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  1. You also need to accept that treating your scars when they are so minor, runs the very real risk of your scars becoming worse. So really weigh the pros and cons before starting any treatment Are you willing to take that risk?
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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. 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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  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. The fact that non of these companies (Quthero, Omegaskin, etc) has published photos of "before and after" tells me that whatever their products do is actually not that impressive
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  11. The scab finally fell off, so I can share my overall experience. I wish I didn't have such a complicated healing period because the scar looked so good when the sutures were removed, but when I look at the before-after pictures I'm still happy with the results. Keeping an eye contact is no longer an issue for me, and that's huge. Next week I'm going to see a laser specialist, hopefully after a few CO2 rounds it will look even better. Tips to anyone who is going to get the
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  12. Thank you for the response and the glimmer of hope that this is not permanent!
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Yes perfection is not there. But a good improvement is possible. The least u can expect is blunting of edges.
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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. 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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  20. Please dont be offended but can I see your successful treatment so far so as to convince my parents because our Nigeria parents believe in proves before taking a step I would have bought it my self if I was financially stable but due to our country rate of unemployment we depend on our parent for the mean time so please If you have a throwback picture of when your acne was bad and how u successful treated it please it would be great for me as to convince them acutane is the best option so far
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  21. I am suffering AGAIN AND AGAIN. Never have I seen anything or anybody describe what I am feeling or seeing in my skin. I have always been a nervous picker feeling around for bumps or scabs anything that my fingers could feel. I had acne but never anything like this. the damage i do trying to remove each new hardened plug in the morning the pain and itching unbearable., afte the shower all layed open red and white plugs like nerve ending flared. alcohol peroxide slathering each wound (usually one
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  22. 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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  23. I'm not an expert in subcision aftercare but I would say something more natural like vaseline might also be helpful if you're afraid of moisturizing. Like EltaMD moisturizer which is basically like an expensive less greasy vaseline/natural for after surgical procedures. This person I chat with on here recommended it for me a while back. Also while I wish you the best recovery and any progress, I always tell people it might be more prudent to alleviate the worries or nervousness to take it s
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  24. Yeah it sucks! But I’m glad to have this community and be able to talk about this and share what helps. I work in person so it sucks. Basically when I do treatments, I try to have at least 6-7 days off after. Even so, takes about 10 days to look decent. This last time, I only had like 4 days of downtime so it was horrible. Thankfully I am still masking at work so I use a big cloth one under and a surgical mask on top. This hides mostly everything. But even though people may notice, t
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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. The good news is it's not sharp at all which are very much more noticeable and harder imo, it's very rolling and very texturish. I don't really think dermarolling pays. I think it could hurt your skin barrier. That's just my opinion based on reading and observation so just try to keep that in mind. I think a experienced surgeon that has done and knows the intracacies of subcision and/or filler would likely be your best bet. I'm not that experienced in lasers or fractional lasers, but I
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  29. reading the text without the pictures, i would have thought you had acne scars
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  30. None nothing needed maybe fillers on the spot
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  31. @folliculitinggMostly out of convenience I've been taking it with meals, but probably would be better absorbed on an empty stomach/between meals. It's funny because you would think that stomach acid would make it less effective, but as it turns out another more powerful antimicrobial peptide called Lactoferricin B is created when lactoferrin comes into contact with pepsin. So it's not necessarily a bad thing that lactoferrin is being "digested", in some ways it seems to make it more effecti
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  32. @LolaMe @HanU @FinerFeedback So here's a photo of me just a few weeks ago. As you can see the LED mask was truly effective after just that one week. I randomly use it for a few tiny spots that might pop up here and there but I haven't had ANY of those big nasty ones since. I used RED, BLUE, GREEN. Each for 20 minutes, right in a row. The RED works to rejuvenate the skin entirely to get it working right again and rebuild it's health from just about any kind of skin issue
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  33. If you get an experienced doctor like some other good results, you would likely have the best gamble at subcision and/or filler. They are not deep at all, but like myself, that rarely matters when shadows and sunlight in everyday things basically makes them look bad. So I get it. I'm not here to compare cases to the worst out there because any reasonable level of scars affects everyone. But like I said, subcision within "puddle scarring" where you have defined shallow borders but slight atr
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  34. You mean that’s a lot? Dr. Emil suggests to do the next treatment after 3+ months.
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  35. @Candy SaysThis is the email response for Quthero. Great News!!!! (Even though they haven't tested on old scars it should work in theory with scar revision) Hi, Thanks. We are not sure if it would work on old scars. We only tested on fresh incisions, ie scar prevention. The derm gel should be available later in the Fall through doctors offices. We could also sell directly at that time. Thanks, Milica Again this fall!!! This might all be over soon!
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  36. Don't like the change

    I really loved this lotion until the ingredient change this year. The prior version was amazing and I would have given it a 5/5, however the new version does not do nearly as good of a job moisturizing. Even after putting on several layers of the new version, my skin still feels dry. I really hope it goes back to the previous ingredients, as the yellow coloration didn't bother me in the slightest. 
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  37. Why did you change the formula?!

    I first tried Acne.org in 2015 based on the glowing reviews I saw on YouTube and I definitely was not disappointed. It completely cleared my skin with no issues. I was on a limited budget back then so I tried to substitute this routine with similar products and while it somewhat kept my acne at bay, it wasn’t the same. I was able to repurchase in 2018 and got the cleanser, BP and Glycolic Acid minus the moisturizer (because I found one that I enjoyed). Progressively my skin got dry because while
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  38. The same thing happened to me, I have been using the products for probably 10 years (great results and no issues) and this new batch I got this past month has made my face burn and look sunburnt. It also made the area around my eyes itchy and swollen. Is there a way we can order the old mixture of of moisturizer? I now also have 2 large bottles of moisturizer I can’t use.
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  39. Suddenly stopped working

    I was a very happy user of this product for 3 years. It cleared my skin completely. However, for whatever reason now it causes me to break out. I thought maybe I was using too much and tried using every other day, but it still caused my skin to dry and gave me deep pimples and my skin wouldn't adjust to it. I read some other reviews that this happened to them once they ordered a new product once theirs ran out (ordered in Sept 2020). This is what I did so I am not sure if I got a bad product or
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  40. This is just not true. To each their own, but there are far better scar revision specialists in California who don’t charge an arm and a leg for better skin.
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  41. I've always bought this but not anymore

    On August 2020 I bought this as I always have as this is the only 2.5%  benzoyl peroxide that I can find but this year they must have changed their formulation for a cheaper alternative or I must have gotten a defective one because when I used it, it burned my face really bad. I thought I probably just need to put moisturizer first but it didn't help. My face turned red the next day and very itchy. It was like this for two days, it was like a chemical burn. I hope you read this and bring back th
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  42. I’ve had severe acne scarring since I was about 14. I had to suffer a great deal seeing people in high school have better skin than I could ever dream of having and it really weighed on me until I was 21 and could do something about it. I’ve now been treating for 3-4 years now and I would never go back or wish I had kept the money. I’ve gone from being quite disfigured and weird looking with scars covering most of my checks to looking a whole lot better! I’d say I have had at least 50%
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  43. 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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  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. That's how it supposed to work, at least in theory. Collagen production kicks in with the fibroblast, thereby elevating the depressed pit. But subcision can potentially ruin your face should the doctor be negligent and poke too deep into the fat layer, which can lead to fat atrophy, or worse, cut major blood vessels.
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  46. I saw him, the Allergist, about a year ago, before all of this madness started, I have been seeing his PA since. Swear to god, the PA's that I have seen since this nightmare started have done nothing but worsen my situation. I know, when he said the words "Orange Peel Texture" I think I almost passed out, couldn't believe it. Because usually it is Doctors and Derms and PA's looking at my face all squinty-eyed, like they can hardly see what I am talking about. AND HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS FROM ACROS
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  47. 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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  48. anybody that has had the Rhytec Portrait PSR laser please post your result or any other details about having the procedure done.
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