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  2. Yeah I watched his YouTube video on the subject - he doesn’t think they will give you dramatic results or nothing but I think it’s worth a try. He also suggested using retin A every now and again too. I have a prescription for it so will give that a go.
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  4. Hello, I have just been taken off Lymecycline which I was taking for around 6 months, but also in the last 3 months I've been taking around 20000UI of Vitamin A per day. I have been noticing in the last month or so that my hair starts to come out, I could be sitting at my desk and I'll notice a few root strands of hair lying there when I've rubbed my head or something and also when I shower and I run my hands through my hair there's usually like 5-10 strands every time I do that. I have read that a side effect of Vitamin A is hair loss, so what I've done is just stop the vitamin A as of yesterday and I'm taking a Folic Acid, B12 and Biotin vitamin to counteract the hair loss. The questions I want to ask is now I've stopped the vitamin A, how long would it take before I'd notice no more hair coming out? And secondly I have been prescribed Accutane 20mg by my doctor for my acne but I havent decided to take that yet due to my hair, but if vitamin A is causing this then will accutane do the exact same thing or because it's a derivative of Vitamin A it won't have the exact same effects?
  5. Wow amazing progress. I’m surprised that he suggested mivroneedling because in his posts on IG, he wrote that he doesn’t believe in the hype.
  6. Hey everyone - I have some pictures to attach from day 1 to day 7 post-op if anyone is curious. As of right now, I had the procedure 10 days ago so a little early to see the full results but I can already see less texture. I requested my patient notes today just so I can include any sort of detail that might be lacking here. Right now I’m feeling super happy with my progress and so happy I chose Dr Lim as a specialist to treat my acne scars. My boxcar scars on my right cheek look a lot less noticeable already which is great and there is less texture on my left check. The subcision really helped with this. I will post more photos as time goes by probably at the one month stage. If if I didn’t mention earlier, Dr Lim wants to see me again for treatment in 3 months. Dr Lim has also requested that I look into microneedling and I purchased a couple of single use dermarollers from Ebay that I will use in the interim.
  7. BetterNarwhal

    Progress

    Awesome results!
  8. MrBakery

    Does anyone know what this is? Red lump

    it could be a cyst? when a pore gets blocked, Instead of coming to the surface, the Infection goes under the skin. when they are small, its best to never squeeze them, the infection will only spread under the skin, the lump will get larger and stay around longer. cysts can be caused by diet, bad soaps/creams (in some cases, ive read about Fluoride in toothpaste causing cysts/ spots around the mouth)
  9. Kebs123

    3 weeks post microneedling at home

    I used it once only. And i think i will wait for 1 month for my next treatment. My subcision 1 year ago. I did 3 passes , first pass 1.5 - 2nd 1.75 - 3rd 2mm
  10. Oh dear..unfortunately I do not see any improvement at the moment, also because the spots I have got are right on or near the scars..I also tried many procedures before Chu and he is my last hope too. Because there is nothing else left after Sub for me. Yes I will do the fillers later but for the volume. When do u have ur appt with Pr.Chu?
  11. surgical scar

    Scarless Healing

    So SkinTe just didn't trademark a line over e? That's not how trademark works. A real trademark owner can sue and stop similar words and symbols even if they are spelled differently and are not the same exact words
  12. Do you feel any improvements? and are they satisfying or not yet? I tried many procdures before nothing made me any improvement. I have appointment with dr chu which is my last hope
  13. Hi JRK17, I have got in touch with Professor’s secretary Jean, she showed my pics to him and organised the appt. I booked the package and as I thought the prior consultation but it turned to be that Professor did not give consultations at the same day. Somehow I misunderstood it. But he saw me briefly before anyway. So for the second treatment I will have the follow up consultation on the previous day. You need to book it separately through the clinic. Now Professor has moved to Skinmedico, Chiswick road 215. The prices are reasonable. The 2d treatment will cost me around 1000£ , consultation 125£+package DermapenSubTca 350£, pdo threads 50£ each. So the same price just for a Sub is a bit much. Plus 300£ travelling cost. I am still healing after 1 month, got the outbreak so post the pics as soon as I heal. Unfortunately at the moment I do not see any improvement..
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  15. I recently had my 2nd round of treatment with Professor Chu (A combination of derma pen, subcision and TCA) and can definitely see a cosmetic improvement in the depth of my cheek scarring which I'm pleased with. However, I now have a hard lump under the skin on my cheek which feels like a small pea (Is this a Haematoma rather than nodule?) I got one after my first round of subcision on my other cheek which is still there though I feel has shrunk very slightly. Any tips (Massage? serums?) that can shrink these? I'd like to avoid steroid injections as I'm of the understanding they can potentially cause dents themselves which is counter productive to my subcision course! Cheers
  16. @guitarman01 I’m gonna assume you went to an endocrinogist as well. How were your results?
  17. Hi all! I'm very sorry you have had to go through this. I am a physician and someone I am working with has gone through a very similar experience to many of you. I have a strong interest in developing some type of a protocol which can potentially help accutane victims since there is a need for this therapy and very few people who I have been able to find in the integrative medicine circles with much familiarity of it. I started reading through the posts here as my interest in this topic is sincere and there appear to be many useful insights here which match what I have seen myself, but realistically, I can't go through all of it on my own. Is there any way some of you could share what you believe are the primary mechanisms of harm (less important) and every single approach people have tried thus far alongside if it had any degree of success? I am really open to anything and I would appreciate your help in trying to figure this out, both for my current patient and people I expect to work with in the future. Thank you
  18. oli_ramsay

    BP too drying

    HI I've been using the regimen for years now but it always leaves my skin very red. Even when I only use a small amount BP one per day and loads of moisturiser + jojoba oil. Is there anything I can do? I seem to remember reading ages ago that AHA is moisturising but is this true. If so can you just replace BP with it? This is the moisturiser I use: https://www.boots.com/simple-kind-to-skin-rich-moisturiser-replenishing-125ml-10023880 I've tried several others over the years but always with the same result: red skin Thanks!
  19. FromScarredtoFree

    Scarless Healing

    Yeah it's definitely getting more attention now. Britain recently opened a wound healing hub and plans to cure scarring within a generation. The also stopped funding movies that portray villains with scars because it feeds into the stereotype that scars=bad. I don't think scarless healing will be in the US first. I think it will be in a country with universal healthcare first. I've also heard that China has made a lot of discoveries in scarless healing and regenerative medicine. If you search scar free healing on google scholar for example there are at least 30 well conducted studies that reduced or eliminated scarring in rats/pigs just this month. And those are just articles in English. The people making these discoveries aren't millionaires, they're mostly grad students/professors. But the FDA expects them to cough of millions of dollars just to test their discoveries in humans. This is why we end up with scam companies like Skinte that know how to manage the business side well and get approved but have dubious science. I get that the FDA has to protect people but if someone wants to take a risk with their life or scars or whatever that should be their right. But to me it seems that a lot of Doctors and the FDA hide behind "ethics" for unethical reasons.
  20. nikki_gargin

    Scarless Healing

    Good point. I think it goes with public demand as well. Now we have rich people having plastic surgery getting scars there is a middle class market for a new drug esp in Asia and Far East. No one gave a fuck about the odd burn victim or acne patient until the market saw profit margins. but that’s good news for everyone so.
  21. FromScarredtoFree

    Scarless Healing

    The real problem of why we don't have a cure yet is the FDA. Birchbiomed didn't make some new amazing discovery. We have known for almost 10 years the molecules that are responsible for scarring and regeneration. It's even on wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scar_free_healing#Fetal_vs_adult_healing_in_humans. The problem is the FDA makes all these rules about running trials on humans and sometimes fails the trials or refuses to let them start on weird technicalities. And we know that they aren't completely altruistic. For example I heard of a filler that was apparently 10x better than Juvederm but they wouldn't approve it because their board members had a vested interest in juvederm's success. Really makes you wonder how many current FDA board members are currently investors of Fraxel and Infini.
  22. Toni94

    Dermaneedling and moisturizer.

    Is there any evidence on the effects of leaving the blood on the face after a needling session? I don't understand why it would be effective...it's just blood on your skin...Is it the same as PRP??
  23. charisma786

    Just had treatment with Dr. Rullan

    Because I have burn scars I don't think it's safe for me to suction. I could have an adverse reaction. With my burn scars they look like normal skin when they're not aggravated but after a treatment say laser or subcision etc they instantly get red and feel hard to the touch for a few days before it subsides softens and matches with the skin again. I will have to stick to PRF for now. I definitely felt he put more effort into one cheek than the other that's why one of my cheeks looks exactly the same and the other one looks like it had treatment done. I will try to emphasize for him to work on the other cheek more next time. I will see Dr. Rullan at least twice more before I head to Florida and visit Dr. Weiner for Infini if needed.
  24. runnyeggs

    3 weeks post microneedling at home

    Pretty good results. Was that the DrPen from Amazon? How many treatments did you do and how many weeks? I don't know what all the ppl with the lighting and photoshop is blabbing about. Not like we are professionals here. Surprised no one said it's a different person because the hair color is dyed.
  25. runnyeggs

    Dermaneedling and moisturizer.

    Curious. Did you use 9 needle or 12 needle? I think the 9 was preferred over the 12.
  26. I need to ask more but my kinesiologist mentioned that the “grey matter” in brain can be affected. I’ve always thought it was pituitary or hypothalamus and it still could be but grey matter also needs to be considered- learning issues and problem solving issues not to mention speech issues.....look it up. You’d like to think it’s fixable as grey matter surrounds those other deeper regions of the brain, apparently ongoing blood vessel inflammation can affect it. varicose veins, blood flow issues- that should ring a bell yeah!! Now we all know about inflammation issues throughout the body after Tane - probably one of the biggest issues we must deal with first. Just thought I’d throw this one out there!!
  27. nikki_gargin

    Scarless Healing

    Yeah medicine has come along way since the 70s. They can transplant hands now! Imagine 50 years ago being told you can have new hands it would be unthinkable. Plastic surgery has come really far and like posters have said they are seriously working on scaring now. Like how accutane works on a cell level, soon to they can change scars on a cell level.
  28. Lip121212

    Scarless Healing

    Hey everyone! On page 400 someone wrote that Sunogel has their recipe for the hydrogel in one of their papers, does anyone know the link to it?
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