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ctbo
01-01-2004, 03:07 PM
I WAS wondering if there is anything that can be done for ance scars??i dont like the scaring that i have on my face i feel i dont look good.thanks!

aquarius0121
01-01-2004, 08:08 PM
Time is pretty much the only thing that cures acne scars. If you keep getting zits, you probably can't tell the difference between old scars and new scars. Deep ones take longer... a visit to the dermatologist could fix that...

joeh
01-01-2004, 11:19 PM
fillers like restyline,collegen,fat transfers,botox are some of the short term ones.radiance and articoll are long term fillers.isologen is a little different that they take a sample of your skin and send it away to grow new fibroblasts and then they sent it back to your doc and your doc injects it back into your skin.....something on the lines of that.a thermage thermalift is approved for repairing acne scars.smoothbeam is another scar treatment which has proved very good in some people with acne scars.in 10 years who knows what might be out.plus there are new and exciting acne treatments on the horizen.most everybody here is under 30 except for me and mostly woman so you guys and girls dont get so depressed because cosmedic surgery has come a long way in the past 10 years.i wish i had as many options as you guys had when i was your age.

matahari
01-02-2004, 11:09 AM
The aspirin mask isnt a cure for scars, but I have noticed that it has lightened mine to a more tolerable shade of pink (instead of bright red & purple). It doesnt work on old scars, but it works on the fresh ones.

ErimusValidus
01-02-2004, 12:42 PM
I'm thinking of trying microdermabrasion if I can get my active acne in check. Search for it to find out more :)

work
01-19-2004, 06:24 AM
fillers like restyline,collegen,fat transfers,botox are some of the short term ones.radiance and articoll are long term fillers.isologen is a little different that they take a sample of your skin and send it away to grow new fibroblasts and then they sent it back to your doc and your doc injects it back into your skin.....something on the lines of that.a thermage thermalift is approved for repairing acne scars.smoothbeam is another scar treatment which has proved very good in some people with acne scars.in 10 years who knows what might be out.plus there are new and exciting acne treatments on the horizen.most everybody here is under 30 except for me and mostly woman so you guys and girls dont get so depressed because cosmedic surgery has come a long way in the past 10 years.i wish i had as many options as you guys had when i was your age.


Joeh, you are so knowledgeable. where did you have thermage done. why did you do that vs. smoothbeam. i am thinking of getting something, as i have ice pick pocks on primarily chin. i am likewise in my 40s (female), and have had bad skin all my life (i have really oily skin and minor superflous hair on face (i as i am armenian). my mom started me to dermo at 14 and thus this is the one doc i have consistently seen throughout my life. i am getting laser hair removal for my chin (just a few hairs but enough to bother me), and once last treatment done i want to get some sort of acne scar removal treatment. all derms i go to try to talk me out of it as it isn't that bad, but it is also there, and i know its there as you can probably relate.

my face cleared up significantly after second round of accutane (saw no worked for you), and use gm collins now and go to esthetician. now i have mainly blackheads and small bumping in t-area. do you have any recommendations for the removal/ treatment of blackheads, as other than facials (and i cant find a good facialist in sacramento where i live), they remain, and drives me nuts as have one facialist here but she only does extraction nothing else, which is 1/2 of what i need and she is always so booked i see her only 1 x every 2 months. any advice you can give would be much appreciated as you really know your stuff.



how are your results now.

Vortex773310
01-19-2004, 08:18 AM
Mederma is also renown for its skin healing properties, i think a good intake of iron and other skin healing vitamins/minerals would also speed up your skins rejuvenation process, but it all depends ony our metabolism, and at what rate your skin heals, also using a good exfoliation scrub would also help fade acne scarring, im trying to get my acne scarring sorted too, although alot has faded, i do have a few icepick ones on my forehead just 1 or 2, but still an annoyance to me, i take multivtamins and B5 every day, i also noticed facial steamers seemed to fade my scarring..well i had one done yesterday, and it has actually faded my acne scarring, or turned it into a lighter shade..wierd, but nevertheless, good. :)

Susannah
01-19-2004, 08:22 PM
There is an old thread somewhere about injecting your scars with saline solution. There are a few doctors in California that are doing it. Apparently, it cures them for good, but it takes a few treatments for them to totally go away. Apparently, the saline breaks down the layer underneath the top layer that is keeping the scar indented, it then fills in. Anyway, on the thread, a few people tried it on themselves, because they couldn't find doctors that would do it for them. They had good results. I bought the stuff to do, but haven't worked up the nerve yet. I don't have many scars, though, so I'm not in a big hurry (I always popped my zits, I know they say don't, but I think that's why I didn't scar much). I bought the syringes from a vet supply store on the web.

Karl2
01-19-2004, 10:47 PM
Hi Susannah.....with reference to what you said about the saline injection - is that safe?

Susannah
01-20-2004, 03:44 PM
Hi Susannah.....with reference to what you said about the saline injection - is that safe?

I thought about that, and I really don't see why it wouldn't be. I bought the kind of saline they use for IVs, so the saline is safe. I'll make sure the syringe doesn't have bubbles, but that really doesn't matter anyway since I'm not injecting it into an artery or vein. The syringes have very thin needles, so it shouldn't scar excessively or anything. The syringes are definitely sterile. So, yes, I feel comfortable with the safety of it for myself anyway. I guess it's just up to the user, but I everything about it is clean. I will make sure to wipe down the area I'm injecting with alcohol before I do it, of course.

I also think it's not a problem to get a little too much saline in there. My old cat was having kidney failure and we had to give her a few units of saline each night. They just had us stick the IV needle in her right under the skin and turn it on. The water would collect in between her skin and organs around her tummy, but she absorbed it into where she needed it. That was A LOT of saline, this will just be a little bit. I also have to imagine it's safer than fake collagen or whatever else they use sometimes.

Anyway, I guess it goes back to what you feel comfortable with.

ctbo
01-20-2004, 08:50 PM
well im in my late 30's and im a guy.i dont have scars on my chin i have them on my cheeks.but anyway i hope to get something done to them.whatever is best so they show i wish i didnt have them but what can i do oh well.i still get some acne too.kinda strange i think im the only one who still gets it at my age.oh well anyway.thanks for all your answers now i have some things to think about getting done..good luck guys! :bouncing:

Marlon19
01-21-2004, 05:52 PM
i think Laser Serg. well thats what ima do

rnmcd
01-30-2004, 02:54 PM
I thought about that, and I really don't see why it wouldn't be. I bought the kind of saline they use for IVs, so the saline is safe. I'll make sure the syringe doesn't have bubbles, but that really doesn't matter anyway since I'm not injecting it into an artery or vein. The syringes have very thin needles, so it shouldn't scar excessively or anything. The syringes are definitely sterile. So, yes, I feel comfortable with the safety of it for myself anyway. I guess it's just up to the user, but I everything about it is clean. I will make sure to wipe down the area I'm injecting with alcohol before I do it, of course.

I also think it's not a problem to get a little too much saline in there. My old cat was having kidney failure and we had to give her a few units of saline each night. They just had us stick the IV needle in her right under the skin and turn it on. The water would collect in between her skin and organs around her tummy, but she absorbed it into where she needed it. That was A LOT of saline, this will just be a little bit. I also have to imagine it's safer than fake collagen or whatever else they use sometimes.

Anyway, I guess it goes back to what you feel comfortable with.

What size of needles did you plan to use? Any idea how much saline to inject? I couldn't seem to find anything on the internet about it...any idea what search terms to use? Thanks!

Karl2
01-30-2004, 03:14 PM
Sussanah.....If you do work up the courage to go through with it, please report back. I would love to know how it goes.

Susannah
01-30-2004, 10:28 PM
Still haven't tried it, but I found some posts from someone else who tried it. Thought you all would be interested. The good posts start at about message 102 of this thread:

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=7374&page=32&pp=5&highlight=saline+injection+acne

Susannah

newman999
01-31-2004, 02:56 AM
why are you doing it yourself? thats odd

rnmcd
02-02-2004, 10:40 AM
why are you doing it yourself? thats odd

because I can't find a professional who knows anything about it.

Karl2
02-02-2004, 10:09 PM
because I can't find a professional who knows anything about it.

Rnmcd....are you doing it now? If so, would you mind going through the basics? Do you know if the procedure can be done if there is already a filler (Aquamid) present at the site?

Thanks :)

rnmcd
02-03-2004, 08:47 AM
Rnmcd....are you doing it now? If so, would you mind going through the basics? Do you know if the procedure can be done if there is already a filler (Aquamid) present at the site?

Thanks :)
No I am not doing it myself...yet. I would like to have it professionally performed on me at least once so I really have a good idea of what to do.

RRR1
11-13-2004, 10:10 PM
Has anyone tryed the saline solution?This is the first time that ive read this.i live in connecticut and i may want to try it since i have alot of scares.but im unsure how would do i here?anyway if any of you have tryed it please let me know...