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In Topic: Scarless Healing

12 July 2014 - 01:30 AM

Mildly interesting:




In Topic: Fractional Co2 Laser

07 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

A combination of high concentarion (not the 2% they sell at drug stores) aha/bha usually works fairly well at making the pores look smaller.


Here's a good read on enlarged "pores."



In Topic: Fractional Co2 Laser

06 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

Doing fractional co2 for that is a waste of time & money. Not only will it likely not help, it has the risk of side effects + a long recovery period.


You should try 14% aha (http://www.drugstore...08?catid=182993) or prescription retinols (differin/retin a). They're much more likely to help.

In Topic: Recommendations For Reliable Sources For Diy Scar Treatment

03 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

For the "official" stuff:


The official dermapen is ~$400 for the personal (fixed needles - sold with 0.5mm but you can swap out to 1.5mm ($75 for 5)) and although prices aren't listed, I'm gussing ~$700 for the professional and ~$1000+ for the medical version.


The my-m http://bellaireindustry.com/my_m.html you can get the official version for around $450-$500.

The mesopen http://www.bellairei...om/mesopen.html - not sure on price.

The eclipse http://www.eclipsemicropen.com/ is around $3000 for a full medical starter kit with materials + needles and such.


Keep in mind disposable costs for the needles as well.


The you have the better quality knockoffs like:




Which IMO - I would rather pay extra for the "official" versions.


The cheap knockoffs, no idea - but I would be somewhat scared of blunt needles.


This thread might help as well :



Another option that can be looked into is a tattoo gun and doing "dry tattooing."




TCA you should be able to get here:




Scroll down for the higher concentrations. Ie I think :







In Topic: Electronic Dermastamp/microneedling Advice?

03 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

Hey all,


I have mild acne scarring and have some money aside that I want to spend on sorting it out. I have visited a couple of places that offer the Electronic Dermastamp, a more advanced dermaroller.


I am 22 and don't have much active acne, I get the occasional spot but it is mainly the scarring I want to deal with.


The first clinic seemed quite happy to get straight into the treatment and didn't think I need to prepare my skin beforehand.

The second clinic however used a skin scanning machine and told me that I still had the 'P Virus' active on my face. She recommended a combination of 'hydrofacials' and advised I need a good skincare routine or there isn't much point to the EDS - my scars would come back a short while afterwards.


So - 


1. Does my skin need preparation prior to having this treatment?

2. What effect does the treatment have on active acne?

3. Can I have the EDS if I still have active acne?



It is rather expensive(£800 for 4 sessions) and I want to make sure I am doing it properly!


Thanks in advance smile.png


There are at least a dozen different "electronic" microneedling devices - don't limit yourself to just the dermastamp purely for the "brand name". ie http://www.invasix.com/Fractora_7. Choose the best doctor/clinic, ideally someone who has multiple devices and combines them in one treatment session.



Maybe some mild numbing cream and an alcohol swab, but otherwise I don't think so.


It can cause further scarring if done on areas with active acne


It's not advisable, since you're going to treat scarring and then get more of it. You should wait till your actually acne is gone.