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#1 nanatastas

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:33 AM

ANYONE noticed white spots on the face after scabs came off?? All the scartopics only mention indentions, but what about the light spots which don't tan anymore, are they scartissue??? (the skin of the spots looks quite the same as the surrounding skin, the only difference is the color)

I never see people with these white spots on their cheeks and chin, am I the only one??
Does anybody know a treatment??? PLEASE HELP, my skin depresses me too much..

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:36 AM

i have a white scar on my face after a big cyst (scab after i picked it). I too am wondering how to get rid of this. I can still feel a bump under my skin.
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:49 AM

How old is the 'scar'? Maybe its scartissue underneath the skin?
You could try to massage (like you pinch somebody in the cheek because you like him/her) the scar everyday with vit.e or something. That's what I'm doing lately and it seems the scars feel softer...

But how do we get the colour back in our scars?? Would dermabrasion do something?

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

yeah mine is about 7 days old. white tissue it looks like.

i wonder if there is cream i can use or anything? i am trying to search this forum for advise.
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:36 AM

well since your 'scar' is only 7 days old I wouldn't call it a scar. Maybe there's still some pus left? If it really is scartissue, you could use some vit. E oil or aloevera juice or ACV or something to massage your scar everyday. It will shrink when time passes by, be patient. It will look less horrible after some months...


BUT somebody got rid of their white spots/scars???????

AND after reading this forum for 6 months I can conclude nothing works and every treatment will make your scars worse, I find this very depressing. Isnt' there anybody who had some good PERMANENT results????

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (nanatastas @ Oct 9 2008, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
. . .
You could try to massage (like you pinch somebody in the cheek because you like him/her) the scar everyday with vit.e or something. That's what I'm doing lately and it seems the scars feel softer...



Evidence suggests that applying Vitamin E topically to acne scars actually might make the scars worse.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:47 PM

thanks pogo.

is there a list of what not to do?

Yeah mine definately a scar. i had a cyst which i attempted to squezze/drain. then a scab formed over the top of it. After a few days the scab dropped off, now there is a white line about a size of 1 cm. it doesnt hurt when i touch it, but it is still a visible and touchable 'bump'.

I am interested in what i can do!? i was going to use vit e cream but i guess not. I am also thinking about poking a needle in it and try to drain it again (even though its not a cyst anymore, im hoping to get the 'white stuff' out.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:57 AM

somebody else who's noticed white scars or white spots and can tell me what they are or how to get rid of them???????????

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:59 PM

I think you're talking about hypopigmented (also called achromic) scars. The melanin, which colors the skin, is below the scar and cannot reach the surface because the scar tissue is blocking it. You can go to a micropigmentation specialist who treats scars. They will usually perform dry needling first to see if pigment cells will return. If not, they tattoo the light scar to match your skin tone. It may take a few sessions. I have literally hundreds of these scars all over my body from picking pimples and then picking at the scabs. I have had micropigmentation and am currently trying rolling with a microneedling roller. Using a skin roller is not supposed to be painful, but in my experience, applying needles to these kinds of scars is very painful because the skin is so tough. If possible, go to a dermatologist who uses a skin roller and can provide anesthesia. I never thought that I would be able to conquer my picking habit, but after trying to break through the scar tissue on my own, using a skin roller (google skin rollers for more info) and seeing how resistant the scar tissue is, I know that I have finally decided that whatever satisfaction I get from picking and getting out whatever pus may be in a pimple, it is not worth the permanent damage a scar causes. The other option you have is to use a darker foundation or camouflage product to match the skin. It isn't a permanent solution, but is easy, fast, and painless, especially if you have only one scar like this.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 03:58 AM

bubbazmom, thank you very much for all the info, you helped me a lot. I also have these scars covering my whole body, but I find the spots in my face the most disturbing.

Did microneedling do anything for you? And could I try selfneedling?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:50 PM

its now a bump. it looks like a white pimple bump, but its painless with no inflamation.

Ive already squezzed it twice, both scabbing up. Now theres a raised white bump. Only thing is, i got some sun exposure to it when the scab came off, would that have caused this?

Anyone think of putting a needle (again) through it?
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:33 PM

Ok so basically I've dealt with this alot,I get 1 or 2 bumps on my forehead every so often and I either pick or pop them and I find if you pop the bump til clear liquid or blood comes out it'll stop you from getting another bump after the scab falls off......

Now as far as the "white scars" go,it's basically what happens when a scab comes off too early,I try to keep my scabs from falling off for over a week,but it doesn't work that way all the time,so what I do is I use Scarzone A for scars and acne and I use it everyday and it seems to work,but eventually the scars will just disappear as many of mine have in the past and I have a tan skin tone....So I would say wait it out,a few months,I suggest if you have them on your forehead cut yourselves some bangs or something just the cover them up while you wait for your active acne to subside as well as wait for your scars to vanish......

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:00 PM

i have a few "white scars" too on my face. A couple of them are actually from chicken pox, not indented at all, just a white spot.... then there are a couple that are indented and white... i've tried needling the indented white ones, and it has decreased the "shocking whiteness" of it... however hasn't taken it away fully.... i know its not a permanent solution, but i use the "bronzer" from bare escentials makeup ... just dab a tiny amount on the white scar after i've put my make up on and it blends right in , completely unnoticable.... of course it is just makeup....
ALSO, another thing that has made them less noticable is using hydroquinone (sp?) which is basically a skin bleach to even out the skin tone.... obagi sells "clear" which i've used before when I had a chemical peel, but i found it on the internet to just use seperately and it definitely evens out tone ...
unfortunately, there's not much else to help these kinds of scars... (as far as I know anyway)

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:39 AM

@ rocky666; Did the white scars really dissapear or did they become less notable?

A few years ago my mom said; hey, you have a lot of white spots on your face, could it be a fungus or something? But I knew immediatley that these spots were from picking scabs and I cried my eyes out. I once saw a woman with all these white and brown spots on her chin and when I asked ( I was a child) what it was, she told me they were scars from picking acne. Now I had these spots also.

But a couple of months later and after a lot of sunbathing I couldn't find the spots anymore so I thought they were tanned and gone.. and i started picking again because I thought; the sun will take care of the white spots afterwards.

Well this summer, they didn't tan and then I took a close look at my face and saw they other white spots from the past were still there but a bit less notable. Now I've got a hundred of the spots on my chin and cheeks and I started to develop big indents because my skin won't heal anymore...



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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:43 AM

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (nanatastas @ Nov 19 2008, 06:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@ rocky666; Did the white scars really dissapear or did they become less notable?

A few years ago my mom said; hey, you have a lot of white spots on your face, could it be a fungus or something? But I knew immediatley that these spots were from picking scabs and I cried my eyes out. I once saw a woman with all these white and brown spots on her chin and when I asked ( I was a child) what it was, she told me they were scars from picking acne. Now I had these spots also.

But a couple of months later and after a lot of sunbathing I couldn't find the spots anymore so I thought they were tanned and gone.. and i started picking again because I thought; the sun will take care of the white spots afterwards.

Well this summer, they didn't tan and then I took a close look at my face and saw they other white spots from the past were still there but a bit less notable. Now I've got a hundred of the spots on my chin and cheeks and I started to develop big indents because my skin won't heal anymore...


I have a few of these to cry.gif

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:34 AM

My hypopigmented scars do not ever change color. The poster above mentioned needling. I do NOT recommend self-needling. Find a practitioner of needling (do a board search for ideas) and have the experienced practitioner do it for you. Do not do it yourself.

You can wear makeup to cover the hypopigmented scars in the meantime, whether you're male or female. Just experiment with what makeups and applications may work for you.

Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:49 AM

And Dermaroller, will it have some effect on white scars? That's a kind of self-needling which isn't too dangerous I thought...

The whole make-up thingie isn't for me. I have a lot of these little white spots all over my cheeks and chin, so cover them up would be a very secure and time-consuming job.
If a use powder and foundation all over my face it looks a BIT better, but it's not enough...

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:52 AM

So you're willing to undergo an invasive procedure when makeup would cover up the scars?

I have white spots all over and when I go out (don't usually bother with it for my job), my makeup covers them up completely. You just need to find the right makeup. Makeup application once you've got it down doesn't really take long and can look quite nice. I understand you do want a permanent solution but makeup will work in the interim. Dermablend covers up severe scarring, even vitiligo, even port-wine birthmark stains.