4. I would agree that there is no need for the OP to get laser treatments, especially an ablative laser treatment. Scars are so shallow and so few in number, I don't see how the thinnest layer of foundation wouldn't completely cover it up. In fact, it's pretty much in the realm of "regular wear and tear" of skin over time.
I really appreciate you people telling me that my scars aren't that bad, I can't deny that it wouldn't make me feel better about my skin. However, I'm not sure if these pictures are really as realistic as I meant them to be, since foundation definitely does not cover my scars. I wish! Make-up seems to make them look worse, if anything. It's very hard for me to objectively say how noticeable my scars are to others, but I do think that people notice them and I always see them in the mirror.
About laser treatments, I do have to say that I am wary of treating my unscarred skin because like you say, there are risks with every treatment and the last thing I want to do is make matters worse. For some reason I assumed that Deep FX could be done only on scars, leaving unscarred skin untouched, but this is apparently wrong, then? I might just do TCA cross once more with my current doctor since it seems fairly safe, and then see where I am.
I think I'm going to ask my boyfriend's opinion on whether I should do scar treatments since I know he would give an honest response even if it's harsh (that's one of the good AND bad things about him). He's asked about my scars a couple times before, and it has left me feeling that maybe every one notices them even more than I've realized. But we haven't really ever properly discussed my scars and how I feel about them, since I've felt embarrassed. I think it would be a good idea to bring it up, and maybe if he told me that they're not that bad, I could get over this insecurity and get on with my life. Hah. But I would still like to do at least a little bit of something, like TCA cross or maybe even laser.
Edited by austra, 16 August 2012 - 06:48 AM.