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I wanted to post some info on my experience with SmartXide DOT laser treatment on this forum as the info I read here was very helpful in making my decision to have the tx. Previous posts were also helpful in preparing me for the actual procedure and recovery. I had the laser tx on July 11, 2011.... READ MORE

I had this treatment done on my face almost two weeks ago and the results are so much better than I'd expected! I'm 38yo and spent a lot of time in the sun until about 5 years ago. I had more wrinkles and spots than others my age and now I think I look more like I'm 30 than 38! Some... READ MORE

I am 38 with sun damaged skin. I had my first treatment 9 weeks ago. I wanted to get rid of mild acne scars, reduce pore size, even out tone if skin, reduce eyebags and under eye wrinkles (list not exhaustive haha). I used topical anaesthetic over an hour before the procedure. First... READ MORE

I had SmartXide 4-14 at 3:15. I had read the other reviews on this blog which equipped me to ask the right questions. I asked about settings on the DEKA laser, and explained that I'm 60 years old,fair skin, and requested that he customize my treatment accordingly. Dr. said would set DEKA at... READ MORE

Why did I do this to myself?!! :) Acne, acne scars and pigmentation problems. Pros: -quick procedure -fairly cost's a one time procedure after all for most! -not too painful provided you have the numbing cream on beforehand (45min +) and my derm gave me Novocain... READ MORE

I had this procedure on 12/2/10. I had numbing cream applied to my face which sat about an hour before the procedure. I was uncertain if I wanted to do my neck, but decided to go for it as the nurse esthetician who performed the procedure thought I would get a good result. It ranged from mildly... READ MORE

I had SmartXide resurfacing around eyes 4 days ago. Procedure was uncomfortable even with topical freezing. Eyes then swelled nearly shut for a day. But now only 4 days later, nearly all is back to normal. However, there was no peeling at all. I am very surprised, as I expected peeling... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

I had the Smartxide Jan21 just the bottom half of face, I am 58years old and had sun damage and heavy wrinkles around my mouth and upper lip, although the wrinkles are still there, they are very much improved. I love the way I look and was told by friends and family that I look great. I am going... READ MORE

Had procedure on Friday, it is now Monday. Still a lot of swelling and very, very bright red. Had a lot of bleeding (oozing spots) the first night which then stopped with unbelievable swelling. I think I made a mistake and didn't apply ice until yesterday (2 days after the procedure). For past... READ MORE

I am 39 with fair and oily skin. I got the procedure 4 weeks ago and the only changes I can see, so far, are negative. I went for enlarged pores, few sun spots, acne scars around the mouth, and fine lines around the eyes. As my skin is over-reactive (my whole body is in fact), I started... READ MORE

I am a 40 y/o female who had some minor sun damage exacerbated by pregnancy as well as some minor acne scars from over the years. I was also starting to notice the wrinkles settling in more so I wanted to tackle it all in one fell swoop with the DOT laser treatment. I wish I could go back in... READ MORE

I had this procdure done on Monday Feb 14th yes Valentines Day. on my face, chest and neck. I am 47 yrs old and had severe scarring from acne in my early twenties and uneven pigmentation. I was all set to have a full face Co2 laser resurfacing done with another doctor when my girlfriend said let... READ MORE

I had a smartxide treatment done on me last May. I was offered a thick layer of numbing cream for 40 minutes prior the treatment. During the treatment, it was not the pain that bothered me, but the heat from the laser. The heat stayed with me for over 6 hours. For the first six days, I was so... READ MORE

I just had this procedure yesterday but wanted to share my experience (will try to add updates on a regular basis). First off, the doctor phoned in 3 prescriptions for me: an anti-viral (to suppress possible cold sores), a steroid, and a pain killer. You need to have these filled prior to... READ MORE

I had the procedure Wednesday night(face and neck). Numbing cream for 45 min. This hurt so bad I cannot begin to describe it! It went by pretty fast and I got through it. Cried when I got home but had a glass of wine and got over it. Slept pretty good but woke up a few times and re applied the... READ MORE

I tired of my aged skin. I needed something to rejuvenate and make me feel better without undergoing surgery. I looked at several CO2 lasers and did decided to go with the DOT CO2. Dr. Truong numb my skin with topical medication and did nerve block for comfort. The procedure was pretty much... READ MORE

Hey Everyone, I had Smart Dot lazer done on Monday. I had my lower face done with emphasis on my upper lip for fine lines/wrinkles. Somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and the procedure lasted maybe 5 minutes. Worse part was that I could easily smell skin burning, I was covered with the... READ MORE

I am in my early 40's & had a Smartxide treatment to my face a couple weeks ago. Droopy eyelids, wrinkles, general laxity to the skin, & sun damage are what motivated me to consider this procedure. The price, downtime & after photos I saw clenched the deal. The treatment was... READ MORE

I had the SmartXide dot laser done on 7-6-10. I was given 1 Demerol and 2 Xanax before the procedure and a numbing cream was put on my face. I had the face and neck done. I could feel it but the pain was not that bad. My doctor said I was the best patient he has EVER had. I did not move at all.... READ MORE

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How much does SmartXide cost?

The typical cost for SmartXide ranges from $99-$3,200 with an average cost of $1,450. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 100 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more