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Has anyone had Fraxel laser treatment or Micro needling?

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RocketQueenP Thu 12-Jan-17 17:24:41

And if so what were your experiences ? I am 37 and just feel I look a bit rough / tired (glares at pre teens and non sleeping toddler). the basics are there I look OK, but I just want freshening up but don't want botox / fillers. Is microneedling just like a glorified facial? I had a glycolic peel last yeatr and tbh didn't do much. I get the impression Fraxel is more hardcore and can actually tighten the skin which is what I want

( I have come into a little bit of spare money and have decided to use it improve myself and I am not sure what to go for! Also considering a mini tummy tuck...I could afford both that and micro needling but it would have to be either a course of Fraxel or a TT as not sure whether to focus on the face or the bod! ;) )

namechange20050 Thu 12-Jan-17 17:33:20

Go for a consultation somewhere. I went to a Sk:n clinic. I was interested in fraxel because I have acne scars. They will be able to tell you how many sessions you will need. I didn't go ahead because there was quite a lot of down time after treatment and I would have needed 3 treatments. It's also more invasive than I thought. And I've had a nose job so I'm not put off by recovery times!

RocketQueenP Thu 12-Jan-17 17:56:38

Yeah I have done a bit of googling and seen it helps with acne scars. I don't have them luckily just want to freshen and tighten my skin if poss

How much down time was there then? On the skin website they make it sound like barely any! Also there is a horrible scary story about Sk:n online, a lady went for fraxel and she ended up far worse and also her skin was allegedly like "orange peel" afterwards. and then she lost her hair with the stress I mean wtf shock

missfliss Thu 12-Jan-17 18:30:44

I have a Tria ( home Fraxel device). I'm only 2 weeks in on an 8 week treatment cycle.
It does the same thing but is gentler as is over a nightly cycle for 8 weeks at a time. Takes 10 mins every evening.
Redness disappeared by morning, and I can see skin changing already.

The results many people have are great, reduction in pigmentation, better texture and brightness and fine lines very well reduced.

It was £375 so much less money than an actual fraxel procedure which does have downtime ( about 3 days after each cycle of a pro treatment you will want to hide for a few days!)

parklives Fri 13-Jan-17 08:53:52

Am watching with interest, I have had successful laser treatment for thread veins on my face years ago.
The downtime was terrible, I worked from home, and tried to avoid face to face contact for a couple of weeks.
The couple of people who did see me thought I have been in a car accident! shock

But now in my forties I would love to get rid of pigmentation which is starting to clutter up my face (it is worse on one side than the other, otherwise I could probably live with it) but don't want to take time off work for the downtime.

@missfliss did someone recommend that machine to you?

missfliss Fri 13-Jan-17 16:27:24

@parklives - no. I have another Tria device (blue light for mild hormonal acne) and I was very impressed. as a sompany they know their stuff.

Phillips released a really good product called the Reaura first - now discontinued but selling for thousands on eBay. Tria released their age defying home laser I think in 2014 for the UK (Canada in 2013) so lots of reviews and blogs to read through to decide if was worth a punt.

I got mine for £306 from Beauty Bay but I know they usually go for minimum £375....

my skin is already brighter and old scars reduced. I can see the pigmentation going too (only 2..5 weeks in).

parklives Fri 13-Jan-17 23:19:31

Thanks missfliss and sorry op for the thread hijack.

Softkitty2 Sat 14-Jan-17 15:14:43

I would always go and see an actual dermatologist and not a beauty salon or chains.
dr. Joney de souza is meant to be very good and has good reviews.. He is in marylebone london near harrods

RocketQueenP Sat 21-Jan-17 09:29:15

Thanks all

Also looking at something called "fractora" ...anyone heard of / had that?

RocketQueenP Tue 24-Jan-17 21:33:33


I went for a consultation with a dermatologist today to discuss this. She said I really didn't need it done 😳😳 And said my skin was generally great which was awesome to hear but I was surprised as thought I looked like shit confused but she has suggested micro needling if I want to perk my skin up a little bit. And don't know if I'll bother with that as it sounds a right load of pseudo science bollox. So that's that then 😕

Shine0n1 Fri 10-Feb-17 11:17:02

Rocketqueen- do you mind sharing the name and place of the dermatologist you saw?

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