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Everything posted by kimbaso

  1. Hi Vancouver, I can't really say with much authority what will happen with your skin and tca. I'm sure there will be discoloration for a month or two at least, but hyperpigmentation generally fades on its own in 3 months tops. I don't think this means you have to wait theree months to do peels, especially if you're doing a 12.5 %, which is a light peel. I have some shallow rolling scars that I am going to try tca cross on tomorrow, I think that might help more than just a full face peel. I
  2. Hello DepressedJ, I have similar scars and (a similar frustrating situation where the average person insists they can't see any scars). You might want to try having them needled or doing TCA cross ( I can't speak for TCA cross as I haven't tried it) and then a few light peels over a 4-5 month period. I'm trying silicea, but can't say much for it as I just started it...I wish I could help you more. Those are my suggestions for your scars. Very honestly, I did have a hard time looking for them
  3. Hey Jenya, I just started so I can't really say. It seems promising though, physiologically speaking.
  4. I read somewhere that silicea only works if all of the skin layers are present. I just started taking silicea and am going to do TCA cross on a few large depressed scars on Tuesday. I'm wondering if that will interfere with silicea working. Does anyone have any ideas?
  5. Whoohoo! I just talked to Dr. Y (yes, he's nice) and he said that I have very little that would need to be punch elevated and that it wouldn't be worth my time to come to NO twice just to get two icepicks elevated. I don't know if I'm going to be going to Dr.Y for the dermabrasion, but he gave me some good advice. I think that flying to NO and paying $4500 is all a bit too much for me. I'm also starting to think that the diamond wheel will be safer for me than the brush. I have a consult w
  6. Hey North, I have a consultation set up with a otolaryngologist at the University of Michigan. I called their Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Livonia and got a pretty promising answer when I asked about dermabrasion. I made sure to ask several times to distinguish between microdermabrasion and dermabrasion. All of the doctors there perform both Laser and Dermbrasion, the nurse says regularily. They do it with the diamond wheel though. THey are pretty booked up, if you want one of the mor
  7. Yes...I'm really beginning to wonder how doctors who have "specialized" in fields such as dermatology don't even KNOW what all of a patient's options are. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. It really makes me so frustrated that this has happened to so many people. Best, Kim
  8. I have been trying to find a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in Michigan who does punch floats. And not ONCE have I called an office without having to repeat "punch...float" three times and then finally say: "float...as in float on water." It seems that punch floats used to be quite popular 7 or 8 years ago, why has it fallen off the face of the Earth? I am trying to get my punch floats done in Michigan, so that I will not have to make two trips to New Orleans to see Dr. Y, if I decide to ha
  9. Yay for olive skin! I too am deathly afraid of forever losing my skin color. Goodluck! I'm sure your color will be beautiful (after three months of red-yuckiness, which, if you think about it, isn't a terribly long time ). Kim
  10. Miss Shady, From research within this site and without, I honestly think that your improvement depends on the type of scar and their depth. People like drewboy and portlandboy seem to have had great improvement, whereas other seem quite disappointed after three months. I am myself conflicted as I plan on having the surgery this summer. I'm unsure if it's worth it. Especially because going to Dr. Y is stressful because of the travel. I read that you are coming from Scotland and am wondering
  11. Just a post for support. Your skin seems to be healing really well. With the makeup the redness isn't noticeable and it will fade! It looks like areas around your sideburns and jawline have faded a lot. I bet it's hard to imagine ever not being red right now...but if you think about it, two and half months isn't a very long time at all. Best, Kim PS. You are quite handsome...well from what I can tell from a picture with boxes over your lips and eyes.
  12. <b>This is exactly</b> what happened to me after a long dose of tetracycline. I didn't have severe acne until after the antibiotics were done and I never had scarred before either, but the toxins from the candida overgrowth weakened my liver...and here I am. Although, I must say, eating yogurt is very good for me because it is a probiotic itself and sometimes a calcium (and VD) deficiency can contribute further to acne. Drinking regular milk or cheese is probably not a good idea,
  13. Good luck blubluegirl, I think you made a good decision to see Dr.Y. Keep us updated on what happens. Kim
  14. I have a rather simpleton question. Does Dr.Y only do one dermabrasion a day? I wonder how many patients he does accept for dermabrasion in a single day... Monday morning to call is just not coming fast enough for me.
  15. Soo....I've been doing more research and I've noticed that a lot of posts here say that dermabrasion is best for "rolling scars." According to this website <http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic744.htm>, however, the wirebrush dermbrasion is not actually best indicated for "undulating" type scars (which I'm assuming are the same as rolling scars). It seems to suggest shallow tissue loss scars are the ones best affected. Here's the pertinent section: "Specifically, the defects of deep ac