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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


    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.
  15. Quite often acne scarring looks better in photos.
  16. Yes the redness will probably be due to the Roaccutane. I had really bad bouts of redness/burning sensation on my face while I was on Roaccutane, even for months after I stopped. But don't worry it will go. I would avoid any kind of scar treatments for several months after Roaccutane, until the skin returns to normal.
  17. Zante - there's being helpful, then there's being rude.
  18. I somehow doubt the 'before' and 'after' photos in my case would be of much benefit.
  19. I actually found that subcision made the existing scars (and the surrounding area) much worse. The area surrounding the scar is more sunken than before, just making the actual scar more obvious. In addition, some scar tissue growth (i.e. small bumps) occurred due to the subcision - the contrast between the sunken areas and the raised areas just makes the scar appear more obvious than before, trust me when I say it doesn't look good.
  20. I wouldn't blame your parents, most parents probably wouldn't take their their child to see a dermatologist unless their child asked them to. I imagine telling your teenage child they have bad skin would knock their confidence quite badly.
  21. I would be weary of the 'Harley Street' name. It seems to me quite a few rubbish clinics rent rooms on this street, simply so they can use the 'Harley Street' name. I speak from experience.
  22. If only it were that simple. It's painful.
  23. I'm at the stage now, after having tried many treatments, that I think I'm just going to resort to having fillers done. The price is a bit off-putting though, since often more than just 1 syringe of filler is required (at £200 or so per syringe), and the results only last a few months. This would mean spending £1000 or so per year, which is too much. I was just wondering, has anyone had any permanent fillers done? I've heard these are quite risky (although some varieties are apparently qui
  24. Yes. I think fillers should be funded too. I also think more research is required to determine the most effective treatments, much to the benefit of the NHS and the patient in the long run. A lot of treatments these days seem to be offered simply because they are available, not because they work. If the NHS offered scar treatments this increased competition would also drive down the cost of going private. The way scar treatments are regulated and offered in this country is a joke.