Hello everyone. I hope that you all be able to take the time to read this short topic and help me out.
I would explain my “acne issues”, but I have them posted in a different topic. I will be sure to include the link just in case you are curious.
For the time being I have several shallow scars. A few of them are box cars and a few of them are rolling if I am not mistaken. It has been messing with my head a little bit and has made me extremely sad. I think about it 24/7 and it seems to be slowly destroying me (intense huh?). I just wish that I could have my normal face again. :/
As of right now I am using Retin-A to help with the shallow scars and I am also using Mederma and emu oil. I hope that this stuff will help. I am currently living in Brazil right now and I will not be back in the States for another seven months or so. So this is the best that I can do to fix these scars. I am going to try to fix the scars with other methods (if these don’t work) when I get back.
I don’t have any active acne right now (I took Roacutan for six months). The only acne that I have is just a few marks here and there that the Retin-A is pushing out of my skin.
That being said I would like to know what I can do right now to make these marks “go away”. I have never considered make up as an option (since I am a guy) and I think that it may be a good idea for me until I can get these scars figured out. At least it will let me be able to not worry about the angle that the sun is hitting my face, the way people look at me, et cetera. It would be like “sweeping things under the rug”. – My plan is that I will not have to use make up for the rest of my frackin life . . . but I am not sure if I will ever be able to get rid of these marks.
I would just like to know what I need to buy. Concealer, foundation, what? I am so new to this that I have no idea what I am even looking for. What do I need to get? How much will all of this stuff cost me? How long does a bottle (I think that is how you say it) of concealer/foundation/whatever last? Do I apply it to me entire face or just the scars? Etc. I have read a bunch of posts, but most of the stuff that I have found is pretty old.
I hope that a few of you guys and girls can help me out. Any commentary is welcome.
I would really appreciate it.
Here is a link to the topic that talks about my face and the scars that I have. I have a few pictures there so please take a look. My face is very white by-the-way if you can’t tell because of the hyperpigmentation. http://www.acne.org/...__fromsearch__1
If there is anything that I have left out please let me know and I will post the info.
Thanks so much!
Edited by Pord, 10 December 2011 - 05:34 PM.