I’m new to posting, but have been gathering information from the site for a while now (for both myself and my mom). Anyway, my mom just had her first treatment on her face yesterday, so I thought I’d share her experience.
Some background info: We’re Indian, probably Type 4 skin (my mom’s face is a bit darker and may be Type 5). My mom has a lot of course hair on her upper lip and chin. Some of it is black, but the hair on her chin is at least 50-60% white.
She was originally considering going to Nuvo, because this is where she heard about the Aurora. She began using Meladine and went in for a test patch a couple weeks ago. But then she found out that the nurse she saw was leaving. There seemed to be uncertainty about who the replacement would be, how much experience this new person would have, and how long this person would be working there. So, my mom decided she would feel more comfortable going to a dermatologist’s office instead.
Most of the places she called and had consultations with told her that they wouldn’t be able to treat the white hair. Finally, she found a dermatologist’s office that uses the Aurora. It’s a bit far away, but she felt comfortable with the nurse she spoke with there.
My mom was given a numbing cream about 15 minutes before the treatment. She had her upper lip, chin, and sides of her face done. The strength was set to 22. (The Nuvo test patch was done at 14, but the nurse here felt that 14 was too low.)
They had some sort of cool air tube that my mom would aim anywhere she needed as the treatment was being done. Afterwards, she was given some hydrocortisone cream (1%) to apply to her face.
The redness was gone by this morning. She told me that she has a couple dark marks on her chin and on the side, and that the skin under her chin feels a bit bumpy (similar to mosquito bites). Other than that, no burning or itching.
That’s about all for now, I’ll keep you posted.
If anyone has recommendations on what kind of cleanser she should use on her face, please let me know.
[ August 02, 2004, 08:56 PM: Message edited by: sagi ]