Hi there! Just joined a few minutes ago in order to ask you guys advice about my acne treatment. So I'm in my mid-20's and have had acne since I was 20. I still get pimples here and there, but I think most of pimples have stopped if I moisterize. I have a lot of scarring going on, mostly ice picks and red marks, and I'd like to do away with them with your help! Most of these were caused by popping cysts that formed, leaving a lot of red scars and coloration.
So here's what I'm doing right now.
Salycyclic 20% Gel Peel used twice every week
Max Strength Benzoyl Peroxide used three or four times a week at night
Scar Zone cream used recently once or twice a week
Generic face wash at night and in the morning
Generic face lotion applied for most of the day
While this treatment stops a lot of the acne from coming (though not always successful) I still have a lot of scars that have been bugging me.
I've looked into derma rolling and derma stamps, and after some research I've decided to try out derma stamps since they seem safer. It seems like with derma stamps I can target specific scars, which is good because I wouldn't want to accidentally pop any other acne causing an infection.
Tell me if this sound resonable:
A 2.0mm needle used once every two weeks (lightly, I really wanted 1.5mm but they were out).
Isopropyl Alcohol 99% diluted with warm water to disenfect the needle for 10 minutes before use.
Palmers Cocoa Butter used after needling and during the day to rebuild skin.
And the gel peel, benzoyl peroxide, scar zone, face wash and lotion used concurently.
Does that look good? Is there anything I should be concerned about or look into?
Thanks, any advice is much appreciated.