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  1. Hi All! I'm not very active on this, but I might start giving updates on my acne scar journey. I have darker skin tone and have very deep acne scars, so it's quite difficult to find doctors who are willing to work on my skin. I've seen two doctors that have been mentioned on this site (Dr. H from BH and Dr. T from SLC). Before starting treatments with these two doctors, I did get 6 sessions of secret RF microneedling from a medspa which was a waste. Anyway, I saw Dr. H last year and I'm gla
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  2. Man, your skin is literally perfect, go and enjoy life!
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  3. 8 weeks post-procedure. Tried to get lighting as close as possible.
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  4. Yeah I think Dr Rullan is very open and honest he talks a lot about his methods and what he thinks works the best. For him that’s the quatro and the phenol peel. He is also open to patient input and very forthcoming. I’ve had so much improvement since seeing him that’s why I keep going back. It’s a shame his office is terrible at responding. Here are some pics from the first two days of healing
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  5. I would do absolutely nothing and go live my life in peace.
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  6. So in my comment I wasn't really referencing your areas of atrophy. Those scars in the center of your back are pretty deep and can only improve so much; however, its probably the least worst place to get them so be thankful for that. But for the areas on your lats - thats what you can get smoother. And you can improve the color everywhere. It depends on how many treatments you get and how your respond. Most of my scars are skin colored and lay mostly flat, making them more unnoticeable at a
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  7. I’m back to make a comment to help anyone else who stumbles across this post from a Google search like I originally did. i was free from the condition for over 6 months but somehow something triggered it to resurface. I believe strongly it is fungal. But as per Aussie Scientists posts it does matter what yeast is causing it. I assumed mine was candida. so this outbreak I managed to get some Nystatin online from a German pharmacy. Can’t seem to buy it in the UK.
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  8. I dealt with some hypertrophic/keloid scars on shoulders/chest and got some pretty good results. Yours are definitely not keloids, but I imagine the treatment would be similar, minus cortisol injections. It would be something like a vascular laser or IPL for redness and then a fractional non-ablative laser for texture (basically to smooth them out). This is a very large area, so it'll probably be expensive. Just go to a couple dermatologists and get opinions. Good luck!
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  9. Back is the least area people consider. As that is not how you intoroduce yourself. Your face is used everywhere from employment to relationship. That is what gets highest marks. Now that out the way there are scar and pigmentation. What you can do is target pigmentation with retinols and for scars not sure as the skin heals differently in the back. For temporary solution make sure is well moisturizer oily skin will divert the attention from the scars. Have you ever seen body builders oiled up.
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  10. I thank to god I was asleep during mine that's all I can say. I can't even imagine how deep he went on me given the scabs I got afterwards. Still thankful but ouch... Must've been like a geyser in that office. I mean if it works why not consider it. Dermbrasion has it's place. Whether it's just for icepicks maybe idk. Whether it's good in concert with lasers idk maybe. I'm bummed doctors abandoned Dermabrasion (the old type that went deep or effective, risks notwithstanding) and jumped
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  11. Scarless healing doesnt meen turning scar tissue into normal skin(that will probably never happen) but rather either allowing the skin to heal without forming a scar or removing the old scar and allowing the skin to heal all over without it.
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  12. I think you just had fractional laser. You might've had grid marks and the area turned darker and the skin fell off after 5 days. I used Obagi cream tretinoin 0.1%. I stopped using it 1 week before the procedure, and I waited 1 week after to start using it. Although maybe it's recommended to not use it until 2 weeks+ after. I also used some PCA gel with kojic acid that's supposed to act similar to hydroquinone for about 4 weeks before the procedure, it didn't help with hyperpigmentation.
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  13. Thank you Dan and Lizzieswellness for the reply. I’m happy to report that the drying has improved drastically and so has her skin. We still have a few spots but things are looking good. I’m glad that we remained patient and followed the regimen.
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  14. Phenol and erbium combo abrasion
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  15. So I attached two photos, one from 2017 when I was first assessed by Dr Lim and he said I was borderline excision. He opted for lasers and subcision to treat my scars. Now five years later, countless treatments and scars remain. Less deep but they are going nowhere… The pic with the shitty drawn arrows is 2022. These scars I am the most concerned over.
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  16. Hey - I appreciate you taking the time and energy to make a website dedicated to the white pustules, but to be completely honest, I don't have any hopes that a doctor will come up with some perfect solution to this disease and save us all. We know already what the problem is - i.e Gram-negative folliculitis and/or Staph folliculitis - and as you mention Accutane is currently the "best" solution (with 1000 side effects). There are actually lots of case studies on this white pustule disease a
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  17. I'm curious why no one has recommended a tca or phenol peel. Do those not work for areas besides the face?
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  18. Hi, my healing is slow. Unfortunately not much progress as of right now. I'm using Good Molecules transexamic acid + niaminicide, LeRoche Posay Cicalfate balm and spf (during the day only). I'm also using silicone scar tape/patches I got from Amazon.
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  19. Sorry about your experience with Dr. H... $8200 for a Taylor subcision sounds so high. I paid $4500 for a similar treatment that you had with had with Dr. T (Taylor sub, fractional C02, TCA), and your results from that are awesome! Mine were also great, and I'll be doing another sub/fC02 in a few months. We're gonna do a less aggressive sub this time though instead of Taylor, and I'd say something like that would be my suggestion for you. If you went full Erbium, it'd probably have to be re
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  20. Which doctor did you see for your dermabrasion? This one is charging too much and as I am Canadian 8000 American would come out to over 10 grand canadian for me. Not worth it. I am basically contacting many dermatologists and plastic surgeons right now throughout North america and sending them my pictures to find out their prices and to look at their before and afters. So far no one's really made an impression. I saw his work on youtube as well. His reviews aren't too good. California de
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  21. Exact same here lol, chronic sinus/rhinitis issues and insane amount of ear wax I've been using the Finacea for a few days and I'm optimistic, it does seem to calm my skin down a lot, but it's too soon to say what impact it has on the pustules. After just a few days though my nose creases look cleaner than they have in years... they usually have all kinds of gunk no matter how well I try to clean them when cleansing: Today is also a good day without any pustules, but with this
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  22. I want to say WTF as well.
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  23. You have a few marks on your left side but to be blunt, it's so few that it's likely the risks just outweigh the potential gains. Maybe like a peel or something idk. You can't make it worse so do something light for the left side if you want but I'd personally do nothing. I think you have great skin. The right side is flawless.
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  24. I am not into that. You should ask a professional.
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  25. Just start applying cerave resurfacing retinol. The marks should fade in a month
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  26. Not buying it. I had dermabrasion done and my doctor did really well on my cheeks (80%+ on depth) but in reality he created two shallow but large spots that hypopigmented and are large. He said "oh that'll heal well don't worry". Not even close it didn't change in size one bit. Basically it was a blunder and doctors say stuff like that sometimes when they either don't know or hope for the best. I don't really blame him s he did fantastic on my cheeks but screwed up there, so yeah lol... I'm
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  27. So after many many years of trying everything from acids to sugar to eating healthy I decided to go the most extreme method, the only thing I haven't tried yet and that is not washing my face with nothing at all. For the past 47 days water has not touched my face, I don't even shower, I just use a rag to wash the important parts. Here is what I have experienced so far, the good and the bad. The skin mask is thick, most thick is on my forehead. My play was to not exfoliate until the 3 month mark
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  28. I used over the counter "Pyrantel Pamoate" Pinworm Treatment from the local pharmacy store... I treat myself and the entire household once a year now as well... If you have Pets such as cats or dogs you will want to treat them regularly with Heartgard... Remember these are PARACITES and have a particular life-cycle, breading cycle, & can jump between species ie cats, dogs, humans, etc. mammals...
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  29. Spot nokor sub and juvederm fillers when the swelling subsides
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  30. Thanks I hope it - I dont need smooth, perfect skin. But an improvement around 50% would be amazing. Less visible in bad light, thats all what I wish for my skin.
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  31. My guess is a combo of subcision and ablative laser resurfacing with a 50-75% improvement expected. But, that's a guess. You want to get under the care of a really good plastic surgeon or derm who specializes in scar repair. I tell everyone to get 3 or even more than 3 opinions and see what they say.
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  32. Get Taylor liberator done on cheeks, these are tethered scars.
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  33. Hey, nice to see an update! I feel like I can see a bit of a shallowing of some scars and an improvement on the right. Of course pictures online don't tell the full story so how are you feeling after that first session and the recovery?
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  34. I never had subcision btw. I had a poor excision or revision together in that one spot which made it worse. My leftover scars are more textural at this point but the problem is they are very textural as a byproduct of such good depth and healing from super aggressive dermabrasion. Problem is the texture is unpredictable day to day the pores can dilate or turn red. I need a subcision on my cheek scar but the pore scars I was considering maybe careful erbium. At my age I just want the
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  35. So just out of Dr Rullan’s office today. No punch excision for the boxcars Rullan said he prefers this for deep ice pick scars and not boxcar scars. Instead I did erbium, subcision, filler and carbolic cross. Dr Rullan said for the quatro he prefers this method now and one session alone can provide powerful results. He is seeing a lot of improvement in his patients using this method. Cost $2300 USD and some change.
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  36. These are not deep these are tiny just do Microneedling
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  37. Hello! Has anyone had trouble getting into contact with the cosmetic/acne scar revision consultation staff at Dr. Rullan's office? I don't know if I've been blacklisted by the office, but they won't return any emails or calls. Maybe they're swamped? Just wanted to see if anyone's been able to get in contact with them recently, within the past few weeks.
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  38. no, i strongly agree with you. i find men/women with scarring absolutely beautiful and resilient. my SO has acne scarring and he is the most beautiful man I have ever seen. I tell him all the time that his scarring is attractive to me, not only because I have it, but because I find him more human and less superficial than everyone else. I want real people with real skin who aren’t afraid to be themselves and see the rest of the world as viewing our current beauty standards as wrong (i.e. filters
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  39. I am ok but some lighting are just bad and you are super conscious about it. Yes it is like a ptsd thing even though the condition is improved it’s just is hard to get over it mentally. I still have scarring but it is nowhere as bad as when I started. lol girls are starting to flirt with eyes a lot but I still can’t gather up the courage to take action. I just have to be open for rejection. I just don’t want the rejection to be because of scarring I am much comfortable in mirror. In mi
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  40. I'm supremely suicidal man. These are supposed to be my prime years of life. Being a young adult, just living my life, enjoying while I still can! But here I am curled up in my room, just eating, sleeping and being depressed. My brain fog is massive from all this depression and the self loath I absorb every time I catch my own reflection. Its hard being optimistic man. I'm legit facially deformed. Acne and these scars took away my high school, my college, everything. I've missed out on normal te
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  41. I completely agree with everything you said above as well. I took a gamble on Hazany and it paid off. Some improvement is better than none (just my personal opinion). I also realised and accepted my face is never going to be the same but I feel alot better about myself after receiving my treatments even though they came at a premium and I am ok with that. I have my reasons why I choose him over someone else. As far as treatment goes, I have received: phenol Cross, subcision and Scupltra (hi
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  42. This thread is for the discussion of scarless healing techniques, period. Regardless of anyone's interest or disinterest these techniques will keep being posted. In my posts I've done nothing but present facts, scientific journals and support for my technique of choice that pertains to the subject, and I have repeatedly said to take it with a grain of skepticism. All I've seen so far are replies that are, to be honest, dumb and reminiscent of someone who just wants to negate the topic based on h
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  43. Getting rid of the damaged tissue altogether has always been the best treatment, only thing was another scar resulted from excisions, now you don't get a replacement scar, just neighbouring healthy skin filling the gaps.
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  44. I am in my 50's it made me look younger. Gave me a facelift. I have an age spot that faded and really have no wrinkles. I had no idea this would happen. I got acne during menopause and this really cured a lot more than I bargained for. :)
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  45. Has anyone figured this out because it’s been driving me insane. I’m 27 and this literally happened out of nowhere to me. I have Always had perfect skin. Never had a pimple in my life that I can remember. A few months ago I got A bump on my face and started scratching it. Turned into a scab that I picked. Then on my chest there was a random hair that kind of looked in grown so I pulled It out and then it turned into a scab. Again I picked it and now I’m left with this disgusting thing on my ches
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  46. Hey everyone - wanted to post an update. I saw Dr Lim on Thursday before I flew home. He said he would like to do one more ultrapulse treatment in THREE months time. He said I’m healing well and can expect up to 80 percent improvement once everything is all done. I’m still red right now, but that’s ok. I thought I would post some pictures he took while I was in his office/clinic. He said the reason why he used CO2 core instead of ultrapulse is simple: ultrapulse is far more aggressive, uses more
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  47. I wanted to mention that zinc has been really helping my skin. I've read that vitamins and health is related to acne. I read about zinc, decided to give it a try and its done wonders. I hope this helps someone.
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  48. Thanks Dudley. Yeah it is aquaphor anywhere it is shiny.
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  49. ----Quote---- holy shit man if number one was done to me id like break down and cry or something. i couldn't take that kind of humiliation yes i am that weak --------------- Yeah, even though I was only like 13, ( Im 17 now ) I felt terrible. And to make it worse, I was sweating real bad from playing football. Sweat + Acne + Sunlight = About 3 1/2 years later, that same girl asked me out. Guess what I said... :?
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