Jump to content

Photo

They Call It Scar, I Call It Discoloration. Who's The Dumb@$$?

scar hyperpigmentation discoloration red mark

8 replies to this topic

#1 Sirius Lee

Sirius Lee

    Slurper

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 127
    Likes: 15
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined: 24-December 13

Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

It's happening everywhere. And I mean everywhere. On TV, on radio, on printed media, on the Internet, even on this very forum. People continue to call skin discoloration, or hyperpigmentation, acne scar. WTF? Serius Lee?

Obviously, their notion of what a scar is vastly differently from mine since an acne scar for me is a crater that's there for eternity, period. I can't help but chuckle when I read "oh, I had this terrible acne scar and it took me almost 3 months to heal." Is that so, Missy? I've had mine for over 10 years and there's no sign that it's getting any better.
There is no life without water. Use it to your advantage.

#2 Robertitoo

Robertitoo

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 527
    Likes: 65
About Me
  • Joined: 17-April 10

Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

It's happening everywhere. And I mean everywhere. On TV, on radio, on printed media, on the Internet, even on this very forum. People continue to call skin discoloration, or hyperpigmentation, acne scar. WTF? Serius Lee?

Obviously, their notion of what a scar is vastly differently from mine since an acne scar for me is a crater that's there for eternity, period. I can't help but chuckle when I read "oh, I had this terrible acne scar and it took me almost 3 months to heal." Is that so, Missy? I've had mine for over 10 years and there's no sign that it's getting any better.

Yea I know what you mean. And I am pretty sure they do it on purpose.. Tough I am shocked that you haven't been able to heal your pitted car after 10 years..



#3 Sirius Lee

Sirius Lee

    Slurper

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 127
    Likes: 15
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined: 24-December 13

Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

My point was that, without intervention, scars don't heal on their own.
There is no life without water. Use it to your advantage.

#4 blahblah82

blahblah82

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 527
    Likes: 122
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined: 18-September 12

Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Yeah, it's completely ridiculous.  I've been seeing this commercial for Clinique for some sort of bleaching cream, and they keep making the claim that it will "fade discoloration, even acne scars..."  I really just want to chuck something at the TV when I hear that.  The fact that even the moderators of this board are so ignorant to the difference that they lumped the red marks board into the scar board just shows how widespread this misconception is.  

 

It really just adds to this belief that people with scars are lazy and aren't taking of their skin, because lay people just think that rubbing some Clinique onto your skin will fade acne scars.  It must be true if a big company like Clinique has a product for it!!



#5 LeadingForce

LeadingForce

    Veteran Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1,195
    Likes: 86
About Me
  • Joined: 14-November 13

Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

its marketing i dont blame em



#6 Bonsai77

Bonsai77

    Member

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 224
    Likes: 24
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Meditation, My Bonsai trees
  • Joined: 21-December 13

Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:23 AM

Its so annoying, especially when you are looking online and see people moaning or telling you how you can get rid of them using things like lemon juice or whatever.

A scar is an indent on the skin, or even a permanent bump which wont heal. They may get better over time, but need to be treated.

A mark is the hyperpigmentation, which will heal.


どうも


#7 Sirius Lee

Sirius Lee

    Slurper

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 127
    Likes: 15
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined: 24-December 13

Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

These people who can't tell the difference between skin blotches (that's what they were called back in the good ol' days) and scars are only adding insult to injury to those who wear their scars every day like a badge of dishonor. Blech!
There is no life without water. Use it to your advantage.

#8 aurevoir771

aurevoir771

    Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 107
    Likes: 9
About Me
  • Joined: 13-January 14

Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

I completely understand your frustration. Red marks fade with time unless they are very deep in the dermis area. On the other hand, acne scars (indented scars) will never disappear with time unless you do something to stimulate regrowth, which is very difficult to do.

This is my third year battling against acne scar caused by cystic acne, but nothing is working. I would never trust/recommend other people to get laser treatments because they can actually worsen skin texture dramatically.



#9 .JacktheLad.

.JacktheLad.

    sex drugs and sausage rolls

  • Veteran Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1,605
    Likes: 33
About Me
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Joined: 24-August 09

Achievements

     

Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:01 AM

totally agree with OP on this. I find it very frustrating because its hard to really get a good picture of what treatments will work for 'true scars' not a red mark...

 

so annoying


My Regimen.. accutane

 

http://peterperfectm.../09/25/the-why/



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users