Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I have some acne scars/pigmentation that won't go away. Used Freederm Overnight Serum, Quinoderm, Clearasil Ultra Blemish+Marks Treatment Cream, and many other products over the counter but none worked.

    I can't decide if I want a skin peel, isolaz, or maybe laser resurfacing treatment. Should I go for one treatment of each, or several treatments for one thing?

    I have a feeling the consultation I've booked will end up nudging me for the most expensive combination of treatments rather than what's cheapest but works best.
    Attached Images
     
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    Hi there, I can't help you too much but I would say don't worry about them nudging you into the most expensive treatment. I went to Sk:n an they actually told me that I didn't even need the treatment I wanted, so they will give you honest unbiased advice.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sarahthegemini)
    Hi there, I can't help you too much but I would say don't worry about them nudging you into the most expensive treatment. I went to Sk:n an they actually told me that I didn't even need the treatment I wanted, so they will give you honest unbiased advice.
    Can I ask you whereabouts you went - which clinic? And did you have the consultation with a nurse, doctor or medical director?

    As soon as I can afford it, this is the first thing on my list.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rachel.h)
    Can I ask you whereabouts you went - which clinic? And did you have the consultation with a nurse, doctor or medical director?

    As soon as I can afford it, this is the first thing on my list.
    I went to a clinic in Northamptonshire, and my consultation was with a beauty therapist person I think.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sarahthegemini)
    I went to a clinic in Northamptonshire, and my consultation was with a beauty therapist person I think.
    Found this post on the net and it seems really useful. Just in case anyone wants to know about skin peels. I have some facial hair and have plucked them out. Maybe my scars are caused by the tweezers, maybe acne. Not sure... The Phenol peels is probably what Sk:n calls Innerpeel. Might give that a shot. Can't afford for laser hair removal as well so I'll leave that out for now and just shave.

    "Chemical peels are classified into 3 different strengths: Superficial, medium-depth and deep peel. An example of a superficial peel is a glycolic, AHA peel or BHA peel. These peels are said to be effective at lightening acne scars. You should plan on having about 6 superficial peels to be equal in strength to one medium depth peel. A medium depth peel such as the Obagi Blue peel or a TCA peel will give you more pronounced results and deeper peeling. Phenol peels are the deepest and often done under sedation. A phenol peel will remove wrinkles and acne scars but will also remove all signs of pigment in your skin.

    Perhaps you should start with a milder peel and see the results before moving on to a stronger medium-depth peel. A superficial chemical peel should not cause scaring, unless you pick at the skin that is peeling off your face. It is imperative that you let your skin heal and do not speed the process of peeling by picking."
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Had my free consultation with a nurse (smoking hot nurse!) and I was just given general information and now I have to book a £140 consultation session with a medical director doctor next month. Ouch, and just missed the 20% spring discounts. Dammit!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    hi girls
    i am advice to face cover from cloth because in present time most important to care skin because all area increase compdision
    so skin care is very important from pollution
    then cover fce any cloth.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 21, 2013
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.