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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. 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 really hope this isn't true
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  14. 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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  15. I personally doubt the level of injury you sustained would heal in just a week so some distortion in level/volume might be expected. But to be honest much of the subcision depends on technique/doctor/experience and also the person's personal situation/scars/healing etc. There's no other viable procedure that would do any better for your type of scars really. Scars that are slightly atrophic cannot in my impression be sanded or lasered away as it's a volume issue. So you didn't make a mistake the
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Get it from overseas If you can, 2 to 3 month course or more
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Give at atleast two weeks it will still be swelled but not bad.
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  22. I have similar icepicks sadly, and they were like 3x deeper in my youth. Heavy duty dermabrasion was the only successful thing I tried but I had massive healing capabilities back then. Certainly you need some sort of aggressive resurfacing if you want to attempt to even out the nicks. Certainly that carries risks as well, like pigmentation risks. It's very hard to really be certain in a recommendation. I would say the only things I think wouldn't waste your time and would either produce a
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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. 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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  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 think subcision has taken me as far as it can and I need to focus on other modalities. Dr. Rullan has never mentioned it to me either so I think he agrees that surface/ ablative treatments are the best for me. The money(within reason!) is not really the issue here to be honest. I work a lot and am very fortunate to have extra hours and overtime at my work so I am able to relatively easily save up for my treatments. At my age I feel like I’ve wasted so much of my
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  27. It could be a variety of things. I'm not very fond of steroids unless they are absolutely necessary to be honest given my own disastrous experience with topical steroids. What could the lump be? Just as you say it could be temporary irritation, scar tissue, some sort of nodule. I would ask the doctor I don't even think dermatologists are geared to handle complex reactions/cases. I would personally let your skin heal a bit more if you have another lined up, but it may be a timing factor in
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  28. 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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  29. Whoa this is real proof of scarless healing.
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  31. Your skin is great. I do not think it’s worth the money and effort to do anything.
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  32. You're obsessing. Leave your face alone.
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  33. None nothing needed maybe fillers on the spot
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  34. The fact that non of these companies (Quthero, Omegaskin, etc) has published photos of "before and after" tells me that whatever their products do is actually not that impressive
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  35. What are we looking at? Is that before and after? Is the second one supposed to be better?
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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. @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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Update: Well, I was supposed to have subcision on my right cheek with Dr. Ringpfeil but I got cold feet. What if something goes wrong? What if I make things worse than they are now?
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  42. 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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  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. 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. 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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  49. 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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