I had my first Fraxel treatment yesterday. The settings were 35/8. The pain was not too bad. It started at about a 1-2 but after a couple of passes moved up to a 3-4. It feels like little needles prickling your face, or if you have ever experienced a severe ice storm with wind pelting your face, like that. Really not bad. I left the office a little red and puffy, but nothing too severe. Once at home, I used the vinegar water rince once and that was about it. Again the pain wasn't bad at all.
Today however, I look like the Pillsburry dough girl! Very swollen but not too red. And not really painful at all. Just not attrative at all! I will write in a couple of days before I head back to work on Tuesday. Had the treatment Friday before Labor Day so that I would have plenty of time to recover.
I have a second treatment scheduled for Wednesday before Thanksgiving to again give me lots of time to recover. I have a very public job so have to look normal when I go back to work.