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In Topic: Photos Of My Scars - What Would You Do To Fix These?

10 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Kidrock - right now I do not see ANY improvement... i believe that is because when the laser hits the collagen it takes at least 3 months for the regrowth to happen. Right now all the swelling is gone and the scars look much worse (be prepared) and she said they wll continue to look like this for 3 months or so. The worst part is now they are not just more noticeable but are red to boot... If you are planning on doing a laser treatment - deep fx - i would take about a month off from any social engagements or work functions... its almost impossible to do that, i know. My first "public appearance" needs to be monday...im dreading it.

I have a Mixto+Subcision treatment ( my 3rd subcision and my first laser treatment ever ) scheduled for the 29th. I'm hoping to see some improvement in my skin's texture and help smooth out some minor scarring that wasn't picked up in my first two subcisions. My doc said that the downtime wouldn't be as long with the Mixto as it is with other lasers but I'm planning on taking about 10 days off of work just in case. Hopefully it'll be worth the time and money.

In Topic: Photos Of My Scars - What Would You Do To Fix These?

09 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

okay friend we have good news!
My doctor said im healing correctly, thats she is happy to see my skin this way because it meant that we got to the right levels in my skin and therefore collagen and that it will fade quickly from here on out. She suggested I buy something called Bio-Gel which cost so much money but i put it on a CC and didnt think twice ha and this specific sunscreen because i tend to break out from sunscreen. The Sunscreen is La Roche-Posay anthelios 45 - Ultra light sunscreen fluid

hopefully some of you knows either of these products?

and she told me I can go back to using my differin tonight. Hopefully that will help as well?!

Anyway, things are looking up hehe. I explained to her how this is making me feel - like all my horrible acne is back and she said, well at least it doesnt hurt like your acne did and the outcome is much different! So true - she then said, put make up over these spots, dont think about it and in no time they will be gone.

Im not there yet - i think if i looked in the mirror long enough to paint my face it wouldnt help my emotional state ha (but at least i know that) sooo monday, when i actually have to go somewhere in public, ill deal with that, right now, im staying away from the mirror

Good to hear you're healing well! How much improvement would you say the laser treatment has given you? Also, did it improve your skin texture at all?

In Topic: Photos Of My Scars - What Would You Do To Fix These?

30 December 2012 - 02:11 AM

Results looks great. Your scars look more like minor imperfections than actual scars now. Going through with a laser treatment would be like icing on the cake.

In Topic: Tca 4,5 Months After 7 Days Of Accutane

20 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

IMO, you should be fine. Most of those studies about downtime after accutane are based on people taking accutane for 5-6+ months. I guess a good rule of thumb would be however long your on accutane is about as much time as you need off of it.

In Topic: Finding A Plastic Surgeon For Subcision In North Carolina

28 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

4 different areas...meaning you had 4 scars? gee i have 15 on one cheek so i'm not sure if he's comfortable doing that many.Oh and what kind of scars did you have?

Well there were 4 pretty deep rolling scars in those areas but I also had a a few little rolling scars in those areas as well.

If you have 15 on one cheek, they'll probably be divided into two or 3 different areas. Like I said, he doesn't charge by the scar or area so there should be no problem.

I had rolling scars.