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    This is not about acne scars, atrophic scars or hypertrophic scars (gotta say it in order to make sure no one gets hyped for nothing), it's just about stretch marks BUT this is very good news: I tried to get in touch with Dr Weiss again, asking about tropoelastin, like @goblue1996 did recently, and I managed to get an answer about stretch marks. I'll cut to the chase: my question was simply " does this mean that patients all around the world are soon going to have access to a treatment tha
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    Yea, product approval is the tricky part most of the time in these cases. I noticed the same thing you did concerning the product pipeline btw, but I don't think it's that big of a deal: imo it would definitely be easier to created an injectable for acne scars than stretch marks, and with striae being so incredibly common (70-80% of the population) they probably want to be 100% sure that they have something working before indicating it in the pipeline. I kinda managed to calm down about my
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    I’ve posted before and after pictures about my visits to Novick. I had terrible results and wasted about 6k between two visits. I went to rullan after and he was 1000x better. Also everything that the person wrote in that long detailed review is also all true. I wouldn’t be surprised if Novick also cleans up his image on reviews somehow. I would stay away at all costs. It’s all hype and wasting money and no actual results
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    yes they are, but as we age we lose collagen and gain hyper-pigmentation if you don't use sunscreen. Aging can make acne scars look worse . Recommend doing maintenance treatments.
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    Awesome, good luck on your treatment!
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    Yeah that's right. Stop talking and let the good doctor trick gullible and hopeful people into super expensive, totally worthless and potentially dangerous procedures. Wonderful!! You can never achieve 60% improvement with any laser! Maybe 10% if you are lucky not to suffer complications from the laser. I've had 3 non fully ablative Erbium lasers. Did nothing for my scars. Nothing. Gave me a huge infection that led to more scars. The doctor:" No wayyyyy that comes from the laser. Lase
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    Hi I am sorry I cannot tell you if punch excision could help I am not an expert. You can post your photo on realself and ask for doctor's opinion there. But it seems your scars are on a small area which is good. Otherwise you've got good skin. If you haven't tried subcision and the scars are tethered, then subcision with a filler might give you improvement. I'd recommend you see Dr Emil if you can. He seems to be everyone's favourite doctor here. I can only tell you from experience that las
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    What i find weird about information u can get on internet about Microneedling RF : Dr Lim, Dr Weiner and lots of others say that u can do this treatment spaced from 6-8 weeks, this is weird. Beatifullambition says space it 3 months, I ve done Genius lutronic 11 days ago with Dr. Emil in Odense and he said the same as BA , 3 months apart, its energetic device, do it earlier and it might be dangerous. Also BA wrote me PM, that he doesnt recommend doing microneedling rf and su
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    Your scars are quite shallow. I would say at least 5 sessions of RF microneedling will have pretty good results. Also, give time for collagen to grow.
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    It's an injectable solution based on tropoelastin basically. I linked a video with the "metro" gel before, this will give you a good idea of how this is gonna work They want to treat acne scars and atrophic scars in general, and even hytrophic scars later on. It's just that box scars and icepick scars (acne) are harder to treat, so it'll take slightly more time for that, and I think someone else mentioned this as well. Hypertrophic scars are the real hard thing to take care of, be
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    They won't do much in my opinion. Worth a try, if you want to.
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    En primera estancia, no se ven tan mal tus cicatrices... deberias tratar tu acne primero, ¿Quizas si pruebas un antibiótico tópico?, Podrías usar Clindamicina eso si, no debes pasar 12 semanas de tratamiento con ella ya que como es un antibiótico podrías causar resistencia bacteriana, en segunda instancia podrias tratar de usar mederma, como tu presupuesto es ajustado te podría servir, no te ayudara mucho con las cicatrices atroficas pero si ayudara mucho con el color y la textura de la piel :),
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    Me too man, you're lucky xD edit: I tried asking him again, you never know.
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    Yep I'll see if I can get him to respond again. I was really surprised he took the time to respond at all to me lol.
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    You should read through this forum and gather general information about treatments. Be aware that nobody here is an expert and take certain posts with a grain of salt. Honestly research Dr.Rullan, he is located in San Diego ... I know you live in the Bay but for acne scars you shouldn't go to any random doctor just because they offer the treatment you're looking for... the doctor's skill and knowledge is crucial. And like hlp334 said you should also pm beautifulambition on here .
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    Treating the scars can be a never-ending journey. The various treatments can be a hit or a miss and you won't know unless you try them. But take things one things at a time first. I'd treat the existing acne to prevent further scars. If you have current acne scars, and if your skin currently has existing acne, it's possible that the existing acne can become scars since your skin is prone to scarring. If you were recommended Accutane by your dermatologist, I'd consider that. I used Accutane
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    This is before and after 2 subcisions At the beginning i was pretty happy with the results.. now after the second subcision I can’t notice any further improvement. I think that is it. I know it looks a little better but it just isn‘t enough and it still kills me to know that this is the best it can get.
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    Update 03/22/2020: I made a quick and to-the-point video omg this process. Might be easier to watch ________ 3 months post procedure follow up: https://imgur.com/a/hvZ8viY I’m really happy with my skin now it is miraculous how one procedure can change everything so much. I can safely say my skin went from moderate to mild scarring. I don’t think about my skin as much anymore. It was so worth it. ________ ONE MONTH POST-PROCEDURE
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    Novick is an idiot and no one should be going to him IMO I have gone to him, Khrom, and weiner and would definitely stick to Weiner if youre on the east coast and willing to travel. He can also use ultrasound on you and see whats going on under the skin
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    I've had several treatments of both and there were no downsides for me at all. I feel both had helped significantly. Hope you will see positive results!! Per BA, since subcision and RF (or any other energy device) are the more major/substantial treatments, separating these two will allow collagen growth and give our bodies the time it needs to heal and repair.
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    You order online then go to a lab to draw blood. It's all included. There's an idea going around that a lot of people are vitamin a toxic even without taking tane and some blood work seems to confirm it. It's simply. Do a no vitamin a challenge for a month. Do you feel better? How do you feel after re-introducing it? That's should tell you a lot. Some of the vitamin a you consume gets conveted to 13-cis retinoic acid (isotretinoin) so how do you ever expect to heal from thi
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    I've only done cannula subcision and I'd suggest sticking with that and not nokor. You should also consider a filler or sculptra the address what looks like fat loss. Cannula subcisions every 3-4 months with sculptra I think would give you a huge improvement as long as your derm knows what he's doing.
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    Scarcure, I'm new to the forum, but seems to me like you're so insecure, desperate or obsessed about your scars that you came to a point where you won't take anything but absolute disparition. You'd really have to have insanely big scars for 90% not to be enough AS a starting point man. Chill man, what you're asking for may not happen before deaces. The treatments that are coming are going to be super good already, be happy for that, we're going to have great options in a couple years with
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    This is from a poster on Grant's forum, but remember this is non-accutane user, I suspect that us accutane users are much worse off. This is a serum retinol test, standard range (ug/dL: 20.1 - 62.0) if in the States check with Labcorp, they offer it. I suspect though that above 30 is probably on the way to toxic. Anyone with acne should get this test, you will be in toxic range, should be the standard test for acne.
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    Very understandable, read lots of other low VA testers, have similar experiences with the amounts of VA they can intake. Hoping this will gradually shift as you get lower and lower in stored VA and will be able to add back in foods you enjoy. I used to have major issues with brown rice and beans, and now can eat them again without distress. Retinoic acid seems to give the digestive system a chemical peel, like topical cosmetic retinoids, slow process to rebuild, but tough when in low VA deto
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    Some of my scarring is similar and Cannula subcision with ha spot filler was recommended to me and I’ve had good results so far! I was recommended subcision 3-8 times and so far have only done 3. The subcision breaks the tethering of acne scars and the spot filler allows for it to not re-tether right away, and for your own collagen to hopefully build back up with time. After the skin is leveled I would try rf microneedling like infini/genius.
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    I’m really sorry to hear that, I can relate to that feeling and if it helps I feel like scars matter much less on guys. I really do think you’ll achieve good results. This forum is great because you get opinions and experiences from real people treating acne scars and see what’s helped and not helped. I recommend doing subcision until there’s no longer tethering. I received feedback from different doctors saying my scarring was superficial (it’s not it can just come off that way in some lighting
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    Thank you! Its been a lot of work My 2020 post. Ive done a lot for the scars and preexisting breakouts since ive had inflammation retuning in my body. I have not done any humira in about 4 months and my body isnt doing the best but its better than before without it. Ive been going the the gym everyday and still staying extremely healthy.
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    Extreme? Dude, that's nothing. It kinda looks cool more than anything actually. I ought to show some pictures of people who have real, extreme acne scars, you'll see the difference right away.
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    to be honest subcision by iself is not that great. It is only good for for rolling scars that look like indents. Forget about fixing boxcars and rolling scars with it. It take multiple treatments to see any success with scars. However, this totally anectodal but when combined with Infini RF, I saw good results, where it generated fill in my face and also when combined with fillers it can help ease injection due to less fibrosis in the skin and donuting.
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    I would suggest a combo of subcision and CROSS (phenol or TCA). You can do subcision with filler or sculptra to help with the rolling scars. CROSS will help with those ice pick and boxcar scars. Always risk with these procedures such as widening of the scars. Search this forum and online for subcision and CROSS as these two procedures are the best to help with leveling your scars.
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    The guy is a fraud. Yet another cocky dermatologist who overpromises and under delivers scamming you out of thousands of £ in the process. Nobody has given any objective positive review of him yet because lasers cannot correct acne scars. Everybody is silent because they don't want to admit in public that they shelled out thousands of £ on a fraud and got zero or close to zero results. The photos on his website are absolutely 100% taken at different lighting condition and even differ
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    What pissed me off about that video is that there even is a theory that Accutane is trapped inside I mean, where did those guys gather their info from? If it’s true why aren’t doctors told about it....like 30 to 40 years ago?? mind numbing ignorance of the medical community, doctors don’t even know it can still be trapped and yet they’re fine putting people on it....I wanna punch them in the face!!
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    @Ivan_070703 Did you get filler done with the Nokor subcision? Filler is important after subcision, as a spacer, to prevent retethering. Scars can retether in a way that make them worse than before the subcision.
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    Just passing by to say that this guy made history through this forum docummenting this. I remember when he first created this topic, nobody would ever believe he would come this far with these results and docummenting everything very nice planed treatments with the best docs avaiable, by the last photos is not even possible to say that he suffered from acne. the improvement is in the 85-95% range This guy is and probably will be a lifefuel for a lot of hopeless people here. I just want to
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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 boxc
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    The only thing that every worked; but it came at a price!

    I have always had terrible cystic acne growing up that started when I was around 9-10 years old. Over the years I tried every damn treatment you could think of but nothing would get rid of it, or even get it under control. The products I tried would all just clear it up a little bit, but not enough to really notice much of a difference. I had an extreme morning and evening regimen of vigorously washing my face and putting acne creams on. If I ever once forgot to wash my face or put the creams on
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    Guys i see Dr Emil five times ! Such a nIce guys really !! He have try everything on me! ( tca cross, erbium,co2, laser q switch,plexr ,3 type of subcsion and fillers) but honestly the improvement was not what I expect, tca cross and subcsion help me to the acne scars but the rest I’m not sure and I’m sure that create other scars But I am the only responsable because I ask the dr to try this combination and he take the risk Actualy i treat my scars in India and for the first time I can
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    By far best treatment i had

    I tried many otc products and visited a couple of derma already. This is by far the most effective and consistent treatment i had. I have been using this since 2014 together with the Regimen facial wash, moisturizer and AHA. My acne has been controlled since then. Unlike proactiv which was only effective for the first 2yrs. So happy to came across this website and community. I even recommended this to my friends Note: First 2 photos were BEFORE; latter photos are AFTER
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    Aussie Scientist I want to thank you. I have had the awful skin lesions with the white plugs that don’t heal for 30 years. I have tried everything in that time and despaired of ever getting rid of them. I have cried so many tears over my skin and avoided going to so many places because of how I look. I have searched and searched for answers but nothing has worked UNTIL I saw your post about using a urea based product. I had nothing to lose by trying it and it’s worked!!! The urea cream has
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    Fzika Your symptoms are the classic symptoms of fungal acne caused by candida - the dreadful white plugs are classic symptoms of candida fungal acne. Keto is not much good, if any good, for controlling candida, and clot controls candida, but only weakly, and it will NOT get rid of those dreadful whit plugs (which are keratin that the candida makes one's skin make). I can provide advice on how to treat those dreadful white plugs, as I have those also, and I am FINALLY managing to contro
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    @WeCanMakeItBetter While I think Rullan is a top 1% acne scar Dr who should be visited if you can for treatment... I don't think he is the best in the world at filler, you can't be a master at everything ... and that really is not his goal to begin with. He can do easy things like over dilute sculptra throughout the cheeks. But, we also have mixed reports that some did not like his filling (right after sub because they had no time to wait). I always say it's best to do filler once the swelling h
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    I see Dr. Nelson Novick being recommended on this sub a lot, and I have to admit, I wince every time his name pops up. I have been treated by Dr. Novick numerous times with minimal improvement. I thought it was best to stick to one doctor instead of bouncing around several doctors after a few treatments. In addition, scar treatments often require multiple procedures and is a long term commitment, so I kept sticking with Dr. Nelson. I could not have been more wrong. Here are some things that I fo
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    I've been lurking these forums for literally 4 years waiting for my treatment and now it's my turn to contribute. It's been about 3 days since I got subcision/cross/microneedling from the highly praised Dr. Rullan in Chula Vista. I purposely decided to not pick and choose my treatment as a patient because it only took a short amount of time talking to him to realize that this guy actually is the mad scientist of acne scars or something so I chose to let him do whatever he felt was best for my fa
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    ACNE SCARS An E-Book Donated to the Acne Scar Community By: BeautifulAmbition Forward: (Dr Lim's approval of my work with acne scar sufferers)(Link) Disclaimer: The information below is provided as a courtesy to address general questions. As we are not medical professionals, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information. By reading this information, you agree not to hold us liable for any damages that may result in your use of this informatio
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    Wow! Great results!! I had a derm do TCA cross on me…no difference that I could tell.
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    Hello everyone, I've been following the protocol outlined by the original poster for a few weeks now. While I have made a few changes to fit me personally, I'm derma stamping every Friday, and take my supplements daily. Please see the below stamping schedule, topicals, and supplements: 1.) 500mg Threonine 2.) 500mg Lysine 3.) BioCell Collagen Type 2 4.) BioCell Collagen Type 1 and 3 4.) Whey Protein (Green Goodness shake) 5.) Hair, Skin, and Nails Vitamin 6.) Zinc 7.) Fish Oil
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    Less cramps, bigger boobs, and best of all, much much better acne It takes at least 2-4 months to work, and before it does, my acne got worse - the worst its ever been. I would only recommend this product if you're willing to go through worse acne for about 1-2 months. Even though I felt like giving up on yasmin within the first 3 months, after reading the reviews on this site I decided to wait it out for at least 3 months to see what happened. I've noticed that many of the negative reviews of t
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    i personally think the risks of tca cross outweigh the benefits. if you insist on getting it done, a study showed that 50 percent tca was effective on scars, without the complications of 100 percent tca. So you might want to be on the safe side and get tca cross done at a lower percentage. I urge you to read everyones responses on this forum about tca, before you jump into it.
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    hey sweetheart, from others testimonials TCA peel isn't nearly as effective as TCA CROSS. Despite your assumptions on Cross it can be used for rolling, boxcar and icepick scars. 20% is really not that effective to be completely honest. If you are looking for noticable results you will most likely have to use a high concentration peel. Mind you if you are new to peels you may want to gradually work your way up to a higher percentage peel but remember it will take longer to see results. I would