Edited by VictimOfAcneScars, 10 November 2012 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
That's all I can see from your photos. I don't see any ice pick scarring.
Have you looked into punch elevation? There are dermal fillers too. The fillers aren't permanent but they work the quickest to level out scars.
I'm a 23 year old woman and I have had my scars for 7 years. I have yet to find any makeup tips that totally conceal scars. They're is this stuff called derma silk. They have a whole line of skin plumping wrinkle reducing/filling topical serums. I've been tempted to try out some of them. You can find this stuff at drugstore chains.
Edited by a.p., 10 November 2012 - 11:20 AM.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:34 PM
Sorry to hear you've not been happy with your previous scar treatments. You have moderate-severe scarring that you really need to be aggressive with when considering treatment options. I would combine multiple treatment options. The CO2 laser is actually a good suggestion by your doctor but be prepared for a lot of downtime while you heal. Another good option for you, especially your forehead area, is subscision and HA-based fillers like Restylane. Why not ask your doctor about all three of these? TCA cross I'm not really sure about as I haven't done much research on it.
You only had one treatment of the Dermaroller, which really isn't enough to judge whether it will work for you or not. My first session of Dermarolling produced little-no improvement but after the second I was amazed. I have just had my third treatment and am excited. I have mild rolling scars but they were once very similar to the scars on your cheeks. I have also had 5 sessions of Fraxel Re:Store which were good but if I could have my money back I would have had the CO2.
As for concealer, I've heard good things about Dermaflage (http://www.dermaflage.com/). It may work well for your forehead area since your scars there are a little deeper. I've never used it though so I can't give you any personal information. Worth looking into though.
Boost your intake of Vitamin C and zinc while you're going through treatment, and wear sunscreen everyday without fail!
Overall, be patient and gentle with your skin. I know it's heart-breaking and frustrating but if you commit yourself to finding a solution then you will go far. Don't let it get the better of you. Our acne scars should not define who we are. xx
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:30 AM
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:01 PM
- Victim of Scars. I have had silicon fillers and they do NOT completely hide your scars, but it will improve them. It will help reduce them but not take the away completely. It is very expensive to keep up with a non permanent filler. I would do the filler and in the meantime use the topical cream I recommended in my post before. It is called NeriumAD. It has helped smooth my scars and it has only been 3 weeks, which you can see in my before and after pics. I have been researching and doing things for my indented acne scars for 10 years,, have experienced a lot.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:41 AM
I suggest doing research on HA based fillers like Restylane. There is even something that I personally think is one step better than your average filler and that is something called Airgent. Look into that also. When you first read up about it it just seems like a filler but it isn't. It's both a filler and a way to promote collagen formation deep in the skin. It's almost like a cross between a filler and skin needling. Worth a look, and might be cheaper than the $1200 quoted to you (although you will need multiple treatments to see a big difference). I have not had this procedure done but I am considering giving it a try.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
Hey guys im going to have fillers soon.. im asking to pay $1200 for these scars bcoz the doctor has said it will take 2 syringes bcoz of my heavy scars.. i want to know if it can competely hide my scars or it will just make a little improvement? its not permanent also.
I haven't tried fillers either, but based on what's been shared with me by other members, I don't think 2 syringes, especially without subcision, will completely hide your scars. Did your doctor tell you this was possible? If so, I would question the doctor. I've seen people get fillers done on just a few scars with subcision, and they didn't even experience 50% improvement after two filler sessions. Looking at your pictures, I just don't see how it's possible to completely hide them without several sessions of subcision combined with filler. Even then, I think you can only hope for a percentage of improvement.
Hopefully, someone with filler experience will post to this thread. There are many on the forum.
What kind of filler did your doctor recommend?
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:46 AM
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