Hi anonyy, I've been following the thread and reading yours and others posts about post accutane issues. I see that you mention in many bits in pieces the "best" ways to do some things such as diet, kidney detox, liver detox etc. However, it's difficult to put it all together since it's scattered across the thread. Is it possible for you to compile your exact diet and detoxes that you went through in one post so that interested sufferers could attempt it? As it is now, I can't make sense of some of the ambiguities, but I'll try and summarize what I've gathered from you.
1. Remove dairy/grains/gluten/meat from diet. Drink home prepared vegetable and fruit juices (which vegetables and fruits?) with some additives (herbs and roots?). I'm assuming your primary source of protein comes from fish? Your primary source of fat comes from nuts/nut butters? What is your specific diet? Is there a name for it?
-You also mention that since the intestines are damaged after accutane, which mine most certainly are, that it is more 'complicated' than simply consuming vegetable and fruits, that more must be done. Can you elaborate on what else you did to repair your intestines?
2. Boil parsley and drink the water every day to remove sexual issues.
3. Perform liver/kidney detoxes (which ones, how often?)
Apologies if you have explained these in detail in previous posts but I have just read the last 30 pages. I am busy with uni so I don't have the time to read this entire thread at the moment.
Without a control wound, that doesn't mean anything. It could be that it would have healed normally anyways. It depends on the severity of the cut, location, and a number of other environmental features.
Anyone else excited that there's actually progress related to this hydrogel and regenerative medicine?
The day when this hydrogel, or whatever treatment years down the line heals my face into something that is smooth, is the day I'll be able to open myself back up to the world and start healing the deep emotional damage I have accumulated by living with this disfigurement.
Best wishes to all other sufferers out there. If it isn't this hydrogel that will save us, it will be some other treatment in the future. Regenerative medicine is coming!
I'll be proud to know the hell I lived through when I can look myself in the face and see a new person.
Who is Dr. Fini? Googling for "Dr. Fini Dextran Hydrogel" does not have any relevant results. He is not listed on any of the papers or in any of the news reports. Do you have any links that show his association with the project? Where did you get his contact information?
Glad you've seen such results with self-needling. Could be dangerous without professional training, and it could be hard to coordinate your hands in a mirror as well though (I know I find it hard to cut my hair, let alone perform surgical procedures on my own face).
Sure I wouldn't mind seeing an update in about 3 weeks if you don't mind. I also smoke and don't live the healthiest lifestyle, but the least you could do to help yourself heal is to always have water available. It's recommended to drink 8 glasses a day, so having a pitcher nearby at all times isn't a bad idea.
Hi jacecali, thanks for posting your progress so far. I have very similar scars to you, and if this turns out to be successful, then I may even travel to South Korea to have this doctor perform the same thing on me.
However, I ask if you could please post your end result photo in identical lighting to the original photo (directly overhead). In fact, if you could take the picture at the same time of day and place it would be ideal. One thing I've noticed is that almost every acne scar before and after picture is in different lighting. Even most of the posters on this forum who claim success (such as Mr. Matt) take their before and after photos in completely different lighting.
Direct lighting from camera flashes actually do very well to conceal acne scars. Overhead lighting exposes it.
There is no doubt that there will be SOME improvement, since subcision / needling seem to post the best results. I hope that you can accurately depict what others with similar scars can expect from these procedures.
Thanks, and I'll be following this thread for sure! Looking good!