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Hi all,

I am new to this community. I had acne when I was 18 yrs and been suffering it for at least 7 years now. My acne had recently subsided thanks to the regimen, and now what I am worrying about is the acne scars that are left behind. I have some icepick (I hope I pronounce it correctly) and depressed scars on my cheeks. I read through the other topics on this website and most of the people claiming that subcision is the way to go. There are some people also mention to go to a plastic surgeon instead of cosmetic surgeon. However, I cannot find any plastic surgeons apart from dermatologists to carry out this procedure in Melbourne. So I am wondering if any kind soul would be able to tell me who to go to? Also, what is the expected outcomes and risks associated with it?

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you very much.

Cheers

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Hey just saw this wondering how you went and who you chose in the end?.it's so hard to find someone who specialises in scar revision in Melbourne! Hope you had success :)

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On 11/28/2012 at 2:44 AM, lolitaworld said:

Hi all,

 

I am new to this community. I had acne when I was 18 yrs and been suffering it for at least 7 years now. My acne had recently subsided thanks to the regimen, and now what I am worrying about is the acne scars that are left behind. I have some icepick (I hope I pronounce it correctly) and depressed scars on my cheeks. I read through the other topics on this website and most of the people claiming that subcision is the way to go. There are some people also mention to go to a plastic surgeon instead of cosmetic surgeon. However, I cannot find any plastic surgeons apart from dermatologists to carry out this procedure in Melbourne. So I am wondering if any kind soul would be able to tell me who to go to? Also, what is the expected outcomes and risks associated with it?

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you very much.

 

Cheers

Subcision should only be used when there is a sign of tethering, eg. when the scar band is anchored to the bottom causing a depression. Other than that, there's no need. For icepicks, you need TCA Cross instead. To better help you, I need see a picture. When you do take a picture, please consider the following instruction.

 

Taking a picture using the angle-lighting approach like the one shown in the picture below will create a heavy shadow around the scar and that will accentuate the scar for better evaluation. This can be done by pointing a bright light perpendicular to the angle of the lens. So if you're shooting the side of the face, you would point the light from either the front or the back of the face.

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