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  1. My doctor is going to use a C02 laser after performing my second subcision next week. Is C02 Laser considered an old type of laser that is not as effective as newer lasers? Should I reconsider? I hope someone knowledgeable can respond ASAP. Thanks
  2. I went to see the derm again and have decided that I will do non-ablative laser resurfacing. He tells me that the newest one they have is the CoolGlide laser. Has anyone heard about this and know how it compares to other ones like CoolTouch? He says I will probably need 5 to 6 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart. He also said that they are going to be artecoll this summer. So I'm assuming it's been FDA approved, finally. I might have Artecoll injections after I'm done with the laser to fill any
  3. Hi Maya, Happen to bump into this forum a few days ago and read so many results that was gotten from the Lemon/ Vinegar method for treatment of scars. =P~ I have went for CO2 Laser(once), Dermabrasion(once on a test patch), Micro-dermabrasion(Thrice), YAG Laser(Twice), Chemical peeling(>15 times), Fats transfer to pump up the scars(Twice and helps the moment the fats is transplanted) but all this only helps to improve my scars a little.... #-o Reading your thread here gives me a
  4. I had CO2 and Yag done in Jan 2000 for my acne scars. I would have deemed them moderate. I also had pimples on my forehead and some brown spots on my face. Following the surgery, your face is really really red. The next day, scabs start to form and before you know it, your face is one huge swollen giant scab. The next day, the scab starts to ooze. All this time, your mouth is tight as and I had to eat soup from a straw for 3-4 days. 5-6 days into it, the scabs start to peel off , but I did ad
  5. Hello All, I've tried Smoothbeam on a few raised scars and it doesn't seem to have helped. Granted, I've only had 2 SB sessions to date, but I fear I may be wasting my money! For those who have raisedd scars (I think it's called hypertrophic scar), what do you use that has helped? I have tried those silicone sheets sold in the pharmacy but they didn't do anything for me. I've also tried Mederma which didn't work either. I've had these scars for almost 10 years now! I've also tried CO2
  6. Hello! Sorry if my english is not so good, but i have to use some "technicals" words, and i don't know if are correctly (like perfilometry). Yesterday, i go to talk with my doctor about the progress of my treatment. When i get to her clinic, she tells me that she will not see the before/after photos; she will use other method. I remember that first time previous N-Lite, she put me a kind of "cream" (who later said me that is a derivated from silicon or something like this), and creates a k
  7. I have some hypopigmentation following CO2 surgery. I have heard that the Excimer laser can help regain pigment, has anyone used this method of treatment or does anyone have any information regarding this or other treatments? Thanks. skinstorm
  8. Hi everyone, I am getting confused. Will everyone who got improvement with Smoothbeam please post, post your name and the improvement percentage of your acne scars. If you don't mind your age too. That would really help me be able to make an informed decision if I want to do this treatment. I'm wodering if this SB laser will work on older people in their 30's, since you lose collagen as you age. I don't think after all the knowledge I've gotten off this board and the laser board, that I wi
  9. anyone know plastic surgeon price range in nyc? especially co2 laser peel? thanks and anyone in nyc had it and recommend a doc? or procedure forrolling scars?
  10. I am just curious as to how much the people on this board have spent trying to eradicate/improve their scars; including Drs visits, procedures, over the counter medications, etc. Not fighting acne just scar treatment. I have spent roughly $11,000. CO2 laser and the collagen injections being the most expensive. I am very interested in everyones answers especially since there seems to be so much promise in some of the least expensive procedures. Thanks! Reilly
  11. I am a 42 yr. old white male with moderate acne scarring on one cheek. The scars are meduim deep ( boxcar of saucer shaped). Below I will list the treatments I have had done and the results. Dermabrasion: 15 yrs. ago: 20% improvement Deep Chemical peel: 10 yrs ago. Made surrounding skin look great but I detected no improvemnet for acne scars. Co2 Laser Surgery: 5 years ago. Again, great for overall skin, better texture and tone, minimal at best acne scar revision. Collagen injecti
  12. Hi, I saw the gallery about the lady who had the CO2 laser proceedure done. Is she on the forums? I am wondering how that worked. Can anyone give me more info on it? Thanks
  13. I have been coming to these boards for several months now and must say that I don't feel so alone anymore like I once did. This is my first time to post. It didn't seem right for me to take from this board and not give something back. About 3 years ago I had CO2 laser surgery believing it was the miracle I had been waiting for. Like so many others here, I found it a big diappointment, as well as a brutal recovery. Exactly 1 week ago I underwent subcision. I found a doctor in Tulsa,
  14. Hello all, Just discovered this wonderful board and wanted to share my experiences with scar treatments over the past 4 years. Besides experiences, I'm also going to share some opinions I've formed (based on what I've learned from my treatments and research). Hope this info helps someone out there! General foreword - Experience has thought me that you should not judge results until at least 3 months after treatment. There are MANY ways a treatment may seem to work and then have results
  15. I realise that most acne scars are around the cheek areas. What would be the best laser for moderate scars ONLY for the cheeks and NOT the full face? The problem with using CO2 laser is that you really need to do the FULL face. If you just do the cheeks, it will really leave an uneven redness. I am currently researching photofacials, cool touch lasers etc. Anyone have anything positive to say on these lasers?
  16. For anyone interested, I posted this info quite some time ago, but the site has been updated, and new people have joined this site. For some addtional info, and additional pics, to look at, type in, co2 laser pictures, and go to 19, Jess's story. she has her pictures on there and some other peoples, as well as a lot of info on co2 laser resurfacing, I typed it in on Yahoo. hope it works if you wish to see the site.
  17. Hi all! I hope someone can give me some insight about my acne scarring and what they feel will help. I have all types of scars and will post pictures. I am meeting with dr Rullan this week and have high hopes but know that I will never get to 100% treated. Please let me know if you have had similar scarring and what’s helped! I appreciate you all! Good luck on your journeys Please note, obviously these pictures are with and without makeup I’m not
  18. Hi all! First time posting here. Have been on this skin care journey for over a decade, 2 rounds of acutane and my skin is completely acne free, now ready to finally get rid of my awful pitted acne scars that I have all over my cheeks. I went in for a consultation at a med spa to get an idea of what they would need to do and what the costs would be. I live in LA and found a well-reviewed place in Beverly Hills, so I knew it would be more expensive than if I lived somewhere else, and I w
  19. This thread will go thru my journey as I get my scar treatment. I plan on getting mixto with subcision with dr David rahimi. I am quite young only 18 so I figured why not get my treatment when my scars and I are young. Any my questions you have I will answer. I will post pictures of my scars once most people join in on the thread. But right now my scars are mild not super mild but not yet moderate more in the middle. I have mostly box car scars with a couple ice pick and about one your two
  20. Hi, I've been suffering from acne & acne scars since high school and during my stay abroad (Canada & Aussie), I got a severe troublesome on my face. By the way I'm Korean woman. The troublesome looked like severe cystic acne and it itched a lot. As I came back to Korea, I got a treatment from Korean oriental clinic, which is similar to derma needing therapy. After the treatment, luckly, I looked a lot better than before, but many ugla scars remained. Because I used to work at sea, I
  21. Four days ago (11/20/2013) I had dermbarsion, co2 laser and recell performed by Dr. Maini in Nottingham. Today I got the bandages off. While I’m too red to make a final assessment, I am optimistic that I will have a good outcome from the procedure. The procedure was carried out under local anesthesia. I’m not a huge fan of needles, so getting the injections was not too pleasant. Then the doctor took the skin sample for the recell. He took the skin from behind my left ear. The C02 laser was
  22. Well i dont know if anyone reads my posts maybe because i'm new , anyhow i saw dr patel at the viva clinic for a first consult he offered me e matrix, i was told to have 4 sessions after which if im not happy i can have co2, my q is why not just have co2 straight up. im tired of many treatments having little or no effect. Please advise me all thanks
  23. I just wanted to share my latest scar treatment experience. I think I am finally satisfied with my skin, to the point of not thinking about or seeing my imperfections when I look in the mirror. I don't have that kind of obsessive, gnawing concern with how I look and how it is ruining my life. I have a better attention span, I am more hopeful, and just so much happier now that my skin is better. I feel so much healthier that I can see how ill I think my scars were making me. I truly hate acn
  24. Have a look at this link: http ://www.sculptaclinic.co.uk/stem-cell-therapy. html (I added spaces after http and therapy.) There are pdf files for each case study. I got this link off an article already posted. They did a CO2 laser followed by a 'stem cell' spray, cultured from a biopsy from the patient. The man with the heavy acne scarring showed great improvement. I think a foresee a very expensive vacation to Scotland in my future...