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  1. Acne Scars Greatly Improved!

    Depends on what type of scars you have and whether or not they are anchored. If they are (anchored) then the dermapen will not help at all. I have seen great results with dermarolling but it did nothing for my anchored scars. I'd love to get subcision, but I can not find anybody in town who does it and I can't afford to travel to get it done.   Awesome results!  glad you found something that worked for you! I wish so badly that I could get subscision done. Can't find a doctor who does it here. :(
  2. Instantly Ageless works for scars!!!

    I read that the serum that is in the satchels is basically worthless. It dries out as soon as you open it and placing it in an airtight container doesn't help so it all goes to waste. It's recommended you purchase the vials.
  3. How bad are these scars? *severity?*

    I think you're skin looks good. I bet half of those will heal on their own. It takes about a year for skin to heal completely. I've had scars like that (like the small ones) that eventually healed on their own.
  4. Instantly Ageless works for scars!!!

    Update: I've been looking into this. Read lots of reviews. Tons of people say exactly what PCT14 said would happen. The moment they start talking it cracks so looks like lots of little wrinkles. The only way this would work is if you apply it to an area that you don't have to move. This stuff was made for under the eyes but people started using it on other parts of the body so it doesn't work as well. Also, it has been known to burn people (under the eye area). Too bad. I was hoping this was it for me even if it is just temporary.
  5. Instantly Ageless works for scars!!!

    Could you post before and after pics of your scar? Do you think it would work on a smile line? Haven't seen the video yet. Will check it out later. I looked it up and found this on pinterest. This is not a photo of me but I have same issue. Hmm...this is pretty cheap compared to some of the other things people have tried (and didn't get results from). Where did you purchase it? I read online that there are a lot of fakes junk being sold under that name.
  6. Frustrating acne

    Here's what the PMD did to my skin. It may work better for you though
  7. What can I do to minimize the appearance of these scars

    I WISH I could fly to London!!! Can't afford it. I have a son who is about to go to college (YIKES) and we have to pay for it ourselves and we just had a baby so definitely can't travel.   Rob, that's what I look like now. Age does that do you.
  8. what will help ?(pics included)

    Microdermabrasion will help with red spots (not indented scars) but it takes several sessions. I usually have to get 3-4 sessions to see results. Price in my area is $90 per session.   A much more affordable route is purchasing glycolic acid online. I get mine at Makeup Artist choice. I use the 30%. There may be other peels that would help but I don't have experience with any others except the tca 12.5%. that helps too. Oh I have had  professional peels but had to get 6 each session cost was $120 so that's expensive.
  9. What can I do to minimize the appearance of these scars

    Exactly, il90! It's not the scars that bother me... it's the fact that it looks like a wrinkle and that makes me feel old and look older. I have looked into subcision but I can't find anybody nearby who does it.   Simple Mutton, my derm recommended fillers but they are temporary and I don't fill comfortable injecting a foreign substance into my skin. I won't even get botox for that reason. You never know what effects it can have and I don't want to take that chance.   Foreveralone, I have been working on getting rid of the redness. It was worse (redness). It's been a slow process but it's slowly starting to fade. Problem is, is every now and then I break out and I have to start all over again. It's never ending!
  10. Frustrating acne

    The PMD will made your face more red. I posted on here with photos about it awhile back. I will look for them and post here for you to see what I am talking about. It made my scars looks more pronounced. Those stupid photos that they have on their website must not be real!  haha That's what convinced me to buy it!
  11. Frustrating acne

    Microdermabrasion helps with red marks but it'll take at least 3-5 sessions so could get pricey. Don't get the PMD. It's crap.   Glycolic acid peels help. You can get it really cheap online (Makeup Artist Choice). I use 30% glycolic acid.   Dermastamping/rolling helps too.
  12. Different scars in different lightning(with pics)

    I know the feeling. Every time I look into the mirror, my gaze goes straight to my scars. It's all I focus on.   I've heard good things about subcision and suctioning. Look up Mr Matts posts. Lots of good info.   Hmmm, I don't think the scars take away from your looks. I can't imagine anybody not wanting to date someone because of something they have no control over. If that's the case with these women, then maybe you dodged a few bullets. It just shows that they are shallow, superficial b*tches. I hope you're not bringing up the scars during the date(s). If so, don't do it anymore.
  13. 3 weeks is way too soon to see any improvement. I started rolling years ago and it took about 6 months to see some difference but not much. It took over a year to fill in some scars. And then there are those scars that will not have any improvement. Give it time and you definitely need more treatments.
  14. I've been dermarolling for years and recently switched over to stamping and light chemical peels (12.5% TCA to smooth out rough areas and 30% glycolic acid to help with redness)so that I can focus just on this area. Rolling really helped (lots of super old scars filled in)but I was still breaking out so got new scars (tethered) and this is what I am left with. I've had these "new scars" for about 1-3years (some newer, some older) When I stretch my skin, they are still there but very shallow so I am thinking they are tethered. They don't look so bad when stretched but when they aren't it looks like a big wrinkle. The other side is not like that at all. I considered subcision but can't find anybody nearby to do it. I'm scared to do it myself. I don't think laser would help. Any ideas on how to at least minimize the appearance? I don't wear makeup. I think it magnifies the scars.
  15. desperate for scar solution (with pictures)

    Makeup will cover up the red spots. It really doesn't look that bad but I totally understand how you feel. I can't tell but if you have shallow scars that are new, they could fill in (saw the other comment about that one here). I was told by a derm and also read online that it takes up to 1 year for skin to heal so give it time. At least you don't have deep scars...those can't be covered with makeup and that really sucks!   If you' can't get any kind of peels because of sensitive skin, then stay away from laser!
  16. Jessner Peel?

    I don't think peels will get rid of indented scars just red spots. I have had a sensi peel (it was very strong) . It got rid of a sunspot I had, freckles and red spots. Did nothing for indented scars. Also did a 12.5% TCA on my face and didn't nothing for indented scars. Don't think it will cause more scarring since it is a very light peel.
  17. Micro-Needle Peel

    First off, I've seen those last two sets of photos are all over the internet so they could be rip offs. Just saying. Be careful. If they really got good results then why aren't they using pics of their own patients? Maybe people stole them from their site but if you are going to see these people, ask for real proof. Here's one that I found: I've seen the wrinkle one around too.   I've never used both together (too chicken) but I've heard about some people on here who have used other types of peels while rolling/stamping and they seem to be happy with the results.     Oh just read that you said you want to do it at home. What % of TCA are you planning on using?
  18. Nutrition and Topicals After Dermarolling

    Can't say much about foods...I eat healthy so never changed my diet.   I use Vitamin A and Organic coconut oil after rolling (and before too). Vit. C is supposed to be really good for your skin too but I break out when I use it do had to stop.
  19. What has happened this forum1?

    I know from experience that some scars won't show up on camera. So, what you are seeing on the screen isn't the same as what these people have to live with in real life. My skin looks flawless on camera so I would be one of those people you THINK is overreacting. Because we are human not robots, we will all react differently to the same thing. So, Joe Blow will have a near heart attack over a small scar while someone else wouldn't even think twice about it. If I had scars on my cheeks or forehead, it wouldn't be a huge deal for me.Seriously. But mine are in my smile line (so it looks like a big wrinkle)so I feel like they make me look old so hell yeah I freak out and I focus on every single new scar in that area no matter how small.   I totally agree with you about people making recommendations about things they have never tried. I TRY to stay away from that and if I do recommend something I make sure to let the person know I've never tried it or that I am new to it and still learning, etc.    
  20. Seeking Advice

    Your scars aren't bad at all! Seriously! BUT I understand how you feel.  Scars take up to a year to fully heal so if those are new, give them time to heal on their own. When I first started scarring (before I discovered dermarolling), I had a few indented scar that I thought were going to stay forever. They eventually filled in on their own. Unfortunately, the older I got, the longer it took my skin to heal so I have been left with some scarring. I started off dermarolling which was great but I only have a small area to roll so I stamp now. So...if you want to work on a large area, use a dermaroller.  If it's just a few spots, then use the stamp. Use vit. a and vit c (vit. c causes me to break out so I don't use it anymore) for about 2-3 weeks before you roll or stamp. Studies show results are better. If you are using the roller make sure the needles are staggered so that way you're not hitting the same spot over and over. As you get to the end of the roll, lift the roller then roll down, lift then roll horizonal. lift then roll vertical. Repeat 4-5x's.You HAVE to lift the roller everytime you change directions for 2 reasons. 1. lifting prevents trackmarks 2. you won't hit the same spots over and over again. Stamping is great because you can position the needles where you want them. I aim them for the center of the scar.   If you're using numbing cream, make sure you have completely wiped it off before rolling. You don't want to roll that stuff inside of your skin!   OH and make sure you are using a 1.5mm roller/stamp. Anything smaller won't work on scars and anything big (2.0mm-3) could scar you. Something people don't do is rolling inbetween sessions. I read Dr. Fernandez work and his patients rolled between sessions BUT they used smaller needle for product penetration! Use .5mm. It will not interfere with collagen production. Keep applying Vit a and Vit. C between sessions and right after you roll/stamp with .5mm. If you're scars are tethered, rolling won't work. Stretch your skin. If your scars disappear, they are untethered so rolling/stamp will most likely work on them but if they DON"T disappear, they are tethered and no amount of rolling/stamping will help. You'll need subcision to untether your scars and that's not a guarantee.   I don't know if this works because I just started this but they say suctioning helps untether scars. WE will see...I've got a few that I am working on!  
  21. Has your dermatologist approved of home rolling?

    I use 1.5mm stamp. It's recommended to use Vitamin A and Vit. C. Right now I am using vitamin A(skincare cosmetics: Retinol Cream) and Coconut oil. I used to use Vit C. but it makes my skin break out so I don't use it anymore.   If you decide to roll/stamp, do not roll/stamp your nose! The skin on the nose doesn't heal the same as the rest of the skin so you risk scarring that area! By the way, I was on minocycline for awhile but decided not to roll until I was off the meds. Didn't know if it would affect my skin and didn't want to risk more scarring. I think retina would be fine. People on here use it all the time while rolling. Not sure about your meds though.
  22. Subcision for acne scars

    Sorry I can't help but just wanted to say it's the same here! I can't find anybody who does it!
  23. Has your dermatologist approved of home rolling?

    My dermatologist wasn't familiar with it (I asked years ago) but I asked a facialist who works in a spa and she was totally against home rolling. She wanted me to purchase sessions with her (total cost $1000). If they are offering it at their office, they most likely will say home rolling is a bad idea. I've been doing it for years and have never had any issues. I have recently started stamping because I want to focus on one area and I think it works better because you can get those needles exactly where you want them.
  24. Acne scar near mouth

    I was thinking subcision too but I hear it works best if you suction the area too. I'm not familiar with the process so not going to give advice on that. Do a search on here...lots of info on here about subcision and suctioning.