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#3452213 Need Help

Posted by blahblah82 on 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.   

#3451179 Scar Treatment

Posted by blahblah82 on 08 September 2014 - 05:14 PM

This place has been mentioned in the past.  They are known for their aggressive marketing tactics and usually push you to buy packages.  Also, notice all the before and afters are doctored.  The before images usually have overhead lighting, which creates shadows, and the after pictures are nearly always with a flash with light from the front.  I don't know about other people but when I take pics with a direct flash, I look scarless.  


That said, they do use advanced lasers here like Lumenis Total FX, which is a plus.


check this out 






those improvements though

#3451031 Scars Fading Cream? (Rly Good Before Afters!)

Posted by blahblah82 on 07 September 2014 - 09:46 PM

I really want to punch people in the face who outright lie and exploit scar sufferers like this.  I know exactly where these pictures were lifted from.  They took them from the site of this dermatologist based in Brisbane, Australia.  The results you see are after this patient got dermal fillers from Dr. Davin Lim in Brisbane.  


This is his practice website.  If I can find the original pics, I will post them.  Just know that these pictures are 100% stolen.



#3449387 What Happens If You Dermarolled Every Day Or Every Week? + Very Important Que...

Posted by blahblah82 on 28 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

Some scars absolutely do reach subcutaneous fat.  The really bad, deep cysts can cause so much inflammation and destruction of the fat layer that the face appears to sink in, almost like the sunken cheeks on someone much older.  Ever noticed how people with really bad acne scarring look prematurely aged? When cystic acne occurs repeatedly over the same area, like the cheeks, it can cause significant fat atrophy.  


Sorry, sort of a tangent but your posts would be easier to read if you didn't abbreviate everything.

#3447702 Some Pretty Horrible Scars. Advice Needed. Pictures

Posted by blahblah82 on 17 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

This is NOT severe scarring.  At most I see like one deeper ice pick scar by your mouth.  Take care of the active acne and hyperpigmentation and your skin will look 10x better.

#3445193 What Are Peoples Thoughts On This Video The Girl Claimed She Helaed Her Ice P...

Posted by blahblah82 on 03 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

First off, it seems like everybody who gets a pimple nowadays says they have cystic acne.  When the general public becomes more aware of medical terms but have a very superficial understanding of the issues, they tend to oversimplify and misdiagnose their condition.  She did not look like she had serious acne.   


The girl who posted the original question didn't understand why her red marks got more pronounced each time she went out in the sun.  UV exposure worsens hyperpigmentation.  Then the girl who advocated the raw foods diet said somewhere in the post that she thinks the sun was good for her red marks.  I would take their opinions with a grain of salt.


I am 100% behind eating healthy and living a balanced life, but these folks who advocate all these holistic methods ALWAYS fail to provide even a shred of evidence or basic Before and Afters to prove their point.  

#3443305 Can Red Marks Look Indented But In Reality Not Be?

Posted by blahblah82 on 25 July 2014 - 04:50 AM

Well I think what you can do is get a good concealer that is highly pigmented, but not too cakey, apply it over the red marks and see if there is still a shadow.  If it does not cause pitted shadows, then it's just redmarks creating an illusion of depth.  If it is pitted, then well you have your answer. 

#3442876 Mederma For Acne Scars?

Posted by blahblah82 on 22 July 2014 - 10:10 PM

Your derm recommended it?  I don't know who she is but it doesn't sound like she's up on her skin care products.  

#3442508 Time To Address Acne My Scars

Posted by blahblah82 on 21 July 2014 - 12:43 AM

Resurfacing procedures like lasers work best AFTER the rolling scars have been elevated as much as possible to the level of normal skin.  For that, I think multiple subcisions will help.  Check out Mr. Matt's profile and his pics.  Those are probably the best examples of what subcision can accomplish in terms of leveling off the scarring with normal skin.  After getting the maximum improvement from subcision, then you can decide if you want to pursue lasers, or maybe you'd even be satisfied enough to not do any resurfacing.  Fillers could probably be used at the very end to fine tune the results and raise any remaining rolling scars.

#3442456 Enerjet Works For Scars - My Experience.

Posted by blahblah82 on 20 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

Well you shouldn't inject any filler in an area that is breaking out in active acne.  The fillers in and of themselves don't cause breakouts, but certainly anything done to irritate the skin in an area with active acne can exacerbate it.  

#3442407 Excision Surgery..finally! (Pics)

Posted by blahblah82 on 20 July 2014 - 09:56 AM

I'm going to be really honest.  If by normal looking skin you mean like the acne never happened, that is not yet possible.  Sometimes dramatic improvement is possible, I've seen it, but "normal" skin is still out of reach with current available treatments.  We can only strive for improvement.  Dermabrasion helps to soften the edges of scars and to flatten the ridges of scars so that they create less of a shadow.  It will not give you normal appearing skin.  I've done spot dermabrasion, and it does help for select scars, but it does not give you the look of untouched, normal skin.  

#3442203 Excision Surgery..finally! (Pics)

Posted by blahblah82 on 19 July 2014 - 12:08 AM

Poppy please do NOT do full face dermabrasion.   That's insanely aggressive and totally unnecessary.   If you choose to do dermabrasion only do spot dermabrasion.   Do not let any doctor convince you to do full face.  I've seen a few disasters on asian skin,  and is unpredictable when done on a large area.   Dermabrasion should only ever be used in a very limited capacity.  

Why would you sand down normal skin?  Your scarring is not severe at all and it seems the excisions have helped.

#3441185 Tightening Skin

Posted by blahblah82 on 13 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

I disagree as well.  Even if they truly meant it to "encourage" him, I would STILL delete this person for the simple fact that they are monumentally stupid and ignorant to think it would be acceptable.  Two things I can't tolerate in life are mean people and stupid people.


It's no one's place to tell anyone else how they should look.  The only situation where I think something like that can even be considered acceptable is if Rob himself asked someone to photoshop him.  This person took it upon himself, unsolicited, and sent Rob that photoshopped picture.  How is that acceptable and excused by "good intentions"?   Unfortunately, you are right though that people are indeed that ignorant about scarring, and think that a few zaps of laser can give someone porcelain smooth skin again.   Again, it's part of the psychology of blaming the scar sufferer, like "stop whining and fix it with laser."  If only it was that easy.


People who do nasty stuff like this are let off too easy, and when they are confronted, they backpedal and say it was not their intentional.   

#3441105 Tightening Skin

Posted by blahblah82 on 13 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

Wow, sorry that happened.    Every time I think I've seen and heard it all, I'm just dumbfounded by people's capacity for cruelty.  


Cut them off, you don't need people like that in your life at all.   I completely understand what you mean when you say it can really do a number on your psyche.  Just know you're not alone, because I've gone through some major personal crises and really dark times as well.  If you have people in your life that love you unconditionally, flaws and all, focus on that.  



i've been through so much hell now that i am 37 i don't even feel normal anymore ...i think it has messed up my head so much i can never go back

#3440905 Name That Scar!

Posted by blahblah82 on 11 July 2014 - 08:05 PM

I think in your case, these scars look suited for subcision / suction / filler.  What you got going for you is that the skin over the scars look smooth, and "normal" appearing.  You don't really have any sharp edged scars.