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Everything posted by superburrito

  1. With Dr Rullan, I do my Cross at the same time as subcision. Since subcision is under the skin and cross is on the surface, I don’t think you’d need to wait 6 weeks. Definitely wait longer before another subcision.
  2. I see Kucy Pon in the list as a recommended doctor. Looks like this doc does subcision and TCA.
  3. A quick phone call can solve a lot of text/email headaches. Just saying.
  4. With Dr Rullan, I have done at the same time, and haven’t had an issue. Note that Rullan uses Phenol instead of TCA for CROSS.
  5. I use a separate moisturizer and a sunscreen on top. I think I put in my routine with suggested products earlier in the thread.
  6. I see mostly boxcars and icepick scars, and some mild rolling scars. I think TCA/Phenol cross would benefit you most, and is cost effective. Subcision will help break up any fibrotic strands underneath the scars as well, particularly any rolling. More expensive option is RF microneedling with Infini/Genius.
  7. Overall, those look mostly like rolling and some boxcar/icepick scars.
  8. The left set of photos are slightly out of focus, so I’m having a hard time comparing. The lighting is also a little different too. When we’re the left ones taken? And the right? Since you had the procedures very recently, the redness and pigmentation issues are expected, and it could take many weeks or a couple of months to resolve. With scar treatments, it’s often trading filling in if scars for temporary pigmentation and redness. Prior posts in this thread had suggestions for your
  9. @okmichelle @SaraWillFight, same issue with viewing images for me. it's not a browser issue, it's something going in the software running this forum.
  10. @HopeNew, for rosacea, try topical niacinamide. You can get this very cheaply via The Ordinary. I think it's about $6 a bottle.
  11. @okmichelle I would say I have about a 15% improvement so far.
  12. @HopeNew glad I could help! For TCA cross, since it’s only been a few weeks, definitely wait awhile for the next session. It takes months for skin to fully heal and collagen to form. Keep in mind that with TCA cross, it can temporarily make the scars appear bigger, so it'll look worse before it will look better. Phenol cross doesn’t have this same issue, but I only know of Dr Rullan in San Diego that does this. Obsessing over scars is definitely understandable. I’ve been there. One thi
  13. @HopeNew After my subcision, I have one noticeable small mark where the needle entered on one side. It doesn't bother me too much, since I know it will get better over time, and it's very small. It looks a little worse because it's hyperpigmented. Subcision takes a lot of time to heal. I still had some bruising and slight pigmentation issues one month after subcision. I know it's hard, but definitely try to chill a bit. Otherwise, you'll just drive yourself (and your partner) crazy! ;-)
  14. @edie9598 I have not had any fillers yet with Dr Rullan, but will consider it after a few more rounds of subcision/cross/microneedling
  15. @edie9598 I have had two subcisions so far with Dr Rullan and have not had any hematomas, so you are in good hands. He also does not use a Nokor needle, which has a greater risk of hematomas. As for Curology, the first formula they created for me did not have Tretinoin. I requested it later and they started me on a very low percentage and once I tolerated, I was able to increase it. From what I gather, they will default to an initial formulation that minimizes irritation, which is likely w
  16. @okmichelle, so far I have had two subcisions with Dr Rullan in San Diego, and I have not had any major complications. With my last one, the bruising lasted for weeks, though after the first week, most of it was gone. I only had very mild rolling scars, so I didn’t have any fillers combined with subcision. I have also traveled to Dr Weiner in Florida for Infini RF and also had a great experience. He does subcision as well as well as TCA cross After a few mediocre/bad experiences with
  17. Overall the scarring looks pretty mild to me, compared to other pics that I've seen on here. To my eye, it looks like you mostly have icepick/boxcar scars with a rolling/tethered scar in the middle of the cheek. It's a little bit hard to tell from photos, because I'm not sure what is covered by makeup and what isn't. If you don't want to do subcision, you might consider fillers for the rolling/tethered scar. For the icepick/boxcars, Phenol Cross (Dr Rullan in San Diego is the only pers
  18. No, you’ll need a few more days than that. It did mine in January with Dr Rullan on a Thursday and returned back to work next the Thursday. Depending on how aggressive the treatment and how well you heal, there will be swelling and bruising for weeks, but most of it won’t be noticeable by others after the first week. The redness can be covered up somewhat by a tinted sunscreen or moisturizer without it looking like makeup. Hope that helps!
  19. I'm actually in San Diego recovering from microneedling with Dr Rullan. Although I have not yet had fillers with him, he's a great doc, and cares about your goals. From my understanding, fillers for acne scarring require multiple treatments with gradual changes over a period of time, so there isn't going to be a crazy dramatic change to your face shape, if any at all. Your Frank Ocean + Johnny Depp shape will be preserved regardless of what Dr Rullan does.
  20. Thank you @Obi wan! Also, I wanted to give everyone a quick update. It has been one month since my last Cross/Subcision/Microneedling session with Dr Rullan. Overall, my skin has healed well, although, the bruising was much more significant that my first session in November 2018. Even after a month, I have some subtle bruising and pigmentation issues. I don't believe it's very noticeable to most folks, and I'm not bothered by it. Scars have further softened and become less apparent, wh
  21. @californiakid In general, I am waiting 2-3 months in between the sessions. However, I am doing three monthly PRP treatments for hair loss, so will be doing microneedling at the same time, without cross and subcision.
  22. I live in the Bay Area and chose to go to Dr Weiner in Florida for Infini. Even with travel costs, is cheaper than anyone who does it in the Bay Area.
  23. Dr Rullan’s office is generally responsive. Booking a month shouldn’t be a problem. You can always call their office to talk to their patient coordinator, Amy Bernal. A short phone call can save time over waiting for the back and forth of emails.
  24. @Horus with Dr Weiner, I flew in on a Thursday, had Infini on a Friday, and then flew back home on Saturday. This is coming from San Francisco. From Ohio, you might be able to fly early morning on Friday, and have the procedure the same day, and then fly out the next morning. Just a thought!