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tracy521

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In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

21 July 2015 - 08:52 PM

I've had a microlaser peel done with the erbium yag and ipl at same time and it worked really well for pigmentation and just overall brightening of my complexion but i've had just as good of results with ipl only. Ipl is not laser so i would try that first if you want quick results with pretty much no downtime. Peels do work if you go deep enough but the peeling part sucks. Post a pic so we can help you. I just hate to see people rushing into laser and then going through all that healing to be devastated when the skin goes back to how it was before. If you have the right type of indented scarring I do believe subcision and filler is the way to go.

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

21 July 2015 - 08:40 AM

your welcome! i believe it helps more for pigment and some minor minor scarring but thats about it. the only scars i had that looked better were some real shallow ones near my left cheek but the improvement is so minor it wasnt even worth doing the procedure. just be careful because you can have issues if the settings are too high. i had my last fraxel done at almost the highest setting and it took a good 3 months for the redness on the one side of my face to look better. oh and it hurts like a bitch and i have a very high pain tolerance since i've had so many treatments done in my life.
i think its a total waste of your time but thats for you to decide. it took me 3 years of doing treatments to realize that its almost impossible to get rid of scarring but there are ways to improve it a bit i just dont think laser is the way to do it. 

In Topic: Is A Patch Test Necessary For Co2 Laser?

21 July 2015 - 08:22 AM

I wouldnt bother with fraxel. I had a few of them done and the improvement is very minor its not worth it. I tried many different lasers and I dont think any of them produce any sort of amazing results. I am going to do manual dermabrasion next on my scarring but if I almost think you can get better results with a series of medium depth chemical peels or subcision with filler. 

In Topic: Dents In Forehead. How To Fill In?

16 July 2015 - 12:04 PM

that is not true! there is only a few small risk if you are using a filler under the eyes and you inject it into the blood vessel there. 
the forehead is a fine place to get filler such as restylane. if you do go that route gisselles02 you would go to an experienced plastic surgeon and get it done.

In Topic: Spiro Not Working! :(

16 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

are you currently breaking out on it? i've been on spiro for years and my skin is just as oily as before but i no longer breakout. i would give the spiro a full 6-9 months to work before you up the dosage. it takes time to work. good luck!