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#21 Evan4491

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:07 PM

I can't see the pictures on what the scar types look like. Can someone post them for me? sad.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 09:22 AM

Um....hello?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:28 AM

i think that someone needs to make a sticky thread about how dangerous TCA can be! it's *really* strong stuff.

i see a lot of younger people messing up with TCA on this board because they didn't take enough time to research it. it's really worrisome.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:27 PM

Are punch floats permanent?

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 04:19 PM

I want to know if anyone in this site has ever tried ELICINA CREAM
You can check it out at www.abateacne.com, for pitted indented scars.
Im not recommending it, for I havent tried it myself. Just doing research... razz.gif

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:18 AM

^ If you do a search, you'll find lots of info about Elicina, unfortunately most of it is not very positive.

Thanks for your laser diagram, Pete. eusa_clap.gif

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:18 PM

I LOVE U! AMAZING PERSON AMAZING SITE!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:12 AM

Hey,


The past two months I was using proactive. my skin was clearing up perfectly. Only thing I had left were dark spots. But a few weeks ago all hell broke loose because then i decided to experiment and use shea butter on my face. Thats when the bumps began to bloom again and the fresh white heads along with them. So i piled on all sorts of products to get rid of them and now my face looks like a pizza. wacko.gif

Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should use to get rid of my burned toasted skin? Can somebody please save my present life for cryin out loud! Respond asap.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:25 PM

Thanx for the info, this is really helpful amused.gif

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:35 PM

Hey guys Im new here. I was just wondering if any of you have tried punch excision for ice pick scars? Does anybody know of a doctor who performs it in the Vancouver, BC Canada area. Any info would be appreciated. Im desperate and sad cry.gif

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 05:48 AM

Q: Will ablative lasers (CO2 or Erbium) reduce the appearance of my scarring?
A: It is possible that it will reduce the appearance of your scarring but it can come with a hefty price tag, a signficant amount of downtime and a risk of new scarring.

A risk of new scarring?? Please elaborate! I'm saving up for Flaxer Laser Therapy. I only have 4 atrophic scars. Other than that, my skin is clear and my complexion is fair. I read a post here about someone trading 60+ scars for 4 new scars, which is a good deal. But what about someone like me who only has 4 scars? Does that mean I could possibly end up with 4 new scars, in which case I get a raw bargain? Is there a chance that I'll end up with worse skin?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE(Alfie @ May 17 2005, 01:00 AM) View Post

Hey guys thanks for replying, i am really confused in what i should do next, here is the full story anyways......

i have developed acne since i was 16 and was only very very mild from 16 to 17 years old,but then once i hit 18 and just about to start uni it came bursting out like hell,at the time what i thouht caused it was the lack of sleep i was getting every night. Yes i had insomia for over a year, it was hell even my breakouts of actual lumpy spots was during that period. But the in december 2003 i started roaccutane and was on 75mg a day 1 mg per my body weight.

At the start i didnt see any different although my friends was telling me that my face does look alot clearer, I was still suffering from insomia at this time, but then the sleeping got better into the 3rd month of taking roaccutane and then my spots started to clear up tremendously.

Ok so after four months on 75mg a day i was finally done in march 2004,and my face was completely free of spots, but just had a lot of red marks that was flat not raised at all, so i thought nothing of it and thought it wud go away in a few months.

ok so come the 2004 summer and i was alot and much better with my redmarks but there were also one or two spots poping now and then say one spot every 2 weeks.

sorry guys guys i know this is a long story,lol, but just want to let u knw my stituation and to see if anyone else have had similar cases and is now cured.
OK oK so back to the story, then come october time and the worst has happened my worst nightmare since curing of acne,they came back only this time my sleeping did not help a single bit with calming it down.

Especially my red marks left from the new acne did not seem to go down even after a good 10 hour sleep, sometimes it would go down but only in the morning and would completely red at night along with uncomtfortable eyes that was blood shotted. Ok So enough was enough at this time i was really depressed cant belive i am coping with bad skin again,so I am now seeing a Dermatology in Hong Kong and he is suppose to be famous as he is one of the best three in hong kong,aint so sure,lol. But he has prescribed me with 20 mg a day now along with antibiotics and the result so far is good,but new spots are still poping up but it is mainly my red marks on my cheeks that can look the worst, and sometimes it still goes out of control even thou i am on roaccutane rite now,but considering i have dropped frm 75mg a day to 20 mg a day now,so i dont know.

He also told me that i might have a slight case of rosacea,so i dnt knw wether it was the first roaccutane that has bought this on and u knw how i was getting the blood shotted eyes and like they were watery all the time i think it may of been the rosacea.

SO GUYS DO U THINK THAT I CAN STILL BE CURED AND DO U THINK IT WAS MY FIRST TREATMENT OF HEAVY ROACCUTANE DOSAGE THAT BOUGHT THIS ROSACEA ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!



QUOTE(Glo @ Jul 11 2006, 02:58 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Alfie @ May 17 2005, 01:00 AM) View Post

Hey guys thanks for replying, i am really confused in what i should do next, here is the full story anyways......

i have developed acne since i was 16 and was only very very mild from 16 to 17 years old,but then once i hit 18 and just about to start uni it came bursting out like hell,at the time what i thouht caused it was the lack of sleep i was getting every night. Yes i had insomia for over a year, it was hell even my breakouts of actual lumpy spots was during that period. But the in december 2003 i started roaccutane and was on 75mg a day 1 mg per my body weight.

At the start i didnt see any different although my friends was telling me that my face does look alot clearer, I was still suffering from insomia at this time, but then the sleeping got better into the 3rd month of taking roaccutane and then my spots started to clear up tremendously.

Ok so after four months on 75mg a day i was finally done in march 2004,and my face was completely free of spots, but just had a lot of red marks that was flat not raised at all, so i thought nothing of it and thought it wud go away in a few months.

ok so come the 2004 summer and i was alot and much better with my redmarks but there were also one or two spots poping now and then say one spot every 2 weeks.

sorry guys guys i know this is a long story,lol, but just want to let u knw my stituation and to see if anyone else have had similar cases and is now cured.
OK oK so back to the story, then come october time and the worst has happened my worst nightmare since curing of acne,they came back only this time my sleeping did not help a single bit with calming it down.

Especially my red marks left from the new acne did not seem to go down even after a good 10 hour sleep, sometimes it would go down but only in the morning and would completely red at night along with uncomtfortable eyes that was blood shotted. Ok So enough was enough at this time i was really depressed cant belive i am coping with bad skin again,so I am now seeing a Dermatology in Hong Kong and he is suppose to be famous as he is one of the best three in hong kong,aint so sure,lol. But he has prescribed me with 20 mg a day now along with antibiotics and the result so far is good,but new spots are still poping up but it is mainly my red marks on my cheeks that can look the worst, and sometimes it still goes out of control even thou i am on roaccutane rite now,but considering i have dropped frm 75mg a day to 20 mg a day now,so i dont know.

He also told me that i might have a slight case of rosacea,so i dnt knw wether it was the first roaccutane that has bought this on and u knw how i was getting the blood shotted eyes and like they were watery all the time i think it may of been the rosacea.

SO GUYS DO U THINK THAT I CAN STILL BE CURED AND DO U THINK IT WAS MY FIRST TREATMENT OF HEAVY ROACCUTANE DOSAGE THAT BOUGHT THIS ROSACEA ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!




Alfie:

My daughter had severe cystic acne and the derm was about to put her on Accutane but she refused to take it. I got her started on "Jessfoliation" and after a couple of months her acne is almost completely gone. She used the facial brush and soap to exfoliate, followed up with neosporin. It worked beautifully. I also got her some Dr. Diamond Herpanacine to take, it's an alternative to Accutane, contains a lot of Vitamin A which I believe is what Accutane is made of. Give it a try but don't give up after only a couple of weeks, stick with it and you will see results. We are now searching for scar treatments.

Good Luck!

Glo

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:57 AM

Acne Scar Treatment options

After your doctor has completed a full examination of your skin, you need to discuss the treatment options. Treatments include subcision surgery, fillers, and laser skin resurfacing. For complete information about treatments, click on www.acneguide.ca/acne_scar_treatments/surgical_laser.html

Source: Acne Guide

hope it helps ...
IPB Image dermatologists talk about acne



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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:06 PM

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:15 AM

Can someone give me some informations about stroke cure? I know someone that has some problems with her heart and I want help her how ever I can. Thanks.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:20 AM

QUOTE(great @ Aug 6 2007, 07:15 AM) View Post
Can someone give me some informations about stroke cure? I know someone that has some problems with her heart and I want help her how ever I can. Thanks.

As far as I know plavix generic is good for stroke but I don't have this kind of problem so I can't tell you more informations.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(jamesjoyce @ May 21 2007, 12:06 AM) View Post
www.fraxel.com

www.reliant-tech.com



Whoa - What does this have to do with acne scars??? I'm lost!!

On another note, thanks for helping me identify what type(s) of scars I am dealing with. They most resemble the Boxcar - but could be mixed between that and rolling.

What peels would be suggested for those types -

PS Some of the scars are as old as 5yrs, others a month or two... Are the older ones harder to diminish??

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:15 PM

look like cica care is the only hope for raised scar confused.gif

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:30 PM

thanks a lot !

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:56 AM

*Newbie on the scars issues*

What might improve this FAQ is a 'burning' question (perhaps i missed it, since it is quite obvious, considering this is the regimen forum):

How does the use of benzoyl peroxide influence CO2 laser treatments. (Or other treatmens for that matter)

Any Doctors advising to stop BP at least x days before treatmen?
What are in general reactions of your doctors when telling about BP if you want a treatment done?