Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:35 AM
Hi everyone, I met with Rapaport today and I must say, I was impressed with him. He did not push lasers (I refused them) and suggested 2 sessions of subcision. He said that the superficial scars I have (I have a lot of enlarged pores) and he suggested Fraxel repair for that, which I refused. I'm doing the subcision next Thursday. Will keep everyone posted!
Would you be willing to post some before pictures for us? I would like to see them. You can cover your eyes and stuff like that. Thanks.
Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:28 PM
Plus the mechanism by which it works was a little too rough/unpleasant for my liking, and the bruising took a very long time to heal.
Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:07 PM
My doctor wanted to try subcision first before fillers.
The first subscision is the worst due to the bruising. My bruises lasted over a month (YES A MONTH!!!). The most painful part is the local anaesthetic injections. The first time isn't that bad but the 2nd and 3rd were very painful due to my skin still being bruised under the surface. It hurt a lot.
If you would like photos or anymore information, feel free to comment below and have a look at my post: http://www.acne.org/...y/#entry3180109 (i have photos in this post)
Edited by Greg098, 30 November 2011 - 09:08 PM.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:28 PM
To anyone who has had subcision, please let me know if your scarring was "similar" to mine.
Edited by naturalgirl81, 08 December 2011 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:38 PM
I had subcision and fraxel done last month by Dr. Rapaport. I'm very pleased with the results and I have scheduled to have a second session next month. The one thing to keep in mind is that the results immediately following the procedure (and for about the first week) will look incredible, but are often the result of swelling. I was aware of this going in, but it was still upsetting to see scars that were almost completely filled in after the procedure, begin to re-appear (in a reduced version) as the swelling went down. The other piece of advise that I would give you is to take plenty of before/after pictures as a way to chart your progress. Good luck!
Jmac, can you give an approximate percentage of improvement from the first subcision? Thanks. And yes i'm aware about the honeymoon period with the swelling Although I am only having subcision, no Fraxel.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:12 PM
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:57 PM
Thanks, thats what I am hoping for as well. Please continue to update us on your improvements!
I'm not really sure about how to even quantify what the percentage increase was and I don't want to just throw a number out there. At the end of the day, I feel as though there was a great improvement and I'm very happy that I had it done. Some scars look better than others, but I can look at each one and see improvement, which is all that I was looking for. I'm optimistic that the next round will bring even more improvement, but at the same time, I realize that the area will never be completely smooth.
Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:20 AM