Location: Halifax, Canada
Member since 3/29/2009


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Reviews & Stories

My Experience: TCA 35% for Acne Scarring - Age 23

At the time of this procedure I was 23 years old, now 25. I had this to help with the shallow atrophic acne scarring I have on the left side of my cheek as well as an allover smoothing of my skin. I paid $1,100.00 CAN I was given Valtrex for 2 days before, 7 days after. The procedure took about 30/40 minutes and was performed by the doctor, not an assistant. It started with a nurse wiping... READ MORE

Questions from battlescarred

CO2 Laser on Entire Face for Acne Scars on Left Cheek?

I have shallow acne scarring on my left cheek. I've had numerous treatments (TCA 35%, Erbium Laser, as well as fillers. The scarring bothers me enough and interferes with my... READ MORE

Fraxel vs CO2 Laser for Acne Scars

I have a small area on my cheek with a few shallow atrophic acne scars. I've had a TCA peel (35%) and full face Erbium. Dermatologists say it isn't bad enough for C02 but... READ MORE

Manual Exfoliants While on Low Dose Accutane?

Is it okay to use manual exfoliants while on low dose Accutane? I know it's generally not advised, but if the person is generally reacting well to treatment, can an exfoliant... READ MORE

Clinical Value in Non-Ablative Lasers for Acne Scars?

There's a lot of discussion on totally/partially ablative lasers right now and rarely mention of other options. (Great marketing on behalf of those who make the devices.) My... READ MORE

Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments for Red Spots?

I have marks left over from acne that have been there for 2+ years and I'm trying to get some other red spots removed as well. Also, sometimes my nose gets red after walking... READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Red Spots from Pulse Dye Laser?

Two of the spots look different than the rest. Most are a uniform reddish color and are fading at the same rate. But 2 of them look a bit raw and have small red lines running... READ MORE

What Really Works in Improving Skin Discolorations?

My skin has improved dramatically over the last 6-8 months, but I still have red and brown pigmentation in certain areas of my face. I'm wondering, what really gets rid of... READ MORE

When Can I Start Using Retinoids After CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

I had CO2 laser resurfacing 70 days ago on 2 small areas: quarter size area of my upper right cheek and 2 quarter size areas on my left cheek. I was told to wait until the... READ MORE

I'm Not Sold on Fractionated CO2 Being Better for Acne Scarring, Opinion?

A continuous wave CO2 laser removes the epidermis and deposits a lot of heat into the dermis. The after pictures prove this a great thing. It's said they can go so much... READ MORE

Dermabrasion - One Spot Still Healing at Day 18. A Few Questions, Please. (Before/After Photos)

The plastic surgeon said the area where I was most concerned had poor quality skin. He said after he started abrading the area that it was scaly, white, "fishy" and flaky. What... READ MORE

Please Clarify Sculptra Treatment Terminology Re: Vials/Syringes/Sessions?

There are a lot of inconsistent terms surrounding Sculptra treatment and I'm hoping someone can clarify. Sculptra costs $800 per vial in my area. If 3-5 treatment sessions are... READ MORE

Contour TRL - Minimum Settings Required for Atrophic Scars? (photo)

I've been treating acne scars for a while now so I'll get to the point. What are some guideline settings used when trying to remove acne scarring with Contour TRL? I don't want... READ MORE

Scar Revision for Atrophic Scar: Where to Start? (photo)

In trying to treat acne scarring, I was left with the scar you see in the photos after dermabrasion. I'm wondering what can be done to improve it, and what order I should do it... READ MORE

Scar Resulted in Dermabrasion Performed Too Deeply 5 Months Ago. I Desire More Improvement. Options? (photo)

I had dermabrasion Feb 12, 2013 to improve acne scarring. Not only did I not see any improvement in overall skin texture, it went too deep in one area and it scarred. I'm... READ MORE

Cyst Under my Chin for Almost 4 Months. Will It Permanently Distort my Skin or Leave It Loose and Saggy?

May 9th I felt a lump under my chin. Being prone to cystic acne I was immediately worried. I like it go for a month but then saw my dermatologist. Since then, I've had 2... READ MORE

Recent comments from battlescarred

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was done by {edited - doctor info appears above review} at the Victoria General hospital. Really weird that in Montreal you can't find anyone. Here's the website of one in particular that seems to do... READ COMMENT