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Blistering during Smoothbeam... How to prevent

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fromchicago: You have every right to your opinion, but I feel that this person should be able to come to this board and answer general questions about SmoothBeam.

There are many threads here touting products and also other practitioners (Frank from Transitions comes to mind, other SmoothBeam practitioners & Julie - to name a few) who post information about their services. No one has limited their freedom of speech.

I do not feel that this person intended to advertise. I think the useful information provided is too important to disregard. I agree that people shouldn't be posting only to advertise, but I don't believe that is this person's intent. If you do not want to read SkinRN's posts, feel free to ignore or disregard them.

SkinRN: Feel free to post general information regarding SmoothBeam. If anyone has detailed questions regarding SkinRN's practice, please PM him/her rather than posting here.

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That along with about 8-10  Vitalize Peels over the last year, and Obagi for 3 months now. I have also done a Timeless Peel from Cosmedix line... I like those alot too... deeper than the Vitalize and great for hyperpigmentation.

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ObiWonton... these settings are probably fine for you. I wouldn't change anything. I would give it another try. Are you using any other methods to help it along? I combine microdermabrasion with the Diamond Peel wand (particle free system) and use that along with Smoothbeam to improve results. 

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Darn, I hope she comes back since I really liked the factual information. I don't think she was at all trying to promote her salon here but just wanted to give some insight. I sitll have this healing blister which I'm praying doesn't leave a scar. I thought she may know something to prevent the blisters from scarring. I had a bunch on my first smoothbeam treament but they were tiny and not deep and healed up without a trace. This one is bigger and may have been deeper. Anyone know of something that might be on hand for me? I don't have emu oil, manuka honey or anything like that. Ive been using neosporin at night.

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I'm confused.  You said that you are booked 4 weeks in advance, but you are only breaking even?  That appears to be conflicting.

But anyhow, this thread started as a way to curve the occurance of blisters, and has now turned into an advertisement.

Some of the information that you have provided is useful, but I think you cross the line by accepting or promoting your business here (even, if people ask you about it).

Allowing advertisments onto the board, cheapens the quality of information that is here for us to use.

Please don't cross this line anymore. (discussing your prices, or way that you treat your clients, etc.) I know that you didnt intend for this, but your information (that can be described as advertisement-like) none-the-less has come forth.

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Before this turns into flame war....

I'm sure fromchicago didn't mean to attack SkinRN either but I believe a good apology will take us back on track with the topic. I'm sure Matt is just trying to protect us from potential advertiser (by no means Skin RN is included in this) but it just came out slightly harsher than it is...isn't it so fromchicago? smile.gif

I'll try to contact Skin RN in the meantime smile.gif

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I'm not sorry.

I didn't tell her to "get lost." If you read my post, I said, "don't cross that line again." There are certain aspects that can be talked about (like blistering, and ElaMax Gel), but others sush as her prices, location, business philosophy have no place here.

A few of her posts sounded like commericials...

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Also, SkinRn has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into Smoothbeam, and might be a little biased in its performance.

It's of more value to talk to individual cases/patients of smoothbeam, because they arn't in desperate need of it's success.

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I'm not sorry.

I didn't tell her to \"get lost.\"  If you read my post, I said, \"don't cross that line again.\"  There are certain aspects that can be talked about (like blistering, and ElaMax Gel), but others sush as her prices, location, business philosophy have no place here.  

A few of her posts sounded like commericials...

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Fromchicago: In an attempt to keep this thread on topic (again), you have every right to your opinion however you do not speak for everyone here.

Please folks can we get this topic back on the track of SmoothBeam??? THANKS! smile.gif

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Fromchicago: In an attempt to keep this thread on topic (again), you have every right to your opinion however you do not speak for everyone here.  

Please folks can we get this topic back on the track of SmoothBeam??? THANKS!  :)

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Well, here's something contributional-- I will be having a treatment with Del Campo this Friday. It's just my first actual "procedure" for scars, so I'm nervous. That's why I keep waffling. Though I'm not sure I'll stay with him, one treatment can't hurt. I'll let you all know how it went, and how well my tazorac'd face holds up.

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ok, first of all , i am really netural even though my ancestors are communists just like that of chicago before the opium war , the time hong kong was taken over by england. Chicago wasn't being mean , he just didn't want our forum to end up being a place where everyone advertises based upon his or her own interest. Let's just don't argue about it . OK?

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hi i got a few questions cuz my derm recommended smoothbeam to me.

first...what type of questions should i ask to see if hes competitent in dealing with the machine?

second...have any asians on here had any positive outcomes?

thanks for the help

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When did I speak for everyone else?  The board rules state that advertisements aren't cool.  I'm all about talking about blistering and Ela-Max gel, not how well XYZ.com treats its patients.

Actually, I'd be cool If it was someone else talking about the spa, but we don't need to hear the OWNER'S opinions of it.  I mean, she isnt going to say anything bad about it, so it's biased.

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damnit Oursfan, posted same time as me, and said the exact same thing! and i just spent 5 minutes to type it!!!! if i woulda got it in first i could have left it huh? hehe, so i delete it ...

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6 for $1900 ?!?!?

Don't you find that you be way too expensive?  Especially for south carolina?

I mean, I thought if you get get all 6, there should be a deal.

320/treatment isnt exactly a deal.

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My treatments in TN are $300 a pop for full face.

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originally my derm charged $400/full face..then I negotiated and showed various prices I managed to gather from this site (remember our old poll guys? smile.gif )

He then reduced it to $250/full face biggrin.gif

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6 for $1900 ?!?!?

Don't you find that you be way too expensive?  Especially for south carolina?

I mean, I thought if you get get all 6, there should be a deal.

320/treatment isnt exactly a deal.

I agree, the price seems rather steep. I remember reading the going rate was more like 200 or so a pop. I think it's important to keep the price affordable for the patients. It's not like someone needs this for cosmetic reasons. I think decent skin is more of a necessity in life.

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Postoperative blistering

Blister formation (or vesiculation) is due to epidermal thermal damage and can be produced by several different laser systems, but it is most common with Q-switched laser irradiation for tattoo removal. Explanations for its development include use of excessive laser fluences or inadvertent absorption of laser energy attributable to the increased presence of an epidermal chromophore (eg, melanin in a tan). The concomitant use of tissue cooling (through a contact chill tip or cryogen spray) serves to protect the epidermis from excessive thermal damage during laser irradiation

Maybe this applies to SB?? I guess no tan, and a cooling spray are the way to go. Anyone's doctor use a cooling spray?

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Everybody uses one. That's what we refer to when we discuss the "cryogen spray setting." It's an integral part of the smoothbeam procedure/machine.

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