Not Satisfied - Montréal(Laval), Canada

I had the treatment done in April 2011. It will be...

I had the treatment done in April 2011. It will be almost a year in 2 month. I literally feel like it didn't do much for my skin. I'm only 26, but I never liked my skin because the texture is non regular , I have black head, dilated pores, I had some acne before that is steel coming back once in a while, I also had some sun damage(but very little) because I use to go to tanning bed and finally some little acne scar(nothing too serious). So, I decided to pay 2450$(which I find is a lot compare to others) to get the Smart Xide dot treatment. After the treatment, I was red for a few days, but everything when away.

The thing that i'm NOT happy with is the RESULT. A few month after, I had my black head multiply by 10. Its so crazy how many black head appear on my face after I had the smart xide. Plus I went to vacation a good 7 month after the treatment and I was wearing 60 and 100 SPF lotion as recommended. Well, some brown spot started to appear badly on my face(some that I didn't have at all) like as if I have a light brow mask on my face. I don't know why but under my eye is white(like a racoon). Since then I went to see the doctor and he offered me a free IPL laser treatment. WTF????? I'm so mad I did the smart xide dot.

Now I can't tan my face at all when I go to vacation and I have to wear a lotion 100. Even thought I put a hi SPF lotion there is steel some brown spot that gets darker when i'm in the sun. Also, I didn't even see an improvement with the little acne scars I had before. :( If somebody would like to tell me why i'm reacting like that, I would be very happy.


ClareK, I remember they did my eyes (on my lid too and around). My skin texture and brown spot are still there. Last winter I tried IPL for brown spot. It sort of disappear, but as soon as the sun came back the spots came back too. It's a real nightmare for me. I'm still on accutane (20 mg a day) because Smart Xide gave me terrible juvenile acne as well. Now I have scars from that acne that I never had before. Again, Smart Xide ruined my life.
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I don't think it would work on acne -- it's a surface remodeling and tightening technique. Are your eyes still white? It must be they overdid the eyes or didn't do them and the rest is redder.
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I'm really sorry to hear what you have experienced since having the SmartXide done. Have you seen any other doctors to see if anything else can be done to reverse some of the changes?

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Thank you so much for posting pictures for us! Has anything changed with your skin since your initial post?

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I see you just updated your post here with photos. Good idea. You could do closeups to help us. Thanks either way.
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Really? Oh that's awful. I am so sorry.
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