Yesterday I had my first Smartxide treatment. I read all the comments made by people who had this procedure. I did my homework and went to a very good doctor.
I would have to say, even tho I had the numbing cream on my face for 1 hour prior to the treatment, after the initial pass-over, the dot procedure was a little uncomfortable...Wouldn't say really painful, but from time to time caused me to twitch. I was sent home with anti-inflamatory pills plus another pill to prevent fever blisters/cold sores even tho I never have had such problems. As I said, my doctor is very thorough. Be sure to go to a doctor who has done many procedures and is competent.
I am into my second day, last night didn't sleep too well, due to having to sleep with head elevated and not able to sleep in my usual side positon. This is minor. They recommend Benydryl for swelling and itching. Also extra strength Tylenol should you need it for pain. I have not used either. My face is quite red and I need to keep putting the moisturizer on it to keep it from getting dry.
I am waiting to see how things progress. I will check back in later in the week to let you know. So far, things are fine, don't be anxious, just be prepared.