Re: Smoothbeam or Accutane?
Smoothbeam is a JOKE. I had mild - moderate acne and some scarring so I decided to get it done, I had eight treatments and it was on almost the highest power (there are different levels of power it can be set to). While I was getting the treatments, my skin looked less oily - and that's it. As SOON as I stopped getting the treatments, oiliness came back. It NEVER helped my acne or scarring. I think it is SUCH a waste of money!! And, it is PAINFUL. I have heard many people describe it as "getting a tattoo on your face." (And that is not an exaggeration). NOT WORTH IT.
I used to have severe acne and I went on Accutane for that. (This was years before Smoothbeam - I did Smoothbeam one summer ago.) It was a Godsend. Of course there are some sideffects, but trust me, it gets the job done. I was acne free with beautiful skin for about two years. Even after that, I now only have pretty mild acne. For many people, Accutane can clear them up permanently. With Smoothbeam, they will tell you right away that it is a VERY temporary solution. In fact, my derm told me that it is usually something that brides get before their wedding so they will look good for the wedding and honeymood. It is NOT a long-term solution.
I am sooo against Smoothbeam because it was such a dissapointment for me. But that is just my story. I have talked to others that have done Smoothbeam and no one I have talked to has been very impressed. But again, different things work for different people. I will forever be on Accutane's side because it works miracles!!