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AnnieR
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:58 pm      Reply with quote
Having my first fraxel laser done tommorrow. I am a little nervous as to the pain level, but dear hubby has volunteered to have a pop on his hand as a tester first. I will post back in a few days with my follow ups. I hope to have reduced nasolabial and lip lines and a little acne scar reduction, light wrinkle reduction and tightening. My family thinks I am imagining all these flaws but they are too sweet and I pay them dearly. Hope it fulfills at least some expectations! Smile

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:17 pm      Reply with quote
Good luck to you! I'm looking forward to reading your experience!
I really hope this does something for you.
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:25 pm      Reply with quote
Good luck AnnieR!! Very Happy I hope that you achieve the results you are looking for. Smile
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:02 pm      Reply with quote
Take care - keep us posted...

lovely hubby
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:20 pm      Reply with quote
AnnieR, I am VERY anxious to hear about your results! I have been debating on having the Fraxel procedure for the past few months. Please, definitely keep us all posted. Good luck to you!!
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:51 pm      Reply with quote
Oh Annie, how exciting!! I'll be anxiously awaiting your feedback. Hubby is great for being the guinea pig, Wink

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good luck to u!

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Best of luck, Annie! I have my first laser hair removal treatment in 2 and a half hours' time. Fingers crossed that our respective laser treatments work! Very Happy
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:08 am      Reply with quote
Best of luck AnnieR and majorb! I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences.
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Thanks for the well wishes and good luck MajorB on the hair removal. I know what that feels like. This one has my on edge because of mixed things I have read. My esthetician said I WILL swell and to allow 2 weeks recvoery. Well I already take one with a regular IPL. I am going to try just the topical numbing cream and have a vicadin that they give me a RX for along just in case. Some places gives Zanax too, but I hope I am not going to need that (famous last words), that's what hubby's for.

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Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:15 am      Reply with quote
Best wishes AnnieR and majorb for lots of success (and little pain) Smile
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:28 am      Reply with quote
Well, I had very little pain - only one or two little "ouch" moments. Was so excited to begin treatment as my patch test worked really well. A fortnight later and the patch was almost completely hair free - and my hair usually grows extremely quickly, even after waxing or epilating.

Hope yours goes as well as mine did, Annie. Will be thinking of you tomorrow.
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:09 pm      Reply with quote
Wow, good luck and let us know how it goes ...
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Back from my visit and all I can say is "OUCH". I'm still a bit woozy as I did take my vicadin but forgot to eat with it and I don't do well with pain medication. But if I hadn't have taken it I don't know how bad it would have been, and I have a good pain tolerance. Everyone kept calling it uncomfortible, HA! Like a hot, scratchy pin being drug across your skin over and over. Now I am swollen and I feel like I have a horrible sunburn. If I had paid for a package of 5 I would have wanted a refund. My expectations for the pain level were way too low. My setting was at a 14 for most of my face and 20 for the chin area (pretty high). She said I will be swollen for a few days and then peel, so it will be a while before I post results. But I am hoping for a good payoff as I have heard most people are happy with the results. So off to bed for me while I can still stand up. Thank goodness hubby was there to hold my hand and drive. I'll follow up soon.

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Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:11 pm      Reply with quote
Glad that you made it through it! Very Happy Thanks for checking in.

It sounds pretty painful. Sad Are you supposed to continue taking pain killers? And are you supposed to put any kind of creams on your skin?

I hope that you are feeling better soon.
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Here's wishing you a speedy recovery Smile
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:26 pm      Reply with quote
There is no way my husband would do that - he would need the services of a paramedic after just one "zap" Shock Exclamation
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:27 am      Reply with quote
Poor Annie. I hope you get some great results from your treatment, but sorry to hear how painful it was.
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Day 2-I only took 1 pain med (wish I hadn't), they give it to you to take the edge off. Then I took Arnica (still am), a homeopathic pain and swelling reducer.
Woke up this morning with swelling, but not nearly as bad as when I get the IPL's, but no pain at all. The sunburn feeling I had last night is gone too. Hubby said it looks pretty good and he thinks I'll be happy. But since I can only see partially out of one eye, it's hard to tell yet. But I am waiting for the peeling part to begin and be done. I have already forgotten the pain. Laughing

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:57 am      Reply with quote
Wow Annie - I was suprised to read your first post describing the procedure!!! Everything I've read says "some discomfort," but then they talk about the numbing cream offsets it blah blah...

It's also touted as a lunchtime procedure. YIKES!

It wouldn't necessarily dissuade me from doing it, but I HATE when they don't give you accurate information.

Feel better!
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Hey Katee-Good to hear from you.
Yes, I watched a lot of video before I had it done but was not prepared for the pain intensity. They call it a "lunchtime" procedure, which is VERY misleading. Even if you don't take any meds, it takes an hour of prep numbing, then painting the blue dye on for the laser to follow, then the procedure and cleanup. It takes a good two hours of time, plus the swelling and a very red sunburned-looking face. Also, all of the blue dye does not come off. I still have it on and my hubby is calling me smurfette. So it wopuld depend on where you work for sure.
Today my skin feels very scratchy like sandpaper on the surface so I know I am in for a very major molting! Laughing

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:37 am      Reply with quote
Sounds like things are progressing quickly! Very Happy I'm glad to hear that the pain has diminished. Smile

Are you supposed to apply any topicals at this point?

And do you know how long the whole peeling process will take?
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Tam-I am to use only gentle cleansers like Cetaphil or Obagi Gentle, no AHA's or harsh scrubbers. I cannot use any retinol or AHA product until my skin completely heals and all peeling has stopped, then I can SLOWLEY re-introduce them. I cannot use petroleum jelly unless on the lip corners for cracking due to the fact she said it will clog my pores. I have to keep my skin EXTREMELY hydrated. I was given SkinMedica's Rejuvenative Moisturizer samples to use for the next 2 weeks. She thought because I have such sensitive skin I should allow 2 weeks for healing and peeling and I will see full results in up to 6 months. But I bet it takes me up to 3 weeks to get my skin normal again. That's why I did it now because I had a free schedule for a little bit. Since it is a combo of non-ablative and ablative I have to heal from the inside out.

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:32 pm      Reply with quote
AnnieR, will you need to have further Fraxel treatments? I was under the impression that several treatments were fairly common?
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:52 pm      Reply with quote
Good to read that everything went well! Smile
Get well soon!
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