I know about dermaflage. Ordered some, but got frustrated with it. The color match wasn't great, never managed to get it to look right. I ended up being MORE self conscious about my scars, bcs it looked like there was something in them.
Eyelash glue, huh?
How do you apply it? And can you wear makeup over it?
I had a derm do TCA cross on me…no difference that I could tell. Didn't go for a second treatment bcs it seemed easy enough to do at home and I was freaked out that the scars would get bigger. (always a risk, it seems)
After seeing your pics, I might consider it. I only have a couple of icepicks, but they really bother me!
I had one round of subcision with filler. Two of my scars are completely gone. I have two others that didn't respond…I was supposed to go back for a follow up appt, but I am rescheduling bcs 1) I can't afford another treatment right now, and the way I wear my hair does a pretty good job of camouflaging those particular scars 2) I am starting to see results from the micro pen + venus freeze. I looked in the mirror today and looked like I was wearing foundation! The spattering of individual scars is still there…but the overall tone and texture seems to be responding well.
I will go back and do another round of subcision in the spring. RIght now my plan is to continue with the micro pen interspersed with some peels. I think.
The reason the other two didn't respond is bcs of their proximity to a large one that DID respond. They are fairly close together and during the procedure, there is enough swelling that it becomes difficult to obtain precise placement of the filler.
If she's your girlfriend, then at SOME point she's going to see your back or see you shirtless. Or feel you shirtless. The sun and salt water might help your back a lot. You can also make sure she's never directly standing behind you I guess.
Are you treating your back with anything? (be aware of sun sensitivity)
If it's super bad and you just can't deal with it yet, seems lie a lot of people are wearing rash guards these days...
This is what scares me about lasers…and really, all scar revision treatments. So scary to know there is the chance of making things worse. I had four fraxels when it first came out, and I still wonder if it has to do with volume loss to my face. I am in my early forties, and my face is aging much differently than anyone else in my family (Two brothers 9 and 10 yrs older than I am, 1 brother three yrs younger).
I had two rounds of micro droplet silicone injections…the scars themselves that were treated don't look at all improved to my eye, yet there seems to be an area below the scars that is a bit "puffy". I am currently doing micro needling….am I making things worse??? I sometimes think I see "new" scars, but maybe it's just the lighting, or maybe they are scars that I hadn't noticed before? It's all maddening, and frightening.
I was toying with the idea of fillers - yes, for some scars, but also maybe around my eyes or smile lines (bcs now on top of scarring, there are aging issues)….but I am terrified that I am going to be the small percentage of people that has complications, or ends up looking like a freak bcs the dr isn't as skilled as he claims to be….
Thats exciting, Poppy! I found a plastic surgeon nearby that will do excisions. So hard to find, bcs everybody is pushing lasers these days. And I'm not so impressed with lasers. Keep us posted! I am going to book a consult next week….your post inspired me to start looking at this method!
That is exciting! Have you tried any other procedures before doing this? I'm thinking I may have to bite the bullet and go for a surgical solution. Keep us posted! Any before pics so I can see the scars you had treated?