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#21 max5558

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 07:05 AM

Lola, thanks for your reply. Isolagen is currently seeking FDA approval in the U.S, I just hope it's sooner than later. Would hate to have to fly to the U.K every month! :P .....I'm very excited for you and anyone that is seeking this treatment.

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 07:36 AM

hey, whats wrong with the U.K! :P

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 01:48 PM

Nothing wrong with the U.K if I had a jet that went mach3 which could take me there for a quick skin sample (taken from behind the ear) and be back home in an hour! :P

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Posted 06 May 2003 - 08:50 AM

Hi everyone - I decided to phone Dr Chu's office and was expecting to get his secretary - I managed to get through to Dr Chu direct and he is a really nice guy. Had a great long chat with him, I now see what you mean Lola about him being really interested in people and helping them. What a genuine guy!!

Anyway, I am going to see Dr Chu - his normal waiting list is around 20 weeks but he's going to squeeze me in in around 3-4 weeks time. (Very persuasive I was!)

Lola - can I continue with peels whilst waiting for subcision/N-Lite - also, I am using retin-a. What do you think?
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Posted 06 May 2003 - 12:15 PM

Hey Lola - another question :P Is Dr Chu single? I'm thinking he'd be a great guy to hook up with. Imagine never to have to worry about scarring again! LOL!
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Posted 08 May 2003 - 09:44 AM

Well I got my doctors referral letter to send on to Dr Chu today - Lola - you around?
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Posted 09 May 2003 - 02:31 PM

Maya, sorry for the late reply. I've been very busy and I tend to look at the boards during the weekends.

Glad to hear you spoke with Dr Chu. He's a nice guy and a good doctor and I wish you every success with him. Nothing is guaranteed to work because we are all different and our bodies react differently. However, I think you have the best chance in the UK with Dr Chu.

I don't think continuing with the glycolic peels will affect the subcision/n-lite. However, perhaps you should stop a couple of weeks before, just in case your skin is sensitive and reacts with the n-lite. Why don't you phone Dr Chu or email him to check?

I took bromelain and arnica pills two weeks before and two weeks after subcision. (Bought both at Boots). I didn't notice a significant difference although other people say that it helps minimize bruising/swelling. I think you should stop taking vitamin E and aspirin type medications as this can make bruising worse. (I tend to bruise really easily and some bruises from subcision have lasted 10 days). To be safe, you might want to take 5 days off work.

I'm afraid he isn't single. If he was, he would make a lovely boyfriend! He's in good shape and looks good too! He must be over 50 but looks like he's in his 30's.

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Posted 09 May 2003 - 02:35 PM

Maya, forgot to say that I have been using retin-A cream every other night for the last 18 months and didn't stop before any treatment.

Good luck again! I can't wait to hear your news!

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Posted 09 May 2003 - 04:12 PM

Thanks Lola - will keep this thread updated with news. Good luck to you too!
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 09:28 AM

Quick update - on the voy forum, a poster has been speaking with Dr Chu's office about the success of Isolagen to date with acne scars.. apparently, it's working really well!!!
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Posted 14 May 2003 - 10:15 AM

sweet :D

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 02:11 AM

Just opened my post - I have received an appointment through to see Dr Chu on the 18th of June!!! :D :D :D

I am wondering if he will perform subcision and N-lite when I get to see him... and take a piece of skin to get the Isolagen prepared...or if it's just a consultation before treatment.

Just to get there means I have to organise childcare for the day and also take the day off. Will I need to take the rest of the week off I wonder. Must phone them next week to see what will happen.

VERY EXCITED!!!!!

By the way, this is an NHS appointment - and I only sent him my docs GP referral letter along with a covering letter 2 weeks ago. I also emailed him a few times begging him to see me quickly and he did reply to my email saying that he would get his secretary to get it sorted out as quickly as possible.
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Posted 24 May 2003 - 03:40 AM

That's great news Maya! I hope he can start treating you right away.

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Posted 24 May 2003 - 05:09 PM

NHS? so you wont have to pay for the treatment? or just the appointment?

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 04:14 AM

My appointment with Dr Chu has been re-arranged to the 25th of June - he is going to give me N-Lite and Subcision and will discuss with me if he thinks I need the Isolagen as well.

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 12:10 PM

Great news Maya - we look forward to hearing about your success!

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 01:55 PM

Thanks Lola!! What's your update on getting the Isolagen injections? I wonder how long it takes to see some difference?
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 02:49 PM

Funny this thread was updated today......I was thinking about Lola's first injections-- I believe mid-june if i'm not mistaken =D> Maya, i wonder how soon too? :-k

I would also like to add that Isolagen (ILE) is a publicly traded company.
Recently the volume has picked up. If it gets approval in the U.S, I imagine that would have a huge impact on the stock...I mean, if the FDA approved Botox, then why wouldn't they approve this (your own cells).

I know someone mentioned a candidate from another board who might of had an injection, Anyone familiar with this? It appears that Lola will be the first on this board to have Isolagen done.

Tick tock!

M

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 01:19 AM

Maya & Max, I should hear at the end of next week how my cells are doing and whether we can schedule in the injections. I'll post as soon as I get them done!

Heidi on the Voy board is scheduled to have them done around the same time. She hasn't posted for a while and if I see anything, I'll let you all know

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:53 PM

LOLA, thanks so much i'm so excited for you!!!! [-o< ..this has to be the cure for everyone here and you keeping us posted means alot to me...

Thanks again,

MAX