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  1. do you mean dermabraison? I’ve heard that can be really risky especially on the nose because the skin there is different than the rest of your face. You should check the hypertrophic scars forum for better info on taking care of those. I can tell you I have seen good improvement in my raised scars after using a retinoid consistently after many months. That isn’t too expensive and you can start while you save up for other procedures.
  2. Cool, thanks! Someone I haven’t seen in like a month actually told me my scars looked better today, so I know it’s not in my head! Is there anything else I can do to help my skin through this period? I want to help my skin heal as much as possible. Is it bad to exfoliate or should I just moisturize a lot? I use a glycolic face wash sometimes when I need it- but is it better to leave it completely alone when it flakes? Should I be using an occlusive?
  3. Lately just the areas of scarred skin on my face have been getting flaky, and in some of my dent scars i’m getting almost tiny zits around the edges? Most of my scarring is pretty textural overall, but it’s still pretty significant. I haven’t changed my routine lately but i’ve been on a retinoid (tret and then aklief gel) for nearly 8 months now consistently, and have been on spiro and bc pills for about 2.5 to 3 months to control my acne from a bad reaction to a birth control. My scars ar
  4. Sarah- if you want, PM me for his site. I’ve been getting help from him for my scar plan there. Also I asked him about the ebook he said this website took it down, but he may rerelease a new one from his site. Honestly scar sufferers can be really high maintenance so it’s good that he can now give people the personalized help they need. It is definitely the same person, hard to explain but you can tell based on the way he writes the same way on his old posts here and when correspo
  5. Yeah of course she seems like a really good doctor, I’m sure you’ll be in great hands. Let us know how it all goes
  6. @acnescars2000 is planning on getting this done soon I think. And I’m pretty sure she sees your doctor. Her post has some info about it. I only learned about the procedure through her thread
  7. They work different. Sculptra is injected to widespread volume loss and stimulates your natural collagen production before it dissolves- leaving you with your own body’s collagen as a replacement. Bellafill is little artificial beads placed under your skin- your body is supposed to latch on around it and surround it with collagen to fill in the scar. Bellafill doesn’t dissolve so if they mess up you’re left with lumps and according to some doctors the little beads can migrate with time. Bo
  8. I saw a comment on another thread asking if anyone knew much about Dr Hazany, drcancerkiller on instagram. I’m also curious to hear if any of you have gone to him or had a consultation with him. His work looks good and it seems like he offers a lot of different treatments. He does Taylor Liberator subcision as well as normal cannula subcisions. On his website it looks like he uses phenol or TCA for CROSS, depending on your needs. He has RF devices (infini but not genius it looks like). He’s
  9. hey @BlueMaloney dont have any recommendations for you, but i was wondering about how much improvement did you see on your scars from the subcisions?
  10. I’m not gonna get my hopes up cause who knows when it’ll even be on the market. @gantz This is helpful though, i didn’t get how it was supposed to work from beneath the surface of the skin. I’m really just excited to learn more about it. I can’t wait to find out if this will just be helpful for widespread rolling scars or if this can help individual pits. I‘m very excited to hear about what it can do for wound repair because I think we’ll be able to do scar excisions a lot bette
  11. I’m really stoked about the wound repair side of it too because i feel like if you have that down - you are able to retexture/repair skin in a whole new way. You could get excisions to heal much better, more quickly and you wouldn’t have to worry about tension pulling on the wound as it heals. There might also be a way to get ablative laser or dermabrasion and then have elastagen applied on top so you pretty much grow a brand new synthetic skin. That could work well for surface/textural sca
  12. You know what- I really hope so We of course have to wait until the papers come out to see what improvement can look like and learn how it will work. And then we’ll have to wait a while for the elastagen to be made available to the public. That could take a long time so I’m going to live in the present until the technology comes out- get as much improvement as I can until the elastagen is perfected and released. If I get good improvement now- I’ll have even better improvement w
  13. Nah-I think outkast and Kristine both are patients of Dr. Weiner in Florida. They both have recent posts about their experiences. Dr. Weiner is supposed to be one of the best with energy devices- he uses the Genius RF, as well as ultrasound to make sure the depth of the RF is correct for the scars. But I think it’s just a common side effect and nothing about the doctor. Dr. Emil seems really capable at Genius as well as manual forms of treatment too. I’d probably visit him if I lived
  14. you’re looking great! you got cross from rullan too? how long did you wait for to suction? did you wait for the scans to fall off? did he use a saline buffer or anything like that?
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