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Fraxel Repair Laser

Talk about all types of laser treatments, CO2, Laser skin resurfracing, intense pulsed light (IPL), Fraxel, Active Fx, Erbium, LED, Yag, Smoothbeam, Pixel, and more.

Postby DCNGA » Sat May 09, 2009 2:14 pm

Don't know how old you are, Confused1, but were you around when the original Thermage damage started showing up? Thermage was going to save our faces and our bodies and looked what happened to thousands upon thousands of people. I truly feel Morgan makes some good points.

I've read of the procedure (platelet rich plasma) and it has promise, as does stem cell research other similar type research for facial "issues", none of which is going to be invasive.

There are many things to try before assuming that lasers (invasive, especially) are the best answer. It always boggles my mind that because someone has a good outcome, as do many more like themselves, that they discount that others may not have been as fortunate. This happens all over these boards from chemicals peels to tummy tucks. Everything does not work for everyone....law of averages.



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Postby Confused1 » Sat May 09, 2009 3:21 pm

DCNGA, lets just say I am old enough to have been in on the ground floor of Dermabrasion and CO2 treatments. Repair is the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me, and I get a bit defensive when I am called a "sucker" for doing it. I am a born skeptic, and the cosmetic industry is not high on my list of trusted industries.
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Postby DCNGA » Sat May 09, 2009 6:28 pm

I don't recall anyone calling you a "sucker" at all--at least not myself.

I'm always happy when someone has a good outcome with lasers, because just as easily it might not have been so.

I sincerely, with all my heart, believe one day that a great of things will come to "light" about lasers, RF, and IPL that is not now known. I think that information is suppressed or there are a whole lot of ignorant docs or docs in denial about what is happening to a great many people out there who've had these treatments/procedures.

I never discount if someone has a good outcome and loves their results, just as I never discount those who have the opposite happen to them.
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Re: Fraxel Repair Laser

Postby Margrett » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:40 am

I did my 3rd Fraxel treatment...My skin is so dry and sore..I cannot believe I did this 3 times. My skin has had a huge improvement ,but the recovery time is stressful. Each recovery was different The first was the worst the second not as bad as the first..The third as bad as the first..Pain lever from 1-10 is a 7..This is as close to plastic surgery as you will get with out a knife. I believe in 2 weeks my skin will be back to normal with zero damage..All my sun damage is gone and fine wrinkles are gone..I will let you know in 6 months if this is worth the 3 grand :)
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Re: Fraxel Repair Laser

Postby loveheartlove » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:16 pm

I'm going for a consultation. I just had scar revision and I have been reading that fraxel can diminish the appearance of surgical scars if used early in the healing process. Please if anyone has experience with fraxel used on surgical scars let me know! Right now the recently revisioned scar just using stitches is a thin red line, I'm wondering how much more fraxel can reduce the appearance? Thanks.
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