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#3474911 Come With Me On My Subcision Expedition

Posted by blahblah82 on 17 March 2015 - 12:23 AM

Incredible improvement for just one treatment.  Of course it's still early in your healing, but it looks very promising already.  I think a few more will give you dramatic results. 


At this point, I think we can all agree that for the right scars, subcision is a cheap, simple, low downtime, AND EFFECTIVE modality.  You must be over the moon.   Throw in some TCA Cross for the few ice picks and I think you will incredible improvement. 

#3474548 What Kind Of Treatment For Scarring?

Posted by blahblah82 on 12 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

multiple subcisions, suctioning, and fillers to finesse the results.  These are not bad, and should be straight-forward to improve.

#3474417 How I'm Getting Rid Of My Scars

Posted by blahblah82 on 11 March 2015 - 03:18 PM

It's not punch grafting, it's called dermal grafting.  They take a piece of skin behind the ear, strip off the epidermis, then insert the dermis piece under a scar that has been subcised.

#3473603 Come With Me On My Subcision Expedition

Posted by blahblah82 on 04 March 2015 - 07:03 AM

What exactly happened with your bad dermabrasion experience?  Did you get more scarring?



West Coast of Canada. 

I hope you're right about the skin healing - I feel like between a couple of rounds of accutane and one horrific experience with dermabrasion, my facial skin doesn't do much for me anymore. But here's hoping! I've started to eat better and drink more water, along with taking vitamins, so...we'll see! smile.png

#3472003 Anyone Unhappy With Their Subsicion?

Posted by blahblah82 on 17 February 2015 - 02:58 PM

I think it's safe to conclude at this point that Fraxel Restore is a complete waste of time and money.  It's been over 7 or 8 years since this hit the market and the majority of reviews are highly negative.  The only people I've found that are still saying it is helpful are the doctor's offices that paid big money for these machines and are trying to recoup the costs.  

#3472002 Please Help! Suggest A Treatment For My Scars

Posted by blahblah82 on 17 February 2015 - 02:55 PM

Seriously, Proactive?  Are you effing kidding? ? You a bot or something? If you're a company shill, try being a little more subtle.


The dude doesn't have active acne, he's trying to improve his scars.  


These look like mostly larger ice pick and boxcar scars.  Like Mrs. Robinson said, I think TCA Cross should help, but there is some risk involved.  Always do a test spot on a few scars before doing a huge procedure.  Also, just from personal experience, it's easier to do smaller sections at a time versus the entire face, because you will not look presentable with many small red scabs all over your face.  



Hey, saw the images shared by you. To reduce this you can use a simple treatment with http://www.proactiv....acne-system.php

This is one of the simplest ways to get ris of your skin problems at home. I have used it personally and have gt visible results. 

#3470040 Finally Pulled The Trigger (Silicone Injections Dr. Jay Barnett. Nyc)

Posted by blahblah82 on 01 February 2015 - 03:41 AM

I don't think you should do another round.  I think you are right about that.  Remember the filling from Silikon 1000 (medical grade silicone) is partly from the material, but a large part of the volume generated is the body's reaction to the material.  The body builds collagen / fibrosis (essentially scarring) around the silicone to block it because it's a foreign material like any kind of implant.  You can't really predict how much collagen it will build.  If you tried to get more improvement you could risk having it generate too much collagen and  possibly end up with visible bumps.  

#3468491 Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

Posted by blahblah82 on 18 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

Definitely progress.  If it starts to get more inflamed I'd get another kenalog shot to nip it in the bud.

#3467682 Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

Posted by blahblah82 on 12 January 2015 - 01:03 PM

I believe that a lot of the negative press stems from very aggressive law firms that have a vested financial interest in suing Roche and other generic accutane makers.  They stand to make a ton of money from those lawsuits.  For me Accutane was a life saver.  I just wished I had started it earlier, but I was like everyone else and overly fearful of all the purported side effects.  I could have saved myself from a lot of heartache and scarring if I had done it sooner.

#3467387 Things I've Learned In My Acne Scar Journey

Posted by blahblah82 on 10 January 2015 - 12:12 AM

If this is addressed to me, I'd say excisions are high risk, high reward.  There is the real possibility they can leave worse scarring if you don't heal well.  Again, it comes down to your own personal physiology.  I'd highly suggest doing only one as a test and go from there.  You do not want to do a whole bunch at a time and then have them turn out disastrously. 



Curious to hear your thoughts on excision. Thinking of having 2-3 done on my cheeks (cheekbone area). Thanks.

#3467354 Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

Posted by blahblah82 on 09 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

Sometimes I wish some of those "stop being vain" people could just spend a week in our shoes.  I think most would break down and curl up in the fetal position.  I think those of us who suffer from severe acne, and then the scars that follow are some of the strongest people.  Don't forget that!

#3466976 Bellafill Approved By The Fda For Treatment Of Acne Scars

Posted by blahblah82 on 07 January 2015 - 08:06 AM

I'd suspect this is purely down to marketing.  Nothing has been reformulated from what I gather.  I guess with newer, more advanced fillers coming out, they felt the need to compete in a crowded market.


@Waitingforcure - I never really followed your case, but I'm sorry to read that your laviv treatmenats didn't really pan out.  As for fat grating, that's readily available right now, and many many plastic surgeons offer this.

#3466508 *skin Update W/ Photos* But Still Need Assistance

Posted by blahblah82 on 03 January 2015 - 11:40 PM

Great improvement.  Stay the course and be consistent instead of looking for a quick fix solution that may do more harm than good.

#3466372 Plastic Surgeon Can Fix Scars

Posted by blahblah82 on 02 January 2015 - 10:56 PM

They do..... Unfortunately fixing acne scars is not straightforward or as simple as "going to a plastic surgeon."

#3466279 Is This Normal After Cortisone Injections? Some Help Please

Posted by blahblah82 on 02 January 2015 - 05:23 AM

This is a very deep seated cyst, and I agree that the longer this stays around, the deeper and more severe the scarring.  At this rate, this will probably scar, but the question is now to what degree?  If you treat it sooner rather than later, you could minimize the damage.   You can have it lanced and drained, or try another cortisone shot.