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  1. I've been treating my scars for the past year or so with subcision and microneedling. I started using retin a .025 a few weeks ago. I got a derminator and would like to use it soon. Should I stop using retin a for a week before the microneedling? Also do i need to stop using it before my next subcision in October? And when can I start using it again after each of these treatments? Thanks in advance for any info.
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    How user dependent is infini?

    Thanks for the replies. I'll keep searching for someone with more experience.
  3. It seems like infini is being recommended alot lately. And was recommended to me in a previous post I made. I was wondering how user dependent it is. I can only find one doctor near me offering it. It's pretty cheap there.($500 a session) but I'm worried that they are not very experienced with it. They couldn't show me any pictures of their own, just the ones from lutronic. So I'm wondering if its worth travelling to find someone more experienced or not. They didnt tell me what settings they would use, but on here I was told it would have to be conservative because i have low mid facial fat. Im worried about getting fat loss or other bad side effects.
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    Not sure what to do next

    @Obi wan Thanks for the info. Any idea where I would find someone that experienced with infini? I have only found one Doc Offering it near me, and I'm not sure how experienced they are. All the photos they showed me were from the company not from their office. I'm in Ohio, but would travel for the right Doc. Any suggestions appreciated.
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    Not sure what to do next

    Thanks for the replies. So it sounds like I need to look into different treatments. I have read about tca peels and would like to try it. I've seen some people have gotten good results on this forum with tca cross and peels. The thought of acid on my face kinda freaks me out but i guess if i do my research and do a test spot first i should be ok. Laser on the other hand scares the hell out of me. I haven't read about too many people happy with their laser results. Do you guys think microneedling is a waste of time for my issues? Also what kind of recovery time is there for a tca peel I know I will probably need many. My icepicks dont bother me so much but I would really like to smooth out the uneven texture. Is that possible with peels?
  6. Hi all, I just started treating my scars last summer, and i'm planning on doing some more treatments this summer. Last year all i did was two sessions of dermapen at a med spa and had two of my scars subcised by novick. I haven't really noticed anything from the dermapen it may have actually made my texture worse but im not sure. Its been 3 months since my subcision with Novick and i do notice some slight improvement in those two scars but nothing to do cartwheels over. So i'm wondering what I should do next. I could go back to Novick (which is an 8 hr drive for me) and get more subcision done. He suggested doing a "field subcision" on my whole face i opted for just 2 scars to see how it went. I have also found a doctor near me who does infini. They only charge 500 per treatment which sounds pretty good seeing most people charge 1000 per treatment. So I'm looking for advice on what you guys think I would get more improvement from. Novick's "field subcision" or infini? Or maybe something else. Infini kinda scares me I've seen some people with long recovery times and no improvement, grid marks, and I read it can cause fat loss. Anyway if u could take a look at my scars any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Novick vs Rullan !?

    I didn't realize your body's own collagen could fill in the blanks left by the subcision. If that's true, then Dr. Rullan's method seems a little more long term. From what I understand your body will produce collagen to fill in the space left by subcision, but if you don't get filler you have to suction or the scars will just retether. I recently went to Novick and had subcision with filler on two scars and he said that the filler wasn't so much to fill in the scars but to stimulate my own collagen production. So from what I understand the filler kinda serves two purposes to keep the scar from retethering and to stimulate collagen production. I'm pretty new to all this and I'm only 5 days out from my first subcision so I guess time will tell if it works for me.
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    My Visit with Dr. Novick

    Lol! Same here. My beard area and forehead are the only places I have good skin on my face. It sucks! i've often wished all my scars were in my beard area so i could just grow a beard and be done with it instead of going through all these procedures. But nope right where my beard stops growing, the scars start.
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    Pus in subcision bruise??

    @Sirius Lee He suggested doing the whole face in a broad stroke manner and then do individual scars later, but I chose to just have him do two scars individually.
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    Pus in subcision bruise??

    Ok I just talked to Dr. Novick I emailed him some pictures and my concerns and he called me back pretty quickly. He said it all seems to look ok it could've just been a little fluid. He told me to hang in there a couple more days and things should look much better. He said its very hard to get an infection with this procedure. So I feel better about it. Novick really is a good Doctor. I don't know how my results will turn out but I'm very impressed with how he actually seems to care about his patients. I haven't found that in many Doctors. It was definitely worth the trip to NYC for me.
  11. So I had subcision with filler on two scars on Friday morning. Today I noticed a little white patch on the one bruise and it looked like pus under the skin. I gently rolled my finger wrapped in tissue over it and sure enough a tiny amount of puss came out. Is this a cause for concern? Has anyone else had this happen?
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    My Visit with Dr. Novick

    I just went to Dr. Novick this morning and he suggested pretty much the same treatment for me, subcision of both cheeks and filler and then the individual scars later. I opted to just have him do subcision and filler on the two scars that bother me the most. I heard the tethers being cut on the one scar (alot of clicking noises) didn't hear anything on the other. I gotta admit I'm pretty nervous right now hoping everything heals up ok. The scar that I heard the tethers being cut is pretty much level and just red, the other one looks almost like a big blood blister and I have a lot of redness on most of my cheek.
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    Where can i buy a suction device

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AI1W8NI/ref=mp_s_a_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1508088134&sr=8-3&keywords=chinese+suction+cups+therapy&dpPl=1&dpID=51HxK07Y1-L&ref=plSrch this is what I was going to get. I think it will work but not sure.
  14. Yes, it says in the description that it is a bad batch and they bend very easily or may even be useless. If thats in the description of the product i don't think I would buy it. I'm not sure what the point of needling horizontally would be. I've heard of people single needling at angles but not horizontally. But I am no expert I've just begun my journey to improving my scars, and I come here just like you to get advice from people who know much more than me and have tried all these things (like BA) It is nice to have a place to get advice from people who have experience. But just because you get advice that you don't want to hear doesn't mean that it's bad advice. I understand that you want a cheap quick fix for your scars (I think we all do) but unfortunately that's not realistic. Anyway whatever u decide to do. Be careful man.
  15. Those are for single needling scars (vertically) just like dermastamp but with only one needle. I would never try subcision on myself. Hell I'm going to a very experienced Doc and I'm still nervous something might go wrong. I mean do whatever u want. It's your face, but do you really want to risk making your situation worse just to save some money?