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  1. Cynthiana, Thanks for letting us know about your experience. I'm considering the same treatment(subcision) and am looking for a doctor closer to me than Dr. Rapaport(in New Jersey). If you don't mind my asking, what is your doc's name in Oklahoma? He would be much closer to me. Thanks
  2. hols: If you don't mind my asking: Who is the doctor who did your subcision and where is he located? I'm trying to find a doc who is a little closer to me than Rapaport all the way up in Jersey.
  3. Rapaport definitely seems like the guy to go to if you're gonna get subcision done. Here's some pretty impressive before/after pics of a subcision performed by him. http://www.geocities.com/mgargi2002/
  4. Thanks. I was a little worried about the box not being shrink-wrapped. I just tried needling again yesterday. This time I tried stretching the skin out before needling it. Maybe I'll have better results this time. I still don't think needling works... but I've never wanted to be wrong about anything more in my life
  5. mrstupor: What kind of syringes are you using? I'm using "BD Ultra Fine II" 30 gauge. BTW, if anyone else is using these syringes and bought them in a 100 box... Was your box shrink-wrapped? Mine wasn't, although the syringes were sealed in plastic bags, each bag containing ten syringes. But, even though I ordered the syringes from a reputable online pharmacy, the paranoid side of me is wondering if the actual box should have been shrink-wrapped, too... :-k
  6. mrstupor: I was trying needling on a newer scar, so maybe that's my problem. Anyway, heres how I do it. Using a 30 gauge insulin syringe I needle pretty deeply, only inside the scar area, about five times. Then I wash the wound with soap and water, then rinse it with either alcohol or peroxide. Over the next few days a scab forms, then, in a week, falls off. Thats pretty much it. I go pretty deep, definitely all the way through the scar tissue, but I've never heard "popping". Do you mean an
  7. Yes, and I've read all the positive comments. But unfortunately many of us want to believe something is helping our scars, so we convince our self that it IS helping even when its not. I've done this myself several times. Yes, but many people have reported "great results" with self-needling. I'm just not seeing any... Note: I said that the doc in South Africa is the only PHYSICIAN performing needling. If needling is such a breakthrough in scar treatment, then why is it that only tattoo and per
  8. I'm beginning to have my doubts about needling... 1) I've yet to see any results from self-needling. Maybe I'm just doing it wrong, but I'm using the same technique everyone else claims too. 2)I've yet to see any impressive before/after needling pics from a poster on this board. In the one pic I've seen, the scar looked exactly the same in the before and after. 3) The only physician that I've seen who is a proponent of this technique is the inventor, some South African doctor. I don't k
  9. I dunno, this one is kind of a double-edged sword. While studies have shown that people in sunnier climates tend to get more SKIN cancer, studies have also shown that people in sunnier climates tend to get LESS CANCER in general. Scientists are now starting to believe that exposure to the sun may actually help prevent some forms of cancer by naturally boosting the body's supply of Vitamin D. Sure, superficially, skin cancer is the most physically visible/unattractive cancer, but it's also one of
  10. I wish that were true. I wish that there were many dermatologists who could accomplish the kind of results that Dr. Rapaport seems to. It would save me a hell of alot of air fare when I finally get around to setting up an appointment for subcision. BUT, unfortunately... the most satisfied subcision patients seem to be Dr. Rapaport's. Not only that, but the best subcision before/afters I've ever seen were Dr. Rapaport's work. Check out Mr. G's before/after photos here: http://www.geocities.com/m
  11. Bulldog, I've never had subcision, but I've read the reports of many who have, and they all say that their doc told them to wait 2 months before having another treatment... If you don't mind my asking: Who is the doctor who did your subcision? And how were the results?
  12. Louis


    Patrick, Your scars aren't bad at all. Your scars are exactly the type that seem to be helped most by subcision; bound-down pitted scars. You should get to Jersey and see Dr. Rapaport. Two treatments would probably almost completely get rid of your scars.
  13. Unfortunately, people DO notice acne scars. Here's two REALLY depressing events I can remember just to bum everyone out : Once, in high school, I overheard this girl saying how sexy she had thought Bryan Adams was... UNTIL she saw an unretouched photo of him in some magazine and saw that there was "something wrong with his skin". As most of us here know, what is "wrong" with Bryan Adam's skin is bad acne scarring. Second, on some radio show, someone was talking about a tv writer named R
  14. Anyone find it the LEAST bit ironic that all these people in this thread keep saying how looks shouldn't/don't matter... then in the very next message, someone tells us all about their "good-looking husband". I'm not trying to insult anyone's post. Human beings are very superficial animals. It's in our nature and we just have to accept it. Like it or not, scars are gonna hold us back in our dealings with other people. We just have to play the hand we're dealt, and try all of the scar treatm
  15. Louis


    Patrick, Wow, sound like a great deal on the tattooing stuff. I think link posting is okay. If you look in the "post a reply" box, there's even a "URL" button you can click to add a hyperlink to your post. I have tried self-needling a couple of times, but I never take the time to take before shots #-o I think everyone would probably be interested in seeing your before and after pictures if you can post them.
  16. Anyone been to Dr. McDaniel for scar treatment? He's MUCH closer to me than Dr. Rapaport, but I'm wondering if he's as good... Also wondering if he just does laser or if he does subcision, too.
  17. Louis


    Wonder how hard it is to do needling... ? I 've got a friend who works for a wholesaler that sells tattoo guns/machines. He said he could probably get me one for $300 or so if I wanted. Hmmmmm.... don't know if I'm THAT adventurous 8-[
  18. Yeah, only scars that I've heard of that fillers can't help are icepick scars...