Just wanted to get some opinion regarding these scars. I recently just finished up with adult chicken pox and I really wished I had suffered through this as a kid b/c it's twenty times worse as an adult.
Anyhow now I have about 7 indented scars on my face, the worst one which is smack dab in the middle of my forehead (photo 2 attached). It's not that deep but it's pretty wide. I have also attached a picture of the other smaller scars mostly on the left side of my face.
Would you guys happen to know if these are considered rolling, ice pick, or boxcar scars? And for those of you who are familiar with subcision, do you think it would be effective on my type of scars?
I got what I think is some pretty good advice on the owndoc forum. It was suggested that since these scars are rather fresh, I should let them heal on their own first for about a few weeks then try dermastamping them every three weeks for six months. If after six months there are still indented ones, that means they might be tethered, and it was recommended that I also try suctioning along with dermarolling.
I wasn't aware that suctioning alone could untether scars, would like to know what your opinions are on this. I think these suggestions were made to avoid invasive procedures as much as possible, as I was also told that subcision and excisions can leave scars of their own. I'm also considering "saline subcision," pioneered by Dr. Sire in Fullerton, CA, where saline is injected underneath the scar and is supposed to help untether it and promote collagen growth.
I'm hoping that the colors will improve on their own. I tried mederma and bio oil for about a week on the ones where the scabs fell off first, but I read an article in the LA Times that said there's no evidence that supports these scar creams working. I think I'm going to start using Ester C DMAE cream instead.
Any thoughts would be appreciated, I thank you in advance for your help!