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Sirius Lee

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Sirius Lee last won the day on December 14 2018

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  1. Sirius Lee

    Cheek Acne Scars: Type/Treatment Options? (Photo)

    So you're a noob, eh? Rullan is likely to be your best bet, but before you embark on the treatment bandwagon, which will likely cost you a arm and a leg, consider going the DIY route and see how your scars improve. I personally have been through a lot and most are not very good. I have belatedly found a goldmine in the power of TCA. Not the usual 35% crap. Anyway, TCA fixes not only icepicks and boxcars. It also flattens out rolling scars! Lasers, Infini, and even subcision haven't yielded anyth
  2. It really depends on the healing factor of an individual. I've seen some people escape unscathed from severe cystic acne and others with scars from mild acne. I would suggest you keep the wound moist at all times in order to minimize the scabs from forming.
  3. I stepped up and did a TCA paint over the weekend. So far, I'm pretty impressed. I'm still red and the swelling is still present but what I notice to my excitement is that I see pink fresh skin popping up through the red spots. It still remains to be seen, but I like the way it's turning out. Below are the details on the TCA cocktail I've used and the pre- and aftercare. The procedure is rather simple TCA cross: ___% TCA (watered down) applied to the pits using a toothpick. TCA pee
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    If I'm not mistaken, wasn't he like THE poster child for laser?
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    Suggestions for acne scar treatments

    You have little bit of everything.The problem is that they are pretty deep. I suggest you forget everything and start with SUBCISION + FILLER. Your goal should be to fill those pits as much as possible, hopefully over 50%. Once you've achieved 50% improvement, then upgrade to INFINI + SCULPTRA.
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    fat grafting

    Very expensive and very unpredictable, considering that not all harvested fat will survive. Yeah, sounds like a oxymoron considering that your own fat is considered "permanent". Anyway, start out with temporary fillers to see how it turns out. If you like it, you can then upgrade to permanent fillers, including your own fat.
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    Don't know what to do about my skin.. Please help!

    First, it appears that what you need is not a skin booster, but a mood booster. If you're that obsessed about your skin, which looks hell of a lot better than most of us here, you should 0) Look on the bright side of life, knowing that scars are nothing compared to terminal illness like cancer 1) Uninstall Instagram and all other social media apps from your phone and computer 2) Quit looking at yourself in the mirror 3) Do not hang out with friends who can't lend moral support, eg. bitches
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    For mild acne scars, are treatments worth the risks?

    If the scars bother you that much, whether mild or severe, then get them fixed. As my old lady used to say, don't just sit around fretting and bitching...DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
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    Subsicion, PRP, Dermapen, TCA cross for acne scars

    1) It's quite obvious that you have tethered scars. The best course of action is subcision. You could ask for NOKOR on the cheeks and CANNULA on the temples. 2) PRP, in my estimation, is way overblown and not very effective when it comes to collagen stimulation. If it were me, I go for the cheaper alternative: Saline. 3) RF microneedling will come in handy later, but I would not mix and match with subcision. Moreover, RF is only good for mild to medium scars. It's better that you elevate th
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    Do you think Isotretinoin can improve scars too?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4560536/ METHODS 20 female patients, aged 45-50 years, with phototypes II-VI, none of whom had experienced menopause, were treated with 20mg oral isotretinoin, 3 days a week, for 12 weeks. They underwent clinical analysis and skin biopsies in the pre-auricular region, while histologic cuts enabled assessment of the solar elastosis level and morphologic analysis.Go to: RESULTS Clinically, patients, as well as the researc
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    TCA cross post treatment (pics)

    Why do you need an antibiotic for? Is the skin infected or are you sick? Never take antibiotics on a whim. Think of the consequence you might have to face in the future when you run out of ammunition because you've become resistant to all antibiotics. With regards to the craters, you're jumping the gun. You should wait at least 4 weeks before thinking about treatments. In the meantime, apply Propolis, which has been shown to help build type I and III collagen. Propolis Modifies Collagen Typ
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    8 days since Subcision

    Your scars look pretty shallow in the pre-op picture. I'm not sure if subcision was even necessary since it's not very effective for shallow scars. Anyway, even after 8 days, you're not completely out of the woods just yet. Microswelling and bruising will still be present. So give it another 3 weeks. Be that as it may, it's far too early to decide what you will be doing in the coming months. You might not need to do anything should you heal nicely. But I would wait 6 months, not so much because
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    Acne scar plan new post

    Basically, NOKOR is used to re-enter the same scar at different depth. Not everyone can do subcision. You'll want to go with someone who has a long history under one's belt. If you can afford to travel, I suggest you visit Dr Rullan in San Diego. Give his office a call or an email explaining your situation and the reply you got on RealSelf. I'm sure he'll lead you in the right direction.
  14. Did you get the sculptra injected on the same day you got the subcision? Just for reference, sculptra should be injected at least 4 weeks before subcision. It takes about 4 weeks for the PLL acid to kick in and start stimulating collagen production. Moreover, it takes approximately 6 months to see its full effect. So, in essence, if you were to get another subcision in 4 weeks, you will likely just screaw up the collagen renewal. Hence, as @BA suggested above, go with the flow and don't rush it.
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    Need help determining proper treatment for my acne scars

    How scar revision should be approached is similar to road construction. You fill the potholes first and than repave the surface afterward, not the other way around. But with laser, you're essentially resurfacing the skin without first filling the pits. Not a good idea. I would definitely cancel the remaining treatments (for now). As already mentioned above, laser will come handy later. But concentrate on elevating the pits first. As @beautifulambition mentioned, there are reputable docto