Location: San Antonio, Texas
Member since 11/26/2008


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Reviews & Stories

SmartXide DOT Laser Therapy

Today is Wednesday, 11/26/08. I had the SmartXide Dot treatment on Monday, 11/24/08. I'm 55 years old, with some acne scarring, uneven coloring, patches of large pores, some small broken capillaries around my nose. I would love to see my coloring evened out & the scarring diminished. My doctor numbed me, but there was still quite a sting. The burning sensation was more of an issue for me... READ MORE

Recent comments from lracalriley

I did not experience swelling around the eyes that u are describing. But I definitely was very red and sandpapery. Try some cool packs on your eyes to bring down the swelling. That was something my doc said to do to my face to cool down... READ COMMENT

Hmm, not sure. I did not have any problems with the skin under my eyes. I experienced hyperpigmentation and light scarring on my cheeks. I don't think we have lots of pigment in the skin under our eyes, but I'm no doc! Good luck! READ COMMENT

A plastic surgeon recommended to me that about a month before the Smartxide, you should be applying some type of retinol product and lightening agent (like hydroquinone) to prepare your skin and prevent hyperpigmentation. I did not have... READ COMMENT

Yay! I'm soo happy for you! Docs give best case scenarios but that's not what happens in many cases. Then we freak out when we're not healed by the third day. Smartxide was far more invasive than I thought and my doctor did not prep my... READ COMMENT

Seeing your doctor is best. I didn't mention it but I was left with long thin somewhat faint scars on my cheeks. I ended up going to a second doctor since I was not happy with the first doctor's response. I now live in sunscreen to... READ COMMENT