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In Topic: In Need Of Wisdom And Advice For My Scarring (With Pics)

26 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

Great post Theng.  Forty-seven grafts is a tremendous amount of grafts to do in one sitting.  I've been following this doctor's work for a while and I'm very impressed with his technique and approach to revising acne scars.  


It would be great to see some photos if you are comfortable with that.  







Sorry, it should be cotton gauze swab.


Here is the link direct to the page of acne scars treatment:  http://www.laser123....ce.php?serv=206

How did your procedure go, Theng?

The procedure went well. I had 47 grafts transplanted to my both cheek, some of them healed really well, they just flat like normal skin. But some grafts are raised looks like a little blister with circle mark. Donor site were pain in first 2weeks, maybe too much skin taken from there. I will have Erbium laser in Oct in order to even the graft with the normal skin.


Cherry, from your experience. How long does it take for the redness to fade after the procedure?

Sometimes it can take several months for the redness to fade.

Where was your donor site?

from behind my ear.

In Topic: What Do You Guys Think Would Work Best For These Acne Scars?

18 September 2014 - 10:27 PM

Uh, yeah I think you are oversimplify it.  Do you have deep acne scars?  



A moderate to deep TCA-based peel series from a medical spa- one in which there is an MD or board certified cosmetic surgeon overseeing, I'd say.  


3-4 with 25% improvement each time.  Or laser, same results, though you pay a bit more for the technology.  You could have perfectly smooth skin in a year, depending on how good you are with aftercare and how quickly you heal.  Between medical peels, you can do you own home peels.  The more you peel, the more turnover. The more turnover, the more even your texture will be. 


I don't know why people get so gloom and doom-y when peels are such no-brainers.  

In Topic: Help Tca Went Outside Scar?

18 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

Was this a doctor or esthetician?  This should only be done by a doctor.  I'm also confused as to why she would use a wide, big cotton pad on a small ice pick scar?

In Topic: Need Help

15 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

No, perfection is not yet possible.   Anyone who goes into this scar revision business has to understand that there are limitations to what can be achieved.  There has been cases of significant improvement posted on this forum though.  


One laser sessions is usually never going to give you much improvement.  All the people who've had significant improvement have done many sessions over a long period of time.   I can't see the rest of your skin, but if your scarring is only localized to that area on your left temple, I would not characterize it as being "severe."  I'd say it's probably moderate, though pictures don't always fully capture reality.  I think subcision and suction, and possibly several laser sessions will help.  With your dark skin, lasers will almost certainly cause hyperpigmentation, but that almost always resolves over time.  Some people have also had success with dermstamping / needling, although that is a very slow process before you see improvement.   

In Topic: Acne Scar 70% Success So Far

14 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

From this one picture your skin looks perfect, though there's no before pic to compare to.