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blahblah82

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In Topic: Please Share Your Filler Experiences With Me :)

19 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

Don't get Radiesse for acne scars.  It's not the right type of filler for this indication.  It's way too viscous / hard to be used in the skin.  Usually it is injected very deep just above the bone for augmenting areas of the face.  It can get lumpy if injected in the skin itself.  Juvederm Voluma is good to do the heavy lifting to fill deeper volume loss.  You can use Belotero for more superficial scars because it is thinner.  Stick to hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, or Belotero.  The difference between most of those is like Coke and Pepsi, meaning that your results are mostly dependent on the skill of the surgeon.  


In Topic: My Red Acne Scars (With Pics)

18 October 2014 - 04:43 PM

Yes fillers are temporary.  That's why I think it is a good idea usually to do a few subcisions to elevate the scars as much as possible, then fine tune with fillers (if you choose to) at the end.  The subcisions can be followed by suctioning to prevent them from re-tethering.  If you are lucky, the subcisions may be enough, and you won't have to do any fillers.  Check out Mr.Matt's posts about subcision.  He got very good results.   Lasers are good for evening out the surface, not so much for replacing lost volume.  


In Topic: My Red Acne Scars (With Pics)

18 October 2014 - 12:00 AM

The good part is your acne has cleared.  

 

I think multiple subcisions followed by filler may help to plump up the depressions.  The downside is that the filler needs to be maintained, but the longevity of the filler may increase over time meaning you have to do it less frequently.  For redness, Vbeam is the fastest and most effective way to get rid of it.


In Topic: Burnt My Skin With Tca

17 October 2014 - 10:20 PM

Topical steroids do work to help reduce redness by constricting the capillaries and by reducing inflammation.


In Topic: Burnt My Skin With Tca

17 October 2014 - 07:09 AM

Was this done for TCA Cross, or did you apply 50% TCA to a large area?   That is a very strong concentration.  Are they just red marks or is there some elevated scarring?  You should probably go to a dermatologist to see what can be done.  If it's just redness, Vbeam and steroid creams may help.