An In-Office Treatment That Completely Cleared Up One Woman’s Skin

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SKIN UPDATE: Firstly thank you everyone for all you kindness and support over the past few months . It has been quite the emotional journey but I am so happy I shared it with you all and we all now know we do not face these things alone. It has been 1 week since my Pixel Facial and I just took the super smiley selfie.. The pain was agonising on day 1 but my day 3 the redness and swelling has started to go down.. The laser left my skin super dry and sensitive . Using factor 50 Oil free spf is a must. I cleansed my skin every day using @cellnutrition_Ireland hypertonic Derma spray, a natural sea salt spray to cleanse my skin and prevent bacteria .. The hypertonic spray helped to heal my skin so quickly: Today is day 7 and my skin feels fresh and new, it was definitely worth the pain.. My scars have faded, most are gone and the texture of the skin has greatly improved . I will have to have another facial to completely clear the skin before or after Christmas . The pixel facial also reduces fine lines and tightens the skin woohooo.. I know this has not completely cured my hormonal acne. As I still have PCOS I have no doubt I will go through another breakout but at least this will help heal the skin and control it .. For now I am just going to smile. I felt knocked down but I took control, I feel like me and it’s time to be happy again. Remember it’s not selfish to love yourself, to look after, invest and take care of yourself. make your happiness the number one priority, it is self love and we need more of it, it’s a necessity. Thank you @dailymail for sharing my story today. Thank you @ocellejewelry for this pretty rose gold set .. Let me know if you had pixel and your results below. #maevemadden #realtalk #skincare #loveyourself #acne #pcos #pcosawareness

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Lasers aren’t always the most enjoyable of skin procedures—a zap here and a rubber band snap–feeling there doesn’t exactly equate to a relaxing treatment. But, one look at some of the results will have most people signing up—stat—even with the discomfort factor.

As personal trainer and social media star Maeve Madden recently told the Insider, her experience with the Pixel laser was a little more painful than anticipated. 

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“I could feel small pin pricks as the laser lit up across my face,” Madden said. “I began to get a little agitated as smoke started to rise and I could literally smell my skin burning. Fifteen minutes after the procedure my face turned a deep purple, and began to heat up. By the time I got home, I was in total agony and my face was burning, it felt like I was on fire.”

As San Francisco dermatologist William Kwan, MD, explains, this type of experience is not the norm. “The Pixel laser is a fractional CO2 laser. This type of laser is ablative, meaning that the skin tissue is vaporized (or burned), but slowly and in a controlled, safe manner. It works great, but depending how strong of a treatment is done, there can be minimal to extensive downtime. The pain that she experienced is really not too typical, however the stronger the treatment, the more discomfort and downtime afterwards. The sensation of heat that she describes is common, but is usually not painful. Other factors such as what type of products were placed on the skin after the treatment, could also contribute to additional pain related to any procedure.”

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Skin Update : I’m officially a 🍓.. So I have been a little MIA on socials with Fitness Tips as I have had a Pixel Facial to help remove acne scaring .. I can’t workout atm until it has healed, not that I’m complaining 😝. After a few months of trying to get rid of my hormonal acne break out I finally had a few weeks where the acne wasn’t active and so I have started a procedure to [email protected] all those dead spots and dull marks on the skin.. 💕You know when your spot is dead but it still leaves a mark, so frustrating, it’s like even though the acne is dead it leaves it’s past behind on your face .. I was advised to have a Pixel facial and if you follow snapchat – Maeve_Madden you will have seen how much agony I was in.. Pixel is a skin resurfacing treatment, that can improve skin texture and acne scarring .. I read online it says there isn’t significant down time or discomfort, I can tell you it is agony, if felt as though my face has been completely burnt and this picture is day 3 still super red, Swollen and sore .. I expect my skin to peel off, I’m sure it will be a week before it looks any better.. If anyone else has had this treatment or similar to remove acne scarring let us know and leave a comment .. Still Smiling though, trying to be positive, smiles are contagious and if you force yourself to smile your brain automatically sends happy endorphins throughout your body… Try it … Smilings my favourite “Elf omg ‘‘tis the Season 💫💫💫💫 #maevemadden #acne #acnescars #pcos #pcosawareness #pcostribe #loveyourself #selflove #skincare #pixel

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However, Madden says she “can’t recommend it enough” and it really did a number to clear up her hormonal acne—she even says the treatment has cleared up 70 percent of her scarring and pigmentation issues after just one session. 

“I can’t wait to do it again, the pain was worth it.”

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Skin Update 👑 SPOT THE DIFFERENCE 🤗💕.. My skin story has been emotional, They have been, they conquered, they knocked me down, but I kept on smiling, and now they are gone, hopefully for a while. Who doesn’t get spots, probably the only person who can actually use #blessed and not be basic.. We all get them and for different reasons, mine is hormonal due to having PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) unfortunately one of the more common side effects is hormonal acne and for me it comes and goes. My skin can be clear for months and then completely soul destroying other months, oh a and i keep forgetting to mention the facial hair, anyone else get that??? i feel like cousin it from the adams family half the time, luckily my hair is blonde but a lot of you have been asking and I actually quite like threading it. Of course we all have our own battles, even the littlest thing wrong can make us feel insecure and knock our confidence, but no one is alone. No matter how much I promote the awareness of acne, pcos or ibs I can still suffer with bad days, but I will keep listening to my own advice and share it with you, You are enough, You are flawsome, and You just need to be the best version of you. THANK YOU EVERYONE 💕 for all your love, support and for sharing your stories on my page .. Each comment has helped so many others and I really appreciate it .. lots of love 💋💋. #maevemadden #realtalk #acne #pcos #pcosawareness #realshit #loveyourself #iamenough #realtorlife #confidence

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