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  1. 30-35 mJ is the energy delivered, which corresponds to depth of the mirco-wound created 6 is the treatment level, and represents the density of the microwounds (# of wounds per area of your skin) Number of passes is the number of times the tech goes over your skin and is related to density (more passes = more wounds laid down) you want higher settings for more severe scarring. the density is always important (you probably want at least TL 8). the depth is important relative to the severi
  2. You wouldn't be able tell 1-2% change anyways because your skin fluctuates in quality based on your daily activities, weather, time of day, etc, anyways. Just be patient and you'll begin to see improvements.
  3. I've had 4 Fraxel's and they hurt like hell, cost a lot of money, and show hardly any improvement. It actually caused a condition called milia that I've never had in my entire life and they won't go away. I totally regret wasting my money You need to give more information than that...What were you settings? How severe are your scars? Fraxel is known to cause breakouts after treatments. I broke out until about 6 months after my last treatment.
  4. so you did extensive research and came out with the wrong conclusion. what does that say about you? not a monkey, but a biotech venture capitalist who invests in these types of companies (and currently working on an aesthetic laser company investment). trust me, i know much more than you do. nice try, though. i will leave it at that, since it's clear you're one of those people who is so ignorant that you don't even realize your own ignorance.
  5. Except that the restore is actually non-ablative... The Fraxel® Laser is a 30watt, diode pumped, 1,550nm erbium fiber laser that targets water as its chromophore. Utilizing the concept of fractional treatment 70-100um wide and 250-800um deep, microthermal zones (MTZs) of tissue coagulation are produced. Tissue is not vaporized and the stratum corneum remains intact. ok.... so... how is any resurfacing procedure not ablative? how can they "resurface" your skin without "ablating" it? maybe
  6. Except that the restore is actually non-ablative... The Fraxel® Laser is a 30watt, diode pumped, 1,550nm erbium fiber laser that targets water as its chromophore. Utilizing the concept of fractional treatment 70-100um wide and 250-800um deep, microthermal zones (MTZs) of tissue coagulation are produced. Tissue is not vaporized and the stratum corneum remains intact.
  7. I had active acne while I had my fraxel treatments. Fraxel anecdotally helps acne; I'm pretty sure they don't have FDA approval to treat acne, though. For me, it made my acne worse during and after my treatments. I'm six months post-treatment and 1 year post-1st treatment, and my acne has gotten much, much better.
  8. my face isnt swollen but lets hope it doesnt lol Microswelling...
  9. I considered that 1 pass...
  10. All I did was moisturize w/ cetaphil.
  11. You gotta relax with all the products. Your skin just got lasered. The last thing it needs is additional products interfering with the healing process.
  12. You're not supposed to use AHAs or BHAs while doing fraxel.
  13. Yes, it will help, though it might make things slightly worse before the improvement.
  14. Yep, I used to come to this board religiously. Now that I'm 6 months post-fraxel, I come and browse maybe once a week just to see how some other people are progressing with their treatments. While you might think KuroDesu's and artlez's posts are useless, they are dead on. I had planned on staying, but the endless negativity, the whining, the lack of patience, etc. on this board wears on you after awhile. I already wrote about my results here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...955
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