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  1. Well, I'm not sure how much this helps, but.... A few days ago, Oprah had her dermatologist on her show. He's been treating her for years and specializes in African American skin and getting an "even tone." His name is Dr. Harold Lancer. The show: http://www.oprah.com/health/How-to-Look-an...Years-Younger/5 His website: http://www.lancerdermatology.com/ Since the show aired, his products have been sold out. And this is the site Oprah created to purchase them.. again, sold out. http://shop2
  2. Yes, they're very different. * Fraxel is a non-ablative laser. Non-Ablative means: No removal of surface tissue. It does not remove dead skin cells from the surface. It uses light to stimulate the skin. * Co2 is an ablative laser. Ablative means: Removal of surface tissue by means of vaporization (controlled burn). It uses heat to rejuvenate the skin. There are many lasers out there, and it can be confusing. But all you need to know is 1 single thing to ask any doctor. "Is it a
  3. I always think it's interesting when people ask about downtime. If downtime were 10 years and it meant no more scars, I'd do it.. but that's just me. My downtime was about 2 weeks. Honestly, some of them do, yes. It just depends on how severe they are. It absolutely didn't with me and I've never heard of that occurring. Before: Retin A, Microdermabrasion, Accutane. NOTE: You cannot have **any** laser treatments until you have been *off* Accutane for at least 1 year. All p
  4. As you age, scars that didn't appear before, can begin to show. This is because the skin gets lax over time. Example: get in front of the mirror and pull your skin taut - when you do, you'll likely notice the scars are less, or not noticeable. I've had Co2 laser (full ablative) when I was 27 and it was extremely helpful. Unlike non-ablative lasers, Co2 is a "controlled burn" which causes the skin to become more taut/tight. Hence, scars appear less, or not noticeable afterward, much like pulling
  5. Yes, just Resty twice a year. I don't want to use any silicone products. I plan to have a subdermal graft; permanent fix. Not perfect (nothing is), but anyway... it's on my to-do list. I wanted to get local subcision because it's part of the subdermal process, and didn't want to fly in (doctor is far) for the 30 day and 2 week pre-op subcisions. But, looks like I'll have to.. the derms here won't/don't do subcision.
  6. An indention. Yes, and $300 to $800 average (here, in midsouth US)
  7. Why don't you post a photo of yourself, HoldOntoHope.
  8. make sure the light and angles match perfectly. also i wonder if any of you guys have any background in making a website. A website about these new scar treatments would be great and would create public awareness about stem cells. Il maybe get the ball rolling on this idk. also if he has more pictures of this treatment from other people ask if you can get the photos and post them on here Maybe a blog would do? You can get a free one at blogger.com (google) or wordpress.com :D
  9. BRD, Thank you for posting this information. I've been researching this for a while now, and I think we're on the precipice of a revolution in skin renewal. The thing I'm curious about is how to bridge current standards of treatment with stem cell procedures. I don't think the leap will happen without a current standard "building on" a tested and accepted method.. as opposed to a new method altogether. For example, I think a treatment that might branch out into a stem cell method is the curre
  10. Some of the "harsh" treatments you mentioned worked for me. Although, I believe you're right in a few respects. Resurfacing procedures will not LIFT a depressed scar. The only 2 methods I know of that will *permanently* treat a DEPRESSED scar are: 1. Rolling/Boxcar scars: Subdermal grafting - placing your own tissue under the scar to make it level. 2. Icepick scars: Punch floats - a procedure to completely remove the scar. These procedures, followed by resurfacing, have proven to be very ben
  11. Hi Pogo, I'm in TN, but location isn't an issue if it's in the U.S.
  12. LOL, okay... where is the Control Panel where I can change my email addy? It's not under Profile > Settings. Thanks!
  13. Could anyone recommend some MD's for subcision? Thanks