Location: USA
Member since 9/5/2009


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Reviews & Stories

Non Ablative Laser Ruined my Skin!

In an effort to improve my excessively oily skin and a few mild indented scars I opted for Smoothbeam (non ablative) laser treatments. I'm very pale skinned (Northern European Caucasian) and told the dermatologist during the consultation that I tend to scar VERY easily (both hypo as well as hypertrophic scarring) AND that I suffer from photosensitivity (sun 'allergy'- when exposed to the sun... READ MORE

Recent comments from Ivana2010

Hi, 'HB162'- what an odd coincidence that you added a comment to THIS review (from 'Hudson')- because I ('Ivana 2010') actually sent YOU ('HB162') a private message a couple of weeks ago when I first started to look for answers on... READ COMMENT

(Correction to my previous comment) Hudson- I just realized you DID mention the type of laser you had in one of your updates... READ COMMENT

Sorry for my delayed reply, Hudson. To answer your question: the laser they used on me was the Smoothbeam, which is non-ablative and not supposed to affect the outer layer of the skin- it allegedly targets & heats up water deep UNDER... READ COMMENT

One more question to you, Hudson- WHY do you say that you cannot use Retin-A anymore ? You've used it for 7 years prior to your laser treatment, so clearly your skin was able to tolerate it well beforehand. Is your skin too sensitive to... READ COMMENT

I have noticed the same thing- not ONE doctor responded to my questions or review- even a NY (LI) dermatologist who has answered NUMEROUS miscellaneous questions on this site for everyone else has completely ignored me ! Next to this... READ COMMENT