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Old 01-18-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

Hello,

I have mild to moderate adult acne on my chest and back (I'm 26).

I'm looking into the treatments I listed in the title. I'm really looking to clear my past acne scars and also treat my mild active acne. Is Smoothbeam the only long term option that you know about to do both of these?

Also, I just saw a doctor tonight who charges $250 per body area (so $500 for me), per session. He said it would be 3 to 6 sessions.
For those of you that have seen a doc regarding Smoothbeam, does this seem right to you?

Thanks so much. I appreciate all your help.

 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Question Re: Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

bump. anyone......???????

 
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

I am going to a derm in about an hour and plan to ask about the blue light therapy. I'll post as soon as I get a chance.
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:23 PM   #4
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Re: Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

cool. thanks.

 
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Re: Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

Well, here is the list of questions (and answers) of what I asked the derm yesterday:

Q. Do foods cause acne?
A. No.

Q. Should the pimples be picked when white?
A. No, causes scarring.

Q. How many times should you wash your face and what water temperature?
A. Once in morning, once at night with lukewarm water.
(We use Cetaphil soap)

Q. Blue Light Therapy?
A. A series of three treatments at an out-of-pocket cost (ins doesn't cover) of $125 each. Will kill the bacteria and clear up the redness.

Q. When and should my sons get therapy?
A. After their initial treatment with antibiotics and topical cream - you may want to do the blue light which would probably by then only require one or two treatments.

I didn't actually ask how the process works. Next time.
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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Re: Blue Light, Clearlight, SMOOTHBEAM

The light therapy might work depending on how your sons will react by it. It does not work for everyone but good luck to you and your sons and please keep us posted on the outcome if you opt for that.

 
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