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  1. missamua added a post in a topic Are These Rolling Scars? Pictures Included   

    Easier said than done, but you should work on self acceptance. As others have already said, your skin looks great. If you wore a good moisturizer and a thin layer of silicone based foundation primer, just on its own, it would help to soften any texture. I have the same problem with textured skin on my forehead that would hardly constitute as actual scarring, and primer does wonders.
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  2. missamua added a post in a topic Should I Do Skin Needling (Dermapen)?   

    If they are mild then yes needling will make a difference, but I personally don't think it's worth it to get it done professionally considering how much each session typically costs. I would purchase a 1.5 mm derma stamp (don't get a derma roller) and use it every 4-6 weeks. You'll want to do do a lot of research on pre and after care. Keep in mind that all collagen induction treatments take time. It will take several months at least to see improvement. Take lots of pictures to track your progress.
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  3. missamua added a post in a topic Dermarolling Isn't For Everyone   

    Factoid is right about TCA peels. They won't do much except help with overall texture and anti-aging. Assuming your scarring is more than superficial, your best bet is probably subcision and suctioning, then perhaps micro needling again just to help even out the texture. Also, you should be taking a lot of pictures of your skin to track progression, otherwise you may not be noticing improvement.
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  4. missamua added a post in a topic Dermarolling Isn't For Everyone   

    Sorry to hear that. Have you considered subcision plus suction?
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  5. missamua added a post in a topic Dermarolling Isn't For Everyone   

    Personally, I think derma rollers carry more risk than benefits due to the way they penetrate the skin and create micro trenches. Derma stamping is safer and more effective in the long run, but micro needling in general is meant for very superficial scarring.
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  6. missamua added a post in a topic My Face Gets Red In These Parts? Really Weird...   

    Early stages of rosacea. It sounds like heat is a trigger for your flushing (it is for most people). As others have suggested, laser treatments like v beam are often used and very effective for reducing flushing and baseline redness. If it's very mild, at home red light therapy is also another option but takes a while to see results (6 weeks+). There are tutorials online on how to make your own device which is actually what I've done. Most devices online are way overpriced and use parts that are relatively cheap to purchase and assemble yourself. Moisturizing well and being extremely gentle with your skin is also very important, and whatever you do, do NOT use the product Mirvaso. It causes severe rebound redness in most that use it and can permanently worsen rosacea.
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  7. missamua added a post in a topic Anyone Got Rid Of 'orange Peel Texture' Skin / Large Pores?   

    If it happened around the time you burned your skin it's probably related to that. Did the burn leave a scar or something or has it just been persistently red since then? I don't think vitamin D deficiency has anything to do with although that can cause a host of other issues so it's important you get your levels up ASAP.
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  8. missamua added a post in a topic Anyone Got Rid Of 'orange Peel Texture' Skin / Large Pores?   

    Inflammation often makes pore appear larger, whether it's from retin-a, bp, certain scar treatments etc. It often happens when you first start using retin-a ,for example, and don't give your skin time to adjust. My skin was red, flaky and inflamed with large pores until my skin adjusted to it. There are also skin conditions like rosacea that can cause orange peel like textured skin.
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  9. missamua added a post in a topic Radio Frequency Micro Needling   

    I haven't seen you post on here in a long time. Did you share your results? I'd like to see if you have any before and after pictures. I'm so glad to hear it made a difference for your skin.
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  10. missamua added a post in a topic Tretinoin Ruined My Life   

    Are you currently using a moisturizer? It sounds like you need to be moisturizing more than you currently are if your skin is that dry and flaky. My skin looked awful when I first started using tretinoin and I had the same experience you did. It went away after my skin adjusted to using it about 6 weeks later.
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  11. missamua added a post in a topic Tretinoin Ruined My Life   

    How long has it been since you used it? Do you have a good quality picture that shows the orange peel texture? I highly doubt this is anything permanent, but it does sound like your skin is persistently inflamed if it's dry and scaly. That itself accentuates any pores making them appear larger.
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  12. missamua added a post in a topic Fasting For Scars (Experiment/proof/photos) Iso   

    To the OP, I'm really sorry you suffered acne for so long and definitely feel for you...but the others are right. I tried natural and homeopathic remedies for acne and scars for years out of desperation and was left angry and upset every time time. Sometimes I would get temporary "improvements" that were entirely coincidental, and then I'd be back to square one. No one here is trying to spread hate but to help you to understand that this is not only physiologically impossible to improve scarring but also risky. The good news is that there are plenty of effective non-aggressive treatments for both PIH and scarring but this isn't one of them.
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  13. missamua added a post in a topic Will These Indented Acne Scarring Get Better, I'm Only 16   

    Don't use a dermaroller, get a dermatstamp instead. Dermarollers are dangerous and can make scarring worse. Also, don't use retin-a while needling.
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  14. missamua added a post in a topic Will These Indented Acne Scarring Get Better, I'm Only 16   

    The redness will fade, but the pitting is permanent unless you have scar revision treatment done. I can promise you that when the redness goes away the pits won't look nearly as bad.
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  15. missamua added a post in a topic Is It Possible To Remove All/most Scarring?   

    Microdermabrasion is kind of joke to be honest. Subcision plus suction is your best bet, and then some kind of resurfacing treatment to really tighten and smooth any remaining texture. As others have said, it's possible to get 70% + improvement, but it's also important to keep your expectations realistic. I think subcision and suctioning would give you great results.
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