Fraxel AGED and DAMAGED my Skin Too!!!! - Newport Beach, CA

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I looked young for a 30 y/o. Most people thought I...

I looked young for a 30 y/o. Most people thought I was 25.
After only one fraxel treatment my skin and face look 15-20 years older.
Motivation for this was minor acne scarring.
I had beautiful SMOOTH and TIGHT skin but just wanted to even out the shallow mild acne scars.
Instead I have SUFFERED greatly (with only 1 treatment):
Fat loss/volume loss!!!
Orange peel texture!!!
Micro bumps all over skin that won't go away, similar to a rash
Depressions where beam hit one spot more than once
No oil production
No sweat production
Nerve damage
Blood vessel damage
Puffy eyes (never had puffy eyes!)
Oil glands in eyes dried up! (Laser didn't even get the eyelids)
Lips dried up (Laser didn't even get the lips)
Wrinkling / sagging of skin everywhere
Smokers lip (never smoked! And I don't perse my lips!) (skin above the lip)
Bags under eyes
Face will not regulate heat instead it gets red (never used to) and hot and eyes get puffy because of this.
Face shape change (due to loose skin and fat/volume loss)
Muscular weakness
Face has odd moments of extreme heat circulation with no increase in activity
Pigment changes!
Grid lines
Pores HUGE (I had small lovely pores prior).
It's been over 10 months. I'm still suffering both physically and emotionally.
NO DOCTORS I have seen will throw any other doctor or procedure under the bus. They all have given pat answers like you're just aging.
I know my face before and after and NO ONE GOES from 25 y/o looking to 45/50 y/o looking in 10 months!

Do yourself a favor STAY AWAY FROM ALL LASERS!

This procedure is NOT WORTH a second glance!


I am still suffering. I am still grieving. Every time I look in the mirror it is a reminder of what happened.

The only thing so far that has helped me has been:
Olay regenerist instant fix exfoliate and renew microdermabrasion kit used 2 times per week
(This helps with this micro bumps better than anything else I've found).
Three Little Wonders by: Ole Henrickson used every day (now twice a day). (This has helps to tighten and brighten the skin somewhat).
Obviously nothing has improved the fat loss. Once a fat cell dies (not simply depleted) it is eliminated from your body. Even gaining weight (40+lbs) didn't help. Instead the fat just went to other cells (on my waist) instead of creating new ones on my face.
I would have to get facial fat injections to improve my sunken face.
I am soooo afraid of even stepping foot in another doctors office, so I may never get fat injections. So many doctors that don't care about you and just want your hard earnedmoney.
As far as skin texture and strength goes. It is only slightly improved thanks to the products mentioned above. I am trying to focus on that (the positive), but it's hard to do when I still see so clearly the scars left by the laser.
If anyone has a product that has helped, please tell me.
Im still too sad and ashamed to post pictures. I'm sorry. I know pictures help others, but I just can't bring myself to post them yet.
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