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6 days of being pink?? So much for no down time.. Is it pink where people are going to stare and wonder what the hell happened to me.. or pink like I was out in the sun too much? There's no way I could take that many days off work every time I went and had it done.. Taking a Friday off each time isn't a big deal..

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6 days of being pink??  So much for no down time..  Is it pink where people are going to stare and wonder what the hell happened to me.. or pink like I was out in the sun too much?  There's no way I could take that many days off work every time I went and had it done..  Taking a Friday off each time isn't a big deal..

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After looking at every other treatment available I think I am going to opt for Fraxel this summer. If u have seen my post on the keloid scar on my cheek then u have seen the extent of scarring its not that bad except for that damn keloid which I will probably have to get cut out before doing the Fraxel.

I guess if I have a 20% improvement even it would be worth the money. Hell I would probably pay anything for smoother skin. I just am scared to get something done that could really mess my skin up, which is why I am going to do the Fraxel after I am done w Accutane unless I see something else bythat time that looks better which I doubt.

I take from everybody's posts that u get the laser done in a series of five but that u can keep getting them done with a few month break in between. If I see good results I would have little problem w getting it done as many times as it took until my face looks better.

peace

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After looking at every other treatment available I think I am going to opt for Fraxel this summer.  If u have seen my post on the keloid scar on my cheek then u have seen the extent of scarring its not that bad except for that damn keloid which I will probably have to get cut out before doing the Fraxel.

I guess if I have a 20% improvement even it would be worth the money.  Hell I would probably pay anything for smoother skin. I just am scared to get something done that could really mess my skin up, which is why I am going to do the Fraxel after I am done w Accutane unless I see something else bythat time that looks better which I doubt.

I take from everybody's posts that u get the laser done in a series of five but that u can keep getting them done with a few month break in between.  If I see good results I would have little problem w getting it done as many times as it took until my face looks better.

peace

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Hey lightgirl,

Same boat. Swelling was pretty much down yesterday. Was still pretty tender yesterday too, but today feels fine. Still red, but it's fading. Skin feels rough now but, I haven't started peeling yet, maybe tomorrow. I keep it pretty moist with emu oil, I don't know if that matters at all either way though. Do you use any kind of moisturizer?

Also, do your scars fill in from the swelling and then slowly re-appear over the next week? Mine are almost perfectly smoothed out right now, but I know they'll be back. I'm just hoping they don't show up as deep.

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Hey lightgirl,

Same boat. Swelling was pretty much down yesterday. Was still pretty tender yesterday too, but today feels fine. Still red, but it's fading. Skin feels rough now but, I haven't started peeling yet, maybe tomorrow. I keep it pretty moist with emu oil, I don't know if that matters at all either way though. Do you use any kind of moisturizer?

Also, do your scars fill in from the swelling and then slowly re-appear over the next week? Mine are almost perfectly smoothed out right now, but I know they'll be back. I'm just hoping they don't show up as deep.

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lightgirl .. im going for my consultation tommorow .. can u think of any questions that i should ask ....id appreciate the help thanks

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ok this is what the derm suggested ... he put me on tetracycline .... and wants me to come in for cooltouch (4 sessions for 1000 dolalrs) and said id really be satiesfied with the results on my scars and that it would be cheaper than fraxel and id be just as happy .... as far as fraxel goes they only go up to level 12 ... they have the zimmer machine and a lady said that theyve seen people alot worse than me get 50 percent improvements with fraxel

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ok this is what the derm suggested ... he put me on tetracycline .... and wants me to come in for cooltouch (4 sessions for 1000 dolalrs) and said id really be satiesfied with the results on my scars and that it would be cheaper than fraxel and id be just as happy .... as far as fraxel goes they only go up to level 12 ... they have the zimmer machine and a lady said that theyve seen people alot worse than me get 50 percent improvements with fraxel

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they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ... i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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  Wow, that's $1725 per treatment.  Is this a new record?  shock.gif

    Still seeking a doc in LA who is experienced treating acne scared patients with Fraxel Laser and charges a lot less.    sad.gif

JennyL

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To all doing fraxel:

Where are you getting it done?

Does your doctor have a lot of experience?

How much are you paying for full face??

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sirgreg23, you mentioned a quote of 2400 for 4 fraxel treatments. which dr. and where specifically did you get it from? thanks.

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  Wow, that's $1725 per treatment.  Is this a new record?  shock.gif

    Still seeking a doc in LA who is experienced treating acne scared patients with Fraxel Laser and charges a lot less.    sad.gif

JennyL

Hi JennyL,

Can you tell me the name of your doc. and how much he is charging? The lowest I could find in LA is $1k each and that person is all the way in Sta. Monica.

How are your treatments going for you so far?

Thanks.

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FYI

Several Years ago I had the Cool Touch laser done (also 4 full face treatments)

I was in my late 30's at the time. I recieved no visable improvment to my acne scars. The level of improvements after 4 Fraxels was pretty substantial (maybe 30% to my worst scars ) I had a 5th 2 months ago and that boosted the improvements even more

Just had a touch up with a filler (restylane) and now I am at 75% improvement in my worst scars. Fraxel Plus a filler has produced the results i wanted now I need to see how long it will last. I will have more fraxels next year and maybe do some sculptra. If I maintane 60% or more improvements 3 months from now I will consider this a success.

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they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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FYI

Several Years ago I had the Cool Touch laser done (also 4 full face treatments)

I was in my late 30's at the time.  I recieved no visable improvment to my acne scars. The level of improvements after 4 Fraxels was pretty substantial (maybe 30% to my worst scars ) I had a 5th 2 months ago and that boosted the improvements even more

Just had a touch up with a filler (restylane) and now I am at 75% improvement in my worst scars.  Fraxel Plus a filler has produced the results i wanted now I need to see how long it will last.  I will have more fraxels next year and maybe do some sculptra.  If I maintane 60% or more improvements 3 months from now I will consider this a success. 

u

they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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The cost per Full face Fraxel varies greatly. I have a special with my doctor since my photo is used on her Before/after on the web site. I get it done for $500 which is a No Brainer to have it done. I dont think it is worth more then $1000 per treatment and lots of doctors charge even more. If you can get it done for around$700 per treatment and can handle the aggresive high laser settins it probably would be worth it and you should be able to find a doctor to do it at that lower cost.

Good luck

Check out my photos at www.laserskinsolutions.com go to procedures/Fraxel and down load before after I am the male on the right.

FYI

Several Years ago I had the Cool Touch laser done (also 4 full face treatments)

I was in my late 30's at the time.  I recieved no visable improvment to my acne scars. The level of improvements after 4 Fraxels was pretty substantial (maybe 30% to my worst scars ) I had a 5th 2 months ago and that boosted the improvements even more

Just had a touch up with a filler (restylane) and now I am at 75% improvement in my worst scars.  Fraxel Plus a filler has produced the results i wanted now I need to see how long it will last.  I will have more fraxels next year and maybe do some sculptra.  If I maintane 60% or more improvements 3 months from now I will consider this a success. 

u

they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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FYI

Several Years ago I had the Cool Touch laser done (also 4 full face treatments)

I was in my late 30's at the time.  I recieved no visable improvment to my acne scars. The level of improvements after 4 Fraxels was pretty substantial (maybe 30% to my worst scars ) I had a 5th 2 months ago and that boosted the improvements even more

Just had a touch up with a filler (restylane) and now I am at 75% improvement in my worst scars.  Fraxel Plus a filler has produced the results i wanted now I need to see how long it will last.  I will have more fraxels next year and maybe do some sculptra.  If I maintane 60% or more improvements 3 months from now I will consider this a success. 

u

they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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Yes it is tempory I paid $300 for the .4cc Touch up syringe and if I get decent added volume over the next 3 months then it is worth it (marginaly)

Of course a longer term solution is better such as lots more fraxels and or perm fillers or maybe sculptra. The Restylane was a "quick fix" and nothing more

just something to bulster the Fraxel improvements which it did now we need to see for how long. The Fraxel improvements are for all practical purposes perm.

uote=sirgreg23,Oct 11 2005, 05:16 PM]

FYI

Several Years ago I had the Cool Touch laser done (also 4 full face treatments)

I was in my late 30's at the time.  I recieved no visable improvment to my acne scars. The level of improvements after 4 Fraxels was pretty substantial (maybe 30% to my worst scars ) I had a 5th 2 months ago and that boosted the improvements even more

Just had a touch up with a filler (restylane) and now I am at 75% improvement in my worst scars.  Fraxel Plus a filler has produced the results i wanted now I need to see how long it will last.  I will have more fraxels next year and maybe do some sculptra.  If I maintane 60% or more improvements 3 months from now I will consider this a success. 

u

they charge 2400 dollars for 4 treatments of fraxel (they dont do spot treatments) ...  i dunno why they dont go over 12 ... but he said id be happy with the results from cooltouch since im young (22) and my skin will heal good both for my ance and scars .... i wanted to say if im not happy can i kick u in the nuts lol but anyways i think i might give cooltouch a shot since im bout to move back home and 1000 dollars would be like paying 3 months rent that i wont be paying anymore lol ... if im not happy with that then ill look into getting fraxel done somewhere else that will go over 12 and do spot treatments only ... but i am looking forward to my face totally clearing up from acne which will probably make me look a lot better than i think even with my few scars..... my gf doesnt seem to care about my scars soo maybe she will think im a total hottie when im completely acne free lol.. im really hoping i respond well to the tetracycline i was worried about the cost since i dont have insurance but it was only 11 dollars lol .... anyways he wants to do the cooltouch 2 weeks apart and theres only one day down time in which i cant go out in the sun but ill prolly go ahead and have it done on friday mornings soo ill have friday saturay and sunday to heal and possibly monday if needed ........ well thanks lightgirl youve helped me soo much and its been comforting having someone to talk to

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Floridayguy permanent fillers are available in the USA from a few Drs here and there. There is guy in NY who does Aquamid and a guy in Pennsylvania that does Amazing Gel both are polyacrylamide hydrogels.  There is also PhiGel which is manufactured in Canada its also a polyacrylamide hydrogel.

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