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Advice on treating deep scars - pics included

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IMG_20180923_144736.thumb.jpg.db3e58491f2b1ff5eb6412d995f66293.jpghiIMG_20180923_144636.thumb.jpg.c4386de67df4ed3c136c26296e088dca.jpgIMG_20180923_140006.thumb.jpg.d13bd8207d39efda7d6f77cc1a00d169.jpgIMG_20180923_144620.thumb.jpg.51e560c885ce0d8cbca607a1ef319f0a.jpgHi I'm in Brisbane and I've had a pretty long history with acne scars that has included 3 fraxel treatments plus one treatment where I had skin taken from behind my ear and injected, along with subscision.

I'm 32 and I'm ready to take some more serious action to finally deal with this. I haven't had any treatment for over 7 years so I'm not really up to date on the latest techniques so any advice would be appreciated.

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If your in Brisbane, go see Dr Lim, he is a top acne scar specialist. Dermal grafting can often lead to other scars and deeper pitting and must be revised. 

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Sorry about that, pics should now be showing. As you can see why side is a lot worse than the other.
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I'dy the grafting made my scars marginally better, but not a lot. I've been reading about Dr lim and looking at his website, he seems to get some good results. I'll have to book a consultation.

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There they are. Yes Lim can help you. He will probably do some subcision, filler (several sessions). Low density laser or rf needling and a prp mask. Finish off with some resurfacing for texture. Subcisions will help you the most with the rolling scars.

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Update how you go. Many posters on here would be really jealous that you live in the same city as Lim. Unlike most dermatologist, he actually specializes in scar revision, so he would be worth a consultation. I wish you the best of luck. 

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Those scars are downright hard to treat. Subcsion and other methods over months are needed. Your scars are now more prominent because dermal grafting cause 'idiosyncratic scarring'. When the Dr took the graft, and Nurse chopped them up, then the Dr nicked the atrophic areas to fill the scars? Well, you had stitches with 6'0 Nylon for 4 days, you were restricted in your activities etc... Now that one has aged, you have loss fat in the area. The scars that filled your grafts reached the fat layer, so now they are more prominent. So.... bottom line, who ever you see will need to break those crescentic nicks then restart your process of scar revision....You have much in the way of atrophy, but this can be rectified in time. Let us all know of how Lim explains this to you... I am curious too! Good on you for taking progress photos. 
 

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6 hours ago, Obi wan said:

Your scars are now more prominent because dermal grafting cause 'idiosyncratic scarring'.


Not really, like I said my scars were worse before the graft, the largest scar on my right cheek for example extended further down and was deeper. The small cuts he made a stitched healed fine. I have pics of this too.

Regardless it seems I lucked out having Dr lim close by, I look forward to chatting with him although I'm slightly scared about how much this will cost... Not going to be cheap.

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TBH you are EXTREMELY lucky to have Lim right there.  If i lived nearby I would be at his door tomorrow regardless of price. 

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