This procedure was pretty intense. I had tried MANY other procedures on my skin before doing something so hard-core. I had done everything from Levulan acid peels to milder lasers. I had multiple sets of photo facials (5 per set). In addition to that I got regular facials, I tried microdermabrasion. I used what I thought to be great skin care products (the Obagi Nu-Derm line). Nothing helped. Nothing worked. I was so frustrated. I had nearly given up hope and had simply resigned to the fact that I'd just have to live the rest of my life hiding my skin behind my make-up.
The day of my laser treatment at Dr. Yoho's office, I was relieved to have been given medication to help me relax prior to the procedure and numbing cream as well. I remember the soreness and a bit of oozing for days afterward was not especially fun. I remember having to go out and purchase a hat that day to ensure my raw skin got NO SUN. I didn't feel very well. My skin burned. It was a strong sting. However, as uncomfortable as it was for just a few short days, it was of course ALL WORTH IT for the outstanding results I received.
This procedure greatly improved my overall skin texture/some acne scarring I had from when I was a teenager. So much so that Dr. Yoho actually helped me achieve yet another 1st in my life. After this laser treatment, I was able to leave my home for the 1st time without wearing my foundation. On the surface, this may not sound like a big deal, but to me, this was HUGE! Before, I wouldn't even go to the gym or go for a run around my neighborhood without wearing my foundation.