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Zephyr101

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  1. You are right. As far as I can tell, most of your scars are boxcar and icepick scars. TCA/Phenol Cross would help with these. Ask your dermatologist to subcise any tethered areas.
  2. I haven't been to her, but Dr. Julia Tzu (wall street dermatology) offers subcision and HA fillers at her practice. There are some before and afters on her website that you can check out.
  3. Yeah, I don't know how long retethering takes. Generally, I believe fillers with subcision are better than subcision without fillers because fillers can stimulate more collagen production and act as a spacer. So if you can afford it, stick with cannula subcision and use fillers next time. Also be aware that even a small change in the angle that light shines on you can make a pretty significant difference in scar appearance. You may not even realize that the angle is different, sometimes.
  4. @Ivan_070703 Did you get filler done with the Nokor subcision? Filler is important after subcision, as a spacer, to prevent retethering. Scars can retether in a way that make them worse than before the subcision.
  5. @LookinLikeTheMoon if you are new to retin-A/vitamin A-derivatives, you could try starting out at 0.01% to get used to it before moving up to 0.1%, 0.025% or 0.05%
  6. @daelz7 vbeam is proven to work for vascular issues like PIE (redness) yes
  7. Studies suggest 0.3% could help with acne scars, especially if they are early (i.e. less than 3 months old). But as others have said, adapalene reduces the amount of redness (by reducing inflammation) and reduces hyperpigmentation (by increasing cellular turnover) which helps even older scars with any discoloration LOOK better. Pigmentation/erythema tends to make acne scars look deeper than they are, especially under angled lighting.
  8. @ScreechingPiano It depends where you live. Subcision without filler is much cheaper than with filler. I would estimate somewhere in the range of $200 to $500 per session. Rf microneedling is somewhere in the range of $600 to $1000. It really depends. Google your state and "rf microneedling" or "subcision." TCA generally about $200-$300 per session.
  9. Redness tends to go away given time and with adequate sunscreen use. Topicals such as vitamin c and niacinamide may help. But if you want more potent treatments, pulse dye laser (ex: Vbeam Prima/Perfecta) helps a lot. It can take 3-6 sessions.
  10. I believe you have fairly shallow boxcar/rolling scars. Generally, subcision should help, but filler is not done on the forehead. So probably subcision and suction. After a few sessions, RF microneedling. TCA works for any icepicks/large pores.
  11. How long ago was your first one (just curious)? Generally at least 3 months in between sessions. The faster healing may be because your body is accustomed to it the second time.
  12. Here are some more before and afters/ videos of her performing procedures that you might find useful.
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