1. Last Week
  2. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Update My skin is the same colour it was before the peel now... No redness Anyway, will post pics in a few weeks, but as of today *zero* improvement... of course it's only been a few days. @Quadboy ?
  3. Last Month
  4. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Ok! Bit the bullet and used the last of my 30% TCA. Washed my face and then used acetone, waited 15 minutes and then did the peel. Waited a few minutes for the tingling to stop and did another layer on my cheeks. It stung a little, but not the hellfire I expected at all. It felt like a 15% peel. I did frost quite a bit and I'm pretty red today. Hopefully THIS one does something. I saw my face while I was on the bus and I don't know if the lighting is that different but my face still looks HORRENDOUSly scarred. Completely different than other lightings! I wish TCA was easier to buy in the UK, gonna have to import it again at a high cost.
  5. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Yeah thanks I am Owndoc states 10-14 day wait between 1.0mm sessions, that's ok isn't it? I waited 16 days between needling, I'd usually have waited even longer but I wanted the temporary swelling for an event lol
  6. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Thanks, I decided to do another derminator session as I needed minimal downtime this week. But I will do the peel really soon. I'll try and get glycolic, thanks! Anyone noticed it's really hard to get TCA now? Amazon and eBay used to sell it...
  7. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    I think it's time to do another TCA peel soon (will be my third 30% peel) and will use nail polish remover (ingredients: acetone, aqua) beforehand this time instead of just washing my face. I am scared about doing more than one layer, as it frosts on the first layer. How much frosting and burning am I going to expect? I'll put vaseline directly under eyes and nose and just go for it. Then I'll dilute it to approx. 15% and do around my eyes, maybe... 3 months since last peel, 2 months since Infini, 2 weeks since first derminator treatment (0.75mm and 1.0mm passes).
  8. More Than a Month
  9. The Derminator Thread

    Forums Scar treatments 299 replies

    @NeoFight Thanks I cleaned the needle by wiping it out with acetone, rinsing it with water and letting it dry by a heater. Is that ok? I also am not sure about which product is best from OwnDoc. I used the copper peptide mask after my first one, now I need to buy something else. Shall I get more masks or the CP serum? Or something else?
  10. The Derminator Thread

    Forums Scar treatments 299 replies

    I finally used the derminator for the first time! The instructions were admittedly a bit confusing for me to fully take in in one go, especially the timer settings etc... a simple bullet list / order of steps would be useful, but I got it eventually. I just did it without the timer. I did one pass at 0.75mm then another at 1mm for the first attempt. Went red and bled a little. The noise it makes is intimidating but luckily felt nothing thanks to numbing cream! Hopefully this together with TCA peels start to give me some actual results.
  11. Infini ❤

    Forums Scar treatments 39 replies

    No just shocking swelling
  12. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Thanks I asked about subcision and filler, a plastic surgeon and dermatologist both said they didn't think I'd benefit as my scars aren't tethered. Health issues: I'm being investigated further for hypothyroid / adrenal issues (plus I suspect mild gut problems as my absorption of folate and B12 is not great) my face just looks SO rough and holey All I have left is to start using my derminator or do another full strength 30% TCA but I can't see the light from that either
  13. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    I know it's not the full results or course of treatments, but it's been nearly 5 weeks since my first Infini and I can't see a hint of change to my disgusting face, in fact the atrophic scars on my cheek seem to be worse. I also noticed I now have 3 (not from Infini) mildly white/hypertrophic scars on my nose of all places. One was from harshly squeezing a blackhead 10 years ago, the others are recent, from normal zits just appearing. Laser, peels, Infini or silicone gel isn't doing a thing. Feeling really down about it all.
  14. Infini ❤

    Forums Scar treatments 39 replies

    I had a full week of looking very red and swollen
  15. Iron and acne?

    Forums Diet & holistic health 2 replies

    You should really get a blood test Could be literally anything and wouldn't be worth supplementing something you have enough of already. I take a gentle liquid iron, folic acid and B12 supplement and haven't broken out from them worse than usual.
  16. It's not really done anymore... And the risks are quite high aren't they? How many times did you have subcision? What else have you done apart from needling and subcision? Maybe radiofrequency microneedling would work better, like Infini or Intracel.
  17. The Derminator Thread

    Forums Scar treatments 299 replies

    I won't be able to have Infini done for a while even if I decide to go ahead with another one. I want to use the derminator in between. Will it be ok to use it 6-8 weeks post Infini? Currently at 3 weeks.
  18. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    3 week update (nearly) I know it's still early but no changes yet and if anything a rolling scar on my cheek seems to have gotten deeper. Hopefully it'll improve over time. No needle marks though. A weird thing is that when I get a shiver in my face or it flushes for a sec it feels like I've taken a ton of niacin haha. Like pins and needles on the inside. Hard to explain. Possibly there is some debatable tightening... I'll update in a few weeks.
  19. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    we are excited to see your results People have been asking for his pics since 15th January, don't hold out. Anyway, my face has healed. Obviously no results yet, hopefully they come in the coming weeks/months. A scar on my right cheek looks a bit worse if anything.
  20. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Perhaps it was worse because I had a 30% TCA peel 3 weeks before treatment? The doc said he's happy to do Infini 2 weeks after a peel so I thought it would be ok
  21. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Thanks, the whiteheads have mostly gone away already. I just look like I have bad sunburn now, which I don't mind, I'll just tell people I've been on holiday! The hair seems to be coming back this morning, I spoke too soon! You too? That's good. How painful did you find it? I either have an extremely low threshold or they didn't numb it adequately. It put me off having more than one. I was literally shaking from it!
  22. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Entering the fifth day and there is a noticeable reduction in swelling and a mild improvement in redness. No track marks yet (apart from mildly on my nose maybe). Face feels really dry and a bit itchy and irritated. I shaved on Monday and I'd usually have my facial/neck hair start to come back by now but it's not, I'm worried it's damaged the hair follicle? Googling doesn't mention that this is a risk, can anyone reassure me?
  23. *Not an expert* I'm not surprised laser didn't flatten them, it's not really supposed to I believe? Silicone can flatten raised scars and is cheap. Sheets or gel... gel is more convenient. Apply it twice daily. Yes they could become indented if he injects them but it may then be easier to raise them with treatments such as microneedling and/or filler. Someone more knowledgeable on that should confirm this.
  24. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    On the third day and I look just as angry red but a tiny patch of skin by my mouth has started to peel. The swelling may be subsiding a little now. Still hundreds of tiny whiteheads over my lower face, seems to be mainly where they made me shave before Infini. I had this exact same breakout after CO2 a few years back so I'm not worried, but I do have an antiseptic cream at home I can use and an antibacterial face wash. My doctor wouldn't prescribe an antibiotic ointment over the phone.
  25. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Have called my local surgery and am waiting for them to call me back thanks! Thank you! That's also reassuring. I agree about anaesthesia, my eyes were streaming with the pain and I had to ask for several breaks. The receptionists face (who has had Infini herself) when I came out was not reassuring ha
  26. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Just like with CO2, I've now developed hundreds of tiny pustules / whiteheads around my mouth area and my face has gone even darker and I can't move it for the swelling.
  27. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    Thank you, that is reassuring Annoyingly I started a new job yesterday, and did this thinking I'd be ok to go back to work with a bit of redness. I'm still annoyed they didn't listen when I said I didn't want to continue during the second pass.
  28. Nothing is working!

    Forums Scar treatments 115 replies

    They numbed my face for about 40 minutes with some cream they slapped on with a stick. Yeah exactly, looks and feels like laser. I took a pic of the machine, says Lutronic on it and looks like the Infini machine that shows on Google with a grey stand. I think it was max settings for the first pass, then close to max, and then a superficial pass. There was also a weird tugging sensation, I felt the needle head being pulled out of my skin. I'm now scared that you haven't seen anyone look like this after Infini.
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