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Everything posted by arte90

  1. Use oil. Massage some oil gently into your skin and then wash your face with some soap. The oil dissolves the spf and the soap removes the oil. It should all get off easily without being too harsh on your skin
  2. I don't think it is a mystery at all. You can have acne without it being visible. That is, you can have inflammatory bumps that are small and deep enough in the skin for them to not be visible from the outside. At first, you may not notice a scar has formed, but when you get older and your skin starts to sag or you lose some of your baby fat, the scar becomes visible. Mystery solved.
  3. Congrats! Are you going to post a picture afterward, as promised?
  4. Although it is true that a certain skincare regimen can speed up healing after treatment, it's not normal for a doctor to push an expensive range of products. She is trying to make a profit from it. Tell her its outside of your budget and ask what the active ingredients are so you can buy them much cheaper elsewhere.
  5. Keep in mind it is AUD not USD, 1 AUD is about 0.76 USD, which makes one syringe about 830 US dollars. Erbium + co2 would be about 4200 US dollar, which is about the same as you pay in Europe with any good doctor.
  6. The skin on the body is not the same as the skin on your face. It doesn't matter where you test it, but it's better not to do it on the nose as it heals differently as well. If you want to go for a spot that is less noticeable, I would go for near your ear or your jawline. Btw, can you please put your post under the same topic and not open a new one every time? This is really annoying.
  7. I think many people mistake small scars for shallow scars. These scars are very small, but they are not that shallow. I've made the same mistake. The scars don't even need to be just shallow, but extremely shallow for it to work. I've had a fully ablative co2 laser a little over a year ago and unfortunately, it barely did anything. And I thought, despite there being a lot, the majority of my scars were shallow as well. But apparently, I was wrong. Your recovery does not sound right to me eit
  8. SkinTE will never help you. You suffer from BDD. Only you can help yourself, there is nothing wrong with your face.
  9. This is incorrect information. A nonablative co2 laser does not exist, all co2 lasers are ablative. Fraxel is a brand name. They make both a non ablative (fraxel: restore) and an ablative laser (fraxel: repair, which is a co2 laser),
  10. Seriously... ! You've tried this for 2 weeks......? A supplement or topical that "eats" scar tissue....? Please come up with some really good (and i mean really good) research on this or stop feeding this nonsense to people who genuinely want to improve their scarring.
  11. Good luck Noa! Please update us on how it goes, I'm very curious. I wish I had a car myself
  12. Here's one that has recently been discovered: make sure that you do your treatments during the daytime (8am - 8pm) and not at night. Wounds heal better and faster when they occur during the day as opposed to during the evening or night, and the difference is significant. They heal up to twice (!) as fast. Here's a link to the abstract: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/415/eaal2774 And here it is explained in an article: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2152754-daytime-injuries-hea
  13. No, I'm not accessing from Singapore.
  14. Both sites work just fine for me. Try using another browser, or if that doesn't work, a VPN.
  15. Hey Petsme, I know how you feel. I come from scars much worse than yours. They were the result of accutane gone terribly wrong, leaving me with scars so much worse than the acne I initially tried to treat. From my now 2+ years of conducting scar treatments, I can tell you this: scars can improve but the process is incredibly slow. It will most likely take longer than you think, even after reading other people's journeys and thinking you have realistic expectations. We just naturally hang on
  16. Healing2.0, I just wanted to say your skin looks amazing. You have come a long, long way. Yes, I know it's slightly swollen, but nevertheless, you've made amazing progress. Very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
  17. Well done Tano! I really hope you'll be able to get some useful information from this conversation. As for questions, I would personally really like to know the following: are there any current scar treatments that would be possible contraindications for the future use of SkinTE? I was thinking about things like fat-grafting or other permanent fillers. Maybe even excision. It would be such a bummer to do something now for a little bit of improvement only to find out it ruled out your chance of
  18. " People dont loose hope in acceptance! Accept yourself and your journey after treatments, not before. " This is very, very dangerous advice. These success stories are anomalies, not the norm. This is publication bias at its finest. It's good to have hope, but not false hope. Accepting yourself should not be dependent on things you can not control, like the outcome of treatments.
  19. If you are going to regenerate new skin, then of course, there will be some kind of difference visible. Your normal skin is affected by environmental factors like smoke, air pollution, what you eat (like beta-carotenes), sun damage etc. Any "new skin" will not have undergone these external influences (yet) and will thus look different.
  20. Thanks! Looks like a great doctor. Very reasonable prices too.
  21. Where is this Dr located? Do you have some more info? I've never heard of him before.