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    This is not about acne scars, atrophic scars or hypertrophic scars (gotta say it in order to make sure no one gets hyped for nothing), it's just about stretch marks BUT this is very good news: I tried to get in touch with Dr Weiss again, asking about tropoelastin, like @goblue1996 did recently, and I managed to get an answer about stretch marks. I'll cut to the chase: my question was simply " does this mean that patients all around the world are soon going to have access to a treatment tha
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    Yea, product approval is the tricky part most of the time in these cases. I noticed the same thing you did concerning the product pipeline btw, but I don't think it's that big of a deal: imo it would definitely be easier to created an injectable for acne scars than stretch marks, and with striae being so incredibly common (70-80% of the population) they probably want to be 100% sure that they have something working before indicating it in the pipeline. I kinda managed to calm down about my
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    I’ve posted before and after pictures about my visits to Novick. I had terrible results and wasted about 6k between two visits. I went to rullan after and he was 1000x better. Also everything that the person wrote in that long detailed review is also all true. I wouldn’t be surprised if Novick also cleans up his image on reviews somehow. I would stay away at all costs. It’s all hype and wasting money and no actual results
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    Awesome, good luck on your treatment!
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    Yeah that's right. Stop talking and let the good doctor trick gullible and hopeful people into super expensive, totally worthless and potentially dangerous procedures. Wonderful!! You can never achieve 60% improvement with any laser! Maybe 10% if you are lucky not to suffer complications from the laser. I've had 3 non fully ablative Erbium lasers. Did nothing for my scars. Nothing. Gave me a huge infection that led to more scars. The doctor:" No wayyyyy that comes from the laser. Lase
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    Hi I am sorry I cannot tell you if punch excision could help I am not an expert. You can post your photo on realself and ask for doctor's opinion there. But it seems your scars are on a small area which is good. Otherwise you've got good skin. If you haven't tried subcision and the scars are tethered, then subcision with a filler might give you improvement. I'd recommend you see Dr Emil if you can. He seems to be everyone's favourite doctor here. I can only tell you from experience that las
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    What i find weird about information u can get on internet about Microneedling RF : Dr Lim, Dr Weiner and lots of others say that u can do this treatment spaced from 6-8 weeks, this is weird. Beatifullambition says space it 3 months, I ve done Genius lutronic 11 days ago with Dr. Emil in Odense and he said the same as BA , 3 months apart, its energetic device, do it earlier and it might be dangerous. Also BA wrote me PM, that he doesnt recommend doing microneedling rf and su
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    Your scars are quite shallow. I would say at least 5 sessions of RF microneedling will have pretty good results. Also, give time for collagen to grow.
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    I would suggest a combo of subcision and CROSS (phenol or TCA). You can do subcision with filler or sculptra to help with the rolling scars. CROSS will help with those ice pick and boxcar scars. Always risk with these procedures such as widening of the scars. Search this forum and online for subcision and CROSS as these two procedures are the best to help with leveling your scars.
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    You can try, but don't get your expectations up.
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    They won't do much in my opinion. Worth a try, if you want to.
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    En primera estancia, no se ven tan mal tus cicatrices... deberias tratar tu acne primero, ¿Quizas si pruebas un antibiótico tópico?, Podrías usar Clindamicina eso si, no debes pasar 12 semanas de tratamiento con ella ya que como es un antibiótico podrías causar resistencia bacteriana, en segunda instancia podrias tratar de usar mederma, como tu presupuesto es ajustado te podría servir, no te ayudara mucho con las cicatrices atroficas pero si ayudara mucho con el color y la textura de la piel :),
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    Me too man, you're lucky xD edit: I tried asking him again, you never know.
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    Yep I'll see if I can get him to respond again. I was really surprised he took the time to respond at all to me lol.
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    Yeah I had the same worry about it excluding box/ icepick scars. I actually emailed the guy who invented the product, Dr. Weiss, and he was nice enough to respond. Here's what he said: "Our technology should eventually be applicable to other types of acne scars such as boxcar." Obviously a bare bones response and I'm sure he's not allowed to say a whole lot else since the products in development, but I appreciated he took the time to respond at all. Going by what he said. it'll just be a matter
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    RF microneedling (maybe 3 sessions) for the shallow boxscar scars, and maybe a session of CO2 laser to even skin tone.
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    I forgot to include it, my bad:
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    Look back on the forum it was discussed at length like September last year? Did they say 1.5mm too big or your opinion? 1.5 round hollow needle is not big? How is that too big to work on single acne scars? In my mind the technique works by scarless wound contraction. So I just can’t imagine how that’s too big that’s why I’m so interested.
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    This is a thread dedicated to the treatment progress of my acne scars. I have had acne for most of my life and it left me with scars on my cheeks, temples, and forehead. For the sake of comparison, I will try to take pictures in the same setting. I will also try to take pictures in the most harsh lightings so that you can see the full extent of my scars. Please see below for my baseline pictures taken in August 2019. I have not had any acne scar treatments back the
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    It's acne scarring. I went to a practitioner in Ohio that was one of the first in the country to use the infini device. They really couldn't say enough about the upgrade, the Genius device makes infini obsolete. I've been a member on this forum for 5 years. I haven't seen RF basklash until recently. I personally would not seek any other device than Genius. That's a huge preference for me. You do look worse after you get it. Takes a few weeks to get the benefits of the procedure. it's a lon
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    Date: Feb 2020 Treatment: Cannula Subcision #2 Improvement: 0-5% Cost: Free? Comment: - Went in for a second subcision because my dermatologist said she was not happy with some of the more stubborn scars on my face - Only heard very minor “popping” this session. She said that is because most of the scars have been lifted already - she really went in on some of the more stubborn scars on the cheeks - Entire session took 10-15 minutes (vs 1 hour last tim
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    Concerning the VA detox diet: The man who came up with it claims that VA is the reason for so many autoimmune conditions right? So people with autoimmune conditions would be VA toxic right? But how comes that people following the medical medium protocol heal themselves from all kind of autoimmune "dis-eases". I mean there is lots of VA in this diet in the form of beta-carotene (just look at stuff like barley grass, spirulina, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, all fruits, etc.). So it is hard to be
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    This might be great but remember some of people have hyperthrophiv scars and keloids and it wont do shit for them, so a real scarless product is more awaited
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    Looks like there is a reddit discussion going on about elastagen right now: https://www.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/fetym2/can_someone_explain_to_me_how_the_synthetic_skin/ One of the people who responded linked the patent for the technology: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190062405A1/en It's a long read with a bunch of repetitive science jargon. But it sort of explains how the tropoelastin helps wound healing and there's some early study results in pig mod
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    There's pretty much no chance you will see a 0% improvement. You will see results, thinking otherwise is ungrounded. You did laser resurfacing first, which is out of order. Finish off with resurfacing. Microneedling is outdated and in no way comparable to the recommended treatment list you have. It's a maintenance treatment at best. RF microneedling and standard microneedling should never be lumped into the same category, it's drastically different treatments. I know for me, my quali
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    This is from a poster on Grant's forum, but remember this is non-accutane user, I suspect that us accutane users are much worse off. This is a serum retinol test, standard range (ug/dL: 20.1 - 62.0) if in the States check with Labcorp, they offer it. I suspect though that above 30 is probably on the way to toxic. Anyone with acne should get this test, you will be in toxic range, should be the standard test for acne.
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    You guys are relying way too much on numbers, that's not how you should look at it: is the reduction going to be the same from one technique to the other? No, not at all. Some techniques involve tissue regeneration, some involve skin tightening yada yada yada...and the results will vary a lot from one technique to the other. For instance (yes, elastagen again, sorry), for atrophic scars, acne scars and stretch marks tropoelastin skin implants would be about the "volume", since you're f
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    Hi all, I used to have cystic acne but it’s been gone for over 10 years. I got a new cyst around Valentine’s Day (yay) and at first it was inflamed and seemed normal but it was so deep it didn’t ever drain. I tried everything as soon as I felt the acne coming I religiously applied benzoyl peroxide which usually kicks it out. When the cyst got bigger I did hot compresses. Never came to a head. Ever. Two weeks later and the cyst is hardening and it doesn’t even hurt as bad but its so big. It looks
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    The guy is a fraud. Yet another cocky dermatologist who overpromises and under delivers scamming you out of thousands of £ in the process. Nobody has given any objective positive review of him yet because lasers cannot correct acne scars. Everybody is silent because they don't want to admit in public that they shelled out thousands of £ on a fraud and got zero or close to zero results. The photos on his website are absolutely 100% taken at different lighting condition and even differ
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    What pissed me off about that video is that there even is a theory that Accutane is trapped inside I mean, where did those guys gather their info from? If it’s true why aren’t doctors told about it....like 30 to 40 years ago?? mind numbing ignorance of the medical community, doctors don’t even know it can still be trapped and yet they’re fine putting people on it....I wanna punch them in the face!!
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    @Ivan_070703 Did you get filler done with the Nokor subcision? Filler is important after subcision, as a spacer, to prevent retethering. Scars can retether in a way that make them worse than before the subcision.
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    Just passing by to say that this guy made history through this forum docummenting this. I remember when he first created this topic, nobody would ever believe he would come this far with these results and docummenting everything very nice planed treatments with the best docs avaiable, by the last photos is not even possible to say that he suffered from acne. the improvement is in the 85-95% range This guy is and probably will be a lifefuel for a lot of hopeless people here. I just want to
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    Do you guys get acne elsewhere too? I also get acne on my scalp, shoulders and back. Not as aggressive or noticeable as my face but it's still there.
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    Thank you for reading and understanding. Me too, I want to punch her. Unfortunately, a guy punching a lady never looks good on the guy. And going to jail for pieces of shit like her - not worth it. My revenge is to live a great life, while she descends into an ugly existence. I actually bumped into her recently. She called me. I said hi, and wanted to walk off. She said I'm looking great ( I have changed a lot since she taught me - treatments and working out makes a huge difference) I replied, "
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    oh dude, you look an amazing improving, congratulations!!!
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    Fzika Candida fungus (which you have all the symptoms of) is largely resistant to fluco. and keto., so they are unlikely to solve your problems. Nystatin is the best for controlling candida. The azoles are not much good for candida. I suggest people use clotrimazole to start with, because clot. will help preople with MILD fungal conditions and it is easy to get. But clot. (on its own) is not much use for people with serious candida problems. So - Buy some topical nystatin cream an
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    Aussie Scientist Thanks for your support, it really helps mentally. I'm in Russia, here we still can buy a lot of drugs without prescription. I tried fluconazole for a month to no avail and Livarol (keto) rectal suppositories for 5 days also without much improvement. From your list of symptoms I have toenail fungus, sinus problems, gut problems, unexplained tiredness and "brain fog".
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    Fzika Your symptoms are the classic symptoms of fungal acne caused by candida - the dreadful white plugs are classic symptoms of candida fungal acne. Keto is not much good, if any good, for controlling candida, and clot controls candida, but only weakly, and it will NOT get rid of those dreadful whit plugs (which are keratin that the candida makes one's skin make). I can provide advice on how to treat those dreadful white plugs, as I have those also, and I am FINALLY managing to contro
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    I add here my experience with dr Emil Definitely positive, he started by checking my skin under the harshest lighting and marked the area that needed subcision Then he performed TCA CROSS with 85% tca acid on a lot of scars, he said that the scars on the forehead can be fully healed with only one treatment. Ice pick scars on the cheeks are harder to treat and need 4 treatments. It wasn't painful, I could only feel a mild sting After than he injected the anesthetic for subcision. T
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    Hey guys thank you for all the replies. At this point I am sure my hyperpigmentation is here to stay for at least 6-12 months. I can tell at the rate they are fading that it is going away at the same rate as the PIH I've had in the past and that's how long it usually takes. I have been extremely bitter the past few days but I guess I have to take this as a "it is what it is" sort of thing since these things happen sometimes. If I look past the PIH, I can say now that I have around ~20% overall i
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    I've been lurking these forums for literally 4 years waiting for my treatment and now it's my turn to contribute. It's been about 3 days since I got subcision/cross/microneedling from the highly praised Dr. Rullan in Chula Vista. I purposely decided to not pick and choose my treatment as a patient because it only took a short amount of time talking to him to realize that this guy actually is the mad scientist of acne scars or something so I chose to let him do whatever he felt was best for my fa
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    Not in defence of Emil, but if anyone has extensive sub dermal fibrosis and extensive scarring, NOKOR will bruise in 100% of cases. This is a medical procedure meaning side effect can and do occur. Bruising with NOKOR is not a side effect- it is an expected outcome. Even at two weeks plus. Every scar is different, every patient is different. Emil's technique is individual point subscision- the most gentle form of NOKOR. If you had 3 point entry, multilayer approach, your bruising will be a lot h
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    ACNE SCARS An E-Book Donated to the Acne Scar Community By: BeautifulAmbition Forward: (Dr Lim's approval of my work with acne scar sufferers)(Link) Disclaimer: The information below is provided as a courtesy to address general questions. As we are not medical professionals, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information. By reading this information, you agree not to hold us liable for any damages that may result in your use of this informatio
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    Wow! Great results!! I had a derm do TCA cross on me…no difference that I could tell.
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    TR003, I've noticed in the 1.5 or so years I've been active here a negative connotation to dermarolling here. Its always seemed odd to me. To me one would look for: 1.published results from a procedure in medical literature 2. testimony from people who have had the procedurle done or have done it themselves 3. Opinions of doctors in the field 4. Do doctors in the field perform the procedure sucessfully? Generally speaking, from what I've read in medical literature and testimony here and othe
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    TCA cross is very effective, and you don't need to do all the scars at once either. You can do it at your own pace. In my opinion the risks don't outweigh the benefits whatsoever. Unless you are very clumsy, don't have good lighting in your bathroom/house/apartment, or you are very uncareful, you should really look into TCA cross.
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    well... good question... hmmm. im not exactly off the regiment but if you look at my signature below you will see that i only do it once a week. just one night a week basically. all other times i wake up mornings and go to sleep at nights as normal just mositurising after my shower or whatever. i use an acne healthy moisturiser 'clean & clear oil free dual action' with something like 0.5% salicylic acid in it... im sure that helps too. i started the DKR July lats year (2006). so its been
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    I can only answer a couple of these. -If such a high percentage of tca will burn a hole in unscarred skin, how exactly does it help acne scars fill in? Wouldn't it make them deeper? Essentially, it works by damaging the dermis. That triggers a wound response which will build new collagen, and/or replace scar tissue. (Hopefully!) -Are the results from 50%-100% permanent? Probably - only long-term studies would prove this, it's too new and there are no studies yet and if so, why aren't the res
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