PLEASE keep us updated. If this has any major effect, positive or negative, it could change the way we think about sebum completely!!!
Good timing elsewhere
So I just got back from the clinic,
They gave me a free cortisone injection and answered all my questions.
If they can do the entire face and approximately how long it takes.
Yes, they can do the entire face, but it is not common. It would take 1-2 hours.
If it is permanent.
He said that it is permanent, but there is a catch. Apparently it is only completely permanent for adults, and that teenagers with fluctuating and fucked up hormones can actually regrow the sebaceous glands. I found this very interesting, but also disturbing, because I'm not sure if Ive passed the teenage threshold for having acne. I would have probed deeper into this, but there is still a small language barrier and I think he felt overwhelmed by my questioning. They only like to perform the op on people over 20 so, sorry kids. (I really am, I know I would have been stoked on this when I was younger and maybe you can still get it done as I'm sure it would be at least as "permanent" as accutane)
If it is painful.
No, not at all.
If they have decided on a price.
If there are before and after pictures I can see.
Yes and they were quite convincing. Both were of asian females. One had moderate acne before and was 100% clear in the after and the the other showed sever acne before and a great improvement after, but it was hard to tell if she had any active acne, because it could have easily just been a shitload of scars and remarks. Either way I was impressed.
(Depending on the answers to the proceeding questions) If I can kiss him.
I got slapped,
Another interesting note that their website touches on is that three days after having the treatment all of your active acne literally erupts and you have to go back to the clinic for a major extraction. At first when he was explaining this to me he made it sound like every gland on your face would develop into a cyst and have to be professionally extracted. I was heart broken for about 2 minutes, because I would not be able to go back to the clinic as I'm leaving that day and would look horrendous on my first day of class! I was thinking that I would have to call it off! Luckily like I said it is only the active acne that reacts to this and the rest of your face will remain normal and because I only have one active Cyst I should be cool, but yeah I'm still a little worried about that and will continue taking my accutane to prevent anymore from coming up. Also as (AsiaXiah already said) the doc told me that the treatment has been hugely successful in SK and Japan.
There is still a lot of mystery, but its definitely becoming more tangible.
Really nice people by the way!