Saturday, 3 March 2012

Final Laser Skin Resurfacing This Evening

Well the dreaded day has arrived - well evening really as Nikky picked me up at 6 pm to take me to Medi Esthetic for my final CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment.  After a wait, I was shown into one of the many treatment rooms where a young technician cleansed my face and then applied liberal amounts of the anaesthetic cream to my face and then left me for about 20 mins for it to take effect.  Nikky left at that time as she had to go and see another client.  I was then asked to change rooms to where the fractionating CO2 laser was situated and then the doctor came in and started the treatment.
He started at pretty much the same strength as last time, but he was going over areas which only had fine lines  as he worked down towards my chin area, I noticed a perceptible change in the note that the machine was making - and a much more perceptible change in the amount of pain.  I almost jumped off the treatment table in shock, but gathered my nerves and signalled for him to continue, but it was nearing the threshold that I could take.  He went over the chin and lower cheek areas several times (about three I think) and then he tapped me on the shoulder, I opened my eyes and he softly said "Finito" with a broad smile  Thank goodness for that.
Unlike the previous session when the young technician applied a mask to my face and left me for about 30 mins, this time she tenderly kept wiping my face with a cool soothing liquid, and did it feel like heaven.  My face felt like it was on fire and swollen to the size of a melon, but after she had finished I went to the bathroom and checked and it was fine - just a little red and very slightly swollen.  I called Nikky to tell her I was ready for collection and she said that Senõr John would call to collect me and she would ring me when he arrived at the clinic.  About 30 mins later she called me to tell me that Senõr John was waiting outside for me and he took me back to my apartment.


  1. I'm glad that the whole resurfacing ended with good results. Maybe you can share your post-treatment pictures so we can see how the program did in comparison with your before picture! I think skin therapies in Peru are a lot more affordable than those in US, right? Have a good trip there!

  2. Hi Katie,
    Yes, I found that most (if not all) medical treatments are about a third of the cost of corresponding treatments in either the Europe or the US, so there are huge savings to be made. Most of the shallower wrinkles have now gone, but some of the deep ones are still present and I will need at least another two treatments to eliminate these so I am planning possibly one treatment here in the UK and then a final one when I return to Peru later in the year for my tummy tuck.
    I hope to get some pictures taken in the next couple of weeks as I wanted everything to settle down as much as possible before posting any images - for both my own vanity and also as a testament to Dr. Pimentel's work.

  3. For people who have problems with their skin, they will definitely find this post very helpful. And thanks for sharing your experience as well. Many people will surely learn from this.

    Laser skin resurfacing

  4. Great to hear it's such a speedy procedure.

    I've yet to decipher the difference between CO2 and fraxel skin resurfacing but something tells me they're somewhat different.

    I guess only the result matters in the end though. :P

  5. Hi Annie,
    Fraxel laser skin rejuvenation works slightly differently than the older CO2 laser treatments. Instead of a broad sweep from the laser source, which could result in weeks for the skin to repair itself, using the Faxel method, the laser light is split into thousands of 'columns' of light which penetrate deep into the skin. The advantage of this is that adjacent areas of skin quickly help to restore the damaged areas and hence the recovery time is shortened and you don't ooze serum onto the skin - and hence no scabs. For more information, check out the link below:-


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