so he's not a derm or a ps, is he a nurse practioner? or a physician's assistant? I'd want to understand his background and experience sure.
I've had the erbium resurfacing, it did help, but the downtime was very rough, much worse than I thought...so you really need a minimum of 2 weeks off, minimum- but there was improvement, no doubt....I now do dermastamping on the remaining rolling scars, but the erbium smoothed things out, no doubt....but wowzer, what a long recovery
I had fraxels too, and I honestly think the 5 of those I had gave me as much % wise as the big erbium resurfacing, but each of those had a few days downtime...but honestly all up all in, I'd take the series of fraxels. personally
okay it looks like the temple areas are the worst part and yes you'll need to do something
if you can talk your parents into it, great, go talk to an experienced derm about the options
if not, you can do some things on your own, but you have to be educated first, I really like the owndoc.com site and did my own reading there before I started with the derma stamp...progress is slow but steady and CHEAP....but you need to be educated and an absolute nut about cleanliness
but I get it, it is depressing, so read up on options and get a plan, get started on something!
lemon juice and aloe won't help here
if you have money then go see a derm about options, lasers
if you don't then go to the owndoc.com forum and read up about dermarolling or derma stamping- or even needling....read up on everything, there are pictures on the site too
scars can be improved, for sure, but you need to cause controlled damage then let the skin heal and remodel collagen...but you need some controlled damage to the skin first
I've done the fraxels and the ablative erbium laser, and definitely got improvement, but you need to go to some doctor who has done it a lot- not some laser clinic.....and I'm getting continued improvement from derma stamping at home w/ a 1.5mm stamp every couple of weeks
you can make progress with or without much money, it takes time and patience, but get reading and get a plan and get going!
I am absolutely convinced that you can find anything on the internet, acne scar and acne cures
I've read this as well, it does take time- it makes sense completely, but I would combine it with another treatment, say TCA peels for the ice pick scarring?....you may see faster results
and of course what works for one may not work for you, but try it in combination with something else and let us know
I tend to listen to what is reported on this site more than other sites...that's just me
if you are an experienced user and you are keeping things sterile and are meticulous about cleaning your skin prior, then you proceed at your own risk....but you have to be CRAZY about things being sterile, and I'd toss the roller and get a new one each time you roll