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missamua

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active May 19 2015 10:39 PM

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In Topic: Is It Possible To Remove All/most Scarring?

15 May 2015 - 02:19 PM

Microdermabrasion is kind of joke to be honest. Subcision plus suction is your best bet, and then some kind of resurfacing treatment to really tighten and smooth any remaining texture. As others have said, it's possible to get 70% + improvement, but it's also important to keep your expectations realistic. I think subcision and suctioning would give you great results.

In Topic: 90 - 100% Results Could Be Achievable

09 May 2015 - 04:09 AM

It doesn't mean you can never have decent looking skin, it's just important to weigh the risk/benefit ratio of certain treatments. A lot of people on here have gotten amazing long-lasting results from combining different treatments like subcision/suctioning, micro needling, excision, chemical peels and occasionally lasers too. Lasers just happen to be the priciest option which Is why I'm not a big fan myself. With all of these treatments other than excision, scars are expected to worsen with age again due to collagen depletion but that doesn't mean they will be as bad as they were before. Usually scar tissue is broken up and remodeled following most treatments which, to my knowledge, is permanent. 

Focus first on treating your acne, though.
Have you been on Accutane or the regimen? Acne can be treated, so don't give up. It took me nine years to find something that finally worked for me and now I just have scarring to worry about.

Lucas89, on 08 May 2015 - 20:16, said:

 


 

Just to clarify my earlier post, the collagen induction produced from laser resurfacing IS permanent. The catch is,  lasers can't stop you from aging , so as the years go by you lose that newly formed collagen again and scars will resurface (although different than the way they were before). When I say that the results last X amount of years, I'm referring to how long it takes to lose that collagen again. If you have multiple sessions of a more ablative laser you'll have much longer lasting results. Again, great for anti- aging, but personally I think they're over hyped for most types of scarring especially considering how much they cost combined with the downtime and risks.


Well, this is just great to hear. I still have active acne and my skin has been destroyed from years of acne scars. I thought at least one day if I manage to clear up my active acne (doubtful, but I had hope at one point in time) I could get laser surgery or chemical peels to make my skin look good again. But I guess there really is no hope to look like a normal human being again. My active acne isn't going to clear up despite any treatments anyway so I guess I have nothing to worry about. Even though I've looked horrible from acne for so many years I'll never get used to looking like shit.


In Topic: 90 - 100% Results Could Be Achievable

08 May 2015 - 08:11 AM

Just to clarify my earlier post, the collagen induction produced from laser resurfacing IS permanent. The catch is,  lasers can't stop you from aging , so as the years go by you lose that newly formed collagen again and scars will resurface (although different than the way they were before). When I say that the results last X amount of years, I'm referring to how long it takes to lose that collagen again. If you have multiple sessions of a more ablative laser you'll have much longer lasting results. Again, great for anti- aging, but personally I think they're over hyped for most types of scarring especially considering how much they cost combined with the downtime and risks.

In Topic: The Results Thread

05 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

I compiled a list of some results from subcision, some combined suctioning and others didn't.

http://www.acne.org/...tments-ive-had/
 
http://www.acne.org/...ore-after-pics/
 
http://www.acne.org/...y-bad-and-ugly/
 
http://www.acne.org/...ubcision/page-3
 
http://www.acne.org/...-did-subcision/



And some others: 

http://www.acne.org/...s/#entry3242681

http://www.acne.org/...-did-subcision/

http://www.acne.org/...n/#entry3475757

http://www.acne.org/...y/#entry3353439

In Topic: Used Dermastamp For 12 Months.....no Results

30 April 2015 - 07:37 PM

Yes, suctioning is safe. You can order a suction cup from owndoc, they're really cheap.

Suctioning is something you do at home. Apparently, needling combined with suctioning can help break up the fibrotic tissue pulling the scar down. I honestly am not sure the science behind it is credible, but people have claimed (and provided pictures) that it has helped them. 

What are the results like from auctioning? And do you know anywhere in the UK that may do it?


Oh right, so you would do the suctioning at home? Is it safe to do something like this at home on your own? I currently do dermastamping in harley street, so would I then combine it with suctioning to get even better results?