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Old 05-30-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question question about laser treatments for ACTIVE acne

I tried doing a search on this on the web and didnt really find out what I wanted to know. One-do laser treatments for active acne cure it permanently? Two-has the laser thing been approved for active acne treatment not just for scarring (in new york> )?
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Old 05-30-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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from what i researched, i think smoothbeam is promising for both active acne and acne scarring. i think after you've done a series of treatments you can expect a remission of 6months to a year. the laser is supposed to damage sebaceous glands so there will be less oil-production. what i don't understand is do the glands recover from this damage and start to produce oil like crazy again or is the damage permanent? actually i had a consultation w/a derm today about smoothbeam but i didn't think to ask these questions.oh well. i'm so wanting to get the smoothbeam done but where i went for the consultation it's $2600.00 for a series of 3 treatments. i guess it's because it would be done by a nationally known laser specialist.

 
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that be WAAAAAAAAy beyond my price range esp for something that isnt a cure. Have you tried Accutane COOKIE>? So I guess it must have been approved for by the feds if you can get it.......where do you live?
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i think the smoothbeam is fda approved for back acne but most laser centers are treating the face with it too. when i went in for my consultation i was expecting the derm to say "no i don't think you need this" because i have no noticeable scarring from acne and had at the most 2 pimples. my chief complaints were the time spent on maintaining clear skin which for me is about an hour and 1/2 a day and oiliness. i guess i just want to be one of those people who wash their faces in the shower and leave for work in 10 minutes from waking.

well my final decision is to wait until the price goes down to do it.

 
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Does Smoothbeam affect hair growth in any way? I'm a guy who wants to get this done, but I still want to be able to grow a beard afterwards.

 
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