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My Total Fx Diary - Procedure Scheduled For 12/04/12 - Updates To Follow

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zavvi, I don't even post on Facebook. I am contemplating writing a book about a total transformation, but that will include cosmetic surgery (since I am older), mind, body, exercise and diet. I am a big believer in the work of Dr. Dean Ornish so my approach transcends just laser therapy. I plan to include a full pictorial history.


Dermabrasion - Full Face

CO2 Full Face 1996

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% May 22, 2008

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Jan 08, 2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 30,2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 08,2010

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Nov 04,2011

"The Road To Wellville" 1994

Goodloe Bender: Health! The 'open sesame' to the sucker's purse!


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zavvi, I don't even post on Facebook. I am contemplating writing a book about a total transformation, but that will include cosmetic surgery (since I am older), mind, body, exercise and diet. I am a big believer in the work of Dr. Dean Ornish so my approach transcends just laser therapy. I plan to include a full pictorial history.

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I have not authorized any doctor to post my pictures. I have a 2 girlfriends who also refuse to post any pictures on the internet. If I write my book for profit then and only then will I post pictures in the book. I want to show a total metamorphosis.


Dermabrasion - Full Face

CO2 Full Face 1996

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% May 22, 2008

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Jan 08, 2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 30,2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 08,2010

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Nov 04,2011

"The Road To Wellville" 1994

Goodloe Bender: Health! The 'open sesame' to the sucker's purse!


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I have not authorized any doctor to post my pictures. I have a 2 girlfriends who also refuse to post any pictures on the internet. If I write my book for profit then and only then will I post pictures in the book. I want to show a total metamorphosis.

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I have not authorized any doctor to post my pictures. I have a 2 girlfriends who also refuse to post any pictures on the internet. If I write my book for profit then and only then will I post pictures in the book. I want to show a total metamorphosis.

well i read a post from your account saying you were the poster child for the clinic you surely must have given them permission


Dermabrasion - Full Face

CO2 Full Face 1996

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% May 22, 2008

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Jan 08, 2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 30,2009

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Oct 08,2010

Fraxel Re:pair 70 mj - 60% Nov 04,2011

"The Road To Wellville" 1994

Goodloe Bender: Health! The 'open sesame' to the sucker's purse!


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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

Looking great, *Inspired*! How long have you been stamping for?

Also, what is the total number of laser treatments you've had?

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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

Looking great, *Inspired*! How long have you been stamping for?

Also, what is the total number of laser treatments you've had?

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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

Looking great, *Inspired*! How long have you been stamping for?

Also, what is the total number of laser treatments you've had?

Hey CherrySoda!

I started stamping in early April. Other than my scars looking softer for 1-2 weeks after stamping, I can't say I have any noticeable improvement from it yet but I understand it takes time.

I have done three laser treatments. One spot treatment with Deep FX and two Total FX procedures over my entire scarred area.

I wish I could find a doctor to do punch grafts, like you. Might have more success fixing the texture of my scars that way. I am not sure though.

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So true.... They ALL source their dermastamps and derma rollers from the same chinese manufacturers. I think the owndoc products are fine, but I'm just annoyed at that lady Sarah's heavy handed marketing. Like c'mon lady, it's a piece of plastic with needles on it.

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Just wanted to post some updated photos that I took outside a month or two ago.

I must say -- laser can lead to improvement. I do have one dark pitted scar on my left cheek that seems resistant to treatment.

I am demastamping now with the hope of smoothing my skin texture. Pretty sure I am done with laser.

Sorry, I don't know why the forum shrinks my images. Will update my gallery later.

Looking great, *Inspired*! How long have you been stamping for?

Also, what is the total number of laser treatments you've had?

Hey CherrySoda!

I started stamping in early April. Other than my scars looking softer for 1-2 weeks after stamping, I can't say I have any noticeable improvement from it yet but I understand it takes time.

I have done three laser treatments. One spot treatment with Deep FX and two Total FX procedures over my entire scarred area.

I wish I could find a doctor to do punch grafts, like you. Might have more success fixing the texture of my scars that way. I am not sure though.

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Any updates from your adventures in derma-stamping, *Inspired*?

I understand your concerns with reversing improvement you have received to date. Personally, I think stamping is pretty low risk. I have experienced zero downtime from stamping and look normal a few hours later. I applied 20% vitamin C after my last stamping session and it burned. I experienced PIH on my scars for a few days, so I won't be doing that again. I used 10% previously and did not experience the same side-effects.

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Any updates from your adventures in derma-stamping, *Inspired*?

I understand your concerns with reversing improvement you have received to date. Personally, I think stamping is pretty low risk. I have experienced zero downtime from stamping and look normal a few hours later. I applied 20% vitamin C after my last stamping session and it burned. I experienced PIH on my scars for a few days, so I won't be doing that again. I used 10% previously and did not experience the same side-effects.

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Any updates from your adventures in derma-stamping, *Inspired*?

I understand your concerns with reversing improvement you have received to date. Personally, I think stamping is pretty low risk. I have experienced zero downtime from stamping and look normal a few hours later. I applied 20% vitamin C after my last stamping session and it burned. I experienced PIH on my scars for a few days, so I won't be doing that again. I used 10% previously and did not experience the same side-effects.

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Hey CherrySoda,

Call me a skeptic. 2012 wasn't that long ago and being someone who has done business on the Internet for 15+ years, I know it is not unusual to start planting seeds one to two years before a business launches. There is a planning phase to finding the right product and to ensuring your product is successful at launch. Her skin sure improved quickly over a year's time and she managed to create quite a following using social channels. Her story could be legitimate but at this point, she is clearly focused on marketing and selling her products. I don't believe she suddenly partnered with a doctor and researched/developed a packaged product line in under a year. These things take time.

I think I sent you the link at FB but I closed my FB account. I will send it again via private message here in a bit.

Sorry to hear your dermatologist moved away. :( She sounded like a good doctor. Is she practicing dermatology in Vegas? If so, I might pay her a visit. My dad lives in Vegas and I have yet to find a doctor that does punch grafts. I have a few scars that I think could benefit from grafts.

Looking at your photos, I think my skin looks much worse. My right cheek is actually covered in shallow pock marks. You can't see them in pictures. The shallow marks give it a strange texture. It's really noticeable in certain lighting. I wish there was something I could do about it but I may be stuck with the ugly texture. Of course, I am hoping stamping will help smooth things out.

I don't know if I am willing to continually stamp forever. I don't particularly enjoy mutilating my face with needles. It is actually quite humbling to needle your face until it is covered in blood while hoping it will cause your skin to look semi-normal in the public's eyes. I think I am more likely to reach acceptance than continue putting myself through this. I have had amazing improvement and at some point, I have to accept that my skin will never be perfect.

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what are your thoughts on intracel? it sucks its not available in the states, i think you would benefit from it. after one treatment i had alright results. i beleive with 2-3 you can achieve fantastic improvement. i plan too get my second soon in the fall. as for pores intracel completley closes them up. i was completley shocked because i thought pores couldnt be closed.

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what are your thoughts on intracel? it sucks its not available in the states, i think you would benefit from it. after one treatment i had alright results. i beleive with 2-3 you can achieve fantastic improvement. i plan too get my second soon in the fall. as for pores intracel completley closes them up. i was completley shocked because i thought pores couldnt be closed.

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Intracel can reduce pore size? No_hope this happened for you?

I'll admit I haven't really research those type of devices, but that is very interesting indeed.

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what are your thoughts on intracel? it sucks its not available in the states, i think you would benefit from it. after one treatment i had alright results. i beleive with 2-3 you can achieve fantastic improvement. i plan too get my second soon in the fall. as for pores intracel completley closes them up. i was completley shocked because i thought pores couldnt be closed.

I would definitely give Intracel a shot if I could. I will have to check and see if it is in Japan when I return home. Interesting that it closed your pores. My enlarged pores definitely accentuate my poor skin texture. Nothing has helped with that either. I actually think Active FX made the situation worse. My pores seem larger now. I can't prove it but if you compare my eyelids or neck to the rest of my face there is a noticeable difference in pore size. I didn't experience this when I only tried Deep FX. It became noticeable after I added Active FX to resurface the epidermis. I guess there are trade-offs with resurfacing. If your pores have a wider base, you can end up with larger pores when the surface layer is removed.

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Intracel can reduce pore size? No_hope this happened for you?

I'll admit I haven't really research those type of devices, but that is very interesting indeed.

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I did a Google search on Intracel last night and realized Japan was one of the first countries to offer it. A couple Japanese studies were released around 2009 and the after photos were really unimpressive. In fact, a couple people with acne scarring looked worse. If you search this forum with Google, you can find the old threads. I thought Intracel sounded familiar and now I recall why. At one point, I did consider it but the results on acne scarring simply couldn't compare to laser. Now that I am more focused on texture, I will have to research it again. Oddly I can't seem to find a clinic offering it in Japan now but I didn't search extensively. It was offered a few years ago and there was a lot of hype around it. I wonder if the technology has improved. Either way, fractional co2/Total FX and Dermapen are popular in Japan right now. Compared to the USA, Total FX is pretty inexpensive in Japan, and Dermapen costs as much as Total FX. I thought that was interesting. Maybe they base it more on time than overhead cost.

Not sure how you can say laser doesn't work. I have had incredible improvement from laser and don't believe any other treatment could have provided me the same results in under two years and three treatments. My skin isn't perfect but I know it never will be.

Being that my pores are caused by genetics, I am not sure I could get any permanent improvement to them. Never know though.

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Here is one old thread on it:

Too bad the link to the study is no longer available. It had quite a lot of photos of patients with acne scars and the results were truly unimpressive. They were using that study for marketing too. They used to have a japanese site with a gallery of before/after photos but I can't find it now. Some of the patients really did look worse. Maybe they took the pictures too soon.

I'd be interested to see a new study.

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Good point.

Hey CherrySoda,

Call me a skeptic. 2012 wasn't that long ago and being someone who has done business on the Internet for 15+ years, I know it is not unusual to start planting seeds one to two years before a business launches.

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I did a Google search on Intracel last night and realized Japan was one of the first countries to offer it. A couple Japanese studies were released around 2009 and the after photos were really unimpressive. In fact, a couple people with acne scarring looked worse. If you search this forum with Google, you can find the old threads. I thought Intracel sounded familiar and now I recall why. At one point, I did consider it but the results on acne scarring simply couldn't compare to laser. Now that I am more focused on texture, I will have to research it again. Oddly I can't seem to find a clinic offering it in Japan now but I didn't search extensively. It was offered a few years ago and there was a lot of hype around it. I wonder if the technology has improved. Either way, fractional co2/Total FX and Dermapen are popular in Japan right now. Compared to the USA, Total FX is pretty inexpensive in Japan, and Dermapen costs as much as Total FX. I thought that was interesting. Maybe they base it more on time than overhead cost.

Not sure how you can say laser doesn't work. I have had incredible improvement from laser and don't believe any other treatment could have provided me the same results in under two years and three treatments. My skin isn't perfect but I know it never will be.

Being that my pores are caused by genetics, I am not sure I could get any permanent improvement to them. Never know though.

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