Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:38 PM
** I'd also like to add my Derm's Colleague (she is the one who operated the laser)said she had the Multiplex done on herself as well and I must say.... her skin is so flawless, and I'd guess she was in her 30s possibly early 40s?
My afternoon went a little something like this.... they had me wash my face with cetaphil, then they brought me into the photo room to have pictures taken from 3 different angles. Then my Dermatologist led me back into the laser room and they had me lay out on the operating table. She used rubbing alcohol to remove any excess oils and then it began. She did 2 passes of Multiplex on my entire face. 1 side was iced while the other side of my face was being lasered. After the procedure they iced my face an additional 15 min to prevent any blistering.
The laser feels like a needle briefly poking my skin or a small electrical shock to my skin. The pain is definitely managable, in fact, the ice on my face hurt more. My skin was rather red with 1 inch dots all over my face and it could easily pass as a sunburn. For the next hour or 2 my face still felt a tad bit burnt and it still felt like little needles were prickling my face. I would compare it to sleeping on your arm until its numb and waking up... once that blood flows through your arm you get that weird needles poking you feeling, thats how I felt for the 1st hr or so after the procedure. If definitely feels like my collagen is at work.
They say the 1st noticeable effects will take place about 30 days after the procedure and the scars,pores and wrinkles will continue to close up to 12 months after the last treatment. With that being said, I don't notice much of a difference 2 hours after my 1st treatment but my pores do look more closed up. However that could just be from having Ice on my face for the last 30 min and my cheeks are a little swelled from the laser.
They said my skin reacted quite well to the laser, which is a good thing because I am half asian and half white. I don't think my skin falls under any category of the Fitzpatrick scale. I have naturally very,very, light skin, but my skin does absorb light very easily which turns me into a dark tan in the summer working outdoors. I'd also like to add that my face some what tan as summer just ended and yet it was still safe to have the Multiplex laser done to me.
They charge 200 USD for half face/2 passes/ 1 session. 400 USD full face. 900 USD for full face/3 sessions. They recommended I go with only half face during the consultation but at the last minute I decided to go with the full face and they said they will still only charge me for half face price. I go in for session 2 in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted .
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:47 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:48 AM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:51 PM
Thanks all! To answer your question my Doctor described it to me as "tricking your skin into thinking it is injured to produce large amounts of Collagen III by heating several layers of the dermis but keeping the top layer intact." Unlike Fraxel which literally burns off the top layer of skin from what I understand.
Let us know how it works out! What kind of laser is this and how does it work?
It is 2 different lasers being used simultaneously, which 2 lasers I'm not really sure. Maybe somebody else could explain it a little better.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:03 PM
't really tell since I stare at my face everyday.
My face is pretty red right now with poka-dots all over my face like before, but I expect them to be gone by tomorrow morning. I go back for my 3rd treatment in 4 weeks. I'll keep you guys posted.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:23 PM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:52 PM