I got the treatment done on the 15th of may 2012.
She believed that my scarring was very superficial so she didnt want to go with the DEEP Fx.
It's only been 11 days since you had Active FX. Your skin is still healing. I've never had Active, so I don't know how your skin is supposed to react but after Deep FX mine looked worse and then slowly improved. If Active is like Fraxel, then I believe your skin should still have some swelling at this point, so your scars should appear more filled in. You will lose some of that as your skin heals. With that said, some of your scars look deeper than superficial to me. While you appear to have superficial scars too. When scars are casting their own shadows, I think they're no longer superficial.
Hopefully i can convince her that active FX doesnt do anything for scars. How did you convince your doctor to get you DEEP Fx, or did he already know active FX was useless.
If you're going the laser route, you want someone who is confident in their ability to improve your scars with a particular laser. If you have to convince her to use Deep FX, then she may lack confidence. She would be using powerful beams of light to zap and smooth the deeper, damaged areas. What if she hits healthy tissue at too high of an intensity at that depth? Do you trust this person that much? It's just something you should consider because it may not be worth the risk.
My doctor suggested Deep FX. He also offers Fraxel Restore & other lasers, but knew Fraxel or Active FX alone would not penetrate deep enough. When he first suggested it, I refused to do it. I was opposed to laser treatement, so I continued using aesthetician services, as well as OTC products, scar creams, home remedies, vitamins, etc. Then, I tried TCA Cross. Frustrated, I finally agreed to laser.
I also consulted with two plastic surgeons this week, and both recommended one more aggressive treatment with Total FX.
And what kind of torture is this, you finally get rid of your acne after years, only to have scars that will cost you thousands to get rid of. What a cruel joke.
Getting rid of acne can be bittersweet, huh? I understand the frustration. At times, I think I've lost my mind with home much time, energy and money I've wasted on my scars.
Edited by TokyoGirl, 26 May 2012 - 11:07 PM.