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Acne Scar Treatments I've Had

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Had my 5th subscision today. It went REALLY bad. My bigger rolling scars are now gone so he is focusing more on the smaller scars now, which means he uses more local anaesthetic needles (so im sure you can imagine the pain haha). He poked me in the face about 20 times. I think because he used so much local anaesthetic, my body didnt like it.

As he started using the needle in my face, I started to shake then i was dropping in and out of consciousness. Its basically all a blur. As he finished, I was still shaking, felt like I was going to spew, my head was racing. I had massive sore eyes and couldnt see or talk. I could not walk as I was still falling in and out of consciousness. I had to rest for about 30 minutes before I was able to get up. As I got up, my body reacted by making me cry, which I could not stop. It was my bodys way of reacting with the massive shock of what just happened. I was given an icepack for my face because I needed it! 6 hours later, parts of my face are still a little bit bleeding. This is probably the worst experience of my life, but I guess this is what I must go through to get a good face.

I am due for my 6th subscision in April. I am sure after this experience and the amount of work he did on my face, I should see a lot of results.

I uploaded some pictures of my face as it looks right now.

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Hows it going. You ok dude?haha. Your face looks soo swollen man. Damn it almost looks like a hematoma. Hope everything is going ok. On the bright side though I cant even see your scars at all now in the pic on the right. Ice n rest.

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Hows it going. You ok dude?haha. Your face looks soo swollen man. Damn it almost looks like a hematoma. Hope everything is going ok. On the bright side though I cant even see your scars at all now in the pic on the right. Ice n rest.

My face is still very swollen. Just taking it easy. Thankfully I took 2 weeks off work this time haha. My face has no scars at all after I get subscision. Once the swelling and bruises go, a couple of weeks later they do come back. Then they will fade again.

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I absolutely see a difference - yes, you still have scars but scars dont EVER completely disappear. I think there is a HUGE improvement and I think you should keep moving forward and getting to the place where YOU are really happy... No one understands what it feels like to have serious scarring on your face.. I get you, i get your pain and i get your determination to work hard to get to a place where YOU are happy...


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Had my 5th subscision today. It went REALLY bad. My bigger rolling scars are now gone so he is focusing more on the smaller scars now, which means he uses more local anaesthetic needles (so im sure you can imagine the pain haha). He poked me in the face about 20 times. I think because he used so much local anaesthetic, my body didnt like it.

As he started using the needle in my face, I started to shake then i was dropping in and out of consciousness. Its basically all a blur. As he finished, I was still shaking, felt like I was going to spew, my head was racing. I had massive sore eyes and couldnt see or talk. I could not walk as I was still falling in and out of consciousness. I had to rest for about 30 minutes before I was able to get up. As I got up, my body reacted by making me cry, which I could not stop. It was my bodys way of reacting with the massive shock of what just happened. I was given an icepack for my face because I needed it! 6 hours later, parts of my face are still a little bit bleeding. This is probably the worst experience of my life, but I guess this is what I must go through to get a good face.

I am due for my 6th subscision in April. I am sure after this experience and the amount of work he did on my face, I should see a lot of results.

I uploaded some pictures of my face as it looks right now.

I always thought subcision was a minor procedure but that sounds intense. I have the money to get any procedure i want but i cant take time off work! :\

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Heres a photo from 2009 and late last year after 4 subscision treatments. (YOU HAVE TO OPEN UP THE IMAGES AND STUDY THEM TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE) As you can see by the photos, I still have some rolling scarring but a lot has been reduced especially around the chin area. Also my skin seems alot more smoother and more healthy now then before.

Since this photo, I have had another subscision and due to have my 6th in April. My face is still bruised so I am unable to take more recent photos.

As time goes on, my face is improving. It has been 8 months since I first started getting subscision and my face is improving all the time. It's a long journey but I will get there in the end!

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Do you plan on going through scar treatments till it looks close to perfect? When do you say you're done? This is a question ive been asking myself personally also, as when I get improvement I always want more.

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Do you plan on going through scar treatments till it looks close to perfect? When do you say you're done? This is a question ive been asking myself personally also, as when I get improvement I always want more.

That is a very good question and I don't know the answer to that. I believe that when I am happy to a point where people (and I) don't notice that I had acne scarring is when I will stop.

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Same here. Do you think you ever need more than 2 months in between so many subcisions to give the skin a break? I'm wondering if injuring it so frequently so often can be a bit too agressive? I mean I really don't know.. but I've heard collagen can still grow up to 3-6 months after in tiny incraments. And lastly, do some scars seem to not be responding anymore?

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Same here. Do you think you ever need more than 2 months in between so many subcisions to give the skin a break? I'm wondering if injuring it so frequently so often can be a bit too agressive? I mean I really don't know.. but I've heard collagen can still grow up to 3-6 months after in tiny incraments. And lastly, do some scars seem to not be responding anymore?

i was told that the more aggressive it is, the more results i will get. It's been about 8 months since I first started so my skin is still adapting. Everytime I get subscision, ALL my rolling scars vanish. After 5 treatments, they still vanish but eventually come back. Over time, they are fading and getting less noticeable.

I agree that I should give my skin a break which is why I may stop at 6 subscisions, use a derma filler and get lazer. If when the derma filler fades away and my skin looks yuck, I will continue with subscision.

However I should also add that my last subscision was the most aggressive I have. It's been about 4 weeks since I had it done and my face is still very sore. The bruising is only just going now. (The first time I had subscision, the bruising lasted 2 weeks and it wasnt very painful). I believe this can be a good thing because its shocked my skin and collagen enough that its still wondering what the hell is going on. I guess time will only tell to see if I was correct with this theory.

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silicone is risky. it can migrate, you can over fill etc. if there are compications your basically screwed. if you fill i say go for temporary first.

Good luck greg, keep it up & you'll get there. I usually see the best results from subcision around the 2nd month & after. But i think the months following it refines a little bit more. I agree that you need to be pretty agressive to get continual improvements. I think you should take a little break of at least 6 months after all of those so close together. I can't believe your bruising lasts that long. Mine lasts jsut 10 days, but I didn't have it on the cheeks so that area might just be more sensitive.

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silicone is risky. it can migrate, you can over fill etc. if there are compications your basically screwed. if you fill i say go for temporary first.

Good luck greg, keep it up & you'll get there. I usually see the best results from subcision around the 2nd month & after. But i think the months following it refines a little bit more. I agree that you need to be pretty agressive to get continual improvements. I think you should take a little break of at least 6 months after all of those so close together. I can't believe your bruising lasts that long. Mine lasts jsut 10 days, but I didn't have it on the cheeks so that area might just be more sensitive.

the cheek area is very sensitive and hurts a lot haha. I think my bruising stays for longer because I have white fair skin so its more noticable.

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2 more weeks to go! However my face still hurts and a bit bruised! (yes its been a month and a half) so Ive decided not to get subscision but get fillers instead. Once the fillers wear off (in 12 months or whenever) i will continue with the subscision if i need to.

I also plan to get lazer to get the marks I have on my face off.

I will post heaps of photos! watch this space.

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I got a close up on what my face use to look like before I had any subscision done and after my 4th treatment. Sorry the photos are in different lights but you can still see the big difference.

I get fillers in a couple of days.

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I can see a big improvement especially with the rolling scars. Can't wait to see the photos after you have the fillers. What kind of filler are you going for?


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Have you considered fat injections? They are good when paired with subcision, or so I've heard, but I haven't found a good doctor/plastic surgeon who does a procedure like that.

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Thank you for posting. I hope it continues to work. When you say "one subcision" - Do they treat more than one scar at a time? Because you look like you have major improvement. Congrats! Keep posting, please.

silicone is risky. it can migrate, you can over fill etc. if there are compications your basically screwed. if you fill i say go for temporary first.

Good luck greg, keep it up & you'll get there. I usually see the best results from subcision around the 2nd month & after. But i think the months following it refines a little bit more. I agree that you need to be pretty agressive to get continual improvements. I think you should take a little break of at least 6 months after all of those so close together. I can't believe your bruising lasts that long. Mine lasts jsut 10 days, but I didn't have it on the cheeks so that area might just be more sensitive.

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Yes the U.S. I don't know how its working for him but ive seen good improvement. Its not a miricle, but works enough to be considered effective

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Yes the U.S. I don't know how its working for him but ive seen good improvement. Its not a miricle, but works enough to be considered effective

I live in Australia. The procedure is not an instant cure but it will decrease over time.

I update page 1 of this thread often with updates on what I am doing now with my face.

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I am amazed at the difference, well done...and all the pian you went thourhg, one brave lil cookie if u ask me!!!

Well done and I hope u get the end results you hope for.

Shame its so expensive though!

Trent

NSW Australia

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