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Reviews & Stories

Fraxel Caused Orange Peel Texture

I had 3 re:stores done in April, May and June of 2010. The last treatment was at the highest setting 70 mj at level 8. The derm's PA did the treatment. She has being doing Fraxels for 5 years. The 1st was in normal settings at 40 mj at level 8 (no problems and great results) and the second at 60 mh and level 8 (great results but some darkness under eyes). I asked the PA if the laser caused... READ MORE

Questions from FSRB

Will My Pores Return to Normal After Fraxel Restore?

My last Fraxel Restore was in early July. I had a series of 4 Fraxel Restores (40-70 mj). The first three showed great results. The fourth, I have hyperpigmentation and my... READ MORE

Enlarged Pores and Texture Change from Fraxel Restore - Permanent/Damage?

Almost 3 months after 4 Fraxel Restores (40-70, Level 6), my pores are enlarged and my texture has an odd pattern like a quilt/cobblestone. I went to a board certified derm who... READ MORE

Fillers or Fat Transfer Pros and Cons

Which method is the safest and easiest to manipulate? I am not ready for a facelift (mid 40s) but would like the same effect. I have a pretty think face. I need volume in... READ MORE

Accutane After Fraxel

Almost five (5) months after a series of Fraxel restores, I am still breaking out in cysts especially along the jaw. I am also experiencing enlarged pores and blackheads. In... READ MORE

Does Lower Blepharoplasty Cause Malar Bags?

I am considering lower blepharoplasty. Does this cause malar bags or contribute to them? I am assuming a qualified physician would prevent this type of outcome. Which type of... READ MORE

Fillers After Fraxel

9 months out from 3 aggressive Fraxel restores. I had an adverse reaction although I am very healthy with no autoimmune disorders and heal well. I followed up with two derms... READ MORE

Does Fraxel Generated Collagen Last Longer?

Will the collagen generated by Fraxel last longer than natural collagen? READ MORE

What Does my Skin Need TO Correct Damage After Fraxel re:Stores?

This is one year post a series of 3 Fraxel re:stores. Please let me know what I need to do to correct this damage. Am I still healing? I have been on Obagi Nu Derm for 5 months... READ MORE

Autoimmune Testing Necessary Before Laser Treatments?

Should you have autoimmune testing done before laser treatments? If so, which ones? READ MORE

Are Cheek Lifts Considered Old School?

I am 45. I feel I need the works....facelift, necklift, lower bleph and fat grafting; however, I don't know if I am up for it. My eyes age me the most along with the sagging... READ MORE

Is it safe to proceed with a Restylane top off for my tear troughs or should I wait until my allergies have subsided?

I've had Restylane under my eyes in the past with no problems. I suffer moderately with seasonal allergies; however, I can control them with medications. READ MORE

Discussions started by FSRB

Fraxel: Pin pricks/Orange Peel Texture

Does this strange pin prick/orange peel texture ever fade?  I am 15 months out from 3 very, very aggressive treatments.  Some of the holes form together to make lines... READ MORE

Recent comments from FSRB

You have an amazing outcome....of course, you had a great starting point. Did you have a lower bleph as well? Please tell me you skin care secrets! READ COMMENT

I know you are pleased with your results. You look fantastic!! It helps to go to someone has Hildago's experience. Looks like you did your homework. Did you consult with any other doctors? READ COMMENT

Wow is right!! you had a great result!! Thanks for coming back and updating as well!! Enjoy! READ COMMENT

I agree. With some exercise/toning and vein removal, I think you would be much improved. READ COMMENT

Ask the doctors a question on here. What type of coloring do you have? Did you blister? You may have been over treated for your skin type. Lighter skin in the treated area is not normal. The pigmentation can return but sometimes it... READ COMMENT