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  1. 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
  2. Tonight I had my #3 consultation for my cheek scars. I live in NYC and all 3 doctors are kinda well-known etcetc . #1, about 3 mos ago, was Melanie Grossman, and she is a laser specialist & laser inventor. Extremely great; her recommendation, NON-ABLATIVE laser, about 5 needed spaced ~1month apart. #2, Steven Victor. Very cool, but his approach, DEEP PEEL. (No way for me) #3, Marsha Gordon. She's known for Not liking laser, but peels. Her approach: FILLERS. Maybe huma
  3. Hi, I'm looking for a Doc that does Silicon injections. If anyone knows of anyone please email me. I've been doing some research on this and I think "they" may start using Silicone again as a filler. I guess the scientific reports aren't showing that it is a bad product. You just have to make sure your using pure Silicone. Thanks, T.
  4. Since I recently moved and there is this top doc plastic surgeon nearby I went in for a consult on anything and everything he does for acne scars. I have to say he is one the most honest doctors I've ever talked to. He told me right off the bat I probably won't be satisfied with any of his treatments and they are all very costly. We talked about subcision and how I've had two other doctors tell me I wasn't a great candidate for it, perhaps my scars aren't tethered much. Well he said ALL scarri
  5. 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
  6. I've decided to take the plunge and consult for my acne scars. This is how they look like I have some on my temples, my forehead and my cheeks. I will be consulting two doctors next week: a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon. I am considering subcision, and the laser, and also perhaps microdroplet silicone injections. What questions should I ask during the consultation? I want to be well prepared and be able to cover all the bases when I go.
  7. Recently, I've come to the conclusion that silicones break me out. I have already read posts of people who claim that silicones break them out - this is nothing new. I just wanted to make a thread about it so people can be aware that they have the potential to cause breakouts. I've used several products over the past few years that contain silicones, primarily primers. Primers help to create a smooth surface for makeup and creates a barrier between the skin and makeup. I believe it is the silic
  8. Hello. I am new to this forum. This is my third post. I have already made my introduction in the relevant board. I want to post on what I am currently doing and what my environment is like as well as what I would like to try. My heritage is African and German-Jewish. I have sensitive skin and scar easily. I get dark spots on my nose bridge from simply wearing glasses and I have even bruised the skin on my elbows doing bridge exercises on a carpeted (rough and thin, not shaggy) floor in a
  9. I got a job in a car paint shop and they ban you from wearing any silicone based products, as they can cause a bad reaction with the paint. They had examples of banned products, and I noticed that Cetaphil Moisturizer was on the list. Does the Acne.org moisturizer contain any silicone based ingredients?
  10. i came across this and thought i'll share tca cross micro silicone injection
  11. Can anyone tell me if it is advisable to use a dermroller after silicone microdroplet? I'm afraid the needles puncturing the dermis will disrupt the placement of the silicone beads. I am very interested in trying this with my much shallower, yet still extensive scarring. Even with the good improvement ive seen, my skin still looks awful and beat up when I looked at my face through this handheld mirror at my derm's office today because I now have ALL OVER small scarring, some I never even knew I
  12. I had a terrible breakout one summer and had massive cysts all across my jawline on both sides. After the acne went away, I was left with dark purple spots that were very slightly raised. I thought just time would heal pigmentation problems but these marks have been with me for about 3 years now with little or no improvement. I have read about silicone scar sheets that were supposed to help with raised discolored scars, but I haven't really started the treatment because of active acne. My
  13. Just wondering who would come recommended for silicon microdroplet injections. I travel regularly between aus-usa-europe, so geography is not an issue. Thanks in advance.
  14. Recently I became curious about the claim that silicone is occlusive and causes acne, so I decided to take a look at some information on it, and share it with you guys. Any thoughts? It'd be nice to see what everyone's opinion on silicones and acne is. According to Cosmetics Cop by Paula Begoun, there's scientific evidence and reasoning that shows that silicones do not suffocate skin or clog pores: "... the molecular structure of commonly used silicones makes it impossible for them to su
  15. I have two hypertrophic scars from two severe cystic bumps on my nose. From 5 years ago....as we all know, injections will work on newly formed scars...but yea not an option for the old ones that are inactive...........I'm going to look into whatever it takes to get rid of these things, they have very nearly ruined my life and I'm afraid of socializing because of them...I think that my options are actual surgery or laser treatment. what's prevented me from actually going forth is that I know t
  16. I'm at my wit's end... I break out in literally hundreds of tiny bumps all over my forehead regularly. The cycle goes like this I have a breakout it takes a couple weeks but eventually the bumps go away, I get a week of a somewhat bumpless forehead then I get pms'in and my forehead erupts and is covered in flesh to slightly red colored bumps... it's not pretty. I also have some red splotchiness and a blackhead or 2 on my cheeks and nose, but my forehead is the real issue. About a month a
  17. Hello all, I have a couple of raised scars on my chest that I need help identifying. (Refer to pictures below) The first is a red, raised scar that was the result of misuse of apple cider vinegar I guess. Initially it was just a small scar that varied a bit from my skin tone and was very slightly raised but I read somewhere online that someone managed to get rid of scars like these by rubbing apple cider vinegar on it till the scar is flat again, and allowed it to reheal. I tried this
  18. I have a few rollings scars which I am interested in getting treated. I am considering Subcision or Liquid Silicone Fillers. I have read a lot about subcision here and it seems like there are very mixed opinions. Some say it works great and others say there is no benefit. Has anyone here gotten Liquid Silicone Fillers? I have read horror stories about them but this doctor seems to swear by them and says that they are safe. Here is where I am considering getting the procedure done. http
  19. I have been reading up on what is best for fading red and pink marks left from acne (scabs) and I feel like I'm going in circles. I'll see all these people suggest vitamin e oil then a bunch of people say there's no evidence this stuff anything for marks/scars and that it can actually make them worse and give acne. Then I see people suggest lemon juice but I've also seen people say you should avoid putting lemon juice on red and pink (raw skin) because it can irritate it. Some people say meder
  20. I used benefit and clinique's pore filler primers and they caused severe clogged pores to my skin. i came to ralise i can never use silicone-based products or primers on my skin. it seems it is mostly the area between my eyebrows that is most sensitive. I stopped using the clinique primer for a week now but the few clogged pore remain. They are like skin coloured bumps with a dent in the middle that has this whitish gunk tht is impossible to squeeze out. i think they are whiteheads. when the
  21. I've decided it's time to do something about the hideous scarring on my cheeks. I need to find a good derm or a good plastic surgeon who has alot of experience and skill in treating acne scars. I live in NZ but would be prepared to travle to Oz if necessary. I'm having no luck locating an expert here, and trying before you buy is not really an option when they all charge betwen $200-300 for an initial consultaiton. So if there are any other scarred up antipodeans out there that can help me in my
  22. Hey ladies! Monistat has been discontinued in Canada and I'm looking for replacements (I can't afford high-end brands, though). Most silicone primers on sale have Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone in them. However, would pure silicone oil work in their place? I read some reviews on the site that sells it and they all seem favourable. Has anyone tried this? Does it break you out? Please let me know!
  23. I tried posting this question in the hypertrophic scar section, but I had no luck. Anyways, what would be the best thing to use for smaller, slightly raised scars on the nose? I heard silicone sheets can work, but take quite a long time to see results. However, seeing as how the scars aren't that large, should I just go for the sheets or is there a quicker method? With college coming up in a couple months, I'd like to get rid of them asap since they're pretty noticeable. Thanks
  24. Does anyone else get this? I don't know what to do anymore. I've already tried using powder under the straps and silicone grippies that are supposed to decrease friction. Neither of these things helped any. I am larger up top so going braless or wearing a strapless bra is pretty much out of the question. I am about to cut the straps and tie them behind my neck like a halter top because I'm all out of ideas. Does anyone have experience with this stubborn type of acne? Hope to hear from you