Location: California, CA
Member since 7/11/2013


  • 17 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

CO2 Laser with Erbium - Palo Alto, CA

I had a CO2 laser with Erbium for acne scarring and fine lines. So far there is no improvement at all. I understand the results are not immediate, but I expected to see something at this point. I had Fraxel Restore a few years ago which did nothing either. I think I'm just not a good candidate for this kind of therapy, but it is a little disappointing to be promised results and get nothing... READ MORE

Fraxel Restore, 4 Treatments - Danville, CA

I had my fourth treatment last week, and although I know I won't see the final results for months, there has already been a significant improvement. I had acne scars, most significantly around my mouth and chin, and also some lesser scaring on my cheeks. Although there has been an overall difference, the biggest and happiest improvement is around my mouth. I'm not seeing, nor was I... READ MORE

Questions from Stellanightstar

Should I see at least some improvement from CO2 and Erbium at two months?

About two months ago I had a face and neck CO2 laser treatment with additional Erbium laser around my mouth for fine lines and also acne scarring. I was red and swollen for... READ MORE

Can CO2 laser treatment create large circular scars?

Last May I had a full face CO2 laser treatment. Results were negligible, however now I am developing 3/4" diameter circular scars on my face, so far one on my chin and on my... READ MORE

Recent comments from Stellanightstar

Unless you've lived in my skin you really can't judge and I'm not taking your comment as harsh, only presenting a perspective. But you are absolutely correct, these devices have a serious down side and in fact now I'm seeing some of... READ COMMENT

An update - I am now developing large circular indentations on my face, as well as a long seam-like line that runs down the right side of my face from the circular scar on my cheek to my mouth. The circular scars look like the tip of... READ COMMENT

No, the orange peel texture is what I'm trying to improve with the laser treatment. READ COMMENT

I also think the Erbium laser, which she used around my mouth, made my skin worse. I would not do that again. READ COMMENT

I am very discouraged, and I spent $5,000 on this. The doctor says she's an expert and she has good reviews. I'll see her in September so we'll see. Thanks for your encouragement. READ COMMENT