44 Year Old Native Phoenician in Need of Resurfacing. Scottsdale, AZ

Hi. I'm Kelli, and I recently had the Total FX...

Hi. I'm Kelli, and I recently had the Total FX laser procedure. I had such an incredible result and experience that I thought I would share it on Realself. I'm a native of Arizona, and needless to say, the summers spent in the pool caught up to me! I also have fair, freckly skin which is more prone to wrinkling and sun spots. Even though I stayed out of the sun for most of my late 20's and 30's, those early years caught up to me and even with botox and great skin care products my skin was looking kind of weathered by my mid 40's. I was layering on brightening makeup and creams, and trying multiple foundations, etc, but nothing was helping much. I brought up my concerns to my dermatologist, who is an extremely well respected professional here in the valley, and she told me to go see Dr. Susan Van Dyke for a consultation. My derm explained that Dr. Van Dyke is the very best in her field, and that if she were to get a serious laser (like total FX) done she would see Dr. Van Dyke. She even said she sends her own nurses there. Since I know and trust my dermatologist I figured that Dr. Van Dyke would be a pro, and I wasn't disappointed! From the moment I stepped into Van Dyke Laser and Skin I felt the warmth and professionalism she and her staff exude. Everyone at the office is polite, knowledgeable, and friendly. Mostly I just felt extremely confident in D. Van Dyke's skill, which is extremely important to me. After my consultation, I decided to go ahead with the total FX procedure and I can't tell you how happy I am with the results. My skin doesn't look just better...it looks amazing! I have had so many compliments from not only friends and family, but STRANGERS who had no idea that I had this laser done. Just last week I had makeup applied at the Lancome counter at the mall, and the makeup artist asked me what I do to my skin, because she said it was beautiful! My friends can't believe the difference. Every morning I wake up and love putting on my makeup, and now I only need a couple light products. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. The healing time was about a week, and although it looks sort of scary for a few days it honestly doesn't hurt at all while you are healing...8 days later it looks like you have brand new baby skin!! Incredible. I tell absolutely everyone I know who isn't happy with their skin about Van Dyke Skin and Laser. HIGHLY recommended.

Before/after pics

I wanted to include some before/after pics! Both pictures are taken in the same room with the same lighting. In the after picture I do have on some light tinnted moisturizer but it was almost sheer and was mostly just for the SPF. I'm also going to include an after picture of myself outside in natural light with basically no makeup. If you have any questions at all about my experience with the procedure, the healing process, or even my emotions as I experienced it all I would be happy to share!

Updated picture

It's been a year and a half now since I had total FX done by Susan Van Dyke, and every day I wake up and am just in love with my skin.,here in an unedited picture if me with very light CC cream and makeup on, I absolutely love the results and will not hesitate to go back to Dr. Van Dyke again as the years pass! What a great gift to wake up to beautiful skin every day.. Thanks Dr. Dyke and Staff!
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon

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