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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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    MichelaP, I gave you the reason I refuse to post pictures that are not good and do not show my scarring, what about that do you not understand. I gave you my personal story because who in the world would go through that pain for nothing. You have no idea the hell I went through for 40 years and you come on here calling me a liar. Acne scars destroyed my life starting about 12-13. Can I go back and retake pictures from 40 years ago. You have all these treatment options that did not even exis
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    Hi guys, Just wanted to give back to those that are looking for a solution. Spent months on this forum myself a couple years ago. The first image is 2016 pre acne. The second 2 are 2018 mid acne but after my heavy breakouts (no pics of this unfortunately) and the last pic is a couple of minutes ago. To get rid of acne I have made dietary changes which focus on improving my gut lining including easy to digest meals suck as meat and rice. I have removed gluten. For the scarrin
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    Whatsapp group for talkin about healing : https://chat.whatsapp.com/B7l9YYlWR6NCUKNUwCy5lM
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    Haven’t had much to post! I’m wearing makeup in these photos but I’m still feeling pretty good. redness is still there but swelling is gone thankfully.
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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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    Hi everyone! I’m a 22 year old female seeking acne scar treatment after having acne for 10+ years. For years I have hated myself and my skin and now I’m finally taking action. I'm currently seeing a dermatologist right now (Dr Davin Lim in Brisbane) and have my next laser treatment in APRIL/EARLY MAY (so really soon!) To date I've tried fraxel (to no avail), fully ablative laser resurfracing (erbium), fractional laser resurfacing (CO2 Core Laser) as well as filler/subcision. The reason for my po
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    I want to warn people the best I can to save them from trauma to their skin and ultimately, their psyche. I don't have the most sensitive skin but not the best skin either. Although, I have been able to use tons of products and all kinds of various make-ups (seeing as I used to with make-up artists for shoots) without problems. Then, I decided to try Bare Minerals because it cut down my time to do make-up with it's quick swiping. although, it didn't cover very well so I had to often re-apply the
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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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    Not interested in working with someone to get out of this?? Dont know of anyone getting out of this by self diagnosing and just working on their own
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    Subcision coupled with TCA should help. However, they usually do not subcise around the jaws and temples due to possible nerve damage. But with a cannula, this can be avoided. Check with the doc if cannular subcision is offered. TCA should be utilized to remedy texture issue and fade out hard edges.
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    Shallow scars should be treated in the same way as you would treat texture irregularity. Low strength TCA cross or Ablative Laser would be your best bet.
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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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    Today marks Day 30 after my subcision and TCA Cross Method treatments. I was really inspired by the photos that Tamara Madden and another Acne.org subscriber had posted on the web and wanted to see if subcision would work for me. Here is a very brief overview of my journey with acne scar revision. I first developed cystic acne when I was in the eighth grade. By my senior year, I had several cysts on my right cheek which collapsed and left a rather large crater. My cystic ac
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    That's so shallow. If you're using flash on your camera it's distorting the depth but it's definitely minor scarring either way. I would consider a peel resurfacing, either DIY at home with low TCA or in office. I absolutely wouldn't do cross at home when your scarring is so minor to begin with, the risks don't outweigh the benefit. Maybe consider cross in office if those tiny scars are bothersome.
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    Don't use BP for a week and consider an elimination style diet, could clear your skin more effectively anyway
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    CeraVe AM Moisturizing Lotion has been my go-to for a year. Doesn’t make me shiny and has good stuff like niacinamide and SPF 30.
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    My personal opinion is that I don't see how therapy could help me as a male in my situation. I'm sure for others it has worked but personally I don't see it as a fix for myself. As blunt as it sounds our bodies are biologically designed to reproduce. If women do not find me attractive there is no way that therapy will be able to fix the underlying issue. I am not trying to be negative or shallow but I will give you a brief rundown of what has worked for me my confidence. Hit
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    Try dispensing 1 pump of Moisturizer and then an equal amount of AHA into your palm. Mix them up thoroughly. Then apply them like this each evening. AHA on its own is very strong, as you noticed, so try it 1/2 and 1/2 with Moisturizer and hopefully that will get you on a good track.
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    I’ve had good experiences with Jane iredale pure pressed base mineral foundation, it’s applied with their sponge for more coverage or you can use a brush for lighter coverage.
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    Oh, dear God, run from this doctor. He botched my face with filler. It's lumpy dumpy and for the last two years my esteem has reached an all time low. The best thing about Covid19? The MASK wearing! Going to see if Ringpfeil can undo the botch. Please, please, folks, if you have rolling scaring, fillers will only make matters worse. The scars will retether and force any remaining filler to areas of least resistance. And as some doctors have noted, filler doesn't just absorb and disappear.
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    Not according to their own website (http://scarletrf.com/scarlet-prodcut-info/). Non-insulated tips might be better for light complexion, but Infini will be better suited for darker skin.
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    Quoted from your other post. Here's a brief difference between RF and Laser. RF heats tissues using the lower frequency waves, making it safe to penetrate down to the deeper level. Laser, for the most part, uses the higher-frequency waves and is more ideal for skin surface. If you're prone to hyperpigmentation, you should use RF energy devices and not laser. Your doctor doesn't sound competent when it comes to scars. Haven't you learned anything from the "Black
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    The vinegar spray solution is 1 teaspoon of white vinegar mixed with 1 cup of distilled water. The vinegar spray (or vinegar soaks) are recommended to ease itching and it helps speed up the exfoliation process. I only did the laser resurfacing so I don't have any idea how it would affect the results of CROSS.
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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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    Hey! Your story sounds very similar to my own. Birth control, topicals, mounds of antibiotics, 2 full rounds of accutane and it looks like I’ll be in for the third. Finished the last round ~ 2 years ago and my skin has been “ok” for the most part but suffered the worst breakout i can remember in the recent month(s). I eat very clean, no dairy, live a healthy lifestyle and like you have also cut right down on what I put on my face in terms of product. I feel like I’m back to squar
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    Phenol cross is the procedure that took me the longest to heal from. I wouldn’t say I have lasting hyperpigmentation from it at all. But keep in mind it could take a month, maybe longer to heal from it but by about day 10-4 you’re basically healed and good. Rullan didn’t give me a choice really he just thought Erbium was a better fit so I went with it. I’ve never had microneedling with him. I’ve had a lot of improvement! With Rullan, it’s hard to say but significant Improvement th
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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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    Hi everyone! Checking in with an update. The last few months have been hellish but I think I may have found a viable solution. So in my last post I stated that I had seborrheic dermatitis. Well this may have been true, but it’s not what was causing the orange peel skin. I believe what happened was that in 2013 I started a 6 month course of Accutane. Also during that time I stupidly started using a physical exfoliant facial scrub. However, at the time, I didn’t realize that it was
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    As posted earlier, I didn't mean to denigrate your choice of treatment. Everyone has the right to pursue whatever treatment they want and it's not for me to judge. But I have an issue with some of these unscrupulous doctors who charge ridiculous fees for overhyped procedures that underperform. From past experience, the doctor would have known the expected outcome would yield only 20% improvement and yet he charges a premium. To me, that's unethical.
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    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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    Not a cure alone, but a great staple

    This shouldn’t be looked at to “cure” acne alone, but rather should be viewed as a strong staple to a balancing skincare regimen.  I have found for myself that using a gentle yet effective cleanser such as this one and saving the harsher “acne fighting” ingredients for my serums and lotions That I put on afterwords, has been the biggest key in finding balance in my skin.  I have found that adding a cleanser that has more acne fighting chemicals in it may seem to work in the beginning, but ul
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    Hello all, it's been years and of course life got the best of me and I got busy. I am scheduled for my second subcision on March 10th. I'll post updates. I'm going to suction for a whole month, that was suggested by a specialist in injections. She said the longer the better, I'll be doing filler after the month of suctioning. Still debating on what filler. She suggested radiesse because it's cheaper than sculptra and sculptra can be unpredictable and move if not mixed with another filler to hol
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    Have you thought about trying the acne.org regimen?
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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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    But there has been people claiming to have cured themselves largely threw diet. Anony and Connor McElvain were people who did that in this thread alone. And beta-sitosterol does have some significant 5ar inhibition effects, enough to warrant success in treatment of bph like the drug finasteride (1) (2). It is even comparable to the 5ar inhibitory effects of finasteride at the proper dosage as this study involving weighing hamster prostates before and after treatment shows (3). Maybe dosage is th
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    @ChildhoodDreams Seems you have lots of good posts before mine, perhaps I have educated quite a few and I can go on vacation, haha. I'm kidding. We have gone through this dance a few times. I have tried to help you but you make it difficult. I need you to do me a favor since you made this post directly to me. Private Message me close up pictures of just the scars (this works better for those who are concerned about privacy, I help several a week like this), ... this would be best, or find
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    ^ Yea! You are right. I went to sleep last night with Intracranial hypertension, tinnuts, night blindness. I thought positive thoughts before I went to bed and woke up this morning cured. Oh wait...no, it didn't work. In fact it hasn't worked in 8 years. Some of these neurological side effects are chemical imbalances that need actual treatments.
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    Im just lost here, and please, help me if you can to grasp how we. The. Well the victims of the worst drug possible. For CHRIST sake. This vitamin A chemotherapy has SHRUNKEN, our adrenal and sex glans. To think that something else is going on is. Look. I dont know what is going to happen. We are to be recognized. more than standard chemo therapy patients if not as much at least.
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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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    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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    Super CP serum from Skin biology got rid of the rolling scars i had. I dont have them anymore. Though it did nothing for ice pick scars. I used it with Emu oil and learned through trial and error how much my skin can handle and when it was a good idea to skip a day or two. When i am done with my accutane and my skin is ready, i will be going back to them.