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athumbysg

Needling + Fraxel Combo

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Hi all,

If you read my previous post.

I might have seen to be too critical on Fraxel.

Of all my deep box-ar and ice-pick scars on my cheeks,

Fraxel did nothing at all.

However, there is this 1 box-car scar that was totally

eliminated.

I mean 100% flatten!!!!

OK this is what must be done but I dare not try it again

because it involve needling.

When I first go to see my doctor on Fraxel, she was

honest to tell me that fraxel will not help much with deep

scar as the scar tissue that was holding down the ice-pick and

box-car scar.

Hence even if Fraxel induced collagen production.

There is no space to fill the scar.

So she suggested needling to cut the scar tissue holding down my scars.

After needling, I looked like I was punched red and black after a boxing match.

The needled area filled with blood and bloated up.

It looks like a raised blueblack on your knee after a fall.

Only it look worse and I have ten blueblacks on my faces.

Worse :( I have to go to work the next day.

lol. My colleague thought what is wrong with me. I have

to lie that I have food allergy. The black marks on my

face lasted for two weeks and I look like a freak!!

Two weeks later after needling, I went back for my first fraxel.

My doctor say she cannot do fraxel on my wound right immediately

after needling, hence the two week ...

To cut my story short, after four fraxel, the one deep boxcar

that was right at the middle of my cheek was 100% gone!!!

I do not dare to try the above procedure as my skin is

still oily and I have acne which will be worsen with needling.

Hence, Fraxel might work on deep scar only with some

other procedure.

Hence, if anyone have the courage, time and money to repeat

the above stated procedure, be my guest :P

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hi athumbysg, thank for your sharing.

what needle has used your dermatologist ?

and if i can ask you, how old are you?

bye.

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Sorry.

I did not ask what needle my doctor used.

Guess its the same as those that are used for normal subcision.

I only remember the breaking sound of my skin

as she do the needling.

Still haunting me ... the *thub* *thub* sound as my

scar tissus is broken up.

LOL

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Sorry.

I did not ask what needle my doctor used.

Guess its the same as those that are used for normal subcision.

mmmhh, i never heard no one using the subcision's needle for needling.

maybe you have had subcision.

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where did u get this done at?

so u got fraxel two weeks after u needled?

was it red when u got fraxel? and has the redness gone away?

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I am from Singapore. So I did my procedure in a clinic in Singapore.

Two week after the needling or subcision,

most of my blue-black have subsided already.

Some bump are still purplish red. I think those are still

filled with blood clot. I was pretty worried too and

asked my doctor whether it was still ok to go ahead with Fraxel.

The doctor say it is ok to go ahead with the fraxel as

the severed scar tissue is still healing and hence by the

time the clot are gone, collagen will have filled the needled area instead.

Of course, as with fraxel , my face was swollen for 3 days after the

procedure. Otherwise, everything else is fine. I did not get

any prolong redness or other pigmentation problem.

To conclude, it seem that Fraxel seem to be more effective if

needling is done before it. As collagen will replace the blood clot

that is holding up your bump after the needling.

However, the downtime is tremendous. Unless, you dont mind

looking like a freak.

If I am rich, I will hide at home. After each round of needling,

wait for 2 weeks. Then go for one round of fraxel.

Then after 1 and 1/2 month, I will repeat the procedure.

Hence, I will be complete a round of needling and fraxel for every 2 months.

I believe, this will heap the maximum result.

Too bad I am poor and have to work :(

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I am from Singapore. So I did my procedure in a clinic in Singapore.

Two week after the needling or subcision,

most of my blue-black have subsided already.

Some bump are still purplish red. I think those are still

filled with blood clot. I was pretty worried too and

asked my doctor whether it was still ok to go ahead with Fraxel.

The doctor say it is ok to go ahead with the fraxel as

the severed scar tissue is still healing and hence by the

time the clot are gone, collagen will have filled the needled area instead.

Of course, as with fraxel , my face was swollen for 3 days after the

procedure. Otherwise, everything else is fine. I did not get

any prolong redness or other pigmentation problem.

To conclude, it seem that Fraxel seem to be more effective if

needling is done before it. As collagen will replace the blood clot

that is holding up your bump after the needling.

However, the downtime is tremendous. Unless, you dont mind

looking like a freak.

If I am rich, I will hide at home. After each round of needling,

wait for 2 weeks. Then go for one round of fraxel.

Then after 1 and 1/2 month, I will repeat the procedure.

Hence, I will be complete a round of needling and fraxel for every 2 months.

I believe, this will heap the maximum result.

Too bad I am poor and have to work :(

hey what was the intensity of the fraxel you got?

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18 MJ - 20 MJ for all four session.

Hello athumbysg,

Glad to hear that your scars have improved. I am also from Singapore, and I am keen on subcision and laser too. Can you kindly private message me which clinic you went to? I would also like to chat with you more about your experience and the results so far...please reply me, okay?

Thank you very much...! =)

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