I've had two treatments for boxcar scarring. Diferrent doctors, different techniques.
The first PS used a nokor needle followed by Juvederm the day of (which leaked out) and Restalyne a month later. I had tons of bruising and swelling and heard the popping sounds (from the scar bands 'breaking') but saw no improvement after the swelling subsided. The filler didn't even make a difference.
The second PS used the needle from the filler and then injected Perlane. Very little bruising and swell... Read More
Not as noticeable scars
More self confidence 2 days down time. With bandage on I'm having excellent results and glad I did it. I was so scared and waited 1 year to make sure I needed this treatment. I researched on acne.org and found dr. Mamalak and dr Hansen in austin Texas!!!!iExcellent doctors , reduced the anxiety I was having and did an excellent job. Will post pictures so far if I can figure out how. It has now been 3 weeks and I'm still happy with the results. I know the ... Read More
Works amazingly well on rolling and dented scars. Does not work on boxcar scars. I have a couple of dented rolling scars from acne and boxcar scars from chicken pox. I had just one subcision on both these scars.
Rolling scars responded really well. I'd say about 80% improvement. Don't expect to see the results immediately. It takes time for the skin to level up. Give it about 2 months time to work.
Downtime is 2-3 days. For working folks, you could return to work on Monday... Read More
I seems to have lifted the depressed scar. Not painful and only took about 15 minutes. Some mild bruising and swelling. I had this done late in the afternoon and was able to easily cover with make up and go to work the next day I'm giving this a 4 even though it's only been 6 days. The swelling is gone and it does seem to have lifted the depressed scar. My doctor only wanted to do one to see how well it would work. Also, she did not charge for this one, so I have no idea how much she will c... Read More
Works very well on some scars. I got over 50% improvement for some of the scars. Can be combined with laser or filler for additional improvement. Works best on rolling scars that do not flatten when stretched.
I highly recommend this treatment if you have rolling scars. Long downtime (7-10 days)
Possible lumpy area at treatment spot (though rare)
Does not work on ice picks
Doctors tend to miss some scars so make sure you point them all out or mark them with a pen before... Read More
I had fantastic results from the subcision combined with the fraxel laser treatment. It hurt a little bit. I was mentally prepared, having read a lot about it and wanting the procedure done badly enough, but I could see a teenage-me having trouble with it. I have wanted to have my scars removed since I was 13 and waited until now (23) till my acne mostly went away. I had a variety of ice-pick, boxcar, and rolling scars as well as enlarged pores. I did a lot of research and found the right doct... Read More