Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
wombatstaywoke

How Long have you been treating your acne scars? When do you say "this is the best my skin will get"?

I've been trying to alleviate my acne scars since 2014 with expensive and self applied treatment. Yes, I have done that treatment too.

But at what session do you say I'm losing money for not much gain? That is your skin as time goes on won't look better than this 8th TCA session or 5th Infini treatment.

I'm just curious as I'm soon to be 30 and am still complaining about my acne scarred face as if I was still in high school.

Should we just keep dropping money at Dermatologists until we get flawless skin? Is that even possible?

I wish I found you guys before I dropped $8000 at a shitty medical spa. Happy New year by the way!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy new year to you too!

Flawless? Nah, I have accepted, at 37, that that will never be. I have also done enough subcision sessions to know there will be no more significant improvement from more subcision.

I have finished 5 infini sessions in a year. It has been 5 months from the last infini and results have been good. I am planning to start maintenance on a twice a year schedule.

Do I want to keep doing this? Nope, because once results stop, I will stop treatment. But as long as I see result, I think it is money worth spending. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, SkinnyStrong said:

Happy new year to you too!

Flawless? Nah, I have accepted, at 37, that that will never be. I have also done enough subcision sessions to know there will be no more significant improvement from more subcision.

I have finished 5 infini sessions in a year. It has been 5 months from the last infini and results have been good. I am planning to start maintenance on a twice a year schedule.

Do I want to keep doing this? Nope, because once results stop, I will stop treatment. But as long as I see result, I think it is money worth spending. 

Woah... Are those few subcision sessions and 5 Infini treatments your only acne scars treatments in the last two years? And improvement at 37!!?!! 

Where do you live and how much does Infini cost?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been treating for about 1.5 years now. 

The first half year I did not research like i should have and went straight to laser/RF.  This last year, I've been doing a combo of sub, filler, CROSS, RF, peels.

At this point, I understand that flawless skin will never be possible for me, however over the course of the past 12 months, I've seen a lot of improvement and will continue to get treatments as long as I am still seeing improvement.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy new year. 
 

I do not know when that will happen for me. I still see results, there are still options I have not explored. Until I explore those options and know there’s no more improvement, that’s the moment I stop. It’s worth the money, no matter how much of a sacrifice it is. There are more options than not, I believe. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, wombatstaywoke said:

Woah... Are those few subcision sessions and 5 Infini treatments your only acne scars treatments in the last two years? And improvement at 37!!?!! 

Where do you live and how much does Infini cost?

Ah, I've been doing subcision for the last decade, and if I have counted right, maybe 7 altogether. I have, over the last decade, also tried Smoothbeam, Cooltouch and Fraxel. Infini is a relatively new machine my derm got and he introduced it to me last year after a subcision.

I live in Singapore, and at my derm, infini is SGD 600 per session. Note, that is my price at my derm who I've seen since 2003 for acne, acne scarring and keloids, so rates are not indicative of what the market rate here.

Yes, improvement at 37. Why not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/31/2019 at 2:09 PM, shei514 said:

Happy new year. 
 

I do not know when that will happen for me. I still see results, there are still options I have not explored. Until I explore those options and know there’s no more improvement, that’s the moment I stop. It’s worth the money, no matter how much of a sacrifice it is. There are more options than not, I believe. 

your self esteem and image are incredibly important. IDC what anyone else says .. it matters. we never know what the future might hold. how much improvement have you had overall?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, daelz7 said:

your self esteem and image are incredibly important. IDC what anyone else says .. it matters. we never know what the future might hold. how much improvement have you had overall?

exactly - people with acne scars have complicated issues with their self image and these treatments are the only thing that help (as well as therapy if u have severe BDP). 
 

id say around 50%. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×