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  1. Quick photo update summarizing the process. My current protocol post-treatment. 1. Diet-Eggs/animal protein/daily vitamin/oranges/mixed greens 2. No touching of face 48 hrs 3. Light wash under shower head of face after 48 hrs. 4. No physical activity for 1 week. 5. No products or washing of face for 1 week.
  2. i'll update on my experience. I'll report everything fully in June, after I have my last injection. I've only had one thus far...about 50% improvement on one side, and about 20% improvement on other side. I believe the initial first week after the injection is really important, check out this paper, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dsu.12204/full . The authors state that the subjects were on a strict 7 day regimen following the injections, aka, keep the sites as untouched as pos
  3. Yah I hope this helps people who are on the fence with this procedure, I still have my doubts, but so far so good. Doctor is Dr. Goldman in San Diego, GBK Derm. 36 hours after the procedure, the swelling has all but subsided. Although there is still apparent bruising that is slowly disappearing, and some needle injection spots, but other than that nothing too obvious. So fairly easy procedure over a 24-72 hour period. I suggest having at least 1-2 days of rest, 24 hours after you're still pret
  4. Attached are pictures from this morning, approximately 16 hours after the procedure. The "wheals" are completely gone, numbness is gone from the lidocaine, and the red spots appear to be disappearing, although the slight bruising is still present. I took a shower last night, keeping in mind to keep soap away from the treatment area, if water did touch my face it only flowed down from the top of my head, with no direct contact. I was instructed to keep the treatment area as non-stressed as pos
  5. So. I just had the procedure done. It took a very long time for my cells to become available to grow, then be subjected to QC, then finally schedule for appointment. I had my biopsy performed on September 21st, 2012. Procedure done on March 26th, 2013. It apparently took until January 8th to get enough cells, then until February 21st for QC to be finished, then finally setting up an appointment and having the procedure. I'll just dive into the procedure thus far that I experienced. 1. Arr
  6. Hey there, i went back and forth between getting deepfx or laviv. From my understanding for atrophic boxcar and rolling scars the problem is ere was such a deep loss of tissue during scar formation that collagen never really caught up. Herefore the only real way to really make an impact is to direct injection into the scar. The dont know if the injected fibroblasts will take hold but there is some literature showing they do. Presumably cell cell communication normalizes the tissue such that you
  7. That is a good idea, I'll chronicle my experience on here. I'm attaching before and after photos, 1 and 3 are left and ride sides, while 2 and 4 are pulling the skin taut to demonstrate what the scars in theory could look like after filling in. 5 demonstrates what to expect from the biopsy, in 3 months or so I'll start the injections, bru
  8. Hey everyone i just started the laviv process for acne scars. Feel free to ask questions
  9. Basically, All the methods out there, needling, dermaroller, TCA Cross, Fraxel, all are based on the fact that you need some sort of ablation. CO2 laser is just focused heat, you're either ablating the scar tissue completely, the cells that secrete the scar tissue matrix, or you're simply inducing some sort of healing response at the sight of injury. Needling, didn't work for me, it simply made the scars deeper. Dermaroller didn't work, because it didn't really damage the scar tissue that mu
  10. Hey Guys, I call this technique "bridging". Theory(Hypothesis): Scar tissue is in a constant state of renewal. There are cellular signals forcing the scar tissue to remain in a "trauma" state. Skin cells renew so fast, that maybe reprogramming of the cells never occurs, and you constantly maintain the scarred tissue state of the cells. However, cells adjacent to the scarred tissue has the cellular chemical memory of not being in a trauma state, not secreting high amounts of peptidoglycan EC
  11. Hey Guys, I wanted to share some of my success with you. So I was having some success just with ACV(scars appeared smoother, pores appeared to close, etc.) but it wasn't great at the ice pick scars or the rolling scars. however, when i started coupling ACV to dermarolling, I'm starting to see some success. What appears to be filling of the rolling scars and ice pick scars. the rolling scars so far have shown more improvement, but the ice pick scars are also improving. so here is my meth
  12. Bruin74


    so if i got pen needles, how do i use these pen needles as they are hidden in their respective containers, do i need a pen needle ? where do i get this? thanks! bruin74
  13. I'm essentially trying this method, but using apple cider vinegar instead. I highly agree with you, the longer you hold the Q tip down on the scar, the more effect there seems to be. I'm very excited as this seems to speed up the process of scar tissue depletion. I was rubbing it rather superficially on the tops of the scars for the past 3 or so months, but it was very slow process. Holding the q tip on the scar directly, firmly pushing down, wow, i noticed differences quick. i should note
  14. hey gigababe, if anything it's temporary, it looks worse for about 3 days post treatment, but gets better everyday after that. Just keep it up, it's worked wonders for me, it really has leveled out a lot of my scarring