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  1. Deep Ice Pick Scar (with pics)

    i would get a second opinion from a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. punch excision would leave a small scar, but i believe it would look much better than what you have now
  2. hello dwalth perhaps talk to your dermatologist about getting blood tests done to check your DHT and testosterone levels. they contribute to acne there is treatment for hormonal acne i also notice that you mention that you use supplements steroids cause acne (raises testosterone), and some supplements may exacerbate acne i am not entirely certain, but i believe the bodybuilding supplements, creatine and glutamine, may exacerbate acne. do not quote me on this, check google
  3. What type of scarring do I have?

    i am not familiar with lactic acid, but TCA cross is effective in thickening the skin, it can be used on boxcar scars, although it is usually used for icepick scars
  4. What type of scarring do I have?

    just dont do it yourself, get a professional, like a nurse or someone with experience doing this, high concentration chemical peels can make the skin worse if you put too much on or do not use a neutralizing agent
  5. MSFSnake Cysts Indenting Condition

    According to acne guidelines, even though the acne looks mild, once it starts scarring, Accutane is indicated for the condition Accutane may cause premature closure of growth plates, so i wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 25 Accutane may affect the healing of skin, so do not do any skin procedures while on it (unless you are on very low or low dose accutane)
  6. What type of scarring do I have?

    looks like shallow boxcars to me, lasers definitely help you can also try chemical peels, TCA cross, and microneedling vitamin C improves healing after above treatments i do not believe cysts should be treated with corticosteroid injections, they should be cut out (unless it is not a cyst, and is instead a hypotrophic/hypertrophic scar) i really doubt it costs 1200$ to cut it out find a different derm, the fact that he/she told you that lasers wont do much is a red flag
  7. The Derminator Thread

    i noticed someone mention an antioxidant mask while undergoing microneedling antioxidant treatments often include vitamin E, also called tocopherol(s), tocotrienol(s), tocopheryl; vitamin E has antiplatelet effects, which inhibits the healing process i've read various sources that indicate that vitamin E may impair healing, including the healing of wounds, resulting in decreased quality of skin texture vitamin E is a good antioxidant for intact skin though and is naturally part of healthy skin, but i do not recommend using it in conjunction with microneedling vitamin C is an excellent alternative though
  8. I have had multiple ErYag non-ablative fractional treatments that have yielded significant improvement. However, I am starting to think that perhaps microneedling is superior to lasers, because lasers and RF devices are energy devices, and energy may cause irreversible tissue damage? That is just my hypothesis. What are the current treatments available? What are all of the different types of microneedling methods? I have heard of dermastamp, dermaroller, derminator, dermapen. I am sure there are more. My hypothesis is that the devices are more effective if they have thinner and sharper needles, higher number of needles per unit surface area, and does not cause microtearing. (I have no evidence to back up any of this) Additionally, there are many different types of peptides, with copper peptide (Cu-GHK) being the one that seems most famous (others include Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000). Which peptide is considered the most effective and/or has the most evidence? What are your thoughts on my comments?