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#41 kittykat7

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (jorgy @ Nov 10 2008, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello jobee I have a question, I have had 3 chemicals peels already and I haven’t see any change on my scares it’s really frustrate, because I had paid 100 for each should I do the laser can anyone give any subjection. Thank you very much


Have you considered the TCA peels? my doc told me those are really good for scars. But they are more expensive than $100. There are some websites were you can buy it and do it yourself for waay cheaper. Anyways if that doesnt work out maybe some lasers will do. But I kinda think there are some type of scars that wont really heal. Like the really old and deep ones.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:29 AM

Hey, I had mixto done 3 months ago (to this day actually). I was not sure if it helped or not, and actually thought that it made them look worse too. I am not sure b/c I had freckles and the freckles were removed so the scars are much more visible. So I don't know if mixto worsened them or if they are more visible. Some days I think I see an improvement and others I think it's worse. Not sure. My scars are old, 10 - 15 years. I do think I will get another laser treatment though. I am scheduled for December, but skin has still be very dry so I might have to postpone. Not sure, but we can keep everyone updated and share stories. Why do you think, French member, that yours look worse??

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:23 AM

QUOTE (Trying1111 @ Nov 13 2008, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, I had mixto done 3 months ago (to this day actually). I was not sure if it helped or not, and actually thought that it made them look worse too. I am not sure b/c I had freckles and the freckles were removed so the scars are much more visible. So I don't know if mixto worsened them or if they are more visible. Some days I think I see an improvement and others I think it's worse. Not sure. My scars are old, 10 - 15 years. I do think I will get another laser treatment though. I am scheduled for December, but skin has still be very dry so I might have to postpone. Not sure, but we can keep everyone updated and share stories. Why do you think, French member, that yours look worse??


Hi,
It looks worse because now my skin is red, so the scars are more visible. I also thinks that's deeper. I think my mixto treatment was agressive with my skin, it peeled a lot, i really believe my scars are deeper now...
I have to wait for the improvement now, that's new, only one week. I'd like to know, how much did you pay for a treatment with mixto in US?

see ya




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Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:59 AM

MissLeni, I would definitely say to stick with it for a month or so and see what happens. As you can see in my posts I didn't see that much of a different at all, but this past two weeks I've been noticing my skin has better color and perhaps the scars has lessons a bit too. For the first few weeks I was really self conscience about my redness, I understand your concerns. My derms office told me it should last longer than a week, but really it was more like a month and a half.

While I didn't think MiXto made my scars worse, i didn't see a real improvement. I always saw my scars in different lights so it was always hard to gauge how bad they were/are. Both of my MiXto treatments will be $800 together maybe close to $1,000 after taxes and their recommended moisturizer. The price seems to vary greatly from office to office.

jorgy, when i was in high school my derm's office would recommend chemical peels to help scaring and color. but personally i never saw a different either. I did notice it would make my skin feeling and looking healthy, but the scars were the same. I think you should wait and save up for something a bit more aggressive if you want to tackle the scars. Look into what Kitty recommended or even something else.

Trying111, I'm sorry to hear you think the scars didn't improve. What does your dermatologist say about this?



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Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

Update Day 48

The redness has gone down greatly and with that it seems like my color has improved. I'm still not sure what to think. Some people say it helped a lot, and i think i see the difference except tits hard for me to tell since i see my skin everyday.

There pictures where take a week ago. I started breaking out some because i used moisturizer at night to help stop my dry skin. I think the dry skin is more of a result of weather changes rather than the procedure. I also added those vitamin supplements which could be a factor as well.

Day 48 Picture

Keep in mind, I feel my right side is scared the worse. Also these pictures are ab out 10 minutes after a shave when i haven't used toner or moisturizer yet, so my skin looks really flaky. What do you guys think?

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hey Jobee... I opened up 2 windows and put the pictures side by side and I do see a significant difference! And it hasn't even been 2 months. Looks like you're doing wonderful smile.gif

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:28 PM

I agree, Jobee your skin looks great.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:33 PM

Yeah, Jobee, looks really good! Congrats!

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:01 PM

I agree, I do notice an improvement.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:26 AM

Hello people,

Jobee, definately, your skin looks better !

Well, I'm at day 15 after my mixto experience and my skin is still pink.
It looks not better yet.
I have 8 visible scars on the face, due to the varicella, and 4 of them are really deeper than your scars or acne scars in general, that's why I think that Mixto can't be miraculous on my skin.
My dermatologist also think some of theses scars will be visible my whole life.

I'm shoked by the price of your treatement cauz here in France, I pay 150 euros (180 US$) for the 2 cheeks and for one Mixto treatment. I'll have 5 or 6 during one year.

Jobee, will you have another mixto experience? Mine is on January 9th.






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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (MissLeni @ Nov 21 2008, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello people,

Jobee, definately, your skin looks better !

Well, I'm at day 15 after my mixto experience and my skin is still pink.
It looks not better yet.
I have 8 visible scars on the face, due to the varicella, and 4 of them are really deeper than your scars or acne scars in general, that's why I think that Mixto can't be miraculous on my skin.
My dermatologist also think some of theses scars will be visible my whole life.

I'm shoked by the price of your treatement cauz here in France, I pay 150 euros (180 US$) for the 2 cheeks and for one Mixto treatment. I'll have 5 or 6 during one year.

Jobee, will you have another mixto experience? Mine is on January 9th.


Thanks, everyone seems to be telling me they see improvements, sometimes when the light hits it just right im not sure. I think the scar color is better for sure.

Yeah, still being pink is normal. It may be different for everyone. I was semi pink in that area for a month and a half before it started to not notice it. Just takes time.

I know MiXto isnt the end all scar treatment, so maybe in a few years there will be something to take care of your deeper scars.

Jeeze, $180?! I thought i got a good deal kinda. For the difference of two treatments I could have bought a ticket to France and had it done there. smile.gif Not really.

I have my next treatment scheduled for December 9th; however, I just saw i may not get out of school then so i will push it back a week.

I will take pictures again this saturday.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:24 AM

Well, for the price, i'm not in Paris but in the country. In paris I think it's 500$ for one mixto treament.
Anyway, the health price in general is lowest in France than in USA.

Last time, i had my Mixto on Friday and i worked the next Wednesday, so only 4 days off and it was good with some make up.

I'm waiting for your next pics.




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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for this thread. I just had the Mixto done yesterday, and honestly, had no clue what I was getting myself in for! I did a package deal kind of thing, with 5 different laser treatments, and haven't had a a lot time to research each one.

I knew I'd need a couple days downtime, but I didn't really think it'd be too bad. Looking back, I really really wished I had taken some pain meds beforehand. During the procedure, I felt like the numbing cream wore off fairly quickly and then it felt like lots of burning hot needles going into every pore of my skin, about 30 at a time! I mean, I survived through it, I just wasn't prepared at all. I usually have a good pain tolerance too...I really think maybe the numbing cream wore off or something...

I also wasn't prepared for the funny white dots it leaves all over your face afterwards and that I'd be constantly keeping ointment on my face for 3-5days. Good thing I'm still on holiday break!

After the procedure was the most painful for me. My face was hot, swollen and throbbed...plus I looked really weird! I had to go through a pharmacy drive-thru when a nice guy sold me bottled water and ibuprofen just so I could make the 45 min. drive home.

After about an hour, the pain was mostly gone, thank god. My face is still really red and the white bumps have turned brown, but so far all is good. I hope that this laser is worth it - I've already had the Smoothbeam and Thermage and have really noticed a decrease in oil production...so I'm hopeful that I'll notice something with this one too.

Anyways - I wasn't able to take pictures (my camera is being stupid), but I'll try to update in a few weeks to see if it is worth it! smile.gif

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

So raneydae, how is it going? I would be interested to see pics and/or hear about the progress. I still can't decide yet if it helped my skin or made me look worse. I am trying the ND Yag laser right now b/c I was scared to do mixto again. I still might; I just couldn't go through the pain again!!!! It's intense, isn't it?

Miss Leni, how are you?

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:27 AM

Hi everybody, the frenchy is back smile.gif

Well, first I apologize caus i didn't come for a while but I was pregnant smile.gif so i stopped my mixto treatment for 9 months. Now my little daughter is here and i had my third treatment of mixto on october and i'll have another this afternoon.

I can say after 3 mixto treatment my varicella scars are better, but my skin isn't perfect....
I would say 25% improvement.

For the last treatment, the dermatologist treated 4 times each scars, and my skins was red/pink almost 2 weeks, lol.

I have 2 really deep scars on the cheek and unfortunately, that will stay for the rest of my life, but after 5 or 6 mixto treatment, i'll try hyaluronic acid injection in the deepest scar...

Jobee or the others who had a mixto treatment, what's your point of view after months?????

Sorry for my bad english, i didnt practise for a while


Edited by MissLeni, 04 November 2009 - 04:35 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:57 PM

Hello Jobee,

I really like to know how you are doing! Has the collagen done is work? Its very hard to find info about de mixto, especially after een few months! The results should be definite now.....

Mij problem is little acne scars en big pores. Hopefully you will reply.

I am also a foreigener, so i hope mij Englisch is not too bad.....

Greetz

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:25 AM

I am reviving this thread as I've had a mixto fractional co2 laser yesterday.

I hope to keep updating my progress.

Cheers

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:14 AM

i wish you the best of luck... take good care of your skin and rememebr that the after care is just as important as the treatment itsel eusa_dance.gif f

Edited by Steve man, 07 July 2010 - 07:34 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:01 AM

Heres what has happened so far.

I trust my derm. He has shown me lots of pictures of patients he has treated so far and is a very well known laser derm in Australia. He has told me that I will be happy with one treatment. I have alot of pickaxe/rolling scars on my cheeks. A big patch of them. Has some redness also. Alot of it came from my accutane treatment 2 years ago. Doc says its mild.

He started me out on a Cosmelan treatment 2 weeks prior to mixto. This is prevent hyperpigmentation since he will be doing 180 microns (very aggressive laser) on my cheeks where my acne scars are.

During mixto: painful but bearable and was burning and throbbing for an hour or 2.

Day 1: uncomfortable so it was only bearable to keep slathering on vaseline on face. Started to darkened and bronze towards the end of the day.

Day 2: Felt great and comfortable, still slathering alot of vaseline. Face was very dark and bronzed. Towards the end of the day, I noticed some peeling.

Day 3: More peeling. By the end of the day, 50% of my skin peeled off revealing pink raw skin. I noticed my scarring area looked flatter and also less red but my skin is still pink/red and may be swollen so will have to see what happens later. Skin tone looks a bit better but is hard to tell for now.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:34 AM

Day 4:

Completely peeled. Face still pink but scarring has improved a little. Particularly it looks smoother and less bumpy. Saw my derm and he says that I should expect alot more improvements over the next couple months. Not only that I will be doing a cosmelan peel in a weeks time.