I am 3 days post my first Fraxel Restore laser treatment. I am 60 yo with fairly good skin (genetics mostly) but I wanted to remove fine lines around my mouth and age/sun spots that did not respond to Obagi or other skin care.
I have had a very positive experience; everything was explained in detail and done professionally. I read everything I could find on Fraxel first; then chose a dermatology group that has their own aesthetic office in addition to their practice. The treatment was performed by a physicians assistant which is a licensed person on par with a nurse practitioner.
So far, no surprises; lots of redness and some swelling the first 48 hrs. That has subsided and now I have some peeling around my mouth and a general tight feeling to my face. I plan to have two more treatments. It's pricey ($1000 per tx) but I have saved up for this for a while and it's something I'm doing for myself.