Post your results with N-Lite
Posted 22 August 2003 - 08:25 PM
Posted 23 August 2003 - 05:29 AM
From my experience, till 3-4 months i don't see any result; is a lot of important too that you see your before/after pictures, because sometimes you just don't see improvement because you couldn't remember how bad you have for face.
Good luck, and please keep us posteD!
Posted 23 August 2003 - 09:10 PM
Longits, goodluck with your 2nd n-lite by the way. Where r u having it done? I am really not entirely sure how much of an improvement is expected with n-lite. You may remember i said that i have planned to have 4 n-lite treatments in total, at the moment anyways. My scars are red in colour, with or without shallow scars (rolling scars). How much improvement do you think can happen or is expected on average?
If i have say like 10 n-lite's will the scars disappear, or will results be even better? Also is n-lite good at getting rid of red acne marks?
Posted 24 August 2003 - 12:22 AM
One around 8 weeks ago and 1 around 3 weeks ago. I did ask Dr Chu if N-lite helped with red marks - he said no.
As for it's effects on scarring - minimal to date although it did make my face look a little more plumped out. The non-scarred areas seem to have softened, but it hasn't helped with the pitted scarring. It may help with rolling scars if you have a few sessions though.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 10:45 AM
I think too that N-Lite is very useful for low to moderate shallow scars; anyway, i think that the "trick" of this laser is to repeat it at least 3-4 times in the same zone by a good doctor. After my 4 treatments (i'm talking of one of the zone of my faces who has scars), i can say that the improvement is 40-50 per cent aprox., and i'm 9 months later.
But, after reading lot of topics, i definitivily think that Smoothbeam is so much better for scars. I hope it comes to Spain! (yesterday i send a e-mail asking this to Candela, i hope they'll answer me)
I'm having my n-lite sessions in Sevilla, Spain.
I have to tell you that i meet 3 more people that haves n-lite for acne scars in the clinic. Two girls and one boy. One of the girls told me that she was "happy" with the results, after 3 sessions (but i think that she waits for more improvement, her scars were medium), and the other girl told me that, after 3 months, she just only see a very very minimal improvement (with low scars).
The boy (his scars were very high) told me that he doesn't see any improvement, after two sessions separated in 4 months.
My opinion: i think n-lite is not what we are waiting, but, at this moment, is all that i can do in my face without danger of any type, and that is what i valorate.
And: i'm sure that if i have enough money to can have one session every month, maybe in one or two years the improvement would be very high. But, at this moment, the relation between money wasted and improvement, in the case of N-Lite, is very bad. I mean, it's logical to pay 300Ã¢â€šÂ¬ for a demostrated improvement of 40-50 per cent, but is not logical to pay 300Ã¢â€šÂ¬ for just a minium of improvement, because you have to repeat the laser to make it works.
In conclussion: this lasers haves to be more cheaper, to can repeat it (because i think this is the only way that N-Lite can helps).
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Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:37 AM
My face looks just a lot of better after the laser, but it is just only the logical inflammation of the moment. Now, i'm going to wait till January, without using any topical thing, just water.
My doctor tells me again to not use aloe vera/aspirins/antiinflammatorys, and that this is very important. She tells me too that i can use (after 10 days) creams with tretinoin/vitamin A, they are very good and helps to grow collagen (but i will not use because it makes me to break out).
I really think that my actual doctor is a nice professional. She tells me that n-lite has a very strong publicity, but that the results that they promise are false. But she is using this laser in "his way" and she is having very nice results. She tells me:
a) The official page of n-lite talks about one/two sessions separated in 15 days and at 2,5 J/cm2 -----> She uses N-Lite separated in 35-40 days, and from 3 to 4 (but she usually tests before, to know exactly what level doesn't hurts so much).
B) Then, wait for 3-4 months, and do it again. Take vitamin C and mineral water. Do not take the sun so much.
She promised me that in March-April, my improvement will be rounding 70-80 per cent using the laser like this.
I'll keep you posted!!!!
And remember to not use aloe vera or aspirinssssssss!
Posted 26 August 2003 - 02:40 PM
Oops - can you explain to me why you can't use asprin? The super copper peptides (which I have used after both my N-lites) have salyclic acid (same as asprin) in them.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:04 PM
a) Aspirins should be not used 5 days before and 5 days after treatment (well this number is aprox., because first doctor said me 10 days, but is just for more precaution), because it COULD INCREMENT PURPURAL LESSIONS (but this is not so much important, because they will gone in to or three days at maxium, if they appears). Anyway, i think that if you take aspirins, is not a problem, but, is better if you don't take it.
B) What i think maybe is more important is aloe vera; aloe vera is wonderful, but has very very antiinflammatory properties; but Maya, you know, all in this is a lot of controversy, because a lot of doctors says that aloe doesn't affects to the dermis (where n-Lite works), and others says that yes. My personal situation: i don't use it.
Maya: don't worry, because if you don't see any purpural or redness reaction, i think that it doesn't happens anything. And i remember that i readed that copper peptides can helps to grow collagen, and that is what we need!! Don't worry.
How is going your treatment? I think that this is helping me, but is sooooooo slowly. I'm waiting for the smoothbeam, because all that i read from this laser is good, and from n-lite not.
Good luck, keep in contact!
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:28 PM
Your English is great and kind of cute too
So far, I am seeing a little improvement but it's hard to tell what is working and what isn't. I'm using so many topicals (lactic peels, super copper peptides, retin-a, vinegar etc... he he) also, I have had a little subcision (not on all the pits) and 2 N-Lites ... then 4-6 months ago I also had 2 lots of needling. My big pits on my cheeks are still big pits - but the surrounding skin is very nice and smooth - makes the ice picks stand out even more.. ha ha.. oh well, I am still very hopeful. I will get some excision in just over 1 week and hopefully more subcision... but Dr Chu doesn't like to do everything at once - not enough nurses to hold onto the cotton wool to stop the blood bubbling up ...
It is a long process but I am still positive. It's an interesting journey alright and I'm about half way through I think.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:49 AM
Yeah, my skin is a freaking mess, but the scars are klling me but I don;t want to make the dermatitis and rosacea any worse than it is.
Can you also ask him if Nlite can treat small raised hypertrpohic scarring--I have this mixed in with my shallow pits/large pores.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 01:44 PM
Also, this clinic does N-Lite - why not email them and ask the same question: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 27 August 2003 - 02:29 PM
She tells me that about aloe vera, some people said to use and other not, but she recommends me to not use for, at least, one month (and not to use any antiinflammatory).
And about my redness, she tells me that i have to wait and not touch it, that in 3-4 days they'll dissappear.
Good luck with your treatment, and be always illusionated!!
The boy from Spain
Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:00 PM
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Posted 28 August 2003 - 06:29 AM
Hi Maya, do you mean Smoothbeam is available in the UK now?
Dr N Walker
Chelsea Bridge Road
0207 823 5056
This the ONLY place where it's available now.