Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:21 AM
acne scars without flash.jpg
thank you for your reply 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, . 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:
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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!