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#21 Hamandcheese

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:37 AM

So i've decided to wait on the tca until summer. Just going to wait until the school year is over. Lately my scar hasn't been bothering me which feels nice. Sometimes I even feel like my old confident self again but it's always short lived. Maybe I'm moving in the right direction towards accepting this scar. In the meantime I have a few more months to make up my mind. 

 

Hi Hamandcheese,

I have a similar but wider scar right on the middle of my nose near the tip. It's much more obvious and harder to hide. I spent over $5000 on treatments but no real results.

I would recommend filling it temporary with some kind of special fx makeup putty and see if that works to reduce the appearance.

I know when the light hits the scar, the shadows make it more obvious.

The nose is a tricky area and unfortunately for me, i have very oily skin so i have to blot my skin a lot.

Anyways products that worked the best for me are:

Concealapore (scoop it out and mix it on the back of ur hand to warm up the wax to make it more pliable). They have the best applicator, buy extras!

Ben Nye nose and scar wax: comes in 3 colors. Sealing with latex is very tricky so i dont't do it. It's fine without it. U might have to check and reapply throughout the day.

I have medium skin so i also used Mehron scar wax but prefer Ben Nye better.

Hope this helps you. Good luck.

 

Arggg… don't you just hate them suckers? I'm curious, what have you tried? Have you tried tca cross? I've heard of concealapore and it sounds pretty interesting, I'll check more into it. Thanks!



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:32 AM

I'm happy to hear that you're not bothered by it. If that's the case, i would leave it alone then.
Yes i tried TCA cross once but you have to do mutliple times to see results. Because my scar is on the top of my nose, TCA created a frosty crust and it was hard to conceal. when the crust falls it will look bigger and worse before it gets better. My nose got super red/hyper pigmented and was hard to cover with makeup. I was even more self concious and had to go back to work. My nose has been red for a long time from all those different procedures that i wish i never did any of it.

If you can take time off and not go out for a week at a time, then i would pursue TCA cross. It appears to be very effective and not as expensive as other treatments. I paid $100 for the session. Lasers can be ten times the price.

I hope it works out for you. Please keep is posted!

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

I'm happy to hear that you're not bothered by it. If that's the case, i would leave it alone then.
Yes i tried TCA cross once but you have to do mutliple times to see results. Because my scar is on the top of my nose, TCA created a frosty crust and it was hard to conceal. when the crust falls it will look bigger and worse before it gets better. My nose got super red/hyper pigmented and was hard to cover with makeup. I was even more self concious and had to go back to work. My nose has been red for a long time from all those different procedures that i wish i never did any of it.

If you can take time off and not go out for a week at a time, then i would pursue TCA cross. It appears to be very effective and not as expensive as other treatments. I paid $100 for the session. Lasers can be ten times the price.

I hope it works out for you. Please keep is posted!

 

Thank you for sharing your experience! I commend your bravery for doing cross on your nose. Yeah, I've read that scars look deeper and more red once the scabs come off, which is kind of terrifying to hear lol. Did you use 100% acid?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:44 AM

No i think it was 75%? I got it done by a nurse at some laser clinic.
I have tried needling with tatoo gun 3x's - no change at $250 per session.

3x's CO2 laser, subcision, dermasanding and fat grafting. My scar improved by 30% and is less shallow but still there and most noticable under direct light.

All the best to you!

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:12 PM

No i think it was 75%? I got it done by a nurse at some laser clinic.
I have tried needling with tatoo gun 3x's - no change at $250 per session.

3x's CO2 laser, subcision, dermasanding and fat grafting. My scar improved by 30% and is less shallow but still there and most noticable under direct light.

All the best to you!

 

Ok cool. It's comforting knowing that there is hope for improving nose scars. Again, I appreciate you sharing your experiences.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'm happy to hear that you're not bothered by it. If that's the case, i would leave it alone then.
Yes i tried TCA cross once but you have to do mutliple times to see results. Because my scar is on the top of my nose, TCA created a frosty crust and it was hard to conceal. when the crust falls it will look bigger and worse before it gets better. My nose got super red/hyper pigmented and was hard to cover with makeup. I was even more self concious and had to go back to work. My nose has been red for a long time from all those different procedures that i wish i never did any of it.
If you can take time off and not go out for a week at a time, then i would pursue TCA cross. It appears to be very effective and not as expensive as other treatments. I paid $100 for the session. Lasers can be ten times the price.
I hope it works out for you. Please keep is posted!

How long did it look worse after tca cross before it started looking better?

Edited by chrissybear, 20 February 2014 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm happy to hear that you're not bothered by it. If that's the case, i would leave it alone then.
Yes i tried TCA cross once but you have to do mutliple times to see results. Because my scar is on the top of my nose, TCA created a frosty crust and it was hard to conceal. when the crust falls it will look bigger and worse before it gets better. My nose got super red/hyper pigmented and was hard to cover with makeup. I was even more self concious and had to go back to work. My nose has been red for a long time from all those different procedures that i wish i never did any of it.
If you can take time off and not go out for a week at a time, then i would pursue TCA cross. It appears to be very effective and not as expensive as other treatments. I paid $100 for the session. Lasers can be ten times the price.
I hope it works out for you. Please keep is posted!

How long did it look worse after tca cross before it started looking better?

From what I've read, it varies differently for everyone. Some people see immediate results, some people see results after a couple months, some people don't see any results, and of course there's always the possibility of the scar worsening.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

<p>I too have a scar on my nose...right smack in the centre. I can&nbsp; not see your photo for some reason. I am truly devastaed about it. I was going to try needling, but decided against it...I am a chicken. I decided to go for a series of 5 fraxel restore treatments, just to spot treat.I have had fraxel restore for pore size with some success. I am not certain that the Fraxel Restore will&nbsp;improve&nbsp;the scar or not, so I am going to ask the Dr. to&nbsp;bump up the settings or do the Fraxel Repair.&nbsp;I have already had one treatment &nbsp;last week and am going to be going every 3 weeks. I will let you know if I have any success. I had enquired about filler but the dr. says it will not fill properly because of the pore in the centre of the scar. I am going to go to a dermal filler specialist for a second opinion. Waiting to see the results is seriously making me nuts.</p>
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<p>Also as a side note. I tried Dermaflage...it did not work on my shallow scar but I can see how it may work on a deeper pit scar. In order to camoflage this indented scar...I have been using Sudden Change Eye Serum...sounds insane, yes...but I have perfected putting the smallest little dot of it in the centre of the scar and it dries and fills it so I can cover it with concealer, it is the only thing that is working so I can face the world right now.</p>

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

<p>I too have a scar on my nose...right smack in the centre. I can&nbsp; not see your photo for some reason. I am truly devastaed about it. I was going to try needling, but decided against it...I am a chicken. I decided to go for a series of 5 fraxel restore treatments, just to spot treat.I have had fraxel restore for pore size with some success. I am not certain that the Fraxel Restore will&nbsp;improve&nbsp;the scar or not, so I am going to ask the Dr. to&nbsp;bump up the settings or do the Fraxel Repair.&nbsp;I have already had one treatment &nbsp;last week and am going to be going every 3 weeks. I will let you know if I have any success. I had enquired about filler but the dr. says it will not fill properly because of the pore in the centre of the scar. I am going to go to a dermal filler specialist for a second opinion. Waiting to see the results is seriously making me nuts.</p>
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<p>Also as a side note. I tried Dermaflage...it did not work on my shallow scar but I can see how it may work on a deeper pit scar. In order to camoflage this indented scar...I have been using Sudden Change Eye Serum...sounds insane, yes...but I have perfected putting the smallest little dot of it in the centre of the scar and it dries and fills it so I can cover it with concealer, it is the only thing that is working so I can face the world right now.</p>

 

I feel your pain. Nose scars totally suck and any sort of treatment on the nose makes me nervous. It sounds like your scar is fairly shallow so it could be superficial? Otherwise, fraxel restore might be the perfect treatment for you since it's not as deep. Good luck with the rest of your treatments, sending positive vibes! I'm really hoping to hear another successful nose scar story.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hi guys. I have this indented scar on my nose. I attached a pic but my phone cam is not that good to focus on the scar, but in person it is big and deep. Any suggestions? I am more on natural methods please. Thank you. 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

ham and cheese, i feel like you're very lucky to have that nose scar in that location because then u could jus totally pierce over it. I'd take ur scar over mine any day lol.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hey everyone. So, I had my TCA cross appointment scheduled in June with Dr. Dobry in San Diego. However, after consulting with her, she advised me to wait until summer is over due to my darker skin tone. I was a little disappointed knowing that I have to wait another 4 months to deal with this sucker. Mainly because I wanted to have this procedure done when I have more off time in the summer. Not to mention, I also got a freakin traffic ticket on the way back! (No front license plate on an interstate highway... WTF?) But she explained why I needed to wait and I trust she's looking out for my best interest otherwise she would have done the procedure that day. She also told me the nose is a little trickier but has definitely seen improvements and that the scar will look worse before it looks better. After walking out of her office, it gave me hope. My appointment scheduled for October. Will keep everyone updated.

 

 

As for my scar, it looks as though it has maybe gotten slightly shallower but slightly wider. Not even noticeable, as it looks bad either way, lol. 

 

This is what it looks like today.   

 

 

 

 

 

ham and cheese, i feel like you're very lucky to have that nose scar in that location because then u could jus totally pierce over it. I'd take ur scar over mine any day lol.

 

 

No way, man! I would take your scar waaaaay over mine! I don't even see why you're trippin on that scar, it's hardly noticeable... And I think piercing over the scar would just create more scar tissue. 

 

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:07 AM

Hey everyone. So, I had my TCA cross appointment scheduled in June with Dr. Dobry in San Diego. However, after consulting with her, she advised me to wait until summer is over due to my darker skin tone. I was a little disappointed knowing that I have to wait another 4 months to deal with this sucker. Mainly because I wanted to have this procedure done when I have more off time in the summer. Not to mention, I also got a freakin traffic ticket on the way back! (No front license plate on an interstate highway... WTF?) But she explained why I needed to wait and I trust she's looking out for my best interest otherwise she would have done the procedure that day. She also told me the nose is a little trickier but has definitely seen improvements and that the scar will look worse before it looks better. After walking out of her office, it gave me hope. My appointment scheduled for October. Will keep everyone updated.

 

 

As for my scar, it looks as though it has maybe gotten slightly shallower but slightly wider. Not even noticeable, as it looks bad either way, lol. 

 

This is what it looks like today.   

 

 

 

 

 

ham and cheese, i feel like you're very lucky to have that nose scar in that location because then u could jus totally pierce over it. I'd take ur scar over mine any day lol.

 

 

No way, man! I would take your scar waaaaay over mine! I don't even see why you're trippin on that scar, it's hardly noticeable... And I think piercing over the scar would just create more scar tissue. 

your scar doesnt even look bad. Like what others said, id gladly trade my scar scar over yours anytime. :P



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hi everyone. I just wanted to update my experience thus far. I just got back from my tca cross appointment. I was pretty nervous to say the least, but I did go through with it. It was a quick and relatively painless procedure, other than a slight sting for a few minutes. The scar frosted immediately with 100% tca. Again, she reminded me that the scar will look worse before it looks better, which is the one thing I'm trippin on... She gave me some stuff to put on the spot to help prevent redness/browness. Anyway, I am going to do everything in my power to keep the scab on as long as possible. I will upload a pic once the scab falls off.

 

 

 

Hey everyone. So, I had my TCA cross appointment scheduled in June with Dr. Dobry in San Diego. However, after consulting with her, she advised me to wait until summer is over due to my darker skin tone. I was a little disappointed knowing that I have to wait another 4 months to deal with this sucker. Mainly because I wanted to have this procedure done when I have more off time in the summer. Not to mention, I also got a freakin traffic ticket on the way back! (No front license plate on an interstate highway... WTF?) But she explained why I needed to wait and I trust she's looking out for my best interest otherwise she would have done the procedure that day. She also told me the nose is a little trickier but has definitely seen improvements and that the scar will look worse before it looks better. After walking out of her office, it gave me hope. My appointment scheduled for October. Will keep everyone updated.

 

 

As for my scar, it looks as though it has maybe gotten slightly shallower but slightly wider. Not even noticeable, as it looks bad either way, lol. 

 

This is what it looks like today.   

 

 

 

 

 

ham and cheese, i feel like you're very lucky to have that nose scar in that location because then u could jus totally pierce over it. I'd take ur scar over mine any day lol.

 

 

No way, man! I would take your scar waaaaay over mine! I don't even see why you're trippin on that scar, it's hardly noticeable... And I think piercing over the scar would just create more scar tissue. 

your scar doesnt even look bad. Like what others said, id gladly trade my scar scar over yours anytime. tongue.png

 

I appreciate the words of encouragement, man. But the scar looks worse in person, trust me lol



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 01:40 AM

Hi everyone! 

 

Well, tonight the scab fell off and I can report that my tca cross procedure was a success! The scar is completely gone!! Like wtf?!?! The scab formed on Wednesday (2 days after procedure) and fell off today (Sunday). I put both neosporin and this other stuff that the derm gave me, i think some type of sunblock, on the scar twice a day even when it scabbed. The one thing I noticed was that the scab was slightly raised, which was completely different than any other tca scab I've seen from pictures. The spot is pink but no dramatic redness/browness or worsening of the scar like I was expecting. I honestly cannot believe how much the hole has filled in, it's a miracle! I am so stoked! This is what the scar looks like post tca cross.  

 

 

 

 

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I wanted to create this thread and document my journey in hopes that I could help others who suffer from pitted scars on their nose. It was incredibly discouraging to read post after post that nose scars are untreatable. Add the fact that hardly anyone posted any pictures just made it even more frustrating... I've read numerous horror stories about tca cross on this site, but I can confidently say that this shit can work, even on the NOSE! There is hope for you fellow nose scar sufferers! However, I'm not advocating the use of tca cross for everyone, as obviously, everyone responds differently.

 

 

Lastly, I just wanted to add that there is a lot of conflicting information on here about tca cross procedures/post care, which is why I would NEVER advise you to do it on yourself. Don't risk scarring yourself even more just to save a few bucks, even if the process seems incredibly easy. Spend the extra money and go to an experienced dermatologists who actually knows wtf they're doing, please. If anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask anytime, although I might not be prompt with responses, I will eventually. Good luck to everyone out there, have a wonderful holiday, and go niners surprised.gif       


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

Glad to hear about your success! It looks like there was never anything there!



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 08:40 PM

Not trying to be a downer, but you might have to get more treatments after the inflammation goes completely away. What did your doc say?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:44 AM

Hi everyone! 

 

Well, tonight the scab fell off and I can report that my tca cross procedure was a success! The scar is completely gone!! Like wtf?!?! The scab formed on Wednesday (2 days after procedure) and fell off today (Sunday). I put both neosporin and this other stuff that the derm gave me, i think some type of sunblock, on the scar twice a day even when it scabbed. The one thing I noticed was that the scab was slightly raised, which was completely different than any other tca scab I've seen from pictures. The spot is pink but no dramatic redness/browness or worsening of the scar like I was expecting. I honestly cannot believe how much the hole has filled in, it's a miracle! I am so stoked! This is what the scar looks like post tca cross.  

 

 

 

 

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I wanted to create this thread and document my journey in hopes that I could help others who suffer from pitted scars on their nose. It was incredibly discouraging to read post after post that nose scars are untreatable. Add the fact that hardly anyone posted any pictures just made it even more frustrating... I've read numerous horror stories about tca cross on this site, but I can confidently say that this shit can work, even on the NOSE! There is hope for you fellow nose scar sufferers! However, I'm not advocating the use of tca cross for everyone, as obviously, everyone responds differently.

 

 

Lastly, I just wanted to add that there is a lot of conflicting information on here about tca cross procedures/post care, which is why I would NEVER advise you to do it on yourself. Don't risk scarring yourself even more just to save a few bucks, even if the process seems incredibly easy. Spend the extra money and go to an experienced dermatologists who actually knows wtf they're doing, please. If anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask anytime, although I might not be prompt with responses, I will eventually. Good luck to everyone out there, have a wonderful holiday, and go niners        

hi! I am so glad that the hole filled in! How is your scar doing now?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:48 AM

Hola everyone!
 
 
Just wanted to give a quick update on the scar. One day after the scab has fallen off it's looking great! The scar is pretty much level with the surrounding skin and everything seems to be healing wonderfully! The only thing left is a tiny little cut mark where the center of the scar was. The skin is still pink, which I expect to be for another week or so. I am continuing to put neosporin and sunscreen on it twice a day. My conclusion on the healing process of tca is that it is really no different than how I heal from regular scabs. Here is a before/after pic of the scar in the same exact bathroom: image.jpg
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Glad to hear about your success! It looks like there was never anything there!

 
Much appreciated!
 

Not trying to be a downer, but you might have to get more treatments after the inflammation goes completely away. What did your doc say?

 
No worries, but I honestly don't think its going to be necessary. My derm told me that it would fill in but it would look worse before it gets better. I was not expecting immediate results. I think I just got lucky...
 



Hi everyone! 
 
Well, tonight the scab fell off and I can report that my tca cross procedure was a success! The scar is completely gone!! Like wtf?!?! The scab formed on Wednesday (2 days after procedure) and fell off today (Sunday). I put both neosporin and this other stuff that the derm gave me, i think some type of sunblock, on the scar twice a day even when it scabbed. The one thing I noticed was that the scab was slightly raised, which was completely different than any other tca scab I've seen from pictures. The spot is pink but no dramatic redness/browness or worsening of the scar like I was expecting. I honestly cannot believe how much the hole has filled in, it's a miracle! I am so stoked! This is what the scar looks like post tca cross.  
 
 
 
 
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I wanted to create this thread and document my journey in hopes that I could help others who suffer from pitted scars on their nose. It was incredibly discouraging to read post after post that nose scars are untreatable. Add the fact that hardly anyone posted any pictures just made it even more frustrating... I've read numerous horror stories about tca cross on this site, but I can confidently say that this shit can work, even on the NOSE! There is hope for you fellow nose scar sufferers! However, I'm not advocating the use of tca cross for everyone, as obviously, everyone responds differently.
 
 
Lastly, I just wanted to add that there is a lot of conflicting information on here about tca cross procedures/post care, which is why I would NEVER advise you to do it on yourself. Don't risk scarring yourself even more just to save a few bucks, even if the process seems incredibly easy. Spend the extra money and go to an experienced dermatologists who actually knows wtf they're doing, please. If anyone has questions about anything, feel free to ask anytime, although I might not be prompt with responses, I will eventually. Good luck to everyone out there, have a wonderful holiday, and go niners        

hi! I am so glad that the hole filled in! How is your scar doing now?
 
Thank you, kindly!

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:24 PM

Hi ham and cheese. How is the scar going? Another user said that the scar is inflammed and might go away. Is it still filled in? Please keep us updated. Thank you! :)




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