I am a 27 year old female who had sever cystic acne for a very short period of time when I was 17 years old. It was on my chin and forehead and right cheek only and left me with very very deep rolling scars. Once I grew up and had the money to "fix" my scars I decided I would do everything in my power to get smooth scar free skin again. I tried every cream you can buy to help with the hyperpigmentation and of course nothing helped. Then last year I decided to take action and started what I thought would be a 1 year journey to nice skin. First I had Pearl Fracional Laser done and it look 1 full month to heal...after I did my scars looked the same. I was told we did not go deep enough so 5 months later I got the laser again, this time it took 3 months for all the readness to go away and still the scars looked the same. Then 4 months later I wanted something with less down time needed to I went in for the Pearl laser and was told I would be healed in 5 days... "6 months later I still have a very slight pinkness from that laser." and...it did nothing for my scars.
At this point I had become obsessed with my scars and I think about them all day long...it is all I see when I look in the mirror so 3 weeks ago I decided to take a different approach and I got 1 round of mirco droplete silicone injections. I got it in all the scars on my chin and in 10 scars on my right cheek only. At this point I am only trying to make the deepest ones improve. I went to one of the most skilled deremologists in my province and the day after the silicone I was very impressed. My scars were 70% improved and I was pleased.
Then 2 weeks later I got my first acne breakout in 10 years right where the silicone was injected. I was terrified that all the bumps on my face were from the silicone and that they would be permanant. I panicked and decided I would never get silicone again....1 week later all the bumps have gone away and I would not say my scars have not impoved at all now that the swelling has gone down. And if they have improved it is so little that I cannot tell.
I was told by my doctor that 4 mirco droplet silicone arounds would smooth out most of my scars for good! I have 3 more sessions booked each 1 month apart however now I am terrified of the side effects silicone could have and everytime I see a bump on my face I panick and think it is silicone...
I have recently been thinking of trying a dermaroller and just using it consistantly on my scars for a year to see if I can get some improvment...however I am scared it #1. Will damage the silicone and cause major problems. #2. It won't improve my scars.
Has anyone had silicone for 10 years or more who can advise long term side effects?
Also can anyone advise me on using a dermarollar and if I can do that even though I have had 1 round of silicone?
I have 2 options I feel like...#1. Get more silicone #2. Dermaroll and hope for the best.
I had a doctor suggest a Silk Peel but I know that won't help my scars at all and would be a waste of money.
I welcome anyone's thoughts!
Edited by adventuregirl1, 13 June 2013 - 03:15 PM.