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  1. Hello all! edensapple....I heard fraxel is what causes fat loss (if used improperly), not thermage. There was an article in Allure magazine a couple of months ago, I can't remember exactly when, except that it was in the past six months. The lady in the article experienced such negative effects from fraxel (fat loss in her face to an extreme degree---there were pics in the article documenting her claims) that she has to get restalyne injections to give her face volume. It is surmised that
  2. It is my belief extreme tanning led to the developement of some of my acne scars. I used to use a tanning bed several times a week, and during that time, whenever I got a breakout, even a small one, it left a scar. From what I understand, UV rays from the sun or tanning beds weaken the collagen bands/fibers in your skin, making it more susceptible to scarring and wrinkles. The extent it does this is different for everyone. I know some people who tan without any problem with scarring or wrink
  3. Hello IDBNVS2, I am sorry to hear your procedure didn't turn out the way you'd hoped. I feel you on the whole DR stuff too. It sometimes seems as if we are better educated than they are about certain procedures. That's not to say that they aren't smart, I think sometimes they overburden themselves with too many patients and become somewhat burnt out over time, so they don't keep as up to date as they should. Plus they treat patients as a "number' rather than an individual. I guess
  4. Hey Lexy.....it's happened to me too, the TCA ran a little outside of the borders of one of my scars when I did my last cross a month ago. It turned out fine. As long as you only pressed in the center of the scar, I don't think the acid causes any major damage to the areas that you didn't apply pressure to. Your scab will probably start to shrink and tighten up soon, that it is what happened to me, and when the scab came off, there was no indentation outside of the original scar.
  5. Hi Electroscars...... I've been doing the cross treatments myself. I don't know how to classify my scars....I guess I would say some are boxcar, some are icepick, and a few are a combination of both. I don't really have any rolling, although some of my TCA treated scars are at the stage where they look like shallow rolling scars. My skin is looking better overall, I still occasionally use the Supergop x2, retin a, and a glycolic serum with 20% glycolic acid in it, but not very ofte
  6. I have this same dilemma (concerning TCA cross instead of silkpeel).....I've gotten good results after just two cross treatments on some of my scars, and I'd hate to treat them again only to undo all of the progress I've made. My only problem is that I can still see the outline of the scars, even thought the skin inside of them is level with regular skin. I wonder if letting it heal would be the best thing, maybe the edges would smooth out. Colin, sorry to hear that silkpeel made things
  7. Colin, maybe it's a "looks worse before it looks better" situation, like with TCA cross. You'll probably scab up soon and then your skin can begin to heal. Good luck and keep us posted....we are hoping it turns out well for you!
  8. Hey Electro....I think I read somewhere that your scarring is mild if you can't see it from three feet away or further. That's probably not a consolation...I've done the same thing myself....gotten really close under bad lighting to see how gross I look. If you don't see them when you look in the mirror...others probably don't see them either unless they get really close. And who gets that close except your significant other? People who get really close to my face when they are talking
  9. IMO, because for most of us who tried it, it was a waste of money. It didn't work and even made some people's skin worse.
  10. Thanks for the reply, Colin. I think I'll give it some time and then look into microdermabrasion. Let us know if you find anything that works.
  11. Hi Colin..... Do you think mederma or silicone sheets could help with the raised edges around the scars? I think I have the same problem, after the last two TCA crosses I've done-----the bottom (of the scars) looks level and even and like normal skin, but you can definately see an outline around them. It's very strange.....I would post pics if I had a good digital cam, but alas, I don't. I think I will try mederma for the hell of it.....I am still using Supercop x2 three times a week. W
  12. My advice would be.......patience! People don't always see results once the scabs come off----it could take up to a month to see a difference in the scars. Don't give up or get discouraged! Good luck---let us know how it goes.
  13. The first line in the book "Gone With the wind" starts out something like this--"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when captivated by her charm...." I feel attractiveness has to do with charisma. There are some people who are classically beautiful, but they lack charisma. You get the idea that there isn't much going on upstairs. Charisma can animate a face, bring fire to the eyes. If you look at history, there are a lot of famous people who were not "beauti
  14. Yep, Dazarooni....I would agree with you Bettercomplexions 100% is pretty potent...at least the stuff I recieved is.
  15. Hey egoprofit.....you forgot the main reason why the gov doesn't invest in alternative fuel research.....THE POLITICIANS HAVE INTERESTS/SHARES IN OIL OIL COMPANIES AND EVEN OWN SOME OF THEM! They are getting fat and rich while draining the middle/lower classes of their (our) money