Acnsc wrote:Thanks for the reply .
I have consulted some doctors in Sg , but they either had limited treatment options, or they do not have before and after pictures to show, so i doubt they have enough experience in treating acne scarring.
I was so desperate i actually went to have Erbium laser in Sg,cost ard 1k+ and had no improvement despite the doctor telling me there would be visible improvement after 1 session...
Quite dissapointed cuz treatment in sg is realli expensive and after all the down time, etc swelling redness, i see no improvement..
May i know where are u gg for ur treatments?
Can pm me if it is not convenient to state here.
Actually i have tried so many treatments at the doctors that im getting a bit sick of it, or rather not so much of sick but disappointment. Mine is not exactly acne, more like pigmentation, wrinkles, lines, blemishes, constant breakouts, etc.
I have tried a few lasers, couldnt remember the names. Tried this method (it slips my mind what it is called suddenly) whereby the doctor puts stem-cells cream on your skin n she uses a micro-roller (there are needle-prick like teeth beneath the roller) to roll n these stem cells are supposed to penetrate, etc. No effects on me. I didnt see my skin getting better n my friends didnt note any difference on me too. I paid more than $2k for a course of this treatment. The doctor claimed that it would definitely make a difference n blah blah blah. But it didnt or barely n i was pretty upset n the doctor knew it. This was done few years back but i think now this treatment may not be allowed already. I tried so many types of treatments that i cant remember well. One thing i do remember is i have spent lots n lots of $ without much improvement - lots of $ like maybe $8000 at one clinic n another $9000 at another, etc. I realise it one day when i started counting n wondering where did my $ go to.
But like what Omega says above, i do agree that it may not necessary be ideal if one goes to overseas for skin treatments if these can be found in Singapore. Even if its cheaper there but if you require a series or course of treatments say 5 or more, how are you going to stay so long there? If you make trips to and fro say Taiwan, i think the air tickets n accommodation would form a bulk cost already. So i dont plan to go overseas for skin treatments unless its something really different n not available here.
If you ask me, i think the skin treatments over here could possibly be more than those in taiwan n you may find the latest ones here. I agree that the costs of the treatments here are pretty expensive, maybe partly due to the rental n other operation costs?? But of course, i think the doctors want to earn a pile as well!
I heard that there are lots of treatments to treat acne now like what Omega mentioned above CO2 Laser plus i also heard of Pixel, Mosaic, Fractional, Cosmelan peel, etc. Understand some of these treatments have some downtime n you may not be able to go out for a few days, etc n definitely need to hide away from the sun.
I must say i still get tempted very much whenever i learn of latest treatments at the various aesthetic clinics but i think i must learn to control unless the treatment is really effective for me. Haha.
Hope this helps. Cheers.