As you know by now, I am more than happy to test out whatever the latest technology Dr. Brown wants to offer to her patients. I am the consummate guinea pig. From fillers such as Voluma and Juvederm to laser type treatments such as Derma Pen and TruSculpt, I have tried them all. But I can honestly say, without a doubt (I’m not blowing smoke) ,the Fraxel treatment I had a month ago has shown the most significant difference in my skin. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fillers such as Voluma and Botox but they target a different area.
I actually had Fraxel done over 10 years ago when the technology wasn’t nearly as sophisticated. For those of you who tried it back then as well, you should have fond memories of a blue mask painted on your face to protect you from the laser intensity. And while the pain was minimal, the result was as well. And to top it off, I looked like a member of the Blue Man Group for at least a week (that stuff gets in between hard to reach crevices). I was told that I would definitely need a minimum of 3-5 treatments to see a difference. I wasn’t in a position to dole out that kind of money but was also disappointed that even after 1 treatment I didn’t see one iota of difference.
Even One Treatment Makes a Difference
Flash forward to 2015. Fraxel has literally reinvented itself with updated laser technology. Gone are the days of Blue Man Group paint BUT, more importantly, I have never seen such a dramatic change in my skin after one treatment. I had pigmentation from years worth of sun worshipping and when I tell you that the pigmentation is gone…it’s really gone! Ask Christie, ask Aundrea and of course ask Dr. Brown. And there’s more! Some of the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and my mouth, significantly reduced. To give you a tangible example (aside from the before and after pictures below), I normally get Botox every 3 months (maybe 4) but I didn’t need it for over 5 months (yes, both crow’s feet and forehead) because of the effects of the Fraxel Laser treatment.
Last week I went in for some Voluma around my chin (because I had scheduled this appointment before the Fraxel treatment) and Dr. Brown took one look at my skin and said “your face is much fuller now (not swollen, but plumper) so she couldn’t see where I really needed the Voluma. How cool is that? When you read up on Fraxel, the research says it can take between 1-3 months (sometimes longer) for new collagen to form and plump up your skin. I am telling you, it took my skin about a month and I am still seeing improvements.
Can you tell I’m excited about Fraxel? I can’t tell you how great it is to skip wearing foundation and still look like I have even skin tone.
Fraxel really covers a full range of skin problems too. From pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines to deep acne scarring, it really does it all (and literally from head to toe).
Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with Dr. Brown to see if Fraxel could benefit your skin. Trust me, it will not be a waste of your time and if you move forward and have the treatment, it will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made for yourself!