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Everything posted by joeysk

  1. For me I have hyper pigmented skin. I use tret for 3 months, and it reduced the color pigment within the scar and therefore looks less deep. Also I did TCA/Phenol cross.
  2. yes they are, but as we age we lose collagen and gain hyper-pigmentation if you don't use sunscreen. Aging can make acne scars look worse . Recommend doing maintenance treatments.
  3. just an assumption, We don't have pics of you but here is what I assume. Did you have fat loss and widespread scarring before doing RF ? If so the best way to treat this is through sculptra and or HA filler injected deep as to create more volume. Doing RF on a face with fatloss will create further fatloss. Also 3mm seems to be too deep and 5 passes seems too many passes. There have been good results with 2.5mm and 3 passes with varying depths.
  4. no it's not and don't do anything you will regret later.
  5. alternated cross and subcision months, then sculptra and infini months. You can do treatments monthly as long as it's not the same kind of treatment. That's not even considered aggressive.
  6. I use minox. Minox doesn't effect scarring. However, It can act as a vascodialtor and if you use it near subcision or micorneedling, it will make me bleed excessively. I would give it 3-4 days rest before doing any treatments. I used to do the recommended 1ml 2times per day. But since it's greasy I do 2ml once a day.
  7. I did not go to Weiner but went to regular doctors I sourced on my own and I had 50% improvement over 9 months . Still treating once a month for the next at least 8 months. I did Subcision + suction 3 times, Phenol Cross 3 times, Infini once, and ~2.5 vials of sculptra injected over 3 sessions. My goal is 80% this year.
  8. Wiener is a top doc and you are in good hands. He is a Bellafill guy so he will push the more expensive and riskier product on patients but you cannot get injected without an allergy test first and that takes 4 weeks. I would go against Bellafill but that is totally up to you. Most fillers are long lasting up to 12 mo from what I heard I personally prefer sculptra as it's natural looking and long lasting. Other than that TCA cross, subcison, infini are going to be great for you. I would prefer
  9. sorry to hear about skinpen. I would look to consult the Infini operator and ask them questions before starting. Doesn't have to be a doctor but I would want someone experienced. I would start off with a less aggressive setting with infini. Ask how many passes they do?What is the deepest they go? and what kind of pulse duration and power they use at each depth? The recommended max depth is 2.5mm and going shallower with each pass using low power setting no shallower than ~1mm as going high power
  10. hard to tell from that low res picture. but looks like mostly jagged boxcar scarring. Recommend phenol or TCA cross. Phenol cross is less risky in terms of less scar widening. Can round out boxcars as well as fill them but mainly for icepick scars. Also don't know how much volume you lost but you don't have to do fillers a the same time as subcision you can do them separately if your doctor is refusing. Any experienced injector can inject you with whatever filler it doesn't have to be a top 1% a
  11. This is a longshot because it's so far away but I go to Dr. Dan Bennett in Overland Park KS and they do face for $500. Don't quote me on this because I think they charge differently for different cases.
  12. I agree with this partially. I found phenol cross + fillers to be far more effective than anything else. I would just be careful with permanent fillers though and go to a real professional that specializes in it.
  13. I took accutane 8 years ago and had great results. My acne is coming back again at age 30 because I am taking another medication (finasteride) that makes me break out a little bit. I am also going through treatment for acne scarring (infini, sculptra, subcision, cross). What is the current best medication for acne is it still accutane? are there any good topicals out there? Prefer not to take accutante due to thinning of hair and the frequent bloodwork I have to get. I am also doing tretinoin 0.
  14. Had this same problem before taking accutane. I was about 170-180 lbs lean but with bad skin. I adopted a very clean diet only consisting of vegtables and lean protiens (chicken, tofu, lean beef) maybe and some rice 1000 - 1500 calories aboslutely no junk or snack foods. I did this for a few months and dropped down to about 120-130 lbs and I am not a short guy (6ft) . I had clear skin finally but people thought I was anorexic or something but I felt full but a little weaker than my normal sel
  15. yes but mostly boxcars. Can fix with TCA or phenol cross.
  16. to be honest subcision by iself is not that great. It is only good for for rolling scars that look like indents. Forget about fixing boxcars and rolling scars with it. It take multiple treatments to see any success with scars. However, this totally anectodal but when combined with Infini RF, I saw good results, where it generated fill in my face and also when combined with fillers it can help ease injection due to less fibrosis in the skin and donuting.
  17. I get track marks as well but but they are not so deep. They are hardly noticiable and usually go away in 2-3 weeks.
  18. healing well. My lumps didint go away compeletely for 7 weeks. Looks like you have significant volume loss in cheeks. Would advice to do just sculptra next.
  19. DO NOT DRY NEEDLE. It will drag the needle and will give you more scarring. I made the mistake of wiping off blood on one spot while needling to stop it from going into my eye and accidentily over wiped the area and made it dry. The blood was acting as a lubricamt along serum I put on. Once skin is dry the needle is prone to hanging on the skin therefore creating a small linear scar. good thing I stopped before I made it any worse. Always use a natural serum like HA or oil as lubricant and
  20. depends on how deep filler is injected. If you had it injected with subcision it's likely it was injected deep enough. You are not going to bleed out filler.
  21. This is why you should never cheap out on filler and go to the best injectors. I have seen this video before and it's informative.
  22. Wow that's really yellow. I would get that checked out.