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  1. Thankyou once again for your reply! And for replying so promptly to my messages! I must confuse you and everyone else so much because im jumping from wanting to do one procedure to another (i dont know what i want or need clearly) which is why i try to take in your advice as much as possible. Here is my final plan of attack - im going to be looking into a dr who can help me with sculptra to plump up my skin from below and stretch out the scars that way (my scars flatten when stretche
  2. Having a bad mental day today guys. Over the last week or so i started really perking up about my skin. My skin looked good in selfies, in my hand held compact mirror and even in the cars side mirror.. my confidence was up again! Then all it takes is to see a photo that someone else took of me to have my confidence come crashing down. Why dont i look the same in a mirror in comparison to a photo taken of me? Why does my compact mirror show less scarring and someone elses photo shows
  3. @beautifulambition thank you for your reply, i will completely get that idea out of my head then! Thanks again! I have another question if you dont mind - ive been reading up on adapalene (differin) in 0.3% and am thinking it will be more beneficial than continuing to use retin a, do you have any thoughts on that? Thanks
  4. @beautifulambition i have a question i hope you can answer! Ive seen a lot about the spectra laser peel lately, would this be used for more superficial skin issues rather than atrophy? Looks like a convenient treatment as theres no downtime etc
  5. I just found a very unflattering (cringe) photo of my left side and just wanting some thoughts - is this volume loss? I dont seem to have much volume loss, if any on my right side but the left side definitely seems different in scarring. Any advice would be great
  6. Thanks for everyone's kind words ! Im coming into a bit of money in the next couple of months so ill be giving voluma a go and continuing peels and retin a in the meantime. I just did a 70% glycolic peel lastnight after not getting much result from the last one (no flaking etc) this time it burned, i used an ear bud and layered it a couple of times, it seemed to penetrate moreso in one area on my left cheek which still feels hot to the touch since lastnight - this is definitely the most intense
  7. It is so incredibly hard not to obsess about something that is on your face for the world to see - i get it, believe me! Ive found the days i dont look at myself as much are the days i am happiest!! Crazy isnt it! I do believe subcision is a great stepping stone (not the be all or end all) but definitely needed to do some of the lifting/raising before smoothing the surface so fingers crossed you find someone! I just wanted to update on my right side after consistently using retin a at night
  8. Oh wow really? Thanks for the tip - it doesnt annoy me much just when i put foundation on it looks peely and like the makeup is separating. Will keep this in mind thankyou!
  9. I just wanted to point out that when i started using retin a, i would always put it on in the morning before my makeup and never found my skin dry or flaky, now that i put it on before i go to sleep my skin is very flaky and peely, i kind of like it because i know its working now.. just like crazy exfoliation everyday. I wish i had this from the very beginning! I dont think ive gotten any new scars from the retin a like ive seen other people complain about either.. Just my 2 cents to anyone
  10. Oh wow really, you think? I wouldnt go that far but thank you, its always nice to see comments like yours! even though my goal will always be to have perfectly smooth skin, my aim for now is just to make everything as smooth as possible and concentrating on what i CAN change (volume, texture, etc) I want so badly to be able to go barefaced, thats a big goal of mine.. no makeup ! Fingers crossed i get there eventually! Thanks again for the kind words
  11. Im in adelaide i will start calling around though i find that if i call or email their response is always about coming in for a consult..... annoying! Why does age determine how much they'll use? I found a good review on voluma so ill be researching that now too! Thanks for the guidance once again!
  12. Thankyou! Ive had a look at what you suggested and woah ! Sadly im having trouble finding anyone who administers sculpra where i live i get it though, if someone could be injected under the whole scarred area it would plump it and stretch/smooth the scars. Does anything else have this same affect that you know of? Or just sculptra? Thank you!
  13. Also, BA, when i research sculptra and look at before/afters, i can't seem to find ANY that are scarring related - and the ones I have found which are aging related etc dont look very dramatic which makes me fear the result wont be worth doing as I feel I need a dramatic change to feel my scars have improved - these results look very subtle? Thanks!
  14. Hi again BA, I feel like from what I've seen so far, no one in my area really offers Sculptra and if they do there's no online reviews etc for the performing Doctor which makes life hard I think sculptra sounds promising its just finding someone to perform it - I dont want to waste money going to someone who isn't an expert in the field and then 'thinking' it doesnt work because the injector was crap, you know? Life is so hard! I haven't heard of clear and brilliant before, any success stories
  15. I just did my first 70% glyoclic peel and can you believe it... it feels WEAKER than the 50%?!?!?! pretty disappointing.. it didnt bother me as much as the 50% and i felt like i could leave it on for longer.. so annoying. In regards to sculptra - i was just put off fillers after my experience - a lot of money for no results - on top of that, i havent read any success stories using sculptra or seen any mind blowing before/after pictures. I feel like im running out of options and its really get
  16. Hi everyone! Just popping in to say ive purchased the 70% glycolic acid now as the 50% just isnt cutting it, my skin feels a little flaky for a couple days but thats the extent of it. I want something that flakes/peels more so im hoping the 70% is what i need. I should recieve it next week and will come back and let you know how i went im aware TCA would be the better peel here but theres just something about glycolic acid i cant get enough of?! Call me crazy. I just love it. Also
  17. Thanks ill look into it! Its hard to find before/afters with this treatment for the entire area unfortunately! Thanks BA always great advice ill keep continuing with the peels, just recieved my dermastamp to do that in between peels, im hoping combinkng the 2 will give more improvement than just peels. If only there was a way to keep your skin stretched 24/7 !!
  18. Could you see this working for me? Would you happen to have any pictures? Im happy with how im going/what im doing but its a very long process.. something in between that gives me more dramatic results would be ideal!
  19. Do you get filler for the whole area or just individual? And youve found success with this?? My scars are shallow but there's a lot of them which makes them hard to treat. Filler for individual scars will never work for me. Maybe for a couple but paying $600 plus to fill just a couple is not qorth it for me
  20. Oh right! You really think that could make a difference? Finding an expert injector is so difficult in south australia.. its all about lasers here!! If i knew a reputable filler injector id give it a go for sure. Everything's definitely evening out slowly.. just wish there was a faster way (with no downtime haha!)
  21. The thing that grinds my gears most is when i stretch my skin its flattens everything amazingly. How is there no procedure for this yet
  22. Hello everyoneee just dropping past to show some pics, still doing my glycolic peels (biweekly now) and on the off week using my retin a the only other product i use is qv day moisturiser with spf 30. Im going to start dermastamping once every 4 weeks with a 1.5 dermastamp just to combine the peels. And i will up the peels to 75% very soon and keep you all updated!
  23. oh yea, im definitely surprised by how much such a light peel is doing for me. And in more ways than just scarring. My overall skin to touch and feel and look at seems much better to me. This is all trial and error though, like who knows, doing a peel this frequently may be doing damage in some other way? I was meant to back off from weekly and start doing biweekly etc but i cant seem to stop..! Silly, i know. But my skin is naturally so oily that it doesn't feel overly dry even after frequent p
  24. Ps - i always ALWAYS try to get the worst lighting possible. If my skin looks too good ill find another angle to take the pictures. This was the worst angle i could get. Even though my scarring looks better in most lighting now it still looks practically the same in public toilet mirrors/car windows etc. I dont know why this is but once the appearance of my scarring looks different in these things then i will know theres significant improvement!
  25. thanks for your information on tca! Its definitely what i wanted to do for a long time but im one of those 'cant leave the house without makeup' type people so downtime is such a hard thing for me. The good thing with the glyoclic peels is that theyre a lighter peel (so less downtime) but im doing them so frequently that im hoping they have the same end result. Plus as my partner and i are having the baby-talk i started reading up on peels whilst pregnant and tca is a no no whilst glyoclic peels