He told me I would likely need 5-6 total treatments and that I would see the results diminish if I wasn't great about staying out of the sun. You can see in the attached pictures that after 4 trips to tropical places since december 2013, you can see some of the discoloration returning. The filler in my lips has reduced significantly, but they are slightly larger than they were before any injections.
I have another fraxel treatment scheduled for September 23rd, 2014 and lip injections. This will be about a year after my first appointment. I think I have had 2 or 3 fraxel treatments over the course of a year. I honestly can't remember.
The cost for Fraxel is $850 per treatment and lips were $595 per treatment.
The Fraxel was fairly painful even with topical anesthetic and ibuprofen. I am overly sensitive to pain. Dr. Fata was sensitive to this and made accommodations to make me more comfortable with additional numbing for my face prior to the second fraxel treatment.
I would suggest not doing this during the summer and ALWAYS wear sunscreen, otherwise you will be wasting your money. The results are fantastic if you follow his instructions.