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  1. Hi Everyone Well I took the plunge, and went for a full face TCA peel using 50% TCA. The last time I had a peel was 3 years ago, using 65% TCA. Since then I haven't had the chance to take out time for a peel. I haven't applied any ointments to my face, and I'm not using any antibiotics, and I will be keeping a close eye on my progress, If I see anything out the ordinary, I'll be seeing a derm right away! So far my face looks like I had a real bad burn. When I applied the TCA it frosted right
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    Hi Stockboy I haven't had time to reply for awhile..the results so far from my needling is about 50% improvement, I 'll need another needling session in order to get aleast 70%, but yes i've seen good results. I'm stilll undecided if i want to get more needling done, I'm thinking of TCA 50% for my whole face, cos last time i remember that i had TCA peel from my doc which was 60% TCA I had excellent results, then after 6months the scars started to show up again, but not as bad as before, I
  3. hi Footprint Your pretty brave soul to jump into the TCA Peel thing and go for the whole face. I'm thinking of doing the same once I receive the 50% TCA that I ordered a few days ago. I've had tca peels a few years ago, the first was at 45% the second at 65% TCA(by a dermatologist). During the days of peeling I never applied any ointment to my face, just washed my face morning and evening. And avoided scrubbing the skin, and also mentioned in the forum several times, "Do Not Peel the dry sc
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    hi just curious do you have a name? Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, been busy with work and all. As for my results, seems to be continuous improvement in my scarring.The left side seems to be responding better than the right side. also the right side scar is very large and deep. Total results seems to vary between 40% to 60%. I'm looking foward to getting the whole areas done on both cheeks and forehead in January. Also the discoloration in my skin has completely diminshed, after we
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    Awas, I don't know if its a good idea to do self needling, a professional is probably your best bet. Atleast they know how far, or deep they need to go into your skin. And Denise is right, its better if its done with a needling gun. My needler used a gun with 8 needles & so far I've noticed good results, my scar improvement seems to be at 70%. I had 2 small areas on my cheeks needled to so see how it effects me, but i do plan to do more needling in January,thats when i get time off work it
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    Hi no prob... as for your question, some of the tatoo artist call it dry needling, which is needling without ink. Depending on the different tattoo places, some call it needle dermabrasion,thats when the needle penetrates the skin to break the tissue from underneath the scar. As for other places in Toronto, Dorothy is the only one that I could find at this time. Not sure who performs Smoothbeam in toronto. But if I do come across a place that does smoothbeam, I'll let you know. As for m
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    Hi the place i went to get my needling is called Permanent Makeup Artistry The owner is Dorothy, the one who did the needling for me, you can reach her at 416-972-7636 or toll free 1-877-972-7636. hope this helps! btw I've tried calling other perm makeup places, and dorothy was the only one who did "dry needling" The areas i got needled are still bruised, its like a deep red blue color. I'm hoping this will go away by start of next week, thats when i go back to work and i don't want to b
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    Hi everyone I had needling done today, the Perm Artist who did my needling has been doing this for about 5 years, generally on atrophic scars. She went ahead did 2 areas on my face, that would be my both cheeks, approx 1 sq inch, which was the most deeply scarred areas. Dorothy, the makeup artis said she's not going to do the whole cheek area as of yet, she first wants to see the results after awhile if I get hyperpigmentation, cos my skin is an olive tone. If all goes well, then I'll be plan
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    Hi guys, I just wanted to mention that I have a needling appointment on Sept 29, I've booked some vacation time to recover from the after effects of needling. I will be posting my updates as time goes on. The type of scars I have are the ones when you pull your skin from the side and they disappear the scars that I have are like 10yrs old. I'm also thinking of including smoothbeam into my skin treatments, like Niko. I'm not looking for 100% improvement, just mostly better skin texture and
  10. Hi Everyone I too have been following this thread religiously. I'm planning to have neeldling done, then after smoothbeam. Niko a question for you, did you see results after your needling or after smoothbeam? Just an analogy, I think the needling and smoothbeam together seems to be the key thing, cos when needling is done it helps to break up scar tissue, then smoothbeam would help promote collagen growth. best of luck to you all!
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    sanjoseskin a question for you, when you had needling done, was your skin held taut when it was needled & did they needle in a angle or straight up and down, the reason i'm asking, cos if it was needled straight, it wouldn't make too much of a difference tearing up the scar underneath, but if its from an angle then its tearing in a cross section. just an analogy, i do recall there was a message in the past on this topic where it was mentioned, if the needling is to be done, the skin shoul
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    Hi CZ32 I'm currently in Toront and the lady I have an appointment with is in downtown Toronto. I can't believe it that this is the only place that does dry needling after searching whole of Ontario. Where abouts are you? Ebby thanks for the encouragement! I'm looking foward to seeing some positive improvements. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed xx
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    Hi Everyone I've taken the plunge and made an appointment with perm makeup artist for needling my scars. She has a few years of experience with dryneedling, thats what they call it. My appointment is Aug 27, this is the only time I have available for vaction time, I guess also after needling I won't be going outdoors for awhile. All I'm hoping for is for some improvement of my scars, maybe even 30%-40% would be good for me for the 1st time, then hopefully next needling session it'll incre
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    patrick: Your scars look like they improved significantly! you look good! =D> did you needle yourself??? I see that you've posted that this is your second time needling, how much time have you had in between from the 1st & 2nd needling? My scars are similar to yours, alittle more shallower & I'm planning to take time out end of July for my 1st needling session from a permanent makeup artist? PS. how much did it cost for the needling kit?
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