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Old 09-03-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to know if anyone has had the fraxel laser treatment? I have acne scarring from my teenage years and Ive been looking into getting it done. The results all seem to differ of course but wonder if yours was worth the price or not. Any dramatic changes to texture, look, feel and color of your skin?

Perhaps there's another procedure that would greatly minimize the grooves/indentations I have on my cheeks?

I will eventually get a consultation from my Dermatologist but wanted a little feedback from anyone whose familiar with this.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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Definitely worth it! Your skin will look amazing.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Definitely worth it! Your skin will look amazing.
Thank you for the feedback

Most of the after photos I've seen look amazing.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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With the indented scarring from acne, a lot of derms recommend 2-3 sessions of microdermabrasion on those areas first followed by fraxel. I have had one fraxel treatment and liked the results, but I don't know that in my particular case it gave a better result than a clinical-strength chemical peel would have. I think find a well-respected doctor who offers all treatments and let the doc make recommendations based on your particular skin issues, and then decide what course of action you will take.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I did it, not for scarring, but for skin tightening....hurts like crazy (afterwards...not during, so much), and took over a week to heal each time (I did it 2 times) (It actually burns your skin) and I was sort of "housebound...didn't want anyone to see the healing.....and I haven't noticed any major difference in texture or tightness. I will save my money for a REAL facelift.

If you want to minimize scars, have you considered microderm abrasion? My friend had some bad acne scars, and now, you can't see them, unless you get "up close and personal" and she has NO makeup on at all!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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With the indented scarring from acne, a lot of derms recommend 2-3 sessions of microdermabrasion on those areas first followed by fraxel. I have had one fraxel treatment and liked the results, but I don't know that in my particular case it gave a better result than a clinical-strength chemical peel would have. I think find a well-respected doctor who offers all treatments and let the doc make recommendations based on your particular skin issues, and then decide what course of action you will take.
Yeah I think that's going to be the most difficult thing is finding a really good doctor
Was kind of hoping the fraxel alone would be enough but now you've got me thinking, considering how bad my skin is, that I may need more than just that. Thank you for the feedback

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I did it, not for scarring, but for skin tightening....hurts like crazy (afterwards...not during, so much), and took over a week to heal each time (I did it 2 times) (It actually burns your skin) and I was sort of "housebound...didn't want anyone to see the healing.....and I haven't noticed any major difference in texture or tightness. I will save my money for a REAL facelift.

If you want to minimize scars, have you considered microderm abrasion? My friend had some bad acne scars, and now, you can't see them, unless you get "up close and personal" and she has NO makeup on at all!
No major difference? Wow, that is a big let down. That's a lot of money wasted
A few years ago I did have 4 microdermabrasions...one procedure a week. I didn't see much improvement unfortunately. That's why I started looking into something bigger like fraxel. IDK...maybe I can give it a try again. It's certainly a more cheaper route to take. I suppose looking into chemical peels too as the PP mentioned.


Again, thank you all for the response. I truly appreciate it.
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