I looked at your posts and pictures and I have to say, from the pictures your scars don't look bad at all. If i was a man and had your scars, I wouldn't care because most of it is kind of hidden with facial hair (your scars are very close to them). Also, MANY people have scars on the temple, even my model/make up artist friend has them and they look as shallow as yours too. So yeah, don't stress about it too much! I think enerjet would do great for you.
Dermastamp is quite painful after a while, and very annoying. It took me a couple hours to do my whole face. It is very easy to do actually. Also, I've done a lot of research on dermstamp/dermarolling and I believe dermastamp is better because it is more controlled and therefore less riskier. Iv'e read countless of times that anything under 1.5 mm won't do anything for scars. I used 2mm and the result is the same as lasers (maybe? not totally confident in saying that). But believe me, you do not need to go to a professional if you're dermastamping, even dr.matta said it was an extremely safe procedure. He was just shocked at how well I withstood the pain I caused to myself even though I thought it wasn't that bad. He even told me to keep needling the areas he didn't treat with enerjet.
Yes, lasers usually do have some improvement if you do a bit of them, but I've learned that it should be part of the overall course of treatments, not the only method.
I am going to get 6 1.5mm dermarolling sessions done with numbing cream by an aesthetician at a cosmetic dermatology clinic next year, 2 months apart. If they are good, I will probably buy myself a dermaroller in 2015 to do my own sessions, perhaps with a smaller needle, if I feel I can get further long term improvement and it is comfortable.
Did you have any trouble using the dermastamp?
I had severe acne on the cheeks and temples from 15-17, and wasn’t really aware of scars until after Accutane when I turned 18 and finished Accutane. I am turning 23 this year and have been trying to treat scars since I turned 21 (started with Fraxel restore, then manual juvederm injections). Looking back, I should have been much more aware of this stuff from 13+, but I didn’t even bother to improve basic aspects of my appearance till I turned 19. I first denied that scars are a problem (I was also obese), 2 years later I went ahead with laser and saw some improvement. Now I want any further improvement I can get, but I am not willing to waste time on a the large variety of procedures that are out there. I am aiming at the heavy hitting methods and several iterations of each. You should try everything you can. Right now I think my scars are still passable if I keep them non-red (shave at night so they aren’t blood red during the day), I am just doing further treatments for closure I guess, I am well aware that a moderate improvement from any method is a very good result when treating acne scars.
Luckily I have no scars on the nose, forehead, or near the eyes, just cheeks and temples. I heard they are trying enerjet with sugar water or some non-filler substance to see if the pressure effect itself produces good results. I still want juvederm for the main areas at least for now.
I forgot to qoute you in my last response, I'm stll a noobie