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DudleyDoRight

Member Since 03 May 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 20 2014 04:41 PM

#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.  




#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.