I've always been a beach lover and now at 32 it shows all over my skin. I sought out Dr. Sudy because of his excellent reputation and fabulous staff (who all have glowing skin!).
Georgia and Dr. Sudy helped me decide to do a combination BBL / Profractional resurfacing treatment to address age spots and fine lines. I was nervous about the procedure, but decided minor corrections in my thirties are better than major overhauls in my forties.
I was told there would not be a lot of pain with the BBL / Profractional, but I remained skeptical (I've never been accused of having a high pain tolerance).
When I arrived at the office, Michelle applied numbing cream to my face. I relaxed for about forty-five minutes - reading magazines, drinking coffee and listening to my ipod.
When the numbing cream took effect, which is an odd sensation, we moved rooms and Dr. Sudy began to work. The numbing cream prevented me from feeling any pain, and I was relaxed and comfortable throughout both the BBL and Profractional. I was able to listen to listen to my ipod throughout both procedures.
There was hardly any pain associated with the BBL, which was the first procedure done.
The next procedure was the Profractional resurfacing. As Dr. Sudy said, ""Are you ready?"", I clenched my teeth and responded, ""No!"". But it didn't hurt. There were periods of discomfort (for me around my upper lip), but this was never truly painful, just uncomfortable. Perhaps the most uncomfortable part of the entire procedure is a sunburn-like sensation following the laser treatment. The sensation is very bearable, and before I left the office Michelle applied a solution which made the burning stop almost entirely.
Dr. Sudy and Michelle were very communicative during my procedure, which really helped me stay relaxed. They constantly inquired as to my comfort level, and if I had been uncomfortable they would have been able to apply more numbing cream before continuing (I did not need this). I left the office saying to myself, ""I can't believe I was so worried!"" I am excited about seeing my skin heal, and I look forward to having healthier, prettier skin.
Pros: caring & attentive staff, doctor doing most procedures