So apparently my scars have been looking better! My friend said something to me last night, hesitantly telling me that my skin looked smoother (again, this is something I don't really talk to my friends about, but I'm sure she wanted to be supportive).
It could be one of two things. About a month ago I was breaking out REALLY badly around my chin, and I went to a clinic that recommended I believe a Yag or smoothbeam laser. It was supposed to help with my acne and also a little with the scarring.
Well my skin broke out worse! So then my chiropractor, of all people, told me to try Vitamin A. He said that he had really bad acne and taking a high dose of vitamin A for two weeks permanently cleared up his skin (Accutane is derived from Vit A). He told me to take 50,000 mg of non-synthetic Vitamin A and 150 mg of Zinc for two weeks. I ended up taking it for almost three weeks and it really cleared up my skin.
So I don't know if it was the laser or the super high dose of Vit A (I've kinda lost faith in lasers from things people have said on this board), but my skin looks better! I still have the loss of volume but I am looking into my options. Luckily, fat transfer could also help with some of the deepest scars that subcision couldn't help. And I am going to try another round of Vit A to clear my skin up any more.
Just wanted to give a positive update.
Would you say there has been drastic improvement in your rolling scars since you had the subcision? If so, how long after did you start to see improvement? I'm seriously considering subcision for the rolling scar on my cheek. But when you say 'loss of volume' that kind of gives me cold feet. Did subcision make it worse?