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CO2 laser in treating acne scars - ultrapulse & Subcision of Acne Scars W/ Dr Lim Dr Rullan and Other Drs - Success Story in Progress

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On 9/28/2020 at 11:39 AM, can i get a new life please said:

What do you think about improvements give yourself a % 

I don’t know anymore ;( sometimes I don’t think I’ve had much improvement at all, especially when I see myself in the mirror. It’s hard to judge these days I’m having a lot of bad skin days more often than not. 

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2 hours ago, shei514 said:

I don’t know anymore ;( sometimes I don’t think I’ve had much improvement at all, especially when I see myself in the mirror. It’s hard to judge these days I’m having a lot of bad skin days more often than not. 

I know its very hard. These scars make us heartbroke like that :(

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On 9/30/2020 at 5:42 PM, shei514 said:

I don’t know anymore ;( sometimes I don’t think I’ve had much improvement at all, especially when I see myself in the mirror. It’s hard to judge these days I’m having a lot of bad skin days more often than not. 

I just read through your whole thread, and you look great!  Night and day difference.  We really are our worst critics sometimes.

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5 hours ago, Cubsfan24 said:

I just read through your whole thread, and you look great!  Night and day difference.  We really are our worst critics sometimes.

Hey thanks!  I’m still going for those who are interested. I’m currently saving money for treatments with Dr Rullan hopefully by May/June I can fly into the USA. 

I will be doing punch excision with him and maybe even the phenol peel might be an option at time stage. 

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I had Phenol peel done back in Dec 2019, it helped with my skin texture tremendously so something to consider.

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Hey everyone, I finally have an update. I will be going to see Dr Rullan on the 8th/9th of July for my phenol chemabrasion procedure!!! I am beyond excited, I haven’t had any treatments on my face in over a year and really want to do something for all the texture I have..

 

 

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3 hours ago, shei514 said:

Hey everyone, I finally have an update. I will be going to see Dr Rullan on the 8th/9th of July for my phenol chemabrasion procedure!!! I am beyond excited, I haven’t had any treatments on my face in over a year and really want to do something for all the texture I have..

 

 

I got this done last month. One thing I wished I have done was to take more before photos in the same lighting/position to really gage how much improvements I've gotten from this procedure.

If your primary concern is mainly texture, I think you will be very happy with this procedure.

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13 hours ago, shei514 said:

Hey everyone, I finally have an update. I will be going to see Dr Rullan on the 8th/9th of July for my phenol chemabrasion procedure!!! I am beyond excited, I haven’t had any treatments on my face in over a year and really want to do something for all the texture I have..

 

 

its summertime , u have to do ur best to stay away from sun , im looking forward to see your results , i wish you all the best

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20 hours ago, gynoscar said:

I got this done last month. One thing I wished I have done was to take more before photos in the same lighting/position to really gage how much improvements I've gotten from this procedure.

If your primary concern is mainly texture, I think you will be very happy with this procedure.

Oh wow, how was the healing process? I’m kinda scared of how long it will take to heal if I’m completely honest. I will definitely make sure to take a lot of good photos! 

11 hours ago, Miro said:

its summertime , u have to do ur best to stay away from sun , im looking forward to see your results , i wish you all the best

Yeah it’s not the best timing. I will be in LA for most of the summer too lol. 

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3 hours ago, shei514 said:

Oh wow, how was the healing process? I’m kinda scared of how long it will take to heal if I’m completely honest. I will definitely make sure to take a lot of good photos! 

The healing process is not bad at all, although on day 3, my face was throbbing even with pain medicine. On day 4, the pain completely went away. The worst part for me is having to wear the mask for first 8 days and having to take my dog out in a busy crowded area. Luckily the reflective facial visor helped a lot. After the mask comes off on day 8, your face will just be red like someone who just got an ablative laser done. I didn't mind the redness as much since I have a large face mask that covers the majority of my face anyways. 1 month post procedure, my face is more pink than red.

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2 hours ago, gynoscar said:

The healing process is not bad at all, although on day 3, my face was throbbing even with pain medicine. On day 4, the pain completely went away. The worst part for me is having to wear the mask for first 8 days and having to take my dog out in a busy crowded area. Luckily the reflective facial visor helped a lot. After the mask comes off on day 8, your face will just be red like someone who just got an ablative laser done. I didn't mind the redness as much since I have a large face mask that covers the majority of my face anyways. 1 month post procedure, my face is more pink than red.

How bout results ?

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On 6/3/2021 at 6:00 AM, gynoscar said:

I got this done last month. One thing I wished I have done was to take more before photos in the same lighting/position to really gage how much improvements I've gotten from this procedure.

If your primary concern is mainly texture, I think you will be very happy with this procedure.

Was texture your main concern? What types of scars did you have before the peel? 

On 6/3/2021 at 1:13 AM, shei514 said:

Hey everyone, I finally have an update. I will be going to see Dr Rullan on the 8th/9th of July for my phenol chemabrasion procedure!!! I am beyond excited, I haven’t had any treatments on my face in over a year and really want to do something for all the texture I have..

 

 

I'll be following your thread. Good luck with the peel :)

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22 hours ago, Miro said:

How bout results ?

After the mask came off, I saw the boxscar/icepick at full depth and non-scarred area glass smooth (no pores are visible).

After a couple of weeks, pores slowly came back and the scars filled in a bit.

Today (1 month post procedure), the scars are still there but in certain angle/lighting, my scars seems invisible which was not possible prior to the procedure. I think the general evenness/smoothness of the skin improved the looks of the nearby scars.

5 hours ago, versefifty said:

Was texture your main concern? What types of scars did you have before the peel? 

It was mainly boxscar/icepick scars.

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1 hour ago, gynoscar said:

After the mask came off, I saw the boxscar/icepick at full depth and non-scarred area glass smooth (no pores are visible).

After a couple of weeks, pores slowly came back and the scars filled in a bit.

Today (1 month post procedure), the scars are still there but in certain angle/lighting, my scars seems invisible which was not possible prior to the procedure. I think the general evenness/smoothness of the skin improved the looks of the nearby scars.

It was mainly boxscar/icepick scars.

So in 6 months i think u ll be super happy with great results man , collagen rebuild takes time we all know that and for scarring i think removing superficial problems like pores , pigment , redness , discoloration can make HUGE diff . I wish you to see fantastic results , keep us updated , btw how about nose ? Usualy people have bigger pores on nose , does it help with that ?

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On 6/5/2021 at 8:17 AM, gynoscar said:

After the mask came off, I saw the boxscar/icepick at full depth and non-scarred area glass smooth (no pores are visible).

After a couple of weeks, pores slowly came back and the scars filled in a bit.

Today (1 month post procedure), the scars are still there but in certain angle/lighting, my scars seems invisible which was not possible prior to the procedure. I think the general evenness/smoothness of the skin improved the looks of the nearby scars.

It was mainly boxscar/icepick scars.

Do you see any improvement for these scars already in terms of depth? Why did't you get the phenol cross for the ice-picks if i may ask?

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18 hours ago, versefifty said:

Do you see any improvement for these scars already in terms of depth? Why did't you get the phenol cross for the ice-picks if i may ask?

I had phenol cross done 5 times in the past few years.

I see the most improvement with the peel (it might be because the surrounding skin around the scars are closer in terms of depth to the acne scars).

I also think it's because on the 2nd day after 24h the upper epidermis is liquidized and scrapped off, he also perform phenol cross again on scars so phenol can penetrate further than without then peel (if this make sense).

 

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Hey shei514!

love your thread and progress. 

 

I’m curious what strength TCA was used on you? 

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On 6/13/2021 at 7:06 AM, Wilko44 said:

Hey shei514!

love your thread and progress. 

 

I’m curious what strength TCA was used on you? 

With Dr Rullan, 88% phenol was used on my scarring. 

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Over the next few days I will be uploading photos of my skin before my phenol procedure. 

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35 minutes ago, shei514 said:

Over the next few days I will be uploading photos of my skin before my phenol procedure. 

Keep up the good work be careful and follow all necessary precautions 

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39 minutes ago, shei514 said:

Over the next few days I will be uploading photos of my skin before my phenol procedure. 

Good luck with the procedure!

Has Dr Rullan said what kind of improvement you would expect? How much approximately in %, and which scars / issues will be improved mostly? 

Is ot expected to be rather noticeable dramatic or moderate improvement? 

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13 hours ago, versefifty said:

Good luck with the procedure!

Has Dr Rullan said what kind of improvement you would expect? How much approximately in %, and which scars / issues will be improved mostly? 

Is ot expected to be rather noticeable dramatic or moderate improvement? 

I talked to Amy over the phone and she said the improvement I would get from the phenol  would be like three trio treatments (cross, sub and laser) but “smoother” so I’m not sure what to expect. I have also asked what % of phenol will be used on my skin. She said different % of phenol is used depending on the area of the skin the phenol is applied to and depending on the patient. 

13 hours ago, getsmart121 said:

Keep up the good work be careful and follow all necessary precautions 

Thank you! I will be on a liquid diet for at least a week and will be taking some pretty strong pain killers. Definitely never done anything like this before, so a lot to consider

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30 minutes ago, shei514 said:

I talked to Amy over the phone and she said the improvement I would get from the phenol  would be like three trio treatments (cross, sub and laser) but “smoother” so I’m not sure what to expect. I have also asked what % of phenol will be used on my skin. She said different % of phenol is used depending on the area of the skin the phenol is applied to and depending on the patient. 

Thank you! I will be on a liquid diet for at least a week and will be taking some pretty strong pain killers. Definitely never done anything like this before, so a lot to consider

Wow amazing you doing the mighty phenol?? 

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1 hour ago, can i get a new life please said:

Wow amazing you doing the mighty phenol?? 

Yep! Not long to go now! 

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2 hours ago, shei514 said:

I talked to Amy over the phone and she said the improvement I would get from the phenol  would be like three trio treatments (cross, sub and laser) but “smoother” so I’m not sure what to expect. I have also asked what % of phenol will be used on my skin. She said different % of phenol is used depending on the area of the skin the phenol is applied to and depending on the patient. 

Thank you! I will be on a liquid diet for at least a week and will be taking some pretty strong pain killers. Definitely never done anything like this before, so a lot to consider

Wow, effect like 3 trios but smoother, thats nice improvement if one gets it!!!

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