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Best Treatment For These Scars? (Pics Included)

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some time ago i opened a thread and didnt really get much answers and i put bad pics there too,

so now i think i got better pics but still not very good quality to see in detail since i do them myself and im not gonna ask some1 to film my scars...

right cheek ( the worst..):

left cheek ( bad but not as bad as the right cheek) :

zoom on the nose ( cant see very good but i got some huge scar in the middle side and alot of small ones, pretty bad) :

forehead (not that bad at all, much better than the cheeks):

i got also some in the sides but its pretty similar to the forhead and not close to how bad the cheeks are..

i wanna know what u guys think, which treatmeant would be best for these types of scars? and how would u "classify" them?

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From the pics it looks like ice pick scarring/large pores (although can't really tell from the pics).

I would look into retin a + tca cross.

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From the pics it looks like ice pick scarring/large pores (although can't really tell from the pics).

I would look into retin a + tca cross.

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I would lean more towards large pores with minimal actual scarring. I find little evidence to recommend anything other than ablative fractionalized CO2.

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I would lean more towards large pores with minimal actual scarring. I find little evidence to recommend anything other than ablative fractionalized CO2.

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Your scarring isn't too bad. I think tca cross would be recommended for the type of scarring you have. You might also look into fractional co2 like mixto, fraxel repair, total fx, etc as this should help the texture issues. Stay away from the non-ablative lasers in my opinion.

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I would lean more towards large pores with minimal actual scarring. I find little evidence to recommend anything other than ablative fractionalized CO2.

well sadly ur wrong. i looked how large pores looks, and its way to big to be "large pores"..

these are holes which happened to me from extremly deep whiteheads mostly.

u can also compare the skin near the eye to the skin on the cheeks.. see the insane difference?

it seems people here just dont take seriously scars that isnt similar to thier own..

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I would lean more towards large pores with minimal actual scarring. I find little evidence to recommend anything other than ablative fractionalized CO2.

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I would lean more towards large pores with minimal actual scarring. I find little evidence to recommend anything other than ablative fractionalized CO2.

I think tca cross is worth trying before laser (for icepick scars) imo:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2956965/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21332915

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16918559

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12460296

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21031068

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19076629

Of course stuff like subcision is better for rolling scars and co2 laser is better for boxcar type scars/general scarring - but you can't deny the results of tca cross on icepick scars. I've yet to see a laser study that has produced 70%+ improvement on 50-70% of patients with ice pick scarring.

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From the pics it looks like ice pick scarring/large pores (although can't really tell from the pics).

I would look into retin a + tca cross.

what do u mean large pores? (sorry if i sound so ignorant) and why cant u tell?

retin a+tca cross is like doing lots of chemical peels right? but isnt laser / radio better and less risky? also less demanding..

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