When I hit puberty, it hit back with cystic acne and nothing seemed to help. Options were few in 1951. The deep scarring was unsightly. I continued with acne most of my life--I have very oily skin. As an adult I saw a dermatologist off and on and had some chemical skin peeling--the scar pitting was softer, but still noticeable. I tried whole face erbium laser in 2006 and that did help a little. My doctor told me about SmartXide Dot laser and he felt it could help. He explained the treatment and I checked everything he said on Google. October 26, I had it done.
The numbing cream worked very well, there was no pain, I was given detailed instructions for post laser treatment which I followed to a T. On the 4th day I was out to the bank with a wide brim hat, rather red but not scarey so. I told all my friends and they were supportive. The day after the treatment my face was swollen and red as expected. The doctor said I was very typical. I saw him the 3rd day following the treatment, one week and one month. Everything went fine. The only thing I didn't expect was the itching for a few days, but it wasn't bad I was told to stay out of direct sunlight for one more month as the skin was still very delicate. I use recommended sunscreen and a wide brim hat when outside. Currently, I see about 80-90% decrease in the scarring. I will be having a "touch-up" of two areas in April which I am looking forward to. This was money well spent in my opinion. I don't know how effective this treatment is for wrinkles, but the few verticle lines above my upper lip are gone. I still have two very small wrinkles above my brows. My complexion is much brighter, too.