By Jeannie Kehoe, Patient Concierge
Wow, I’ve just had my 59th birthday…. Yikes, I can’t believe it! Where has the time gone?!
So many patients and friends ask me “Jeannie what are you doing with your skin?” They say it’s bright and youthful, and while I wish I could say it’s good genes, it’s actually me being consistent with services offered at Project Skin MD!
Aside from a steady skincare routine (including my 3 favourite products: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic®, Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, and Retinol 0.5), I get BOTOX Cosmetic® every 4 months to relax my frown lines and a small amount of dermal fillers once a year to combat volume loss in my temples and around my jawline. In addition, I do an annual ThermaFrax – which consists of a full face Thermage® CPT for skin tightening followed by a full face Fraxel® re:store DUAL for skin rejuvenation, both performed on the same day (I’m also a fan of Ultherapy® combined with Fraxel re:store DUAL!). These combos are my go-to for anyone wanting to address tone, texture, pigmentation and/or fine lines.
I recently had the chance to do a ThermaFrax and thought I’d share my recovery experience. Patients always ask me what the social downtime is like after Fraxel re:store DUAL treatment, so hopefully this will help to better understand.
As you will see, the process isn’t always pretty, but the results sure are!
Note: I experienced a little bit more swelling immediately following my Fraxel treatment, given that I had the Thermage treatment done on the same day.
I am ecstatic with the results! My skin feels supple and soft, not to mention the glow!
Be prepared to have more flaking and dryness on days 2 and 3. You can continue to use mineral make-up to cover up the redness. My favourite is the Sunforgettable® Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 from Colorescience – I keep it in my purse and re-apply throughout the day.
When booking a Fraxel re:store DUAL treatment with us, you will receive the appropriate recovery products with detailed instructions on how to use them for the two weeks following the procedure. Using those products will ensure speedy and safe recovery – trust us, we’ve done our due diligence and testing! Following our suggested recovery protocol will help turn your Fraxel experience into a positive one.
I believe that the key to beautiful skin is a combination of the right procedures with the right skincare products. There are so many options out there and they certainly are not equal. I’m here to help our patients understand what each procedure does and assist them in making the right decisions about their skin.
If you’re ready to take the future of your skin in your own hands, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with me at Project Skin MD. We’ll customize your treatments, skincare, and get you on track to aging gracefully in no time!