Going for Punch Excision,Silicone

I have posted a review on Fraxel Re-Store and I...

I have posted a review on Fraxel Re-Store and I had an okay outcome with it but I still have about 12 very tiny hole on my face that I can't stand! I am having the cut out through excision and I am also getting silicone microdroplets and than another laser after all this is over. Thoughts??? Anyone do this and have good results?

ME -before





Well, I got the procedure done! Not fun.... this is what I look like today. I will have the bandages taken off in a week


The Procedure was a bit nerve-wracking. It hurt and I was scared. It wasn't fun and I wouldn't recommend it if you can't handle pain! I would give the pain about a 5 out of 10

Letting the bandages breath

Nervous tonight

Anxious but waiting for skin to heal ! I'm getting the stitches out tomorrow :)


Healing has begun :) Im so excited.... its already looking better

Next Steps

Planning on Fraxel Repair in about 2 months followed by another round silicone...... This is going to be quite the adventure! Hopefully I heal up before Summer

Storm caused me to cancel my appointment

Still have my stitches in . Boo

Recommended Procedure!

I would recommend this procedure if you are younger , because you need to be able to heal from it!!! It looks as if its going to be a success :)

Post Removal of Surgery Stitches


1.25.14 (Midday)

So, I am definitely excited to report that my ice pick scars are gone in the areas that were excised. I now am dealing with areas that are pink and some small marks that I believe will be very easy to cover up with makeup. Had an appointment with my doctor, I am going to let the area heal until 4-1-14. I will hopefully than have a better idea of what needs to be done next. The silicone Really helps- I cant believe what it does to the skin. It makes it look very "smooth and poreless." I'm not sure if I will get more silicone but I am considering it :) I know I want to get a few Fraxel Restores or a Repair done. I am applying medical grade Vitamin E and bio oil to the area 3 times a day. So happy I work from home :) Its healing well. I don't think I'm going to risk getting anymore excisions at this point, 90% of the ice pick scars are gone and I think fillers will fix the rest! I think if you have bad scarring, excision is a good first choice, followed my lasers, and/or fillers! I've spent a lot of money of Fraxel but they can't remove the steep marks and indentations of an ice pick scar, so if you have ice-pick, I do believe this is the best choice. I tried cross-method and it made my scars worst, so I don't recommend that procedure. Feel free to write to me with questions or comments!

PS! THIS IS VERY HARSH LIGHT :) You are seeing the very worst of the scars that I have right now, and they are much better than before.

So I was thinking last night

I just want to let people know more about my thoughts on this procedure. It is not for everyone. If you want to just get excision done and think it will look okay immediately, I wouldn't recommend it.
It helps with the dark shadows and textural issues immensely though! You know when your really digging your skin and than you step out into sunlight and your like, Yuck?! This procedure helps with the dark shadows in the sun and you aren't nearly as self-conscious as before. It smooth's the pore area and the holes aren't present.
This procedure will leave a light scar on your skin, and I'm struggling with it as we speak but I know it will take more time (And money) to get the desired look.

I will not go for any more excisions. If I could do anything, I would go for a fat transfer and than 2 fraxel restores followed by a round or two of silicone and I believe I would be truly happy.

Its probably the next steps for me.

I want everyone to know I do like the excision and if you want my doctors name you can inbox me but its not for light scarring, its for deep scarring and you need to have patience with it....

Counting the days until 4.1.14 :)



Breaking out a bit from the Vitamin E


Noticing textural changes, for the good. Face looks better in harsh lighting, just some discoloration that I'm hoping will fade in time!!!! Definitely going for a facial in a few weeks and going to go for Fraxel RE-store

8:30 pm

Can't wait for the redness to fade

Its getting better




I think Excision is better for more virgin skin. IE= skin that hasn't been fraxeled or altered yet! Just My Opinion

One side is perfect !



My Experience is going great! Doctor and staff are wonderful and I am healing up very nicely! I can't wait to see the end result

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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70% improvement.. Some areas turned put better than others
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Thanks for sharing your experience. The pictures are so helpful! I was considering TCA cross for a small boxcar scar on my cheek but your comments really have me thinking twice. How big were the punches you got? My scar (well, the boxcar one anyway...not like there is just one scar on my face) is about 1mm in diameter. Did the punch make any scars worse? Many thanks!!
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Looks like that one side healed beautifully. You must be very happy.
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Looking better and better Victoria. How did u decide to go for Fraxel Restore out of all your options?
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Restore is good for Italian skin ! Ill start Fraxels in about 2 months
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Well, since I am of Italian descent also I would be interested to know why. Thicker skin? oily?
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Italian skin can become hyperpigmented, like darker , if you use Fraxel Repair
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Awesome news!! Thank you for your update and keep us posted on your progress. 
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I just want to echo what you said about Fraxel...I spent $4000.00(I live in New York) for one procedure and I did not see any difference. I went to an award winning plastic surgeon so that certainly was not the problem. It just doesn't work for most people and especially for pitted scars. Thank u for the feedback about cross method, I did not know that. Looking forward to your pictures in the future.
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Express If you post a pic or send me a picture I can help you better
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Fraxel is good for hyperpigmentation and surgery scars and pore size, not ice pick
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Express, you start to notice an improvement with fraxel about after 3 months....... to a year!
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Please continue to post. I think your outcome would help inform many people who need this. It doesn't say what state you r from. Where did u find your doctor that gives silicone because that is a real area of expertise, not many doctors like to deal with silicon since it is permanent.
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Not comfortable putting my doctors name out there but I will definately continue posting updates on my healing process :)
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Thank you. What state r u in?
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NJ :)
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Ouch, sounds like it was painful...can you tell us a bit more about the procedure? How long did it take, how painful was it on a scale of 1-10, how long is the estimated healing time. You can go ahead and just update your review with that info :)

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Hello :) When will you be having your procedure?
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it was done already :) 1.15.14
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