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Hi:-) I'm new here. Did anybody has an Erbium Laser on acne scars? I had it 4 days ago and now i'm sitting with brown thick skin and I start peel off awful:-). It was not painless, I felt like somebody put the needles in my face very fast After that I looked like very bad sunburnt, Very very bad. I didn't have all face done, but upper part of face and some spots on cheeks, one on nose. I have to put Vaseline or other ointments on face until it peels off. I had these ointments in my hair even:-) I cannot wait to look my new skin! My scars were shallow I Think, four was deeper form chickenpox. Doc. said that I need three Erbium , the next after 3 months and next after 3 follow months. Anybody of you has some experience with Erbium Laser on acne scars? If yes, please, write, I'd be greateful. If you want me to descibe my progress ( if will be....) I 'll be writing of course.
Sorry for my Eng but it's not my first language but I hope you understand:-)
Hi Mrovkaa, I have'nt had Erbium Laser done but I have often thought about getting it done, I'm just too scared! I would love to hear how it goes for you so please keep us posted.
Hi Pageaday:) So let me describe all procedure. It was only 20 minutes. I was in the doctor's office with him and the nurse. Doctor took the laser and show me on my hand that in is painless. Yes, but on hand:) When he started to move the laser over my face it was some stingilng, like needles and stings, especcially over the mouth area but REALLY I could take it. Besides, I HAD NOT even topical anesthesia and it was pain but not the agony. After this procedure I went to look in the mirror. I looked like sunburn victom:-) The nurse said - not so bad:-) Then doctor prescribes me antibiotic ( Rulid - roksythromycyne) and i have to take it twice a day, morning and evening. He told me to not wash my face today and the day after. And he put on my face tons of VASELINE!:-) He told me also that I have to put many ointments ( vaseline or other) on my face until it's pell off. So, I came out from the office and I almost ran across the streets to my car, I was afraid of people's looking:-) The first day was not so bad, some stingling, but face was purpure, dark red. Next day it started to be brown. No pain absolutely. But of course looking horrible:-) Today is 4-th day and I see bright pink skin under the brown burnt skin, because this brown skin started to peel off. I cannot tell how much improvement I see now, because on my face in still some mess, brwon skin, pink skin, the ointment... But really if we talk about procedure it is not the horror. I have read about CO2 resurfacing - and this is the nightmare! I can tell that tomorrow I should have new skin, which is bright pink, not red. So the downtime is very short - only 5,6 days ( CO2 - 3 weeks I heard). Doc said that I have to have 3 procedures. The next will be in December( 3 moths later) and the next in March. I really believe that it will work, my scars are shallow, doc was very optimistic, but on the other hand I read many negative opinions - that Erbium does nothing on scars. We'll see, every day is better but I know that the final result will be on next weekes, months. If you want something more, ask:-)
It's 5-th day after the treatment. New pink skin appeared, absolutely no swelling, but also no improvement... I don't know, maybe it's too early, doc said that collagen must have time to build, but I thought that I see some improvement when new skin will appear... I must admit that I am little dissapointed now... maybe I'm wrong because it's to early... I recalled now that doc said that i'll see the first results after two weeks - maybe that's the key. If somebody had Erbium on scars, please, write. I'll write about next days &results.
Hi Mrovkaa,
Thanks for your really detailed post. My sister got IPL laser treatment, although she does not have acne scars she had very bad red markings on her face and it took about 4-5 treatments before she saw results, she had one treatment a month. I have to say she looks good. Perhaps it takes time for results to be seen. Hope it's working out for you.
Hi:) I't 8-th day after and I think I start to see improvement:-) Scars are definitely soften. They seems to be smaller and shallower. Rest of my face is very smooth, no zits, no pimples, no spots.
Pageaday , thanks for hope:-) Doc said that the improvement will be going slowly but I am not patient:-) Now I see the different. We'll see, what will happen next few days:-)

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