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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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    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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    You barely even have scars.. cure your acne first and do some mild peels for these superficial scars. I liked a low isotretinoin dose with water only regimen. That cured my severe acne
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    Keep us updated! I have a similar nose so I'm also looking at options!
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    Frankly, your scars are soooooooooooooo mild, I can't even begin to fathom how you would react if you had scars that others display. Seriously, there are better ways to spend your time. At any rate, 2 sessions of TCA 70% will be enough to get you back on track. Good luck.
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    Maybe differin is not strong enough for you and you have to move up to retin a, or maybe your acne does not respond the most to retinoids (but note that for some people, the purging lasts more than 4 months) and you could try over the counter bp products. I would not stop differin if you want to use bp though since they work at different levels. (Some prescriptions even mix adapalene and bp). Start with a low percentage (less than 5%) maybe in cleanser( cerave) and then in a leave-on form. Sin
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    Please dont make this a health thread. You said you hate to make this a nutriton topic, still you do it. Most of us dont believe in that.
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    You still have way too many ice picks to even consider a phenol peel, but I'm not a doctor. I've been seeing Dr. Rullan as well and I feel that he misses spots and doesn't see some scars like we do in different lighting. I think it would be helpful if you sent these pictures for him to examine and reassess. I also don't think the peel will do anything for your nose except maybe soften the texture a bit. However, you have ice picks there so it would be a waste of time and money. Most importantly,
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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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    Hi everyone, Last year around this time I made a thread about freaking about my already enlarged pores joining together to form mega pores. Well I am now in Korea, and have just received the first of a series of 3 treatments of Fraxel Re:pair (a fractional CO2 laser) + TCA CROSS. In a nutshell: it was extremely painful as the doctor used a tiny TCA-infused needle to puncture my scars and pores. She was very aggressive and went everywhere. And this was all before the laser which
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    First, if you still have a acne flareups, you'll need to initially get them under control before starting treatment. It appears a few of your scars are tethered, so its advisable to get subcision. Then I would follow up with TCA cross to soften the edges.
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    You show a mixture of scar types. Boxcar on the temple and Boxcar/Rolling combo on the cheek. Good thing is they're not widespread and don't appear too deep. Speaking of laser, unless you're getting a fully ablative laser, I don't think it will help too much. And even there, I believe TCA is better than fully ablative. Also it's worth noting that laser and energy devices claim that they stimulate collagen production, aka neocollagenesis, but it's usually not enough. You'll need to rely on filler
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    Those are pretty defined boxcars. However, you have a nice and even skin texture, which will make it easier to treat. If you've never had TCA, be it CROSS or PEEL, or any aggressive treatment in the past, you need to understand that you will end up with hyperpigmentation--even more so as an Asian. So if your skin is "virgin", start out with 35%, then move up to 50%, 80%, etc. More importantly, go slow. Don't expect a miracle overnight. Anything under 50%, you can apply every 6 weeks. But o
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    Uhm, yeah, it is shallow as hell...but each to his own. Seriously, if all you care about is money and good looks, you'll always feel void deep down. It's not the zits or the scars, but your low self-esteem and the tunnel vision of the world that is hampering you from making any progress. Think positive and do something more constructive, like participating in the Black Matter Lives protest or whatever. Your cars won't improve, but at least you'll feel good knowing that you've contributed somethi
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    Hello, it is really too early to say. Collagen takes about three weeks to fill in but I am assuming the first layer of the scab has fallen off? What people don’t tell you is that there will be a second smaller scab that will follow after you lose the first one. I believe that you are on that stage. At night, apply aquaphor or Vaseline to the area. Later follow with a lightening cream to reduce hyperpigmentation. In the next few weeks, you should gradually see the difference.
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    Better reach out to BeautifulAmbition directly. I'm certainly not an expert but I've read that subcision is best for rolling scars, which you do not have.
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    This is expected and, yes, you should switch over to Aquaphor. If the itch becomes too much, you could lightly dab apple cidar vinegar to the spot. Be sure to mix 1:1 with water before applying.
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    Thank you very much! I'll definitely read your post I do believe I already have a pretty healthy diet, but I must be missing something out... Indeed, your story sounds almost like mine... I totally understand you and it sucks It feels like there is nothing else left to try out. In my case I felt I needed a third round of accutane at least for my mental health, to have some space to think about other things rather than my skin... I hope your visit to the derm goes well! Let me kn
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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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    Have you tried dermal fillers yet? Your scars don't look severe and they don't look tethered. Just by adding volume to those depressed areas will enhance your overall appearance. Fillers also will stimulate collagen over time, so it should help in the long run. Otherwise, grow more beard.
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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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    I never said you should NOT have the phenol peel, I agreed with the comment above that in my books it's unethical to charge such money for a procedure that gives only 20% (at best) improvement. As you said his prices are insanely high. It's hand twisting. I am just questioning the moral of this doctor who puts financial profit over the care and compassion for the patient. As you said you can go to another specialist who offers the same treatments for normal prices. As experienced as he can
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    Benzoyl peroxide alone can only do so much Often the reason we have persistent, inflammatory acne is because of an internal reaction I believe that certain foods exacerbate this reaction
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    Thank you so much for sharing, this is super helpful and hopeful! Please keep updating
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    I have been battling these for the last 3.5 years. So far, after multiple complications, hospitalization after hospitalization. After a many different biopsies, cultures, blood cultures, and every single test you can think off... the only thing that was diagnosed is “ MALASSEZIA FURFUR FOLLICULITIS”. It all started after many courses of antibiotics, topical steroid misuse/overuse; oral steroids; severe prolonged stress; overworking; sleepless nights; grief; smoking; high sugar diet; etc. Perfe
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    Well said, also what i red on forums, some people feel like their skin is healing from inside for 3-4 months, from M RF, i personally can say, after 2 months i still felt like there s this tightening feeling inside my skin like theres something going on, my skin started to look better 3rd month, 2 month was recovery in my case, I understand every1 heals diff., but still doing Radiofrequency so soon ?
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    Thanks for the info. First, Dr. Weiner is a poster child for Lutronics, so he's really knowledgeable when it comes to Infini or Genius. I have no doubt you got your money worth on that front. However, did you get the entire package on the same day or were they spaced out over the period of several days? I'm kinda concerned if you got the filler and subcision at the same time. It's counterintuitive to inject the filler first only to go in with a cannula later to move the filler out of place. You
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    You were truly ahead of your time Thank you for your contributions linking diet and acne
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    I've been disappointed this time around, there was a specific area I said bothered me most and he missed it completely. Its probably the main reason I went there along with my forhead which was also not done despite having paid extra for it. They offered to discount me such a small portion that it didnt even cover the cost for forhead alone and said they'd do it free next time, but now I have to pay more money than was offered to be credited to just fly back there along with all the other exp
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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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    It depends, its the moment of truth when filler deplets. scars , dents will reappear, but they should be in better condition then before, thats called improvement, thats why is important to have before photos. I red on net that scars rarely . Whichever the filler used, the current evidence suggests that scars rarely return to their previous state due to the subcision and the collagen growth and repair on a cellular level, even after all the filler material has been degraded (Aesthetics Jour
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    I bet he looking for opportunities to improve his life, not his skin ^) Im really happy when people leaving this forum without noise. Its like "fy im not amongst you anymore'
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    BA is correct, Intracel and Intensif can be equally as good, if not better in some situations. The name says it all with Infini - one can adjust treatment level from one to twenty , that is measured in watts, the duration of energy from zero to one thousand, and zero to 3.5 mm in depth. This combined with a variable spring rate, makes it very user dependent.. Get it right, its great, get it wrong, it can lead to bad things. Not many devices are overpowered now a days, but this is one of them, go
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    I NEED HELP

    Hi guys, I started the acne regimen a month ago or more and after 2 weeks of it being sucessful i suddenly put too much benozyl peroxide and i burned my whole face. It was 100% MY Mistake im sure and stopped using the whole regimen waiting for my skin to heal and a week ago i noticed that my skin is breaking out so i decided to start using it again my cheeks and forehead are red and kinda burned theyre itchy sometimes and my skin is peeling off. I didnt stop the benozyl this time j kept using it
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    your scars will revert back to exactly the way it was. sorry bud, but that is just the way things go with lasers. don't bother sharing the doc details so prematurely. give it a good 2-3 months before judging your results.
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    This is to anyone who suspects they may be allergic to Bare Minerals (more specifically to Bismuth Oxychloride), please STOP using the product immidiately… dry and sensitive skin can be the start of a delayed allergic reaction. No product is worth risking you health… allergies can last a life-time so do not provoke it. I just recovered from a year of dealing with severe allergy which is medically proven to be caused by this product… I only used the blush and very little of it… The recovery
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    is this y people like me and indigorush - aka stefen has sexual dysfunction will the pituarity gland return normal after accutane or stay damaged?
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    I'm sorry to hear that you've havent had success. No treatment plan should ever cause pain or sickness. I would advise ceasing supplementation completely, since if supplements have indeed caused your problems then the dosage for you is clearly too high and has crossed the line into megadosing. The side effects of excess supplementation do not appear overnight, but are the result of a build up. It is therefore unlikely that your problems are related to zinc, unless you were taking huge dos
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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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