I don't know if I am posting this too late as the last post was some time ago but I've recently just been made aware of Enerjet and I am contemplating it. I've been reading into different scar treatments for YEARS and just as I seem to decide to go with something...my acne flares up
My skin has been good recently and I really want to take the plunge. I am of South Asian origin (Bangladeshi) and I would say my skin tone is medium, I have a combination of ice pick and boxcar scars and from my understanding, I need to find a way to remove the tethering that is holding these scars down and then find a way to build enough collagen to soften them...and then hopefully some sort of surface treatment like a peel or something to get best results.
I originally wanted to do needling and have bought the device from own doc, its called the derminator, however their site does mention that some deep scars may need to be released in some form of subcision for best results. I only found 2 places in London that seem to do subcision treatments (I really expected more for such a simple treatment!!!) and called both of them up. The second clinic is the Viva clinic and when I inquired about subcision, the receptionist mentioned enerjet. I've googled it and it does seem to offer some from of subcision effect as the hyaluronic acid seems to lift the tethering from what I can gather from the pictures and also the hyaluronic acid really softens and fills some scars nicely.
Am I wrong? If this happens and my body's own natural collagen then takes over and keeps the scars elevated then this would be great and after some months I would be happy to start needling to boost the collagen. My concern is whether this lift will be permanent as it says 'long lasting' but it does not mention it being permanent...so does this mean the scars will become tethered again after a certain period of time? The recommendation is to get at least 3 treatments which are £500 each so I am looking at £1500.
There is also another system I've seen which is Picosure with Focus Lens Array...which seems to be attractive in the sense that there doesn't seem to be a significant downtime as there are with other lasers...but Dr Tapan's clinic doesn't offer this...however I might mention it to him to get his thoughts...I'd be happy to be his guinea pig if he wants to trial it!! My concern again is that it is so new and I can't seem to find too many reviews or pictures about its effectiveness on actual scars apart from their publicity ones. It costs around £200 per treatment and from what I've gathered, I will need something between 4-8 to get noticeable effect. That's between £800-£1600.
So what should I go with??? Options 2 and 3 are expensive...but if they work it will be worth the price...but do I risk it or are they too good to be true?
Subcision with needling afterwards
Any thoughts, stories and suggestion would be more than welcome.