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Not yet ready for public consumption

I’m definitely not ready for public consumption yet. And I’m about to see only the second person I will have allowed to see me since this began—an ex-boyfriend from college, now friend, who is in town from Fort Worth. I’ve


Post-procedure Day 4

Big changes today. Lots of skin peeling. It’s hard to keep my hands off my face. Still a little puffy, and red/brown on most of my face, and most noticeable around the edges. Bright pink where skin has peeled off


Active FX Post-procedure Recovery Day 3

If anything I look worse today. The white area around my eyebrows is very visible in the sea of red/brown that is my face. Pictures are not doing it justice. I’ve tried to get close-ups but with or without the


Day 2, ewww

Still puffy, a little sore, and my face feels slightly hot. It’s not terrible, but I took an aceteminophen w/codeine earlier. My face is reddish/brown and swollen. I washed my face for the first time with the extra-gentle cleanser that


Procedure evening

Still Tuesday, July 27 See the Active FX Laser Resurfacing Video, part 1. It’s the evening of the procedure day and I want to give a quick recap. First we shot some “before” pictures. At about an hour before the


Procedure morning is finally here!

Tuesday, July 27 Today is the day! I woke up at 4 a.m. with that pre-vacation sort of anticipation. I was happy to have time to walk my dog, since he probably won’t have a walk for the next four


The day before!

Monday, July 26 Tomorrow is the day. I’m excited.  Yesterday I bought some inexpensive blue pillowcases at Target. Dr. Zimmet suggested old pillowcases but I don’t have any of those (except some that I used to cover up plants during


Pre-op info – Fractionated Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Zimmet called me on Friday to discuss the pre-op instructions, and I took these notes. “Basically, I wanted to tell you what to expect on the day of your appointment. And there are a couple of medications we might


Four days before my Fractionated Laser Resurfacing

Thursday, July 22 Four days away and have to admit, I’m getting a bit nervous. Will it hurt? Will I be totally grossed out by what I look like? Will I look OK when I finally do venture out on


Preparing for Fractional Laser Resurfacing Diary

by Clare Sargent Wednesday, June 21 Today I arranged for a videographer to shoot my procedure. Dr. Zimmet had someone in mind who couldn’t do it on the day I wanted the procedure, so we got my colleague and friend


Skin Vein