Location: Ontario, CA
Member since 6/28/2013


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Reviews & Stories

Profractional Laser Spot Treatments for Isolated Cheek and Jawline Scars - Ontario, ON

I've tried professional dermarolling and 2 rounds of subcision and filler for isolated boxcar and rolling scars on my cheeks and jawline. I didn't see much improvement. So now I'm on to spot treatments with the Sciton Profractional laser. Settings for my first treatment were 350 microns at 22% coverage. The procedure was painless thanks to the numbing cream. Afterwards it didn't burn,... READ MORE

Genuine Derma Roller Treatment 5x for Scarring - Ontario, Canada

I had 5 Genuine Derma Roller treatments in 2014 to treat facial scarring (not from acne...from picking and from a lesion removal). While I saw an improvement in skin quality, it didn't do much for the scarring. There was some softening of the most recent scar but I don't think it was worth the money I spent. I still derma roll at home because it has helped slough off old skin cells and has... READ MORE

Questions from IceAge

Dermaroller/Dermastamp - Am I Being Unrealistic to Expect Scar Improvement 7 Weeks After One Treatement?

7 weeks ago, I had a derma roller (1.5mm) and stamp (2.0mm) treatment - for rejuvination and about 5 isolated mild-moderate atrophic scars on my cheeks (acne + 1 mole removal).... READ MORE

Are the Results from Dermarolling/micro Needling Permanent?

For mild to moderate atrophic scarring, will the improvement last indefinitely? I see a lot of conflicting answers online, even within the medical community on real self. I... READ MORE

Should I Get a Scar Excision for Saucer Shaped, Atrophic Scars? I Think I'd Prefer a Linear Scar. (photo)

I am a recovering skin picker. I'm now left with several white, saucer shaped atrophic scars. It is a daily reminder of the pain that I went through. I realize I can't get rid... READ MORE

Is hypopigmentation inevitable with spot dermabrasion?

I have a mildly atrophic scar on my cheek (from a skin lesion removal by curettage). It really bothers me and I am considering a spot dermabrasion. To give you a sense of the... READ MORE

Would this scar benefit from a laser treatment? (photos)

If so, which type (i.e. ablative, fractional ablative, non-ablative, etc)?I have a scar from a lesion removal by currettage. It's in the middle of my cheek and I hate it.... READ MORE

Discolored Scar after curettage. What can I do?

3 weeks after a curettage, I vacationed in Mexico. Despite my best efforts to keep the new scar out of the sun, the scar is now discolored (red). What can I do about this? Is... READ MORE

Is there any benefit to performing a subcision for a non-tethered scar?

Is there any benefit to performing a subcision for a non-tethered scar? Or can I just get filler (Juvederm)? Thank you. READ MORE

If certain lasers 're-model' collagen, shouldn't they work for flat scars?

If certain lasers 're-model' collagen, shouldn't they work for flat scars (not necessarily color but texture)? I've seen many answers on RealSelf saying lasers are 'useless'... READ MORE

Can 35% TCA help with shallow facial scarring?

Mild scars 1-2 small boxcars, 6-8 shallow rolling scars from picking (have OCD...but have not picked in 5 years) and a 5mm round scar from a lesion removal by curettage. I'm... READ MORE

Can a 35% TCA peel smooth out Grade II scars (mostly from picking, not acne)?

I know it won't bring back the pigment (though it may help them blend in better), but can a 35% TCA peel smooth the shallow indent? Most people don't notice them but I can see... READ MORE

Anyone do dermasanding in Toronto, Canada?

I have a couple isolated shallow scars that I think would benefit from dermasanding. In fact, I've had 3 plastic surgeons tell me that this was the way to go but they are too... READ MORE

2mm punch excision healing. Is this normal? (photos)

2 weeks ago I had an acne scar re-excised with a 2mm punch. The PS used 2 stitches this time as the wound opened last time. The external stitches came out 1 week ago today.... READ MORE

2mm punch excision is still indented 3 weeks post suture removal. Is there any chance the indentation will fill in?

For the past week, I've been massaging the scar daily but I don't think there has been any improvement. Could the area surrounding the punch still be swollen? Is there any... READ MORE

Recent comments from IceAge

Same here...scars to prove it. Wellbutrin helps me too. Good luck to you too! READ COMMENT

If you haven't prepaid for your sessions, save your money and go straight to filler for your forehead scar. Speaking from experience here. Good luck! READ COMMENT

I know the pain of looking in the mirror and the feelings of regret...not from a rhino but from a skin procedure. Anyhow, just want to wish you good luck on the rest of this journey. You are a strong woman. READ COMMENT

Hi Victoria, thanks so much for always updating this review. It's very helpful and I think your skin looks great. I'm considering getting a couple of punch excisions and I think a 2mm punch will suffice. Do you remember what size... READ COMMENT

Hi! Any update? Still happy with the peels? Thanks! READ COMMENT