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  1. What is the best between TCA and micro needling ?

    Ok thank you... I suggest the follow knowing your a student, and you do not have alot of money for treatment... 1) Subcision, find a doctor to do subcision on the depressions and inject saline after. As you cannot afford filler do vacuum pumping for 3 weeks after you heal up after the subcision. Keep things from re-tethering. You will need several subcisions but start with one, save up a little and get it done, then do other things till you can do it again. 2) Keep doing your microneedling / dermastamping to the scarred spots. 3) One any icepicks do tca cross (use a toothpick), learn how to do this on the faq- top of the acne scar sub and goto tca, click the link all things acid peels. It will take several of them. 4) Once your skin is more level from subcisions, I want you to do spot tca peels on the cheek areas (scars) for the texture. If you do this too soon ... it will do very little as you have not raised the scars through subcision yet. Learn how to TCA peel again in the faq. IT will take several. Scar treatment is never one and done. Often people treat over 3 years and get small improvements with each thing they do. Depends on your down time and $$$. Finally as I put in another post of yours, TCA can be done in dark skin types, you must do retin a cream aka tretinorin and hydroquinone a few weeks before treating and a few weeks after you heal to avoid hyperpigmentation. Some men put concealer medical makeup over the redness as they heal so it's not as noticeable.
  2. Is There any persone using dermaroller/dermastamp ?

    TCA is even used on African Americans and Indians, if they do retin a and hydroquinone for a few weeks before their procedure and a few weeks after they heal. They must use weaker percentages. Please read the faq - top post of the acne scar sub and goto tca peels, click the link all things tca peels. Yes TCA is sold on Amazon. No you cannot do subcision on your own unless you want to seriously hurt yourself. It's not some little microneedle. Remicade was a special circumstance, I can't explain it, but I don't need to. Most people will not have that response, and I have many questions about what he/she did to get improvement because it makes no since. Everything we suggest works, I don't want you wasting time or money. Secondly I have done all these procedures on others, and myself. They have been successful by thousands here and through data. Microneedle is great, but is a very weak treatment for acne scars without other treatments. Especially if you have "holes in your skin."
  3. Dermastamp or Laser CO2

    Subcision as I have tried to tell you before is for."I have hole in my skin. " Suction pump" is only after subcision, and for nothing else. Please post with a picture of your scarring so we do not have to guess on treatments for you. You have made several posts with guesses which do not help us assess a closeup of your scar type and offer a solution. If you do not wish to do that find a picture online that is close to your scar type and post it for advice or private message me and I will help you. Thanks, BA
  4. Will subcision work on these scars?

    Yes you are right... It's natural in our body, it's a filler. The kind people get to volumize. It will act as a spacer when the doctor breaks the tethers so things do not tether again. Yes it's temporary but alows your body to replace the area without re-attachment of fiberous anchors. In your case it will also bring up the level of the depression of the skin. Many of us use it if we have more than a pencil sized eraser depression acne scars. That's great as Obi Wan said you can do saline during your first few if you wish and then later on do the filler towards the end. IT will last 6 months to a year, ... make sure the swelling is down before doing filler, saline its ok to do right away as the body reabsorbs it quickly. Once you fill you wait for your next subcision till the filler goes away.
  5. What is the best between TCA and micro needling ?

    Please post with a picture of your scarring so we do not have to guess on treatments for you. You have made several posts with guesses which do not help us assess a closeup of your scar type and offer a solution. If you do not wish to do that find a picture online that is close to your scar type and post it for advice or private message me and I will help you. @Frenchscar all of this has been put in the FAQ, first post in the acne scar sub, please go there and learn more about what your asking. Goto the TCA section bottom of the faq and it tells you how to do it / safety. We can not advise you because we do not know your scar type, your ethnicity, your skin type, how you heal, sensitivity, etc... Typically one can do a treatment every other month, some need more time in between or do not have the down time, scar work takes about 3 years, as you cannot do some treatments because of your situation it will take longer. You get a percentage of improvement with each treatment. Of course there is risk with TCA, its acid, please read the FAQ, it's all in there. IF you afraid of burning yourself go get it done by a DR or med spa. Microneedling again will do nothing for you. It must be combined with other modalities or used as upkeep once you do other treatments to baseline your skin. Thanks, BA
  6. What do you think about massaging scar to break them ?

    Massage does nothing for scars. Notice even after medical procedures they don't say go around massaging your scars. Fibrosis does not magically go away once the bad skin is laid down. Please post with a picture of your scarring so we do not have to guess on treatments for you. You have made several posts with guesses which do not help us assess a closeup of your scar type and offer a solution. If you do not wish to do that find a picture online that is close to your scar type and post it for advice or private message me and I will help you. Thanks, BA
  7. Is There any persone using dermaroller/dermastamp ?

    You can do tca peels, I tell you how in the faq, and they are cheap. Also nokor subcision is cheap if you do one per year. If they are happy they are not on this site anymore and moved on with their lives. Dermastamp / Roller does very little for scars without the above methods used as well, they are cheap for a student again.
  8. Any thoughts on this new device?

    Old technology, they have been doing this in various parts of Asia forever. They even have portable plasma units now. It helps for very minor scarring. We use plasma in America - certain PS have it, ... it's very expensive (treatment) $$$$ and has the same down time as a strong peel or laser.
  9. What type of treatment shoud i use

    I do not touch excision nor do I endorse it. Your asking a doctor to cut you and then do surgery. This is where complications occur. The body is not healing itself in the same manner as subcision, laser, peels, microneedling. A lot can go wrong. I don't see it helping you, You have several boxcars, it will look like a hodge podge of skin grafting / excisions. I would start with Infini RF as I said above, I know your sensitive. Ask the doctor for a steroid for the redness or at least discuss things like 1064nm laser, vbeam, or ipl for redness. I also discussed makeup/ concealer / dermablend for usage when you have a presentation or are treating, this is acceptable to be presentable.
  10. Lumps 6 months after subcision

    I have seen this before, they could have hit a blood vessel or artery, caused blood pooling and hematoma. This area with fibrosis can have these under the skin. Do what Obiwan suggests about steroid. Filler can correct this as he said and even out things fill and even out the other areas. Some are prone to keloid scarring. 1064nm laser can help also if they heat it warm enough to do some non ablative remodeling
  11. Going to see Dr. Novick

    It's fine before or after. You must have no wounds when you go into do procedure ... or after you healed from subcision before doing it. You know your healing patterns. Don't do needles that are too long if they give you any problem with healing, 2-3mm
  12. Will subcision work on these scars?

    Yes with a NOKOR needle, request this. You need a HA filler a few days after when the swelling goes down. IT will take a few of them ;-) You can TCA peel for texture on the spots when you even things out more with sub. Dr Chu in london does this, lots of discussion on the boards on him.
  13. What type of treatment shoud i use

    @Scars_Hope You may be allergic to hydroquinone. No we do not use hydroquinone when subcising, just for peels and laser. Wear makeup aka concealer or tinted mosturizer my friend, then no one would have known. Some cover to the spot. There is dermablend at department stores for surgeries. I think your allergic to many things, just don't use them with open wounds or skin.
  14. Does acne scars destroy facial hair ?

    OF course not. I have heard antidotal evidence of rogaine/ minoxidil topically working google search it. Some say Testosterone increases naturally increase their hairiness as well. Microneeling does nothing for this.
  15. Does acne scars destroy facial hair ?

    No idea, grow out the hair and see. Many times scar tissue cannot grow hair as it' has changed the hair follicles have been destroyed. OF course "some" are able to grow it, depends on the scar type, area, and severity.
  16. Do Infini Treatments Ever Max out?

    This question does not make since ... The mechanics of scars. Scar revision or scar treatment is never one and done Collagen takes time to build. There is no percentage you will get. IT's how your body heals and reacts. I cannot predict this. IF your asking typically you need 3 - 6 treatments. You will not get 100% with this treatment or any treatment. It depends on your scars and most people do multiple things (subcision, tca cross, tca peels, microneedling, creams, filler, etc) depending on scar type over 3 years depending on their down time.
  17. How bad are my scars and what is a good treatment?

    It's do a tca peel. Sali will be to weak. Maybe he wants to do the Sali and see how your skin heals and reacts and move onto a stronger peel, try this route. Some do a Sali or Jessner before their TCA. Your scars are not bad very mild and textural. Clear and Brilliant laser is good for this, see recent review on acne scar sub or a few peels. We have a how to do them under the faq - top post in the acne scar sub and TCA peels. I see some icepick scars that he can fix with TCA cross.
  18. Need a skincare regimen

    @Lolo90 We typically try to combat scars here ;-). Checkout http://www.reddit.com and search for the sub skincareaddiction thousands more post there than here and are all about skin care products.
  19. Acne Scars, Rough Texture, and Large Pores

    @dazzed you must be mistaken on icepicks, while some "may" have scars not to the bone. Often our friend here has fat loss, they are definitely to the bone. Plenty of histograms in Google Scholar and other sources such as Doctors who respond with this information on Real Self. Ask 3 doctors I know and they agree, they are to the bone and often tethered. Otherwise they would be scarred pores or scarred macules. Hair folices go into the fat, scarring and infection often make these icepick deeper. We will use the word "deep" for you. So it really does not matter where they are as long as a) we know they are deep (fat is just above bone), b.) he is fat deficient. The advice still stands TCA Cross is the method of choice for these. Profractional has great reviews on ethnic skin because of PIH, I would not do non-ablative in his case, I mentioned Infini RF as a substitution. He can do strong acid peels and do the same thing to ablate the skin. Fatloss (missing under diagram) /in acne scar suffers Hence my comment TCA cross raises these deep pits:
  20. Acne Scars, Rough Texture, and Large Pores

    @cowboyhorn This is all covered in the "faq" first post locked at the top of the scar sub. Goto tca peels, and the link to all things peels. Its called spot peeling and it's fine you treat just your cheeks. BE aware because of your type of scarring, this will not fix all your issues, take many peels, and give you a small percentage a time of improvement. But worth a go if that's what you can afford.
  21. What type of treatment shoud i use

    @Scars_Hope Lytera can also cause sensitivity. Hence what I saw saying about microneedling and the topicals we use. Vitamin C can cause photo sensitivity. Sounds like for you I would not use it if your going into the sun. You need to do hydroquinone and retin a before and after your treatments. Also find something to sooth the skin or go the Dr route for a steroid. Do not take any creams when your treating, stay out of sun, and put sunscreen on. The skin is supper sensitive. No the infini is not riskier, remember I looked at your scar type and ethnicity. This is safe for you. Cut off every thing including Lytera 2 weeks before. Have your Dr perscribe hydroquinone and retin a aka tretinorin cream for your PIH before and after treatments (several weeks before). You must prepare. you may need a steriod, but remember they can halt collagen formation. Wear some makeup if you can while treating or "tinted suscreen." you have bad box cars, you need infini, subcision, filler, and tca peels. All this causes red even for fairer skin types. Laser is even worse for "redness / PIH". NO dermapen, will do NOTHING for tour scar type. Maybe latter when you have better skin or at home maintenance. Talk to @keving100 He lives in Canada and has been to many Dr's PM him, Search by date in the general search the forums for Canada. Some travel. @Noa27 In case someone uses filler. Also by the very action of subcision one creates heamatoma / collagen, why break this up with Infini after. Infini is not for surface resurfacing it's to break up scar tissue and remodel (a safer version of laser with no side effects). You TCA peel for surface issues after or do ablative erbium on layers of skin. When none makes a cake you don't stick a cake in it all over after you bake it right, you have filled and possibly frosted it.
  22. Ipl treatment effective?

    Yes it's effective it takes 6-10 treatments. Depends on the strength of the machine. If you do not see "some" lightening by several treatments, you may need vbeam or 1064nm laser for a deeper treatment.
  23. Redness 7 weeks after dermapen?

    @Scars_Hope very few get PIH from microneedling. Most of the time it's dermatitis, infection, or reaction to a product that was used. Did you go into sun directly after or use any products, this can effect the skin. The skin is very sensitive and some can only take shorter needle lengths. Never use anything besides pure HA serum until the skin is healed up.
  24. blackhead on cheek become a red bump!! helppp

    Red is PIE or post wounding from acne. It's not a scar. The quickest solution for PIE is laser V-beam, or ipl, or 1064nm, or excel v. For alternative cures goto the top of the acne scar sub and the very first post is "Faq" goto the skin section, and PIE. To heal these things naturally takes a year sometimes and does well with things like emu oil, aloe vera, etc...
  25. What type of treatment shoud i use

    @Scars_Hope I think you would do best to do 3-6 treatments of Infini RF miconeedling or Vivance. Then I would move onto subcision only with a Nokor needle and filler when the swelling goes down. As Quadboy said you have a majority of box cars, some ice picks mainly. I would not do TCA peels or TCA cross untill you do the above, it's only for texture when you even things out more. It will take you some stronger peels because of your scarring. Fractora is not "needling" ... that's without energy. Its not my first choice of machine as Infini and Viance have insulated needles, no epidermal damage. Remember Acne scar treatment is never one and done, it takes 3 years and depends on the amount of down time you have. I do not advocate laser for this, RF microneedle is much better for box cars and without the side effects. Do not get filler if you do not have a pencil eraser size spot to level with the skin, or you will get a bump. Do not do permanent fillers, you cannot dissolve them and are already talking about how you find bad filler jobs. If you like the results of naturally occurring HA over a period (years) of time consider Bellafill if you wish. I don't see much "redness" in the pics from the dermapen, The skin is remodeling. @Scars_Hope very few get PIH from microneedling. Most of the time it's dermatitis, infection, or reaction to a product that was used. Did you go into sun directly after or use any products, this can effect the skin. The skin is very sensitive and some can only take shorter needle lengths. Never use anything besides pure HA serum until the skin is healed up. Doctors often use things to make the redness go down in your skin type such as hydroquinone and retin a or tertinorin cream before and after the procedures (once your healed up) to avoid PIH.