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  1. Finding Professional Help

    Hey guys, So I'm looking to get professional help to take care of my Acne scars. I am having a hard time just finding someone to see....I called a few dermatologists but they didn't do cosmetic work. I've posted some pictures of my scars on here and was told TCA Cross would be beneficial. So my question is....Should I be looking for a dermatologist or a plastic/cosmetic surgeon?
  2. Microneedling Advice

    Hi all, I have pretty shallow icepick scars across my forehead, and I recently scheduled an appointment for microneedling. I'm just wondering if this is a smart and effective path to follow, and if so, what length of needles are generally recommended. Thanks!
  3. Need help identifying scars

    And also what I can do for them please? I rolled my face with a 1.5mm roller and 2mm dermastamp 3 days before these pictures were taken. What else can I do?
  4. hi well I am a 15 year old girl and ive been suffering with acne for about 2 years but about a year ago it started getting really bad. About two months ago i started on minocycline 100mg twice a day and it broke me out three weeks later but now i only have hyperpigmentation, like 10-15 small icepick scars (kinda look like pores but a lil bigger) and like two shallow scars. Will these go away with time or did any of you guys acne scars took away??? Can you guys recommend any homemade face masks for hyperpigmentation too. How long will my hyperpigmentation take to go away??? Im realy stressed for my acne scars
  5. I've had a scar directly in the middle of my philtrum for a couple of months although I don't remember exactly when I got it. The philtrum is the little indention above your lip. Well anyway it's super annoying and is extremely noticeable due to its symmetry of being directly in the center of it. It resembles an enlarged pore like you get from blackheads on your cheeks, but a little bit bigger and deeper. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it or reduce it? Anything will help
  6. My face is ruined

    What should I do??? Is my life ruined???? Is there anyway I can have the scars go away???
  7. Hello everyone I am new to this forum. I come from Germany, and here we don't have so much knowledge about getting rid of scars. So I am in my twenties now, and have a surgery scar in my face ( from an accident in my childhood) and a few acne scars. Also I have very shallow chickenpox scars. For the acne scars, I think they are scarred pores mostly but also Ice Pick ones. Can you maybe help identify them? I am not really sure wich type of scars I have. I also have a deep scar on my knee which I have uploaded. So first of all, I tried some stuff to get rid of those scars, I had laser, microdermabrasion, derma roller, single needling (0,5mm) etc but nothing really worked. I dont really want to laser my face again, because I think It doesn't work , and I heard it is bad for the skin quality, So my plan for my face is: - trying TCA Cross VERY CAREFULLY at home ( NO Doctor offers it her in Germany so I have to do it by myself) I like to try the TCA Cross 30% for my scarred pores and the Ice Pick Scar. - trying single Needling ( depth: 1,5-2mm) because the ones from own doc aren't deep enough in my opinion for my scarred pores and the Ice Pick Scar and the Chickenpox Scars. What do you think about my Plan? Is there a better method for my acne/ chickenpox scars? AND I don't really know what to do about my surgical Scar. Is there a method to improve it? I want also to get rid of the whiteness. For the scars on my knee: I like to get away the whiteness and the depth. Maybe fraxellaser helps for the depth and recell for the whiteness. What do you think about it? Thanks a lot for your help! Sina
  8. The thing about Dr. Rullan is that he is far away from the pacific northwest where I am but I want to go at least check him out since there are no real competitors here to choose from. I was wondering if ya'll been to him. I've seen youtube vid with Elaine After Accutane and it seems he helped her a lot!!!!!! And I believe he's prbly the best I've found. My acne scarring is moderate to somewhat severe idk.. in my eyes but I'll post a link to my other posts where I have pics for background. I want to get tca cross and subscicon and possibly his chemobrasion but I am wary of this because there have been noot that many reviews. What do you guys think this would be a good deal for me ? Of course thou I'd be getting a consultation next year but any input would be great. I've been with these scars for about 4 years so here's to hoping!! Any Experiences welcome !!!! My pics of scarring in links below!! thanks !!
  9. For the past 1-2 years I've been getting these little hardened plugs of sebum/keratin? in my pores. They look like little rice grains. Every time they come out, whether by force or not, a little scarred hole is left behind. They often come out with a small piece of hair attached, including eyebrow hair! <------ This makes me real sad They may be blackheads, I don't know. But I'm pretty sure I have seborrheic dermatitis based on these symptoms + oily, flaky skin. These holes are really noticeable and I have them spread on my forehead and both cheeks. Has anyone have success/suggestions on what to do with these?! Currently I dermastamp the parts of my face with boxcar scarring, would dermastamp help these out? Also, any seb derm solutions will be very much appreciated.
  10. Advice on my Scarring

    Hi there, I am new to and I was just wondering if any one of you knowledgeable members can assist me with figuring out a plan for my scarring. I am not sure if these are enlarged pores or icepick scars. I am in my 20s and on accutane so acne is not active and hasnt been for a while, the scars are mainly a result of hormonal changes from birth control in my teens. While i do not intend to do any scar treatment until after im off accutne, I still would like to get a head start. I realize this is mild scarring but it is very disheartening; any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers
  11. Any hope for my face?

    Is there any hope for my face, any way I could get my laugh lines fixed?
  12. I'm basically looking for something that I can do cheap and easily at home. Already have a .75mm Dermroller for complexion and looking to buy a 1.5 mm Dermastamp for my scars. Does anyone have experience with Dermastamping and doing TCA peels? I have shallow pitted scars that you can see in my other posts. Do you think I will have any benefit at all? My skin is pretty bad as it is so I figured I could at least try to make the rest of my skin look decent in the meantime. I'm thinking Dermastamp every 1.5 months with a peel somewhere in between and add vitamin c serum. I will eventually get around to subcision and possibly TCA cross but I think I am at least a year or so away from that. Would love to hear if anyone has any experience/results from something similar. Overall I'm wondering if it would even be worth it.
  13. Hey everyone, Just wanted to post some before and after pics of my skin after various scar treatments. I want to let you all know to that scars can be improved and don't give up if they get you down. I would have considered mine severe before treating them, now I rate them as maybe moderate; but I still plan on doing more treatments, just figured id post some pics to help some of you out. Heres a very very general overview of what I've done over the years: Dermastamp 1.5mm + terproline TCA peel 30%, 15% various lactic acid peels That's it...however, I plan on getting some subcision and TCA cross done very soon, along with learning how to single needle and continuing dermastamping and spot treating with the 30% TCA. Also, If any of you are under the impression that you NEED lasers to treat severe scarring, I'm here to tell you that you don't. IMO, lasers are way too harsh and can actually do more harm than good. Look at every option and combine treatments, something will work for you. Good luck!
  14. Tca Cross?

    I am interested in doing the tca cross scar treatment at home. I haven't found much information about it online. I was wondering if anyone knows how exactly to do tca cross? Any links or videos would really help me and anybody else interested in doing tca cross at home. Are some scars too big to do tca cross on? What size are scars supposed to be to do tca cross on?
  15. Basically after looking in the mirror daily I figured I'm an idiot to at least not try something small. I figured I will try TCA Cross on one of my scars and see how the results are. For those who have done it what do you think is a good percentage to do my first cross with? I was thinking start with 50% but i'm not sure if there is any safety advantage to the lower percentages. I would honestly love to hear any feedback on this matter. I will also post pictures so you guys can tell me what you think. The pictures are pretty shitty but should give you a decent idea of the scars I am working with. If you have any other suggestions on treatment methods I would love to hear them!! Thanks!!
  16. Hi everyone, I am a 21 year old Asian-Indian origin female struggling from moderate-severe acne scars. I first battled moderate acne for years before going on a low dosage of accutane (10 mg) for four months after which my breakouts stopped. I haven't had a new pimple in months now (yeeeeaas, thankfully) but I have horrid horrid acne scars all over my cheeks. These are almost impossible to conceal with makeup so I had decided to visit a dermatologist who could help me get rid of these using different techniques. I went through 4 rounds of subcision+ co2 laser over the span of 2 years and I recently (last month) had a fraxel treatment done at a new dermatologist's place. Needless to say after spending all this money, time and effort I have had barely 10-15% improvement in the scars. This is incredibly upsetting and I was wondering if people here who have had scars and have successfully minimised them to a large extent could provide some insight here. I have attached two pictures here. This was the harshest light I could find and my scars do look pretty pretty bad here. appreciate the input!
  17. What should I do ?

    I have absolutely ruined my life this past year. I am 20 and never really had bad acne but I picked and squeezed so much it has destroyed my face. What treatments would be necessary to make my face smooth again?
  18. Can someone please tell me if this is scarring or pigmentation and how bad is it? Can it be treated?
  19. I have mild to moderate boxcar/icepick scarring located on both temples. I want to find the best overall Doctor within MA,CT,RI,NYC,(and possibly NJ). If someone can recommend the absolute best then I may be willing to fly somewhere for this. I am willing to travel a ways as I live in Masachusetts and my brother currently lives in NYC so I can stay with him for a while. I will most likely be looking into Subcision/tca cross, but am open to listening to a well established doctors advice as well. All suggestions and guidance is appreciated. If anyone has had experiences with Doctors in these states please lat me know. Thanks
  20. About 4 hours ago I had Fraxel:Repair (the ablative CO2 fractionated laser) done on my temples, forehead and cheeks. The doctor also used the Ultrapulse CO2 done around the eyes because it was better for skin tightening. The total cost 3000 USD here in California. I decided to have the treatment done for icepick scarring on my cheeks and poor texture. I should also note that I have had 6 treatments of the non-ablative laser treatment, Cynosure Affirm Multiplex, with ok results but I decided it was time to take a more aggressive approach. Scroll down to next post for after pictures.
  21. Hi everyone, I'm a new member here, I had excision performed 4 days ago, I have 17 stitches on my both cheek. Just went back from follow up consultation with my plastic surgeon to see the progress of my excision. He said that everything look good and he will take the stitches out 3 days from now. If this turn out well, next month I'll have more excision, finger crossed!! But he said I don't need more excision cause the rest of scar too small and shallow, like a scare pores. I'll keep you guys update with more picture once I have all the stitches out!!
  22. Hi guys. I have a deep scar on my nose its actually an ice pick scar. Will a fast work? What about 10 day fast? I am preparing for the fast. Hoping for your reply. Thanks. You guys might wamt to try it as well, pm me so we could start together. I heard dffuq had succes in treating his ice pick nose scar but eventually hr came out of the scene and left the followers of his thread hanging, full of distress. I believe he fixed his scars but was excited to face back his life again so he did forget to update us.
  23. Hello everyone, I have been lurking the forums for quite some time as I used to have pretty bad facial acne until some years ago when accutane finally fixed the problem. The acne, and oily skin, was mostly concentrated in the area on and around my nose, Unfortunately, I am now left with an ice pick scar not far from the center of my nose (slightly to the right side). I must probably add that this scar is not a typical ice pick scar but rather a very enlarged/scarred pore, which also stretches in certain conditions as normal pores do. The minimal dimension of the scar is 2mm x 1mm and about 1mm deep (maybe slightly more). Please refer to the pictures included, I tried to capture the scar from the best angle and in the best lighting as possible. The scar is only noticable for others (I would assume) in certain lighting and certain angles, however, as most here now you are your own worst critic and it has bothered me so much the last two years that I have come to the point where I would like to see it removed. Once you get so fixated on something like this I guess there is not turning back... I have an appointment with a plastic surgeon next week and will discuss how he feels about performing a punch excision. After reading a lot on these forums I have come to the conclusion that this may turn out great or be a total disaster. I honestly have no idea what to expect and am very anxious to make it worse. On the other side I would really prefer a rather flat and linear scar which blends in better with the rest of my skin instead of the hole which is now present. I know you are all not doctors but I would love to get some ideas, insights or experiences. How do you guys feel about this? Thanks in advance for your response!
  24. Hey! I'll make this one quick. So I have some moderate acne scarring (REAL acne scarring, like some holes in my face and stuff :-/ ) and I want to start dermarolling very soon. Should I buy a 1.5mm or different size? What I'm trying to ask is for those of you that have already dermarolled or still are, what size(s) worked best for you and what type of scarring did you have? Thanks!