feel the need to wear makeup everyday. For the second procedure I paid around 975. You get a deal on your 2nd one and I added numbing shots to go along with the numbing cream you get post procedure. The shots made it almost pain free. I was so scared to go through the pain again but the pain was quite tolerable this time. I will update and post some photos soon.
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