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Trace D

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  1. I had very similar scarring to yours, but I also had many icepick scars. I've had them for over 20 years. I tried Fraxel ReStore, Fraxel RePair, Profractional (this helped somewhat), laser peels and dermabrasion. I spent over $10,000 on reducing my scars with little improvement. I purchased a dermaroller for $70.00, have used it now every six weeks for about 8 months and almost all scarring is gone except for a few icepicks that are still there. But I can get the dermatologist to remove those. I
  2. Warren h. You are Canadian, so the visit to the dermatologist is covered. Any prescriptions will not be unless you have some type of health plan. Generally, the dermatologist will ask you if you have coverage.
  3. My "track" marks went away both times about the 3rd or 4th day. They would just dry up (they're litle tiny scabs) and fall off.
  4. My "track" marks went away both times about the 3rd or 4th day. They would just dry up (they're litle tiny scabs) and fall off.
  5. Just thought some of you might be interested in this article that was published on aczone. It basically states the percentage of success in the trial uses. http://www.articlearchives.com/pharmaceuti...y/172263-1.html
  6. hey trace, I'm from Canada too, although i dont have the cream yet, what you can do is either call your local pharmacy, if they don't have it ask them to order it for you, or you can ask your family doctor or derm and if they don't have it you can also ask them to special order it for you too. Remember to tell them the drug name (dapsone %5) it'll make it easier for them to look for.
  7. No one has responded to by earlier post, and just wanted to ask it again. Does anyone no if this is available in Canada, or does anyone one if there is a website that I could look up and see. Please.....
  8. Does anyone here know if this is available in Canada?
  9. It's hard to fine any doctors who have one. I heard Toronto just got it's first! So I'm sure the larger cities have them, but right now... they're rather rare! I live in a city with a million people and there is no one that offers this service.
  10. Holdontohope. Wow. I am so impressed with your determination and knowledge shown in this thread. Putting together an awareness campaign is probably going to be one of the most challenging campaigns you've ever worked on. We have no cute puppy that needs homes, or children with protruding bellies that are hungry, or positive results for society. For example: 1. Acne scarring does not affect others 2. Acne scarring won't kills us 3. Acne scarring does not cost the government, insurance compani
  11. I too had five Fraxel Re:store treatments. I'm not sure what the settings were, but they were very aggressive. Not much improvement. I don't think I even got 20%, more like 10%. I then had two treatments of the Sciton Profractional. Again, very aggressive. The practitioner went really aggressive because I handled the pain so well. At first the results were much better than Fraxel, I would say may 30%. But it's been a few months now, and they are all back to what they were before. The only long-
  12. No one has responded. I'm really interested to hear your remarks.
  13. I hope this post get's some responses. I am very interested in the responses too.
  14. Hey, I have the same problem. I've seen those commercials and wondered also if it works. I did look at some reviews and they were not positive for this brand. Basically the machine was crap. However, I'm wondering if the whole "airbrush" idea works too. I'll keep an eye on this post.
  15. I've had five Fraxel Re:stores (very aggressive treatments) and two Sicton Profractional treatments. The Fraxel was more or less useless, and the Profractional certainly helped slightly. Now I am considering Dermarolling instead? Opinons??
  16. Thanks for the info. Do I just order these Diabetic needles on the internet, or can I purchase them at the drugstore?
  17. I remember the smell when I had the doc remove a cyst... it was the worst thing I had ever smelled. Awful!!! Does the cyst remain the same size? Has it grown? I wonder what makes these cysts permanent and others not?
  18. thanks everyone. It was a stupid thing to do. I will let you know how things progress in a week from now. I'm going to get serious about dermarolling though (the right way)!.
  19. Hey Legend, thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it. You have calmed my nerves. My face is not as red as that photo, but some of the area is puffy and it's started to scab. I'll wait for my dermaroller and follow the instructions. I'm not sure why I did it. Maybe just out of frustration. I didn't go deep. I think though this is the way to go for results. I just don't know about all the lasers... they are so expensive and have not been greatly effective. Scars are worse than the acne.
  20. I've been reading and researching about needling and dermarolling. I have had many Fraxel and Profractional treatments, have used topical creams, numerous microdermabrasions, etc. etc. Although there has been an improvement, it is very small.
  21. Hi Hunter. I had a large icepick scar on my nose. I've had fraxels and profractionals, but neither treatment did anything for the icepick scarring. I'm been researching self-needling and needled this spot a few weeks ago. A scab formed, fell off and the scar seems to be gone! Totally awesome.! I took the plunge today and actually needles about 30 scars (some are ice pick) along my cheeks. Very nervous to see how they will respond. I'll keep you posted if you like.
  22. I totally understand and do the same thing. I wear glasses, and I won't get laser surgery done, because then I can't control what I see. Right now, when I'm at the hairdressers... I don't wear my glasses so I just see blurrs...