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$$$$ How do u PAY for your TREATMENTS???

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Wow! I am BROKE after paying for my needling, Smoothbeam and other treatments. I just signed up for a 5 session Smoothbean full face session and am broke!!

How do all of us do it?

Pls put is as treatments/ Cost/ way to pay for it

I'll start:

Phil -- Minneapolis, MN

Doing Smoothbeam 5 treatments & 1 Microderm with Jessner Peel ($1000)

*Ouch to $$$*

Paid for it through Checking Acct savings (otherwords, I broke and need to recycle gifts for [email protected][email protected]!)

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Guest ObiWontonKenoli

2 smoothbeams this year so far at $250 each. Plan on doing 2-3 more next year. Pay it as I go in full for each.

The thing that you watch out for is the 'small' stuff like papaya peel..$20...Retina micro...$50...vitamins...$30...all adds up.

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so far

2 needling seassions = $180

1 Smoothbeam = $270

Iam not rich or anything but i would dish out alot of money to eliminate or reduce my scarring, its very important to me. I have just started and things looking good hopefully in a year it will be over with

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Well, scar revision can be very expensive!!

3-5 years ago, I paid around £700 (US$1,000) and had 12 microdermabrasions and 8 glycolic peels at a beauty clinic - what a waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't afford to do much for a year or so, but eventually found boards like this and spent a whole load of money on supplements. I guess I must be spending around £100 (US$160?) a month on getting the right supplements in me..

As for topical scar/skin treatments - the puredeming IG is the most expensive I use, and I've decided that I'm going to only use that for a few days a month. Lactic peels last for ages and are well worth it.. emu and jojoba oil are staples but last a long time too.. other stuff like mandelic and retin-a-micro I use only now and again.. so I think my topical regime is cheapish..

As for the more serious scar treatments, well, I think I've been lucky (also created my own luck):

I volunteered to be the guinea pig for skin needling at an aestheticians clinic - so got 2 lots of needling (worth £250 a time) for free ..

Then I contacted Dr Chu directly (it was pure luck that he picked up his secretarys phone) and he agreed to see me for free ( I think I'm on his clinical trial list) - and with him I have had 4 NLites, 2 lots of excision and some subcision. I can't afford to pay, I am broke most of the time.

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Maya: Wow! You are really a troopper. How do you talk your way into free treatments with Chu and the Needling Sessions? I want free NLITE too.

SilentTX: $180 for 2 treatments for needling is CHEAP! How much improvement have you seen and what kind of scars? I wonder how many treatments I should have of needling. Is 2 enough?

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OK here goes...I think I may have been nuts but....

Phil, Age MidTwenties, Minneapolis, MN

Spent $1000 on 12 microderms (helped a little)

Spent $390 on 1 pulsed dye test spot (scar swelled and then SUNK and got DEEPER)

Here are my future treatments...

I just signed up for 10 SMOOTHBEAM TREATMENTS FOR 2004!!!

And 2 Needling...wish me luck

IS THIS CRAZY OR WHAT??

And I just use my Check Card to pay for it...which means I am so broke I have to pack lunches almost everyday. After spending the Smoothbeam package, I looked at my checking and saw $56 in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will need some $$$ from my parents, especially since I will be going to Asia in February 2004 for some cosmetic surgery (little nip and tuck).

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The best price haggling I've ever done was using our collective research from here in bringing down the SB price from $400 to $250 (I think I saved some money for Smilingeyes too since we go to the same derm biggrin.gif). I hinted my derm for a free hydroquinone due to my hyperpigmentation, he didn't do it. Just gave me a prescription for it.

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Maya: Wow! You are really a troopper. How do you talk your way into free treatments with Chu and the Needling Sessions? I want free NLITE too.
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This stuff is expensive! I just paid $750 for 16 excisions. If this works out good, then I will have it done again and then have some resurfacing done. I am a nurse so I pick up a few extra shifts and put the money back for my treatments.

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