Hi, I am going to try Perlane or Restylane myself pretty soon. I have not decided which one, yet. Probably Restylane, since it works best for more superficial indentations, and I have had a doc do it twice. He did a poor job the second time. About cost, Pete: You can get a syringe full for about 200 US from Canada, and docs charge anywhere from 400-1000, so it would be cost effective unless someone missed their scars badly. I suppose it would be a bit obvious to say don't try this at home.
Cars are just a way to get from point a to point b. I drive a fairly old vehicle right now, because I have discovered that people do not look up to you because of what means you use to get from a to b. In fact, they tend to be jealous if you have a nicer car than they do. I also kind of laugh at people that always seem to have car payments, because I use that extra 300-400 dollars a month to invest, or whatever I want to use it for. I think you made a very wise choice.
300 a month = 3,600 a year. Invest that 3.6k in simple index or mutual funds every year, and in 4 years you would have enough to put down on a house that you could live in or just rent out and keep that small positive cash flow for other things, like dermabrasions.
Hi, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry that happened, and believe me I do know how devastating it feels to see that in the mirror. I have found that the best way to deal with deep rolling scars is with fillers. There are many other treatments that could supplement this and improve it even more, like subcision or resurfacing. You could get Restylane injected in them as a temp fix, or if the whole area is sunken in, you may want to get fat transfer. Sculptra may also an option for a longer lasting filler. I got about 70% improvement from Restylane, but it is now leaving me so keep that in mind. Let me know if you need any assistance
I have a sort of Restylane thread here that might be of interest. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...78entry302178
Even I know that Restylane is not supposed to be injected under the subcutaneous fat layer, and I'm not a doctor. (Although I sometimes like to play dress up. ) If they inject it too shallow, it will have a bluish tint. I watched my surgeon so attentively in the hand mirror when he injected me that I actually would feel comfortable doing it on myself, as far as the technique. It stung quite a bit though near my eye so that wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be wise, though. heh. And of course, hit a nerve and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all over. Unless you want to have a blank Cher-stare.
Hi, my surgeon overfilled some places in my temples as well. It must be very difficult to make it look right on the very thin skin in that temple region, since my cheeks came out quite well. Call your doc's office and tell them what happened and he can easily remove some of it and smooth the lumps. (I am 99% sure they would not charge you or make you wait long for an appointment.) Personally, I didn't do what I just suggested, because a few smallish lumps did not bother me like the pits did/do. Btw, I still have maybe 50% of the Restylane left after 5 months. I have probably said this 5 times or more here so sorry if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m redundante*, redundante*1, but anyone considering Sculptra or any long-lasting filler should consider Ã¢â‚¬Å“auditioningÃ¢â‚¬? their surgeon or derm with a syringe of Restylane or collagen.
Dr. David Goldberg is actually something of a pioneer and has authored some published articles on lasers. I have read some of them and recognized his name. It is wrong (and technically illegal) to slander someone like that. If you could be more specific though, it might help someone in the future who is researching him for possible treatment.