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I've just been over a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to fix my scarring. I still have active acne. She wants to fix this first, and she wants me to do "Photodynamic Therapy". Basically, aminolevulinic acid is spread on my face for 30 minutes. Then a laser is shot into my face to activate the acid.

Supposedly, it works as well as accutane at shrinking the pores without all the nasty side-effects. I don't like accutane that much because I get stretchmarks easy and it seems to permanently raise my cholesterol. I'm also dry in places I don't need to be dry.

Anyways, it's $350/treatment. And I may need a few per year.

Doc then wants to go in and do subcision and possibly inject Sculptra if I need more improvement. She doesn't recommend laser resurfacing though because I'm asian and prone to hyperpigmentation.

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