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  1. AcnePwns - I've been going out socially for about two and a half weeks now. jjp007 - I'm planning on waiting four months before I decide to do something else, hopefully I see some results in that time frame.
  2. Apparently, I still had a bit of residual microswelling, so most of my old scars are visible now; it's a roller coaster ride, I know lol. I'll post pictures soon, (5 weeks post-procedure) so everyone can have an idea of the remaining pinkness at this point in time. I'll be back after three months to post my final results. On another note, I've been using the Lightwave CS twice a day combined with topical clindamycin, which keeps me 100% clear.
  3. I looked worse, if you can imagine; I'm going to eventually upload a pic of what I looked like the day I returned home from the procedure. The pinpoint bleeding exaggerates the gruesomeness, though after a few vinegar soaks, the blood easily washes off anyways. Just don't look at yourself in the mirror...lol
  4. The treatment is uncomfortable and at times painful, but not unbearable. Ask for as many numbing shots in your face as possible. Also, be sure to ask if the doctor can give you the maximum dose of oral painkillers as possible. As Dudley mentioned, two weeks should suffice, but makeup will likely need to be worn for a few weeks afterwards. Be sure to get your ENTIRE face and jawline treated!
  5. Everything is going very well, save the lasting pinkness I initially saw Jennifer Brien for the first assessment. She essentially inquired as to what my expectations were and ultimately what issues I wanted resolved. Apparently she's #2 in Fraxel Re:store treatments within the United States (I inquired more but forgot the details). She was very friendly and informative. After talking with her for 10-15 minutes, she brought in Dr. Buscalgia for a "second assessment". He explained the proce
  6. If you can handle it, ask the doctor or technician if he/she can treat you with 70 mJ at a treatment level of 12. I don't see why you wouldn't get the highest settings available, especially with something non-ablative, like Re:store. Also make sure you ask him/her to perform additional passes on problem areas.
  7. Thanks for the replies everyone. Yeah, I wasn't overly concerned about the redness fading, it was mostly that slight indentation that was bothering me. I think all of my obsessing comes from my "social downtime" LOL (I'm getting VERY bored). As far as doing other things to my skin, surely I will ask for my doctor's opinion before I do anything else. It's not as though I was going to jump right into something immediately after I had Re:pair. If anything, I'm planning on doing a series of fiv
  8. Earlier this year, I had three Re:store sessions at 70 mJ, at a treatment level of 12. Total percentage of are treated also depends on the number of passes your doctor or technician does on each area of your face.
  9. The doctor told me that I could use ice packs if I had swelling, but I never felt as though I needed them. You can't really see the textural irregularities from the pictures I just posted, but let me assure you that it looked MUCH better before the treatment, believe me. I'm actually looking forward to getting some Re:store treatments to get ride of these lines...ugh. Anybody have any idea how long I'd have to wait after having my Re:pair treatment before going for a non ablative laser like
  10. The doctor told me that I could use ice packs if I had swelling, but I never felt as though I needed them. You can't really see the textural irregularities from the pictures I just posted, but let me assure you that it looked MUCH better before the treatment, believe me. I'm actually looking forward to getting some Re:store treatments to get ride of these lines...ugh. Anybody have any idea how long I'd have to wait after having my Re:pair treatment before going for a non ablative laser like
  11. It's been two weeks since my procedure. As promised, here are some recent pictures. As you can see, the redness has improved a bit, but nonetheless, I'M STILL QUITE RED. Those line scars are still present, but it's very difficult to distinguish them in these pictures. My primary intentions for posting these pictures is to illustrate redness over time. I will likely upload my before and after pictures that were taken at the clinic as soon as they are finished with their "collage". I feel that
  12. If your scars aren't particularly disfiguring, and you have got some money to spend, I would personally try a series of Fraxel Re:store (six - eight on the highest settings with a REPUTABLE doctor or technician). I always feel that one should climb the hierarchy of "invasiveness", so to speak, where you try the least invasive treatments to begin in order to see how tolerant you are. If no improvement is generated through these relatively mild procedures, you should make a decision to move up t
  13. Just purchased the Lightwave CS, it should be arriving within the next week and a half. Interested in seeing how well this works.
  14. Thanks for the informative and supportive comments guys! Dudley - Out of curiosity, how often and for how long do you use your LED lights? Did you begin your LED sessions soon after your first Re:pair? Raiderhood - I don't have much acne as of right now either, so hopefully LEDs can keep me completely clear. I'm probably going to end up purchasing the Lighwave tomorrow, seeing as it has a 90 day money back guarantee. I just hope the red and infrared lights in the Lightwave are powerful enoug
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