Fraxel Laser Treatment

  • comical44

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    Jan 28, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    Has anyone had it done? If so how were the result?

    Ive heard amazing things about this procedure for your face.

    Im thinking about getting one of these skin treatments done within the enxt month or so
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 28, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    From what I understand, it's similar to a face peel, but more controlled. However, from what I understand, you need to stay out of the sun for a year or it could cause sever damage to your skin. People with dark pigment should not have it done at all or they will permanent pigment damage and they will look spotted.
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidFrom what I understand, it's similar to a face peel, but more controlled. However, from what I understand, you need to stay out of the sun for a year or it could cause sever damage to your skin. People with dark pigment should not have it done at all or they will permanent pigment damage and they will look spotted.



    Stay out of the sun? Fuck dat!
  • comical44

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    Jan 28, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    really you cant go in the sun for a whole year?? I heard you have to wear sunblock for a couple monthes just to protect it after the treatment but nothing about staying out fo the sun for a while year, that will be hard in my opinion.
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    AMoonHawk saidFrom what I understand, it's similar to a face peel, but more controlled. However, from what I understand, you need to stay out of the sun for a year or it could cause sever damage to your skin. People with dark pigment should not have it done at all or they will permanent pigment damage and they will look spotted.



    Stay out of the sun? Fuck dat!
    I only stay out of the sun between sunset and sunrise.
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    I had it once. The sun thing is not true. The problem is that it punches little holes in your skin and you are a bloody (literally) mess for three days and then red for about a week. It is suppose to be the best laser procedure since it stimulates collagen production deep in the skin. Only do it if you can take 4 days away from work and going in public.
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    There's no point in doing any of it if you're just going to ruin your skin with the sun.
  • comical44

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    Jan 30, 2013 2:58 AM GMT
    Im not planning on ruining my skin with sun its just that it will be hard to avoid being out in the sun during the summer etc

    Just seeing if anyone has had it done? Ive heard amazing things about it
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    hotrodwow1 saidI had it once. The sun thing is not true. The problem is that it punches little holes in your skin and you are a bloody (literally) mess for three days and then red for about a week. It is suppose to be the best laser procedure since it stimulates collagen production deep in the skin. Only do it if you can take 4 days away from work and going in public.


    I take it, it didn't work, since you're hiding your face?icon_lol.gif
  • JackDoyle

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Move to Ireland we never have any sun here icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    I did it a few times, there are varying intensity of the laser used. You have to repeatedly go back to really see the result. I think I did the medium intensity one, 6 sessions and for me the improvement was noticeable, but nothing drastic. It was getting too expensive so I stopped. icon_neutral.gif
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    hotrodwow1 saidI had it once. The sun thing is not true. The problem is that it punches little holes in your skin and you are a bloody (literally) mess for three days and then red for about a week. It is suppose to be the best laser procedure since it stimulates collagen production deep in the skin. Only do it if you can take 4 days away from work and going in public.


    I agree I had the fraxel FX (I think it was called). The strongest one. It makes you look like you were face bashed for a good 2 weeks. They also told me to stya home for 5 days and that was a bunch of malarkey, it was more like my stay home was really 2 weeks. No BS,
    They also told me 9 months.. no sun. ( I didn't listen and I turned out fine. )
    I had it done by a dermatologist and of course he is going to say a lot of sunscreen, no sun etc... I have an olive complexion

    It is quite bloody, batters your face and you are a mess. They also make you take a valium pre- procedure and shoot your face up with lidocaine so you can stand the pain. You also hold a cooling rod, which blows cold air as they are preforming the procedure.
    It was expensive and in the end not worth it
  • comical44

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    JustTheTip said
    hotrodwow1 saidI had it once. The sun thing is not true. The problem is that it punches little holes in your skin and you are a bloody (literally) mess for three days and then red for about a week. It is suppose to be the best laser procedure since it stimulates collagen production deep in the skin. Only do it if you can take 4 days away from work and going in public.


    I agree I had the fraxel FX (I think it was called). The strongest one. It makes you look like you were face bashed for a good 2 weeks. They also told me to stya home for 5 days and that was a bunch of malarkey, it was more like my stay home was really 2 weeks. No BS,
    They also told me 9 months.. no sun. ( I didn't listen and I turned out fine. )
    I had it done by a dermatologist and of course he is going to say a lot of sunscreen, no sun etc... I have an olive complexion

    It is quite bloody, batters your face and you are a mess. They also make you take a valium pre- procedure and shoot your face up with lidocaine so you can stand the pain. You also hold a cooling rod, which blows cold air as they are preforming the procedure.
    It was expensive and in the end not worth it



    Thanks for the info....your face and skin looks greats though. I dont have major problems with my face to be honest. Just some red/brownish spots. A little bit of uneven skin tone and minor lines
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    OP, you're 27. If you have brown spots that means you have sun damage. There is no other explanation for it. You ought to start doing everyday preventative maintenance, rather than quick fixes that will do nothing to prevent long term problems.
  • comical44

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    Jan 30, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOP, you're 27. If you have brown spots that means you have sun damage. There is no other explanation for it. You ought to start doing everyday preventative maintenance, rather than quick fixes that will do nothing to prevent long term problems.


    Yea it could be that...I have one brown spot on the side of my face and 2 broken blood vessels located in others spots....I dont go out in the sun more than the average person though. Im still getting this treatment done just for my own confidence