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Julian1

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#3452960 My Skin Cannot Stand Moisturizers At All, What To Do?

Posted by Julian1 on 21 September 2014 - 04:15 PM

oh wow..

after I listed EVERY moisturizer I have ever tried, there was one thing that stood out:
They were all LOTIONS. shifty.gif

 

Can someone be more stupid than me? I had never EVER tried a gel...

So I went to my fathers bathroom and found a Loreal Men Expert Anti-Shine Moisturizing Gel and it works FANTASTIC. I get a liiiittle dry here and there but its like a 300% improvement of my skin already..



Cheers

Stupid




#3442437 Skin Grafting + Radiofrequency Needling

Posted by Julian1 on 20 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

Hey guys,

I had a consult today with a derm and after examining my skin, he said the the good news is that my scars are primarily rolling with some boxcars so they are "easier" to treat and recommended radiofrequency (rf) needling (intracel?) And said I could expect to see 60-70% improvement however, one of my boxcar scars has a scar within a scar, which he said meant there was fibrous scar tissue present, and would not improve much from this treatment.

I asked him about subcision & excision route, he said since my scars are not isolated and are bunched together subcision will be tougher to do. As for excision, he was concerned about the linear scar (which I thought would be better then the scar I have now). He said an option for that scar could be taking some skin from my ear and stitching it on to that scar. He recommended If I do choose to go down that route I should get that done first and then 3 months later get the rf needling treatments (he recommended 3 sessions of those) so it will help to smooth & blend out the suture marks and any textural differences.

I already pre-paid for the rf needling treatments because they had a promotion so I save a lot but won't be able to actually book in for any treatments until September due to my practicum.

I would love any input on these procedures. I've already been doing needling is rf needling really that different in results? The doctor said that It was similar to laser but much safer. Anybody got any insight on skin grafting? Still kinda on the fence for that one.

Hello PineappleXpress! Please look at my quote in the other thread. :)

In my opinion I would try to get some before-after pictures on the certain procedure process and the contact information to the patient (I've seen that this may be offered in some clinics) and maybe you can get the contact info so you can speak freely how much it really helped the patient, if it was worth it etc.

I still recommend you to keep dermastamping/rolling + LED + Good Moisturizer but it's your choice :)




#3442436 What Treatment Is Best Against These Scars? (12 Pictures)

Posted by Julian1 on 20 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Hey Julian,

How's the stamping coming along? Have you noticed any improvment?

Heyah pineappleXpress! 

Yeah I really think so, now it's been half a year since I started dermastamping and I believe I can see quite a process. It is hard to know exactly but when I took those pictures in the start of this thread I was using AHA so the scars seemed better than they actually were I believe. It's also hard to tell but I saw that you also thought the process went faster after using LEDS and a moisturizer and I must agree. It feels like the scars are mostly visible if you stand in certain angles/directions and look straightly onto the scars (like straight sunlight and stand and look on the scars from a certain angle and strong mirror lights)

I've read some of your posts and I really think you should follow the dermastamping+LED path. It is safe, sure it takes time but the more you stamp/roll the better you will get at it and also I believe the skin will get "used to it" and the improvement will go faster and faster.

I have seen that lots of friends have acne scars just because I've seen them in mirror lights /straight in the sun and they doesn't seem to be bothered and also I'm sure noone cares about it. 

I've seen your pictures and I think your scars look perfectly fine, don't do anything hasty like weird operations or stuff which outcome can make it worse. I mean, now with LED+a good mosturizer and you learning the technique it will go faster and faster and IMO guys wouldn't care about your scars, at least I wouldn't.

One more thing: I think after using this procedure for a while you get better (more accurate) at "inspecting the skin" so you can REALLY notice your scars and get to know them after a while. Most people won't even notice some scars you've got) I'm sure if you had a before-after picture for 6 months it will look waaaay better. Imagine how it looks like in a year! Liquid_Ocelot and the other guys who succeeded are hopefully us in the future :)




#3397226 Does Moisturization Helps Scars To Fade?

Posted by Julian1 on 26 November 2013 - 11:47 AM

For those of you who can't stand many moisturizers:

Precisely after applying your acne/red marks will be extra red, but if you just ignore the mirror for at least 30 minutes, you will notice it is much better afterwards. Don't let your skin go dry.