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  1. It's supposed to leave you with purplish bruise marks for two weeks, at least that's what the 585-nm lasers did when I was treated with them and even the 595-nm did to some extent, despite claims it doesn't. Terminator2, I think you should talk to a derm/laser surgeon who specializes in laser treatment of vascular conditions. They'll probably have a wider range of lasers for the kind of use you might want than the average derm/laser surgeon. I think you can probably do well if redness is th
  2. I'm curious too. The TCA Cross article says 65% is barely enough and promotes 100% TCA but enough people here I trust have done well with 50% or less. There has to be a good explanation? Is it that smaller icepicks don't need as high a concentration of TCA? Is the stronger treatment (65% or 100%) just appropriate for only really deep pits? I think this is actually very important to resolve since nobody wants to stress their skin more than necessary. A few people have reported lasting
  3. Well, just speaking from my own experience, the longer they are there, the more appropriate laser treatment seems. I had some good success a few years ago being treated by a 585-nm pulsed-dye laser. It causes some temporary (2 weeks tops) in the treated area, but it was worth it. A lot of the redness was completely cleared. I have different kinds of scars now so I haven't kept up with the different names and types of vascular lasers. I know that they use 595-nm lasers because they caus
  4. How long have the marks been there?
  5. Sanjoseskin, I think I should have been more specific or that you just misinterpreted what I said. I was agreeing with you. My point was that my understanding is that redness of any sort is most likely erythema and brown is most likely hyperpigmentation. I never said post-inflammatory redness is not erythema, I don't know why you would suggest I think that. In my opinion, redness is erythema, no matter what brought it about. I didn't mention post-inflammatory erythema specifically becaus
  6. Is the redness on flat skin, or within depressed scars? Long ago, I had some success getting rid of longstanding post-acne redness with vascular lasers, but have not been able to replicate the success for redness in depressed scars. I don't know if there is some scientific reason it would be harder to treat in depressed scars, but that's just been how things have gone with my skin. Everyone's skin is different. If you describe the scars a little more, maybe I or someone else can be of more
  7. Marks leftover from acne are not technically scars. I've had both. A scar involves a deformity in the structural integrity of the skin. I think we should not say any type is easy to treat, as "easy" is being used as a relative term when improving scars is very difficult for pretty much anyone.
  8. Erythema (redness) is a result of tiny blood vessels becoming dilated in the dermis. It has been traditionally treated by using a pulsed dye laser, which sends light through the epidermis (not harming it, although on some wavelengths leaving purplish bruising--purpura--that last two weeks or so). The laser light destroys the dilated blood vessels and that takes away the redness. Erythema is not an epidermal problem. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brownish discoloration) is a result o
  9. I know the article says TCA CROSS can be used successfully on dilated pores, but has anyone actually had it done on these?
  10. good luck imbue. hopefully they'll have some encouraging before and afters to put your mind at ease and give some others of us a bit more hope. keep us posted.
  11. I have now seen the video and I don't think the injections cover as wide an area as you mentioned but I will contact the company and see what I can find out and if I get a response I'll post something on it.
  12. Thanks. I guess I'll take a look at their video. I did a little web research since my last post. Apparently, Isolagen was commercially available in the U.S. from 1996 to 1999 and was pulled and put into FDA testing because its classification was changed from a "graft" to a "device." I wonder if anyone on any of these boards got treated with it during those three years (I guess it's still available internationally) and how they did with it?
  13. Where have you read that?
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