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  1. Hi how can I post pictures directly into a post, like this one that Im writing just now?!
  2. Hi altogether in two days im going to have my first smoothbeam session here in switzerland...i'm really excited. Iam going to post pictures on the picture gallery, where i already posted some pictures once. im going to have 4 treatments, always 4 weeks in between, and i try to take pictures with same lightning every 7 days. my question now is, how can i support the process of the skin? ive bought vitamin c? how much? i have super copper peptides serum and super cop, what and how o
  3. to tamara: i´ve already tried (or better i´m still trying ) glycolic peels and copper peptides. its now 3 monhs, and i see some results but they are minimal. so i was thinkin to try something new. i also think that one should go from the less invasive methods up to the more invasive methods ,to reduce side effects and risks. on the other side, hello50 is right that like this you have to probably wait longer to see results. so, subcision and needling in very difficult to find someo
  4. I dont know how other people perceive my scars, some of them that i talked about it (only 2) said that its not bad at all, but I think what matters is what you think about it (and perhaps they only say that for support..) what i've read in the last, is that smoothbeam seems to work on a lot of people. so do you think that could also work for my scars on cheeks (see pictures!) and for those who have already done several of the non ablative lasers (n-lite, cooltouch, v-beam), where are the dif
  5. after a hot weekend im back at this board. to bornunderabadsign and missproxility: i can understand you both...i mean, the comment of bornunderabadsign is a little bit hard, but i understand it more like he explained afterwards than as an insult or something like that. i just want to say that even if my scars are not so bad as others on this board,everyone can have psycological problems with it...but on the other hand one should see things in the right relation, so I dont' want to complain to
  6. mark, when the pinch test says that the skin is not been hold down by scar tissue, does it mean that needling is also not useful?!? i tried once self-needling,have not seen visible results, but i was thinking to try it another time,because people say that you see improvement more after the second session...
  7. thanks for all your replies and inputs!! from what i've heard laser doesn't help a lot with indentations, so i don't think i will try this...i take the glycolic peels + copper peptides approach (which is also an exfoliation method) or are there lasers that are especially desinged for collagen growth and scar tissue distruction?!?(eg. smoothbeam, i don't know it) for the fillers, i've heard mixed results. do you think its worth to try first the collagen fillers that are only temporary?!
  8. yea, you know, when I don't see me in the worst light possible, Im quite happy with my face, but then from time to time (for example now that I took the pictures) I see the whole dept of the scars. Fortunately I've just 2-3 scars on the left cheek that are really bad, the rest is more a little uneven skin and with peels I think i can work on that. but with the 3 rolling scars on the left???i'm a bit suspicious that anything works on them,and i don't know if the indentations improves with just c
  9. i'm trying already glycolic peel (30%) with copper peptides (yesterday started with super cop). can/do you use vinegar at the same time as glycolic (eg. morning peels, evening vinegar) or is that not a good idea?! about subcision:where would be the closest place from switzerland to do it?here they don't seem to know this procedure yet. and from your experience, what kind of scars do I have and do you think that peels and peptides are working on these scars?! thanks for your answers!
  10. hi to everyone! finally I managed to post my pictures of my scars on the gallery!! I took more or less 100 pictures and put the worst ones in this thread so that you can see them better! it is mostly under special light (from behind,at an angle) that you see them. Could please everyone that has had experience with some of the scar reduction methods (creams,needling,subcision,peels,...) advice me what they can recommend for my scars?! Especially maya and oursfan, could you give your comme
  11. Hi guys since I live in Switzerland I ordered the Dermaroller from germany. Now my question is: do you think it has the same effect as needling,even though it doesnt go so deep? Do you think its useful to use it twice a day?
  12. Hi! has anyone of you tried super copperpeptides that they offer at skinbiology.com? I?ve been using the exfol serum after glycolic acid (5% and sometimes 30%) and the results have been minimal. or let me correct: the overall skin looks better ,the texture is better and so on... but the indentations got better perhaps something between 0-10%! So I was wondering if someone has experience with the stronger product. Because I believe that the only think that can helb with indented rolling or i
  13. Hi to everyone! I just wanted to start a survey of the three methods of scar reduction that I use to see how you combine these ones together and to see if you have remarks to my little "survey", I have to say I have superficial scars, rolling scars and even one ice pick scar: Exfoliating methods : I use the glycolic acid at 30% every 5 days (only 3 times yet). Other methods to exfoliate would be microdermabrasion,tape peeling,laser,other peelings. What are your experiences with this method
  14. ld we start posting here instead of the very long existing needling-thread? Will report more when I see how this needling-session will result. I will try the area that I did the first time soon, so then I can tell you about second times experiences
  15. I've bought the 30% glycolic acid kit at homepeels and received it yesterday! my problem:there are two bottles, one is the skin prep toner, the other the glycolic acid. From the travel I can't read the etiquettes anymore!! I can only see that one liquid is more transparent while the other is a little bit more yellowish. Can someone tell me which is the acid? Thanks. Raffaele
  16. Hi! after 3 weeks of my first self-needling session,here is my report: the redness that I had on the scars treated (only 3 on one cheek) was for about one week but after 3 days I put some makeup on it. it wasn't really bad in my case, I don't know if I didn't go deep enough. however I poked in the scar very often (20-30 times per cm2!) the bad report is that the indentation came back after day 5-6,however I would say that I can see an improvement of 10% in one scar and about 15% in the biggest
  17. Hi guys. i've done self-needling yesterday and wnated to share my experience. first of all i used a very thin syringe, so I don't think additional scarring on the surface of the skin should be a problem. I can't say nothing yet about results because the are (three scars on cheeks) is still red and a bit swollen. I poked a lot into the 3 scars (like 10-20 time for each) and twirled the syringe around. in one third of the cases I heard the typical snap sound that the others talked about. I don't
  18. Hi. when I saw myself in bad light last night I decided to try self-needling, since after all I've read it sounds promising and the side effects are not so big! so, my question is not about the procedure,but about after needling: What have you done to your skin in the next weeks or so and how long does the needling look bad (can you cover it with makeup?) Thanks for an answer of those who already tried it! Raffi
  19. Hi to everyone! I've only some scars on the cheeks, these are indented scars, not ice-pick scars (not so deep), but rather large shallow rolling scars. I hope you get what scars I'm talking about. Now,for all of you who are fighting against scars (especially scars like mine onthe cheeks): Which of the methods that you know (or have already tried yourself) do you think are the best/most appropriate for those kind of scars? Thanks to everyone who can anser. To Maya: I think it would
  20. Hi! 1. Does someone of you know a doctor who does subcision in europe (not uk)?! I'm thinking to do that! I'm not sure of doing the needling myself, because there are some people who haven't get the results, perhaps it's because of the wrong technique..what do you mean maya, or all the other experienced people here? 2. Can everybody who has had subcision /needling answer to this mail and say how long it has been since the first time you did it, what you did (doctor/subcision, needling,
  21. Hi thanks for your answers! after reading much of this board, I also think that for those types of scarring subcision/needling may be the best. however, since I live in switzerland, here they don't offer this method. So does someone of you know where you can do subcision in europe? tamara, do you think that needling has the same effect on rolling scars like ours than subcision has, what were your experiences with these two methods? And have you also tried peels, scotch or copper pe
  22. Hi to everyone! Since the red marks fade out from themselves I think the real problem with acne scars are indented scars. I myself have only some rolling scars on the cheek region. Now I wonder what of all the things in this board has the best effects on these kind of scars. Who has some experience in one or more methods (needling,copper peptides, peels, scotch tapes, others,...)? thanks for every answer! Raffael
  23. Hi to all! I've been reading the long post about needling and I think this method can be powerful if its working! I'm just thinking if it's not to risky to try something such complicated from yourself at home ?!? Then I wanted to ask if someone knows the difference within the home-made needling and the subcision! And finally I want to ask, if someone knows where I could do the subcision, I'm from switzerland, so I would like to do not too far from here, if someone knows some doctor w
  24. Hi guys. I'm new here and thinkthis board is fantastic for us people with the same problem! I've had acne for about 4 years and now after having taken accutane two times, i've almost nothing anymore, some pimples from time to time. But the worst are the scars. I've some scars on the cheeks, I've think they are called rolling scars, they are not so deep (1-1.5mm) but the biggest is one cm in diameter!! i've only 4-6 scars on the cheeks So, which is in your opinion the best treatment for such s