I want a derm that is married to a plastic surgeon, lol! What an awesome deal!
My derm actually sent me to a plastic surgeon once before at my request. My derm is an opinionated lady - she was against my switching to Absorica, but she is also always one to listen to you, and let you try what you want if she thinks it can't hurt. So she told me the plastic surgeon wouldn't be able to help me, but I could go anyway. I did, and lo and behold, he said "I can't really help you". Their take is that the type of scars I have are best treated with lasers, but that the lasers cause skin lightening (apparently especially if you get a tan it is really noticeable), and in their opinion it is not worth it for the scarring I have.
It's a whole different boat now, though, so I might go again. It's also been ten years, so maybe all the new technology will wow me. But I doubt it. Ten years later and still back on Accutane, so nothing really changes.
BUT - Now for my happy moment!
Still no active acne. I discovered today that since I missed all those pills, my day 100 pill is now the 23rd, which is my son's fifth birthday. So we will be having a party anyway - and it will have so many awesome meanings! Beautiful perfect child, made it to day 100, and clear for a whole month by that point. SUPER yay.
Thanks for all the support, Jess and Meg. Jess I hope your back is hanging in there, and MEG - SO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR PROGRESS I AM ALL CAPS LOCKING OUT OVER HERE!
We are emerging like butterflies! Or something like that, anyway.
YEAH YEAH YEAH PROGRESS IS THE BOMB_DIGGIDY!
I have noticed a lot more scars, too. I mean... I haven't had an IB, but I am suddenly noticing scars that seem to have been hidden before. And ones that were small seem bigger, for some reason. nd of course the large ones seem humongous.
Meg, I'd never have thought about the Derm v. Plastic Surgeon thing, but it does make sense. My derm is married to a plastic surgeon, so now I am very curious about her take.
Here's the thing, after my IB - I thought I was DEFINITELY scarring. Weird pitted lines, little ones that look like permanent needle points, and rolling areas. When I asked my derm about it, he said that in fact - I have no 'new' scars. He said that dehydration makes old stuff look much worse, and stuff that was barely noticable now very noticeable. I am hoping that once my skin gets it's mojo back or the dryness becomes less pronounced, things will look better.