Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SmartXide CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

About two years ago I had a photofacial done at a local medical spa. I loved the results! I had some pretty bad hyperpigmentation below my cheekbones and it basically got rid of it.

Alas, two years, birth control hormones, and a trip to Mexico did a number on my face and I found myself with quite a bit of hyperpigmentation again.

So last week I went in for another photofacial, expecting the same drill. Turns out it wasn't nearly as brown as last time, and the laser just wouldn't pick it up. The doctor suggested I come back for "SmartXide CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing". She warned me that I'd look sunburned for up to two weeks, but that it should take care of the uneven pigment.

So here's how I'm looking today. I went to work and am off to a concert tonight. I'm not at all worried about what people might think- although WC asked me why my face was bruised. How do you explain vanity to a 3 year old? :-) I know I'll love the end result!

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Julie said...

Never heard of this before.

Lipstick said...

I've heard of this, but...does it hurt? It looks like it a sunburn would hurt

Hope the concert is fun!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this before, but can tell you that I'd never do it just because it looks very painful.

Sasha said...

Didn't hurt at all girls- they gave me a numbing cream to use about an hour before and I didn't feel a thing. Now it just feels a little bit sunburned, but not bad at all.

Slim said...

Can't wait to see how this turns out! Tell WC this is what happens when you put your head in the waffle iron.

Cory said...

CAnnot wait to see and hear about the end result. Was the procedure painful or is it now??? Is the price comparable to photofacial?? questions questions!!!

Blanda said...

Can't wait to see how it looks when it heals!


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