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  1. Hi All! I'm not very active on this, but I might start giving updates on my acne scar journey. I have darker skin tone and have very deep acne scars, so it's quite difficult to find doctors who are willing to work on my skin. I've seen two doctors that have been mentioned on this site (Dr. H from BH and Dr. T from SLC). Before starting treatments with these two doctors, I did get 6 sessions of secret RF microneedling from a medspa which was a waste. Anyway, I saw Dr. H last year and I'm gla
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  2. Man, your skin is literally perfect, go and enjoy life!
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  3. 8 weeks post-procedure. Tried to get lighting as close as possible.
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  4. Yeah I think Dr Rullan is very open and honest he talks a lot about his methods and what he thinks works the best. For him that’s the quatro and the phenol peel. He is also open to patient input and very forthcoming. I’ve had so much improvement since seeing him that’s why I keep going back. It’s a shame his office is terrible at responding. Here are some pics from the first two days of healing
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  5. I would do absolutely nothing and go live my life in peace.
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  6. So in my comment I wasn't really referencing your areas of atrophy. Those scars in the center of your back are pretty deep and can only improve so much; however, its probably the least worst place to get them so be thankful for that. But for the areas on your lats - thats what you can get smoother. And you can improve the color everywhere. It depends on how many treatments you get and how your respond. Most of my scars are skin colored and lay mostly flat, making them more unnoticeable at a
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  7. I’m back to make a comment to help anyone else who stumbles across this post from a Google search like I originally did. i was free from the condition for over 6 months but somehow something triggered it to resurface. I believe strongly it is fungal. But as per Aussie Scientists posts it does matter what yeast is causing it. I assumed mine was candida. so this outbreak I managed to get some Nystatin online from a German pharmacy. Can’t seem to buy it in the UK.
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  8. I dealt with some hypertrophic/keloid scars on shoulders/chest and got some pretty good results. Yours are definitely not keloids, but I imagine the treatment would be similar, minus cortisol injections. It would be something like a vascular laser or IPL for redness and then a fractional non-ablative laser for texture (basically to smooth them out). This is a very large area, so it'll probably be expensive. Just go to a couple dermatologists and get opinions. Good luck!
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  9. Back is the least area people consider. As that is not how you intoroduce yourself. Your face is used everywhere from employment to relationship. That is what gets highest marks. Now that out the way there are scar and pigmentation. What you can do is target pigmentation with retinols and for scars not sure as the skin heals differently in the back. For temporary solution make sure is well moisturizer oily skin will divert the attention from the scars. Have you ever seen body builders oiled up.
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  10. I thank to god I was asleep during mine that's all I can say. I can't even imagine how deep he went on me given the scabs I got afterwards. Still thankful but ouch... Must've been like a geyser in that office. I mean if it works why not consider it. Dermbrasion has it's place. Whether it's just for icepicks maybe idk. Whether it's good in concert with lasers idk maybe. I'm bummed doctors abandoned Dermabrasion (the old type that went deep or effective, risks notwithstanding) and jumped
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  11. Scarless healing doesnt meen turning scar tissue into normal skin(that will probably never happen) but rather either allowing the skin to heal without forming a scar or removing the old scar and allowing the skin to heal all over without it.
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  12. I think you just had fractional laser. You might've had grid marks and the area turned darker and the skin fell off after 5 days. I used Obagi cream tretinoin 0.1%. I stopped using it 1 week before the procedure, and I waited 1 week after to start using it. Although maybe it's recommended to not use it until 2 weeks+ after. I also used some PCA gel with kojic acid that's supposed to act similar to hydroquinone for about 4 weeks before the procedure, it didn't help with hyperpigmentation.
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  13. Thank you Dan and Lizzieswellness for the reply. I’m happy to report that the drying has improved drastically and so has her skin. We still have a few spots but things are looking good. I’m glad that we remained patient and followed the regimen.
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  14. Phenol and erbium combo abrasion
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  15. So I attached two photos, one from 2017 when I was first assessed by Dr Lim and he said I was borderline excision. He opted for lasers and subcision to treat my scars. Now five years later, countless treatments and scars remain. Less deep but they are going nowhere… The pic with the shitty drawn arrows is 2022. These scars I am the most concerned over.
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  16. I have seen Dr. Rullan twice, didn't get any results from him so didn't return. I have seen many doctors people suggested on this forum and I have spent a lot of money over the years on my skin. Best results I have gotten have been from subcision and filler. I am not a fan of doing a phenol peel as my scars are a result of an acid burn I had many years ago so I have injury scars that are a little different to your regular old acne scars. I was advised by many doctors to avoid a phenol peel given
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  17. Which doctor did you see for your dermabrasion? This one is charging too much and as I am Canadian 8000 American would come out to over 10 grand canadian for me. Not worth it. I am basically contacting many dermatologists and plastic surgeons right now throughout North america and sending them my pictures to find out their prices and to look at their before and afters. So far no one's really made an impression. I saw his work on youtube as well. His reviews aren't too good. California de
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  18. Looks like 1 of 2 things to me: 1. Acne cosmetica: Caused by makeup. It can linger for months after you stop using an offending makeup. 2. Scrubbing too hard. I used to get this kind of thing when I overwashed and scrubbed.
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  19. Hi guys, I wanted to share my story in the hopes that maybe it will help some of you. I've put a list of specific things that helped me at the bottom of this post, but I highly encourage you to read my whole post to understand exactly how I reached healing from roaccutane. My story: I was on a heavy dose of roaccutane for almost a year when I was 19. I got all the classic symptoms; depression, dry & thin skin, hair loss. After stopping roaccutane the symptoms began to slowly d
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  20. this doctor does dermabrasion but his staff said they cant show me any before and afters https://www.instagram.com/p/CKM69erjKLO/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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  21. My procedure was a combo treatment done at the same time. I had a phenol cross (like TCA cross), subcision, then fractional Erbium laser. Your progress seems the same as mine. The skin turns darker, little scabbing, and fall off in about 5 days from the laser. Then it was mostly fine, except for the areas where cross was done. The cross areas started out light-pink or whitish on day 1, then progressively got darker and redder. They looked really bad for 2-4 weeks. Eventually I think the ski
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  22. You have a few marks on your left side but to be blunt, it's so few that it's likely the risks just outweigh the potential gains. Maybe like a peel or something idk. You can't make it worse so do something light for the left side if you want but I'd personally do nothing. I think you have great skin. The right side is flawless.
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  23. I can understand your desire to try to improve the orange peel. I feel like I have it from some weird stuff or aging or something going on and I am sort of sad about it too as it looks shiny, puffy and pores are prominent. It's mainly why I don't shave. I don't think laser is really something I'd necessarily rely on for orange peel but I don't think it necessarily would hurt either it depends on how it's done, your reaction to it and so on. It's good you tested it but still, sometimes going
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  24. I used over the counter "Pyrantel Pamoate" Pinworm Treatment from the local pharmacy store... I treat myself and the entire household once a year now as well... If you have Pets such as cats or dogs you will want to treat them regularly with Heartgard... Remember these are PARACITES and have a particular life-cycle, breading cycle, & can jump between species ie cats, dogs, humans, etc. mammals...
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  25. Spot nokor sub and juvederm fillers when the swelling subsides
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  26. Thanks I hope it - I dont need smooth, perfect skin. But an improvement around 50% would be amazing. Less visible in bad light, thats all what I wish for my skin.
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  27. Hope it helps 100% , subcision and fillers should work!!
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  28. I had an appointment in September for Subcision and Filler. Hope that will help to improve my scars. I live in Germany and will travel around 700km to the doctor. He has treated scars many times, so he has experience comparing to others in my near. It was not easy to find someone, who did subcision not only every 2 years. I can post pictures before and after of course.
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  29. @shei514 First of all your scars definitely have improved ! For those 2 box scars, have you considered or heard about collagen stimulator such as Sculptra and Radiesse? It could be combined with subcision, i think the underlying method is similar to cupping, the scar doesn't get tethered back and on the plus side the stimulator would add extra collagen stimulation. Radiesse would be the stronger version out there but it also lasts longer than others. So if you have concern about your
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  30. Current protocol is earthborn elements st John's wort and vitamin c gummies to boost cytochrome p450 3a4, which is needed to detoxify the liver of accutane and toxic bile acids. Will see what happens in the coming week or two. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14593076/#:~:text=Mifepristone was an effective antiandrogen,with a (T877A) mutation.
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  31. So just out of Dr Rullan’s office today. No punch excision for the boxcars Rullan said he prefers this for deep ice pick scars and not boxcar scars. Instead I did erbium, subcision, filler and carbolic cross. Dr Rullan said for the quatro he prefers this method now and one session alone can provide powerful results. He is seeing a lot of improvement in his patients using this method. Cost $2300 USD and some change.
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  32. Hello! Has anyone had trouble getting into contact with the cosmetic/acne scar revision consultation staff at Dr. Rullan's office? I don't know if I've been blacklisted by the office, but they won't return any emails or calls. Maybe they're swamped? Just wanted to see if anyone's been able to get in contact with them recently, within the past few weeks.
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  33. This study uses the same single set of treatments for every patient. The whole point of acne scar revision is that it requires a tailor-made approach, typically using several different modalities, performed by a well-experienced practitioner. In that sense, it would depend on factors such as your scar morphology, your budget, your skin type, et cetera whether the specific combination of treatments used in the study is best for your situation.
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  34. I am ok but some lighting are just bad and you are super conscious about it. Yes it is like a ptsd thing even though the condition is improved it’s just is hard to get over it mentally. I still have scarring but it is nowhere as bad as when I started. lol girls are starting to flirt with eyes a lot but I still can’t gather up the courage to take action. I just have to be open for rejection. I just don’t want the rejection to be because of scarring I am much comfortable in mirror. In mi
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  35. Rc711 - a very accurate assessment of the situation I’d say Over the 20 plus years I’ve tried to get out of this mess, I’ve never gone to a doctor who flat out says, brain cell death - nah nothing I can do for you. I think this has more to do with them not truly understanding what this drug does to young people. This is frustrating because you always walk away feeling something can be done about our condition but as time goes on it leaves you wondering when will I get that breakthrough….whi
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  36. I’m sorry and I feel your pain brother. I took 40mg a day for 6 months in 2010 at age 16 and just felt dead after the poison was finished and have been that way ever since. I was perfectly healthy and happy before it and it just ruined my life. Loss of feeling in my body, no energy, aching joints, brain fog(better described as chemotherapy brain cell death) I was an athlete prior to taking it and it took away all of my energy and as we know it’s chemotherapy and it directly kills brain cells as
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  37. The prices are in the 1000s of $ but his results are real! I don't understand why anyone thinks that a doc based out of the most expensive part of Beverly Hills would charge any less? There are other docs in the same area charging the same for much dumber shit. You shouldn't be going to this doc if don't have cash to spare obviously.... but usually you get what you pay for in my experience so it might be worth saving up for him rather than trying to go with a cheaper option because his skills wa
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  38. Whats the point you're trying to prove here these past few days? You came here with this wave of negativity and keep criticizing everything. What are we supposed to do? What does the thread say? "Scarless Healing". That's all we are trying to talk about, discuss future prospects and what not. Everyone here realizes that verteporfin may or may not work. Do you expect us to stay depressed about our situation and not research into future prospect on what may or may not work? Longaker ha
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  39. So long as the scar being treated isn't hyertrophic or lacking a ton of volume I really don't see a problem in micro-coring extracting scar tissue and it closing up normally. The device is an array of hollow needles that creates cores of complete skin right down to and a bit after the dermis even hitting the fat(it suctions these cores out of the skin), the body's response to small injuries from needles even to scars is to close the hole up, if microneedling doesn't leave open holes in scars th
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  40. Getting rid of the damaged tissue altogether has always been the best treatment, only thing was another scar resulted from excisions, now you don't get a replacement scar, just neighbouring healthy skin filling the gaps.
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  41. never mention your insecurities to other people other thn online that's what i learned.
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  44. Hi Fouzi- A few questions, do you have oily skin? If so, are you noticing that your oil is diminished at all? Also, how much do you weigh? I'm thinking that you may be having side effects because you are on 70mg per week, whereas I was on 20mg. Since you are on over three times the dose, it may mean your chance of side effects is increased. Also, are you positive the sleeping issues and shoulder pain are from the accutane? Sometimes, a "reverse" placebo effect occurs, where certain he
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    nothing nausea bloating messed up face-got more scars mood swings depression It's not worth it and I've been on this pill for two months. My face has never been worse. I'm so sad and am going to try yasmin next.
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  45. I am also a 14 year old British girl. I have severe acne and have been on Lymecycline for nearly 5 months now. I was prescribed it at the same time as Dianette (a form of birth control pill). So each morning for 5 months I've been popping these 2 pills and have actually had great success; the majority of my acne has cleared up. However due to the severity of my acne I have been left with severe hyper pigmentation (red marks) and scarring so my dermatologist prescribed me... Skinoren!! It is
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  46. another, not sure what it really means, maybe the smarter people can figure it out: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fibrocell...nk=MW_news_stmp
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  47. Thanks Dudley. Yeah it is aquaphor anywhere it is shiny.
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  48. i'm using it too now. i notice that it does help with redness. i've used it for almost a week and i like it much better than steiva a.... far less drying and sinks in better. good luck
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  49. "Looks like someone threw crap at you through a screen door!" "Can I play connect the dots on your face?" Boring story: I was waiting in the deli of a supermarket, when I start overhearing some people. "Oh my goodness, he looks horrible. How could he go out like that?" "He is probably like only 14." Note. I was 18 at the time, I look young. "I wouldn't let him date my daughter." They said some more things like that, then... "I have to stop looking at him, or I will throw up." I was ab
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