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Help Me! Please! My Acne Scarring Is So Bad! (Pics!)

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My acne scars are extremely deep. I'm so tired of trying to hide them with makeup like I do. What can I do??? Would CO2 even work for me??? Please help :( I just want them to go away..

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Right now, I'm using a dermaroller.

That might be an option you'd be interested in. There are some great topics about it in the stickies at the top of the forum.

I saw improvement in PIH within a few weeks and saw depth and leveling of pitted scars after six. It's not perfect, but it looks much better. I started and continue to use 1.0mm needles which might be a good base.

Some people have had success with lasers and peels. I use a 30% SA peel for awhile but it destroyed my skin and made it look horrible and improvement, while permanent, was limited after the second series of peels.

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Just go to the doctor and get subscision and follow it up with Fractional CO2 to even things out.

Check out this post DRaGZ had incredible results.
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For my skin, do you think 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm would be best? I've read through a lot of the information on here, but I feel as though I need opinions on what to do. I'm hoping I can get some solid advice on what to do... I'm just really tired of them.

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For my skin, do you think 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm would be best? I've read through a lot of the information on here, but I feel as though I need opinions on what to do. I'm hoping I can get some solid advice on what to do... I'm just really tired of them.

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/315693-asian-doing-mixto-for-acne-scars-on-cheeks/

This guy had very similar scars to yours. I recommend you do the exact same procedure.


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WOW!!!! That's amazing!!!! Do I have to go to Beverly Hills to get that done, or would any surgeon be able to do the same?

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I think it's not only the laser improved his skin, but it really depends on PS skills...many places or spa offer laser treatments, but it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

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I sent a message through the site and will wait for a reply. Other than this method, is dermarolling my best option?

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I sent a message through the site and will wait for a reply. Other than this method, is dermarolling my best option?

I would just try fractional co2 since the dermaroller does not penetrate the dermis, it only penetrates the epidermis, and the dermis and sometims the subcutanious layer is where all the scar tissue damage layes.

But if you had light super ficial scarring I would then recommend the dermaroller.

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it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

Is there such a thing as a laser license? I'm just curious because it would be interesting to know if you can check someone's license. I know doctors can buy the lasers right off of eBay and medical sites where doctors sell old equipment.

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I sent a message through the site and will wait for a reply. Other than this method, is dermarolling my best option?

I would just try fractional co2 since the dermaroller does not penetrate the dermis, it only penetrates the epidermis, and the dermis and sometims the subcutanious layer is where all the scar tissue damage layes.

But if you had light super ficial scarring I would then recommend the dermaroller.

Thanks for the reply. You don't think dermarolling would work at all for my scars? I'm searching threads now to see if there's any way I could cover them up or make them less noticeable in the meantime. They seem much better in certain types of light, but the problem is that you can't always be in the right light. Maybe having my hair hang at the sides of my cheeks would help, at least so far as to block the light hitting my cheeks from the side.

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Right now, I'm using a dermaroller.

That might be an option you'd be interested in. There are some great topics about it in the stickies at the top of the forum.

I saw improvement in PIH within a few weeks and saw depth and leveling of pitted scars after six. It's not perfect, but it looks much better. I started and continue to use 1.0mm needles which might be a good base.

Some people have had success with lasers and peels. I use a 30% SA peel for awhile but it destroyed my skin and made it look horrible and improvement, while permanent, was limited after the second series of peels.

I'm just wondering, were your scars as deep as mine are now or very shallow in comparison?

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it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

Is there such a thing as a laser license? I'm just curious because it would be interesting to know if you can check someone's license. I know doctors can buy the lasers right off of eBay and medical sites where doctors sell old equipment.

Hey TokyoGirl, I meant the laser 'certification' not the license...I watched the video about it...check the topic below, it's pretty scary...ohno.gif

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/310252-great-tv-report-on-lasers/

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it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

Is there such a thing as a laser license? I'm just curious because it would be interesting to know if you can check someone's license. I know doctors can buy the lasers right off of eBay and medical sites where doctors sell old equipment.

Hey TokyoGirl, I meant the laser 'certification' not the license...I watched the video about it...check the topic below, it's pretty scary...ohno.gif

http://www.acne.org/...port-on-lasers/

Yeah, it's why I don't really trust anything that calls itself a "medispa," and I always check for board certification and pre-/post-op pictures.

I should also add, my doctor did not use just Mixto, he used Mixto + subcision, and he used three different heads on the Mixto depending on what he needed to do (sculpting, precision, area). I had also had two microdermabrasions done in the two weeks leading up to the Mixto, I'm not exactly sure how much they helped, and I had done two Lux 1540s before then, which may have had a cummulative effect with the Mixto.

Everyone's results will be different, honestly. I remember there was an Indian guy on these forums who was getting amazing results with the Mixto as well, and he had pretty extensive scarring all across his entire face, to the point where it resembled concrete. In some other places, lasers just don't work. It's a crapshoot, but you'll never really know unless you try.

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it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

Is there such a thing as a laser license? I'm just curious because it would be interesting to know if you can check someone's license. I know doctors can buy the lasers right off of eBay and medical sites where doctors sell old equipment.

Hey TokyoGirl, I meant the laser 'certification' not the license...I watched the video about it...check the topic below, it's pretty scary...ohno.gif

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/310252-great-tv-report-on-lasers/

Wow i saw the video,

is it exactly the same in the United States, because those people were Canadians.

an Hour of training is ridiculous.


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it's extremely easy to get a laser license without proper training...so you'll need to find a good doc...otherwise your skin will get damaged..

Is there such a thing as a laser license? I'm just curious because it would be interesting to know if you can check someone's license. I know doctors can buy the lasers right off of eBay and medical sites where doctors sell old equipment.

Hey TokyoGirl, I meant the laser 'certification' not the license...I watched the video about it...check the topic below, it's pretty scary...ohno.gif

http://www.acne.org/...port-on-lasers/

Wow i saw the video,

is it exactly the same in the United States, because those people were Canadians.

an Hour of training is ridiculous.

I don't think it's very different, estheticians can get a certification to use a laser by just taking a seminar, I think. They're told to just match up a patient's symptoms to a chart and then go nuts.

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I've seen some training schools offer a quick laser training session here in U.S before...

This is about hair removal business...pretty scarysaywhat.gif
/>http://www.ehow.com/how_4540376_start-laser-hair-removal-business.html

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I don't think it's very different, estheticians can get a certification to use a laser by just taking a seminar, I think. They're told to just match up a patient's symptoms to a chart and then go nuts.

Interesting and scary at the same time...

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For my skin, do you think 1.0 mm or 1.5 mm would be best? I've read through a lot of the information on here, but I feel as though I need opinions on what to do. I'm hoping I can get some solid advice on what to do... I'm just really tired of them.

skip the needling. save your money, go to a surgeon and get the subcision and fractional co2.


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Hello everyone. I've been a member here for quite some time, but I just surfed around and never posted or anything. Trying to find help mostly. I had horribe cystic acne since puberty. I eventually had the money to go on Accutane when I was in my mid 20's. My cyst went away completely, but I was left with depressed acne scars. It's taken me a while to find something that has worked. Although, I haven't tried lasers or chemical peels. I've tried the dermaroller- I'm a very impatient person, so that didn't work for me. I've had deep scrubs done, and nothing really got deep enough. Recently I decided to get the deepest ones injected with Juvederm (Sp?). If you have a skilled doctor, this will work wonders. I had a REALLy deep scar on my right cheek that I had filled. It definitely brought it up and filled it in, but what also happened is that when he injected that area with a needle, he broke up the tissue that was holding that scar down. So, after the juvederm wore off, the scar was still raised. I would say atleast 80% better. I eneded up getting a subcision with my juvederm withouth actually paying for the subcision. We didn't quite a few others, and the same results. I just wanted to share this with y'all and try and help whoever needs it, because I would want someone else to do the same. Share what works- or doesn't work. I plant on getting laser done at some point to help even my skin out, as I have small little scars that just make things look uneven. If anyone wants to message me in private, please feel free! Thanks!

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I would just try fractional co2 since the dermaroller does not penetrate the dermis, it only penetrates the epidermis, and the dermis and sometims the subcutanious layer is where all the scar tissue damage layes.

1.5mm rollers penetrate 1.3mm, the epidermis is 0.1-1mm thick. http://www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au/mb140/CorePages/Integumentary/Integum.htm#Epidermis

Fraxel re:pair on it's recommended setting (70mj) penetratates 1.5mm. it couldn't penetrate to the subcutaneous tissue layer, which is a further 1-2mm down.

Obviously one is better than the other, but just clearing that up.

Im not sure about the dermaroller but it just looks unsafe to treat your self.

And I was referring to the SCAAR FX which penetrates 4.0mm


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Like many others have suggested, dermaroller. I think subscision is a treatment for this type of scarring too? Don't quote me on that, look it up. Good luck :)

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