Just wanted to report on my subcision treatment today.
But first I would like to thank Mr. Matt and anyone else that documented their subcision journey. You have all been instrumental in helping me and many others find solutions for scarring. You are all greatly appreciated.
Okay. I arrived at the derm's office and barely had time to sit down before I was called back to a room. Both times I have been there I have had zero wait time. Then his nurses (who are wonderful) talked to me for a few minutes, had me sign some papers, then the doctor came in and marked me. He had me show him my problem areas and then he circled a few more. The nurses "numbed" me up. Which didn't really hurt but I don't care for the "sensation" of being numb. It seemed that my comfort was of the utmost importance and I tell you I felt NOTHING during the subcision. The doc let me listen to music on my iphone so I wasn't paying much attention to the popping noise but he did comment about the "sound effects" and the popping so I guess that is good. He also said it was a bit of a workout. I feel like he did a good job. I currently look like a human/chipmunk hybrid and dribbled water down my chin while trying to drink but the numbing (hopefully) will go away soon. All in all this was a great/easy experience. I suffer from anxiety and yet I feel so comfortable in this particular office. It's weird. I guess its just good energy. Anyway. I will be getting a TCA peel in a few weeks. I have to start taking valtrex 3 days before I think. Sorry if this post is disjointed. I will be happy to answer any questions but will not be posting pics. I am sorry but I don't think my mental health can handle it. Thank you for understanding.
My doctor is Alexander Berlin in Arlington, Tx.
Edited by 451, 14 February 2013 - 06:32 PM.