It is so good to read something positive in your journey. I hope your improvement continues and that you have found the right treatment for your scars! I am excited for you.
Best of luck!
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Posted by *Inspired* on 13 August 2013 - 12:04 AM
Posted by *Inspired* on 12 August 2013 - 11:49 PM
I can't believe this is my first posting on your thread. Congrats on the great success. I never had the scabs you showed in your early posts. I had scabs after dermabrasion, but never after any of my laser work.
Posted by *Inspired* on 10 August 2013 - 04:09 PM
Its so eaSy to prove it for yourself. Take 1/4 avocado and mash it with 1 teaspoon of olive oil(better safflower).
Put the mask everyday on your face for 1 month. And then you can call me a scammer.
ITS SO EASY YET NOBODY DOES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by *Inspired* on 03 July 2013 - 10:09 AM
At the time of merging, for every 10 posts to the scar forum, there was 1 post to the red marks forum.
I truly want to understand but nobody is addressing any of the points I made and nobody is providing any kind of evidence that things have really changed in the scars forum.
In the past I'd periodically read the scars forum and it was always a mix of those with scars and those who believed they have scars. That still appears to be the case now, except for the odd post about red marks but they're few and far between.
There is absolutely no way that's true.
Snap shot of the forum on January 20, 2013, before the merge:
There was pretty much one post to the red marks forum for every 3 posts to the scar board.
I think we've already stated how we feel about the change. Are you really asking us to go through every post and explain how it's different today? It's obvious that you're simply against giving us the scar board back. Why is that?
How do you get a ratio of 1:10 out of this?
1 red topic to every 2.35 scar topics
1 red reply to every 3.28 scar replies
Posted by *Inspired* on 03 July 2013 - 10:01 AM
Congratulation *Inspired* and thank you for your update. No more makeup sounds amazing
I am seriously thinking about getting laser, maybe repair. My subcision and filler treatment failed on me. My scars are shallow and subcision didn't work, and I ended up getting lumps from the treatments.
I can't believe you are going to another one in 5 days...Good luck with your next treatment, I am also hoping for the best for you!
Thank you, FruitBiscuits!
I'm really sorry to hear your subcision and filler treatment failed. Do you think the scars were too shallow for subcision? I have been wanting to try subcision on my wider scars but I'm scared. A couple doctors told me I could end up with raised scars, as they felt they were too shallow for subcision. I was really hoping your treatment would go well.
It's been 7 months since my Total FX procedure. My hyperpigmentation faded by the 4th month. I'm actually still noticing improvement to my overall skin texture at this point. I don't know if that's related to improvement from my laser treatment or Retin-a helping to smooth out my skin since treatment.
It's hard to believe but I do think some of my shallow scars have completely vanished. I checked earlier today and can't seem to find the ones that were between my eyebrows. Some of the shallow boxcar scars on my temples seem to have vanished as well. I wish I could say I saw similar improvement to my deeper scars on my left cheek. The indents are still very noticeable. The scars have shallowed a bit and are much softer, but the results are not nearly as impressive as what I've seen on my other cheek. They are soft enough now though that they don't really look like boxcar scars. They're just wider indents on my left cheek. Hoping that a high jolt of energy to the base of those scars will break up the tethered down fibers and produce some real collagen remodeling this time around.
I've considered Repair but it's a little too scary for me. I'm down to about 7-8 scars that truly bother me. I don't see any reason to ablate to the depth of those scars on healthy skin and don't see how Repair's rolling method can be used to aggressively spot treat like Deep FX. If you do try Repair, please let us know how it goes for you. For me, I'll be sticking to Total FX as it allows a doctor to tailor treatment settings to each individual scar. Once the deeper treatment is applied to each scar, the doctor can then use Active FX to resurface the epidermis. While this can lead to an unusual pattern of hyperpigmention in some skin types, I believe there's less risk of damage to healthy skin.
Honestly, I think makeup only accentuates my scars at this point. I feel so much more confident without layering my skin in powder or some kind of concealer. Perhaps I'm just more accepting of my scars at this point. I am not sure but my skin definitely looks the healthiest it's been in nearly a decade. The improvement was definitely worth the pain of the procedure, money and nearly 4 months of hyperpigmentation.
Thank you for the luck. I'm really hoping this will be my last laser treatment. I am not expecting a miracle but am hoping it will shallow & smooth my remaining scars to a level that I can accept. If this leaves me with a couple scars that can be improved with a filler, I will be more than satisfied.
Posted by *Inspired* on 02 July 2013 - 03:17 PM
I will definitely stop by and update this thread in the future. I just can't tolerate weeding through threads about massaging my scars and how manuka honey, oils, lemon juice, diet & my own urine will fix all my problems to 100%. Shoot -- if that's true, I am an idiot because I've thrown $1000s away to more sophisticated treatments with the hope of "improvement". Silly me! Haha
You definitely need to be in the right frame of mind to deal with the hyperpigmentation from co2 laser. Deep FX will likely leave dark blocks over your scars for a few months. I would only try it if you can deal with this temporary phase. I actually didn't think I'd put myself through it again, but I am! The things we do to improve our scars!
I added my 2 cents to the forum structure thread. I tried to remain civil and held back on what I really wanted to say. The new format angers me. I really don't see how acne scars are not related to acne, like Real Maverick mentioned in one of his posts. Of course, the admins of acne.org might not see how it's related to acne.org because there's no real benefit for them to host a scar board.
Thank you for the well wishes with my next treatment. I will return and update this thread again. I just don't know when. Hopefully, I can post more pictures at that time.
Only 5 more days until I get my face vaporized again! As always, I'm hoping for the best.
Posted by *Inspired* on 02 July 2013 - 10:43 AM
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I needed to take a break from this board and got busy with life. I have to say, I am extremely disappointed with the new forum format. The scar board has become a home remedy, holistic healing board. It's extremely frustrating to see, and I honestly have little interest in participating with any discussions here going forward. We had an awesome group of knowledgeable members here who have pretty much vanished. It's highly unfortunate that acne.org didn't see the value in the "scar" community and the contributions they made to this site. <Rant over>
I am pleased with my first Total FX results, and am going for a second treatment in exactly 5 days. Unfortunately, like my first Deep FX treatment, I didn't see much improvement to the wider, bound down scars on my left cheek. My right cheek looks amazingly improved. I am no longer wearing mineral powder or foundation when I go out. I feel that much more comfortable in my own skin. I would put the improvement on my left cheek around 80% from my worst point. I also had some very shallow scarring between my eyebrows and on my temples. These particular scars are almost unnoticeable now, especially the ones between my eyebrows. I never really worried about these areas as my cheeks have always been my main concern but I am very happy to say the scars have diminished to a point that I actually have to look for them. Previously, I always noticed them in the mirror but they never bothered me like my cheeks. The scars on left cheek appear to be the most resistant to treatment. They are wider and tethered. As a result, my doctor is going to do Dr. Matteo Tretti Clementoni's 4-pass technique on these scars during my second treatment. Dr. Matteo's 4-pass technique is shown in the linked webinar, http://www.lumenis.c...=1602390770001. The technique portion starts at the 25:25 mark. It is case 6, the first acne scar case shown. I am hopeful this will provide me the improvement I'm after on my wider scars. I will likely settle on a filler after this treatment to simply smooth things out. Hoping for the best!
For those of you who have private messaged me, I am sorry for not replying. I simply don't have the time. For those of you who have asked for my doctor's name, my doctor is Edmund Fisher. Awesome guy. I highly recommend him for Total FX.
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Posted by *Inspired* on 08 January 2013 - 06:49 PM
happy new year! Well its three weeks after my procedure, all of my scars have returned and look exactly as they had before. its kind of really such a let down because the past two weeks i basically had clear skin and then everything reemerged within the past three days but my dermatologist did tell me this would happen and that results will not surface for awhile as the procedure works from the inside out and the collagen will build up to fill the holes. But still it was so nice to have nice skin for the holidays, im really hoping the results are similar to what it looked like swollen that would be amazing. As for redness, most of my redness is gone, funny that it went away for the most part before the swelling did
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