I had my Deep FX treatment yesterday with Dr Patel, which isn't the most painful experience I've endured in my life, however its one I'll never forget. As they say no pain no gain, I just hope the pain delivers the results.
So, the preparation is straight forward, I had an anaesthetic applied (switch was more like an antistatic swipe) and another anaesthetic cream was heavily applied and then covered in cling film for 45 mins.
I'm a pretty tough lad, (can take good thump ) as talented a Surgeon as Dr Patel is, Deep FX hurts and you need to be ready for it!! My little Irish Legs were jumping all over the place I was doing the fecking River Dance on the doctors chair!! I just kept talking through it and envisaging how my skin will look in 3 months time. Dr Patel contemplated on not having Active FX Treatment afterwards as it prolongs the healing process, however I opted for it and I'm glad I did now as 24hrs later my skin isn't looking as bad as anticipated. After the laser treatment was completed I used a cooling machine (Dr Patel doesn't use this during the course of the laser treatment as it can effect with the precision of the beam - as I said before this guy knows his stuff!!). A heavy lair of Vaseline was applied to the treated area and I was good to go, walking down through Golders Green looking like a freak show!!!
Here are some pictures of the treated area right after having DEEP FX followed by images of my skins completion earlier today.
See gallery link: http://www.acne.org/.../12894-deep-fx/