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Best doctors in California?

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Hello, I have some minor ice pick scars, box scars, etc. on my face. I am looking for a very good doctor in California that is excellent in fixing these areas. I want to make sure that the doctor  go to 100% does not mess up my face. Does anyone have any recommendations? Doesn't matter where in California, I just need the best list of doctors. 

I have photos of my face on my previous thread that I have on my profile

Thank you

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43 minutes ago, Sheila619 said:

Hello, I have some minor ice pick scars, box scars, etc. on my face. I am looking for a very good doctor in California that is excellent in fixing these areas. I want to make sure that the doctor  go to 100% does not mess up my face. Does anyone have any recommendations? Doesn't matter where in California, I just need the best list of doctors. 

I have photos of my face on my previous thread that I have on my profile

Thank you

Not sure about who is the best, but the most popular on the list is Dr Rullan in San Diego. Just be prepared to pay top dollars.

It sounds as if you want 100% certainty, but there is no such a thing in medicine. Everything comes with a downside risk. Even taking aspirin poses a risk for some people with blood issue.

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11 minutes ago, Sirius Lee said:

Not sure about who is the best, but the most popular on the list is Dr Rullan in San Diego. Just be prepared to pay top dollars.

It sounds as if you want 100% certainty, but there is no such a thing in medicine. Everything comes with a downside risk. Even taking aspirin poses a risk for some people with blood issue.

Are there any people who have experiences with him here? Any videos or photos? I'll check him out

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13 hours ago, Sheila619 said:

Are there any people who have experiences with him here? Any videos or photos? I'll check him out

Please note that I'm not personally endorsing Dr Rullan. I'm only regurgitating what others have said about him. That said, these are quick searches done on this site as well as elsewhere. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.

 

1) Acne.org members: https://www.acne.org/search/?q=rullan&quick=1&type=forums_topic

 

2) Google images of before/after: https://www.google.com/search?q=rullan+scar+before+after&sxsrf=ALeKk03SVsVNhCfsppV8xHoCrKRZZdQYCw:1598380103257&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiIzZTy_bbrAhVBs54KHaIrCBEQ_AUoAXoECA4QAw&biw=1278&bih=569

 

2) Youtube testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=peter+rullan+scar

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On 8/24/2020 at 9:42 PM, Sheila619 said:

Are there any people who have experiences with him here? Any videos or photos? I'll check him out

Dr. Rullan seems to be the most recommended doctor for scars in CA. He's known for subcision and Phenol Cross.

I've seen him multiple times. My results were not like others because my scars are not the best ones for those two treatments. However, based on what other people have said, he should be at the top of the list for doctors to at least consider. 

He's raised his costs substantially but they are still reasonable compared to many doctors in CA. 

He seems very honest, direct, and caring. I really this about Dr. Rullan. Yes, he has to make money, but he's more compassionate than other greed-filled doctors.  

What you have to know.... 

Phenol Cross can widen/deepen scars. However, it could still be better than TCA Cross. You may see online references that say Phenol Cross doesn't do this but it's not true. I would still go this route instead of TCA Cross.

He's not the best with lasers. Stick with Phenol Cross and subcision.

The office is not the most organized. You really need to remind them what the hell is going on and don't feel bad about it.

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I would also highly recommend Dr. Rullan, I saw him back in July for ice pick, box cars, tethered, and cobblestone/pebblestone scaring. 

First of all, his consultations are free (I did mine via email), so it doesn't hurt to get his opinion.  I wish I would have known this earlier, as   I visited several other dermatologists in California and they all charged for a brief consultation, the biggest con artist was Annie Chiu from the Derm Institute ($200 for a 15 minute consult, offered subscision without any anesthetic, very rude staff).  

Dr. Rullan performed phenol cross, subcision, filler, and erbium laser all in one setting.  He even performed subscision on my boxcar scars.  Although, I am still healing have seen great improvement so far, none of my scars look tethered in bad lighting anymore. 

He is also a very caring and friendly doctor and his staff is great.

Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions about my experience with him and good luck!

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On 8/26/2020 at 9:30 AM, myhope said:

I would also highly recommend Dr. Rullan, I saw him back in July for ice pick, box cars, tethered, and cobblestone/pebblestone scaring. 

First of all, his consultations are free (I did mine via email), so it doesn't hurt to get his opinion.  I wish I would have known this earlier, as   I visited several other dermatologists in California and they all charged for a brief consultation, the biggest con artist was Annie Chiu from the Derm Institute ($200 for a 15 minute consult, offered subscision without any anesthetic, very rude staff).  

Dr. Rullan performed phenol cross, subcision, filler, and erbium laser all in one setting.  He even performed subscision on my boxcar scars.  Although, I am still healing have seen great improvement so far, none of my scars look tethered in bad lighting anymore. 

He is also a very caring and friendly doctor and his staff is great.

Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions about my experience with him and good luck!

Hey, I have a consultation with Dr. Rullan next week. Can you talk more about your experience with phenol cross? I saw a comment above that said it can deepen and widen scars? Did this happen to you? How much improvement do you think you’ve achieved with these treatments? 

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17 minutes ago, Ziggystardust72 said:

Hey, I have a consultation with Dr. Rullan next week. Can you talk more about your experience with phenol cross? I saw a comment above that said it can deepen and widen scars? Did this happen to you? How much improvement do you think you’ve achieved with these treatments? 

I think widening but flattening is more common however it is considered safer than TCA. I haven't gotten any complications except for redness which persists for a few months but no deepening or noticeable widening. I got 3 trios (phenol cross, subcision and erbium laser) done and would say around 25-30% improvement. 

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6 hours ago, anon09299 said:

I think widening but flattening is more common however it is considered safer than TCA. I haven't gotten any complications except for redness which persists for a few months but no deepening or noticeable widening. I got 3 trios (phenol cross, subcision and erbium laser) done and would say around 25-30% improvement. 

Thanks for sharing. Do you plan on getting more of those same treatments? 

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48 minutes ago, Ziggystardust72 said:

Thanks for sharing. Do you plan on getting more of those same treatments? 

Maybe I haven't really planned for it. I traveled to get it done and my employer wants us back in the office next month so it is a bit more difficult to find the time. Downtime for me was about a week. 

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