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7 Hours After First Fraxel Treatment

I did as I said I would for work. Went in and closed my door and mini blinds. Everyone was really considerate. They started closing their too! lol Of course as luck would have it they had a meeting in the conference room and couldn't get a connection to the internet and needed my help. Ug! So, I had to come out of my shell and help. I took a care kit to work with me. It had my face wash, wash cloths, prescription cream, lotion, and SPF 45 Sunblock. I used it all day today so I am really gr

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/12/11

 

Day 6 First Treatment

Take a look at my albumn to see my progress. Nothing to report really besides the overall texture of my skin is completely different. Not rough but smooth! I continue to improve daily. Each day my skin looks smoother. I couldn't be happier with the results. Still have a bad pock mark on my cheek. I had a cyst surgically removed and it left a scar. If it does not go away by the last treatment I will have a filler done on it. I am loving the results of fraxel so far. Huge improvement aft

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/14/11

 

3rd Fraxel Treatment

Well, I had my third fraxel treatment done yesterday. It is getting less bothersome because I know what to expect. She still uses the highest setting for my cheek areas and kicked it up from 50 to 55 for the rest of my face. My eyes are really swollen today along with the area around my mouth. My lips are pouting! I now know how I would look with lip augmentation. lol I am really red and puffy but feel just fine. This is my weekend to stay indoors until Monday when I have to go to work. I n

Gerb00

Gerb00

06/18/11

 

Morning After Second Fraxel Treatment

Good morning folks~ This is the morning after my second fraxel treatment and I am redder than the first but have about the same amount of swelling. The doctor decided to go up to the highest strength this time because I tolerated the procedure so well last time. If you read my blog you can see she was almost at the highest level last time already. This treatment didn't bother me as much as the first one because I knew what to expect and how bad it was going to get...or not. I knew the

Gerb00

Gerb00

05/21/11

 

History

I have always had troubled skin which seemed to get worse with age for some reason. My acne scars seemed to increase instead of decrease over the age of 40 and it has bothered me even more in recent years. I turned 50 in September of 2010 and decided I need to try to do something about the scars on my face. What the heck, right? I mean, everything we own gets older and needs maintenance or restoration so why is it different when it comes to our bodies? I researched various restorativ

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/10/11

 

Day 1 First Treatment

April 6, 2011 appointment time 3:10 p.m. My daughter took me to my appointment as I wasn't sure if I would be okay to drive home by myself and I am glad she did. As mentioned earlier, I have a low tolerance for pain and am skiddish about anything to do with hurting. I would have been able to drive home but felt very anxious after the procedure. Got to my appointment a little over an hour early to sign in and get the topical anesthesia on my face that needed to be applied one hour bef

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/10/11

 

Morning After First Fraxel Treatment

April 9, 2011 My eyes are the most swollen. My entire face is puffy even if you can't tell but I have a very thin face so this pic is a rarity. Even though I am really red, my face does not hurt. I can tell when I need to apply creams because it starts feeling tight so it is too dry. I think this is as bad as it gets folks. I will take another pic tomorrow morning and give an update. I am taking ibuprofin for swelling, that's all except for face washes and creams. Am not going a

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/10/11

 

40 Hours Post Fraxel

I was a little suprised I woke up swollen again today. The swelling is now generalized and not just mostly in my eye sockets (glass half full). Redness reduced tremendously. No bad side effects on this treatment. My skin is starting to feel like alligator skin so I am guessing it is about to start peeling. Yah..I guess. You can see the generalized dry, flaky look all over my face. I had just mosturized! Soaks it up like a sponge. I do plan on working tomorrow. I will draw the mini blinds an

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/10/11

 

48 Hours Post Fraxel

I look a mess this afternoon. I am getting brown pigment all over my face. This is dead skin that is going to be peeling off...be so glad when it does! Yuk! I have to work tomorrow and I swear I am shutting my door! All day! I am sneaking in early, and leaving late...only problem...bathroom is down the hall. I'll hold it...or not. I will take a pic in the morning and upload it on the message board. I don't know if I can wear powder or not. Probably not. My face is really red...and now

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/10/11

 

Monday 62 Hours After First Fraxel Treatment

I am at work with the mini blinds closed and door shut. Everyone being very considerate, so that's nice. I am less swollen today in the eye area and not as red. My skin is turning brown like it is dying and ready to come off. Wish it would peel already! It is itching really bad. I brought my care kit with me to work. Have to keep moisturizing and cleaning, etc. all day. I used SPF 45 Sunscreen before I left the house. I will post a pic later on. I took one before I left the house this

Gerb00

Gerb00

04/11/11

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