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  1. Complete regeneration of HUMAN hair follicles with verteporfin: https://folliclethought.com/donor-healing-study-with-verteporfin-by-dr-barghouthi/ A Turkish hair transplant surgeon injected different concentrations of verteporfin after punching out follicular units for extraction. At all concentrations, the injected sites regenerated **with hair** 84 days later while the control sites scarred over. The fact that this is happening at all is huge -- it means that complete regeneration of tiss
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  2. Yes they worsen before they start getting better. It just takes time. Also redness can increase depth
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  3. Yes perfection is not there. But a good improvement is possible. The least u can expect is blunting of edges.
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  4. He has many scars and it seems he fights them for very long and tried many many treatments. I dont feel comfortable to share what he said in his private group on telegram since im not him and i dont feel its "right" to share those personal things he said about his attempts to fix his skin. No one better than him could disclose those things here and he's already aware of this forum. All i can say is that, this guy is a hero and has done alot for science and for us scar sufferers. I hope he finds
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  5. Moisturize and rest/sleep and eat well, no make up.. it could cause issues in the skin because there still is an open wound. I did subcision last night then had salmon mash potatoes dark green leaf meal and applied this coloplast collagen gel along with 3m tegaderm film before bed and I slept great take care of yourself please
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  6. As K95 mentioned, the results are pretty dramatic, and KK stated on the telegram group that his skin is still improving. He said that hes overall very satisfied with his results and he's someone that previously spended more than 150k usd in every type of scar treatment without any success. So if this doesnt show the potential of Verteporfin, well, i dont know what does. Also, there are surgeons worldwide already using Verteporfin off-label for hair transplant and scalp advancement w
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  7. @ivana22 that was the untreated scar. The verteporfin-treated one is almost invisible (just some discoloration). I've circled the before and after below:
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  8. Good afternoon, by any chance does anyone know of a dermatologist who is using vertaporfin for acne scars or who is thinking of using it?
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  9. Hi again, only in 10 days I will have my first subcision. In the past weeks I read a lot of the procedure, read reviews and saw pictures of results after the treatment. Hope that subcision will not cause new scars or made my scars look more worse. What a horrible imagination. I know in general it is a „safe“ prodecure comparing to others but I am a little bit nervous. I ask myself if this treatment is really the right choice. Of course, maybe I dont see any improvement, its ok. Scars
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  10. This isn't acne so I really don't know what to say. Have you seen a derm about it? What did they say?
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  11. https://www.realself.com/review/scar-removal-scarless-healing-verteporfin-scar-revision That's the KK guy btw
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  12. What exact laser was used? albative fractional laser or fully albative laser?You have got the texture of an orange peel. A common side effect of fractional ablative laser. At the moment it is best not to do anything aggressive with your skin (no acids and exfoliation). Keep your skin moist. You can use creams to restore the skin barrier ( avene cicaflate, la roche posay cicaplast baume b5, elta md skin recovery, etc.) If by 6 months you do not see progress, you can include retin A or tretinoin i
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  13. The scar by your eyebrows you mean? It's really not bad at all. Sure it's noticeable but definitely shallow and not that visible to a bad degree, very flat. I don't know if I would choose needling or TCA because I don't like those but maybe the laser worked a bit. I tend to think fractional will just result in some minor progress too but it's a very thin area in general, hardly any fat. I'm not sure there's an easy way to keep injuring that area any more aggressively than what you're c
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  14. I think you’re beautiful the way you are. I wouldn’t try to remedy this too much with invasive procedures for fear of worsening or for the fact that it likely not produce significant results. A good skincare that causes cell turnover will overtime likely be more beneficial for you, without breaking the bank. You can do microneedling but I don’t think it will do anything. If you want significant results, yes, filler or deep dermbasion. But again, the risk is that it won’t make you happ
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  15. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/20595131221095348 New research paper published regarding scarless healing. It mentions Verteporfin.
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  16. Hey, I had in my opinion deep scars on my right cheek and they bother me a lot, because in bad light they are strongly visible My confidence is not very good because of the scars. Had 4 sessions of fractional co2 laser without any improvement Also I had 4 sessions of microneedling (with only 1mm needles) also without a visible improvement I think about More microneedling sessions of couse with longer needles. Or maybe Subcision with filler, what do you think?
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  17. Very happy to read that! Crazy that you did subcision by yourself. But I know, that you have the necessary knowledge. You certainly had fewer side effects than I did at the doctors 35% improvement since your first subcision? Great, would be very happy. Cross my fingers for you that in the following und weeks and months improvement progresses. I put some camouflage today on my right cheek and it looked good, better than before. My mood is better after just one day (big sorry for the back
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  18. I really hope this isn't true
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  19. I personally doubt the level of injury you sustained would heal in just a week so some distortion in level/volume might be expected. But to be honest much of the subcision depends on technique/doctor/experience and also the person's personal situation/scars/healing etc. There's no other viable procedure that would do any better for your type of scars really. Scars that are slightly atrophic cannot in my impression be sanded or lasered away as it's a volume issue. So you didn't make a mistake the
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  20. Hello good afternoon, does anyone know how well the microcoring called ellacor manufactured by cytrellis works, which says that it removes 8% of the skin in each session with needles and manages to tighten the skin, I have seen videos of wrinkles, but I have not seen in acne scars, they say that in miami dermatology & laser institute they have used it for acne scars and it has worked well for them but they do not have videos or images, it seems promising for acne scars because with several s
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  21. Hi, Update 1 week after subcision: my swelling is completely gone on the right cheek, no lumps anymore. On the left side a have still little swelling. But... I'm very sad and depressed. I looked today at my right cheek under overlight and scars have not improved, one or two look even worse/deeper, but I have checked that again. Its my first impression. Of course a week isnt enough time and I know collagen is formed over months. I still cant image that scars getting any bett
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  22. You need accutane, imo min. 6-7 month, keep your face moist and put sunscreen for minimum scarring after taking accutane.
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  23. Get it from overseas If you can, 2 to 3 month course or more
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  24. Wow nice improvement am having icepick and boxcar scars around both cheeks and my nose it taking away my whole confidence
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  25. I have similar icepicks sadly, and they were like 3x deeper in my youth. Heavy duty dermabrasion was the only successful thing I tried but I had massive healing capabilities back then. Certainly you need some sort of aggressive resurfacing if you want to attempt to even out the nicks. Certainly that carries risks as well, like pigmentation risks. It's very hard to really be certain in a recommendation. I would say the only things I think wouldn't waste your time and would either produce a
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  26. Honestly, even the best doctors I’ve heard of on here like Dr.Lam? Couldn’t fully treat scars idk what the answer is anymore tbh
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  27. Can't give advice on it cuz not a doc, but my doc literally told me to do that back in the day. BP during the day. Tretinoin at night.
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  28. Hello I've got white scars from acne in my temple from a bad breakout 4 years ago. I had 7 microneedling sessions (the last 3 at 1.75mm in my temple) and they haven't faded that much. any other treatment I suggestions? I find it weird that instead of depressed scars I was left with these white scars
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  29. It could be a variety of things. I'm not very fond of steroids unless they are absolutely necessary to be honest given my own disastrous experience with topical steroids. What could the lump be? Just as you say it could be temporary irritation, scar tissue, some sort of nodule. I would ask the doctor I don't even think dermatologists are geared to handle complex reactions/cases. I would personally let your skin heal a bit more if you have another lined up, but it may be a timing factor in
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  30. Thanks! I’m about to do round on my cheek same as your area. Not to be a sick but your doctor definitely missed a few obvious scars which makes me question these doctors methods.. it’s good that you got to experience subcision.. I honestly think subcision should always be priority before any treatment and it takes a lot of subcision sessions to get desired results because this is exactly like building muscle when building up collagen and dealing with those stubborn scar bands.
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  31. After 2 to 3 weeks start massaging to avoid any lumps. Looks like you had nokor. This actually cuts everything so that’s good.
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  32. Hey guys, I had my subcision today and now time to write here I was soo nervous before the treatment, my whole face and neck was very red. I am still scared that my scars could be look more worse in a few weeks or months. Or that I could have new scars from the needles. The doctor was a stranger to me, it was my first appointment (traveled about 600km in another country for the treatment). He said he performs subcision several times a day and its a dermatologist special for sca
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  33. Looking for old formula

    Like so many here, I have had a terrible time with new formula.   It actually causes any breakout to get much much worse.  I still have some of the old yellow formula and I’ve tested them against each other.  The yellow formula actually gets rid of my breakouts even without the benzo peroxide it seems. I understand that only one ingredient changed, but my experience just isn’t lining up with that. :/
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  34. They're mostly various degrees of boxcars. You will want to minimize those deeper boxcars with well-defined edges first. Lasers or TCA can help in that regard.
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  35. So Dr Rullan was very hesitant about saying anything about the phenol peel to me. I’ll see what he says on the next visit. yes I had my second visit about 5 weeks after the first one. I know it’s cutting it close but it worked with my schedule. Dr Rullan suggested 6-8 weeks for another appointment so I’ll probs do a third one in November sometime. I don’t do subcision as I’ve had plenty of it and it stopped helping after the first couple times. He does not numb the
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  36. Your skin is great. I do not think it’s worth the money and effort to do anything.
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  37. I am to see him two weeks from now for a quick check up. I wonder if I can just send pictures over to his instagram instead of driving all the way over there since it’s a hike. I highly doubt a dermabrasion like this will be anything significant in terms of scar revision. Maybe I’m cynical. The most I ask is that it’s not worse, I’d be happy with that. Next step is probably fillers. I say this with scorn as I hate the idea of fillers but man, I also gotta live in some semblance of peace. My
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  38. 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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  39. You mean that’s a lot? Dr. Emil suggests to do the next treatment after 3+ months.
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  40. Update: Well, I was supposed to have subcision on my right cheek with Dr. Ringpfeil but I got cold feet. What if something goes wrong? What if I make things worse than they are now?
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  41. Do Not Buy

    DO NOT BUY! I have been using the product for a while and this is my 3rd time buying, first two times i have received great results, however, this last batch received in June feels like i am going backwards, i believe they have changed the ingredients... this one is now bleaching my bedding to the point i have to bin them, the previous batches didn’t.  DO NOT BUY - the company will not give me a refund either - returning the product from Uk to Us will probably cost me more money and time! Which
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  42. The keratin plugs/nodules are caused by the fungus, or more strictly, by the body's immune response to the fungus - either (or both) malassezia or candida. Urea and/or salicylic acid will help get rid of the keratin plugs/nodules, but they will just come back if one does not treat the fungus.
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  43. How charming is the above post. Here we are - helping each other to deal with a skin condition caused largely by prescribed antibiotics, and we are accused (with no evidence and no basis in fact) of being (illicit) drug takers. I do not understand what causes someone to make unfounded accusations against people who he/she does not know. To the decent people on this web site - pls use anti-fungal cream according to my advice in my posts above and in most cases the problem will go away. Some
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  44. Have you tried changing your diet? I recently went completely dairy free and I've had amazing results. I always thought it was a ridiculous notion that something like that would change my acne but it has. I never had a lot of dairy anyway but I was eating enough to affect my skin. I only figured it out after adding a lot of high protein (whey) and my skin was the worst it had ever been. I had to go totally dairy free for a month to see results, no dairy in anything, but its working!!! It's worth
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  45. My horrible subcision experience with Dr. Sadove in Gainesville FL

    I had been searching for a viable remedy for rolling acne scars and through recommendation on this website i landed on dr sadove in Gainesville fl. I contacted him and sent him photos for a virtual consultation. He concluded that subcision with fat grafting would be the best option at a price of 4000. He said I was a perfect candidate and believed that I would see a huge improvement. Feeling excited by his confidence I made the appointment. Day of procedure everything was fine. I came out lookin
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  46. Just thought I would come back and say Life is whole lot better now. started going Gym found a girlfriend however we finished due complications. But I'm good. Life is good. I'm Happy in good shape. Reasonable health and working on myself to grow. Mentally. Anyone who finds this post. Know Life is one test with lots of questions. Peace out guys.
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  47. Hello everyone, I have been going through the same issues as many of you here (Orange peel texture) and have yet to find a solution to this problem. I have done countless hours researching online and trying new products recommended on internet forums (acne forums, Reddit, and Rosacea forums) to no avail. From what I have gathered from my own personal experience I truly believe the skin condition we are suffering from is a result of skin damage and it not directly linked to genetics. Havi
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  48. Yes we did. Are you the one who thought it may have been an allergic reaction?? I remember your name coming up a lot trying to help me. I wish it had been that easy. Ahh yes, actually birth control is what caused my cystic acne that I had to go on accutane for...so I definitely believe that one. So sorry about that ://// Yea..my skin was somewhat temperamental on the last months of accutane and post but it went away. Nothing worth mentioning. And I had no major issues. M
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  49. STOP TAKING VITAMIN A. Seriously man, vitamin A is way worse than isotretinoin. Although isotretinoin is no walk in the park, it's a naturally occurring isomer of vitamin A in the body. In essence, this is why your body knows how to get rid of it so you're not stuck with it for a long long time. It also gets rid of the serious serious problems caused by vitamin A overdose. Way worse than any of those listed as isotretinon side effects.
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