Originally Posted by el_9_el
My regular dermatologist referred me to a cosmetic dermatologist because he considered it time to start treating my scars.
So today, I had my first appointment.
This doctor gave me such a quick run-down on my different option and I felt myself pretty much being told that I would get smoothbeam done. I've agreed and am having my first treatment Friday week.
I have no idea whether i'm being ripped off or getting a good deal - I'm paying $350 for the first treatment and $255 for the next two (australian dollars). Does that sound fair?
I really know nothing about this treatment. He's warned me that things can go wrong with the lazer and you can end up with a severely burned or frozen face, though this is apparently unlikely.
How long will I look red for? Will I be able to wear make-up the next day or soon after? Am I likely to see any results (I've been told that my next option would be skin rolling - again something I know nothing about!)?
I dont know the diferance between austrailian dollars or U.S. dollars but cost can be anywhere from 230.00 upwards of 600.00 dollors here. I had my second treatment about a week ago and i have gotten pretty good results so far- Im really treating just my current acne and not my scars but the smmoothbeam treats both at the same time but as far as the scars go most have vanished but i had really small scars hardly noticable to start with. but as for the acne i had i would say im about 95 percent clear. As with my first treatment my acne pretty much dissapeared within the first day but a few spots have come back but im still pretty happy with the results as of now.My third treatment is in about 5 weeks.
I will warn u however that this laser is pretty unforgiving- I didnt use any numbing cream and it will ( Or did ) make my eyes water some. It is tolarable.
I had some redness right after the treatment but mine also went away within an hour or two.