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Having Dermabrasion in 2 weeks

I am having dermabrasion in 2 weeks. I will also be having silicone micro injection fillers.

I have researched and know this is the best route to improve acne scars and I am traveling quite a distance and working with the best dermatologist literally in the world. He is an acne specialist and brilliant.

I am just not looking forward to the downtime and to the fact that I will have to avoid the sun and it is going to be summer. Seriously considering waiting till the fall. Also I am in the process of losing weight and wonder if it is best to wait until I am done with the weight loss. I am going to ask my doctor if the micro silicone injections are affected at all by weight loss.

Any thoughts from anyone ? Thank you : )

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I am having dermabrasion in 2 weeks. I will also be having silicone micro injection fillers.

I have researched and know this is the best route to improve acne scars and I am traveling quite a distance and working with the best dermatologist literally in the world. He is an acne specialist and brilliant.

I am just not looking forward to the downtime and to the fact that I will have to avoid the sun and it is going to be summer. Seriously considering waiting till the fall. Also I am in the process of losing weight and wonder if it is best to wait until I am done with the weight loss. I am going to ask my doctor if the micro silicone injections are affected at all by weight loss.

Any thoughts from anyone ? Thank you : )

hey, so i was thinking of the same treatment plan! I just keep putting it off bc i'm scared, but i think it would turn out fine. I'm fair skinned so hopefully not too many worries with the dermabrasion.

I've researched the silicone drops and found that silicone does not take the shape or change with the body, so I think losing weight first would be better, but that's just my opinion from what I've read. Definitely consult with your doc. And who are you seeing if you don't mind?

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Because first - I have researched it forever and I had Co2 - 2 times and it was crap !!

Microdermabrasion does nothing just cleans up the skin and refines a bit. Once active acne is gone micro and glycolic peels are nice to maintain that by keep ing the skin clean and exfoliated.

But scarring needs a combination of dermabrasion and silicone micro droplets to fill in the shallow areas. Sometimes combined even more procedures. But it needs something agressive.

I have read the posts of people who most likely had dermabrasion done improperly but doctors who are not experienced so I know that the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to go to a dermatologist who is the best and mine basically is the best in I would say the world. He has helped so many. He does not play around wasting peoples money on products that are not efficient.

He got rid of my active acne conjestion and in a little more than a week he will help me improve the scars. : )

I also talked to 2 of his patients that underwent the procedure and saw several before and afters that WERE NOT touched up because that always makes me mad - doctors touching up photos. It is so obvious. And the photos showed the whole process and even after the edema goes down because another thing that irritates me is doctors showing after photos when there is still swelling.

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Hopeful - I asked my dermatologist yesterday about the weightloss thing because I am in the process of losing also and he said " The silicone integrates with the dermis - so there is not visible difference with weight loss"

so I am going to do the procedure and lose weight as I heal...

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Hopeful - I asked my dermatologist yesterday about the weightloss thing because I am in the process of losing also and he said " The silicone integrates with the dermis - so there is not visible difference with weight loss"

so I am going to do the procedure and lose weight as I heal...

That's awesome! I'm really considering that as an option after hearing that info, thanks! What dr are you working with? I'm trying to compile a list of the good ones

Good luck with everything and keep us posted for sure in your progress!! I think you will be happy with the results

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I had two rounds of micro-droplet silicone with no filling, and the doctor had told me two rounds should have shown improvement. So it was not the best treatment for me. Dermabrasion could work well, good luck!

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Hi AllieeBee,

Wanted to wish you well with your procedure.

I had ermabrasion a long time ago, 10 plus years.

Just some thoughts I hope are helpful. If you live

in the northern hemisphere, you might (like you said),

wait until fall. There are two enemies you are fighting,

one is uv exposure. Spring/summer is going to be

hitting us soon. If you do it now, stay out of the sun.

I can't overemphasize this.

Also, what occurs after the procedure is going to

make/break the procedure. Your skin will be quickly

regenerating, from one spectrum of very nice looking,

great quality, to the other spectrum of a skin which

is a combination of normal skin/scar like skin.

In the literature for dermarolling (I'm a "roller"), there

is good info on topicals which block scar growth

(favors TGF-b3). Perhaps you can research a good topical

post dermabrasion to block scar formation.

This literature suggest using a topical 1-3 months

prior to the dermarolling procedure to condition your

skin to respond favorable prior to a procedure. Seems

applicable to me also for dermabrasion. The ones I read

are in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgury.

Also, the oral supplements nattokinase and serrapeptase

are touted to internally do the same. You can look them

up. Some consider these supplements hogwash. I have

seen hem work with a vein problem I had in my leg.

Completely dissapated it.

Just my opinion, but generally doctors aren't trained

on topicals a lot. In the U.S., there is a show called

"the doctors", and they were discussing dermarolling,

in a positive light. But honestly, after all the reading I've

done, I know more about it than they did.

I have read threads by research biochemists who have

said generally dermatologists don't understand topicals.

When I had dermabrasion done, I did not use any post

topicals, which is why my skin was initially not a perfect

match.

With anything, take what I said with a grain of salt.

Research yourself. Its a big step for you.

I wish you the best of success.

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