Don't Go Through What I'm Going Through! - Pittsburgh, PA

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Please do not do fraxel especially of you have...

Please do not do fraxel especially of you have acne prone or sensitive skin. I am currently at my dermatologists office in tears because my once clear skin has been breaking out like a teenager for the past 11 days. And it's still spreading! Every day there's a few more white head pimples Or cystic acne. I've even been taking doxycycline and THATS not stopping it. I'm devastated. I want my ok skin back. I don't know when it's going to stop but I don't want my husband to look at me, I don't want to leave the house. I never had acne problems as a teenager and only has a few hormonal breakouts as an adult but not like this. I have sensitive skin and use gentle products so maybe the fraxel was too much for my skin and stimulated the sebaceous glands. But if I can help ONE person to not go through what I'm going through then this review was worth it.

Day 12

Let me add that the fraxel treatment I had was Palomar laser fraxel "with minimal downtime". This is not true. The downtime comes in the fact you don't want to leave the house for over a week or more because of the way your skin looks. Your allowed to leave the house...but you won't want to.
On antibiotics now. I now have acne scars from the round of acne i got from the fraxel that I didn't have before. Hopefully they will fade over time. I have to say I got some FIX ZIT on the advice of my derm and it's very nice for treating pimples without over drying!

Day 14

Two days ago I was so frustrated that I quite literally prayed for over an hour for God to just heal my face and to help anyone that is going through the same thing, whether it is from a procedure or even just teenagers with bad acne that weighs on their self-esteem because I know now how hard it is to leave the house when your face is out-of-control like that. I know some of you may just roll your eyes and think that I am posting this to push my beliefs or religion or whatever but that is not it at all.... I'm posting this to give credit where credit is due. Within two days my face stopped breaking out and the acne scars are fading. I have to give God credit on this one because the past two weeks antibiotics and topical lotions were not cutting it. So I guess what I'm saying is try prayer:)
Ps. I never did add a photo before so I will post one now that I took last Wednesday when I was breaking out. You can still see the discoloration under my eyes from the laser which looks like bruising that I did not have before. That is getting better as well. Not totally gone but better. The photos don't really show how bad it was...

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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