I received a fotofacial using Syneron’s EMAX Machine (part of the Triniti treatment series) with their ELOS technology – bipolar radiofrequency and IPL aka intense pulsed light. After the treatment, I believe I experienced the following based upon my doctors charts from examining me, and journal explanations:
- Facial fat loss on the areas damaged by the treatment.
- Dermal atrophy (fat atrophy)
- Thermal damage
- Crepey skin
- Nerve damage to the ocular and facial area (trigeminal neuralgia type of pain).
- Orbital fat prolapse
- Suspected muscle damage to the eye and eye area
These are all words dermatologists and plastic surgeons have used to describe the changes they have seen in my skin and in regards to my eye. The cause is attributed to overtreatment (too much energy) from the radiofrequency from the treatment and radiofrequency used too close to the eye area. It is 8 months after my treatment and currently these adverse affects apper to be irreversible as they have not improved.
I addition, I experienced (and still have) the following unrelenting eye symptoms.
- Eye pain
- Pain with eye movements
- Tightness over the eye area
- Increased pain with driving, walking around outside, or any distance vision use
- Dry eye
- Eye that fatigue quickly with use
- Blurry spots in my vision
These symptoms have significantly affected the quality of my life and have not subsided as I had hoped. They happened subsequent to receiving one treatment performed by a PA in Palm Harbor, FL. These symptoms did not occur before my treatment.
Look at the before and after photos along with the documentation and determine your own opinion on the technology, treatment and possible side effects. Read the section on lawsuits that are happening due to patient damages from laser or light based treatments. This can happen to you.
If you are planning on having treatment, research who will be treating you. I suggest going with a doctor – a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, that has performed many treatments – as suggested in many of the articles. No laser or light based cosmetic treatment is without risk and you can experience permanent damage from these treatments.