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  1. Hello all - I am writing for some advice on my scarring and to determine if you all think I would be a good candidate for subcision. I am 37 and at age 25 I did punch floats and full-face dermabrasion by one of the best doctors in the world for these procedures. My results were mixed. I had something like 28 punch floats or punch excisions. A couple weeks later I underwent a full face dermabrasion (FYI people, it hurt like hell but I'd probably do it again). The right side of my face improved dramatically from those procedures. The left side not so much and I was actually left with slightly worse scarring on my upper cheek near my left eye where the punch float actually made that particular scar worse than it was before. I can actually feel the indention very clearly when running my finger over my upper cheek. It is pretty deep. I'm reluctant to do anything for fear of making it even worse. However, I am curious about subcision and a filler like Bellafill. Keep in mind these photos are with the worse possible tangential lighting. Would you call these boxcar or rolling scars? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
  2. 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
  3. Hello everyone I'm new to this so I have no idea if I'm in the right topic (Opps), well either ways I'm gonna continue.. well I'm 15 years old and really hating my acne and scared it could stay there forever and want to ask you guys for help.. so I was wondering if these are acne marks or scars, I've been googling images but they both show scars (so I think!) but either ways can you guys help me out with things that can make it look better.. should I see a dermatologist? Get a derma pen or roller? I have no idea Help me out! Thanks EDIT: Also I never really picked at my acne while it was active but I do have really oily skin! I'm also in sports news sweat quite a lot.
  4. Hello fellow acne victims. For years I have suffered with this shit on my face and for years I have cried myself to sleep. I have tried all creams and all that other bull shit derms give out nothing helps. I'm by no means religious but thought I would give praying a shot because why fucking not. I have recently been praying to Satan every night offering him my soul and my families souls for the exchange of clear skin. The next day I noticed my skin was not forming new zits and within 3 months all my redmarks are gone I'm just left with light scars and couldn't be more happy. Was this a coincidence? Maybe. So if you are desperate enough just offer yourself to Satan and be cured I have not had a zit/cyst in months and I am so thankful.
  5. Hi guys! My acnes are under control cause I have used Accutane for 7.5 months, it ended last month. For the red marks/scars (or you tell me, I don't know actually what they are called) I was given Differin 0.1% gel by doctor. I've been using it for almost 43 days from today but I don't see any improvement. Doctors are kinda careless, He gave the medicine without even looking at my face. He said come again after 2 months. Of course I'm going to continue to use it. But I'm just asking what are these red things actually and is there any other way to speed up the process. I really need to know because as long as I remember they don't go away. Yes, I was dealing with acne problems for years until I used Accutane but so many of those marks should have faded right? Maybe is it just me? Whatever, I'm looking forward for your thoughts and advices!
  6. Need advice.

    I just need some advice. What are some good home remedies or over the counter medications that can fade dark acne scars. I have a bit of them on my forehead but they show signs of fading. Any recommendations?
  7. Warning: Long as Hell I'm going to include many things I've experienced in the past with my skin (not just the current issue) so that anyone reading this can hopefully take something away from it. And so that the history of my skin is not an unknown variable in what happened to me. Today: My entire face is wrecked right now. And I don't know what to do, I'm pacing around my house,losing sleep, sobbing constantly, I'm scared to death. ...What happened was...I had gotten a little acne from not washing my face or taking care of myself properly for about 6 months (Feb-July '16) because another issue that has been going on in my life. It was the type of acne you get from really neglecting your skin, NOT by actively attacking, but just basically leaving it out to dry. I was not worried and was sure as long as I got back into my routine, that it would go away. Besides the few blemishes, my skin itself was still great even though I was really strung out regarding other things. (Insomnia, gained 25 lbs, barely moving a muscle, fatigued) As before this happened I was being complimented on my skin everywhere I went, it was dewy and clear and honestly as close to perfect as most people are going to get, people still Thought I was 16 years old because of it (I am 23 now) and I had been taking Extra good care of it the last 3.5 years, with gentle products/no sun/nearly 2 gallons of water a day/great diet (no dairy or gluten especially, mostly whole foods and fish..ridiculous amounts of vegetables..I did eat Aton of 90% dark chocolate tho!, etc) I got the occasional few pimples but they disappeared overnight or in 2 days. Basically, 5 out of the 7 days of each week I had flawless skin. So I dealt with a day with a pimple or a day where my skin was acting a little off. I also don't wear makeup, because I do have sensitive skin, not sensitive to some things, but makeup and having to wash it off really does a number on my face, and WILL break me out, even things like mascara cause my eyelashes to fall out so I only wear lip gloss occasionally. So usually my skin has nothing bothering it whatsoever. So what I ended up doing recently (to try to get rid of the small amount of acne I got from the 6 months of neglecting my Health/skin) must have been a real shock to it. A little more backstory before I get to the climax of the actual disaster: My natural skin tone is very very pale, Transcluscent almost, no freckles except some temporary ones I had on my nose from the summer when I was a kid, I was so pale that I would get called "ghost" in elementary school when it was Fall/Winter. And when I would go on summer vacation with my family, strangers would show concern for me that I was in the sun, sometimes even insisting I used their towel to cover myself from the Rays! I tried tanning some in freshman year of high school, even spray tanning (ughhhhhhh) but I came to love my pale skin and I have avoided the sun now for 7 years. I take vitamin d3 5000 and such and have never had issues as far as that's concerned. As for my skin itself, I always had nice skin until about 11th grade, I got some normal teenage acne. That went away and then when I was about 18-19 I got some little pimples that were very persistent. I tried proactiv to no avail (that stuff really destroys the skin, only the toner and green tea moisturizer were good for me). So I went on birth control for it instead. BIG MISTAKE. a month or so later I broke out in cystic acne so deep and so painful, I could feel it throb through out the day. And it was all on my cheeks mostly, some on my chin, none on the nose, a couple on the forehead. And I never got acne on my cheeks, nor cysts, so I was so scared of scarring. And obviously my self esteem was shot. Nothing made it go away, even after stopping the BC, I had absolutely no other type of acne except for the cysts at this time. But it's amazing how even one cyst can inflame the whole surrounding area. I tried multiple topicals and oral antibiotics. I eventually had to go on Accutane. And boy did I have to push for it. (They say go to the derm before its severe but they brush you off until it IS severe) Not only with the derm but with myself. My bloodwork was god awful. But I had to get on accutane, I wasn't going to let this get out of hand. I had to completely change my entire lifestyle (it had been sedentary for a couple years). I was living off cod/salmon and about a million vegetables with a sweet potato everyday for almost half a year and bought a treadmill with my old holiday money. Finally my blood work changed drastically and I got to go on it and stay on it. I can't say I remember the dosage. 40 or 60. I want to say it was 40. 6 months. I actually had no side effects beside slightly chapped lips and slightly dry eyes at the last month. I think my face was sensitive to heat as well, could not stand to be in a hot car for even a few seconds. I didn't even have to use moisturizer. I think it was because of the copious amounts of water and omega 3's I was ingesting, plus no sugar or high carb load. Anyway, I was a little weary, but it worked! After a month and a half post accutane, I was clear as crystal. And not a single scar. By 2.5 months post accutane, all my marks were gone as well. (It should be noted that I did treat the cysts while on accutane, I would put ichthammol ointment to draw them out and then I would put Neosporin on them once they came to a head and were washed off with gentle washing (cerave hydrating cleanser), occasionally I would ice them VERY lightly for a few minutes at a time, I also continued to used this Clyndamycin gel stuff sometimes as it seemed to slough off any small amount of dead skin when washed off, I also never picked, so I can't say what would have happened if I did, however I did graze a couple of the cysts with a finger nail or two when washing my face and even though they bled, I was still okay). But let's just put it this way, it was October of how ever many years ago when the course ended and by Feb, I was getting strangers walk up to me, staring at my face, telling me I had the most beautiful skin they've ever seen, even my dentist was asking about my skin!, I'm not even exaggerating, it was excessive, it actually made me very uncomfortable as I am terrible at taking compliments and I was extremely worried that the cysts would come back so the comments were bitter sweet. My skin was also better post accutane than it was even before I got acne because I had never been so healthy in all my life so I felt a bit of pressure to keep up the strict regimen for awhile. (Ofcourse All Worth it) Luckily I was able to ease up by the 2nd to 3rd year post accutane and my skin was still great. Last summer I was doing stuff like eating a dessert everyday and putting on heavy moisturizers that my skin usually wouldn't handle and it was all good. I incorporated coffee too which I fell in love with, and no issues there besides a reddish face for a few minutes if it's really hot. So that was that...until recently. The only thing that I had the last few years that's worried me about my skin was a tiny new mole on my cheek and a mark on my nose (which has gotten worse as I learned recently it is a pigmented, atrophic scar..and it's in the most difficult place a scar can be..the dip of the nose, smack in the middle) I had something happen to my nose almost 6 years ago so the cartilage is a bit warped especially at the tip, oil pools there and occasionally the teensy tiny little pimples that appear on the nose occasionally have never given that specific spot a break, so I'm guessing the consistent inflammation caused it. (Scar has been there for 2 years about) THIS is actually the reason I originally planned a dermatologist appointment a few months ago, nothing kills the look of beautiful overall skin than a scar right smack in the middle of everything. I was also concerned it was getting worse because oil continues to pool in the warped area. I thought that was bad in of itself, and then 3 weeks ago (1 week before my derm appointment was scheduled) I went and caused an even worse issue. The worst issue i have ever experienced with my skin. So to continue on from the beggining, after the 6 months of neglecting myself, At the start of August '16 I finally pulled myself together and got back into my normal diet and exercise routine and such ( back to washing my face and not falling asleep in my sweat from exhaustion anymore too). since I had some appointments coming up and places I needed to be this month, I lost patience with the lingering bumps from those 6 months prior and decided to speed things up by using a few drops of an old, unopened sample of Tazorac I found in the depths of my closet, followed by a million different products/moisturizers/Neosporin/ichthammol ointment and some light exfoliation using an old makeup brush which I washed 3 times in boiling water with 3 different cleansers and antibacterial soap. I truly was quite gentle as I did have a passing feeling that what I was doing (something I have never so much as attempted) was not a great idea. And turns out that was correct. My skin went mental from it and got ridiculous oily and blotchy with red bumps showing up over my entire face the next day. Went to the dermatologist a week later and he did not address them, he also told me my scar on my nose was something I'd have to deal with the rest of my life. Only when I began crying did he say to use..yet another Retin A..and he said it won't help the scar but will help with my oiliness and blackheads (even tho I told him it was not my normal skin thAt he was looking at). He just said "I've seen worse". I went from having near perfect porcelain skin to having a derm tell me "I've seen worse". Even my mom told him that just months ago I was being complimented on my skin...And I don't pick or go in the sun, ever, I know the nose scar was still there back then but I guess having great overall skin helped to diminish that. He just said to this, "Oh. Nice" I cried even more and he said he would refer me to a plastic surgeon for the scar in 3 months when I came back but he said it after first telling me multiple times that it was permanent. He also said "there's nothing you can do for scars". I was like, well what do all those poor people with pits all over their face do?? And he said, Nothing! My jaw was hanging open at that point. I pulled myself together to get to him that morning, with hopes he would ease my mind but he ended up just destroying any hope I had. The red bumps and sudden oiliness all over my face took a backseat to the scar that day. So I went home and sobbed and stupidly put some more of that tazorac on my face, because I assumed retin a is retin a, a pea sized amount only, and only on my nose and hair lines this time as he told me to. Well I slept in it and woke up, washed it off and my skin has never been the same since. The bright red bumps started to dry up but then my face felt awfully weird and slick so I exfoliated using Philosphy micro delivery gentle wash and all of the excessive oil disappeared. My skin was now completely dry. Tight, can't move my face. It turned a SICKLY REDDISH YELLOW all except my eye lids and a small area surrounding my lips. My PORES are now completely visible all over my entire face, almost looking like shallow ice picks scars, my once smooth and flat forehead is now MUSHY and littered in what look like LINES and SCARS appearing out of THIN AIR where acne has never even been. I've got PIN PRICKS all over my skin, and ORANGE PEEL texture. Not to mention my skin has literally turned just about the color of an orange! My face has been ON FIRE for the past two weeks to the point I could not sleep and past 3 days it has been itching like mad. Any thing I try to use stings except Neosporin. (Which I put all over my face a couple of times..probably not the best idea but I was scared to death of infection and scarring and the pain was so bad) I also suddenly developed all types of dark marks and tiny bumps over my ENTIRE FACE. Must be about a million. I am downright Broken over this. Destroyed. Especially after looking up what the hell was happening to me. (I feel like this can't even be real life right now, it feels like a cruel joke on top of a cruel joke.) And My god, from what I'm reading, it seems others have experienced the same thing and it is more hopeless than any other appearance related issues I've come across in my life. I never knew retin a could cause your skin to be so sensitive that anything you do afterward will damage your skin ten fold and age you overnight. It's supposedly akin to laser damage. I went to two more dermatologists! One yesterday. Went to a third derm today (Technically yesterday as I am writing this). The last derm was also a cosmetic derm. She was better than the last two. She was horrified when I said the word Tazorac. She said "my god, we call that paint thinner around here, it will peel the paint right off your car"!!! She saw my skin issues right away and told me it was obvious to her. Said I had irritant dermatitis and that I had done a real number on my face. She even took the tazorac sample from me and threw it in the trash. She was even more horrified with me telling her everything else I had done immediately after putting it on my face and days later. She told me I did just about everything to cause my skin to 'turn' SO drastically. She said to absolutely never do that again and that she is sure I learned my lesson, that we 'all do stupid things'. She did say it should go back to how it was before all this happened but I had to give it time. She also said that my skin will peel (it hasn't yet, even after 3 weeks), I told her it hadn't and she said 'oh it's definitely coming'. I actually hope it peels, I feel like it needs to. I told her I was very distraught about the texture and pores especially and she said that while pores do get bigger with age, mine should go back to normal size once all the inflammation is gone. I brought all my products I used and she went through them and told me what was good and what should not be used during healing. No exfoliation ofcourse. She also said she was wondering if she would have to treat the underlying acne once this went away because she didn't know what was caused by the irritation and what wasn't. I told her how I had only had a small amount of normal acne coming up before hand and I showed her a pic from just 1.5 months ago, and she zoomed in on it and everything and told me "oh yea, you should be fine then" so I guess she saw that my skin was fine before hand (even with the months of neglect). My issue is that I have a real hard time believing my skin will go back to how it was, there is so much wrong with it and it has the appearance of strange scarring, etc etc etc and everything I've read concerning this issue is so fear inducing as nearly everyone can't get rid of their issues after retin a destroyed their skin (and tazorac is one of the strongest types!!). It's not like other things where reviews and results are mixed and things get better, this skin reaction thing is like some unanimous eternal dooms day in the online community. It's freaking me the hell out. Derm also prescribed me hydrocortisone cream 2.5% to use for 5 days. Twice a day. I already know that stuff is dicey. Thinning skin, steroid induced rosacea, etc. And I know that taking steroids, even on skin, when under extreme amounts of stress, is dangerous. I don't need to be developing Cushings or something. It's not prednisone or anything, but still. Obviously a derm gave me that tazorac a long time ago without a second thought so how am I to believe any derm. Most I have encountered don't give a damn about anyone's skin but their own. It seems all they can do is diagnose skin cancer as benign or malignant. My poor brother had very very severe cystic acne on face and body, granted he picked, but I remember our dermatologist just putting him through unnecessary and unhelpful treatments before finally letting him go on accutane. He drug him through the mud and unfortunately I don't think my brother was forthright enough in letting anyone know how it affected him. You know tho, I'm not so sure it would have mattered as I have made it clear to derms how much some things have affected me in the past and they literally say "so what" "who cares". If your skins not perfect "so what", If such and such doesn't work "who cares" , We will just try "x, x, and X" And have "patience patience patience" And I don't know why, but they don't BELIEVE most anything that comes out of our mouths. That's why I'm so glad the 3rd derm actually looked at my pics, (I was ready to show her as many as she wanted, I even put some in a folder on my iPhone which were the clearest most high definition ones I could find from previous months and so on ago). I would like to believe her but I'm still not sure she grasped the fact that my skin was near perfect beforehand. That's why it worried me when she mentioned "underlying acne" because months ago, there was no acne and what I'm seeing now is a whole skin issue and things that look like acne and scars which came in a matter of days. Things I've never experienced in my entire life, even during my time with cystic acne. So yea, I still don't know what to trust and what not to. I have to be cautious with everything I do to myself now. But I know that inflammation itself is also bad long term and my face has already been extremely inflamed for 3 weeks, I don't want prolonged inflammation to cause permanent tissue damage. So I'm stuck on whether I should use the cream or not. I should have asked whether it was necessary or just a comfort thing for the itching and burning. Idk..I'm just so far gone now that this has happened..who knows how long it will take to resolve..and if it doesn't I will surely be 6 feet under in no time. My skin was one of the only things I had going for me with these other things I have had to deal with in my life. And I already know how skin can cause more distress than a lot of other issues because I've already been there with the accutane thing 3.5-4.5 years ago. Many things took a backseat to that. Never thought I'd have to deal with skin issues again, esp to this degree. Not to mention its not even acne, but my actual skin itself. It's incredibly sad. I have the skin of an 80 year old working the fields in the hot sun for years right now. I want my poreless porcelain skin back, I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel when the damage looks so stomach churning and the online consensus is grim. I just can't believe this happened from only two uses and why it started off as red bumps and then suddenly turned my entire skin on its head. I know when I went to first doctor my skin was still white and texture was good, just oily and red bumps everywhere. The rest of this madness seems to have happened after the exfoliation (it was suds tho, not beads). I also used keto shampoo that I had previously because I thought this was a fungal infection at first. But the 3rd derm said that wouldnt have affected anything but that it woudnt have helped anything either. I just can't wrap my brain around it all. Other people have peeled their whole face off and scrub the life out of themselves every other week and are fine. My skin looks poisoned, ugly, and infested with no signs of improvement. This is a NIGHTMARE.
  8. Has anyone seen Tapan Patel lately for scar treatment? I'm booked in a couple of weeks. I was recommended a new(ish) treatment called HIFU together with radiesse & needling.thannks!
  9. This thread will go thru my journey as I get my scar treatment. I plan on getting mixto with subcision with dr David rahimi. I am quite young only 18 so I figured why not get my treatment when my scars and I are young. Any my questions you have I will answer. I will post pictures of my scars once most people join in on the thread. But right now my scars are mild not super mild but not yet moderate more in the middle. I have mostly box car scars with a couple ice pick and about one your two rolling scars the are very shallow. i will start up dating this once people join in and I actually get my laser which will be next month when I graduate from hs. So around June 22. I already had my consultation and all that I'm just eating to save up a little more money and find a good date.
  10. Hi to everyone who is reading, I should probably be studying because exams are coming up but here I am in bed crying. My acne had gotten so bad and everyone is pointing it out even my parents/siblings they don't want me going places with them. I started online school because people would make fun of me and I was thinking about going back to school but I have the worst panic attacks when I go out. I just feel ugly and I have ugly cysts and scars and my entire forehead is just covered with bumps pimples and cysts. I've had this two cysts on my cheek for 4 months now it won't go away. I'm slowly becoming a vegan again I don't eat meat but I do sometimes have cheese/tuna that's something I'm trying to cut off. I know my acne is genetics/hormonal but I'm just so sick of it.I don't use any face washes or creams, I do often try turmeric face mask that's it. I took antibiotics for 4 months it really helped but now I'm off it for a month and I can see all the cysts forming. I've done everything I've tried every face wash, benzoyl peroxide everything I can think of I don't know what to do. Accutane isn't an option my brother took it and got horrible side effects he still struggles with. None of my doctors seem to know anything they keep giving me benzoyl and antibiotics. I don't know what to do I've reached my lowest point:(
  11. Not the best lighting to show but those are small indentations and hyperpigmentation marks. Will these fade naturally overtime? I'm still dealing with a lot of acne I'm currently using Klaron lotion morning and night. So far I've used... OTC products Epiduo Tazorac Epiduo Forte Klaron lotion and none of these are helping that much. I have oily skin and a lot of clogged pores and now redness and sensitivity from the epiduo forte which just ripped apart my skin:( I don't know what to do I'm 21 I feel like I shouldn't be getting acne anymore This cheek has no scarring but a lot of clogged pores/blackheads
  12. Hi everyone, around this time last year I suddenly started to break out with really bad cystic acne all around my cheeks. I've always struggled with it on my chin when im due on my period but had never experienced it on my cheeks so this was really weird for me. I've since struggled to get rid of it, even though it is dramatically better than it once was. Anyone know what could be causing this? I'm suspecting it could be my birth control pill but if anyone else has experienced similar I would love to hear some people's stories. Thank you
  13. I'm19 & I never had completely clear skin but I wouldn't say I ever had acne (until now) in high school I would just get random pimples but it wasn't severe. Anyway I was on this birth control (Aviane) & I started to break out like crazy all over my cheeks, mostly painful cystic pimples! I was on it for a few months because I thought my skin would eventually adjust, after four months I couldn't take it anymore & I decided to switch. I've now been on my new birth control (Cryselle) for two weeks & I noticed that I'm still breaking out way more than I normally would be (less than on aviane but still more than normal). So I'm just wondering is it supposed to take some time for my skin to adjust or do I have to switch again?!? I also have a bunch of purple spots where old pimples were so any tips on how to get rid of that would also be very helpful! (I also have some hole type scars now, like craters I guess, but I'm assuming those are permanent sadly)
  14. I'm gonna make this real short because I'm on the toilet and my phone's about to die... been on accurate twice.. worked amazingly both times! Got away with super clear skin and no permanebt damage thank god! But after the 3 month mark I started getting spots again..I absolutely panicked..saw my deem, she said it wasn't bad enough for a low dose accutane course like I asked for..even tho I told her It was getting worse knowing my skin.. ended up getting accurate online.. off a very repu table site my friend had self medicated with and worked.. anyway..Theres a bit of backstop for you.. A week before I started my low dose of 20mg a day I noticed random scarring! Not super deep but like shallow rolling scars and long lines out of NOWHERE in places I didn't even have spots..I monitor my skin A LOT so I know they're 100% new.. A month to 5 weeks later and I'm still noticing new scars! Honestly wtf is going on I'm having a fanny fit! It can't have anything to do with the accutane because I had this shit starting a week before. I'm also getting like a rash of little headless come done looking bumps on my skin in clusters and apparently that and the random scarring are effects of a disease called AMVC..I'm pretty spsp00ped tbh! Please help! Oh I take vitamin C and Zinc tablets every day too and before any of this started..I used effaclar duo+ which used to sting a lot while I was using it..Only used it like 3 times tho but apparently it had salicylic acid in it.. If that's the cause then why am I STILL getting random scarring?
  15. Acne Scars

    I am concerned if I have any acne scars.
  16. my hairs a mess sry. how do i cget rid of this nasty sh*t?!! im so sick of it! i used to use tazorac but it made my face so itchy that i couldnt even fall asleep.
  17. So basically i have this deep pimple. It doesn't have a head but i can see the white pus (?) inside it. So from hours of searching online i saw that putting ACV on a cotton ball and putting it on it would make it better. It didn't. I had this cotton ball on my face for hours (maybe 8) and when i took it off my skin was very white and tender. It peeled off. I don't know, maybe i did something wrong. But i can't stop crying now. I have depression and this have affected me very deeply. Everything is just like crumbling down. If anyone has any tips for deep-down pimples please help me. Theyre just bumps with white stuff inside. (my skin peeled off, like literal skin so i put antibiotic cream with a bandaid over the raw skin, is this okay?)
  18. Helloo All .. I ll just directly go with my query. I have suffered with a very bad bad acne for almost 4 1/2 years ib my teenage. Then i was prescribed with accutane. and yes after 6 months i was an acne free girl. But i do get some small bumps occasionally. But whats bothering me now is those brown scars (actually i don't even know what to call it as)!!! After my acne got cleared up my cheeks area is looking like somebody pierced it with needles . i had under gone a microdermabrasion and mild glycolic peel as well.nothing has worked yet. please someone suggest me any treatments:( i have attached a pic of it.
  19. Hi! I have all kinds of different scars from cystic acne, you name it. Ice pick scars, box scars, rolling scars, hypertrophic scars, enlarged pores and so on... But I also have these kind of scars that form horizontal lines on my forehead. They are not at all deep and only visible when you look in bright lightning in the mirror. What are these scars called? Anyway they are really bothering me cause I fail to see how they were formed. I haven't tried dermarolling on them cause they are so thin that dermarolling would take on the skin around for the most part. Are there thin dermarollers available haha? Anyway they look like the ones in this photo although they are about 50% thinner than hers. Would TCA cross work or laser perhaps? Because they are so thin and shallow they should be easy to improve. Here is the photo. Any recommendations? Thanks again!
  20. Hi! I bought 100% TCA cross from ebay to apply to my ice pick scars and small box scars. I have had great results on those type of scars, at least 50% improvement. However I have a small hypertrophic scar on my face which is really bothering me. Would TCA cross improve it? I searched for answers but couldn't find any. I also have a 1mm derma roller which produced great results on my rolling scars however I don't think it would work on a hypertrophic scar, perhaps only make it worse. Thanks! Ok, so after some research I found that TCA cross of any strength may acually make the scars worse. Is this true? And intense dermarolling on hypertrophic scars will improve them. I guess I was wrong. I thought the opposite haha Anyway I will try some dermarolling on the raised scar I guess. Still like to know your opinons though! Thanks!
  21. What should i do?

    Hey, Im really bothered by My scars on My temples. Ive had Two dermastamp sessions done but No Idea what to do now... those treatments were about 1-2 years ago. went to a dermatologist couple weeks ago and I had questions regarding fillers and if it would help. He said that the skin is damaged and that the scars aren't deep enough on my temples. he recommended laser. please help. hope the picture is good enough to show what I mean
  22. So I have battled with acne through high school but I have fially gotten it under control. I was dealing with what I thought were scars but I went to the dermatologist and she said it wasnt scars it was just hyperpigmentation. They gave me a Retin-a cream to put on my face and that has taken care of most of my problems but when I get out of the shower my hyperpigmentation that seemed to be gone is bright red. Will this last forever? How can I help it? Summer is coming up and I am constanlty swimming, playing outside, and going to the gym. I dont want to have to wear makeup and I definitely dont want these embarasing marks on my face everytime I swim or get hot. Thank you in advance.
  23. My acne and active breakouts are finally coming to and end after using epiduo for a while now. The only thing that is still bothering me and making me insecure about my skin is the little red and purple marks on my cheeks. Does anyone know how I can speed up the proccess to get rid of these marks?
  24. So a week ago I had infini done with low density co2 and Prp mask all my skin seems to be healing okay, except along my right jawline. All my scars are so much worse! And when I saw worse, I mean like deep areas loss of volume, increase in tethered scars and rolling scars. Anything that was just barely visible before is so much deeper and worse and scars I never had or noticed ate now apparent. is this part of the healing process? My jaw was NEVER like this before. I know if from every angle and light. Please help me, right now seeing this the anxiety is so bad I can't even breathe properly oh God just to see the pic and upload it the pain
  25. Hello I just wanted to start a thread on no picking. I've tried for a couple years now and I feel that I am finally determined to do it after seeing all my scars. I only break out in big pimples on my forehead. That's the only spot I pick. I do occasionally get breakouts around my nose but not really. My big goal is 23 days. IDK why but if I make it that far I feel that I won't turn back! Right now, pretty bad breakout on forehead with a couple tiny red ones on my cheek. Picked like CRAZY today so today's day 0. I pick normally right before/after my shower. Instead of picking, I'll bring my laptop in and maybe listen to music instead of sit infront of the mirror and destroy my face. I've got this! Any tips? Let me know!