54 yo - Total FX laser resurfacing - La Jolla, CA

Had the total FX treatment yesterday. I was very...

Had the total FX treatment yesterday. I was very nervous so they gave me a valium, Percocet and Xanax. Most of it was bearable but a few times it really hurt. I am exited to see my results from this procedure.
I will post day to day photos to see outcome! I have been looking forward to this for a very long time.

Day 2 - VERY ITCHY

Here are my pictures on day 2. The word for the day is ITCHY !!! I cant keep my hands off of my face. My spirits are high and I am excited to see results. Trying to keep myself busy at home. I went out last night to the post office just to get out of the house. I am now a night crawler. My procedure is looking pretty bad today. Swelling is going down fast, but the itching. lol

Day 3 - PEELING LIKE CRAZY

So yesterday I was able to take Benadryl and it seemed to help with the itching but I still did not sleep well rubbing my face all night. When I awoke this morning my face was really peeling. I could not wait to take a warm shower and soak my face in the warm water. It is still itchy but nothing like yesterday. About half my face has peeled and I am actually counting the days before I can go out in public. I feel like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon. I feel good and have no pain. My face feels warm to the touch but that is about it.

Day 3 Notes

I did this procedure because I have numerous brown spots, pre skin cancers and deep wrinkles around my mouth. Thought I should mention that

DAY 4 - ALMOST DONE PEELING

So today is day 4. It has been a VERY long week as I have stayed in the house the whole time only risking going out at night for a little while. Today, most of the peeling is done except for the edges around my face. The skin is very pink and shiny. Just like brand new. I am in no pain and most of the itching is gone. I have been taking 2 showers a day to soak in warm water and keeping the vaseline like goop on my face 24 hours a day. Still not sleeping really great but it is a full moon and that always affects my sleep. Having trouble keeping my hands off my face while sleeping. Cant wait until I can really wash my hair and style it. Right now I'm washing it very carefully as to not get ANY soap on my face and I am not supposed to even be doing that but with all the grease I am getting in my hair I simply have to... I think the next couple days I will really see improvement. My after care apt is Wednesday and then I can start using sun screen and going outside. YAY
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Dr. David is the best ! I have had several procedures with him over the years and the results are always remarkable.

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