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To ablate or not to ablate?

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My skin is odd. On my cheeks, the "quality" of the skin is completely different to that of my forehead or jawline. The skin on my forehead and jawline is poreless, and a matte texture, this skin is indestructible. However my cheeks has enlarged pores, horrible texture, hypopigmentation, the upside is that everything is pretty much completely smooth (as in no indented scarring, so I can only imagine that an ablative treatment would get rid of rather a lot of it. I've had 3 Fraxel's at 40mJ 8 passes and and I sincerely believe I'd have to have about 20 of the damn things for it to make an iota of difference. I came across this link:

http://www.groominguy.com/anti-aging-faq9a.php

Specifically,

"There is another little-publicized, but significant risk with medium resurfacing. Even if penetration is not excessive, in some people, particularly those with large pores and oily skin, the epidermis may not regenerate well, resulting in a much worse surface texture than before the procedure. This is due to variations in the way new epidermal cells grow from around the pores and sweat gland openings. Even though wrinkles may be reduced, up close the resulting skin may have an uneven orange peel appearance. The pore openings may appear larger than before with tiny fissures around them, particularly in the center of the face. Loss of pigment can also make large pores appear more prominent."

I suspect that's what will happen with the skin on my cheeks that is of lesser "quality"

so having an ablative procedure is a huge gamble (when isn't it?)... I just don't know what to do. :(

I've got a good job and lots of money to throw at this, I'd even fly anywhere in the world to get this sorted out, I just need it to be the right choice.

I don't know what the hell to do.

P.S

I was thinking of trying Laser Genesis, has anyone tried this and had genuine results?

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My skin is odd. On my cheeks, the "quality" of the skin is completely different to that of my forehead or jawline. The skin on my forehead and jawline is poreless, and a matte texture, this skin is indestructible. However my cheeks has enlarged pores, horrible texture, hypopigmentation, the upside is that everything is pretty much completely smooth (as in no indented scarring, so I can only imagine that an ablative treatment would get rid of rather a lot of it. I've had 3 Fraxel's at 40mJ 8 passes and and I sincerely believe I'd have to have about 20 of the damn things for it to make an iota of difference. I came across this link:

http://www.groominguy.com/anti-aging-faq9a.php

Specifically,

"There is another little-publicized, but significant risk with medium resurfacing. Even if penetration is not excessive, in some people, particularly those with large pores and oily skin, the epidermis may not regenerate well, resulting in a much worse surface texture than before the procedure. This is due to variations in the way new epidermal cells grow from around the pores and sweat gland openings. Even though wrinkles may be reduced, up close the resulting skin may have an uneven orange peel appearance. The pore openings may appear larger than before with tiny fissures around them, particularly in the center of the face. Loss of pigment can also make large pores appear more prominent."

I suspect that's what will happen with the skin on my cheeks that is of lesser "quality"

so having an ablative procedure is a huge gamble (when isn't it?)... I just don't know what to do. :(

I've got a good job and lots of money to throw at this, I'd even fly anywhere in the world to get this sorted out, I just need it to be the right choice.

I don't know what the hell to do.

P.S

I was thinking of trying Laser Genesis, has anyone tried this and had genuine results?

I don't think Laser Genesis will do anything, by roomate's esthecian had fucking dirt cheap prices for each session, and usually being the careful consumer I'am, I can only assume that the cheaper the price the less effective. Plus I heard Genesis is only good for reducing pores and ridding acne.

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