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#3478937 Considering Flying To Europe For Recell

Posted by blahblah82 on 25 April 2015 - 12:56 AM

As far as lasers go, I think C02 lasers are the most powerful lasers on the market.  Of course, there are many brands of co2 laser, but I think the top ones are Total FX, Fraxel Repair, Smartskin DOT, and Mixto.  Among those, the most powerful is probably Total FX.  

As for dermabrasion, there's nothing really that complex about it.  Think of your skin as hills and valleys.  Dermabrasion basically takes down all the high points (the hills or shoulders of scars) so that it's shallower and closer to the depth of the valleys.  Unfortunately you just cannot sand down that much skin because anything deeper than the reticular dermis and you will scar.  There is a limit to how deep resurfacing can go.  A better approach would be to fill the valleys, and get them as close as possible to the level of the hills.  Then, when you do a resurfacing procedure it doesn't have to go as deep.  Subcision and suction is well suited for this "elevating" of scars.   There's also a pretty high "unpredictability" factor with dermabrasion which is a function of how you heal and the doctor's technique.  

In general rolling scars do pretty well with subcision.

#3477821 What Is The Best Scar Solution For My Scar?

Posted by blahblah82 on 13 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

Keep the incision taped !  That will help prevent the scar from spreading over time due to tension which would make it widen and depressed.

#3477820 Could You Help Me. Tell Pls My Tupe Of Scars And Treatment For Them

Posted by blahblah82 on 13 April 2015 - 07:23 PM

You have mostly rolling scars with some boxcar scars.  This type of scarring should respond to subcision.   The area that looks like a dimple / volume loss could elevated with fillers.   But I think the first line of attack would be a few sessions of subcision.

#3477005 Bad Acne Scars After Accutane Treatment

Posted by blahblah82 on 05 April 2015 - 01:02 AM

Yeah, I would take care of the remaining acne before attempting any scar treatments.  Dermastamping over inflamed, active acne is not a good idea.  As for scar treatments down the road, I feel like a broken record, but probably subcision for the rolling scars and maybe TCA cross for the icepicks.  Laser is an option, but my feeling is that resurfacing procedures are best done at the very end when you have elevated the scars as much as possible.  It's like trying to level a mountain, where if you make the valleys shallower (subcision, TCA Cross) you don't have take down more of the peaks (resurfacing).   Also you will find that as the hyperpigmentation fades, the scars do appear to be shallower because redness just exaggerates the depth.

#3476819 What Is The Best Scar Solution For My Scar?

Posted by blahblah82 on 03 April 2015 - 07:34 AM

That is a very large excision.  I was not expecting something that long even though I know that you have to cut an elliptical shape so that the skin edges don't bunch up and cause a dog ear deformity

#3476321 Been Offered Free Scar Treatment (Nhs)

Posted by blahblah82 on 29 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

The NHS is the national health service for Great Britain, right?  Folks it's offered for free because it's not like our healthcare system where something like this would usually be considered cosmetic.  Plus, we don't have universal healthcare in the US, and no Obama Care is not universal health care.


As for lasers, I would only consider co2 laser for acne scars.  In your case, I see mostly rolling scars, so I believe a few subcision sessions would be needed first to elevate the scars as close to the normal skin as possible.  Lasers should be used last to finesse the results. Lasers will not magically fill in indentations.  Subcision and fillers accomplish that much better and more predictably.  Lasers and other resurfacing techniques are good for shaving down the sharp edges of scars and MAYBE cause a little collagen production.  

#3476225 Come With Me On My Subcision Expedition

Posted by blahblah82 on 28 March 2015 - 03:35 PM

Yes, I totally agree.  There has been no real science behind this to show that it has any real effect on scars.  Throwing money away for what potentially is just snake oil seems silly. Even if it did have somewhat of an effect, I think it would be marginal at best, since the subcision is doing the heavy lifting in terms of "lifting" up the scarring.  



Add prp like ur doctor said

I'm not upset enough with my skin to lay down that kind of money on something that doesn't have many reviews other than celebrity endorsements. 

#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.