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#3359221 I Have Decided To Do An Experiment. Subcision/fillers/needling

Posted by NUBY3 on 18 June 2013 - 08:10 PM

so far, it works amazingly.  The scars I did this to are literally disappearing.  I had a large, round, deep ice pick near my nose.  It was large enough to have two hairs sticking out of it like goalposts and deep enough that I couldn't see the bottom.  It's filled in at LEAST 80%.  maybe 90%.  and there is a tiny new pore forming in the skin that is filling it in.  Combination of needling, TCA CROSS, some subcision, and some fillers with individual needling on top.  seeing major improvements in my scarring.  It is possible.  it really is, I believe it.  but it takes a long time.

#3351704 Did I Get The Right Dr Chu?

Posted by NUBY3 on 24 May 2013 - 08:01 PM

this is my favorite post ever

#3350262 I Have Decided To Do An Experiment. Subcision/fillers/needling

Posted by NUBY3 on 20 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Okay, so the last day of April, I had some subcision done to some of my scars to make room for fillers.  One boxcar, and a few ice picks, and one scar from where I got a bit aggressive digging out an ingrown hair that left a nice gash for me.  The doctor put in some fillers that didn't make the scars completely level, but did bring them up quite a bit, much closer to skin level than before.  So, I had done some reading in past forums, and one lady had said that her scars had continued to improve each time she had gotten fillers done.  Each time she went back to get the temporary fillers replaced, the doctor had less filling to do.  She attributed it to needling her scars with the fillers in about 4 months post fill.  So, that got me thinking.  Perhaps I could needle the filled scars, and slowly replace the fill with my own collagen.  Seeing as how the filled scars being nearly skin level but not quite didn't change anything for me, I figured it's worth a try, nothing to lose, no real risk.  I asked the doc, and they said that I should go around the filled scars with the needling, but only because it could dissipate the fillers more quickly.  So I single needled a couple of the filled ice picks the other night, and I think I'm gonna get a nice improvement out of it by the looks of it.  Perhaps this could be a way to speed up the process and help it along.  Just wanted to let you peeps know I was trying this, I'll let you know how it turns out.

#3346380 Barely Hangin On

Posted by NUBY3 on 06 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

I don't know you but I relate to you and I love you.  Take it easy buddy.  I am in a similar situation.  Every time I overcome something, it's another more difficult thing for me to overcome.  What I am trying to realize myself right now, at the age of 32, is that you don't need anyone else or anyone else's approval to be happy.  Here I am, having felt suicidal myself just earlier this morning, giving you advice about not feeling that way.  HA!  I am battling as well my friend, and I have a similar story to yours, as I too was bullied and alienated and friendless when I was in school.  I graduated with no friends.  I have suffered my entire life with no self esteem and no confidence, and when I decided to do something about it, I began running marathons and training hard to become an athlete.  I decided that I would attempt to run across the state of Texas, and just when I was feeling reallllly good about myself, I too broke out in cystic acne and was left scarred by it and now I am dealing with that.  So, you are not alone my friend.  The best advice I can give you is not to do more damage to yourself than is already being done.  NO CUTTING.  you will regret it down the road.  Find ways to become healthy.  The biggest causes of acne are food allergies and hormones.  Take saw palmetto and drink spearmint tea.  stop eating dairy.  Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies and see if it helps.  Work on your problems in healthy ways, like you already have, and realize that it is really you who is better for overcoming such great obstacles.  We can do this buddy.  You and me.  We are both fighting the same battle right now.  Let's hang in there together.

#3343315 Dermastamp - How Many Times Do You Stamp One Area?

Posted by NUBY3 on 25 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

yeah, that should be fine I would think.  I think the coverage isn't quite as thorough with the roller.  I don't actually count rolls, I've become sort of a freestyle roller, I just roll until I feel like, "that's good enough".  trouble areas, I might hit 10 times or more, followed by stamping.  my skin seems to be pretty tough though, I seem to heal pretty well.  Nutrition is very important, I will add.  without proper nutrition and supplements and topicals, I truly believe you are wasting time.  Not that you won't see any results, but eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and taking supplements will speed the process along BIGTIME.  and if scars appear to get bigger, it's because they are working to the surface.  keep rolling and they will begin shrinking again.  HAVE FAITH.  the process is slow, it takes 5-6 months to see good results, and likely a year or two to start to become satisfied with it, but if you do nothing, you will never see results, and the other treatments out there come with serious risk.  Needling appears to be the safest thing to me.  just make sure not to drag or scrape the needles across your face, and always pick up the roller and put it back down before starting another roll.  DO NOT leave the roller on your face and simply change the direction.  And you will be just fine.  also, if you're a smoker, give it up. not that you are one, but try to avoid toxins because they inevitably find their way to the skin, and they cause damage.  it slows things down a whole, whole lot.

#3343079 Just Wanted To Say Thanks To Everyone Involved With This Forum

Posted by NUBY3 on 24 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone in this forum, and everyone involved in making it go.  This thing has been such a big help to me and I don't know that I would be handling things as well as I am (which is bad enough already) without it. Thank you to all the people in here who care so much as to take the time to help others, thank you to the people who have had success and have moved on from the constant struggle and still come back and post to give people hope, and thank you to the people who service it and make it so great.  I have no idea who any of you people are but I appreciate you all so much.  Thanks.