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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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    This photo doesn't change much, your scars are mild box car scarring/icepick, which are the kinds of scars that respond best to treatment. Tbh if you are just left with this at the end of treatment for your acne it might not even be worth it to treat the scars. See a derm, treat the acne, go on retin a afterwards. There is evidence to show a link between isotretinoin and inflammation issues post treatment, but nothing is concrete. Acne suffers are predisposition-ed to inflammation
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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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    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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    Well, if all you people would stop recommending Rullan and what a fantastic result you got, his prices might actually drop.
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    You have a combination of boxcar and icepick with a few linear scars. They're not deep but, at the same time, they're not shallow enough to be treated with microneedling. Several sessions of TCA Cross will address the icepick/boxcar. Dermal filler for the linear scars.
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    Hi Jack, From my understanding, the purpose of filler is different when used alone and combined with subcision. When used alone, this will help raise individual pits and the result will be temporary. I can’t speak on how long they last, but it seems to be different from person to person due to genetics and lifestyle. When used in conjunction with subcision, the filler will act as a buffer to prevent the scars from being reattached. The chances of the scars becoming reattached are dep
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    I did: -2 microneedling without PRP as first steps -3 microneedling with PRP and subcision at same time (subcision, microneedling, full largest dents with PRP and use PRP as lubricant for microneedling device -3 aggressive subcisions with Bellafill and volbella 3cc over 3 visits with suctioning 3x a day after -2 glycolic peels for texture at the end 90% improvement. I don’t think this is an exaggeration, maybe @beautifulambition can weigh in. also
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    Accutane is usually prescribed for severe cystic acne. But if they are not completely going away, you might want to consult with your derm. Ask for a low dosage acutane/isotretinoin. There's a study that indicates that lower daily dose of accutane works just as well compared to the higher dose. https://bpac.org.nz/BPJ/2013/November/docs/BPJ56-acne.pdf As for treatment, either laser or TCA will be just fine. Good luck.
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    Keep us updated! I have a similar nose so I'm also looking at options!
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    Hadalabo moisturizer (urea+hyluronic acid) Retin-A to stimulate collagen.
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    Didn't help hair loss after Accutane, I took standard dose for at least a year but it didn't stop my hairloss so I gave up on it, but my father is bald. One thing I will point out finestride users complain of gyno and Accutane has the same complaints, so how is finestride the cure?
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    This is how I got 100% rid of my acne. I’m a 31-year-old male and I have been acne free now for the past 7 years. Diet • Avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index. They will cause your blood glucose levels to rise rapidly, which in turn causes your skin to produce excess sebum, which in turn clogges your pores, which of course can cause acne. Examples of high GI foods: sugar and sugary foods, fried foods (French fries are higher on the glycemic index than pure white sugar!)
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    Frankly, I've used copper peptide, HA serums, growth factors, etc in the past at the urging of the doctors. They smell good and feel nice on the face for about an hour. They're also horribly expensive and don't do anything for the actual scars. I've found that applying Vaseline or Aquaphor works just as well. Spending more money for services and products doesn't necessarily equate to better looking scars.
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    Many of us would love to track your son's progress. Even if he doesn't want any pictures taken, discussing the healing time table and eventual results would be wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
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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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    That's so shallow. If you're using flash on your camera it's distorting the depth but it's definitely minor scarring either way. I would consider a peel resurfacing, either DIY at home with low TCA or in office. I absolutely wouldn't do cross at home when your scarring is so minor to begin with, the risks don't outweigh the benefit. Maybe consider cross in office if those tiny scars are bothersome.
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    The bump you mention isn't very visible in the picture. First, I think it's worth knowing what they are. They could be residual acne, rosacea, or the start of rhynophyma. It's hard to say. Or it could simply be an allergic reaction (inflammation) to the chemicals in the skin products. Again, hard to say. What I suggest, for the time being, is lay off of any skin products other than moisturizer and evaluate your skin every 10 days for up to a month.
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    What degree of improvement did you see? - almost completely fixed. About 95% improvement. How would you rate the happiness you felt right after having your scars diminished? - it happened gradually but I remember after the first microneedling I realised that this could be the cure How does it affect your happiness months and/or years later? - extremely. It's not really the happiness that's the best part, it's the fact that you don't need to tire yourself mentally thinking about it an
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    Hey guys, sometimes its also good to post some positive things. I have been noticing that i get my tan alot better then before this summer. And it also stays longer on my arms. whenever i get a good sun now my nails will grow faster and my mood is definitely better (like holiday memories randomly pop up) it seems that my skin is accepting the sun again, and can deal with it again.
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    You still show acne lesions, so keep using tretinoin until they're brought under control. Since your scar is mild, you can get RF microneedling, laser or TCA, in no particular order. They all stimulate collagen.
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    We need a better photo. Go into a completely dark room like the bathroom and point a bright light from an angle, eg. front or back of the face (see below). In any case, as you can see in the photo, you have the shadows around the edges. This is what accentuates the scars. Hence you need to soften the edge as much as you can. You can do this with TCA, either professionally or DIY.
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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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    Realistically with widespread scarring it’s hard to get filler under every scar so re tethering is highly likely. Filler can also dissolve and move. I’m letting you know because I’ve been told similar things by doctors that I wouldn’t need more than one and if I listened I would not be satisfied with my results. They never think my scars are tethered until they go to do the subcision and feel the resistance. Of course your case could be different, but I wouldn’t rule it out yet. Its har
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    I have suffered with exactly the same condition that everyone has described for over 20 years. It was all over my body and has left scarring. I have been told it is because I am a picker or that it is acne! I knew I am not and it wasn't. One month ago I found this thread, and I want to thank everyone! I started using the anti-fungal topical creams and wash and honestly, for the first time in YEARS, my skin has largely cleared up! I have a couple of 'wounds' that still have these plugs, but they
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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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    You are using more bp than your skin can handle and it is making it flake. You need to build up resistance for it by applying it less at first and slowly increasing the amount
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    You can cure persistent inflammatory acne through diet
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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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    That was my concern with Cytrellis that I raised with them regarding the accuracy. I mentioned to them that they need a single core handpiece for better targeting of scattered scars like acne scars. I said Recros Medica have a single core piece but its too big for face at 1.5mm. Seriously its super frustrating. They responded by saying they cant go into too much detail as they are still in development. *sigh*...you could literally mark with a marker on your face the individual little acne scars/
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    when and from which site this image was taken I wish you knew how much you made me happy. I also want to get rid of acne scars. I also agree to endure any pain. If it helps acne scars
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    This Dr in this video who has been using Microcoring as part of trials for skin tightening even says there are a lot of variables and things they are learning about Microcoring. Also this was the line I got from Cytrellis when they said recently they are still developing Microcoring. Microcoring removes skin so it will help scars absolutely. The only thing we dont know is how well it will perform as in how many treatments will you need to remove scars. Removing Wrinkles/excess skin w
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    Oh guys I have some great news, microcoring will get released late 2020 or at worst at the begining of 2021, it proved to heal scarlessly when needles were smaller than 500 micrometers. In one sitting they can remove 5-8% of the skin, so it might be posaible to remove all scarring in 20 maybe even 13 treatments. I dont know about you guys but if it truesly works and comes out to market im gonna try it. Heres a video a surgeon is talking about it from month ago and hes talking great things about
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    Yes! @Sherbear85 I have these all over my face including forehead and am beyond self conscious of them. It's very difficult to find long-lasting makeup that covers them. I am hoping to get a chemical peel done to help, but that did seem to work for you very well. Would you recommend trying it? Microneedling and hydroquinone 4% did not show results. I would love to connect further about everyone's journey on this and what worked best. I truly am beyond frustrated with my face and how to go about
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    @Cleopatra88 Hey there, I just wanted to say that I think youre beautiful regardless of your scars. I myself have scars and from time to time feel poorly about them. But it is within all of us that we can accept and love ourselves even if we have scars or any other flaws. Over time we can shift our self perception to a more healthier and more positive inner dialogue. One that can uplift us and give us the strength to love and accept ourselves completely regardless of our flaws.
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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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    I have been suffering from hardened, transparent plugs clogging my pores (sometimes becoming pimples) in my face for a long time. I always assumed this was hardened sebum and/or dead skin cells, as this is what you often read. Though it's also said that the reasons for acne and/or clogged pores are not really well understood. I would like to mention another (potential) cause that I stumbled into, after all the regular treatments I tried never have been able to fully resolve my clogged pores
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    Clears skin but makes skin red

    Been on the regimen for 5 months ish. Using own moisturizer and cleanser. This regimen DOES clear your skin especially if you do it twice a day. However, your skin will get red and dry, which is a big negative side effect in my opinion. So I guess there is a tradeoff between clear skin and reddish skin. 4/5 EDIT! 1 year later - I've been doing the regimen twice a day for 1 year and 5 months now. The regimen keeps the skin 90% clear, however i still get red and irritated skin after appl
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    I really hope something comes out in a decade or two but I'll be in my 50s by then. Who cares about scars then.
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    I don't understand how anyone doesn't get scabbing from TCA. I had 80% TCA CROSS and got tons of scabbing and the redness still lingers after 2 months. Still got hyperpigmentation, but everything looks way more shallow. I'm skeptical your doc is giving you TCA or maybe something low like 30%? Either way, if you want to do TCA go somewhere else because the doc is either not giving you legit TCA or the concentration is low.
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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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    Hey Dwalth i realise this is an old thread but couldn't help wanting to let you know of some things to maybe look into if you're still struggling with any of these issues. i also have arthritis and stumbled across 'the paddison program' recently. It's a natural approach to healing arthritis through diet and exercise. The basis of it is that a unhealthy gut/unbalanced microbiome among others is one cause of arthritis (this seems to line up almost perfectly with your heavy use of antibiotics an
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    Here's why you have an allergic reaction

    This problem is Tocopheryl Acetate. It is a synthetically made chemical by combining Vitamin E and acetic acid. Both the moisturizer and AHA lotion have this. Tocopheryl acetate is often added to skin creams and other cosmetic products in order to make them last longer during shipping, storage, and for when they are sitting on retail shelves. While not everyone has adverse reactions to tocopheryl acetate, there are a number of health risks associated with the ingredient, particularly
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    ^ Yea! You are right. I went to sleep last night with Intracranial hypertension, tinnuts, night blindness. I thought positive thoughts before I went to bed and woke up this morning cured. Oh wait...no, it didn't work. In fact it hasn't worked in 8 years. Some of these neurological side effects are chemical imbalances that need actual treatments.
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    Thank God, scars CAN improve!