I had quite a bit of surgery; brow life, face lift, upper lids, fat taken out of lower eyes, Mixto Laser around my mouth and under my eyes. The cost I listed is just for the laser procedure.
I'm 10 days out from surgery. Everything has healed beautifully except for the laser treatment. I had the laser areas covered in Vaseline for the first 7 days and my doctor said I could switch to Oil of Olay to keep it moisturized. It took about an hour to realize that was a mistake. I had an allergic reaction. The areas turned bright red with bumps and itched terribly. I went back to my doctor the next day and he agreed it was an allergic reaction and I could go back to Vaseline, so I did. The itching continued and I developed small pustules. The next morning I went to a dermatologist who said I had a bacterial infection and prescribed an ointment. Again the itching was terrible. I can't imagine where I got the infection because I've been so careful, washing my hands constantly and keeping the lasered area covered in Vaseline. So maybe this is just a fluke and other people haven't gone through this.
I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run, but I wouldn't do this again. I feel doctors downplay the recovery period. Even without the infection, it's a hard process to go through and I'll be red/pink for months.