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dx4567

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  1. Do any of you have scars which have actually got bigger over time? I have a scar right in the middle of my cheek, and over the past couple of years I have noticed the scar has become wider, the colour has changed (it has become whiter, and can also go very red), and the texture has become more plastic-like. I also noticed how it seems to spreading and blending with surrounding smaller scars. I have not had any acne during this time, nor have I had any treatments. This is starting to make
  2. I don't think I can name the particular clinic/consultant that did the treatment, as I don't want to get in trouble. All I can say is that it's a well-known consultant in london whose name has been mentioned on these forums before. Yes it is. I can't help but feel that the 'people' who are claiming this are those working at the clinics. It costs them nothing (and probably makes them a lot of money) to come on sites like acne.org and post fake testimonies, whilst posting a few photoshopped
  3. But is it really? We live in an age where doctors can reconstruct peoples faces, perform hand transplants, skin grafts etc.....and you're telling me they can't solve something relatively minor in comparison, such as acne scarring? I think it's more a case of there exists a solution, but it's not in cosmetic surgeons' interest to perform it as there is no money in it. Think about it, would they rather perform a one off treatment that sorts out the scarring for good, or would they rather you kept
  4. I just wanted to give fellow acne scar sufferers my view on the Dermaroller treatment. Between 2010-11, I had 10 dermaroller treatments at a clinic in London. They say that you see 'results over time' - it has now been around 3 years, and I can honestly say I have seen no improvement. Even shallow rolling scars have shown no improvement whatsoever, which is very disappointing as these were scars I was told dermaroller works particularly well on. I strongly advise any of you thinking of havin
  5. This is my theory... These days they can reconstruct people's faces after accidents, perform skin grafts, even limb and face transplants. Yet it is almost impossible to get rid of a few acne scars. Whilst for us the scars are an issue, let's be honest in relative terms they are fairly superficial when compared to the above procedures. So why do you think it is so hard to get rid of acne scarring? My belief is this...it is very easy to manipulate the healing process when it comes to acne scarri
  6. Fraxel is a con. Whoever thought of such an ineffective (yet convincing) treatment must be rubbing their hands with glee.
  7. I'm similar to you, I also had a chemical peel that damaged my face quite badly, and dermaroller (8 treatments) has made no difference. I'm now also looking for fillers, but I'd rather have something permanent. I and imgaine most people can't afford to pay £300-500 every 6 months or so, on an ongoing basis. I'm looking at fat injections at present, as there are no chemicals involved (it's your own fat) and the results are permanent.
  8. You have to ask yourself why they are charging you this kind of money - do they actually want to help you, or are they just interested in money. The prices of treatments are already extortionate, without having to pay for a consultation as well. Just think, if the consultation is £150, goodness knows how much the subcision will cost. I wouldn't recommend subcision anyhow, it made my existing scar worse.
  9. I wouldn't be so sure about that. I had subcision done for a similar type of scar, and it just left me with an even more sunken area. Whitelighter perhaps you could try some sort of filler? Fat transfer perhaps, as it's permanent.
  10. dx4567

    Scars

    There may be creams out there that claim to improve acne scars, but I somehow doubt there are any that actually work.
  11. Yes I know that, and they exploit this to charge as high prices as they can. Goes to show they don't give a toss about the patient. No you don't have to be a qualified doctor....most cosmetic surgeons are Mr not Dr.
  12. The more experiences I have, the more I believe plastic/cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists only care about money. Firstly, there is no need for them to charge the hugely overinflated prices that they do. Quite often the materials for the treatment cost a few pounds, and the treatment takes only a few minutes. This no way justifies the ridiculous prices they charge. They structure treatments in a way to keep you coming back for more. Temporary fillers, fractional resurfacing etc....of cou
  13. Thanks, I'm thinking about it. I also thought about having fat transfer, that is a bit less scary since its from your own body, but some surgeons say it doesn't help. You certainly need courage to put something permanent in your face, especially with the story that the filler might migrate after years of having it. That is in rare cases, right? Anyway, do you know if permanent fillers can get absorbed right after having them? Or do they usually stay there without possible failure? It's hard when
  14. Again, this thread comes down to what I have said before... In this day and age where they transplant faces, reconstruct people's noses etc, why is it so hard to get rid of acne scarring? Am I missing something here?? I find this extremely frustrating, it's almost as if the surgeons/dermatologists are holding something back, not giving all the facts. There must be a way. I refuse to believe otherwise.
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