No, unfortunately I can't travel to Korea-it is just too far for me. If I were single I would absolutely consider it!! I'm just hoping the Western world gets wind of this and realizes what a money maker this would be, for it seems like that is the main motivator in the Western world, right?
JaceCali wrote that his Dr was considering coming overseas so perhaps the person that answered my email is unaware of this venture.
Many blessings to those of you that CAN go to South Korea....this therapy seems phenomenal.
I hired a tutor that speaks Korean help me find out more about Cora Therapy. This is what he translated for me:
01 What is Cora Therapy?
Cora therapy promote the regrow of skin on its own. After a treatment, the redness of a scar goes away within a week if it is on face and more treatments are needed to accelerate the healing process. This therapy is effective treating acne scars, chicken pox scars, and any other kinds of scars.
02 Cora Therapy of collagen regeneration capacity will rise rapidly.
Treatment of chicken pox scars and acne scars caused by the collapse of the dermis through the promotion of blood flow accelerates the nutrition of the skin tissue, skin problems, depressions or indentations to solve.
Cora Therapy procedure scars, indentations or depressions on top of each other and filled up to a height equal to the surrounding normal skin.
You can get almost no side effects so it a safe and effective treatment.
I also had him translate a letter to the clinic explaining how I live in the States and wondering if they offer their services outside of South Korea and this is their response:
Thank you and we appreciate your interest all the way from the United States.
Cora Therapy treatment can only be done through Rodham clinic. In other words, you can only get the treatment in South Korea.
The treatment consists of a procedure using a single needle. This is how the procedure was able to be published in paper. The treatment interval is twice a week and usually for 5 to 6 sessions. It requires a period of at least three months. A deep scar may require additional treatments and time to fully heal.
If you have been taking care of your skin and it is relatively in a good shape, you may be able to reduce a number of treatments.
The therapy uses one needle to treat a scar and builds up new skin step by step. This will allow the treated scar to reach to the height of the surrounding skin. We do not inject any chemicals but provide an environment that can help skin to regrow. Therefore, there is almost no side effects and makes it easy to take care of after treatment. If you were to receive a Cora Therapy treatment, you can wash your face right afterwards or the next day if you would like a synergy treatment. The synergy treatment allows for even skin color, promote skin regeneration and strengthening keratin, shrink pores, and help manage sebum.
The therapy usually costs between 350 and 700 US dollars. We would need to examine you first in person to be able to give an exact quote for the treatment price. In case if you are interested, getting a treatment for one scar is between 35 to 55 dollars and can be up to 110 dollars if it a big scar. If there are many scars, we quote the price based on the parts of the face that are going to be treated.
Once again, thank you for your interest and have a good day.
There you go... That's the treatment that I'm undergoing. The needles they use are not acupuncture needles. I took a look at the needle and it was a syringe 26 g. He told me it's how they pick at the scar or what not. I'll ask them more when I go for my next treatment.
I found this today, but the Dr is using acupuncture needles. It was difficult for me to watch him manipulate the patient's skin so be warned:
Hope this update finds everyone well This is from a couple of days ago-8 days after my subcision.
I apologize for the different lighting. The ring flash burned out and a different lighting set up was used.
The swelling is gone and the incision points are healing very well. The larger purplish or darkest areas that you see are still tender, it feels like under the surface are the nodules that I have read other posters write about. On my upper right cheek there is red mark that was the result of an over aggressive suction session.
I purchased the owndoc suction pump as well and felt it did not have any power-I thought it was broken. The company were wonderful in sending me TWO replacement pumps free of charge but they too, were weak.
I have this set that I purchased from ebay and I love it:
I had a full face CO2 laser in 1997 and though I believe the technology is far more advanced now, it still left me with a few rolling scars. And quite honestly emotional scars, too. My Dr at the time told me to rub my face with a washcloth daily....there was a white film that would develop on my raw face and I was instructed to diligently keep this off. I do not recall having pain medication! I remember crying from the pain of this routine and crying from the associated "why did I do this to myself'" questions. My skin was raw and it was atrocious. Granted, things worked out but it was a hellish time for me.
I feel my skin has been through a lot and though I feel she has put ME through a lot.....I think we are about even.
Almost. I have been fascinated with the subcision suction study since reading about it since last year-it seemed like a logical step for me. When I went to my (new) Dermatologist and showed him my concerns he felt I was a very good candidate. I've been studying this site for a very long time and Mr Matt and others have inspired me to try this. I'm really intrigued by the Cora Therapy that Jace Cali writes about-I wish we had access to that procedure here.
I agree with acnescar123 and tracy521. Your skin looks so much smoother than your earlier photos-you are doing great! Please don't despair and don't be
sad. Your comrades here can truly be more objective and see an improvement. The redness will fade. I know 10 weeks sounds like a long time but when you think of what was done to your skin.....it is still early.