1. Last Week
  2. On 6/4/2018 at 3:14 PM, Amp2695 said:


    Experience with Infini:
    Final downtime was about 10 days, back out in public after several days. ~ 2 weeks later it seemed like many of the scars were more sunken in. Since then my skin has restored back to normal.

    Temple improvement not as good as I originally saw - unfortunately it may have been long term swelling. Subcision bruise right side hasn't healed yet - still see a tint with a camera picture. Left side still has a brown mark from a subcision incision point. 

    Overall I like the direction my skin is headed in. On my left side, I think sculptra and a few peels/cross for texture will achieve my desired results (large shallow pitting/volume loss + terrible texture).  On my right side I need to figure out how to fill those pits in. Subcision/suction helped significantly on the cheeks, the jaw/neck area, but not so much on the temples nor areas close to the mouth. Some scars have changed shape but visually do not look any better. Texture is slightly better but needs work. It's hard to gauge as some days the skin just looks worse than other days. I'm not sure the improvement is substantial enough that it'll show up on camera. Will see how the skin builds over the following months.

    I'll update again in several months. Plan is to get sculptra, subcision + filler (right side only), RF needling, cross in no particular order but will start with a session of sculptra next week. I'm done with subcision/suction and will opt for HA filler instead; this will likely be my last subcision.
  3. More Than a Month
  4. On 4/28/2018 at 8:06 AM, Amp2695 said:

    Is phenol cross the same as tca cross? Im having a hard time finding anything on phenol cross. Wit so you were bruised for about 60 days from a subcision??

    It's supposed to have less adverse effects and produce better results. However I read that publication a while back and remember thinking the sample size was small. Originally I was scheduled for tca cross, however the doc was confident w/ phenol, so I agreed. 

    For the bruising, I can still see a tint today on a portion of the right cheek; it mostly died out by day 60 but was still somewhat noticeable. From reading other subcision posts on this forum, it seems my bruising duration is on the upper end. 


    I went ahead with an Infini treatment Thursday, 2.5 months from last treatment; downtime is looking like around 6 days.

    Going forward I plan to wait 3 months and get subcision/cross followed by filler.
  5. 21 hours ago, labellavita1985 said:

    Are subcision and phenol cross done at the same time to the same scars?

    Phenol first, then subcision, same procedure. The phenol was as advertised, improved certain scars by maybe 15%, didn't make any scars larger. Will need several more. It has helped reduce some of the shallow, sharp border edges of certain scars.

    3 hours ago, Scarredtodepression said:

    Lots of improvement, congrats! How long does it take to heal completely? Like as in how long do I have to wait before scheduling an interview with a job or say, a date  for the skin to look normal (no bruising etc). I have the same skin tone, etc

    I'd go with beautifulambition's rec of using make up. It takes forever to go away. 
  6. Not expensive relative to laser treatments - I'd call in to get the quote. Dr. Rullan's office is open about their pricing model.

    At this point one session of subcision + suction has shown probably equivalent improvement to all treatments I had in the past. Here's where I'm at with my right side around day 60. I made a mistake on my downtime - I didn't see that I was still quite bruised under certain lighting conditions; I was bruised to the cheek bone. Massaging it daily has helped and the real downtime was around 50 - 60 days. 

    Below image shows where I'm currently at. I don't think this picture shows it, but my scarring has improved substantially, especially in the temples. The scars are all still there but a lot has flattened out. It didn't do anything for non-tethered scars.

    I've an infini scheduled and will post every month or so. If someone can comment on whether or not I could benefit from another subcision, much appreciated. 



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