After visiting my family doctor today, he got me really worried about my cystic acne scars. He said that my scars are gonna stay on my skin forever. Still holding on a glimmer of hope, I decided to ask you all, what I could do to help remove these hideous scars? (Below are some pictures of my cystic acne scars).
My Cystic Acne Story
During college, I felt a tingly burning sensation on both sides of my cheeks, paying no attention to it, thinking it was merely the heat of the sun, I ignored it. Later on, many large pimples appear. Thinking it was no big deal, I decided to wait till the semester is over to see a doctor, bad idea. The doctor told me it was cystic acne. He prescribed me minocycline for a month and erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide topical gel. I couldn't take the gel since it was burning my face, so I took the pills. After a month no result. So I consulted a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed me doxycycline 100 mg and tretinoin cream .025%. I have yet to finish those medication (keep forgetting to take meds), but when I visted my family doctor again after a couple of months, he said my acne was heal, now I just have scars. I will continue on to finish the medication that my dermatologist prescribed me, but I would also like to treat the scars that I have now at the same time. My doctor told me I could do dermabrasion and chemical peel while taking the medication. I currently can't afford anything expensive such as laser treatment. So I would like to hear from you all what products I should use that is effective? I'm going to have to see my family relatives who I haven't seen for 10 years in December, so about 5 months. Please help me out here. I want to look my best in front of them.
My Skin Type
Asian Skin, Oily, Dry, Sensitive, large pores, tend to have eczema around the lip
In the early 20s
By the way, I can't tell what type of scars I have, could you guys enlighten me? If you need closer up pictures, let me know and I'll repost them. Thank you.
Edited by l MO l, 04 April 2013 - 12:17 PM.