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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. Here's the thread. Basically scroll down to "dorkab" on page 1 it shows before/after and her thoughts/similar stuff. I bring this thread up because it's in a sensitive area and she had some stuff and laser too. It might yield some clues on how to handle imperfect scars in sensitive areas, including what laser she used or any sutures etc. Because the results were fantastic. It's really helpful that they shared their experiences.
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  11. What exact laser was used? albative fractional laser or fully albative laser?You have got the texture of an orange peel. A common side effect of fractional ablative laser. At the moment it is best not to do anything aggressive with your skin (no acids and exfoliation). Keep your skin moist. You can use creams to restore the skin barrier ( avene cicaflate, la roche posay cicaplast baume b5, elta md skin recovery, etc.) If by 6 months you do not see progress, you can include retin A or tretinoin i
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  12. I think you’re beautiful the way you are. I wouldn’t try to remedy this too much with invasive procedures for fear of worsening or for the fact that it likely not produce significant results. A good skincare that causes cell turnover will overtime likely be more beneficial for you, without breaking the bank. You can do microneedling but I don’t think it will do anything. If you want significant results, yes, filler or deep dermbasion. But again, the risk is that it won’t make you happ
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/20595131221095348 New research paper published regarding scarless healing. It mentions Verteporfin.
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  16. Get on accutane ASAP.
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  17. 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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  18. I really hope this isn't true
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  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. Give at atleast two weeks it will still be swelled but not bad.
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  23. Honestly, even the best doctors I’ve heard of on here like Dr.Lam? Couldn’t fully treat scars idk what the answer is anymore tbh
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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. I'm not an expert in subcision aftercare but I would say something more natural like vaseline might also be helpful if you're afraid of moisturizing. Like EltaMD moisturizer which is basically like an expensive less greasy vaseline/natural for after surgical procedures. This person I chat with on here recommended it for me a while back. Also while I wish you the best recovery and any progress, I always tell people it might be more prudent to alleviate the worries or nervousness to take it s
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  26. Can't give advice on it cuz not a doc, but my doc literally told me to do that back in the day. BP during the day. Tretinoin at night.
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  27. 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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  28. After 2 to 3 weeks start massaging to avoid any lumps. Looks like you had nokor. This actually cuts everything so that’s good.
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  29. Hey guys, I had my subcision today and now time to write here I was soo nervous before the treatment, my whole face and neck was very red. I am still scared that my scars could be look more worse in a few weeks or months. Or that I could have new scars from the needles. The doctor was a stranger to me, it was my first appointment (traveled about 600km in another country for the treatment). He said he performs subcision several times a day and its a dermatologist special for sca
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  30. Looking for old formula

    Like so many here, I have had a terrible time with new formula.   It actually causes any breakout to get much much worse.  I still have some of the old yellow formula and I’ve tested them against each other.  The yellow formula actually gets rid of my breakouts even without the benzo peroxide it seems. I understand that only one ingredient changed, but my experience just isn’t lining up with that. :/
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  31. So Dr Rullan was very hesitant about saying anything about the phenol peel to me. I’ll see what he says on the next visit. yes I had my second visit about 5 weeks after the first one. I know it’s cutting it close but it worked with my schedule. Dr Rullan suggested 6-8 weeks for another appointment so I’ll probs do a third one in November sometime. I don’t do subcision as I’ve had plenty of it and it stopped helping after the first couple times. He does not numb the
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  32. Whoa this is real proof of scarless healing.
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  34. PLEASE CHANGE THE FORMULA BACK!!!

    I wish I could rate this with no stars. I am not happy about this change. My skin feels so oily and greasy like it can’t breathe. And my skin is starting to breakout as well with this new change. I have been using these products since 2012 and it has the only thing that has cleared my acne. Please go back to the other formula. Having changed some of the ingredients because the color was yellow is absolutely ridiculous. Now because others complained about the color of the product others have to s
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  35. Your skin is great. I do not think it’s worth the money and effort to do anything.
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  36. reading the text without the pictures, i would have thought you had acne scars
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  37. What are we looking at? Is that before and after? Is the second one supposed to be better?
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  38. I am to see him two weeks from now for a quick check up. I wonder if I can just send pictures over to his instagram instead of driving all the way over there since it’s a hike. I highly doubt a dermabrasion like this will be anything significant in terms of scar revision. Maybe I’m cynical. The most I ask is that it’s not worse, I’d be happy with that. Next step is probably fillers. I say this with scorn as I hate the idea of fillers but man, I also gotta live in some semblance of peace. My
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  39. 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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  40. Do Not Buy

    DO NOT BUY! I have been using the product for a while and this is my 3rd time buying, first two times i have received great results, however, this last batch received in June feels like i am going backwards, i believe they have changed the ingredients... this one is now bleaching my bedding to the point i have to bin them, the previous batches didn’t.  DO NOT BUY - the company will not give me a refund either - returning the product from Uk to Us will probably cost me more money and time! Which
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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. Have you tried changing your diet? I recently went completely dairy free and I've had amazing results. I always thought it was a ridiculous notion that something like that would change my acne but it has. I never had a lot of dairy anyway but I was eating enough to affect my skin. I only figured it out after adding a lot of high protein (whey) and my skin was the worst it had ever been. I had to go totally dairy free for a month to see results, no dairy in anything, but its working!!! It's worth
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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. Hello everyone, I have been going through the same issues as many of you here (Orange peel texture) and have yet to find a solution to this problem. I have done countless hours researching online and trying new products recommended on internet forums (acne forums, Reddit, and Rosacea forums) to no avail. From what I have gathered from my own personal experience I truly believe the skin condition we are suffering from is a result of skin damage and it not directly linked to genetics. Havi
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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. 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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  48. STOP TAKING VITAMIN A. Seriously man, vitamin A is way worse than isotretinoin. Although isotretinoin is no walk in the park, it's a naturally occurring isomer of vitamin A in the body. In essence, this is why your body knows how to get rid of it so you're not stuck with it for a long long time. It also gets rid of the serious serious problems caused by vitamin A overdose. Way worse than any of those listed as isotretinon side effects.
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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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