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#1 unhappy29

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

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I'm new to this forum smile.png. Have acne since 15 sad.png Tryed ewerything...Yasmine, Roaccutane...no help...Now i'm depressed because of scarring. What do you think is the best solution for them. Laser? Dermoabrasion? Pls helpakne.jpg


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

scarring!!,,, your face is perfect.all what i see that you have some redness/hyperpigmentation, also still some active acne,not big problems at all ,,please be happy.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Honey, if you do have scarring then it is very mild. The flash on your camera may be concealing your scars so maybe if you try taking a photo in natural light and without the flash? Overexposure actually makes the skin look better. tongue.png

 

Also, it helps us if you can describe your scars. Are you dealing with rolling, boxcar or ice-pick? Or, is your main issue more to do with texture, i.e. enlarged pores or dull looking skin/discolouration?

 

If your scars are as mild in real life as they appear in that photo then my advice would be to start a good skin care regime first. Get your skin as clear as you can and as healthy as you can before you look into any kind of invasive procedure. You could look at light chemical peels or laser treatment if you're not happy with your skin.

 

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Edited by Quirky Fox, 30 January 2013 - 02:43 AM.

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!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

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scarring!!,,, your face is perfect.all what i see that you have some redness/hyperpigmentation, also still some active acne,not big problems at all ,,please be happy.

 

 

scarring!!,,, your face is perfect.all what i see that you have some redness/hyperpigmentation, also still some active acne,not big problems at all ,,please be happy.

 

 

Honey, if you do have scarring then it is very mild. The flash on your camera may be concealing your scars so maybe if you try taking a photo in natural light and without the flash? Overexposure actually makes the skin look better. tongue.png

 

Also, it helps us if you can describe your scars. Are you dealing with rolling, boxcar or ice-pick? Or, is your main issue more to do with texture, i.e. enlarged pores or dull looking skin/discolouration?

 

If your scars are as mild in real life as they appear in that photo then my advice would be to start a good skin care regime first. Get your skin as clear as you can and as healthy as you can before you look into any kind of invasive procedure. You could look at light chemical peels or laser treatment if you're not happy with your skin.

 

xx

thank you for your reply smile.png I think that i have some small ice pick scars and some shallow boxcar scarring on my chin...here is another photo without flash:) currently i am on minocyclin tabs...Avene Clean ac and differin gel...



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Try Vitamin E. 

 

Mederma is a god-send topical solution for scars. But Vitamin E is another route. I've been loading up on supplements lately but Vitamin E has dramatically reduced the scarring. 

 

I get my brand from Esmond Natural. 

 

And here's a kinda gross before and after photo. It's not perfect, but I've only started doing this three months ago: 

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Edited by Clarice12345, 31 January 2013 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

attachicon.gifacne scars without flash.jpg

thank you for your reply smile.png I think that i have some small ice pick scars and some shallow boxcar scarring on my chin...here is another photo without flash:) currently i am on minocyclin tabs...Avene Clean ac and differin gel...

 

Your skin tone looks lovely, which is good and your active acne is almost completely under control. So if you're finding that your skin care regime works then stick with it.

 

Your scarring is very mild and I had to squint to really see anything in that photo. However, if it bothers you doing something about it is great! Maybe you could look into very superficial chemical peels or microdermabrasion. I personally have not seen any changes to my scarring with microderms but my scarring is way worse than yours. Some have reported that their shallow scars have improved with microderm sessions so it might be worth a shot. At the very least you'll end up with a nice fresh face, :P. Microderms go for around $100-$150 and there's no downtime. It's basically an aggressive exfoliation.

 

Chemical peels would involve some downtime though. Perhaps a bit of research on the peels available would be a good place to start?

 

Try Vitamin E. 

 

Mederma is a god-send topical solution for scars. But Vitamin E is another route. I've been loading up on supplements lately but Vitamin E has dramatically reduced the scarring. 

 

This is the brand I use: 

*Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules*

 

And here's a kinda gross before and after photo. It's not perfect, but I've only started doing this three months ago: 

 

Clarice, I don't see scars on your face. I see acne marks :). These normally go away on their own, slowly, but the use of Vitamin E would help, as you've noticed. Glad it's working for you however for those with actual scarring (indents/pock marks - icepick, boxcar, rolling) there is unfortunately no topical that will resolve the issue.


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!


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

attachicon.gifacne scars without flash.jpg

scarring!!,,, your face is perfect.all what i see that you have some redness/hyperpigmentation, also still some active acne,not big problems at all ,,please be happy.

 

 

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scarring!!,,, your face is perfect.all what i see that you have some redness/hyperpigmentation, also still some active acne,not big problems at all ,,please be happy.

 

 

Honey, if you do have scarring then it is very mild. The flash on your camera may be concealing your scars so maybe if you try taking a photo in natural light and without the flash? Overexposure actually makes the skin look better. tongue.png

 

Also, it helps us if you can describe your scars. Are you dealing with rolling, boxcar or ice-pick? Or, is your main issue more to do with texture, i.e. enlarged pores or dull looking skin/discolouration?

 

If your scars are as mild in real life as they appear in that photo then my advice would be to start a good skin care regime first. Get your skin as clear as you can and as healthy as you can before you look into any kind of invasive procedure. You could look at light chemical peels or laser treatment if you're not happy with your skin.

 

xx

thank you for your reply smile.png I think that i have some small ice pick scars and some shallow boxcar scarring on my chin...here is another photo without flash:) currently i am on minocyclin tabs...Avene Clean ac and differin gel...

here is what doctor on realself has to say about my scarrs, im thinking about doing it....From what I can tell in the picture, it appears you still have a good amount of active acne as well as discoloration from the acne.  I do see a few scars as well, but it is the acne and discoloration that appears to be the primary issue. If you are not already being treated by a dermatologist for your acne, I recommend you consult with one.  There are oral and topical prescription and over-the-counter treatments which can improve your acne and prevent further discoloration and scarring.  I find it best to address the scarring once the acne is better controlled. While difficult to see, it seems you may have a few depressed acne scars which would benefit from injectable filers.

Web reference: http://www.barnettde...ments.php?id=24



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

here is what doctor on realself has to say about my scarrs, im thinking about doing it....From what I can tell in the picture, it appears you still have a good amount of active acne as well as discoloration from the acne.  I do see a few scars as well, but it is the acne and discoloration that appears to be the primary issue. If you are not already being treated by a dermatologist for your acne, I recommend you consult with one.  There are oral and topical prescription and over-the-counter treatments which can improve your acne and prevent further discoloration and scarring.  I find it best to address the scarring once the acne is better controlled. While difficult to see, it seems you may have a few depressed acne scars which would benefit from injectable filers.

Web reference: http://www.barnettde...ments.php?id=24

 

unhappy29 - you have barely any scarring, not nearly enough to risk surgery and/or liquid silicone injections (please do your research for even considering this).

 

Take care of your active acne, wait for some of the redness to go away and possibly try retin-a and I guarantee you, you won't be worried about any "scarring."


Edited by acnescar123, 02 February 2013 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

Don't do anything harsh. Use retin - a with a collagen boosting serum.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

yeah retin a will help and a vitamin e lotion ...