50.s Profractional Laser, Eye Area, Canada. Burlington, ON
Nervous, Getting ready to have a Pro-fractional...
Thursday day of procedure. 1 hour after procedure, Comparing Erbium laser verses Profractional laser
This is very long, but I wanted to share my experiences:
I had an ablative procedure (erbium laser) done almost 2 years ago with a cosmetic surgeon. Eye area only, this time around I did more of my face using a profractional laser (ablative procedure). I did not do my forehead or upper eye area.
One month before the procedure I put retinal A on my face repetitively to prepare the face and help with healing.
Day of procedure Thursday
They froze/numbed my face. This was the hardest part of the procedure. The needles really hurt. They put these special metal-type contacts in your eyes to keep the laser from blinding you and getting anything in your eyes. The laser was like elastic bands. Taking deep breaths during the procedure calms you.
My eyes are very swollen and I am very red. For some reason this procedure is not as painful as the first procedure I had 2 years ago the Erbium laser. With the erbium laser I used Vaseline to heal. This time I was given a complete kit by Zein Obagi MD. This will be interested to see if I heal faster using this kit compared to just using Vaseline.
I had asked for Tylenol and used it only to sleep. Sleeping was the hardest part. During the day I did not need the Tylenol, I was surprised, I needed the Tylenol during the day with the Erbium laser.
Friday Day 1
SUN Day 3 I can see!
I kept the Tylenol going at night only. The reason being my skin is now very itchy and I wanted to be knocked out at night. I did not want to accidentally scratch my face in my sleep.
Did not need Tylenol during the day. Have some bruising.
Its funny the appearance of this profractional laser is a lot worse then the erbium laser. Yet the erbium laser hurt a lot more. There is a lot more bleeding with the profractional laser and the erbium laser does not leave tire tracks on your face.
WED Day 6, Feel comfortable in public
SUN Day 18, Went to work was surprised with what they said.
It was nice to hear. I was patiently waiting 6 months to see the results. Had my one follow-up appointment with my doctor 1 week later.
Tues, 1 month later
Would recommend this product I used to help heal faster after the procedure.
More PICS, update April 7, 2.5 months later
Update More PICS, update April 7, 2.5 months later
I can see that Dr. Grace enjoys being around people. He is professional, skilled and his expertise is complimented by a genuine empathy, friendliness and attentiveness to his patients. He provides good aftercare so you leave him feeling that he truly cares about his patients and his practice. Jill as well is a valuable member of his support team.