Hi, I'm a 17 year old boy and well basically I have an acne story that goes right back to me being 11 years old. From quite and early age I started getting really, REALLY severe acne, like where my back, face, shoulders, upper body would be filled with purely just acne. I decided to see the doctor after like a year of constant severe acne.
For the last 5 years doctors have put me on various antibiotics, all sorts of Tetracycline medications ranging from Lymecycline to Doxycycline (mainly because of drug resistance I had to change them once every now and then). I've had spots in every single part of the body you can imagine, from inside my eye right all the way up my buttocks.
I've got all sorts of scars, but the ones that are bothering me the most are the one on my nose. They are raised, and one is very visibly raised right in the middle of my nose. I've had this one for 5 years now. I have no clue whether it's a keloid, hypotrophic or rosacea scarring, and also I have several other scars that are slightly raised compared to the one in the middle.
Here's some pics to show you how bad and unattractive it is:
It's worst under light, but either way it's really visible/noticable. Because of the scar in the middle, my nose looks like it has a bump. It's so unattractive.
I've read it say somewhere that they fade away after a year or so, but mine hasn't :'( it's nearly 6 years now. I've even tried all the **** it says on the internet about exfoliating, using lemon and all the other crap that you're meant to apply on your face. This has actually ruined my life, I've had depression, tried to even kill myself so many times because of my appearance. I just want somebody to help me please before I actually jump a bridge. Even my counselor can't do anything apart from giving me the therapy talk bullshit. This might sound like an overstatement but it's ruined my teenage life, I always avoid people whenever I can and stay inside all the time. I just have no confidence what so ever.
I've also seen the dermatologist who want to put me on Roaccutane, and I asked her if she could do anything about the scar, but she said NHS doesn't do anything like that.
I even went to see a private dermatologist clinic, they advised me to go and take "Dermaroller" treatment, but it cost £99 per treatment, and you have to have at least 5 done. I just don't have the money to undergo any private treatment
Also I've used Topical Solutions (Erythromycin) and they don't make the scars go away, nor to any face scrubs. Should I just stab my scars with the needle like a Dermaroller would like once a week? What about silicone gels? Dermatix? Does it actually work? It's really expensive though.
Can somebody please help me, tell me what I can do? If I should just use a needle and do the same thing a Dermaroller would do? Should I just somehow try and cut it off using a knife? Please can someone help me, I'm just so depressed all the time. I'm desperate for help.