New to the site (well as a member - i have been browsing for about 6 months).
I wanted to post something that might give people a bit of hope.
Now I know i never had really bad acne scarring, but i did have scars. I broke out badly about 4 years ago and i have attached two pictures of the scars it left. It took about 2 years, but in the end i had almost no scars left - and this improvement came from basically no treatment - just a few mild 30 - 50 % glycolic peels. I attached a third photo of my skin after 2 years - and please not all these photos were taken with a high quality digital SLR camera, so they pick up every blemish. The one photo of me with the crazy makeup actually makes my scars look worse than they were. I think it is the amount of makeup i had to wear for the shoot and the harsh lighting - so again - I want to you know that sometimes your scars may look worse than usual - but thats not how they normally look.
I'm back here because i recently had another bad breakout, that left me with slightly worse scarring, and I am trying to give you guys (and myself) hope that the scars will go away (at least for the most part).
Anyway, i urge you not to rush into any intense treatment before waiting a couple years to see what improve you get naturally. Being so fair, chemical peels weren't really risky for me and i am currently doing a mild q switched 1064 laser for my new scars but i dont expect it to do much. Basically in my opinion is if you have to sign a waver i would say it has some risks and i would wait.
Thinking about at home dermarolling but may take my own advice and wait on that too.
I know its hard to be patient - i am the most impatient person i know - but im also trying to remember my last experience before jumping into anything that could cause more damage.