How many fraxels have you had? It was non ablative?
Around 5-6 total, I would say - the first 3-4 I had done at a clinic, but it was not very professional. The doctor did not do it himself, and instead had some girls that were clearly not nurses or medical professionals do it. It hurt a lot more but was cheaper ($300 dollars a session, I think). I did not see much results, however, I don't think I had the permanent pin marks problem from those sessions.
The later ones I went to a different dermatologist, and these were $800 a session and the doctor did it himself. It hurt less, but again, I don't see any improvements to the scarring and they left permanent pin marks on my face. It's the "orange peel skin" some people have after this treatment, and it doesn't seem uncommon.
And yes, I think it was non-ablative. Like I said, my doctor never really explained to me and I didn't even know there was non-ablative and ablative until I looked it up online.
I'm adding some photos to my original post of what my skin looks like right now (sorry they're not the best quality, but it shows what I need to show) - there's a lot of scarring on my cheeks, but you can see all the pin marks on the surrounding skin.