Fraxel Frenzy - Procedure Done for Acne Scars, Brown Spots and Tightening - La Jolla, CA

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PRO: Minimal tightening...maybe 10-15% PRO:...

PRO: Minimal tightening...maybe 10-15%
PRO: Think you're going to be happy with results at 10 days out, but then swelling goes away and real results come through.
PRO: Brown spots diminished in appearance
CON: Acne scars which prompted the procedure are still there but my $5,000 is not.
CON: 3 new line shaped scars w/ discoloration
CON: White streaks down one side of my face.
CON: New acne scars from post-Fraxel acne outbreak
CON: Loss of confidence as I have lost my beautiful skin texture and glow...very dry skin now. Husband says I look older than before Fraxel and he's "horrified" he let me do this.
CON: The amount of stress and loss of control this brings to your family is just not worth the minimal "result".
CON: Large pores that were never an issue before.
CON: Lost a full month of work waiting to "recover" enough to go back to life in the public eye and makeup still can't hide it all.
Save your money...more importantly save your soul and peace of mind. Skip Fraxel. You only get one face!

Note that the brown spots actually are coming back...

Note that the brown spots actually are coming back now 1.5 years later even though I never go in the sun without hats/umbrellas. The reason for this is that my face was burned during Fraxel (one procedure) such that hypersensitivity does not allow my face to be in sunlight so I cannot be outdoors without sun protection via sunscreen, plus hat/cover of some kind. This procedure will change your life. More high maintenance. Your skin will change, and not for the better. My doctor was a board certified, "expert". Just not worth the risk. I've also since discovered that Fraxel does not do the removal of brown spots, the Alexandrite does (a cheaper laser), and thus its coupled with Fraxel (the higher cost) laser to generate more income....In summary, the Alex laser temporarily removes brown spots, while Fraxel did absolutely nothing except dry, age, and permanently scar my skin and burn fat, changing the contours of my face and hollowing the 1-2 inch circumference around my eyes.

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Not singling out my doctor. I wouldn't recommend ANY provider based on my experience. My doctor seemed like a decent guy in many ways, but I don't know how anyone can sleep at night doing this to people all day long knowing what the consequences will be, even for all the money in the world.

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