Fraxel diaries, 5 days after treatment

Now is the time to mention that I love Fraxel.

The pinkness is almost gone today, actually. What’s still there looks very natural… natural enough to forego any foundation, just eye makeup and lip gloss. Except for the cold sore on my lip, and some small patches of dry skin, my skin looks amazing and the whole process has exceeded my expectations.

Kinda freaky religious about sunscreen now. And hats. Never wore hats so often in my life, but I do now. I feel like I was given a “do-over” with my skin and I have to do better this time. Protect my investment.

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Published in: Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm  Comments (2)  
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Fraxel diaries, the day of treatment

Today was the big day, I was beyond nervous but now that it’s behind me I realize the anxiety of how much it might hurt was far worse than the reality of how much it did hurt (which really wasn’t that much!)

I thought I would have an out of body experience this morning, my nerves were so bad, but I really didn’t have anything to worry over. As I said, if you could withstand the discomfort of a tattoo then you can deal with this. And I’m the type to worry about every possible thing that could go wrong (including the woman who died from lidocaine numbing cream… but she wrapped her entire body in it and plastic wrapped it too, so go figure. Obviously this was nothing like that). If it’s of relevance, I did indeed remove my nose jewelry during the treatment.

I have only good things to say about the medical spa where I had the work done, the staff were kind, extremely knowledgable and well-practiced. They made sure to send me away with plenty of product samples to use for the next week while my skin is healing, and emphasized how to reach them at any point this weekend if I had any questions or concerns along the way.

As the day is progressing and the numbness is fully wearing off, I notice some sensitivity in the under-eye area but otherwise I just feel occasional warmth and some slight puffiness from the swelling. And I’m seeing little grains of “sand” that are beginning to appear on my skin as the day goes along. More salt than pepper today, I guess. And I haven’t even felt like I needed an ibuprofen for the discomfort.

Published in: Uncategorized on October 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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