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  1. Anyway, I suppose I did not formulate the question right. I did not have dermabrasion. Since some people that have olive skin tone and have acne scars also have PIH, patches of hyperpigmentation I was wondering if the hyper went away with dermabrasion and if the colour came back even again. I already had microdermabrasion, tca peels and topicals and it made it worse. Since the dermabrasion is removing the melanocytes on basal layer and new melanocytes migrate to the basal layer from hair follicle I was wondering if this gives a more even skin tone. I also got scars from the microdermabrasion, cause she went way to deep and did not stretch my skin., but anyway, my concern is the dermal pigment, ;large patches all over face. I even have white aerias now from yearlong hydrochinon use that did nothing except for mess up my skin even more. Supposedly sometimes colour comes back after dermabrasion also.
  2. I want to ask questions to people that had dermabrasion for their scarring. Anyway my concern is the whole face hyperpigmentation that came from treatments and never went away. Did anyone do dermabrasion for scars and had bad hyper (wide spread) on top of it. When the color came back did the hyper come back also or did the color come back even? I am talking about yearlong hyperpigmentation and very large patches. I am very scared that if I do the derma that it will get worse or something. I have originally light olive skin. My face now is light brown though because of this. Hope anyone can help me. Thanks
  3. I have dermal melasma/ PIH for 13 years now. Suffer from depression and social anxiety. I read the success stories all the time, but that is from people with epidermal pigmentation. I tried almost everything. I even have depigmented areas now from using hydroquinone years back. I just wanted to open a support system for us people that realized that there is nothing that will change this condition ever and have to face the everyday struggles with it. I somehow have this small hope, and I have no idea if it would work, Alec Falkenham's anti tattoo cream that he is developing right now. Since I believe that some of the melanin is stuck in melanophages just like tattoo ink is. But I don't know. If this cream should ever make it on the market. I doubt it would take it all away, but maybe make it somewhat better. If it would work at all. Mine developed from taking anibiotics for my acne and going into the sun, afterwards using all kinds of bull..... creams that Doctors prescribed only to get dermal PIH all over my face now. There are invasive treatments that go deep and are of use for some people but I have olive skin, so have both hyper and hypo. Maybe we can support each other for the sake of our mental health. I don't know anymore. It seems like a lot of people suffer from this, yet I feel alone as hell. Even if I would try to talk to a friend they would not understand. I do not nearly spend as much time with them as I used to anyway. I avoid mirrors, and can not do a job I enjoy out of the inner fear. Even when you try talking to people, you know how it is that they stare at your skin. Even when you do try not to think about it (which is hard), but I mean when you overcome it and talk to someone the way they look at your face brings it right back. I have pretty much realized that I will have this for ever and coping, accepting it or being happy just does not function.