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  1. Great suggestions. I could see the scalpel being preferable in many cases, though perhaps if the scars are very narrow and rather circular already, the punch tool may be the way to go. I'm not knowledgeable enough to say. I will say that in my case every punch site where the sutures did not fail turned out hardly noticeable after the laser. Great suggestion on taping the area. As mentioned some of my excisions failed due to the sutures pulling through or not being tight enough to close the wo
  2. Misnomer of the century yea, luckily I was under anesthesia while they were burning my face off, i mean touching me with the silk..
  3. It is an awful thought yeah; and so this is a relatively risky procedure in my opinion that people who are relatively not too risk averse may be interested in. But if you have many scars to excise, then I suppose in theory it might become a tiny bit less risky, since you're sort of diversifying? But keep in mind, it's the same Doctor doing every scar, so if the doctor's not good.. I never accepted it that's why i shelled out several thousand $ for a risky procedure . But I tota
  4. Doctors will tell you yes they are, in general. But of course there may be a particularly tough to treat rolling scar that is more difficult to treat than a relatively mild icepick. So it's just a general observation.
  5. Are you serious?? How can masturbation possibly cause acne? I have NEVER heard this before! Guess I just did not understand how masturbation even entered into the picture! I think he means the hormones from masturbating would aggravate acne-prone skin. In my case this is irrelevant though as I have already determined the root cause of my cysts to be dairy consumption. I have drastically reduced my dairy intake and have not had any cysts in over 8 months.Unfortunately, the cysts I did get fr
  6. I want to post regarding your active acne because your skin/acne looks very similar to mine. I should probably add this to the general discussion in the acne forums as well. Anyway, consider your diet. I tried Retin-A (just made me scar with rolling scars) and anti-biotics, which didn't do much. In the end I realized it was all about diet. I think that for minorities especially, diet can cause acne and it's woefully understated how true this is. So for me, it's mainly dairy. Milk will bre
  7. Sorry that was a typo. I spent some time editing the post and hope it is error free now. Thanks.
  8. I guess it's nine years since I've been visiting this board (and battling scars). Over those years I've tried a number of methods to diminish my scars. What follows is a brief summary of my type of scarring and the main methods I've tried to improve them, ending with the punch excisions followed by CO2 silktouch method, which I had done about 4 months ago. I've found very little testimonies about this method and hope it will be of help to this board. Type of scarring: My scarring is mainly
  9. I just posted this in the "Ok guys.." dermarolling thread started by Lamarr, but given the pinned status and title of this thread, thought I should post it here as well. Hope the info helps, thanks. --------------------------------------------------------- I've been doing needling along with LEDs per Lamarr's advice for about the past 6 months. It isn't a miracle cure and the results are slow, but it's the best thing I've ever tried for my scars. It was much better than tca cross especially f
  10. I should post my experience. I've been doing needling along with LEDs per Lamarr's advice for about the past 6 months. It isn't a miracle cure and the results are slow, but it's the best thing I've ever tried for my scars. It was much better than tca cross especially for me (better results, and much less terrible scar magnifying redness). I have ice pick and box car type scarring mainly. The scars that I was most aggressive on (i.e. had the most sessions on and punctured the most times per s
  11. Hey munsoned, your attitude is very positive and inspiring. I'm needling and using the LEDs as well. So far there appears to be potential, I see bits of real improvement after only a couple months. As you said it's a long process. Let's keep chugging along towards our goals. Good luck!
  12. Lamarr, thanks for your help.
  13. Hi Dudley. I don't think it would be appropriate for me to set any price expectations on Frank's behalf. It's probably best if you ask him directly. I'm happy to discuss anything else related to the procedure though
  14. Hey everyone, About 1.5 months ago, I had needling done with Frank at Transitions. As those of you who've met him know, Frank is a really nice guy. He urged me to share my experience with this board in case it helps. When I got to Transitions, Frank first talked with me about the procedure and what I should expect and things of that nature. He and his wife were very nice and hospitable throughout the entire process. They're wonderful people. I wish there were more people like them in the
  15. Hey Lamarr, Sorry to add to the pile of questions. Thanks for giving us such helpful info. I'm wondering: What kind of scars you have? Mine are icepick/boxcar type, not much rolling. Do you think this method will work for me? Secondly, I'm planning on using a 3mm dermaroller. I used a 2.5mm once before and pressed quite hard, but still didn't feel like I was thorough enough when it was all said and done. Do you think 3mm is okay or is that too deep? Do u think I would get the same resu