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  1. pyro123

    pitted scarring

    I have the same type of scar. i thought TCA cross will help, maybe subsiccion. Good luck.
  2. Your scars look like mine and only done one treatment of needling. I am in NNJ if you like to talk anyway..Where did you bought the dermaroller from? Did you start with a smaller needle say 0.5mm before jumping to 1.5mm?
  3. Hi How bad is your scars? if not too large, i think needling will work better. Look up transitions day spa, that's where i got my done. I havent gone back but i'll plan. Btw, i am in hackettstown not too far. I know papag got his excision & fat transfer with Dr Ganchi at wayne. Please im me maybe we'll journey together to the inevitable.lol
  4. Why not the cream? i been using the cream and not a big difference yet.
  5. He was referring to TCA cross on ice pick scars, which is advocated by many derms and acne.com followers. You are saying to stay away from anykind of scar repair involving acids. Hmm, very interesting. Did i read you said, one should never bleed under needling? because it usually happens. By the way, i had needling done but it takes couple of trials to see results. Funny about creatine, it is used to pump up the muscles, is actually a water retention product. Do you mix the powder in your
  6. According to him, silicone can be used for ice pick scars as well Drewboy: Did you do self-needling? maybe u didnt get good results because of this. What are you thoughts on needling?
  7. I am glad everyone is having good results with Frank. Its been six months and i am ready for my second round. My scars have sunken a lot. Oh well. Panda Are you doing Fraxel all over your face or just the scarred area? Can you PM me about your results, the level setting,type of machine? at least we have something in common: skin type/color/cheek scars.
  8. That is so odd. When i had needling, the scar was leveled due to inmflamation for couple of weeks until it sunk again. Maybe she didnt needled deep enough. It seems strange, just think about it, inflamation should occur right away thus this new scar tissue gives the false appearance of level skin.
  9. What makes u think the dermaroller will yield greater improvements than needling. Maybe u're not needling correctly. I am not in anyway an advocate for needling but from what i read is more invasive and can be localized to one scar unlike the dermaroller and besides you dont have large scarred areas to treat.. Anyway, i am just jealous that some can tolerate Retin A. My skin just cant tolerate, i started with 0.05%/wk and then try to up the dosage but gotten sunburned How many times do you appl
  10. Wow, i dont see much hyperpigmentation comparing to mine. Mine was bloody red/brown for few weeks. I only needled 3 scars and they were noticeable, imagine if i would had my whole cheek (same size as yours) done by Frank. Maybe your pre op products had something to do with it. Can your skin handle Tazorac/Retin with Vitamin C? Mine skin doesnt, actually many people cant handle retin a with anything else. Maybe any form of Vitamin A is just not suitable for my skin because i experimented with re
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    Dee Check out my gallery pictures. I have two big scars and around them a lot of tiny ice pick scars, though they dont show at that angle. I did subsiccion and is not as invasive as what u got which is punch excission. My suggestion is that you can combine both procedures for better, faster results which personally i never done. It also takes couples of trials of subsiccion to see results but along with saline, it can work faster.
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    How's your progress on the icepick scars? Have you tried saline w/ subcission on the nonresponsive scars?
  13. Hi Chrissy I am glad you continue to have good results. I am wondering why doesnt he needlesthe three ice picks? Why would you go with a more invasive approach, excission? i dont get it. If you continue to see good results stick with what is working for you.
  14. Needling has done absolutely NOTHING for my scars. This was after three sessions of subscision as well. Total results- none.
  15. Its been 1 month since my treatment and I must say i am very pleased with the result. Even though, the scars looks sunken at particular times e.g nights, stress out. But during the day, two scars have leveled nicely while one is slightly indented. I have probably received at least a 50% improvement. Lets hope it continues this way for the next couple of months. But i am really disappointed on the hyperpigmentation. The redness, actually a brownish color, still lingers. It looks awful like two
  16. Well, i took the plunge and had my first needling for 3 scars. Actually he mentioned 4 but all i see is 3 red spots now. He was thorough explaining the tools and the science behind the procedure. He was helpful answering my questions. It was getting dark so i sense he was in a hurry. He used a special made hand tool needles. Like a prong of 6 needles in one. He showed me couple of pictures of patients with severe hyper/hypo which blew me off since my case was probably a breeze for him. He is an
  17. There are so many variants and uses of tretinoid,that i am getting confused. Please help me pick the right choice: Retin A micro gel 0.04 and 0.01% strength Retin A gel (0.025, 0.01) ,cream (0.1, 0.05 or 0.025%)or liquid Renova available in 0.02 and 0.05%cream Retin A micro seems the less irritant even though is alcohol base unlike Retin A who is more irritant. Also with the Micro, we can apply it after cleansing unlike retin A that recomends it to apply 20 minutes after cleansing. Renova is
  18. Gals What % strength are u using? i started using retin micro 0.1% on my arms and it felt like i gotten a sunburnt.
  19. Dan Can we get subscission, TCA cross a few months later after silicone injections?
  20. Hi zaresa I thought needling was intended for rolling scars only. On another note, whats the difference between the HA Serum and HA powder besides the ease of application. I imagine getting the powder is like getting the pure form of HA.
  21. I got them a while ago while using some cream and been under the sun. My derm did a scapel test for yeast,fungus and didnt found anything. She gave me nizoral just in case. I been using OTC AHA but takes too long to work for arms. I wonder if I can use Nizoral first then stronger peels weekly like 20% TCA or 20-40% AHA peels. Is Nizoral necessary? i would use it as a skin cleanser, then apply peels. How strong peel should i start? where to buy them? Visit My Website Visit My Website Visit M
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    For some people maybe unnoticeable but for me whose constantly on meetings and briefing, i tend to be more critical. One derm said there is nothing to fix. Most derms i visited are not honest. I saw a plastic surgeon but i am not impressed by his skills. I am thinking of excision or saline injections or tca cross Any good docs in nj-nyc?
  23. Did you use any sunscreens? i read that AHA/BHA dont have any long term studies to determine if they are still safe.