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#1 White Fox

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:06 AM

Hi

I have a type of scarring on the chest and upper back/shoulders called Follicular Macular Atrophy or perifollicular elastolysis. It looks like raised white bumps/spots on the skin. I've read a lot about it online, but there doesn't seem to be much information regarding treatment. I've had it for over a year so it's clearly not going away even though it might have improved a little.

As I understand it's related to decreased collagen and I really started to notice it after my accutane course. Can moisturising the area help to increase collagen production? And what do you guys think in regards to treatment or this?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

I've also done a little bit of reading on the topic. I'm researching using a pumice stone to either gently exfoliate the area, or using a harsher technique to flatten out the skin. I'd also be very interested in figuring out if there is a legitimate treatment for this condition.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:34 AM

Nobody been able to treat this or have some suggestions?

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

i have this too.. seem to just have appeared with no visible pimple in the first place

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:11 AM

captshiner Exactly my words! Mine has also appeared all over me chest, for no reason it seems. My acne there is only light. ):
I don't get it!!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:21 PM

gms228 Whaaaaat?

I heard that using a pumice stone so I tried starting yesterday. I might have gotten a little too excited though - now I have this bruise on my shoulder which really hurts..

I think it might be able to improve the scars and I'm going to continue, though no try to rub it all of in one time again! confused.gif

Have any of you tried this?

Edited by LadyApple19, 20 April 2011 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:34 PM

No please keep us informed. It sounds interesting.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:19 AM

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE (gms228 @ May 14 2011, 12:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:12 AM

I'm trying needling them. I'll update periodically.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

So far meddling has not done much, but the bumps have definitely spread sad.gif

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:05 PM

Well I have abraded them down, needled, and am starting to use acid, but puzzlingly they keep coming back which is very very annoying. Anyone else try anything?