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  1. I have done many subcision sessions over the last five years and they have definitely improved my scarring. Peels, needling and lasers didn't yield much improvement because I had pitted scarring and the texture from scarred areas to unscarred areas is too significant for needling or at-home TCA peels to make any major difference. I have definitely felt happier with the success I've gotten, but you need to be careful you don't go overboard and continue moving the goal posts over time. Someti
  2. Mine did eventually resolve, and in fact, I learned to love nodules. Often times they're the only things preventing pitted scarring from returning to their sunken state. Mine took anywhere from a couple weeks to a few months to resolve. They usually linger beneath the surface of the skin, some are gone altogether. I did the massaging and stuff, not sure if that worked. I think you skin looks better post-subcision than before, and you should continue to get a few more treatments in areas with pit
  3. Dr. Rullan is the best in the business for acne scarring so I would definitely see him over a different dermatologist, especially since you can vouch for his work yourself. I'm skeptical a lighter peel, RF or Erbium would reduce your pores, but hope to be proven wrong. I think it would require something more substantial like his phenol chemabrasion, but it is such a gnarly procedure that requires a lot of money, time and mental fortitude. It is not for everyone, myself included at this stage of
  4. I think your best bet is Rullan's phenol chemabrasion. It's very expensive and has extensive downtime, but it is likely your best option.
  5. BA contributed so much valuable information to this community. He was so selfless and encouraging. It's a travesty some narcissistic posters caused him to abandon this forum.
  6. Scarredandsad34, I just want to say this to you. I understand that your scar caused and causes you a lot of physical and psychological pain and suffering, but the way you came onto the message board, claimed that your life was over, and that you were extremely disfigured, was disrespectful to a lot of posters who have endured severe acne and the scarring that ensues. It made many of us feel even worse about our situation. While acne can be traumatic, your isolated incident is quite differen
  7. "I don't understand why needling is allowed to be promoted as a scar treatment. I guess it's all about the Benjamin's." This is a perfect example of your narcissism. Have you not seen the success from many others who Dermastamp like Remicade and DC Girl? You believe that just because you didn't find success with the treatment, that it shouldn't be successful for anyone else. If it doesn't work for you, it's totally useless! You also posted that scarring cannot be fixed so don't pay for your
  8. I'm using a 2.0 depth so pretty deep. Started at 15% TCA now up to 21%. Downtime for TCA is usually a week. No, I'm not using retin or tazorac.
  9. I'm currently alternating every two weeks between dermastamping and TCA peels. It's a slow process, not sure it's really helping, but I'm going to give it a year.
  10. Thanks for your response. Yeah I'm done with lasers. The first one was okay, but the last three were unnecessary. I heal quickly. My skin is back to normal after a week from 18% TCA peels and five days after 2.0 needling. I've had subcision and suction done on my pitted scar, but it doesn't work well for my boxcar and icepicks and I don't want to risk having more nodules as a result, because those suck.
  11. Hi everyone, Over the last five months, I've alternated 2.0 needling and TCA peels every other two weeks with very little improvement to show. I also have done four CO2 lasers over the last year and a half, and got minimal improvement. It's devastating and has derailed my life and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. I want to try dermabrasion, but I'm scared of the horror stories and don't want to risk my skin getting worse than it already is. Thanks.