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#3433497 Subcision With Fillers...

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 27 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Don't go there girl...don't start obsessing over scars that you hadn't noticed before!  Been there, done that.

The filler didn't last long at all for me.  I had Juvederm followed by Restalyne a month later the first time, Perlane the second time.  Within 3 weeks, gone. 

As for the subcision, it may have made a small difference (maybe 10%) but I don't think it's worth the money I spent.

I'm now doing Profractional spot treatments. 

#3433268 Profractional Laser Spot Treatments

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 25 May 2014 - 09:54 PM

Hey Meg, thanks for checking out this post.
I'm updating both RealSelf and this thread in the hopes that someone will benefit. At the very least, it's a good way for me to document my progress.
I think I'm going to take a break now; give the tx I've had so far some time.  Laser lockdown for summer weekends wouldn't be fair to the kids either.

#3428748 Acne Scarring Lf Advice (Pic Included)

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 26 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

When did this forum become a scar competition?  It doesn't matter how many scars you have. What matters is how the scars make you feel. All of us have a right to seek help and improvement.

#3428714 Toronto- Scar Treatment Recommendations?

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 26 April 2014 - 06:48 AM

I've been to a lot of plastic surgeons in TO and a few derm clinics.  PM me for more detail.

#3405235 Punch Graft Excision

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 03 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

At the risk of sounding like an old grandma, how about the truth?  Honesty is the best policy!  Your co-workers probably know you have scarring so I think they'd be supportive of you trying to fix it.  Tell them you're doing some scar treatments and leave it at that. No need to go into details and no need to come up with some elaborate fake story about why you're wearing band aids.  Being real with people can be quite liberating. Good luck!

#3384190 Dermaroller/dermastamp Newbie

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 22 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

I would go to a professional and get Genuine Dermaroller treatments.  However, if you can't afford it and/or are set on doing it at home, here's my advice.
- Dermastamp is better for treating isolated scars
- You can combine a stamp and roller.
- 1.5mm is needed to really affect scarring
- Treatments should be 6-8 weeks apart
- Don't stop until you've achieved pin point bleeding.  Your skin should be very red. This doesn't mean rolling/stamping away at your skin until it's a bloody mess.
- Yes, start gradually until you are more comfortable with the pain and your technique is good.
- Downtime shouldn't be more than 3-4 days. Meaning yor face looks sunburnt, not scabby.
- Results take a looooong time. You need to be patient.
- Use hyaluronic acid serum post rolling. No 'actives' for a few days pre and post roll.
Hope that helps!

#3364324 Hypnosis For Picking

Posted by FreshStart2014 on 06 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

Well, I'm not that young ☺but I'm strongly considering it anyway. If hypnosis can save me from a few more scars, great!
I'm surprised no one else on the board has responded.  Surely, we're not the only pickers here scarface33!