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    Sciton ProFractional laser

    Well stated, Starlite. I definitely concur.
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    Please tell me what type of scars I have

    Rolling scars.
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    Do you massage subcised areas?

    Jonathan from the vlog massages his cheeks not because of subcision, but because he had filler injected in each of his scar AFTER subcision. He has to massage the fillers so it doesn't clump and massaging it helps distribute his filler throughout the pocket that is create from subcision - beneath his scar/skin, thus helps the scar tissue from reconnecting.
  4. this is the best vlog by far to demonstrate the effectiveness of excision, subcision, filler, and laser if done correctly. This vlogger post several days of his recovery and results of excision wound healing. He undergone excision with stitching. remarkable results http://www.youtube.com/user/JonathanVencor...u/0/y5C0eHajREg
  5. subcision! no need for laser because your texture is great! (aside from the rolling scars)
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    Subcision Today

    I just went through subcision yesturday (finally decided to go for it-- put it on the credit card). we'll see how it goes! it didnt hurt too bad. all the spots are bruised and raised.
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    Do shallow rolling scars fade on their own?

    no, they dont go away on their own. yes, they are the easiest to treat, comparing to other type of scars.
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    Suggestions needed for Scar Surgery

    timehealsall, did you even read my post? i never said he DIDNT have scarring.
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    How Scar Treatments Work - A Must Read!

    Miramar is correct. this diagram does show the basics to how each of those procedure works. For example the dermabrasion. the idea of that is to sand down the surface of your skin. You are sanding down good skin to the level of the scarring (and sand parts of the scarred area too), that's why your skin becomes more smooth ( a very invasive technique-- cost--how much it will harm you vs benefit-- your improvements depends on your scarring). On a side note, this diagram does not mean you guys will have 100% smooth skin after one of those procedures, just like how it looks on the diagram. I am sure Miramar is NOT tryign to say that you will have 100% smooth results like the diagram, he is just trying to tell you how each procedure works. If you guys do your own research on the internet, you will see other evidence of what he is trying to indicate. having questions and being skeptical is good. When there are questions, its a good idea to do your own research and take on your own beliefs of a procedure being legitimate or not. rather than just shunning someone right away.
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    Suggestions needed for Scar Surgery

    I've done quite a few research and looked into philip young's procedures for past year or so. I have to admit, he is confident in his skills since he post how he does it on the internet for everyone including OTHER plastic surgeons to see. He is definitely one of the top plastic surgeons for acne scarring in my opinion. the only down side to dr. philip young is that he does not have erbium laser, which is a shame because people with type 3-5 skin may benefit more from erbium laser (because of hyperpigmentation issues). If you read his philisophy/knowledge on acne scarring (from his website), it really shows that he knows about acne scarring quite well. It's hard to find plastic surgeon that specializes in acne scarring. Most top notch plastic surgeons from beverly hills specialize in facelifts, rhinoplasty and all that stuff, rather than acne scarring. another positive side is that im sure he has quite a few experience with ethnic patients, because he is an asian plastic surgeon. a lot of people tend to trust doctors that they can relate with (esp with skin, since he has the same type of skin, therefore, he should be comfortable with dealing with asian skin--more or less). So i'm assuming that he has experience with asian skin. On a side note. Scarring, doesnt matter if its rolling, icepicks, or boxcars. The most effective treatment is a Multi-treatment (meaning, combination of invasive procedures-- subcision + laser, subcision + laser + filler or subcision, fat injection + laser etc). And, its not a one time success. Meaning you may gain 30% from one visit, and may need to go back in for another, and more--depending on the type of scar and severity. True acne scarring (indentations/ pitted scarring) is a working progress. Your improvements depends on multiple factors as well, depending on your skin, your type of scarring, the surgeon's skill level etc. He is on my top 3 list to get treatments from when im done with college.
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    Frustrated with doctors!!

    not all plastic surgeons are acne scar specialist. many reputable plastic surgeons don't specialize in that area, so its tough to find an plastic surgeon that is comfortable with acne scar revision.
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    Boxcar scars are difficult to fix because its deep (like icepick) and wide. Therefore, no chemical peels nor laser can lift the scars up to the surface. only 2 ways to go: 1) Subcision and filler. Although this method is ideal for rolling scars, it can still give some results to boxcar scars 2) Excision- cut out the scar and sew it up. Afterward, it may or may not leave a mark/scar. If excision leaves you a a different type scar, many plastic surgeons may use laser on the "post excision scar" in order make the scar less visible (supposedly, the excision scar is a lot easier to erase than the boxcar scar itself). How well excision works on scars depend on multiple factors: your ability to heal, the doctor's skill level & technique, and how wide your type of scar is (the smaller the better of course). there are potential risks to all treatments, so talk to your plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of each treatment.
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    well, are those scars indented? (pitted, sunken in). If so, yeah, i think those are boxcar, even though the pictures are a sorta blurry.
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    saline injections vs fillers (restylane)

    Saline injection is not a filler. It is a form of subcision, where they insert a needle in your scar and inject saline solution in it, hoping it will break up your scar/fibrous tissue that that is making the indentation. Your injected area will be swollen for 5 days, and it will go back to normal. you do it in a series of 4-6 times to see improvements. (the improvements is not much, i've done it a year ago. i give it 10% improvement). This method cannot replace simple fashion Subcision (where they stick in a 24g nokor needle in your scar (rolling scar) to break up fibrous tissue and create blood clot that will plump your skin and make it more smooth). restylane is a filler (hyalouronic acid) and the doctor inject that material in your skin to plump up your skin temporarily (usually last 6 months). its more a temporary enhancement than a treatment/fix. hoe that clears things up
  15. you have moderate/severe rolling scars (ur rolling scars are moderately deep, but you have numerous) on your face and hypertrophic (keoloids) scars on your chest. you will probably need multiple combination treatments of subcision, fillers, and lasers to get substantial results. dermarolling will help a bit, but in my opinion, it will not yield drastic results. I suggest you find a reputable plastic surgeon that specialize in acne scarring.