Day 3: I slept a lot better last night than I did the night before. It didn't feel as uncomfortable to sleep on my face and if I woke up in the middle of the night and my face felt dry I just applied more Aquaphor (It's what my cosmetologist recommended I use for the dryness and itchiness. It's around $5 at Wal-Mart. It has this waxy kind of texture to it) Anyway, I spoke to my nurse, Mary, on the phone this morning because I was a little concerned about the bronze-look I've had since yesterday morning. Most of the Youtube videos I've seen and reviews I've read on this laser appear to make the patients very red, while I am a bronze color. Mary assured me that it was normal and that I should begin peeling later today and most probably a lot more tomorrow. Well, she was right, shortly after lunch time I applied Aqaphor and noticed my skin had begun peeling quite a bit.
Overall: For day 3, I'm still a brown color but I can see my skins progress through the intense peeling and itchiness taking place right now. It's definitely uncomfortable and I'm having a really hard time trying not to itch. I feel like I have a very itchy rash all over my face. I've never wanted to exfoliate so bad in my life! Thankfully, a marathon of The Big Bang Theory has really helped keep my mind off of everything
The photos: You can see, in the 2nd photo (day 3), that my skin is a lot better today compared to yesterday. The lighter shades of my skin is the area that has peeled off. Therefore it's normal skin tone. My bronze color has also lightened up a lot compared to yesterdays photo (day 2)