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FreshStart2014

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  1. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    No issue with posting my pics. These however aren’t really indicative of the issue - one was with a bad filler job (puffed up the wrong areas!) and the second was the touch up (which I thought looked pretty good). I actually only have one icepick scar which I’m not expecting a dermabrasion to resolve. Also, have a couple of scars on the other cheek. I’ve considered a TCA peel before. Never phenol though...as I too believe it’s overkill for the severity of my scarring. I still think a spot dermabrasion is a viable option for me. I have found a doc in upstate NY with lots experience. I will update the site if I go through with it. Thanks. I actually only have one ice pick. I have large pores. Plus, this picture is casting a dark shadow on one of the scars. I’ve thought of TCA for the one ice pick but it doesn’t even bother me that much, oddly enough. It’s the shallower scarring that to me, really sucks.
  2. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    I’ve done fractional erbium (Profractional). No results. But thank you for the suggestion.
  3. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    You can’t spot treat with Co2...well, you can but there is a much higher chance of hypopigmentation. Believe it has something to do with the heat.
  4. FreshStart2014

    WTF IS THIS SHIT

    You’ll be fine. Just don’t pick it anymore...hard, I know. Stay home this weekend, slather on the Polysporin and cover it with a bandaid if it will keep you from picking again. Been there, done that...many, many, many times.
  5. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    Lol, I’ve been on these boards a long time. Posted quite a few pictures. Too lazy to post more. I did fractional C02, not ablative. Ablative co2 and dermabrasion are more comparable. Yes...but I’d prefer diamond tip or sandpaper. Wire brush is more risky. One of the oldest treatments for acne scarring; a dying art as most docs have moved on to laser. It can/has worked but it can end badly as well...which are usually the stories you hear.
  6. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    One excision scar. Three shallow scars...kind of rolling, kinda of boxcar (but the sides aren’t steep). It might be old school but modern stuff like lasers hasn’t done sh*t for me.
  7. FreshStart2014

    Spot Dermabrasion? Anyone?

    I really want to try a spot dermabrasion but I’m freaking myself out. Reviews on acne.org are so bad! And I’ve already had one failed procedure (punch excision), which makes me afraid to try again. What to do? I’ve pretty much done everything else (fractional lasers, microneedling, filler, subcision). It’s 4 scars, 2 on each cheek. Not very big, not super deep but still noticeable. They bug me a lot and kill my confidence!!! Ugh. Do I take the chance? I am considering Dr Falcone in Syracuse. Anyone have any experience with him? Thank you...❤️ this community.
  8. FreshStart2014

    dermabrasion

    Did you end up having a dermabrasion? Results? I’m in the same area. Looking for a doctor. Thanks!!
  9. FreshStart2014

    I m afraid I will end up killing myself

    Please don't hurt yourself. You are not alone. Your life is worth something. You have value. You are more than your skin. Sending you love and positive vibes.
  10. FreshStart2014

    Endless loop of hell

    What about dermasanding? Its derm abrasion but with sandpaper...less severe, less risk for complications (or so I've read).
  11. FreshStart2014

    Endless loop of hell

    F*ck, I hear you. Bullsh*t after bullsh*t...don't they realize they're playing with peoples emotions? Don't bother with microneedling. I spent about $3,000 on it for zero results. Re-excised a scar and made it much worse. Tried filler and it made the area look awful. The only thing I got any improvement with was a spot Co2 laser treatment. Only did one but I'm going again in Oct.
  12. I don't even see it anymore! Yay!
  13. FreshStart2014

    Bad scar from Trauma - Please Help!

    It's hard for some people to understand the pain a scar can cause. And oftentimes, especially on this board, it's hard to get sympathy when your scarring seems minimal to other people (though not to you). Folks, can we just try to be nice to one another? We all handle things differently. What is nothing to you can be a huge deal to others. We all just come here for a little compassion and understanding.
  14. FreshStart2014

    Scars worsened w/ one year of needling and lasers

    I think your skin looks a lot better actually!
  15. FreshStart2014

    Punch Excision

    I really don't know for sure...likely between 6 and 12 months. Even if it's only 6 months, the improvement is worth it to me. It only costs me $200 so a small price to pay for an ounce of sanity.
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