Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:05 PM
I have read that TCA cross is one of the best techniques for treating ice pick scars but I have also read that TCA cross does not work on the nose.
I also have some deep AND wide scars that are like both ice pick and box car and most of them are centred on my nose. May I know what treatment would work best? I am thinking along the lines of punch elevation or punch excision but where I am from (Singapore and UK), everywhere is offering lasers which I deeply distrust.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:28 AM
I have read that tca cross does not work on the nose - the nose skin is different - it does not produce a lot of collagen like other areas and the icepick won't "fill in"
I have just read about dermal sanding - it is supposed to be better for scars than lasers because of the way it disrupts the fibers ?? in the skin - well, do your own research!
Here is the procedure being performed on the cheeks for icepicks:
some people do it lightly by themselves - I stress lightly with a nail file sterilized - not to the extent in the link at all! it is a process that would take many applications and time
when I find the link w/ instructions I will send
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:43 AM
Wow the pictures look scary
Edited by fierywinds, 21 February 2012 - 06:44 AM.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:44 PM
iHi There, I too have a number of ice picks on my nose and I get so distressed when I look at them. I don't just have 1 but 5!! Sometime ago I bought the Daphne Filler (there's a thread on the board about this product) and last weekend was the first time I eventually got around to using it. I had a family event to go to and was seeing people I hadn't seen for a long time and really didn't want to go because of these blasted ice-pick on my nose. Well, I followed the instructions by Rupert ( a board member) who runs his own website on how to use this product and was determined I had to make this work for me. Wow it worked with much trial and error and I'm so happy. I put the stuff on Sunday night and my ice-picks are still covered, Rupert did say it will stay put for 3 days! Until something comes up that can get rid of these blasted ice-picks (oh how I hate them) I will be using the Daphne it is a god send. Please please give it a go and follow Ruperts instructions.
How long does a tub or whatever you call it last you?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:39 PM
Edited by pat, 21 February 2012 - 02:42 PM.