Redness Taking Longer to Go Away then I Was Lead to Believe - Springfield, MI

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I had Active FX on 2/15 to reduce wrinkles and...

I had Active FX on 2/15 to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin under my eyes and to remove some sun spots on my face. The brochure that the M.D. gave me at the consult states that all of the redness should be gone by 7 days post-op. I'm now more than 2 weeks post op, and the treated areas are still reddish pink, although coverable with make up. They are fading so slowly. I was concerned and called my M.D. today and spoke with the nurse who assisted him. She told me that the doctor went deeper under my eyes and that it could be a full month or 2 before all of the redness went away. This M.D. has been doing CO2 and other lasers since 1995 and has lots of experience with them. Knowing this now, I believe that I would still have had the procedure done as my under eye area is greatly improved. I just hate having to wear so much make up - even to exercise and wish that they had told me it would take this long. UPDATE: I had what I thought was Active FX on 2/15. I went for my 1 month follow up today and found out that my doctor had actually done the deeper FX laser under my eyes which is why the redness is taking so long to go away. I had crepiness under my eyes and he said that he needed to go deeper than Active FX. My skin texture is greatly improved and the redness is fading, although it could be another month before it is completely gone. He said that each person's skin is different and it is hard to predict how long the redness will last. He said that if he had done the Active FX, the redness would have been gone in 7-10 days, however, I wouldn't have gotten the same results.

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