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Cameron

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  1. oooohhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm.... *minds blank* Actualy thats a good idea. provides relaxation, and ultimately becoming at peace with one self. good stuff. Cool. Just know that you'll have serious eye strain if you do it like this square dude!
  2. Hi everyone. I haven't posted here in years, but I wanted to share something positive. (If you're like I used to be you're probably seething with disgust by now.) I had severe acne for all of my teens and a big chunk of my twenties, and I'm left with scars on my face, so I know how devastating it can be. I've been practicing meditation since 2006, though, and it's been the best things I've ever done. I have a completely different perspective now on acne/scars and their implications emotionally,
  3. hey sir i was wondering if you ever did another course of Needling with Terproline topical and 660/880nm red/infrared LED lights

    1. hey. its so weird, but expected, that you are on here. so I thought since I am too, I should drop in and say hello.

      1. I did needling in 2003. You can check my journal for before and after pictures of that. Also, all I've been doing since Fraxel is using healing products like Revive EGF and eating well and taking a bunch of supplements--MSM, vitamin C, multivitamins, oils.
      2. Hi everyone. If anyone is interested, here are some up-close before an after pictures of my ice pick scars pre- and post- fraxel. It's not very encouraging as the pores are larger and the skin texture worse, but hopefully it's useful information. I posted them on another thread, but the thread didn't get many views, so I'm putting it here too. 03-07-2006 - Before Fraxel: 04-10-2006 - Just after 4th and last Fraxel: 06-17-2006 - Two months after last Fraxel: 01-27-2007 - Nine months after
      3. Let me answer that for you with some pictures of my own lasered face. This is my right cheek: 03-07-2006 - Before Fraxel: 04-10-2006 - Just after 4th and last Fraxel: 06-17-2006 - Two months after last Fraxel: 01-27-2007 - Nine months after last Fraxel: I think my ice pick scars are still bigger than before fraxel although not as big as they were right after. Also, the texture of my skin is definitely worse. Look at that brown discolored area in the top left corner for example; it wasn'
      4. I'm guessing that if you're up there in age, you'll probably get some good benefit on your fine lines and wrinkles. I would wait a couple months to assess the benefit though because of swelling. You'll probably end up with only mild benefits to your scars since those are deeper than the fine lines.
      5. Cameron

        Depressed :(

        I know the feeling of being tortured every day by this. The way I see it, there are 5 different strategies we can take after realizing that we're stuck looking disgusting and offensive for the rest of our life: 1) Ignore your scars and put up with that horrible sinking feeling and ensuing depression every time you catch a glimpse of them in bad lighting. 2) Always keep in mind that you are screwed, so that the pain will be more evenly distributed, and catching a glimpse of your scars will be m
      6. Here's my 9-month post-fraxel update: Skin is still pink and scars still look like crap, despite using EGF and taking MSM and vitamins for months. Three months ago, when I went in for my 6-month appointment, the doctor took pictures of my face in a different room with dark lighting and tried to compare them to my original pictures in fluorescent lighting. This is absolutely ridiculous--just what you'd expect from a dermatologist. I told her that you can't compare pictures if the lighting is d
      7. Just to give you some context, my raised scar looked like a large and a small (fat and juicy) pimple side by side (overlapping a bit). It was about that size.
      8. It would work for several close together as long as they're hypertrophic (raised) scars. The doctor has to be careful though not to inject too much cortizone and to stay inside the scar; otherwise, the cortizone could break down nearby level areas of skin. For this reason, I don't know if you could fine tune extremely small raised scars with cortizone injections. I just bought some silicone sheets to try to even out the rest now that I have the big stuff reduced.
      9. I think cortizone shots can clear up acne for a few days too. I remember getting one when I was 16 and my very bad acne completely died down for about 3 days before coming back in force. What I'm posting about in this thread though is where you inject the cortizone directly into a scar to break up the scar tissue.
      10. Hey everyone. I actually experienced something good with my scars. I've been battling a small area of hypertrophic scarring for 4 years now. I had a cortizone shot 1 week ago, and the doctor told me to massage the scar against my cheek bone for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day for 5 days after my shot. I followed that advice and it flattened a lot--maybe 70%. I've had a few cortizone shots in the past, but none were as effective as this one. I think the cortizone and the massaging together
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