The procedure was painful, i had my entire face, neck and chest done. I have sagging skin, dark circles under my eyes, sun spots, and wrinkles on my forehead, and around mouth and eyes.
Im 40, and wanted to try something to make me look fresh and not tired looking. It seemed even after exfoliating my skin was not dry and not smooth. So, my doctor reconmended ematrix, i was interested in fraxel. I had no numbing cream, big mistake, procedure took 30 minutes, i could smell burning skin, my level was a B, (range is A, B, and C). I expected to look like a lobster after since the procedure works with deep layer the dermis, all I could do was sun screen and mineral powder, no coverup or ice.
I did go to work the next day, and the red color did improve and not as noticeable with powder, people at work could only tell up close. I did have some swelling all over my face the first day, the second day not so bad, just certain sensitive areas.
Day 2, my skin color was still red in certain areas where the probe was used, but not bad, pain okay. Day 3, red color gone, just small scab dots where the probe was used but not noticeable unless close up. No pain or swelling. I can see a difference especially on the sun spots faded, on my checks and forehead, the skin texture is still rough from probe and Im sure it will improve every day. I am only using sun screen and mineral powder to cover. Day 4, can wear no coverup, only lotion, just faint grid marks, only visible to me, (i know what I am looking for), skin texture is still alittle rough, can feel the grid marks where probe used, but after the lotion, little mineral powder and eye makeup, I can tell I look refreshed. Day 5, skin texture is much smoother, it seems the grid marks are slothing off.
Im scheduled for another procedure in a month, I will post my experience. Once I get pictures ready I will post, that where you can really see what to expect. I will schedule my next procedure on a friday and use numbing cream. Good luck..