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Starting Subcision And Fillers- Log

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THank you so much naturalgirl81 for keeping us posted on your treatments. It really helps to hear experiences for people like myself who are considering such treatments. I do hope you keep us posted with your future sessions.

All the best

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Hey Guys! Its day TEN and nothing has really changed. To be fair to everyone on this board I am waiting the full 4-6 weeks to give a final analysis. So far, NONE of my scars are worse or the same. Every since one has improved. Some have dissapeared. Two rolling scars that look like dimples on either side of my chin are the ones that have improved the least but are at about 50%. My cheeks look like they have really mild boxcar/large pore scarring now. The contour of my face is now perfectly round, whereas before the large rolling scars made it dip in when at an angle if that makes any sense.

I think that everyone responds differently to subcision. I have really thick, fat cheeks and skin that forms keloid(raised) scars. I think these things have contributed to my scars filling in thickly after subcision. If one has a very thin face, I dont know that the results would be the same. Other than the two dimples on my chin, i am not sure if subcision would help again as my scars are too shallow now but I might give it another try (that is assuming things stay the same over the next 2 months). I think my next stop will be Laviv. Oh, and for some reason the subcision almost completely erased the deep boxcars at my temples. I have to strain to see them in the mirror now.

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Congratulations should be in order after several weeks not during the swollen period.

According to the literatures I read, scars appears worst on day 6, it just gets better after that.

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When your swollen face goes down and the bruises fade, most of the scarring will come back (this is normal) but over time the scars will fade. Don't expect miracles and several treatments may be necessary. My doctor recommended that it can take up to 6 months to see any results.

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Hi Guys, it has now been 3 weeks and the scars are getting better and better each day. At this point, id say 60-70%. Im going to wait the full two months to decide whether or not to go in for the second treatment because at this point the scars are too shallow. Fingers crossed.

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Hi guys! It's been exactly ONE MONTH and things have kind of settled down. The improvements are high, I'd say about 70%. I am seeing dr rappaport in march when I return to new York. I was told by his office that by then, what obese is what's permanent, so I can intelligently decide whether or not I need another treatment. Most of the scars are very shallow now and would perhaps benefit from a different type of treatment but they are still there. Still been a life changing event in my life. I can't believe it.

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Hi guys! It's been exactly ONE MONTH and things have kind of settled down. The improvements are high, I'd say about 70%. I am seeing dr rappaport in march when I return to new York. I was told by his office that by then, what obese is what's permanent, so I can intelligently decide whether or not I need another treatment. Most of the scars are very shallow now and would perhaps benefit from a different type of treatment but they are still there. Still been a life changing event in my life. I can't believe it.

Congrats!

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Glad to hear that it went well! I did sort of the same thing after my first procedure. I had the first one in late October and just had my second round of subcision/fraxel on Thursday. I'm very happy with the results from the first procedure and am looking forward to seeing further improvement from this one.

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Hi guys! It's been exactly ONE MONTH and things have kind of settled down. The improvements are high, I'd say about 70%. I am seeing dr rappaport in march when I return to new York. I was told by his office that by then, what obese is what's permanent, so I can intelligently decide whether or not I need another treatment. Most of the scars are very shallow now and would perhaps benefit from a different type of treatment but they are still there. Still been a life changing event in my life. I can't believe it.

Congratulations! I have had a consultation with Dr. Rapaport about 15 years ago before any of these new promising procedure came out. I know he's very expensive but he does this sort of work all the time.

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Thanks everyone! The biggest thing I've learned from this procedure is that everyone's results are different, so take these reviews with a grain of salt because we all have different skin

Thanks everyone! The biggest thing I've learned from this procedure is that everyone's results are different, so take these reviews with a grain of salt because we all have different skin

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natural girl,

can you give me the name of your dr? there are a couple of Dr. Rappaports in NJ...many thanks!

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Hey! I am so glad to hear that everything went well for you! I bet it is a big relief bieng able to help your scarring to such a great extent! So, how are those two dimple scars on either side of your chin? I have the same dimple scars and thinking about subcision next month.

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It would be awesome if you could post some before/after pics:)

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Hi guys! So much to report and I apologize for the delay. Luisa, it is Jeffrey rappaport in englewood new jersey. I actually moved to California recently and have been busy settling in, but I finally foud a doctor in mountain view that does subcision. As for results, my first subcisiOn results are now final and I got great results on my right cheek but my deepest scars on my left (3 small pits) and my simple scars on my chin sunk back down a LITTLE bit which is why I'm getting a second procedure. The dr in mountain view also recommended a filler such as sculptra when I'm done. I go in for subcision # 2 in two weeks. As far as pictures go, I'm not happy enough with my skin at this point to post any. If and when I get really astounding results I'll post them, otherwise I just hate looking at the scars. The doctor also told me that as far as texture issues go after we get my skin level, I'll need a laser. I hate lasers and of anyone knows a better alternative for surface issues. Let me know. I'll keep you guys posted!

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Would you say your results have changed since you posted in Jan? You said they were 70% better then. Does it take this many months to know your final outcome?

What are simple scars?

I would go with restylane if I were you, because it doesn't last as long as juvederm, so if you don't like the results it's not as permanent. Also, I've heard some bad reviews about juvederm for acne scars. People say it's too thick for them.

I hate laser too. Way too scared... I may just leave my surface alone, but I'm not sure yet.

Please keep updating this. It's very helpful!

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Yes- my results did change. SOME scars sank down, not to pre subcision levels, but enough. Id say the worst scars improved about 25-30%, The best, at this point, about 50-60%. Im hoping that round two of subcision will take care of them. I meant DIMPLE scars on my chin not simple. There are two big dimple like scars on my chin that have lessened to a sort of thin line. But theyre still pretty deep.

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Hi Guys! its day 2! Lots of cracking and popping sounds on this one so im pleased (hardly heard anything on round one) also got restylane fillers in the dimples in my chin and some other bothersome scars so hoping that the combo will be good.

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Hi Guys! its day 2! Lots of cracking and popping sounds on this one so im pleased (hardly heard anything on round one) also got restylane fillers in the dimples in my chin and some other bothersome scars so hoping that the combo will be good.

You will. Restylane is a good choice for those who are searching for a temporary filler. I'd restylane injected in some of the shallow rolling scars in my left cheek and i'm pretty happy with the results. Subcision plus temporary fillers is definitely a wise decision. But like in every aspects of our lives we must be dyed-in-the-wool about these scars.

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