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#3444226 Fillers

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 29 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

I never realized how high how the price was.  

#3441120 Tightening Skin

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 13 July 2014 - 09:26 AM

i've been through so much hell now that i am 37 i don't even feel normal anymore ...i think it has messed up my head so much i can never go back


Again as someone older than yourself, I can promise you that you can change your life in amazing ways.  You say you are in good shape and that is a great start.  I was a mess when I started my Re:pair treatments, and I have turned my life around and you can too.

#3436298 Just Had Ablative Fraxel:repair And Ultrapulse Co2 With Photos

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 15 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

CollegBoy84, congrats on going with Re:pair at 60%.  I recommend people go directly to Re:pair if they can handle it.  I always estimated 10% improvement with each subsequent Re:pair beginning with #3, so if you think you got 15% that is great.  I have referred several people to your postings to show them how the protocol should be run.  So many people just refuse to do it right, and come away disappointed.

#3436150 Is It Safe To Assume That The Best Scar Treatment Is Acceptance?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 14 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

KayJayM, as one who has done more serious treatments than most, I am not into acceptance.  I have 100% more confidence than I had in 2008, and I can't put a price tag on that.  People will think nothing of laying down 40k for a frigging pickup truck, but won't spend 5k on what they really need.  I was losing hair so I went out and got a great hair transplant.  Just this morning I was laying the groundwork for plastic surgery to fight the effects of aging.  I was cursed with acne, but I was blessed with a good mind and body.  Here I go quoting Hamlet AGAIN!


"To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?"

#3426289 Super Cop 2X Serum/cream - Yay Or Nay

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 14 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

I tried it in combination with dermarolling and I was not impressed.

#3425808 Guy Wants Commitment; Not Sure He Has Seen Scars

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 12 April 2014 - 07:10 AM

Hi everyone - thanks for your responses! Will review and respond in detail later.

DudleyDoRight - I see what you're saying, for sure. It was after 4 dates, and my gut feeling is that he's a great sincere guy smile.png BUT let's see if I'm right after "The Scar Conversation" lol

Girl, you are making this hard on yourself.  After 4 dates HE KNOWS!!!  4 dates shows interest, and he is either sincere or timid - you can handle either one of those guys.  Just hang loose and enjoy the relationship.  You sound like one of those guys on Big Bang who over analyse everything.  He is coming back because he wants to, just accept that and don't diminish your position in the relationship.  You can drive him away by thinking like you are thinking.  You will plant the seed that you are not worthy, and eventually he will agree with you.


"Imagination frames events unknown, in wild fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, and what it fears creates"  Hannah More

#3424170 Is My Face Ruined By Dermabrasion?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 03 April 2014 - 03:22 PM

Jenny, you need to step outside this forum and contact a teaching hospital. There is no way you should be that red after 8 months. That is what I looked like immediately after dermabrasion. Step up your nutrition. That doctor is a butcher. Also contact a lawyer. This is much more serious than I first thought. We are all on your side so please keep us informed. What country are you in?

#3423398 Why Do So Few Doctors Do Subcision?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 30 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

Research any procedure and then find a doctor.  Saying Fraxel means nothing to me because when people say Fraxel they are usually talking about Fraxel Re:store which is inneffective.  You have to dig in and find what treatments people really had and at what level.  You are writing off the most effective acne scar treatment. Fraxel Re:pair is effective, and it is the best thing I ever did.

i know fraxel repair has worked for you but it might not work for everyone

My sole purpose in posting on these forums is to present an answer to critics who most of the time do not know the difference between Re:store and Re:pair or any other laser. Maybe it is time for me to stop wasting my time. 6 years of trying to educate people and they still call it Fraxel.

#3422738 How Often Do You Use Retinoids?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 26 March 2014 - 04:53 PM

What's the difference between Retin-A and retinol?

Both are retinoids. They're both made from vitamin A and promote faster skin cell turnover. And they're some of the most proven, effective, and powerful options for treating skin issues ranging from acne to signs of aging.

Retinoids come in prescription form and in a range of over-the-counter products. Prescription-level retinoids fall into these groups:

  • Tretinoin, including the brands Atralin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, and Renova
  • Tazarotene, such as the brand Tazorac
  •  Adapalene, such as the brand Differin

All three groups prevent the buildup of dead cells in the skin's pores and follicles, and all three promote the growth of healthy cells. Common side effects include dryness, redness, irritation, and skin peeling as well as making skin more sensitive to the sun. 

Retinol is found in many products that don't require a prescription.  Retinols are much weaker than prescription retinoids. Unless vitamin A is listed as one of the top five ingredients and the product is packaged in an airtight opaque bottle, what you're getting might not be all that effective.  Neither retinoids nor retinols should be used by breastfeeding or pregnant women.

#3407983 Psychosocial

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 15 January 2014 - 05:38 AM

Cherry, as I said plastic surgery is my next step, but I would definitely do laser again if needed. I thought dermabrasion and regular CO2 were useless.

#3407269 Psychosocial

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 12 January 2014 - 08:16 AM

My confidence level soared to the point where I am comfortable in most situations. My improvement is really about 80%. I use confidence with the opposite sex as a determinant of my real progress. I can't get any real feedback from other guys so I rely on girls reactions.

#3407140 My Last Post Here.

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 11 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

OP, I don't know exactly what you are trying to say. People on this forum are here because they do not want to accept their condition.

#3407136 Psychosocial

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 11 January 2014 - 01:41 PM


January 10, 2014

Psychosocial Effects of Cosmetic Dermatology Intervention

Murad Alam, MD, MSCI Reviewing Imadojemu S et al., JAMA Dermatol 2013 Nov 149:1325

Overall, the evidence suggests that psychological well-being may improve after facial cosmetic procedures.

These authors sought to investigate the effect of facial cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures on relevant psychological variables to produce findings that could guide clinical practice and set norms for clinical performance. Sobanko and colleagues conducted a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials and prospective cohort studies published in English concerning cosmetic interventions that also assessed psychological variables and included at least 10 patients. In particular, they were interested in psychosocial outcomes such as quality of life (QoL), self-esteem, and body image.

Only 16 studies satisfied the inclusion criteria, and the studies were too heterogeneous in design and outcome measures to allow quantitative pooling of data for meta-analysis. The authors therefore provide a critical analysis of the evidence for each psychosocial variable. A total of 9 facial cosmetic procedures were included in the analysis. Most studies (11 of 16) examined rhinoplasty individually or aggregated with other cosmetic procedures. Modest evidence showed improved quality of life after rhinoplasty. Significant improvement was found in some aspects of QoL during the 3 month follow-up period after botulinum toxin injection and 6 months after rhytidectomy. The authors point out the relevance of assessing satisfaction at the proper time, once swelling and other effects resolve. Overall, the evidence suggests that psychological well-being may improve after facial cosmetic procedures.


One presumed benefit of cosmetic dermatologic surgery is that it makes patients feel happier, less self-critical, and more socially confident. Although the available evidence suggests that this is the case, more research needs to be done to clarify the degree of these benefits and the precise interventions that induce such benefits. A related issue not discussed in this study is that nonmelanoma skin cancer excision and repair is rarely lifesaving but often improves facial structure and function; again, these psychological effects and potential benefits need to be further studied.

Editor Disclosures at Time of Publication

Disclosures for Murad Alam, MD, MSCI at time of publication

Grant / research support
Medicis; OptMed; Valeant
Editorial boards
Archives of Dermatology; Dermatologic Surgery; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology; Lasers in Medical Science; Skin Therapy Letter
Leadership positions in professional societies
American Academy Of Dermatology (Chair, Health Care Finance Committee); American College of Mohs Surgery (Board of Directors); American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (Board of Directors); American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (Chair, Scientific Program)


Imadojemu S et al. Influence of surgical and minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures on psychosocial outcomes: A systematic review. JAMA Dermatol 2013 Nov; 149:1325. (http://dx.doi.org/10...matol.2013.6812)

#3403307 Have We Reached A Consensus That Fraxel Re:pair = The Only Legit Method? (Sho...

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 25 December 2013 - 06:28 AM

Fraxel Repair is the only thing that ever worked for me, and that includes the biggies -Dermabrasion - Regular CO2 and Dermaroller. I have quit beating around the bush, respecting other treatments with questionable viability, and go straight for Repair. Repair is the gold standard, but people get in this alternative treatment mentality. Altenative to me means something you get when you can't get the real thing. It seems like people want to throw away thousands of years of medical advancements to cling to the words of some whacko charlatan preaching natural cures or how about holistic medicine, now that is a laugh.

#3393817 Letting Go And Living With It

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 10 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

My first wife was amazing and took over a room when she walked in, and she married me twice. I am not rich and I don't look like George Clooney. I date girls who are much too young for me, but that just seems to be the way things work out. I was at a bar with a friend from work who always kidded me about being old. The sexiest girl I have ever dated walked by, then stopped and said she liked the way I was laughing and having a good time, and asked for my number. We dated for a year and even lived together. She is in Florida and still calls me all the time. My friend from work now asks me for advice.

If I can do this after the acne scars I had, it is time for some of you to get off your "PITY POT".

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."

-- Henry Ford