I have adult acne and can't tolerate strong acne creams combined with the extremely dry Las Vegas climate. My dermatologist suggested accutane but I didn't want to make the drying worse, so I started researching laser. I did research online and decided to see a cosmetic dermatologist. I went in for a consultation with Dr. Strimling and liked his office, he was patient and answered all my questions. Dr. Strimling recommended the Skintyte laser along with BBL. Each one is $250 a treatment, and he recommended 2-3 treatments so it will be total $1000-1500.
Dr. Strimling will not perform the actual laser, that will be done by his esthetician, he assured me that he will be setting the machine himself and that his esthetician is extremely experienced. I was hoping to find a licensed dermatologist who actually performs the laser themselves, but could not. Having an esthetician doing the laser treatment seems to be the norm. It would be cheaper to go to a medspa, but I feel safer at least knowing my settings will be customized and overseen by a licensed dermatologist, so I don't mind paying a little more.
I am 37 and hoping to finally have some relief from acne thats plagued me my whole life, and hope to the enjoy the other benefits of laser: increased collagen production, reduced sunspots, younger and healthier looking skin. I don't expect my skin to be perfect, but I am hoping I at least won't get cysts that make me so depressed!