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#1 turd

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

I have had subcision with fraxel restore twice last winter...

 

decided to take a  more aggressive approach and try a new doctor and try the c02 fractional laser for my full face.  He also used another laser I believe it was called broad band just before the fractional.

 

The pain was far worse than the fraxel but it was still bearable.  I refused nerve blockers cause I dont like needles near my beautiful face.

 

Anyway its been about 2 hours... im red, some bleeding, little to no pain right now but i feel really warm.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Good luck, hope it works out for you - keep us updated.

 

Do you know what settings were used on the co2 laser?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Not sure the exact settings but I think he used the max.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

DAY 1 AFTER PROCEDURE

 

Very dry today,  no more oozing, no pain, pretty red, my forehead seems to be not as red as my cheeks and jawline.

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

hey you look pretty good today and just a note you are a good looking guy! i dont know what your before pictures look like but i bet this is going to work out great for you. keep us updated on your progress.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Haha thanks... yeah my redness wasnt as bad as I expected it to be today.  I took that picture before I put my gel on so im extremely dry and I hate that I cant open my mouth cause I love food.

 

Here were more pics from before the procedure 

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

happy healing mate i hope you get a good result, I saw the before pics and have similar type of scarring myself, can i be nosey and ask how much it cost?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

happy healing mate i hope you get a good result, I saw the before pics and have similar type of scarring myself, can i be nosey and ask how much it cost?

 

They usually cost around $1000-$3000 for the full face.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

he charges $1425 for full face... but gave me a deal if I paid $1500 now I would only have to pay $500 next time for another full face.  



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

You look pretty good for one day out, I bet this really helps with your sun damage and wrinkles if nothing else.  That is a good price too!



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Ill take a pic of today (2 days post op) later I have gel on my face now cause the lotion they gave me dries to fast and my mouth gets stiff.

 

I took a shower this morning and around my nose is starting to flake and peel a little.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

You can see the flakes and the crusting.. I have a lot of little white heads but thats expected since the laser brings the "gunk" to the surface.

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

72 hours after operation.  I must have abnormal recovery skills because I didnt expect to look this good just 3 days after... im still pink but nothing compared to what I thought I would be today.  I did breakout as you can see but whatever.  Final stages of flaking as you can also see.

 

Im really dry without the lotion they gave me and I havent had swelling since the first day... the cosmetic lines on my forehead are literally pretty much gone.  The lines around my mouth (smile lines or whatever you want to call them) are diminished greatly.  And the scarring I had on both upper cheeks is really improved.  They are still visible but not as deep and ugly lookin.  Cant wait to see what it looks like a month and then six months from now.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

It's too early to assess improvement as you most likely still have microswelling, but looking good so far. :) You really do seem to be healing very well, which can't be a bad thing.

 

Good luck and keep us posted!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Any update for us? Hope your recovery is going well.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

any updates????