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  1. Yes I just re-read her postings. We'll never know exactly what caused her condition but I think Fraxel did more damage in the end then good. Perhaps a better pre-treatment diagnose would have prevented such problems. Either way, lasers are not for everybody.
  2. Sorry to update this old thread but I just found out today that one of the "Fraxel victims", that is someone who not only paid a lot of money for no results but actually got damaged in the end, has passed away. Very sad. I just cannot believe how much harm these machines can do. http://www.realself.com/review/do-not-do-f...-burns#comments
  3. I've probably had about 5 sessions of Aramis in 2008 throughout the entire year. My issue was red marks post-acne and oily skin overtime from using too many products. My oil glands on my cheeks would not stop producing oil at one point near the end of 2007. In Spring of 2008 I had my first Aramis session and it was great. Zero pain due to how the laser works and the cold metal tip. Within a few days, right away I noticed an improvement in my redness, scars and pore size. Most importantly is th
  4. Hi guys, Just wondering what your thoughts are on scarring of the face, be it mild or deep, if you're beginning to get into an exercise routine. Does losing weight make scars on the face more noticeable or less? I would think that it is more since if your face was fatter before, now with less fat, the scars will be less stretched and more pronounced. Or maybe if the skin is tighter and more taunt from losing weight, the scar will be less noticeable?
  5. Go to a professional. Find a derm and do dermarolling. Your scars are as minimal as they can be. You don't even have redness that often are in the scars. So consider yourself very lucky to begin with. I'm sure dermarolling and/or needling will solve whatever issues you may have. Just don't overdo it, don't do lasers I don't think you will need them as they are much more risky.
  6. Yeah, an infection due to having done Fraxel. If he didn't do it then there would be no risk.
  7. I took a look at this link and followed some more of the posts. Check these pics out: http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/d...reenheight=1050 This photo set just shows me how dangerous the "safe" Fraxel is. I mean if that had happened to me I would be boarder line suicidal.
  8. I'm a firm believer that Punch graft, needling, dermarolling, sub-concision, non-ablative lasers (gentleYAG and IPLs) and most importantly PRP injections are the safest and best ways to treat scars. Heating up areas of your face to extreme temperatures makes no sense, only few will ever find great results with that method. There's a clinic where I live where all the ladies that did Fraxel 2-3 years ago are now experiencing constant flushing, skin reddening and overall bad texture due to how stro
  9. Do some smile exercises. They're really easy to do, you can even do it in a car while driving. Helps a lot to cheer you up since your body doesn't know the difference between a real smile from some funny event or a fake smile where you're physically moving your cheeks and lips. http://gimmeasmile.wordpress.com/2008/06/2...e-your-emotion/
  10. Make-up is not gay, if I were going to a wedding and we had to take a group photo then go ahead cake me up. But Make-up for anything else is useless. And worst part is that Make-up will most definitely make your skin more prone to break out and more sensitive.
  11. Are you sure it's only due to acne? People change very quickly during the time they finish up highschool and enter into post secondary. I wouldn't call it "maturity", since that's different for everyone. Maybe you should learn to appreciate your current personality, sometimes being quiet and focused isn't a bad thing.
  12. Are you smiling enough? It's been reported that people who even force themselves to smile all the time tend to feel happier. Do you get enough exercise? I find that exercise and constantly trying to tone my face through smile exercises tend to make me feel friendlier when I'm out in public. I know it sounds cheesy but it works. When you work out enough you feel more energetic and don't really give a crap about what anyone else think. People pick up on that vibe you're giving off and you'll
  13. Should be permanent. If it wasn't then all the results is nothing more than mild-inflammation and swelling. But I don't think that's the case.
  14. I would say you're just too negative about all this. I completely understand where you're coming from, people have been let down before, it's natural to be skeptical. I've been on this forum for ages, trying out various things and procedures. As far as I'm concerned, PRP is perhaps the only safe treatment that truly, based on logic, could produce any REAL results. Just because one person has experienced such wonderful outcome, (such a thing is against the "norm" for all the thousands of tr
  15. Wow, that's very interesting. Someone else on here has had PRP as well, iirc. But as far as I know he's remaining silent about the outcome, even when people ask him about it. :think: It probably was a let down. Or I missed a few of his posts. lol That's also possible. ;) Anything is possible. Two twins both with scarring can go in for the same PRP treatment, one may respond with great results while the other will have very minimal improvement. PRP is not for everyone, the cost is high but