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#21 kool

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 07:56 PM

Good luck! I hope it works out well for you, keep us updated O:)

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Posted 18 June 2003 - 11:00 PM

Good Luck stefany. Make sure to keep us updated!

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 09:45 AM

Best of luck Stefany! You know I'm rooting for you!
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Posted 20 June 2003 - 07:43 PM

Also my doctor, Rapaport, said in his experience not that many treatments were needed to get good results (not as many as the Korean study suggest.) Best of luck...


Poohman,

I don't know how Dr Rapaport can make such a claim when he ha sonly been doing the Cross method for 5 months(starting Jan 03)? Have you gone back for a second treatment?

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Posted 22 June 2003 - 03:31 PM

Hi all,

I am new to this board and am very excited to hear of this new procedure. It's new to me anyway!!!

Just wanted to wish Stefany the best of luck. Hope you can keep us informed - maybe its something that can help many of us.

I have tried many different procedures (punch-graft, laser, excising, dermabrasion) and still have one scar that really bothers me. Maybe cross method can help.

Eddy

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Posted 24 June 2003 - 05:26 PM

Most of my scabs have fallen off, and I must say, I am noticing even more improvement. My scars seem more shallow, almost like they are filling in with collagen each treatment. I am very pleased with the results so far. 4 treatments to go! I will post in about a week. The 3 other individuals in our test group are experiencing similar results. I have encouraged them to post on this forum also.

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Posted 24 June 2003 - 05:36 PM

Stefany - that's a great update! Really glad you are seeing such good results already. WOW!

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 05:09 PM

Just got back from my doctor's office today for a follow-up. The doctor said my scars are looking better. I think so too! He has been doing some research and would like to start performing a light peel before-hand. He had used examples such as lactic, phytic, or Jessner's peel. Directly after the full-face peel, he would then focally apply the TCA to the scars. Will let you know how my next treatment goes in two weeks. :D

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 05:12 PM

Who else is getting cross treatments and where are they posting their results?
also what percentage of improvement are you getting with each tca treatment and how large were your scars before?

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 06:11 AM

Elle:

Calisia is posting on the other TCA thread, and Anna has had the treatment also. There are 4 other patients at my Doctor's office that are having this treatment done. We are his "test group" and are getting the CROSS treatment at no cost.

I have shallow scarring on my left cheek, and deeper, boxcar and rolling scars on my right cheek. I have had two treatments so far, and have noticed about a 30% improvement on my left side, and a 20% on my right. It is definitely improving!

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 06:07 PM

Just had my CROSS treatment #3. The esthetician dermaplaned my entire face, performed a light Lactic Acid Peel, then applied the TCA to my scars once again. She noticed minor hyperpigmentation and gave me a 4% hydroquinone to start using after day 7. Will update in a few weeks. :)

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 08:26 PM

Stefany,
good luck with the treatment. Can you pm me the doctor's name and contact info

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:53 AM

Hi Stef,
I am so excited for you. Would you venture a guess at your improvement percentage?

All my best!
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 07:40 PM

Hi Stefany,

I'm planing to try the TCA meathod. I have ice pick type scars on my
nose(a lot ). Please, could you give me the phone number of your Doc.
I'm in Minnesota. I will fly to Missouri If I can get your Doc's infor.
Thanks!
Morris

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 09:32 PM

Morris:

Here is the link to my doctor's website:

http://wuphysicians....asp?PhysNum=659


Anna:

I have about a 20% improvement on my worst scars, and 30% on my more shallow ones. Right now I am a mess because I have scabs all over---will let you know the degree of improvement in about 2 weeks. :D

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:27 PM

sounds like a lot of work

I think the best solutions would be

Subcision first
then Smoothbeam
then TCA peel (finishing touches)

Why not do subcision first
then smoothbeam
then one tca peel

isnt this sort of unceassary
10 tca peels?
woah..

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 12:31 AM

Hello

The TCA peels she is doing are local and not the whole face. The DR applies 100% TCA into the scar with a wooden applicator, in order to build up the scars.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 07:40 AM

hello55:

Like imbue said, this is a localized treatment of the acne scars. And I am only doing 6 treatments. It is actually a pretty simple process. I particularly like this treatment not only because it is very promising, but also because my "healthy" skin does not need to be affected.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 10:36 AM

Hello

Here is a link of a before and after pic for treating with the Cross (local TCA) method. Before this treatment there was nothing those of us with ice pick scars can do.

http://www.cosmetic-...ikon/index.html

BTW

I just had it done two weeks ago and I think it helped a bit already. I can't be sure until I go back in six more weeks for another treatment, but I think the pits are smaller.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:14 PM

Ive seen that,
but isnt it only logicalto haveSubcisionSmoothBeam/Nlite then TCA Peels
for maxiumum efficienity it doesnt make sense to do a TCA peel
then smoothbeam
then Subcision

you know?