There is no denying that Dr Tapen Patel is one of the best in the UK (if not Europe), however PHI's customer service isn't amazing and you really need to chase them..... I wasn't aware that PHI were charging consultation fees, however £195 isn't too bad as back in 2012 I was requested to pay £250/£300 from less acclaimed surgeons!
If only I took more advantage of Dr Patel's prices in 2012/13 when he operated as VIVA from Golders Green, I would have a far better complexion however I just couldn't spent thousands then and now I can't spend hundreds.... hence my £20 investment in a dermaroller and hyaluronic acid,
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P.S. I'm flaking today....... similar to the downtime (on day 3) after laser treatment however I really battered my checks this time and there was blood..... 1.5 mm is pretty deep, so I'm waiting for an improvement later this week..... if not I'll just have to wait for another 3 weeks to allow time for the penetrated area to heal and give it another go.
@MsBubbleTea Sorry for the late reply, I'm not a frequent user on this website, I hope your skin has since improved after the Infini treatment. The micro dots might be caused from bruising and/or scabs, my skin was extremely red with red dots after having Infini however the downtime wasn't too bad. I still don't think Infini is going to be the solution to improve your skin condition...... Laser or Enerjet was my preferred choice, while Infini initially had impressive results, after the swelling and redness faded my scars reappeared (there was a slight improvement).
Well, after lots of research online (mainly YouTube) this week I've decided to take on my own home treatment of Dermarolling. I just can't justify paying £500 per session with no guarantee of improvement, considering I never receive a courtesy call from PHI to see how I recovered and never received a reply to my email for more treatment!!! Customer loyalty (patient of 3 yrs) clearly on the decline. I'm also buying a house so I'd rather spend the money on giving my wife and kids a finished house as I've lived with my scars for half my life (hard to sallow that one!) another year of scarred skin isn't going to change my life.
I purchased a Derma Roller (540 Needles Micro Needle - 1.5mm) and Hyaluronic Acid Serum via AMAZON this week. I gave my cheeks an intensive course of rolling (without numbing cream) on Thursday night and it certainly isn't pleasant to begin with however the pain slowly becomes passable. Once the blood starts to appear you feel a sense of achievement as the 1.5mm needles are pretty deep and seem to penetrate the scars. When finished I applied the Hyaluronic Acid Serum into the treated area as it's claimed to boost collagen production.
Tonight, I just finished my temples, nose and forehead which again was pretty painful however I wasn't using numbing cream and I'm so determined to improve my skin so I just go into an autopilot mode and really go for it! I was recommended to allow the treated areas to heel for 3-4 weeks before reapplying the Derma Roller again. The temples are still stingy as the skin is more tender and I used a roller with 1.5mm needles which isn't recommended.
I'll keep you updated on any further developments and will hopefully have a post in 4 weeks describing positive results.... Considering I spent £20 for the Dermaroller and Hyaluronic Acid it's worth a shot, even if I can improve my skin by 50%, I'll save thousands and can use that money for a family holiday (which is very well deserved). So many suffers like us all have uploaded video's discussing their results and showing tutorials with very impressive results........ Highly recommended viewing Ashley James on YouTube - he's quite entertaining too!! https://www.youtube.com/user/ashdog236