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#1 ohbwoy

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:48 AM

so basically i have had acne problems since last 4-5 years, the problem is i have never taken them serously... i believed they will fade with time... did visit a few doctors but never trusted and stuck to a single doc.

here is what my skin looks like

http://i.imgur.com/EwpOPjg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IxpbKmF.jpg

 

i have no idea what type of acne this is, and currently i am not doing anything to treat them...which i would like to change..

can someone recommend me home remedies or products that can help fade these marks..

 

 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

anyone?

 

also can someone tell me what are the acne scars i have called?



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

Your photos are a tad blurry but I see mostly PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) which is not scarring. ;) There are some smaller darker marks I can see which might be boxcar scars. Are your marks indented/raised or just flat like the rest of your skin?


My Skin Care Regime


** Morning **

1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser

2. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum

3. DermaQuest C3 serum (Vitamin C)

4. DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Daily Moisturiser (tinted) SPF 15 or

    DermaQuest Daily Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 (on weekends)
 

** Makeup **

1. DermaQuest DermaPerfection Primer

2. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation SPF 15

3. Dermablend Setting Powder


** Night **

1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser

2. DermaQuest Algae Facial Scrub (every second night)

3. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum

4. DermaQuest Retexture serum (Vitamin A) (every second night)

5. DermaQuest Skin Rehydrating Serum (every other night)

6. DermaQuest Clarifying Pads (5% salicylic acid) (for my biggest acne prone areas)

7. DermaQuest DermaClear TX (for acne spots)

8. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin and Nails (vitamin supplement)


*** Current Treatment Plan ***

2010-2011: 5 x Fraxel Re:Store sessions - maybe 10-15% improvement.

2012-2013: 5 x Dermaroller sessions - at least 70% improvement!

2013: One eDermastamp treatment down, one more to go in Oct!


#4 ohbwoy

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:05 AM

Your photos are a tad blurry but I see mostly PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) which is not scarring. ;) There are some smaller darker marks I can see which might be boxcar scars. Are your marks indented/raised or just flat like the rest of your skin?


Thank you for replying,

About my marks, they are flat like the rest of my skin...

#5 Quirky Fox

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:30 AM

Okie dokie then. You don't have acne scarring. You have PIH or otherwise known as "acne marks". Basically red/brown/purple marks left behind by inflammation (which acne is awesome for).

 

Home remedies? None.

 

Professional remedies? Retin-A, a good sunscreen and a good moisturiser.

 

Keep in mind that these marks will eventually fade on their own even if you never treat them topically. But if they bother you then you can speed the process up with Retin-A as it promotes faster skin turnover and regeneration. Still, don't expect an overnight miracle. 6 months of continued use and you should see excellent results. Patience and determination are required. :)


My Skin Care Regime


** Morning **

1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser

2. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum

3. DermaQuest C3 serum (Vitamin C)

4. DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Daily Moisturiser (tinted) SPF 15 or

    DermaQuest Daily Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 (on weekends)
 

** Makeup **

1. DermaQuest DermaPerfection Primer

2. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation SPF 15

3. Dermablend Setting Powder


** Night **

1. DermaQuest C3 Cleanser

2. DermaQuest Algae Facial Scrub (every second night)

3. DermaQuest Niacinamide B3 serum

4. DermaQuest Retexture serum (Vitamin A) (every second night)

5. DermaQuest Skin Rehydrating Serum (every other night)

6. DermaQuest Clarifying Pads (5% salicylic acid) (for my biggest acne prone areas)

7. DermaQuest DermaClear TX (for acne spots)

8. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin and Nails (vitamin supplement)


*** Current Treatment Plan ***

2010-2011: 5 x Fraxel Re:Store sessions - maybe 10-15% improvement.

2012-2013: 5 x Dermaroller sessions - at least 70% improvement!

2013: One eDermastamp treatment down, one more to go in Oct!


#6 ohbwoy

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

Okie dokie then. You don't have acne scarring. You have PIH or otherwise known as "acne marks". Basically red/brown/purple marks left behind by inflammation (which acne is awesome for).

 

Home remedies? None.

 

Professional remedies? Retin-A, a good sunscreen and a good moisturiser.

 

Keep in mind that these marks will eventually fade on their own even if you never treat them topically. But if they bother you then you can speed the process up with Retin-A as it promotes faster skin turnover and regeneration. Still, don't expect an overnight miracle. 6 months of continued use and you should see excellent results. Patience and determination are required. smile.png

 

uploading pics with more detail and lighting..

 

 

 

they look much worse in these pics...

 

also about my marks being indented or raised, i just casually rolled my fingers and they feel like they are flat...but they do look like they indented.... i am confused if they are PIH or boxcar(or any other) scars...


Edited by ohbwoy, 08 October 2013 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

They are atrophic acne scars indeed




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