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  1. 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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  2. Yes they worsen before they start getting better. It just takes time. Also redness can increase depth
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  3. Yes perfection is not there. But a good improvement is possible. The least u can expect is blunting of edges.
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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. Thank you for the response and the glimmer of hope that this is not permanent!
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  11. I'm sorry to hear that you're going through the same thing To be honest the only thing that even relatively helped me was messaging Dan himself, here on the forum. He told me he'd make customer service aware (I had already emailed them back and forth numerous times) and that shipping was crazy right now. I had to buy another kit since this obviously was/is the regimen I'm currently using, and luckily it showed up within a couple of weeks. Customer service got back to me again a
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  12. New formula

    I have used the regimen faithfully  for 10 years. I struggled with acne through my teens and 20s until I started using the acne.org regimen / products in my early 30s.  Simply put, It changed my life, and I am truly grateful. I have never commented on anything until now, and I feel bad giving a less favorable review after all these years of using a product that has done so much good for my life.  As soon as the licochalcone was swapped out, I started having several problems. I have stuck with it
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  13. Wow, that's a lot and sounds expensive. The regimen is here for you if that doesn't work. I know for sure the regimen works.
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  14. 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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  15. I really hope this isn't true
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  16. hello! Nele, you're on the same timeline healing process as me and yes my scars were deeper after the scabs left and yes I felt down and was like damn it wasn't like this the last time why is it deeper now? and it was also very red for 3-4 days but I was also in the sun a lot... keep moisturizing and getting rest. I just checked my scars and I would say, one a scale of 1-10 ; I see 2pt improvements.. but overall since I started I would say 35%.
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  17. The top one is the newest I presume? It could be just that the redness and hyperpigmentation is outlining it more or accentuating it more. I don't see any improvement but I'm hesitant to say the actual depth got worse. I can't tell. Like I said redness or any pigmentation contrasting with other skin has a way of making depth seem larger.
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Get it from overseas If you can, 2 to 3 month course or more
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  21. My girlfriend and I have been buying the Acne.org products for multiple years and were always very pleased, especially with the licochalcone moisturizer. 1 Week ago we received our new order of moisturizer (we ordered 2 of the big ones). When using it, we both noticed that the color was not as yellow as it normally is. It is way lighter - which makes it a very pale yellow color. Using it made both our faces burn and turn super red (like sunburn) for about half an hour. It was super uncomfortabl
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  22. Filler. Dermabrasion. Not many options, in my limited opinion. Wear sunscreen, hats, use a vitamin A derivative (i.e. tret, tarozarc).. Use AHA/BHA in your skincare and vitamin c.
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  23. Give at atleast two weeks it will still be swelled but not bad.
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  24. Why are spa treatments cheaper because it is widely available. The same way we need to increase the number of persons offering these effective treatments and the price would go down.
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  25. 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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  26. I'm very much hoping you get a great outcome but remember swelling artificially masks anything so just be reasonable and wait to see and hope for the best. Wishing you the best recovery, be well!
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  27. 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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  28. Your skin is great. I do not think it’s worth the money and effort to do anything.
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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. It definitely look shallower, and less sharp. I would say 12-20% if I had to put a round number on it. This is going to take time and investment and the hope that returns don't diminish too much. By the way did Lim suggest/use filler at all even a little or is he just sticking to subcision? I hope he continues to be delicate and seeks cumulative returns because getting 60-70% would be quite a feat and could be topped off with some filler or epidermis tweaks if needed if all goes well. Eithe
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  32. Unless he did Taylor liberator / a different custom tool (which I don't remember you mentioning) he probably used either a cannula or nokor (or a combo). These don't always get all the tethers the first time. How he selects the Taylor liberator vs Nokor / cannula isn't something I fully understand though.
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  33. @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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  34. Most recent pic (Feb 06, 2014): Still posting and updating at least once every week. I'd like to stay anon for the most part but I felt like I had to post some pictures to show my authenticity. However, if you do recognize me, please keep this private as that is my wish. Thank you! My log is a little late, but better late than never! On May 22, 2013, I began an ultra low dose Accutane experiment supervised by my derm. A bit about myself before I dive in. I am a 25 year old Korean
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  35. 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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  36. Yes I had dots on my face. Hydroquinone is forbidden in the EU as I see. How long did you have that redness? Yes I heard popping noises quite much. And Dr. Emil said that it is okay to do subcision every 3 months
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  37. @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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  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. Update 03/22/2020: I made a quick and to-the-point video omg this process. Might be easier to watch ________ 3 months post procedure follow up: https://imgur.com/a/hvZ8viY I’m really happy with my skin now it is miraculous how one procedure can change everything so much. I can safely say my skin went from moderate to mild scarring. I don’t think about my skin as much anymore. It was so worth it. ________ ONE MONTH POST-PROCEDURE
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  41. Yup, I've made several posts regarding my reservations with RF needling. A derm I saw in December warned me about possible fat loss and scars possibly looking worse with her machine, which was Genius RF. The derm said since she could barely make out my scars, that I should take a risk with any RF machine. These machines have shown to help some, but there's always risks with high energy machines. You should think real hard before doing a 5th treatment. Good luck.
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  42. 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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  43. Please see my post above. You most likely have candida, or possibly, malassezia, from taking antibiotics. Have you take antibiotics in the last 6-12 months? Use an anti-fungal cream topically on your face. If you cannot get nystatin, use clotrimazole cream. I find mixing an anti-fungal azole cream (clotrimazole, micanazole,etc) with a cream containing lidocaine boosts the anti-fungal effect. Be careful with lidocane cream as it can cause side-effects - check the warnings. The topical azole
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  44. I have posted on this site a few times but never actually posted my regime. I am a 29 year old male and had severe acne in the past but have now been acne clear for about 5 years (give or take a few small breakouts) so just wanted to share with everyone how I managed to do this to hopefully help others. I have been on three full rounds of Isotretinoin (accutane) which always worked but my acne always eventually came back after 6 months/year, so after the third time i though i would take matte
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  45. This can also be from a poorly functioning thyroid or antidepressant medication messing up hormone levels. Also Excess Sebum-Oil produced by a damaged ""moisture barrier,"" look it up on Google. Over exfoliating, doing to many procedures that strip and exfoliate, sensitivity to cosmetic products, poor diet with sugar, dairy, carbs, and excess process foods - instead of fruits and veggies. Orange peel is caused by excess inflation in the body. Look at antioxidants and supplements to strengthen
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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. Oh my god, my skin looks so similar to that, especially in daylight, ughhhh...like the purplish brown sickly color with the pores like that...and you've dealt with this for two years...geez that just makes me feel even more depressed about my situation. theres no way I'll make it two years, I've already lost so many years to another issue in my life, and I just want To start living before I'm old dammit. Ugh sorry, sorry this happened to you :/// what do your parents and dermatologist say?
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  48. Terrible for acne-prone skin

    Let me preface this by saying I have taken many different kinds of birth control pills throughout my teen and adult years. This was by far the worst bcp for my cystic, hormonal acne. I gave it 6 months in hopes that my body would adjust to the pill, but my acne never got better. It actually got worse! I even tried the monophasic version of this one (Ortho-Cyclen) and the results were no different. The minute I went off of these and switched to Caziant was when things started to clear up. Caziant
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  49. you need to get your head checked. when you take vitamin A it gets converted to tretinoin (acctuane) BUT it also gets converted to a shitload of other chemicals that are even more toxic than accutane and have no effect on your skin. accutane is an isolated form of tretinoin, so when you take it you're body is fully absorbing what works and isn't converting it into other stuff that is toxic for your liver. thats why it is considered a vitamin A derivative. do a search on these forums and you'll
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  50. 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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