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  1. I'm having a series of 5 IPL treatments about a month apart for some shallow pigmented acne scarring. I had my second treatment this afternoon with the machine set to "26" (the first treatment was used really to assess the the pigmentation reaction of my skin - I'm Chinese - and was only set to "17") and really felt it this time! I've read that IPL is meant to feel like an elastic band against the skin; I'd class it more as an electric shock! Pretty intense stuff. The doctor told me that my
  2. I'm having a series of 5 IPL treatments for some shallow pigmented scarring. I'm having my second session in a couple of weeks. Although the doctor told me to expect little or no change after the first session, I have noticed the pigment in one of my scars has completely vanished so I'm pretty hopeful that IPL will be effective for me. I do think IPL's effectiveness has a lot to do with the skill of the operator.
  3. Hi, I was told in my consultation that my scars were far too shallow to be considered for dermal fillers. Instead, she recommended a series a four tca peels starting in September which I may consider. She had to double check my date of birth because she thought I looked much younger than it suggested, which was nice! Simon
  4. Hi, I'm having a consultation about having some kind of dermal filler at Transform in London on thursday. Their web site - Transform - lists the fillers they offer, and it includes bio-alcamid. I'll let you know how I get on. Simon
  5. This has been discussed in a previous thread http://acne.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php...ht=skin+culture. I have tried the Peel 4000 treatment for my shallow scarring and hyperpigmentation/discolouration, and it took almost 2 weeks for me to fully recover - you really cannot go out in public for at least the first week. It did little for the scarring, but did improve skin tone. The lactic and glycolic peels sold at www.homepeels.com are a better option IMO as they don't have any downtime. H
  6. It arrived at about 9:30 in the morning, it needed to be signed and payed for upon receipt.
  7. That's strange because I ordered some items from them recently and they arrived within a week - got stung with £25.50 of duty and taxes though!
  8. I have just received my order from www.homepeels.com; it took 7 days arrive. Because the order was for delivery to the UK I had to pay £25.50 in taxes and duty on top of the $140 order (about 18%). Hope this helps.
  9. I read an article about these sheets in the Daily Mail newspaper about a year ago. I think it's similiar to a product that elastoplast make http://www.elastoplast.co.uk/products_scar.html which I have tried. Made no difference to my shallow scaring I'm afraid; I think it would work better with keloid scars. Just found this web site http://www.scarease.com/ which has some more information. Hope this helps.
  10. Hi, I've been reading this forum for the last couple of days, but this is my first post. I'm interested in trying some glycolic acid products to help fade some red marks and hyperpigmentation I have on my cheeks. I have seen a night cream produced by a company called Mene and Moy that contain 30% glycolic acid as well as 5% vitamin C, and has a p.H. of 3.4. How effective do people think this product would be as I have read at www.homepeels.com that a p.H. of more than 3 is not effective at