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#1 Fork889

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

Hi, so I've had these scars for awhile now from a really bad cyst I had on my cheek from about 2 years ago. I'm just wondering if anyone can suggest a course of action to help get rid of them or at least minimize. I can't do anything intensive that requires a lot of downtime right now since i'm about to start another semester of college. Also the scars have a sort of purple hyper pigmentation in them which makes them look a good deal worse so any suggestions would be great, thanks.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

ipl or v-beam will address the hyperpigmentation so i would try that an then at some point look into subcision as well. 



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:34 PM

This should not be a complicated case.  For the scar itself, I think a very minor subcision and a little bit of filler would totally correct this.  You are lucky because the rest of your face looks great.  



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:41 AM

Alternately, MSM cream, if you cannot afford those procedures


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

Forgot to point out that I did have a TCA peel done recently which did help the pigmentation quite a bit, the first picture is about a 2 weeks after the peel and the second one was before. I'm not sure if I noticed any change in the scar if it did help it was pretty minor, she did say it would take multiple peels to affect the scarring so i'm not sure if I will continue with those since the downtime was pretty big.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

So I have decided that subcision would probably be best for the depressed scar, fortunately its the only scar that really bothers me. I revived this thread hoping some other people who have gotten subcision could give me the details, like how much improvement did you see and how much it cost. I figured it should be pretty simple since i'd only be getting one scar worked on. So if anyone has their experiences to share i'd love to hear them.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:45 PM

Hi! I just got a subcision earlier this week, so I don't have too much information to pass along.
Unlike you I have a loooooot of scars lol. The cost was $500 for me. My doctor is pretty experienced in acne scars and added in a v-beam for the red marks, so I didn't mind paying 500 at all.
He did subcisions on both my cheeks and treated a lot of scars. The doctor numbed my face, so I felt no pain. But you could hear the cutting of the bands underneath the scars which disturbed me lol. >.< My right cheek had very minimal swelling, but my left cheek bruised up (and it looks like there's a little hematoma underneath). I iced my cheeks for the first 3 days and am taking arnica, which helped with the swelling on the left cheek a lot. I'm also doing the suction method so the scars don't get retethered which i started on the third day on my left cheek, but I actually started the suction later that night on my right cheek but very gently. Its only been four days since my procedure and I still have some swelling so its hard to tell how much improvement there actually is, but I do see some improvement so far and am very happy that I went through with it. ^.^
Since you just have the one scar you want treated, I'm sure it'll be a lot simpler and you'll heal fine. Its possible you may bruise in the area, and a hematoma is possible, but it should go away with some time~ Just make sure you get a good doctor that you trust and look into doing the suction method to help make the subcision more effective.
Goodluck yo! ^.^

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 12:14 AM

Thank you for your input, it definitely seems like the best procedure but finding someone who actually does it is a pain. Also wondering if anyone has heard of dermarolling? Would rolling actually be effective for my scars? or is the whole dermarolling thing just a fad?






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