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Old 11-30-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
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smoothbeam - i'm scared!

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!)?

 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

I'm not sure about the cost or anything, but about the redness... I just had a treatment with the Aramis laser (My derm said its brand new and I was one of the first in the state to use it.) But my face was only a little red, it looked as though i was just out in the cold, and it only lasted for an hour or so.

 
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

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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!)?
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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.

 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:47 PM   #4
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

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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.
also check out the post called smoothbeam results-

 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:20 AM   #5
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

Quote:
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!)?
My son has acne and has tried all meds except acutane, which we are not interested in. I read about smoothbeam. Do you feel that is really worked and is safe? I also cannot find a Dr in the western NC. area that performs this. ANY info would be appreciated.

 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:25 AM   #6
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

Quote:
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!)?
Do you feel that smoothbeam was effective? Would you reccomend it for someone with bad acne.

 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:26 AM   #7
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

Any info on smoothbeam would be appreciated.

 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:07 PM   #8
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

I don't have my first treatment until December 12th. I'll let you know how it goes.

 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:02 AM   #9
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Re: smoothbeam - i'm scared!

Hi El,

Where are you getting Smoothbeam in Australia. I am from Sydney, and I didn't know there was anyone who did Smoothbeam in Australia. That's GREAT news!!!

AA

 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:25 PM   #10
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Hi El,

Where are you getting Smoothbeam in Australia. I am from Sydney, and I didn't know there was anyone who did Smoothbeam in Australia. That's GREAT news!!!

AA

I'm in Melbourne and am getting smoothbeam done by Dr. Goodwin - a cosmetic dermatologist in Toorak. I'm not sure whether there are any doctors who do it in Sydney. If I get an opportunity to ask next friday, I will.

 
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