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  1. @beautifulambition I think there are a couple of spots that may tether and Sculptra might be a good idea. From other posts, you're recommending over dilute Sculptra as a foundation layer beneath the scarring? Do you know of any good places in the Bay Area that does the above? How much would this cost? It's been 7 days so far and I'm mostly healed. Improvement seems to be 20% ish? The CROSS helped raised the scars a bit and the swelling is making the texture and skin surface look better. I'l
  2. Hmm. Most of the swelling from the procedure was from the painkiller. With the shot it went away after 12 hours. The subcision and microneedling made my skin tender for about 3 days but afterwards there was mostly no visible effect. What I'm left with are scabs from the cross. Personally if I didn't have to do subcision that'd be great, it's not a pleasant procedure. I feel like the phenol cross + some collagen stimulation procedure will have the best effect for me. The cross has the longes
  3. I finally had first procedure done with Dr. Rullan today! Can't believe it took me 1.5 years to get started but better late than never. Dr. Rullan did the standard phenol cross, subcision (with cannula I think), and microneedling. The subcision was pretty rough, however I didn't hear any rubber band breaking. This may support the advice that I don't have deep pitting or tethering. @beautifulambition what do you recommend I do next? I've only had 1 subcision combo treatment with Dr. Rul
  4. Hey all. From what I've read you need filler after subcision to prevent scars from retethering. But if what you need to get 2-3 subcisions? Should you do filler after the first one? Or every time? If you do the subcision 2-3 months apart, won't it waste the fillers? If you don't get fillers, won't it "waste" the subcision because your scars will retether? In Korea they're using CO2 gas to make a pocket and fill it with HA to prevent retethering. http://www.gclinic.net/skincare I'm guessing thi
  5. I'm finally ready to do something about my acne scars. They're horrible, both below the surface and above. I'm guessing I have rolling scars, shallow boxcars and tiny icepicks. There are also uneven texture and raised areas on the nose. I'm in the bay area but I'm thinking of flying to San Diego and do a combination treatment with Dr. Rullan. Should I use fillers also?
  6. This seems similar to Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation that's offered in the US. Although I guess they are much more aggressive to break up scar tissue underneath the skin. From what I've researched, the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association website seems to be dead. So not sure what happened to them. Probably had to shut down due to liability problems and not being licensed doctors. Or pressure from plastic surgeons and dermatologists whose practice they're encroaching on. Ac
  7. This study seems to be related to the skill of the doctor rather than technique. These guys work in a hospital and performed the procedures for research publication purposes. So you can assume that they're slightly more skilled than the average outside clinic doctor and more motivated to do a good job for their paper. In the US I'd imagine doctors would avoid subcision because it's more delicate and risky. Why bother with surgery that you can screw up when you can just use a laser instead? I