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Hi,

I have tried visiting tattoists, calling them, searching online needlers, all to no avail. Some thought I was crazy, others thought about the procedure and said that while it was possible, they are very relunctant to actually do it. I am in Chicago and have had absolutely no luck in finding a professional needler. How did everybody find a pro? I've noticed that there are some ppl on this board also from chicago that have done this procedure. If you can post a reply or send me a PM that would be great. I am getting quite desparate.

Thx!

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Hi,

I have tried visiting tattoists, calling them, searching online needlers, all to no avail. Some thought I was crazy, others thought about the procedure and said that while it was possible, they are very relunctant to actually do it. I am in Chicago and have had absolutely no luck in finding a professional needler. How did everybody find a pro? I've noticed that there are some ppl on this board also from chicago that have done this procedure. If you can post a reply or send me a PM that would be great. I am getting quite desparate.

Thx!

If it's needling needle you want. Ask where the dermatologist gets their supplies. If it's the actually person, ask a cosmetic sugeon or a dermatologist who performs them.

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If it's needling needle you want. Ask where the dermatologist gets their supplies. If it's the actually person, ask a cosmetic sugeon or a dermatologist who performs them.

I'm looking for someone who's skilled at using a tattoo gun. I'm not interested in self-tattooing. Asking a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist is fine and all, but the main problem lies in the qualifier - asking one who performs them. Just where do you find these ppl? All the dermatologists/cosmetic surgeons I've spoken recommended microdermabrasion, invasive plastic surgery, and charge you and arm and a leg just for consultation!

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Hey, I read a post on here from a girl from Chicago and she had subcision done I think this is similar to needling but I'm not sure? Anyway she had the procedure done by Dr. Lack and she said she had 80% improvement in her scars. His office building is called Metropolitan M.D. -hope this helps!

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Hi,

I have tried visiting tattoists, calling them, searching online needlers, all to no avail. Some thought I was crazy, others thought about the procedure and said that while it was possible, they are very relunctant to actually do it. I am in Chicago and have had absolutely no luck in finding a professional needler. How did everybody find a pro? I've noticed that there are some ppl on this board also from chicago that have done this procedure. If you can post a reply or send me a PM that would be great. I am getting quite desparate.

Thx!

Hey i live in chicago have u tried going to Jade dragoon tattoo?

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I have called Jade Dragon, but they were not able to find me anyone who would do this procedure. I will lookup Dr. Lack though. Thx everybody.

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Well I found Dr. Lack. The receptionist told me that subcision cost on average $400 and may definitely be more if the area to be treated is larger. I'm looking to have both my cheeks done and a scar on my chin so needless to say I got a little bit sticker shock. I've heard ppl being able to get their entire faces done for less than $100! Please, if anybody knows anybody in Chicago who does skin needling, then reply in this thread. I am near the bottom of the barrel and have had no luck at all in finding a specialist.

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i've been trying needling myself and it really doesn't seem all that hard -- AND it's working. i'm only doing a few scars at a time -- so no downtime. it seems you might want to see more quick results though? certainly if i could find someone to do it in my area i would try that as well...i think though that by hand versus a tattoo gun might be the best option, as you're focusing more on the scars and not surrounding skin. are you looking for permanent makeup artists and asking them?

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Well I found Dr. Lack. The receptionist told me that subcision cost on average $400 and may definitely be more if the area to be treated is larger. I'm looking to have both my cheeks done and a scar on my chin so needless to say I got a little bit sticker shock. I've heard ppl being able to get their entire faces done for less than $100! Please, if anybody knows anybody in Chicago who does skin needling, then reply in this thread. I am near the bottom of the barrel and have had no luck at all in finding a specialist.

When the receptionist gave you that price quote of $400, was that just for 1 scar? Subcision is not skin needling by the way.

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DJT - what is the difference between needling and subcision?

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The receptionist just told me that was an average price. I'm guessing that means there are some ppl who do small scars and other ppl (like me) who want entire areas of their face done. The $400 is probably the average among all the procedures performed. Again that's just my guess, so I don't really know how they do the pricing nor did I care to inquire further.

I'm aware that subcision is not the same as needling, but to me, the 2 are similar enough that I would consider it provided that it doesn't break the bank of course! The end result rather than the means is more important.

I have tried self-needling with success too which is why I really want to try it w/ a tattoo gun or similar tool. I've just got too much area to cover, plus a tattoo gun is suppose to pierce the skin more often than I care to do via self-needling alone.

Anyways, I am still looking and occasionally stopping by tattoo parlors to see if anybody is willing to do this for me. Most just say we don't do that and tell me to try elsewhere :cry:

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DJT - what is the difference between needling and subcision?

There is a faq on scar treatments here.

If she meant $400 per subcision/scar then that's highway robbery, but if she meant full face then that is a steal.

I understand what you mean when you prefer getting it done by a professional though. Self needling is such a long process and getting it done by a needling technician is much effective and time efficient. I live in NYC and I already know of Frank at Transitions that does this, but it's way too far.

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The receptionist just told me that was an average price. I'm guessing that means there are some ppl who do small scars and other ppl (like me) who want entire areas of their face done. The $400 is probably the average among all the procedures performed. Again that's just my guess, so I don't really know how they do the pricing nor did I care to inquire further.

I'm aware that subcision is not the same as needling, but to me, the 2 are similar enough that I would consider it provided that it doesn't break the bank of course! The end result rather than the means is more important.

I have tried self-needling with success too which is why I really want to try it w/ a tattoo gun or similar tool. I've just got too much area to cover, plus a tattoo gun is suppose to pierce the skin more often than I care to do via self-needling alone.

Anyways, I am still looking and occasionally stopping by tattoo parlors to see if anybody is willing to do this for me. Most just say we don't do that and tell me to try elsewhere :cry:

Why don't you just buy yourself a tattoo gun? It's really not hard to do it yourself. I'm going to get one myself.

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Buying a tattoo gun sounds interesting...a couple of questions on this.

1) Do you need a license to buy one?

2) What's a good price to pay for one?

3) Considering what I intend to use it for, is there some kind of feature I should look for?

4) How long does it take to learn how to tattoo?

5) Aside from the tattoo gun, what else do I need to get (do i need a special kind of disposable needle)?

Whew, sorry for the lump of questions, I am googling for some of the answers now, but thanks if you can help out on this. BTW, I am willing to travel so if anybody who does needling is even remotely around the chicagoland area (or even in the midwest in general!) I'd be interested in hearing from you. One other thing that a friend mentioned was to try posting on a tattoo organization's message board, I'll try that too.

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you'll probably have to travel to have this done if you can. needling is still not a well known procedure. do some research on the boards and you will find names of pros. theres susan church in newport beach california. theres lillian in the va/dc area. theres frank at transitions in new york state. those are three of the top pros doing this that i know of off the top of my head

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