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Icepick Scarring/nose Scarring Help

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Hiya!

Your scarring is mild but if it bothers you then I'm glad you're doing something about it. I don't have ice pick scarring but I hear good things about TCA cross. Have you looked into this?

All the best.

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I've heard that tca crossing doesn't really work well with the skin on our noses, however I admit I don't know much about it. I'd really like to get rid of these scars, they make me feel very insecure and have my wishing I had a time machine or something, in order to go back and keep myself from making this self-destructive mistake.

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I think we'd all like a time machine. If your nose bothers you to the point where it's always on your mind then I suggest getting out there and talking to doctors and researching options. The nose is a hard area to treat but you don't know if something doesn't work until you try it. You had dermabrasion way back in 2009. Your body would have naturally lost collagen since then, and environmental changes plus new blackheads would be adding to what you see now.

Two things:

1. We are always our harshest critic. Personally I think your nose is just fine. :) Try not to let it bother you, your nose does not define who you are.

2. Tackle the problem about your active blackheads. The only person I trust to remove my blackheads is my technician who does my microderms. She lances the skin so that the blackheads can be removed without causing scarring and/or pimples. Maybe you should see about microderms and exfoliating creams to help keep your blackheads away.

Keep researching!

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I think your skin looks really nice overall, and I would suggest just trying to accept this minor scarring. It's true that nose is a very unpredictable area to treat re: TCA cross and needling and in the worst case scenario, you could make your scars worse. :/ I would try just something like Retin-A or light peels to improve the overall texture on your nose instead of doing anything drastic. I don't think your scarring is worth worrying too much about, it's really not that bad.

If you really want to try TCA cross, you should try a test spot on just one scar first and see how it heals. It may improve your scars, but not necessarily. In any case, try to find an experienced doctor to do it rather than trying anything at home (mostly because I wouldn't trust any online TCA to be what it claims to be, and it does come with too high a risk). I've had cross done a few times on my small boxcars and some shallow ice-picks, including one on my nose, but cross didn't actually give me much of an improvement anywhere on my face. Then again, it didn't worsen the small scar on my nose either.

I have no experience with laser treatments and whether the skin on the nose can be treated with lasers, but if you really want to see improvement, you might want to look into those options too, especially Fraxel Repair and Deep FX or Total Fx.

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Thanks for the reply guys, I appreciate the words of encouragement! I've been considering some punch excision/graft and follow it up with a light dermabrasion, but I haven't been able to get an appointment with a derm/surgeon here in the nyc area. The thing that scares me most is spending a bunch of money without results, it would probably make me lose hope for my scars altogether.

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Never lose hope! That is by far the worst thing you can do. You've got one life to live, so live it the way you want. :D

I have had 5 sessions of Fraxel Re:Store but my problem is not my nose so I'm sorry but I can't shed any light on whether that treatment would be good for you. Re:Pair is a different laser though and is more aggressive. I haven't had this treatment before.

I did a quick Google search a few moments ago and some doctors seem to think that soft fillers such as Restylane may improve shallow scarring on the nose-tip. Restylane is known to improve collagen as it is a hyaluronic acid based filler. Results are not permanent, per say, but they are long term. The biggest benefit is that your body will continue to build collagen as the filler is absorbed. Plus you can always go back for touch-ups as you need them. Worth checking out at least!

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I had a hideous dent around the center of my nose as well.. Well still have it but its much smaller now, what I do might sound crazy but I did self dermabrasion with a piece of carbide sand paper you just sand it down till its raw and pink if you see blood stop apply antiseptic on it and it will scab in 2 days by day 7 it should come off but this seriously levels out the skin I've had about 70% improvement! Good luck let me know if you try it I know how horrible is to have this on your nose and share it does to your confidence

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I have similar scars on my nose as well! Mostly from large blackhead that somehow turned into large pustules. I hate them. I don't really understand what you said in your post though-did your scars come back after your dermabrasion? I thought dermabrasion was permanent becaue it sanded your skin away. And also, how much did a dermabrasion for just your nose cost?

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Even though u have minor scars on your nose, you're still a good-looking guy.

I have box scars on the top of my nose and i did a combo procedure that seemed to help. It was subcision, dermasanding and CO2 laser all at once. I had 3 scars all clustered together but now it's down to one on the tip f my nose.

I tried temporary filler and fat transfer on my nose. Since scar tissue is different, more tightly banded the filler just goes around it causing it to look more donut-like.

Also because the scar is so close to the top of the skin, the filler gel can just ooze out of your pores and not do anything.

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You're not alone friend .. i have nose scarring from a dry pimples .... am going for ebrium yag laser treatment ... i'll post how i got on

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I also have a deep scar on my nose. I have read that massaging it with rose hip oil would help. Or any non comodogenic oil. Massage it vigorously back and forth. :)

You're not alone friend .. i have nose scarring from a dry pimples .... am going for ebrium yag laser treatment ... i'll post how i got on

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I also have a deep scar on my nose. I have read that massaging it with rose hip oil would help. Or any non comodogenic oil. Massage it vigorously back and forth. :)

You're not alone friend .. i have nose scarring from a dry pimples .... am going for ebrium yag laser treatment ... i'll post how i got on

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KDG- your scars really seem to cause you concern. You mentioned trying to find a physician in NYC. I think that is a great idea, make certain that whomever you choose has experience in treating scars and can offer you several options. Acne scars can be some of the most challenging scars to treat, and there is no one single treatment regimen that works on everyone. Make sure to get all your options and then make a decision based on what made you feel most comfortable.

Some people had advised trying filler to the scar, which I would stay away from given that you have deep Icepick scars. The options I would advise looking into would be TCA CROSS, CO2 laser combined with topical Sculptra, or derma pen combined with platelet rich plasma. You might have to try several different treatments until you find the one that works best.

I hope you can find help

Best wishes

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