Outstanding! Completely Thrilled with my results and it's only been day 1! To Begin with, I had my initial consult with my MD regarding laser type, healing process, what if any side-effects. On my day of treatment I simply applied in layers lidocaine/prilocaine numbing cream carefully to my face while paying close attention to the hairline and jaw lines. I then was advised to cover the cheek and forehead areas with saran wrap. This aids in the absorption of the medication. Next, I was driven to the Doc's office which was a 1 hour trip but well worth it. My MD is a saint and artist! Once there at the office I took a pill to relax such as ativan or valium along with a pain pill percacet. I then waited an hour for those to kick in. Next, I Was brought into the OR room where I gently and comfortably laid down. An IV was started to help keep me comfortable from experiencing any pain. Then the injections began for the local nerve blocks. I didn't feel a thing! Then he proceeded with the laser to do a full face procedure. However, at no additional cost he removed several unsightly nose scars for me. I am elated! The scars were almost 5 yrs old and he simply suggested attacking those as well without charging me any additional money! So, as the procedure pressed forward I noticed a peculiar smell which to my surprise was the skin being lasered away. Still, I felt no pain! This really surprised me since upon doing my homework out here in cyberland, many of those undergoing the procedure said they did experience pain. I did not!!!! The whole face was completed in about one and half hours. He was very through and conscientous as to assure that I was never in any pain at any time. Overall it was definitely the best decision I ever made for my skin.
I did it to improve the over all appearance of my skin since I had been a smoker from years ago. Also, I had some nasty scars on my nose that makeup could not cover up but rather made it worse. But now thanks to Dr. Potyondy's wizardry, I can now face the world with confidence!