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DudleyDoRight

Member Since 03 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2015 07:32 AM

#3482712 Fraxel Dual Results

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 30 May 2015 - 08:01 AM

Dual is basically Restore plus a 2nd laser used to treat brown spots etc. Since I consider Restore non-ablative laser to be ineffective, I would hardly believe Dual to be any more effective. The ablative Fraxel called Repair is the way to go. Do your homework. Read my postings, and those of CollegeBoy on the ablative fractionalized laser regimen. Doctors will only recommend what they have on the shelf - never forget that. You must pick your treatment, and only then pick your doctor.


#3482711 Excision Or Co2 Laser

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 30 May 2015 - 07:40 AM

I can't comment on the efficacy of excision, but I don't believe Laser is your best option for that one individual scar. You mention clinic, are you speaking of a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. I would seek the advice of a plastic surgeon. Remember the doctor will only proclaim the cure as being something that he has in his own office.


#3482103 Scars Looking Worse W/ Retin A At 12 Weeks...time To Stop?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 25 May 2015 - 11:39 AM

Misinformation runs rampant on this forum. One only has to issue a statement that retin-a causes scars and people run with it without doing any research. I battled this for years with lasers, and finally decided to let people believe what they will. This is why I seldom post anymore. People flock to the negative.

Retina-A Micro (tretinoin) is a topical acne agent. It is used for treating acne vulgaris, smoothening of fine wrinkles, and fading hyper-pigmentation of aged skin. The most common side effects are peeling, excessive dry skin, burning, stinging, erythema, and pruritus. Photosensitivity also occurs. Therefore, sunlight exposure should be minimized while using Retin-A Micro.


#3480939 Feeling Old, Can Anyone Recommend Something?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 13 May 2015 - 04:47 PM

Of course I recommend Fraxel Repair. Did you read my post 'Did you ever have any pimples'? I posted that to instill hope. I never thought anybody would ever say that to me. Repair is the only thing that ever did any good for me. Remember when you read forums that negative people are more likely to post than satisfied customers. By the way, I am old, and my final touch will be a facelift.


#3459011 What To Do For My Scars?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 07 November 2014 - 09:35 AM

Am I missing something here - what scars?




#3454898 Ever Feel Suicidal?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 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.


#3454634 Depression

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 05 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

With suicide and drpression a HOT topic at this time, maybe it is time to revisit this heroic thread. I see that ernestoria has not added to his thread since Feb. 2011. I do wish he would keep us updated. He showed quite an improvement.

http://www.acne.org/...fraxel-re-cell/


#3452601 What Do You Guys Think Would Work Best For These Acne Scars?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 18 September 2014 - 04:47 PM

I don't know that any of us will ever be really content. Re:pair gave me enough improvement that scars are not omnipresent in my mind. I am older than anybody else here so my next move is a facelift, and then I will see if I need any further Re:pair treatments. I am moving into another realm with plastic surgery to address the effects of aging. I am quite active and still working full time, and I am dating younger women, so I will Go Go Go until my body tells me No No No. LOL


#3452371 What Do You Guys Think Would Work Best For These Acne Scars?

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 17 September 2014 - 12:22 AM

I find myself posting less and less.  Go directly to Fraxel Re:Pair at high mj settings 60-70 mj, and high percentage 60%.  You will need several treatments spaced at least 6 months apart.  You can choose to dance with the other treatments, but you will eventually turn to Re:Pair.




#3446456 Question About Fraxel Repair Help!

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 10 August 2014 - 01:15 AM

Just look at my signature.  I did all the biggies trying to deal with my scars. I would say my major issue at this point is aging, so that is why my interest is turning towards plastic surgery.  I would not say that I have had a decline in the results from Re:pair in the 4 years since my last one.  I still feel tightness especially in the upper cheek.  There is a tightening effect from Re:pair, but it is not to the degree that a facelift would be.




#3446373 Question About Fraxel Repair Help!

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 09 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

How long did you wait in between treatments? When did you start seeing noticeable improvements? 

Yes, as you can tell by my signature I have had 5 Re:pairs with 75-80% improvement.  My confidence leaped 100%.  I am older and I am thinking about the combination Ultheraphy and a 6th Re:pair, or a facelift.  The key to Re:pair is high settings and multiple treatments.  You WILL NOT be satisfied with one treatment especially if you go too mild.  Re:pair is the Gold Standard of lasers.  Be wary of people who knock Fraxel because the vast majority of them are talking about Re:store.  Re:pair is serious stuff and not to be taken lightly.  Down time is generally 2 weeks and the 2nd day after my first Re:pair I was unrecoginizable because of the swelling.  By the 4th day the swelling was down.


I waited at least 6 months between Re:pairs. It takes about 3 months before you can really evaluate your skin because microswelling still exists. Each subsequent Re:pair was easier. It was after my 2nd laser that I realized the biggest improvement.


#3446308 Question About Fraxel Repair Help!

Posted by DudleyDoRight on 09 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Yes, as you can tell by my signature I have had 5 Re:pairs with 75-80% improvement.  My confidence leaped 100%.  I am older and I am thinking about the combination Ultheraphy and a 6th Re:pair, or a facelift.  The key to Re:pair is high settings and multiple treatments.  You WILL NOT be satisfied with one treatment especially if you go too mild.  Re:pair is the Gold Standard of lasers.  Be wary of people who knock Fraxel because the vast majority of them are talking about Re:store.  Re:pair is serious stuff and not to be taken lightly.  Down time is generally 2 weeks and the 2nd day after my first Re:pair I was unrecoginizable because of the swelling.  By the 4th day the swelling was down.  




#3444226 Fillers

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

I never realized how high how the price was.  




#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.




#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.