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Any Recent Smoothbeam Laser Experiences?

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I've read several posts on this site, and I haven't seen any recent ones. I'm wondering if anyone has used this within the past 2 years, and at what settings? The setting options are joules and DCD cooling spray. Results? Side effects? Cost? Number of treaments?

I'm going for a consult and possible treatment tomorrow. I have hormonal acne on my chin.

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to get laser treatment for acne is the dumbest thing u can do, not to mention expensive. U should only consider laser if u have acne scarring, my opinion. I had 4 smoothbeams for the craters on my temples, didnt see any improvement on scarring, acne or oil, so i stopped going. And non ablative lasers dont do anything for scarring btw.

but yea, expect to pay $200 for each session, i paid $60 cause i knew the customer care managers daughter.

I would consider antibiotics or something topical to keep acne under control. But if ur rich and can afford to get a laser treatment everytime u break out, go for it

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Do you know what settings were used? Smoothbeam targets sebaceous glands. It supposedly shrinks the glands, which should stop or reduce acne.

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to get laser treatment for acne is the dumbest thing u can do, not to mention expensive. U should only consider laser if u have acne scarring, my opinion. I had 4 smoothbeams for the craters on my temples, didnt see any improvement on scarring, acne or oil, so i stopped going. And non ablative lasers dont do anything for scarring btw.

but yea, expect to pay $200 for each session, i paid $60 cause i knew the customer care managers daughter.

I would consider antibiotics or something topical to keep acne under control. But if ur rich and can afford to get a laser treatment everytime u break out, go for it

^^This.

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im not sure of the settings, sorry. And be careful, alot of derms and laser places just want money and will tell u whatever u want to hear

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I totally agree. I did the research on my own. The reason I'm considering Smoothbeam is strictly for long-term benefit. Four initial treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart then 1-2 a year. If it works like it should, then it should reduce sebum output by 75-80+%. From what I can tell, 'operator error' is a big problem. It looks like the settings make a huge difference, and there isn't a large margin for error either. Also, in the early release of the laser, many of the machines were faulty, so I'm sure it got a bad wrap early on. I changed my appt to tomorrow evening so I could collect research and hopefully convince her to use the settings I want. The ones she plans on using for me are too low. All it will do is aggravate my chin and I'll get a huge cystic outbreak. If you are so inclined, please find out the settings used on you. I'm a skin type Fitzpatrick III, close to a II, and they should do a test patch starting at 13 joules and 35 DCD, using the 6mm attachment.

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