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  1. absolutely. Unbearable. I have no idea how you can live with that. You are strong mfer.
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  2. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope we can see something groundbreaking in the new year!
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  3. As many of you know at Stanford Uni there have been some interesting advancements into limiting the human body’s scarring or even remove it completely. They are currently in contact with the FDA about human testing, this will most likely be accepted. However from thins point it usually takes between 6month to 18months. For full permission for production if all goes successfully. I’m currently looking about getting some large excisions before the end of the year however following reading these pr
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  4. I have a science background nothing to do with this area but from what I can tell the current trial from Mr Chen is just an advancement on from the Verteporfin drug. By means of a way of efficiently applying it and making a feasible economic path onwards. So therefore if the main base of the drug is Verteporfin and that is already FDA approved then the trials change from having to prove it is safe to proving it is effective. This dramatically shortens the time needed for approval, I was wonderin
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  5. Lmaoo. It’s weird how emer knows that verteporfin will never be approved or helpful. It’d be better if he said there is no proof or research done with verteporfin and humans, but he goes straight to a definitive no. He’d rather push shitty treatments that are overpriced.
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  6. Okay so as I have mentioned previously before I have a science background and so does much of my family one brother as a doctor and a sister as surgeon. This obviously has its benefits, I have recently been studying the verteporfin trials and it’s likely hood of preventing scarring. Obviously the sensible decision would be to wait until the very clever people at Stanford finish it all of and get it FDA approved for the use of scar prevention. However, the drug is available for online purchase, I
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  7. Treatment preformed by Dr. Emil Henningsen in early October. First photo was taken before treatment, the second yesterday (3 months after). I had a second treatment right after the “after” photo was taken. I’m very happy with this progress and am optimistic to see how things look further down the line. For reference, these scars are over 6 years old. You won’t find a single doctor without at least one complaint against him. But in my experience I can easily say that Dr. Henningsen abs
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  8. Hello all! I wanted to use this section to document my progress phenol peel. I wanted to do this in one go so I don't have to keep checking this website as much. I'll try to post pictures en masse at the 30 day mark. 2014: Acne Scar Journey Begins on a Bad Start: F’ed up big time and went to a plastic surgeon’s office where I was oversold on the care package below. I did get significant improvement but not to the extent that I would’ve liked in relation to the money I spent. I
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  9. Your face is honestly beautiful. Even with the scars. I know its hard to believe but it is youthful and bright and if I saw you on the street, your scars would be too insignificant for me to notice. I only notice it now because its a) a scar forum and b) the lighting is harsh.
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  10. I was wondering if anyone has any information on the mouse, pig or human verteporfin trials. As was wondering what kinda dosages are expected and how if they say to inject into wound edges is that still applicable to large scale burns.
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  11. Good luck and keep us updated
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  12. Yes or another friend or something it’s only my leg and a scalpel excision is a very low skill procedure and the personal I’ll speak to about it will have at least 10 plus years of complex surgery so nothing to worry about in terms of knowledge and ability. I probably will go to a plastic surgeon for the face excisions. But other than that I can’t think of a more trustworthy surgeon than someone who really does care about you.
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  13. I've been looking into this and the faki hydrogel has been in development since 2017. At least, they have had funds since 2017. There are patents filed since 2019 about using this method. They know what stops scarring, and wanted to repurpose a drug(Verteporfin) so it would be easily accessible. The FAKI research has been before the verteporfin research. The link to the FAKI project summary: https://doctrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Gurtner.pdf Hoping that we can see some results
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  14. I'm only diagnosed with acne and prurigo nodularis but reserving zero treatment considering how severe my skin diseases are. My whole scalp, body and face are severely affected. I have non healing/stubborn, widespread, deeply embedded, infected, congested,bloody,gooey, dry,itchy painful lesions of scabs and attached plugs, or whatever they are, un every crevice and iy is unbearable . The impeccable and time consuming daily skincare ,hygiene self care that I out in
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  15. @NagarNikku_The response reads like a bot wrote it. Dr Chen who is doing the verteporfin trials believes that verteporfin will be available for use in scars in 2-5 years. https://mobile.twitter.com/kellenchen_/status/1452741411057455104
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  16. Final Update January 2022 This will be my final update from this round of treatment. I wanted to get yalls opinion on going in for treatment again. My scars were already on the mild side before treatment and I think theyre at a good spot now and I could use the money to travel or something similar. I still have pigmentation so I wonder if that is a big part of the noticeability of them. While I ponder about getting another round I'm trying to deal with the what are app
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  17. Definitely not Severe it’s looking worse because of redness on the scar from the cross sessions at home. Once the redness fades always the skin will looks a lot better. Now for scarring there are boxcar edges where she needs to flatten with high power co2 or full ablative erbium laser.
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  18. Yes but no, as although you can reduce tension you can’t make it absolute zero and through the use of the drugs you can deactivate the mechanical stress sensor
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  19. I've sat and done some maths for approximate pricing for verteporfin injection in order to see its financial viability for myself and you guys. So to start the ratio of drug to solvent is 1:1000, therefore for every 1mg of verteporfin you will need 0.999ml of solvent (phosphate buffer saline) and that will provide you 0.001ml of verteporfin. As stated above they injected 30uL of verteporfin in to each scar of 20mm diameter and that works out to be 30ml of solution injected and 30mg o
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  20. I went in today, i discussed things with my dermatologist. He was quite old and has been treating acne, general scarring and other skin diseases for many years.He seemed a bit concerned about the few comedones I had before I asked him about the scarring .We discussed the different procedures, he wasn’t hesitant about using the tca technique and was confident. I forgot what percentage the tca was but we went on with the procedure. He dipped a toothpick inside a small cylinder with liquid in it an
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  22. I found this inside of the April paper by Dr Longaker, and if I'm not mistaken it works out to 0.03mg per wound which to me seems massively insignificant. Let me know if anyone else gets anything else from this.
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  23. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220105111430.htm
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  24. Please don't do 50% tca or cross at home. I'm really advising against it. I've never seen worse outcomes here than at home TCA cross, and it sucks because I've seen beautiful results by professionals. I don't care if one or two members are experts at it. Get TCA cross done in office.
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  25. Your face is not gone. Your cheeks are not destroyed. Your scars are minimal, fresh and very treatable. You are young, white and you have an appointment with the doctor. Docs dont like to treat hysterical patients, as it puts to much weight on their shoulders so you need to get your shit together. You might see there are x100000 worse cases than yours and they are fighting. They are finding ways to improve themselves and they do it successfully. Chill. You need commitment (treatme
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  26. For verteporfin, we only have the mouse study. I don’t think the dosage from the mouse study would be a good reference. I wish the pig study would have been published by now so we would have a clear picture. I don’t know if the wound edges would be applicable to large scale burns but Longaker said he hopes to use this treatment for burns also.
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  27. Hi all. I plan on updating this thread for the next month and so on. I took time and realized that scars are a very mentally draining disease and even as a 18yrold guy I’m embarrassed about superficial scars on my face so I’ve finally decided to get something done about this. I’m getting tca cross soon, I hope the results are promising. If I don’t update this thread, it’s probably because I’ve given up and went to therapy instead lol.
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  28. They are two different studies. One is the Longaker's study with Verteporfin the other is the Gurtner's study with VS-6062. Do not confound them. The two drugs are similar but they are different molecules. The Verteporfin pig study has not been published yet. Verteporfin is already on the market as Visudyne and can be used Off-label, VS-6062 is not on the market.
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  29. I wish you the best. I long for the contacts to have Verteporfin scar revision. Look forward to seeing updates
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  30. Even if she's as good as she seems, going to Iran for treatment will be out of question (politically speaking) for many people.
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  31. You have two options Tca cross Or Punch excision
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  32. Why can’t you offer the old moisturizer

    I started using the new version of the moisturizer around Christmas time. My face has never been more dry. I understand some people didn’t like the color of the old one, but why not offer both?  This moisturizer is the only one I’ve found that works well and now I’m going to have to start the horrible process of trying to find something comparable.  If the new version has cheaper products then make the old version and charge more. Those of us that love the old one would gladly pay a few d
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  33. Never heard of him screwing someone over like this though. There's only so much a doctor can do, scarring is hard to fix.
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  34. It is what is, life is not fair. It never was. You could follow all the rules and still get screwed by life. In our case acne scars.
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  35. She is using it like 4 years You guys should see her face its flawless like marble i was look like meth addict more than her.
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  36. Alright so an update. I'm doing this for anyone who might come across this in the future. I don't recommend using coconut oil. I did some research and it looks like coconut oil is alkalizing while your skin prefers a slightly acidic environment. I gently massaged the spot with Cetaphil then covered it with a band-aid when I went to sleep. Did the same when I went out in public and to work. There are different varieties of Cetaphil, the one I used was "Gentle skin cleanser". Showered on
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  37. It just means that they need to cut out the scar before using the drug -- that is, the drug won't dissolve an existing scar if injected into the scar, but if you create a new wound by cutting out the scar, it will heal scarlessly. BTW, that email is not about Verteporfin but a more experimental drug that is a FAKI inhibitor, preventing the body from sensing tension. The end result is similar and the drug could potentially work in combination with Verteporfin for even better results. We
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  38. absolutely irrelevant today, but funny still. Remember that PolarityTE hype back in 2017? They are still alive lol https://www.polarityte.com/news-media/press-releases/detail/575/polarityte-announces-submission-of-complete-response-to
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  39. Sure you lose your natural elasticity so your skin could look a bit sunken. But deep indents shouldn’t return. Maybe you can expect a bit of more rolling appearance as you age.
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  40. Cool stuff. I guess it seems like.. the verteporfin research spawned different teams.. One with FAKI. In which he says the only thing not fully regenerating is the hair. (Which most of us don’t give a **** about). And the other team is working with verteporfin.. if there even is such a group, haven’t heard any word from that side since their original research was published. From a profit perspective, verteporfin doesn’t make much sense to pursue, I’m not sure how patentable t
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  41. I think Chen was referring to FAKI, not Verteporfin. Verteporfin could be sooner since its already approved.
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  42. Old moisturizer- awesome! No issues. New ingredient moisturizer=terrible dermatitis (chemical burn like effects)

    Using this product for maybe 10 years, all good, no issues. This newly updated moisturizer causes terrible face burns and swelling. @Dan, please change the ingredients back. Seeing all the other reviews helped me narrow down what was causing my issues recently.
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  43. I'd just do the subcision but make sure Dr Rullan cuts the tethers in the superficial dermis opposed to the deep dermis. and also suction follow this thread and do the same suctioning this person did: You need to start suctioning once the subcision needle marks are healed AFAIK it takes a day or two. But you ideally want to start suctioning by day 3 after subcision. again make sure your subcision needle marks (wounds) are healed so blood doesn't weep out when you suction. You
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  44. CAUSED WEEPING ECZEMA

    I’ve used this regimen some years back and loved it, ran out and never repurchased. I decided to order it again because I loved it so much and two days after using it I had extreme dryness, itching, weeping all over my face, and swollen eyelids. Skipped the BP thinking that’s what it was and added loads of moisturizer little did I know that’s what cause all of my problems to begin with! I’ve never had dermatitis before, and was too embarrassed to go to a DR. because of how my face looked. I was
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  45. Im not gonna say dont cry or anything, first of all they are not that bad. Also you are white you have more options and more agressive treatments to treat them.
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  46. Hello everyone! I joined acne.org back in 2018 when I started my scar treatment journey. I can now really say how far I've come and how much my scars has improved with the right treatments. If I am not mistaken last week was my 4th time visiting Emil Henningsen in Odense. I have rolling-,box and icepickscars with fatloss mostly on my cheeks. What has really improved my scars over the years is subcision and fillers. I've had 2 subcisions done as my scars were very teethered. Second subcisio
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  47. Took Accutane in 2009. 80MGs per day for 7 1/2 months. Was a very happy kid before this chemotherapy. Still feel awful. Low energy. Low everything. Perfect diet for 10 years now. Eyes lips and insides feel like leather. Brain feels empty since. I came here just to post this. You are not alone. The truth is I have been waiting to die since this poison changed my entire life.
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  48. Results have held. Won’t need additional filler for a while. Maybe I’ll top up in 2 years, if I care to do so, but it’ll just be for anti aging - I’m nearing age 32. Results - I’ve experienced no complications; the phenol peel takes a year to see full results. Everything else has held. All my previous complaints about various issues were all temporary. Skin looks more or less like the last picture, so I'm not posting further screenshots. People I talked to about scars generally don't n
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