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  1. hi, i'm new to this and this is my story: i've been battling with moderate acne since i was 16 and i've even done one course of accutane when i was about that age..since then we discovered that i had a small hormonal imbalance which was causing the acne. i went on birth control, which worked great and then when the acne returned, a derm i went to suggested i go back on accuate. so i've been taking 20 mg for almost four months now and after a REALLY REALLY bad breakout which made my acne worse than it's ever been before, it's slowly clearing up. but it's REALLY slow..i currently have two massive cysts on my face. and all that breakout has left bad scars on my face. IN ADDITION, i'm so massively depressed that i can't concentrate on anything, i can't sleep and just feel horrid. this doesn't feel like a wonder drug, it feels like crap. i fight with people all day for no reason, am convinced that i'm hideous, don';t feel like going out during the day and don't get happy even when i'm doing really well at work. now i'm at another derm and she's suggesting tht once i finish the four month course in another two weeks, that i should go on birth control bnecause that seems to work better. i suppose there's no point to this, but i just needed someone who would understand. also, how long before i can try laser to remove the scars? also, does fraxel laser work?
  2. hi, i'm new to this and this is my story: i've been battling with moderate acne since i was 16 and i've even done one course of accutane when i was about that age..since then we discovered that i had a small hormonal imbalance which was causing the acne. i went on birth control, which worked great and then when the acne returned, a derm i went to suggested i go back on accuate. so i've been taking 20 mg for almost four months now and after a REALLY REALLY bad breakout which made my acne worse than it's ever been before, it's slowly clearing up. but it's REALLY slow..i currently have two massive cysts on my face. and all that breakout has left bad scars on my face. IN ADDITION, i'm so massively depressed that i can't concentrate on anything, i can't sleep and just feel horrid. this doesn't feel like a wonder drug, it feels like crap. i fight with people all day for no reason, am convinced that i'm hideous, don';t feel like going out during the day and don't get happy even when i'm doing really well at work. now i'm at another derm and she's suggesting tht once i finish the four month course in another two weeks, that i should go on birth control bnecause that seems to work better. i suppose there's no point to this, but i just needed someone who would understand. also, how long before i can try laser to remove the scars? also, does fraxel laser work?
  3. moonbase

    After Fraxel

    How long should i wait after a fraxel treatment before using glycolic/BP? It's been a week since my last treatment, do you think it would be too soon?
  4. http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:69lL_9...cd=24&gl=uk
  5. Has anyone out there had smoothbeam and fraxel?
  6. Also... 1. Does anyone know how much 1 fraxel session will cost around here? 2. On some areas, I have shallow scaring, could I go by with just 1 session on that particular area?
  7. JSB

    Fraxel into Toronto?

    Hello, has anyone had Fraxel procedures in Toronto? I know a few places offer Fraxel (Dr.Weksberg), but I just wanted to know if they are using the Fraxel SR. Also how much does Fraxel cost in Canada? Thanks
  8. happymelon

    www.struckmd.com

    I am planning to have fraxel re:pair and other treatments with this doc.Has anyone gone to him before?
  9. Hi! I've had 2 fraxel 70mJ treatments so far. However, I feel my practitioner didn't go as hard as she could. I know mJs are depth. However, there is also of course density. Could you please indicate for me the absolute most aggressive settings (knowing that the mJs are fixed at 70mJ). For example: Energy: 70mj (fixed) Treatment Level: ? Passes: ? Head tip information: 125 or 250 ? Thanks very much!
  10. Changelife

    Pitted scars, questions.

    At first it is clear that some tissue is missing after the inflammation. The body created some scar tissue instead of the healthy one. My Questions: Where is the scar tissue or rather which layers of the skin are affected(Dermis, Dermis+Epidermis...)? What would happen if something removes this fibrotic tissue( like Dermaroller,Fraxel) Would the hole scar tissue+lost tissue be replaced by healthy skin so that the skin is leveled up as to the same degree like the remained healthy skin or only the scar tissue and pit remains? Can anybody explain it please? Thanks. Btw. I know my english is not perfect
  11. billy26

    fraxel re:pair

    anyone had this treatment for acne scars ? any results ? i am 4 months after third fraxel2 and can`t see improvment (( i have very bad rolling scars... sorry for my english
  12. toner

    Micropeel laser?

    has anyone heard anything about the MicroPeel laser for acne scars? I've had 5 Fraxels and am not thrilled with the results. The MicroPeel laser has now been suggested to me by my PS. I'm leery of spending more $$ for very little results. Anyone heard anything? Thanks!
  13. Hello all, I wanted to ask you guys. I am 26 year old asian w/ type 3/4 skin. I have very mild scarring and PIH...Indents that you can only really see when you're looking for them (another way to put it...i would say that my scarring is better than any of the post-fraxel pictures i've seen). I asked my derm if chemical peels would help me out, but she suggested fraxel instead, because my skin is super sensitive (a year of 0.4% retin-a caused my acne and subsequent scarring). I'm happy to pay for the cost of fraxel if it works. Do you think that my derm gave the right advice?
  14. Can people share with everyone the doctors that they went to (or have heard of) that perform either SUBCISSION, EXCISSION, or other PUNCH techniques? Since we are in the age of lasers, it is SO hard to find doctors that perform these procedures, even though they tend to be much more useful for those with serious scarring. I personally have found that doctors that perform these procedures (or used to) no longer even offer them because of lasers like Fraxel, because Fraxel's profit margins are MUCH higher and a monkey could do Fraxel. Subcission and punch is much harder and requires more skill, and you get paid less for it. Thus, the number of doctors who offer these services, and offer them well, are very very limited. Can people who have had experience with these procedures please list the doctors they went to? I think a list like this would be of ENORMOUS value to the board. If so, please list: Doctor's name: Location: Procedures s/he performed on you: Other acne scar revision procedures you know s/he does: Cost (if you remember): Outcome: (good? bad? etc.) I wish I could get this started but I have never found a doctor that would perform these. They always push stupid lasers, which at best give you 30% improvement. At best.
  15. where can i get a cheap fraxel sr1500 treatment in los angeles? i called a few offices and they charge $1000 and above.
  16. dysfunctional

    Fraxel progression pics

    Found these pics on the internet. She had a couple of acne scars and rough skin. Her scars are almost filled in and skin texture and tone improves nicely after 3 fraxels in 6 months (but I think she would have gotten the same result for skin texture & tone (except scars) with chemical peels or less expensive treatments. ) http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p...amp;uid=4307235
  17. resurectionisneeded

    Permanent filler

    Hi all, I am getting fraxel done in which I have had 3 of 5 sessions.. in which I can see some good improvements. I do however have a depression on one of my cheeks which I really don’t think fraxel will be able to improve (to the degree I would like). I was thinking once my 5th one is over that I might get a permanent filler.. I have had temp fillers in the past (b4 fraxel) though I do not know enough about permanent one… just on 1 section of my cheek. Can anyone offer some suggestion\experience. I found that I had temp filler in the depression and after each fraxel the filler has zapped away (all by now im sure) and it actually looks a lot deeper then I remember (1 ½ years ago) .. but oh well, ill get over it and fixed it.. Very interested in your thoughts.
  18. kidrock29520

    Fraxel Re:pair

    I was looking to get this done but I was seeing the cost in my area is like 3 grand not even including a doctor's fee or whatever.....how in the world is somebody suppose to pay that type of money all at once? I was wondering if any of you guys knew any way around this or can insurance do anything or can I somehow go about making payments.....thanks for the help
  19. marissa101

    is my doctor scamming me?

    hey guys i will try to make this short but anyone with any info would be greatly appreciated. I went to see a doctor today about my scars . I know i cant do anything until 6 month after i finish the accutane but i wanted to get some info. So i have very superficial scarring . Its in a few areas on my cheek . My family says they didnt even know i had scars , but i definitley know they are there. But the doctor told me about fraxel laser. I didnt think my skin was serious enoough for a laser . The surface just needs some smoothing. He didnt explain any other options to me and said this is the one. He implied that i needed it but i dont think my scars are like that. He did say he couldnt see much scarring cuz of my makeup but still told me to get fraxel. It costs like 5000 bucks and he didnt even say that i hardley needed it. Sorry if this seems pointless , but with your exprience with doctors who do these treatments ( and make lots of money) , is he taking advantage of my situation? I was thinking of getting some microdermabrasion , some gylcolic peels , mabye some retina im very young and i think in time and with these things they will go away , but he says this im confused . any thoughts -marissa
  20. PaulyD

    Pigmentation serum!

    Does it cause redness???? I've been using it for a while now for fraxel treatments and I'm almost sure it's causing redness around the serious scars. Does it?? PLease help.
  21. I'm having an initial consultation for fraxel laser treatment at Drexel Univ. Med Center Dept of Dermatology with Dr. Abdefmolek. Has anyone had treatments there? Can you tell me of your experiences? What questions should I ask? mj levels? R1? R2? I intend to have just my cheeks done. Any advice will be helpful.
  22. I'm seeing this derm. right now to get my acne under control again before I do Fraxel. Problem is that even though I am on medication and it's working he still wants to push Cooltouch on me, saying that it is 80% for active acne, and about 20% for scars. I've previously had Smoothbeam done for active acne and acne scars and I was disappointed with the results. He's trying to convince me that Cooltouch is alot better for active acne and acne scars. I don't want to spend money on something that isn't going to really do much in the end for me again. I'd rather spend the money on Fraxel because the prescripitions are working well. Yet this guy brings this up every single time I go in for a follow-up. This most recent time he looked at me in an odd way and asked me "Why do you not want to do Cooltouch". Personally I find that to be overly aggressive, especially given the fact that I've told him of the previous non-ablative lasers I tried. I'm thinking I should ditch this guy and find someone who is not as aggressive in trying to sell me something that costs $500 a treatment, and leave me with no money left for Fraxel. Any thoughts?
  23. I went to see a derm today who was really useful and helpful anyway just thought i d share her views regarding this. It doesnt apply to me as she says i dont need it but Portrait laser has shown way better results than Fraxel and its just the fact that it costs so much more thats the problem for alot of people. I AM in uk but she trained over in miami for 5 years looking at scar treatments. Anyone had portrait laser what are the costs like now?? she s bringing it over to London in September at her new clinic!!
  24. The reason I ask is that I am looking into getting Fraxel at a Laser "spa" called Medspa where they offer various skin treatments (microdermabrasion, Fraxel, etc.). They have a "medically trained staff" plus two doctors on staff. I can't find any information on the two doctors when I search on the web as far as if they have private practices, or if they are dermatologists or plastic surgeons or if they are board certified. I called and asked if the doctors perform the Fraxel (rather than the other medical staff) and they do. I plan on going for a consultation. What should I ask to make sure that this is a good place to get this done? What kind of credentials or experience should a doctor have? Does the Fraxel laser machine make it easy for any doctor to perform Fraxel? Thanks for any advice you have! I would have posted under the Fraxel thread but my questions can get lost in such a big thread. I read it everyday but haven't come across information regarding doctor's skill level. Thanks!
  25. mills

    fraxel restore pores

    soem of my pores are bigger 3 weeks out after fraxel restore, do they go back ot regualr size i guess once collagen refulls them etc?
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