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  1. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Hey all I'm just checking back after a year since my previous post. The results have held up, if anything my skin is smoother than it was one year ago but that may be due to applying rosehip oil everyday, which I also highly reccomend. It's still astounding to me that subcision is a relatively rare procedure performed by doctors, considering how significant the results I got were compared to my disappointing fraxel experience, which if anything did more harm than good. It's crazy looking at old pictures of myself and witnessing the difference a simple thirty minute procedure made.
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  2. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    It was performed by Dr. William Staggers. He's done this procedure many times and is thus very skilled.

    I've been using rosehip oil on my face the past few months which has had a great effect on skin tone and texture.
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  3. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    I'm not sure if ice pick scars would beneft because I don't have any. In terms of lumps, the day after subcision it looked like I had golf balls under my skin, but I looked normal within a week. Some of the lumps however took months to go away. They weren't visible, I could just feel them under my skin. I think that lumps are a good thing though, that they're somehow crucial in the process of rebuilding collagen and keeping the scars untethered. Today there is no hardened lumpiness anywhere because they all diminished with time. Here are some pics of my face in natural daylight. Keep in mind you can still see the scars but they're all very shallow. There's no longer any deep shadows when my face is under lighting.

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  4. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Just checking back in over a year later. The results are phenomenal. I'd estimate at least 70% improvement to my cystic scarring at a minimum. The before pictures I posted don't show how bad it truly was. Now my scars are hardly visible in even the most severe lighting. I never expected one round of subcision to achieve these results. Also, I think taking vitamin C and collagen supplements in the weeks after helped regenerate tissue.
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  5. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Hi all I'm just reporting back to say that if anything my scars have gotten better over time. It's amazing to me the results after one treatment of subcision, and even more amazing that it was so hard to find a doctor that did it since the procedure is considered "outdated" even though I got far better results from one subcision than Fraxel Repair.

    I messaged you. For anyone else wondering I had the subcision done in Alabama and it was $1500 for both sides of my entire face. I know this price is high but I had huge surface areas to cover and my surgeon was very skilled so I don't regret it.
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  6. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Checking back in months later, I would say the appearance of my scars has improved slightly even more. The ridge on my right side is hardly visible now. I've been taking vitamin C and youtheory collagen supplements everyday.
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  7. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    At least 50% at a minimum. Yes, I no longer feel insecure about my scars. I'm far more social now.
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  8. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Thanks all. Does anyone know if I sleep with my face against the pillow it will increase the chances of the scars retethering?
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  9. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    They were needle wounds that healed quickly. I see two little dark dots that might have been left behind from them, but it's hard to tell.
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  10. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Yup it feels pretty good not being so self-conscious of the sides of my face anymore. The swelling is gone and was already mostly gone a week ago. I'm pretty sure this is the final result or it may get better as collagen continues to build up over the coming weeks/months. Thanks to people such as Mr. Matt and others who provided feedback and inspired me to get this treatment done in the first place.

    My doctor is located in Fairhope, Alabama. It was very hard to find someone who performed subcision. I was pretty much calling up every dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon's office within a hundred miles on a google search. Most of the receptionists didn't even know what the procedure was.
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  11. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Two before pics, one after pic of right side. Keep in mind that I took the after picture in the harshest lighting possible by holding a bright light directly over my face. There's no longer the deep shadows from the craters, even in horrible lighting.

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  12. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    Update: the swelling is gone and the areas are still noticeably smoother, especially on both cheekbones where cystic scarring was prevalent in areas spanning a few inches. Those were the areas that responded the best and also where I had the most swelling (large, raised bubbles immediately after treatment). I think it's because my surgeon did such large areas at once. The scarring was also the worst there. I would estimate at least 60% improvement in those cheekbone areas. I've been taking vitamin C and collagen supplements. My skin looks better than it has in years. I no longer feel that insecure under bright lights. I'll eventually post some pics.
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  13. sverd added a post in a topic Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)   

    I will eventually post before/after pictures, I just want to wait until the swelling subsides so the final results are visible and not distorted.
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  14. sverd added a topic in Scar / red mark treatments   

    Got Subcision (Before / After Pics)
    Hey, yesterday I had subcision done on both sides of my face. It went fine except I'm worried about the large scarred areas he subcised on both sides on my upper cheeks under my temples, these entire areas are raised and swollen and have been so since yesterday. I'm scared I'm forever going to have two big lumps on either side. Is it normal to get lumps in areas from subcision the same day as treatment? They are swollen and hurt to touch.

    I'm not sure if this is just normal swelling. I mean these areas are a few inches in diameter and I heard lots of snaps as my surgeon cut through the fibrous bands. I had tons of scars in these areas from cystic acne.

    Update: Before and two weeks post-subcision (right side)

    Left side (wish I had a higher quality before picture to show how bad it truly was)

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  15. sverd added a post in a topic Exfoliating dramatically improved my scarring   

    Hey, I'm just reporting back. I haven't exfoliated in many many months. I have to say that the improvement to my scarring was temporary, because my scars look just as deep as before. I guess this is because exfoliating just temporarily thins the skin until it thickens up again. My improved skin tone has remained though. I'm going to exfoliate again sometime later this week but I'm going to do it mildly, because before I overexfoliated and thus my skin was red and sensitive to the sun. The temporary improvement is worth it I think.
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