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#1 uncletupelo

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:14 PM

I've had 5 of these big, raised red scars on my back and 1 on the side of my face on my jawline (which bothers me the most) for about 4-5 years.

I finally went to the dermatologist last year and got treated 2 times with the steroid injections. Only one of them ended up flattening and the color dissipated as well (most of it).

I'm 26 and still have acne, but luckily haven't had any scars like this in 4-5 years.

I've been traveling a lot (and now without health insurance, but living in South America where it's not needed) and was wondering if I should try the steroid injections again (3 sessions at least)?

Any other treatments someone can recommend based on what you see in the pictures below?

Thanks!


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:00 AM

I have some scarring on my lower back as well =( though not as raised or red as yours.

I hope we find treatments soon :)

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:41 AM

Where is the one on your jawline?

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

Where is the one on your jawline?


It's about an inch and a half away from my earlobe.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hey, I have pretty much the same scars on my back.

Did you find any decent treatment for the smaller hypertrophic scars?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

kenalog shots work miracles. I had a really bad one, its now virtually imperceptible. I had three shots.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:56 AM

I have the exact same problem for my back =( its been there since middle school

kenalog shots work miracles. I had a really bad one, its now virtually imperceptible. I had three shots.

how much is each shot?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

I have the exact same problem for my back =( its been there since middle school


kenalog shots work miracles. I had a really bad one, its now virtually imperceptible. I had three shots.

how much is each shot?


My insurance covered it.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

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Edited by whoartthou1, 16 December 2012 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

that is keloids not hyperthophic scars.