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Babylullaby

Subcision + Filler Treatment Progress Story (Warning: Graphic)

This is a thread dedicated to the treatment progress of my acne scars.

 

I have had acne for most of my life and it left me with scars on my cheeks, temples, and forehead. 


For the sake of comparison, I will try to take pictures in the same setting. I will also try to take pictures in the most harsh lightings so that you can see the full extent of my scars. 
 

Please see below for my baseline pictures taken in August 2019. I have not had any acne scar treatments back then and as you can see, I had a mixture of active acne, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, rolling scars, box scars, and ice pick scars. 

 

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Date: Dec 2019
Treatment: Microdermabrasion session x 2 

Cost: $119 x 2 = $238

Improvement = 0%

Comment: I started with some microdermabrasion sessions at the local salon which did not help my strophic scarring. However, it did help to reduce my active acne. 
 

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Date: Jan 2020

Treatment: Cannula Subcision + Filler

Improvement: 20-30%

Cost: $800 subcision + $700 x 2 HA filler = $2200

Comment: 

- The dermatologist had to use two syringes of fillers so I was charged $1400 for the fillers instead of $700

- My dermatologist said my scars were quite severe. She rated the ones on my cheeks to be grade 2-3 and the ones on my temples to be grade 4. She said that I had mostly rolling scars with some boxcar scars on my cheeks and boxcar scars on my temples. 

- Asked about TCA cross and dermatologist said that since I do not have many deep scars she doesn’t think I need it at the moment

- Followed up with her 2 weeks after subcision and she was quite happy with the results. She recommended that I get another session of subcision with filler in 2 weeks. 

Note: The pictures here were taken under the same lighting as the ones above
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More before and after photos

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Hello, I suffered from acne scars for 6 year, bad scars. 

I found this cure, hopefully this will help you too. 

Emai me at [e-mail address removed]

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19 hours ago, BlueMaloney said:

Looking good..What kind of filler did you get?

Hyaluronic acid based filler - I think juvederm. 

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22 hours ago, Babylullaby said:

Hyaluronic acid based filler - I think juvederm. 

Is it a permanent result or you have to do subscission  + filler every year?

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On 2/15/2020 at 8:06 AM, Y2J97 said:

Is it a permanent result or you have to do subscission  + filler every year?

Generally, filler can be topped up once every few years. Some people who are satisfied with their results never need to. 

@BabylullabyThank you for sharing these photos and our progress. I see a vast improvement in the scars! Well done!

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On 2/16/2020 at 3:36 AM, SkinnyStrong said:

Generally, filler can be topped up once every few years. Some people who are satisfied with their results never need to. 

@BabylullabyThank you for sharing these photos and our progress. I see a vast improvement in the scars! Well done!

Thanks. I am going in for a second subcision + filler session this Wednesday. Also hoping to try some other treatment modalities like microneedling and laser.

 

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Great results for your first sub. A couple more and then you can focus on texture. Make sure acne is under control going forward though so you are not chasing the problem.

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