WHAT KIND OF ACNE DOES THE SMOOTHBEAM TREAT?
Both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions have been successfully treated.
The laser has been used on the back, face and neck areas and could be used anywhere you might have acne.
Acne on the back is resistant to many existing therapies.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Studies have shown that acne improvement is maintained for at least 6 months to 1 year after the last laser treatment. We strongly recommend Obagi SkinCare Regiment to main healthy skin after laser treatments.
SHOULD I CONTINUE TO USE MY ACNE CREAMS AND MEDICATIONS?
Most over the counter and prescription creams and medications can be continued during the treatment. You should stop using any products containing Retin-A prior to laser treatments.
WHAT DOES SMOOTHBEAM FEEL LIKE?
Because of the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), many patients report a "mild" or slight snapping and tingling sensation.
IS THE TREATMENT COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
During the consultation you will be given a firm estimate.
Prices vary from $150.00 for a single area to $375.00 for a full face. Multiple areas are eligible for discounts.
Off face treatments are quoted based on individual requirements.
HOW DOES SMOOTHBEAM™ CLEAR ACNE?
The Smoothbeam uses a unique diode technology to target the sebaceous gland which is the gland which produces oil. After several treatments the gland is reduced thereby limiting oil production.
Its patented 1450 nm wavelength heats the upper dermis limiting the penetration into skin to 400-500 microns where the sebaceous glands are located.
HOW MANY LASER TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
A series of 4 treatments are recommended to get maximum results.
These are usually performed every 3-4 weeks. You will notice a gradual reduction in the number and severity of acne lesions over the next 3 weeks after your treatment.
There will be a gradual improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring over the next 6- 12 months.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE?
Avoid sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks before and after any laser treatment. You should not have any chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments for one month prior to each treatment.
HOW WILL MY FACE LOOK AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Risks are low with Smoothbeam treatments.
There will be mild redness and swelling in the area treated. This subsides in 2-12 hours, sometimes longer with sensitive skin.
Some pigmentation changes can occur with more aggressive treatment that will resolve itself over time.
HOW DOES SMOOTHBEAM COMPARE TO BLUE-LIGHT DEVICES?
Smoothbeam creates a thermal injury to the sebaceous gland, the root cause of acne. Blue-light therapy simply targets surface bacteria - a secondary effect of acne. Remaining, deeper bacteria are likely to recolonize and continue to develop resulting in a return of acne lesions over time. By targeting the root cause of acne, Smoothbeam reduces acne with fewer treatments and longer remission times.
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