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  1. Try Dr. Sheldon Pollack. He's excellent and really tries to optimize the cost so you aren't wasting your $.
  2. I can say that it is a common side effect of subcision to have firm areas. Same thing happened to me. I had an area or two that was firm for a LONG time. I panicked and the doc said it will go away in time. Sure enough it did, but it took months, but it eventually went away totally. Paul
  3. Yes I've had it done - about 5 times. And, I've had a very positive experience with it. Its excellent. I got some major improvement with it. Paul
  4. Hi All, I've read a lot about the risks associated with scar treatment after Accutane. The conventional wisdom seems to be anywhere from 6 months to as much 2-3 years after Accutane. However, everything I've read applied to resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion and laser resurfacing. What I'm wondering is what kind of data is out there for other types of scar treatments such as subcision, needling, smoothbeam, etc after having Accutane? Do the same risks apply? Can anyone point
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    Yes. So what does Fernandes suggest the Roll - Cit tool?
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    Thought you all may find this interesting. Received this info from Dr. Des Fernandes (one of the first to use needling) "Dear Paul, I started doing needling with the tattoo artists gun and frankly you cannot do it properly to get the result that I am trying to get. It is also far too painful if the treatment is done correctly. John Grossman in Los Angeles is doing needling and Dr Leonard Miller in Boston also does it. Dr. Kevin Smith is also about to start in his clinic near Toront
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    Rx, Its the with any procedure - there's always swelling and its too early to tell anything. When I first had subcision, I was blown up like crazy. Anyway, you really do need to give it some time before you can tell anything. Paul
  8. Daltgilb - I'm never sure how to classify scars, but varies I guess - boxcar, rolling, etc - moderate severity. I'm 32 now - first starting having subcision at 29. Not sure, but I think subcision would certainly help at any age, but might be faster for younger people. Paul
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    Hi Rx, Wow, you made the plunge - please keep us posted! Did you get any bruising? Paul
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    Will, naw no makeup - it wasn't that bad really. Paul
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    Henry, I talked to him in the fall and he said needling has been working quite well, and he was taking patients. His assistant emailed me and said she could get me in the next day. Hope that helps. Paul
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    Rx, I haven't tried needling, so I can't comment on its effectiveness. I had 5 subcisions at $500 (Canadian$) each. I'd say I got about 65% overall improvement. Paul
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    Hi Rx, That's cool. However, I had scars very similar to your's and were virtually eliminated by subcision. There is very little downtime with subcision, about a week, same as needling. It is obviously much more expensive - but bear in mind, needling is really an unproven technique, at least as far as I can find out. I'll put my money on a trained doctor any day, with my face. I'm not trying to push you, but I've had great success with your kind of scars and if I were in your shoes,
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    Rx, Looks to me like your a perfect candidate for subcision. Paul
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    Hi everyone, I've been following the needling discussion with great interest. A few years ago, I decided to do something about my moderate acne scarring, and I've had very good success. I've had 5 subcision sessions done in Toronto and the results have been quite good, some scars almost gone, others minimized. I've also tried Artecoll once with minimal success. Furthmore, I have been regularly using Retin-A as well. The latest thing I've done is look into Dermabrasion, because I was lo
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