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Questions from Iris_W.

Diagonal Lines From Profractional XC Laser

I am exactly 2 weeks out from a Profractioal XC laser treatment and have terrible diagonal lines on the area that was lasered. Do these go away? I've been reading all the... READ MORE

Can MTZ Lines Be Permanent with the Profractional XC Laser?

What are MTZ lines? Is it true that if the Profractional XC laser creates to many mtz's (holes) and seals the vessels that no blood flow = dead cells? And if the laser goes... READ MORE

What Causes the Profractional XC Laser to Leave a Pinhole Pattern? Is It Permanent?

I just had a Profractional XC laser treatment 2 weeks and 3 days ago. There are pinhole marks EVERYWHERE. They are creating diagonal lines across my face. And the texture of my... READ MORE

Traditional CO2 Laser After Profractional XC

Would doing traditional CO2 laser (NOT CO2 fraxel or Fractional, but traditional CO2 laser)help remove the tiny holes/pixels and lines left from a Profractioal XC procedure?... READ MORE

What Are the Benefits and Risks of CoolTouch?

Can someone advise on what the benefits and risks are of doing CoolTouch? READ MORE

What Are the Risks of LED Treatments?

What are the benefits and risks of LED treatments? READ MORE

Doctor Recommendations for Erbium Yag or CO2 Laser in NYC or NJ

I had a Profractional XC laser treatment exactly 3 weeks ago. The settings were 600 microns at 22%. I had the procedure around my mouth. I am horrified at the results - it left... READ MORE

What Causes Sores 1-2 Years After Having Fraxel?

I keep hearing about these sores people get on their face a year or 2 after having Fraxel. What are they? What causes them? READ MORE

Post Profractional XC: Horizontal Lines in Skin

I had a Profractional XC Procedure - 600 microns,22%. At 3 wks post procedure,I see horizontal lines running over the area that was resurfaced. My theory: GLOBALLY, the area... READ MORE

Fraxel Vs Profractional XC Laser

What is the difference between the Fraxel and the Profractional XC laser both from a technical perspective, and also, from a healing and recovery perspective? READ MORE

Is my Profractional XC Treatment Considered Superficial, Moderate or Aggressive?

I had a profractional XC treatment at 600 microns, 22% - Is this considered a superficial, moderate or aggressive treatment? READ MORE

Profractional XC - 600 Micron, 22% Around the Mouth Area - Aggressive?

I am trying to find out if my Profractional XC treatment was considered an aggressive, moderate or mild treatment. I only had the treatment around the mouth area. My settings... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion?

What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion? READ MORE

Is Dermaplaning or Microdermabrasion Beneficial After Profractional XC to Help W/dry Skin?

I had a Profractional XC exactly 3 months ago. Can dermaplaning or microdermabrasion help to restore the skin? My skin has become extraordinary dry about (an inch by an inch)... READ MORE

Traditional Ultrapulse CO2 to Fix a Profractional XC Laser Treatment

If there are some holes and lines left on the face by a Profractional XC laser procedure (that havent gone away in 6 to 8 months) can a traditional Ultrapulse CO2 laser go deep... READ MORE

Impact of Moisturizer on Effectiveness of Hydroquinone and Retin-A Micro?

Does applying a thick moisturizer such as Hydrolatum over an application of Hydroquinone 4% and Retin-A Micro .04% impact the effectiveness of the Hydroquinone and Retin-A... READ MORE

Recent comments from Iris_W.

Um - you didn't even mention what the procedure was, yet everyone is commenting like they know what it was - I don't get it...? READ COMMENT

I'm trying to email you but it keeps bouncing back - Will try again, later. Let me know if you eventually get it... READ COMMENT

I read in one of your posts that you think things are improving... That's wonderful news! Forgot to ask you about that in my email - By now you must be on week 9... 3 more weeks to go! READ COMMENT

If you have questions, let me know - Happy to help if I can... READ COMMENT