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In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

07 October 2014 - 01:18 AM

I was desperate for anything that would help stop the acne. I even tried atheletes foot powder. I would lay under a sunlamp trying to burn away the acne. I was alwys sunburned back then. I used to lift weights, and then I figured that must be causing the acne so I stopped that. Nothing worked other than growing out of it. I still wonder if fasting would have helped at all. All the crazy ideas that went through my head.

In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

06 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

My parents tried to help, and I went to a dermatologist, and got X-ray treatments that did no good.  I had dermabrasion at 18.  All I could think of was girls, and all they could see was acne.  I know that I did not achieve what I was capable of because of the acne.  Put me on a level playing field and I would have smoked those pukes who were getting the girls I wanted.  The thing is I never gave up on myself.  I married beauty twice.  Perhaps I overcompensate for my youth.  My pretty, much younger girlfriend is moving out today.  We have been doing this for 3 years so it is not unusual, and I know we will get back together again in the future.  Hell we both agree that we need a break from each other, but we will still see each other.  

In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

05 October 2014 - 10:00 AM

Khaled, what country are you in? Notice that I refer to Re:pair because Fraxel Re:store is useless. Your next best bet is DeepFX, and I was considering that before I found Re:pair so close. Read the thread by Ernestoria. If this doesn't shake a few people up nothing will. This thread should be a sticky for all those who get despondent.


In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

05 October 2014 - 06:50 AM

I had severe scars. At 21 I married the prettiest girl in town. We divorced a year later, but ended up married again after I got my 2nd divorce. Society is obsessesed with beauty, hell I am obsessed with beauty. If a person can accept their condition all the more power to them, but I could never do that. I had a beautiful girlfriend who lived with me last year. Heads would just turn when she would go anywhere, but she had mental issues that broke us up. I wouldn't trade my mind for her looks. She is finally getting help, and she still calls me about every 2 weeks begging me to come see her, but I have another girl living with me now who is just as hot. I would actually prefer to be alone for a while as strange as that sounds. It is too easy to put beauty on a pedastal so you have to think of them as every other girl barfing their guts out or sitting on the toilet taking adump. They are only human.

I have read post after post, and I am sorry but if you haven't done multiple Re:pairs at high settings you are just skimming the surface of what lasers can do. Quit listening to doctors who have an investment to recoup and wasting your money on inferior lasers. This an elective procedure so elect the Gold Standard of lasers - Re:pair.

In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

04 October 2014 - 07:29 PM

Khaled91, the alternative to researching treatments, and finding what is best for you is to accept your condition. I could never accept my scars, hence the long list of treatments in my signature. Dermabrasion did nothing, regular CO2 did nothing, because their technology could not go deep enough to do any good. I went to a plastic surgeon as soon as Fraxel Re:store was released and I was scheduled for that until the doctor came back into the room and told me that it wouldn't do any good. He was honest with me so I went back to him for hair transplants a few years later, and he will probably do my facelift soon. Fraxel Re:pair hit the market late in 2007, and I started doing my research. The technology made sense to me, and I was lucky enough to find a doctor within 3 miles of me. I think in 2008 there was only 15 Re:pair lasers in the country. I saw immediate results from Re:pair. What convinced me were non-acne scars on my nose and forhead that almost totally disappeared after the first laser. There have been plenty of Lasers of a Lesser God that have come out, but I still consider Re:Pair to be the Gold Standard.

The real research that is helping us is done for cosmetic treatments. The market for that is huge compared to the acne scar market. Everybody is aging, but only a small percentage have acnes scars of any importance. Follow the money trail.