Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:01 AM
Great link Yo - thanks.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:53 AM
will205, so over 8 years your acne scars improved/disappeared ?
Will--how did you manage to get smooth indent free skin? Tell us how!
I got a little carried away let me explain. I still had redness on my face when i was 19 and obviously this accentuated my shallow pits. Yes the redness went and i reckon my scars filled in to a degree over time. Not completely though.
Since i was 17 i have been eating vegetables every night. I don't smoke and i don't drink alcohol much. I rarely eat junk food to. My only vices are the sun and i probably should put a moisturizer on but i never have. My mum looks 5-10 years younger than she does so genes play a part to.
Yes i still have a scar on my left cheek but soon i will begin my quest to try and get rid of it.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 01:43 PM
Posted 03 May 2003 - 10:16 PM
by the way, im going to try that lemon and vinegar thing, i wonder if drinking orange juice would be the same or if drinking lemonade (with sugar)???
Posted 03 May 2003 - 10:47 PM
is vinegar actually made from acetic acid or wat??
This vinegar method sound really tempting..
And wat brand of vinegar to go for??
Sori for asking such a question. Many thks..
Posted 03 May 2003 - 10:50 PM
Posted 03 May 2003 - 11:38 PM
oursfan, you are really a nice person, ive seen many posts by you and its really cool that you posted pictures of your improvement... i have seen them, you look better, but still i would like to know your opinion since you see yourself everyday and not through photos like we do, so my question is, what percentage of improvement do you saw after the subcision?
That's nice of you to say. Thanks! I think I see about 30-40% improvement thus far.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 03:22 AM
Posted 04 May 2003 - 12:18 PM
have you tried any other treatments besides subcision?
Posted 04 May 2003 - 12:49 PM
- CO2 laser: Helped a bit but not as much as subcision in my opinion. Looked really good at first but then a few years later the scars seem to have come back.
- Exfol Serum/Copper Peptides: I've only done this in areas that are no longer prone to breaking out where I have small shallow icepicks (my forehead and chin). It seems to have helped some. I also used the dermaroller in these areas to help the peptides penetrate the skin better.
- DermaSponge: I don't think this helped all that much because I had to scrub very hard which made the area really red (a bit of downtime). I don't think it was worth it. They do make a really nice moisturizer though!
- N-Lite: Had this done two weeks and four weeks after the subcision. Have not seen any results from it yet. Per my Dr. it could take up to 90 days to see any results from it. I have heard mixed reviews on N-Lite for acne scarring.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 02:08 PM
Do you feel that the dermaroller can be used to treat scars-or just to help topicals penetrate more deeply? How long have you been using this and have you seen any results?
Posted 04 May 2003 - 06:41 PM
I think the dermaroller is just to help topicals penetrate more deeply.
I have used it once a week for about two months and I have seen minor results. I think that I'd need to use it everyday for several months to see more improvement. It does irritate the skin to do it so that's why I only do it once a week. The "needles" are extremely small, but you can definitely feel them penetrating.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 06:51 PM
When you say that it irritates the skin do you mean that it hurts or do you mean that your skin is irritated (inflammed) for days after using it?
Posted 04 May 2003 - 06:54 PM
It hurts a little bit (not much). The skin becomes red, inflamed for a little while after but not days -- More like a few hours actually.
Posted 05 May 2003 - 05:11 AM
Posted 05 May 2003 - 06:32 AM
It's probably best to use fresh lemons, as the stuff you get in those little bottles have probably got additives in them.
Posted 05 May 2003 - 06:44 AM
I know the lemon in water would be fine, but the vinegar>?
Posted 05 May 2003 - 06:48 AM
I know people who have been doing glycolic peels 6 months after accutane, so the vinegar should be fine.