Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:49 AM
I'm always amazed how much worse my skin looks when I take photos. I have scars and elarged pores. At my age I would hope there was hope for me. I read of so many promising procedures that all seem to let people down. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what I should do? I really feel bad for my wife.
These photos look much worse in higher resolution. I have acne scars, disoloration, elarge pores (one huge that I just found and I don't know how it got there) as well as some broken blood vessels.
I've been wanting to do something for many years. I don't know what to do. I don't know if anything can be done.
Your skin tone is quite good, and overall looks healthy. I do see your scars though and to me they look like rolling scars. I think you'd be able to obtain some really good results with an "aggressive" treatment plan. With our acne scars we really have to think about multi-modality as just having the one procedure often is not enough.
You mentioned the Dermaroller. I think this is a great place to start and I wouldn't waste any more time! There is no time like the present. The longer you wait the harder it will be to treat. I am having a series of 6 Dermaroller treatments for my rolling scars. I am due to have my 4th treatment on the 14th and am really excited. So far I have seen some incredible improvement in not only my scarring but also my pore size and thickness of my skin. Yes, it's taking time (I wait 7 weeks between treatments) but it is worth it.
Personally, I would not treat myself at home with the Dermaroller. Home-use Dermarollers are only designed for product penetration and not collagen formation (as the needles are not long enough). However, being treated with the original Dermaroller is more expensive. I count myself very lucky that I have a good job that can support my skin obsession. I refuse to use anything but the best on the market.
You have nothing to lose by finding someone who specialises in the Dermaroller in your area. If you wanted to know more about my experiences/products I use then you only have to ask.
No more hiding in the shadows! Get up and fight for what you want!
My Skin Care Regime
** Morning **
1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser
2. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum
3. DermaQuest C3 serum (Vitamin C)
4. DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Daily Moisturiser (tinted) SPF 15 or
DermaQuest Daily Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 (on weekends)
** Makeup **
1. DermaQuest DermaPerfection Primer
2. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation SPF 15
3. Dermablend Setting Powder
** Night **
1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser
2. DermaQuest Algae Facial Scrub (every second night)
3. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum
4. DermaQuest Retexture serum (Vitamin A) (every second night)
5. DermaQuest Skin Rehydrating Serum (every other night)
6. DermaQuest Clarifying Pads (5% salicylic acid) (for my biggest acne prone areas)
7. DermaQuest DermaClear TX (for acne spots)
8. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin and Nails (vitamin supplement)
*** Current Treatment Plan ***
2010-2011: 5 x Fraxel Re:Store sessions - maybe 10-15% improvement.
2012-2013: 5 x Dermaroller sessions - at least 70% improvement!
2013: One eDermastamp treatment down, one more to go in Oct!