Due to a very nasty bout of shingles, I was left...
After a visit and consultation with Dr. Dupere, he had suggested that a small amount of Restylane in my nose to fill in the crater-like scarring, and the Selphyl treatment could help use my own plasma rich platelets to heal the scarring on it's own. Since the scarring would only take so much, I had more platelets than typically needed (despite only doing a half-vial), so we used as much as we needed on my nose--and then used the rest on my cheeks.
Whereas my Restylane treatment faded mostly last month, the scarring on my nose, despite still being there--has healed immensely. The indenting from the scarring is not nearly as deep as it used to be. The rest of my face, however, looks amazing! My face used to have deep indentations thanks to past acne scarring or enlarged pores. The skin on my cheeks had discoloration, and were prone to break outs, and my pores were -huge-.
I've noticed that the quality of my skin has improved immensely, my skin is smoother, healthier, and the overall experience with the Selphyl improved the quality of my skin. As to the healing properties, I am somewhat unsure, but the Restylane definitely filled in the indents left behind by the scarring. Due to my job being particularly busy over the summer months, I had requested to postpone a resurfacing procedure that would undoubtedly mostly correct the indents on my nose. The Restylane was a temporary fix, but the Selphyl has definitely improved the overall quality of my skin.
Please excuse the marks along the marionette lines of the photos, we had placed Emla (topical anaesthetic) there and I had a bad reaction to it. An allergic reaction to Emla is -extremely- rare, and despite it being on the rest of my face--the only place I had an allergic reaction was along my jawline. I called Dr. Dupere's office, discussed the problem, and after a single application of cortisone cream, the allergic reaction went away. The markings there are not related to Restylane, or Selphyl.
I am definitely pleased with the outcome, and the long-term effects are really noticeable. I waited three months to post my experience with Selphyl, because I was told I would still be noticing the effects by that time! And they were right! My skin looks AMAZING. It's a world of difference compared to three months ago!
Marc Dupere was absolutely wonderful! His bedside manner is just amazing, and he was so gentle! I was surprised at how painless the procedure was! He takes pride in his work, and his soft-spoken, informative and cheerful demeanour made my experience in his office a pleasant one! I would suggest Dr. DuPere to my friends, family and any other person looking for someone with his amazing talents!