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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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    Since @goblue1996asked me, I'm sharing all the good links I could find so far with you guys (there are way more, but the others don't add anything really interesting imo). For the afr.com links you just have to stop the loading page at the right moment, and you won't have to pay anything to read the entire articles. I/ You wanna take a look at the original elastagen website first: https://web.archive.org/web/20190423230745/http://elastagen.com/ II/Here are the links:
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    Two studies from ~50years ago showing that the vitamin A toxicity issues were already present, this is why we get acne in the first place. --- Vitamin A and carotene levels of a selected population in metropolitan Washington, D. C. https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/ajcn/26.9.992 286 micrograms Vit A per gram of liver is diagnostically Vitamin A toxic. 1 mmol Vit A / gram of liver = 286ug Vit A / g of liver 24.2% (80 / 329 subjects) were Vitamin A toxic (300ug/g in liver, rega
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    There is a 6 month difference between picture but I’ve Been on tretrinoin for only a month! I think it’s mostly due to wearing sunscreen
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    It's an injectable solution based on tropoelastin basically. I linked a video with the "metro" gel before, this will give you a good idea of how this is gonna work They want to treat acne scars and atrophic scars in general, and even hytrophic scars later on. It's just that box scars and icepick scars (acne) are harder to treat, so it'll take slightly more time for that, and I think someone else mentioned this as well. Hypertrophic scars are the real hard thing to take care of, be
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    yes they are, but as we age we lose collagen and gain hyper-pigmentation if you don't use sunscreen. Aging can make acne scars look worse . Recommend doing maintenance treatments.
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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 have the same thing. My doctor mentioned hematoma prior to treatment, he said its a good thing because it will result in PRP under skin and increase collagen production. I am also worried about mine but i think its normal
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    Improvement will vary from person to person as we all are dealing with our own unique scars, level of scarring, healing, etc. I don't believe there is a 'one size fits all'. Some may continue to see improvement after their 7th treatment, while others may not see improvement after one.
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    Thank you so much spearmintgreentea. Yes, where is your original post???
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    Don't understate it, it's sounds like a big deal. Once the product starts bringing in some revenue, you know Abbvie will start to see what else it can help treat. The hardest part I would think is getting the product approved. Once it is, then you can easily test it for all sorts of stuff. I noticed on Allergens website they have a product pipeline page saying what they are developing. It mentions Elastagen for skin quality and acne scars, but no mention for specifically stretch marks. Kin
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    You should read through this forum and gather general information about treatments. Be aware that nobody here is an expert and take certain posts with a grain of salt. Honestly research Dr.Rullan, he is located in San Diego ... I know you live in the Bay but for acne scars you shouldn't go to any random doctor just because they offer the treatment you're looking for... the doctor's skill and knowledge is crucial. And like hlp334 said you should also pm beautifulambition on here .
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    This is before and after 2 subcisions At the beginning i was pretty happy with the results.. now after the second subcision I can’t notice any further improvement. I think that is it. I know it looks a little better but it just isn‘t enough and it still kills me to know that this is the best it can get.
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    Wish you all the best man and good recovery, I wouldnt agree to Nokor, I did twice subcision with cannula, no problems at all, but u can clearly see how skin heals its not easy, nokor must be hell,.
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    I've had several treatments of both and there were no downsides for me at all. I feel both had helped significantly. Hope you will see positive results!! Per BA, since subcision and RF (or any other energy device) are the more major/substantial treatments, separating these two will allow collagen growth and give our bodies the time it needs to heal and repair.
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    this happened to me and when i left a review, they contracted me and tried to "buy out" my review, basically pay me with free treatments to take it down acne scars are really really bad thing to have to deal with mainly becasue of the treatment options, its saturated with false hope, many of these "derms" are scum of the earth
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    Hello, I came 1 hour before procedure, they put emla on my face, then Dr Emil performed subcison on scars that were thetered, then he did Genius Lutronic whole face, he told me everything he s gonna do before treatment, but i dont know if i remember it correctly, i think there were 5 passes on my cheeks, starting with 2,5 mm, then ending last pass with 1 mm ? Dont remember, I know forehead was 3 passes deepest was 1.3 mm, . Afterwards he injected saline injections. I have thin blood, so i
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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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    I am not patronizing you, I'm simply saying that you're the one who's acting like Nostradamus with this whole "it's gonna happen this decade" thing. I'm merely talking about possibilities: I could have said 5,7,9 years or whatever, we just don't know when " scarless healing is going to happen. Now, about the oil glands, sweat glands, hair follicles etc...I'd advise you to read this, page 18 (https://go8.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Allies-In-Excellence.pdf ), as you can see it's
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    Then you might have to wait 10 years, 20 years or more friend, good luck. I don't understand why people wouldn't want a skin condition to be ameliorated by 90% honestly, but whatever.
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    Hi all, Long time reader of this forum, first time poster. I've suffered with acne scars for many years now and have had some small improvements through some treatment before taking a break with it, however I'm now thinking about getting more treatment done. A few years ago I went to phi clinic to see Dr Patel and fell for the "nothing will work for you apart from lasers" trick. Ended paying a lot of money for CO2 fractional laser which gave me no improvement (he also did subcision and
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    I have meet in instagram a girl who have done the laser with Dr H , she show me picture before and after , and i can say she have amazing improve she look More Younger and all scars have gone, only one problem she stay at Home during 15 days that s all but the Skin Looks much better, she is perfectionnist , she want to do another Session but dr h tell that one session is enough... if he is assho** he can Easily say „“ lets go for another 3000£“ My man ive done al procedure like subcsi
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    Scarcure, I'm new to the forum, but seems to me like you're so insecure, desperate or obsessed about your scars that you came to a point where you won't take anything but absolute disparition. You'd really have to have insanely big scars for 90% not to be enough AS a starting point man. Chill man, what you're asking for may not happen before deaces. The treatments that are coming are going to be super good already, be happy for that, we're going to have great options in a couple years with
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    Some of my scarring is similar and Cannula subcision with ha spot filler was recommended to me and I’ve had good results so far! I was recommended subcision 3-8 times and so far have only done 3. The subcision breaks the tethering of acne scars and the spot filler allows for it to not re-tether right away, and for your own collagen to hopefully build back up with time. After the skin is leveled I would try rf microneedling like infini/genius.
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    Thank you! Its been a lot of work My 2020 post. Ive done a lot for the scars and preexisting breakouts since ive had inflammation retuning in my body. I have not done any humira in about 4 months and my body isnt doing the best but its better than before without it. Ive been going the the gym everyday and still staying extremely healthy.
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    to be honest subcision by iself is not that great. It is only good for for rolling scars that look like indents. Forget about fixing boxcars and rolling scars with it. It take multiple treatments to see any success with scars. However, this totally anectodal but when combined with Infini RF, I saw good results, where it generated fill in my face and also when combined with fillers it can help ease injection due to less fibrosis in the skin and donuting.
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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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    Guys i see Dr Emil five times ! Such a nIce guys really !! He have try everything on me! ( tca cross, erbium,co2, laser q switch,plexr ,3 type of subcsion and fillers) but honestly the improvement was not what I expect, tca cross and subcsion help me to the acne scars but the rest I’m not sure and I’m sure that create other scars But I am the only responsable because I ask the dr to try this combination and he take the risk Actualy i treat my scars in India and for the first time I can
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    By far best treatment i had

    I tried many otc products and visited a couple of derma already. This is by far the most effective and consistent treatment i had. I have been using this since 2014 together with the Regimen facial wash, moisturizer and AHA. My acne has been controlled since then. Unlike proactiv which was only effective for the first 2yrs. So happy to came across this website and community. I even recommended this to my friends Note: First 2 photos were BEFORE; latter photos are AFTER
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    Aussie Scientist I want to thank you. I have had the awful skin lesions with the white plugs that don’t heal for 30 years. I have tried everything in that time and despaired of ever getting rid of them. I have cried so many tears over my skin and avoided going to so many places because of how I look. I have searched and searched for answers but nothing has worked UNTIL I saw your post about using a urea based product. I had nothing to lose by trying it and it’s worked!!! The urea cream has
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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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    Aussie Scientist, thank you for all the information you have provided. Reading this has, for the first time in years, given me a small sense of hope. I won't bother to tell my story, my symptoms are the same as what everyone else has already posted. It's only after reading through this thread that I made the connection to antibiotics. I am convinced now that this all began because of a prolonged period of time (5 weeks!) that I was unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics years ago - again, due
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    I see Dr. Nelson Novick being recommended on this sub a lot, and I have to admit, I wince every time his name pops up. I have been treated by Dr. Novick numerous times with minimal improvement. I thought it was best to stick to one doctor instead of bouncing around several doctors after a few treatments. In addition, scar treatments often require multiple procedures and is a long term commitment, so I kept sticking with Dr. Nelson. I could not have been more wrong. Here are some things that I fo
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    Yikes, I was definitely underestimating this procedure. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll be changing my return flight!
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    Mine is just like that except I have much more zits. I feel so ugly but I saw your face and you are beautiful. Your hair is magnificent. I love your eyelashes. I think my compliments may not make a difference. I'm just some random girl on the internet. My heart goes out to you. I know the pain. I hope you don't end up like me. The times I've been out of the house in like a year are for doctor visits and giving birth. I don't work. I put on makeup as soon as I wake up and takes it off after my hu
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    @leelowe1 I was reading up on that bloggers allergic reaction last night and was dying a little inside hoping that my face won't turn out like that... I woke up today and it seems to have decreased a little but they're all still around my mouth, which is odd. I can't remember trying any new face products so if it is an allergic reaction I can't think of the culprit. The rash on my cheeks have also gone down due to the oitment my doctor prescribed me but I didn't put any on the breakout. It proba
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    Hi I don't know if this is the right forum because I literally just made an account today but what is going on with my face!!!? I woke up yesterday with my cheeks and chin all red and itchy with a minor amount of pimples, but from then on its just been getting itchier and more and more pimples are popping up I have no idea what the cause is and I haven't tried any new face product, nor have I worn makeup for almost a week. I have never in my life gotten a breakout like this, and my face is very
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    Best non-talc shine-free powder!

    Best sheer powder I've found so far that is talc-free and $6. I love that it has no color to it - I've found some translucent powders (like physicians formula) aren't really translucent, but make you tan or orangey. Love this stuff. Do wish more came in a container, but I'm just going to buy two and spill them together into one. Just to add - I tabbed some of this powder on at 9AM just after getting to work - and it is now 3:55PM -- summer - and I have not ONCE had to blot my skin for oil or gre
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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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    Less cramps, bigger boobs, and best of all, much much better acne It takes at least 2-4 months to work, and before it does, my acne got worse - the worst its ever been. I would only recommend this product if you're willing to go through worse acne for about 1-2 months. Even though I felt like giving up on yasmin within the first 3 months, after reading the reviews on this site I decided to wait it out for at least 3 months to see what happened. I've noticed that many of the negative reviews of t
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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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    i personally think the risks of tca cross outweigh the benefits. if you insist on getting it done, a study showed that 50 percent tca was effective on scars, without the complications of 100 percent tca. So you might want to be on the safe side and get tca cross done at a lower percentage. I urge you to read everyones responses on this forum about tca, before you jump into it.
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    Keep the treated areas moist with an antibiotic ointment, aquaphor, OR petrolatum jelly (like Vaseline) UNTIL scabs form. After scabs form, do NOT pick the scabs. Allow them to fall off naturally. Wash gently, trying to avoid damaging the scabs. Once the scabs fall off, then you can moisturize again (but you don't need heavy duty moisturizer). Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 for at least six months after you've done a CROSS.
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    hey sweetheart, from others testimonials TCA peel isn't nearly as effective as TCA CROSS. Despite your assumptions on Cross it can be used for rolling, boxcar and icepick scars. 20% is really not that effective to be completely honest. If you are looking for noticable results you will most likely have to use a high concentration peel. Mind you if you are new to peels you may want to gradually work your way up to a higher percentage peel but remember it will take longer to see results. I would
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