Not entirely off-topic, Rob_X_22 We're all after the same results, after all!
As for the lumps - the needling/dermastamping, I have heard a lot of great things about this. I think I'll definitely be trying it out. As for ice/heat, I decided to research how to break down excess scar tissue (since that is all that these lumps really are, from what I've read). There are some interesting techniques in here for massaging scar tissue:
It also seems to explain why I've been having the numb-kind of feeling in the areas with the nodules.
Don't worry about it, yet...don't massage or do anything out of the ordinary. The last thing you want is your scars to fully re-tether; 10 days is nothing. Give it 2-3 months then if problem still persist, then you can worry about it!
Okay, so I caught a glimpse of myself in a window reflection in natural light and I panicked a little - the nodules looked far more obvious right then. Of course then I searched Acne.org and found quite a few accounts of persons whose nodules hadn't gone away (one even after three years). I massaged the areas with these nodules tonight and I *feel* as though there's a slight improvement, and then I tried the more proactive approach, which was to research more about the actual nodules, rather than just peoples horror stories about them. I found this link here:https://books.google...eatment&f=false "Persistent nodules may rarely occur due to excessive fibrosis. If these do not reduce by 4 weeks intralesional triamcinolone 2.5mg/ml can be injected."I don't think you're all daft, but just in case there is any question:"Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue/url] in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. This can be a reactive, benign, or pathological state. In response to injury this is called [url=http://en.wikipedia....car]scarring..." (Wikipedia) and triamcinolone is a corticosteroid. I, like many others, am pretty nervous about steroid injections, as that is what caused a lot of my rolling scars to begin with, but if anyone has any other options (I've heard about ultrasound therapy or liquid nitrogen too) they have had good experiences with, I'm all ears! In any case, I have a couple of more weeks until I really need fret about it.
Actually I had problems with nodules after subcision too. But after I did needling & dermastamping, my nodules disappeared. Don't stress, like I did Give it a month - two and try to needle them, if they won't change. And there is still the hydrocortisone in the worst case Good luck with your healing!
That's excellent Thank you! Can you tell me where you got your dermastamp? And do you use any topical numbing agent?