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  2. @49ersFan

    I had my procedure yesterday. 24 lidocaine 1% 3 ml needles were used to numbed my entire face.

    My face has extensive rolling scars and some ice picks which he said respond well to subcion. Phenol cross isn't painful at all to me.

    He started with the icepicks scars first with phenol cross then subcision. I had "subcision" from Dr Rahimi before and this is so different. I can feel he breaking the tethering underneath my scars. Some are very tough to break. I must have over 100 tether scars subcisions. After that, he told me my scars wore him out. It was painful during subcisions, but I took satisfaction of getting those suckers and endure all it. He did extensive subcision on my face including forehead and temple area. I'm glad he did those area too.

    I found microneedling more painful than subcision. I have thick skin so 1.5mm to 2.5mm were done. 2.5mm for thick area and 1.5mm for thin skin. PRF treatment was quick and relative painless compared to subcision and microneedling.

    I'm swollen, red, and look bloody over my entire face. I've been icing it. 

    I'm planning to put Vitamin C serum on my face, vit C 1gm tablet, biotin tablet, collagan tablet and multivitamin.

    My next procedure is in 2 months. Probably do the same thing - Phenol Cross, subcision, microneedling, PRF.
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  4. TCA + Subcision + Needling with Dr Rullan

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    @49ersFan My procedure is soon. I'll update this thread after each procedures. I'm planning 3-4 session with him - 2 this year and 2 next year about 2-3 months apart. I'm planning to do 18% TCA peel too. 
  5. TCA + Subcision + Needling with Dr Rullan

    Forums Scar treatments 22 replies

    @beautifulambitionI sent you a PM. I have some private questions. Thank you!
  6. @beautifulambitionhow soon after subcision can you wear dermablend?
  7. 9 hours ago, dazzed said:

    Three days is really being optimistic.  Depending on aggressiveness, you will be swollen and have purple / yellow bruising.   

    I'll plan it better for future visits. Work I can wear a mask. I have a wedding to attend 9 days from procedure. Hopefully it won't be a big issue by then
  8. On 8/6/2018 at 10:33 PM, makingtime said:

    I recently did the same procedure with the same doctor. Everyone reacts differently. I'm Asian if that matters.
    Super swollen right after the procedure and it didn't really go down until maybe the 3rd day. Highly recommend you take off more than 3 days for this. I felt that at day 5 I could go out, at minimum.

    You just won't know how you react until you do it, but once you figure it all out, planning future off times will be easier.

    Also, he's recently switched to Phenol Cross over TCA, which is what I did. I've never done TCA so I don't know how I'd react, but I'm happy with the Phenol, maybe 5–10% improvement without any enlargement of the scar.

    Thanks! I'm Asian too. Similiar skin tone.

    How many subcision have you done? Any other procedure done by him? 

    I'm planning to do 3. Already space out my second one 2 months apart with 5 days off. After that, I'll reassess. 

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  10. On 3/24/2018 at 7:18 PM, EvidentNancy said:

    Does anyone know th timeframe for when rullan is supposed to retire?

    I talked to someone at the office. He isn't retiring for a couple more years. 
  11. Thanks. I'll look into 1gm Vitamin C three times a day?

    It seems suction cups is common now. It can be had for $13 on amazon. I don't want want put swelling/red skin to dirty vacuum.

    I just realized I can resume work without much worry. I just wear a surgical mask like some people here when they are sick at my hospital

  12. @cautiouslyhopeful

    Thanks! I just decided to do everything. 

    TCA CROSS first, subcision, then microneedling with PRP. 
  13. You are correct. Not infini. Just got clarification from the office.

    It's TCA Cross. 

    Is PRP recommended? Its an extra $200.

  14. @cautiouslyhopeful I'm hoping to look like a sunburn after concealing. 

    Also do you know if Dr Rullan do PRP with microneedling? Is it the Infini?

    His plan is  subcisions with TCA & microneedling for my sevevere acne scar.
    I hav rolling, boxcard, icepicks based on his assement.

    I'll do 3 rounds of it 3 months apart.

    I might need surface fillter like Sculptra based on his recommendation. I've set aside $5000 for my treatments. I'm not looking for perfection. Just 50% improvement.
  15. @beautifulambitioni have 3 days off works. Would there still too much redness and swelling to be noticeable after 3 days? Im thinking of using dermablend to conceal some redness 
  16. Thanks @beautifulambitionWould 3 days off be enough for all these procedures I'm doing? (needling, TCS, Subcision).

    I'm Asian. 

  17. I just schedule a procedure in a month with Dr Rullan. It would be the first of 3 procedure and possibly a filler after a 3rd one.

    I'm thinking of space out 3 months apart. I will buy Korean suction cup, Vitamin C serum to apply. Anything else? Vitamin A?

    History: I had severe acne. I had mechanical dermbrasion with the late Dr Y in New Orlean.


  18. HSA & Scar Treatment

    Forums Scar treatments 2 replies

    I have contacted them. They said it depends on HSA - Some are stricter than other. I have my own HSA & my wife also has one from her work.

    We both can use the debit/credit card HSA or submit the claim for approval. I'll give it a try with $500-1000 treatment first and see if there are any problem. I'm thinking of subcision and TCA cross and maybe needling with Dr Rullan for my rolling, boxcarts scar, and TCA cross. If they approve, I'll add more money to HSA for next year procedure.

  19. HSA & Scar Treatment

    Forums Scar treatments 2 replies

    Are acne scar treatment eligible for HSA?

    I'm planning to do subcision, RF needling and peel this year with Dr Rullan. I have severe acne scar and will probably need multiple subcisions and maybe fillers as well if it's HSA qualified. 

  20. How much does TCA + subcision cost? I should be able to drive back to LA after the procedure is done right?

  21. I'll contact Dr Rullan for subcision and TCA cross. I had mechanical dermabrasion in the past with Dr Y in New Orlean (now passed away) and also subcision by Dr Rahimi (not sure I'd recommend)

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