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This Summer I want to go into more invasive treatments to treat my acne scars. I'm interested in subcision and punch excision.

Can anyone share any advice and recommend a good doctor?

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This Summer I want to go into more invasive treatments to treat my acne scars. I'm interested in subcision and punch excision.

Can anyone share any advice and recommend a good doctor?

If you're willing to travel, here are two potential physicians in Missouri:

http://www.ridenourplasticsurgery.com/defa...rticle&ID=3

Dr. John DeSpain did my subcision treatment and TCA Cross Method. His website is:

http://www.columbiaderm.com/

Here are some websites about subcision:

http://www.foreveryoung-inc.com/blog/archi...es-it-Work.html

http://contourderm.com/pages/subscision.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=Y5_wfw5et...Y&sig=Jjb7x

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1584163...pt=AbstractPlus

http://www.realself.com/directory/subcisio...e_scarring.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PD...6/ai_n19171609/

http://www.tamaramadden.com/Subcision/Subcision.htm

As far as advice is concerned,

1) do your research

2) understand what type of scars you have and the best treatment(s) for each

3) set realistic goals for yourself in terms of improvement. 100% improvement is highly unlikely, but you may see 10-70% overall improvement

4) diet is important to good overall health. The skin is the LARGEST organ in the human body and must be cared for. Consider taking Vitamin C and Zinc supplements before, during, and after your procedure(s).

5) Consider taking probiotics. They are known to promote overall good health and may help with the healing process.

6) protect your skin by wearing sunscreen

Hope this helps.

Mr. Matt

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Thanks for your links - I am reading them as I type this. Your tips are also helpful. I appreciate it!

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i'm actually looking to have both same procedures done soon as well. i have a pretty good derm who i've been seeing for a few years who usually does my procedures. i've only had one subcision with him and i didn't get much improvement but will probably give it another go soon. (i had a second sub with another derm and also didn't see great results so am hoping the third, paired with led use, will prove successful).

anyway, my point is, i can give you his info if you're interested or i can see how the next subcision goes if i have it done soon. i will also be asking him for an excision rec so if i learn anything of worth, will try to remember to post it here.

and thanks, mr. matt for your info and links- it's always so nice to see more positivity on here.

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