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    I asked Cytrellis on fb about Hows the microcoring going and they said that its having excellent results when used on wrinklers, scars, acne scars and stretch marks but thay had to close down their offices due to corona and they just reopned. They also said that it slowed their approval and unfortunetly microcoring will be on market early 2021 not latw 2020. Anyway i have hope in this product, have a nice day guys
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    mate, you need to stop posting every random thought you get. One day it’s this herb, next day it’s another, and so on. put a time filter on your posts - maybe once a month update us on what has actually worked and not, and go from there. this thread is great, but blowing out with too much random stuff.
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    The scars often appear worse before getting better. It takes approximately 3 months for the collagen to run its full cycle, so I would wait 3 months before jumping to any conclusion. This is also why you should not repeat another treatment within 3 months.
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    I think it is based on the treatments that you get. For me, I'm currently receiving Fraxel Dual + Subcision. I think my routine is quite simple, and also suggested by my derm. For the first few days, I only use Cetaphil (or similar facewash) + Aquaphor + Vinegar Soak since my skin is very raw. When the swelling subsides, I will return to my normal skin care routine plus Tazorac, which is also used to boost collagen remodeling. And the sunscreen!
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    Yes Sub could be performed with the same needle injecting the filler at the same time. I had it done with my Dr. But I had first Sub with the cannula first. So if the fibrosis is hard so the usual needle would not probably break it. The filler on its own without Sub might be enough but also could lead to a Button effect when the filler spreads around the scar not under it due to unbroken tethers.
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    I've had 3 erbium laser resurfacings. The skin clinic I go to recommends an Aquaphor type product for the first 48 hours. But they recommend switching to a good moisturizer after the first 48 hours since Aquaphor can "be too occlusive" (i.e. it can clog your pores). I've used the Alastin line with Skin Nectar, the Recovery Balm and the Moisturizer. The Skin Nectar is pricey but encourages rapid healing. The Alastin Recovery Balm is extremely similar to Aquaphor. A lot of clinics recom
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    I know you want to be done away with those scars but, as I mentioned earlier, it would be premature to jump to conclusion so soon. Your collagen is still being made so let's see how it looks in 3 months time from your most recent treatment. Before I share my opinion about treatments, I think it's worth going over how the scars change over time. With each treatment, the scars will change their form. They tend to get wider but shallower. Rarely do you see a deep scar disappear with one treatm
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    My husband and I are new to this forum, and we are beyond elated to finally find other people that are dealing with the same issue we are. I was honestly beginning to think we were on our own with this. I guess the beginning is the best place to start so, ours starts 3 years ago. My husband had a short stay as a county guest for possession of marijuana. Although many states are now legal, we live in one that has resisted ANY changes to the laws which would allow fun of any kind
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    Sub + filler all the way. You have near perfect skin texture despite your scars atrophic nature, so the above is all that is needed.
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    I did: -2 microneedling without PRP as first steps -3 microneedling with PRP and subcision at same time (subcision, microneedling, full largest dents with PRP and use PRP as lubricant for microneedling device -3 aggressive subcisions with Bellafill and volbella 3cc over 3 visits with suctioning 3x a day after -2 glycolic peels for texture at the end 90% improvement. I don’t think this is an exaggeration, maybe @beautifulambition can weigh in. also
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    English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes. My acne started to appear when I was 13 years old. I’ve always been a very sensitive person and I became even more sensitive and depressed at that time, cause nobody seemed to understand what I was dealing with. I was very self-conscious. I felt alone in this big world. I would hide my face all the time, I couldn’t have fun, I couldn’t go out. I found this forum at a very low point in my life when I wouldn’t even lo
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    Didn't help hair loss after Accutane, I took standard dose for at least a year but it didn't stop my hairloss so I gave up on it, but my father is bald. One thing I will point out finestride users complain of gyno and Accutane has the same complaints, so how is finestride the cure?
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    This is how I got 100% rid of my acne. I’m a 31-year-old male and I have been acne free now for the past 7 years. Diet • Avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index. They will cause your blood glucose levels to rise rapidly, which in turn causes your skin to produce excess sebum, which in turn clogges your pores, which of course can cause acne. Examples of high GI foods: sugar and sugary foods, fried foods (French fries are higher on the glycemic index than pure white sugar!)
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    Frankly, I've used copper peptide, HA serums, growth factors, etc in the past at the urging of the doctors. They smell good and feel nice on the face for about an hour. They're also horribly expensive and don't do anything for the actual scars. I've found that applying Vaseline or Aquaphor works just as well. Spending more money for services and products doesn't necessarily equate to better looking scars.
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    Your skin looks great. I would probably just do some needling with a Derminator at home and light TCA peels.
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    I got to save money anyways so it’s all good. Patience and positivity, I feel technology is moving so fast it won’t be long.
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    I am on day 3 and I'm feeling a little bit better to talk about my experience. I am Asian male and had 2 days phenol chemobrasion with Dr Rullan. Prior to procedure, he had order EKG and lab done to make sure everything is normal. I also took antibiotic and antiviral a day before the procedure. He noticed I had some keloid on my chest and offer to take care of it. My previous medical history regarding to acne scar include mechanical dermabrasion ( the late Dr Y in New Orlean) and 4 su
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    Can you show us any of your before pics prior to any treatments with Rullan? I'm curious to see how much improvement you've managed to achieve with him. Thanks.
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    It can last for longer than 24 hours. The safest way to avoid hematoma is not to suction for longer than 5 seconds. I find gliding the cup while suctioning also helps. There's no hard and fast rule about how long you should suction. Everyone heals differently.
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    You need subcision and fat grafting for filler like yesterday man. It’ll bring a significant improvement to your scars. Fat grafting will likely be expensive. So maybe start with subcision. Not sure if you can find a skilled doc who’s willing to do it for under $500. Depends on where you are I guess. if you increase your budget to $800 you might have better luck securing a subcision specialist. I’d recommend hold off on chemical peels because it’s the loss in cheek volume that’s m
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    Hey guys, sometimes its also good to post some positive things. I have been noticing that i get my tan alot better then before this summer. And it also stays longer on my arms. whenever i get a good sun now my nails will grow faster and my mood is definitely better (like holiday memories randomly pop up) it seems that my skin is accepting the sun again, and can deal with it again.
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    You still show acne lesions, so keep using tretinoin until they're brought under control. Since your scar is mild, you can get RF microneedling, laser or TCA, in no particular order. They all stimulate collagen.
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    Those are pretty defined boxcars. However, you have a nice and even skin texture, which will make it easier to treat. If you've never had TCA, be it CROSS or PEEL, or any aggressive treatment in the past, you need to understand that you will end up with hyperpigmentation--even more so as an Asian. So if your skin is "virgin", start out with 35%, then move up to 50%, 80%, etc. More importantly, go slow. Don't expect a miracle overnight. Anything under 50%, you can apply every 6 weeks. But o
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    Uhm, yeah, it is shallow as hell...but each to his own. Seriously, if all you care about is money and good looks, you'll always feel void deep down. It's not the zits or the scars, but your low self-esteem and the tunnel vision of the world that is hampering you from making any progress. Think positive and do something more constructive, like participating in the Black Matter Lives protest or whatever. Your cars won't improve, but at least you'll feel good knowing that you've contributed somethi
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    Try the brand Alima Pure or Lily Lolo!
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    I have suffered with exactly the same condition that everyone has described for over 20 years. It was all over my body and has left scarring. I have been told it is because I am a picker or that it is acne! I knew I am not and it wasn't. One month ago I found this thread, and I want to thank everyone! I started using the anti-fungal topical creams and wash and honestly, for the first time in YEARS, my skin has largely cleared up! I have a couple of 'wounds' that still have these plugs, but they
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    You need to search sakhiya clinic , Surat .
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    @Sirius Lee so which treatments that were suggested do you think should have been done ( or could be done maybe that’s a better Question ) together ? sub and filler ? cross and micro ? Etc also I wanted to see the results next to eachother I hope it’s ok that I made these ? If not of course delete. They aren’t in any order. Left or right I mean. Just put the photos next to eachother so it’s easier to compare. I made the collage to encourage since I do see improvement ! So yay for
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    By your admission, you said you stacked your treatments every 6-8 weeks. With all due respect, with so frequent treatments, how would you know if your treatment showed improvements "until 9 months after the FIRST procedure"? My own experience tells me otherwise. What I got at the end of the 3 months is what stayed with me. In fact, it degraded a little after the third month. IMO you really need to back off from ALL treatments for 6 months to really see the difference. As far as you plastic'
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    Gosh, so sorry to hear that you still have these bumps.. it seems like inside scars were developed and to destroy them you need the steroid injections(...it could be the fault of the Dr who used Nokor wrong or your individual skin properties... all these procedures take a huge mental toll...please Do not give up!
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    I also deal with acne for many years and I’m struggling with acne scars and my mental health suffers from this. I just don’t have any power. I want to visit dr. Henningsen soon if he can’t help me I’m over
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    Rullan and Lim are world-class dermatologists who have successfully treated and improved the quality of life of hundreds, if not thousands, of patients. It's going to be expensive to get coaching or treatment by professionals who are elite at their craft, regardless of what field it's in. Subcision and phenol peels are very invasive and come along with significant risk, so seeing the most experienced doctors with a verifiable track record of success is one of the best things you can do. Of cours
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    when and from which site this image was taken I wish you knew how much you made me happy. I also want to get rid of acne scars. I also agree to endure any pain. If it helps acne scars
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    Yes! @Sherbear85 I have these all over my face including forehead and am beyond self conscious of them. It's very difficult to find long-lasting makeup that covers them. I am hoping to get a chemical peel done to help, but that did seem to work for you very well. Would you recommend trying it? Microneedling and hydroquinone 4% did not show results. I would love to connect further about everyone's journey on this and what worked best. I truly am beyond frustrated with my face and how to go about
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    Have you thought about trying the acne.org regimen?
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    No news from MICROCORING.. nothing about acne scars at least. It only talks about facelifting. I am on the verge of commiting suicide here. I guess the only way to have access to the technology is by joining the illuminati. They might know something. Please contact me. Cant stand it anymore ^.^
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    I don't buy the cost of goods excuse. Materials cost do not increase by 50% in a year. They have the right to charge whatever they want, but it's clearly because of demand. At least with Rullan he's delivering results. But let's be real about it.
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    wish you all the best in your journey!!!! keep us updated.
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    Clears skin but makes skin red

    Been on the regimen for 5 months ish. Using own moisturizer and cleanser. This regimen DOES clear your skin especially if you do it twice a day. However, your skin will get red and dry, which is a big negative side effect in my opinion. So I guess there is a tradeoff between clear skin and reddish skin. 4/5 EDIT! 1 year later - I've been doing the regimen twice a day for 1 year and 5 months now. The regimen keeps the skin 90% clear, however i still get red and irritated skin after appl
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    I don't understand how anyone doesn't get scabbing from TCA. I had 80% TCA CROSS and got tons of scabbing and the redness still lingers after 2 months. Still got hyperpigmentation, but everything looks way more shallow. I'm skeptical your doc is giving you TCA or maybe something low like 30%? Either way, if you want to do TCA go somewhere else because the doc is either not giving you legit TCA or the concentration is low.
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    Just a quick question because I have enlarged pores/ice pick scars too what about punch excision? Can punch excision make ice pick scars into pores or larger pores at that? cosmetically more better? TH
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    It's been a few months and I have a few updates to post! With my derminator at 2mm I have done 6 treatments spreading 4 weeks apart and had seen barely any improvement. As of yesterday I went to see Dr Rullan and had subcision, phenol cross, and micro-needling done by him. It was probably the most satisfying thing hear all the scar tissue pop as he handled it. His great reputation was a good depiction on how he handles acne scarring. So what I have are the first 2 photos being the pics
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    Need patience

    Great product, but definitely need to be patient to see the result. I've used the entire regiment 2 years ago when I first started breaking out, it worked like a miracle, my skin didn't react badly to it at all, this was exactly what my skin needed. I got off the regimen after nearly a year bc my skin was cleared and I was trying to find other alternatives since this product is only sold in US and shipping was too expensive. But I started having little breakouts again but nowhere near what it wa
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    BA is correct, Intracel and Intensif can be equally as good, if not better in some situations. The name says it all with Infini - one can adjust treatment level from one to twenty , that is measured in watts, the duration of energy from zero to one thousand, and zero to 3.5 mm in depth. This combined with a variable spring rate, makes it very user dependent.. Get it right, its great, get it wrong, it can lead to bad things. Not many devices are overpowered now a days, but this is one of them, go
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    I NEED HELP

    Hi guys, I started the acne regimen a month ago or more and after 2 weeks of it being sucessful i suddenly put too much benozyl peroxide and i burned my whole face. It was 100% MY Mistake im sure and stopped using the whole regimen waiting for my skin to heal and a week ago i noticed that my skin is breaking out so i decided to start using it again my cheeks and forehead are red and kinda burned theyre itchy sometimes and my skin is peeling off. I didnt stop the benozyl this time j kept using it
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    I've decided to bump this 'cause it's somewhat important information for people using BP. By all means, don't stop using BP if it's working for you. Just don't apply it to any acne pustules that have popped already or any cuts or sores.
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    *sigh* This is patently false. It is true, that's why you age faster if you use it. Your face will look unnaturally and just bad. That's why you MUST moisturize when applying BP 'cause it dries face. BP is strong =\ Your skin doesn't "age faster," it simply dries out if you don't moisturize and apply sunblock. BP has side effects if not properly used, just like any other medication. By this logic, your skin would also "age faster" when washing your face too often. Yeah, if the pimple already
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    On Monday I had my second procedure on scar reduction with Dr. Chu. He only did the Dermaroller on cheeks and forehead and TCA Cross on a few deeper icepicks this time because I have to recover completely by next Monday. So unfortunately I didn't get subcision. From the two areas he subcised the first time one has elevated a little bit and it does look smoother, the other one developed a lump 2 weeks after the procedure, that still persists. It is not visible, but I can feel it when i run my
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    It worked so well, you are now on accutane :wacko: ? You should not be recommending ZZ Cream, an unregulated and possibly dangerous product! Do you have anything constructive to say other than bashing Chinese products particularly the Demodex cream? As you said you are 100% clear and you still stay on the board doing silly,silly, childish things........PITY!!! Yeah I've got something constructive to say... If you continue to encourage people to buy prescripton drugs over the I
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