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Leo Lemaire

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About Leo Lemaire

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  1. What I would suggest for "effectively" popping pimples in a manner that won't scar is to use thin lancets (what diabetics use to prick themselves) I have 26 gauge that I've used to remove milia as well as pop a pimple or two. The hole it leaves is tiny but will effectively allow you to drain the pimple. Make sure you wipe your skin down with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide after. Also, be gentle when you squeeze stuff out. Aggressive squeezing is what traumatizes the skin.
  2. Hey friends! Haven't been on the site in a while but had a few questions I'd like to ask the community. I am wanting to pursue punch excision or just general excision for a handful of scars. I wanted to know about your experiences as well as possibly some doctors in the midwest. I've traveled to Chicago for a series of treatments of another type and won't go back. I know there is a specialist in Seattle (Dr. Philip Young) that seems enticing but if I can save some money by staying in the midwest
  3. I believe I have one boxcar scar, maybe two. I would say it helped a little bit in stimulating some collagen, thus filling it in some. It was kinda hard for me to gauge because of the redness at the time. I became more focused on the pigment being different than everything else so the scar stood out more. I also must say this, plus the fraxel dual, helped the boxscar(s) a lot. I can't understate how much I feel the dual improved the overall condition of my skin. I think the combo of all the trea
  4. I believe I have one boxcar scar, maybe two. I would say it helped a little bit in stimulating some collagen, thus filling it in some. It was kinda hard for me to gauge because of the redness at the time. I became more focused on the pigment being different than everything else so the scar stood out more. I also must say this, plus the fraxel dual, helped the boxscar(s) a lot. I can't understate how much I feel the dual improved the overall condition of my skin. I think the combo of all the trea
  5. While it's a little tough to say due to the fact that I've been going through these treatments off and on for about 5 years and don't even remember what they looked like in the first place, I would say at least 50% It really depends on the scars. Certain scars respond better based on not only the type of scar, but location as well. I have a a few stubborn ones on my forehead that don't seem to respond to anything.
  6. It has been an extremely long time since I've updated anything on this site...needless to say, I did a terrible job at keeping fellow sufferers up to date with any progress I had or had not made. I will attempt to do that in writing because I didn't have any pics (other than the ones taken at offices) that directly addressed my scars, however I will try and put some current ones up even though there will be no baseline pics. I believe that the last time I had spoke upon this topic (TCA) I ha
  7. I am currently having a series of 5 tca cross treaments done with who I would assume is the same Dr. in Chicago. It seems the way after reading your post. I have currently had three done and have seen improvement. Unfortunately, this process does take some time. I wish it were faster. I hope to go in for the fourth soon, but certain scars of mine have a way of taking forever to go back to normal skin tone and are a little darker. I do like the doctor and it is comforting having a professional do
  8. I will try to get some better pics up, I promise! haha. Umm, I'd say it's taken about 2-3 days for them to actually scab and maybe another 2-3 to fall off. Some of the scabs will stubborn but if you lightly rub them, they will flake off. Don't pick and pull, but a little rub with no irritation won't hurt. I only do this when they feel ready as well. With the first treatment, the redness went away completely in about a week to ten days. After the second one, it gets more intense thus I'm still w
  9. I have some small picks and TCA is what he wanted to do. I believe the only treatments he does are what is listed on his site, but he also is a world renowned facial plastic surgeon so who knows. I'm trying to get some pics up here now. It's hard to see the scars though, kinda :/ damn.
  10. I cleared up fairly fast. Unfortunately, it was after a pretty nasty initial cystic outbreak, leaving me with some scars. The little zits come and go super fast...the cysts may take some time but they will decrease everyday.
  11. Well, it's been a while since I've been on here to respond to anything. Sowwy Anyway, I had my second treatment with Shah on January 8th. I'm still waiting for the redness to completely subside...that is the hardest part about this process, being male and dealing with the dark spots. He just told me to schedule again once the discoloration is gone...he said he's seen it last 5 weeks or maybe even more. I'm almost on through the 4th week. Not too noticeable, just annoying. When I see the scarrin
  12. I will try to get on some pics here at some point...it's kinda hard to get good ones on my macbook showing what's going on, but I'll try. I haven't been as comfortable with many Dr.'s as I have with just one meeting with Dr. Shah. He is in Watertower Place - 9th floor. He gave me a little deal for being a student...maybe a couple hundred off. But he charged 850 for my set of 5...and if I only do three, it will still be 850. That is just his package price. For all I was quoted for, TCA, Dermabras
  13. It's nuts we both feel that way. It's really hard because I wanted to be put on it so badly, just wanting it to end the cycle. Now it's a different kind of cycle we are in now
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