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  1. Hi, Even though I have many other scar on my face , i am not bothered about others . I had reaction to tretenoin cream, may be i applied more , it created this big black nasty commedon type thing , it had happened to me earlier also in same area earlier , but at that time I was not able to figure out , so I had two big black comedons in same area , both of time I didn't went to doctor and used dermaroller over it. And the result is in attached file. Now after almost year i
  2. I have a small growing keloid on my earlobe... Do I have to get it excised or is it possible to get rid of it through injections?
  3. I am Asian (23) studying in the Netherlands now. I did some research and want to get derma fillers (especially Bellafill)(oh i just read that its banned in Europe..:( ) or punch excision surgery for a depressed box scar on my face. I couldn't find any information about it in the Netherlands, only some plastic surgery clinics provide temporary fillers for treating scars. Any recommendations? (Belgium and Germany could also be on my list if necessary, but no UK since I need a visa for it)
  4. I went to Dr. Nicole Schrader in Princeton for acne scar excision ($550). It was fast and almost painless. I was very pleased. She removed 4 scars that I have been in anguish over for years. I went about 6 months ago to Dr. Rappaport. He wanted to use different procedures to minimize. I had Infini (microneedling) OUCH!, and Fraxel and subscision. I only saw worse changes from these treatments. I never even went back to him for a follow up. It was a waste of money. ($1800) They numbed my
  5. Well well well, here I am. Back again. Back in the early 00s this community gave me so much support. I thought I would come back and give an update. Back then I was known as "Guardedly Optimistic" now i'm "Guardedly Optimistic 2017" This is the thing, it's a journey. My skin is still very damaged; mostly visible under harsh over head lighting. But...and get this...I ended up pursuing my dream of being an actor and filmmaker! Yes, acne and scars and insecurities and all that crap was not goin
  6. Hi guys, I'm in agony here! I got a massive cyst on my face more than 3 months ago. My dermatologist said it was too hard to drain and gave me a cortisone injection. It went down for about month, then came back and even spread a little. After a lot of home remedies and heat packing (none or which worked) I ended up going to get it surgically drained. The dermatologist made a small incision, squeezed it a lot, dug around with a scalpel and put a bandage on it. While she was able to get a lot
  7. Hi everyone, long time lurker here. I've never had great skin, and am prone to cystic acne because of hormones. During my last pregnancy I got a cyst on my cheek that didn't go away. When it did it left an awful textured scar, the kind that looks awful under harsh lighting because of the edges. So, I went to a PS to excise the area (and two pitted scars next to the cyst scar) I hope documenting my journey will be helpful to others. I'm one week post-op now. I'm a bit concerned that the middle of
  8. I'm new to this guys so I hope I'm posting this in the right place, and if I'm not I'm so sorry! I'm looking for any & all recommendations from those who've had good scar treatment results from doctors in NY or surrounding areas. After much research, I think the best bet for my deep boxcar scars is subscision and/or excision followed by fillers. I'm not opposed to looking at other things. But does anyone know of doctors who do this in the tri state area (ny, nj, ct). As a side quest
  9. Hi, I am a new member to Acne.org and would like to introduce myself. i am at young adult female living in the SW U.S., very out going, easy, laid back and grateful that i have few friends whom i hang out with that seem to dont mind my scars. I am looking for someone in the SouthWestern U.S. who has performed subcision successfully on deep box/pitted scars as well as rolling scars...mainly along my temples and cheeks to my jaw. Anyone who has had this done, are you satisfied with the re
  10. From the album: Scar - Excision

    I am planing to have an excision but i am afraid of getting a worse scar. This scar on my left cheek has bother me for 10 years. I went for consultation with 3 plastic surgeons and the last consultation was very helpful. The facial plastic surgeon is planing to do the excision with scalpel which i think is better that doing a punch hole. Can someone tell me if scars can really improved?
  11. I have this dilated pore on my forehead that has some pigmentation around it that i really want to get rid of. I have been covering it for 2 yrs and want it removed. From my research the only way to go is a punch excision. Anyone had anything similar or have any treatment suggestions? Any recommendations for any Dr's in London that may be able to help? Hoping to get my blemish free skin back...
  12. Going to have excision soon... Has anyone had laser of any kind of their excision scar? I cannot really find any before and afters for this. Would be interested to see or know how much it can change or if it looks inconspicuous afterwards.
  13. I had chicken pox last year and now have 15 holes on my face. I have done a lot of intensive research on excision as I have had restylane, C02, Non-ablative laser and although much improved, I can see I will always have a huge hole on my forehead which is always going to be visible in certain lighting. Hence, I really want to get this and another on my cheek just under my eye next to my nose, excised. I found this study http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2006/08/8127.html and many
  14. PoppyW

    after excision

    From the album: excision journey

  15. PoppyW

    before excision

    From the album: excision journey

  16. Hi everyone, I'm a new member here, I had excision performed 4 days ago, I have 17 stitches on my both cheek. Just went back from follow up consultation with my plastic surgeon to see the progress of my excision. He said that everything look good and he will take the stitches out 3 days from now. If this turn out well, next month I'll have more excision, finger crossed!! But he said I don't need more excision cause the rest of scar too small and shallow, like a scare pores. I'll keep you guys
  17. PoppyW

    acne scar right cheek

    From the album: excision journey

    I never had acne scar before, I've only had mild acne. After course of Accutane, my face was clear before I started to brokeout and every pimples leave pitted on my face..