My doctor and his wonderful, super awesome staff seemed pleased and satisfied with my healing and result to-date. I almost lost it when I walked in the exam room this afternoon and found a beautiful gift basket waiting for me, a thank you / get well card attached from Dr. Q and his practice. It was filled with beautiful and thoughtful gifts to bring me comfort while recovering. I was emotional to begin with over my result, and to be acknowledged and cared for in such a fashion, as if I was not only their patient, but a friend.... well..I had to work very hard to stop the water works. I'm sure my doctor thought I was suffering from post surgical emotional, sappiness, excessive happiness, syndrome as I propelled myself at him for a hug instead of our customary hand shake when he walks in. I'm sure this happens to him all the time with his surgery patients, he is phenomenal at his craft.
I'm very, very surprised with the Obagi peel result. ( I thought this was some minor companion procedure...its not! its truly remarkable on its own merits!!) My brown spots have faded away, i do see a few areas of mild, hardly noticeable discoloration. Its not brown, nor is it a spot, its more like a dash one shade pinker than my regular skin tone, Im hoping its merely a section of skin still in the healing process. This peel , is remarkable! I'll keep up on my review and post a final review in a month , or earlier if anything changes. With that said, I'm very happy with my new complexion. Prior to this peel I was a laser , IPL, Matrix RF user which cost about $1,000 a session and I would usually get 2 a year.. I have never received results like this from the laser!! My skin hasn't looked this clear and felt so soft, smooth and youthful since I was in my mid 20's, a HUGE result and well worth the inconvenience of downtime and peeling. My girlfriends are spouting admissions of jealousy at me, they want an Obagi Peel too!! My doctor indicated I could have another treatment in 6 months if I felt I needed it. I can wear make up in two weeks, but the way I look now, I don't even want to use foundation.
In the pictures I plan to post to this review my face looks shiny, the shininess is due to the hydrating creme I'm applying twice a day.. the residual redness is due to the treatment, my doctor expected me to be redder. I'm still bruised and swollen from the fat grafting and eyelid surgery, but overall the actual skin tone is near perfect. Another pleasant benefit of the Obagi Peel; my face skin tone now matches my chest skin tone. I always felt like I had a "farmers" tan, brown splotchy face, white chest.. With the Obagi peel I'm pretty seamless. I also noticed the slew of broken capillaries around my nose are 75% gone, definitely diminished. Prior to the peel my nose and outer nose crease were like a busy city road map of red veins.. I ALWAYS wore concealer, now, none is needed.
Dr. Q mentioned he injected a teaspoon of fat under each eye.. I noticed when I smile the wrinkles under my eyes are missing!.. I pray it stays that way, and its not due to the swollen tissue. For the first time in my life I'm a fan of my resistant stomach fat:)hopefully it behaves the same way in my face!! My eyelid stitches were sewn individually across the incision..and have mostly dissolved, i have two sutures left on each eye.. My girlfriend who`s a physician (not cosmetic) was very impressed that my doctor did the sutures this way. According to her, it takes a significant amount of time to do, and this type of stitch lessons the possibly of scarring compared to the single pull through stitch (this was her opinion). btw, I'm using my own lingo referencing the pull out stitch. I know I'm not out of the woods regarding scarring, and the possibility of getting bumps along the incision, but I'm very hopeful, and honestly I'm not too concerned if it happens. beats out having droopy eyelids!
I'm ecstatic with my doctor's eye work, just everything about it I love, each day it gets better and better. I know I keep repeating myself.. but I'm still OVER THE MOON about my result.. My eyes resemble my eyes 15+ years ago!!!.. truly, I couldn't be luckier. I couldn't find a close up picture of my eyes from years ago..digital didn't exist back in my day lol!..so I attached a picture of my 9 year old son's eyes, my family and old friends mention all the time he has my eyes..Now I believe his eyes do resemble my eyes, we finally look related.. I'm tired of being referred to as "your friend", or nanny! I wouldn't mind being referred to as "sister" hehehe!! in my dreams..in my dreams.
I'll update on my next appointment in 4 weeks!! I will share earlier if anything else comes up! take care : Leilalei