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Miko Yan

Member Since 16 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2013 07:45 PM

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In Topic: Daily 30 Minute Massages On Face Eradicates Scars?

21 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

So far after 1 month no change.

 

could you tell us about the technique you've employed? i've been doing massages since mid May and i'm certain i've gotten at least 20% long term improvement over the area i treated.

 

I've taken a rather extreme approach compared to aquasea's methods; that is massaging everyday with a %0.05 tretinoin cream up until the point that my skin is just about to bleed as a result of mechanical abrasion. no oils, no mosturizers, just leaving the tretinoin overnight. timing varies from 10-70 minutes depending on how vigorous you are (i don't think that matters much). I don't recommend this unless your skin is used to retinoids (5 months at least; ive been on %0.05 tretinoin for more than 2 years).


In Topic: Sever Body Acne Scars, Follicular Atrophy, Perifollicular Elastolsysis. Venti...

16 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Severe, disfiguring scarring? oh please..  I mean, there is scarring (unlike other posters calling open pores gaping holes) , but do you expect ANY user to agree with you? of course not, that's why you managed to post those pictures. People with truly disfiguring acne scarring VERY rarely post pictures of themselves because they can't even handle the idea of pictures of their bodies being taken, let alone uploading them to the internet for everyone to see. There are many, many people with disfigurements, but pictures of them are very hard to come by, and most of the time belong to medical papers more than public internet forums.

 

Anyway, acne body scars can be flattened with steroid injections (risky) and then tattooing over the hypopigmented area with surrounding skin color. Of course, tanning is out of the question if you don't want to look worse than before so it is up to you.

Sadly, body acne scars are more difficult to treat than "classical" facial acne scars, which are by themselves nigh-impossible to perceivably remove


In Topic: Daily 30 Minute Massages On Face Eradicates Scars?

23 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

Sorry i havent been able to go to this site for days. Trying to enjoy my life despite this acne and scars. Anyways, it's been days since i read that story but im pretty sure you guys will be able to find it on google. Just type, facial massag ruined my face. You'll eventually find some. Because i always search the negative together with the positive. But anyways, im excited to try this massage! I agree with Aquasea. TRY IT ONLY and ALWAYS listen to your face ans skin! Stop if there is negative effects immidiately!

 

Thanks for your input. There are indeed negative reports of facial massaging, but i think most of them are coming from a "Carole Maggio's facercise" program which doesn't seem suitable for just scars. In any case, the positive effects of facial massages in general seem to overwhelmingly outweigh the negative ones surprised.gif

 

I wish i could afford those serums you suggest aquasea, but I'm a broke college student at the moment, and shippings to Mexico are not cheap blush.png


In Topic: Daily 30 Minute Massages On Face Eradicates Scars?

22 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

Thanks for the links aquasea, i've taken spirulina since childhood and i didn't know it could be used as a face mask surprised.gif

 

I'm starting to see dents filling up as a result of massaging, but unfortunately i got a cyst just in the middle of the area i was massaging (cheek) so i won't be able to do it for the next week. The other cheek is still recovering from a chemical peel i did weeks ago so we'll see which side ends up better in the end.

 

Also don't worry about people asking for pictures, i wouldn't upload any even if i had perfect skin (shyness, mostly). This is one of the few if not the only technique that is 100% safe and provides good results all around; if not for scars, for a natural lift and healthy skin glow.


In Topic: Self Subcision

22 June 2013 - 12:31 AM

ive been wondering that too, are thin needles really more safe/effective than thicker ones? because it appears that subcision done professionally is only performed with really thick needles (indeed around 18g). And the guy who got massive improvement (judging by his pictures) used plain sewing needles, which are considerably thicker than diabetic lancets.

 

i have to say i tried with the thinnest sewing needle i could find and it was very hard and painful to pierce the skin horizontally. i cant even imagine the pain with even thicker needles..

You should NOT use a sewing needle. They're not meant for this, so they're too blunt (hard to use + causes bigger wounds which can lead to scarring) and they're not sterile (could lead to infection --> worse scarring). You have to get sterile lancets or hypodermic needles if you try something like this at home, and you have to do lots of research beforehand and be very careful. No sewing needles.

 

Thanks for the advice, but it took you a while... huh.png

When both the face and the (stainless steel) needles are properly disinfected with alcohol there's little chance of something going wrong.

This guy used sewing needles and his skin is so better that he doesn't need to hang around here anymore.

Don't get me wrong, i don't think using sewing needles for any scar treatment is a good idea, but not because a risk of getting sepsis; a ridiculous claim someone made in another topic.