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Dermarolling Girl

Member Since 17 Jun 2011
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#3362390 Living Life As A Gay Person With Acne?

Posted by Dermarolling Girl on 28 June 2013 - 06:25 PM

 Gay, straight, bi, it doesn't matter. Acne affects us all the same way. My little sister is gay and just like me has the same issues. She doesn't give a Sh*t what people think of her. She has so many girlfriends, it's ridiculous. It never has held her back from getting what she wants and you should NOT let it hold you back.

Life is too short to worry about the small things.




#3362159 Physcological Affects Of Unrepairable Scars

Posted by Dermarolling Girl on 27 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

Firstly, I guess it's important to state that this is more of a way of getting it off my chest, as opposed to anything a shade more constructive - something I'm sure a lot of people can appreciate. You really can't put value on the strange comfort of both letting something ugly out of your mind, and having people understand it.

 

I never had a problem with acne. Literally, ever. I coasted through my teens, early 20's, without even a single spot or even blemish. But for some reason that all changed when I hit 24, I think mostly physcological, I was going through a really tough time and I developed this irrational, compulsive obsessive skin picking disorder. I abused my skin mercilessly for years, ironically in the quest to achieve perfection I ended up screwing up my looks because I could not stop squeezing, picking, inspecting, and so on.

 

Now I'm past that - at least, mostly - but I'm left with terrible skin - particularly and mostly on my nose, an area which is notoriously difficult to treat. My nose is like orange peel; bad and uneven texture, wrinkled, large pores, and several bad ice picks - and I can't stop killing myself over the fact that my skin was never that bad to begin with, it's like I threw away a winning lotto ticket! I wouldn't mind if it was anywhere else - forehead, cheeks, wherever - but the nose, the focus and epicentre of the face, just kills me. I hate it so much, I look in the mirror and it's like the rest of my face melts away into a blind spot and all I can see is my nose. I feel so indescribably hideous; almost worthless and certainly unworthy of attention from the opposite sex. I know I don't need to rationalize any of this given the target audience!

 

The nose is a notoriously difficult area to treat successfully, and while there are options, I simply can't afford ANY of them, save the DIY jobs like Dermarolling, Needling, Copper Peptides and so on. I've been trying them to date, with varying success, but I would give anything in the known world to just have the nose I used to have years ago back. This is actually consuming my life!

 

Anyway, if you've read this far, thanks, it's appreciated.

I know EXACTLY how you feel! I had gorgeous skin with no breakouts ever up until I was 29 and it was all downhill from there. I'm in my 30's now and still suffering from cystic acne. Luckily the cysts are small but I'm a picker. It has left scars on the area on both sides of my lips but that's not what bothers me. I picked at a cyst that was in my smile line and it left 2 icepicks which connect and looks like a line scar which looks like a wrinkle. Just like you, when I look in the mirror, everything melts on my face and all I see is that damn scar. It sucks, I know but I have gotten to that point where I am just plain exhausted about worrying about that stupid scar. In 20 years, my face will be full of wrinkles and I won't be able to tell where the hell that scar is.

Hey, have you ever used something like a pore minimizer on your nose? I bought one from Clinque (discontinued now) and it totally covered up my pores and some icepicks and makes my nose look so smooth and poreless. I only use it when I'm going to a party or reunion or something. Trying conserve since it has been discontinued but there are other brands. Just a thought. It might help make your nose look smooth. It blends with your skin so nobody can tell you are wearing that stuff.

Don't let this consume your life. In 30 years, you're going to look back and wish your nose looked as good as it looks now.




#3361393 Dermaroller - the biggest load of c**p I have ever experienced

Posted by Dermarolling Girl on 25 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

My icepick scars were small and deep. I am guessing they filled in nicely because they were small!?! I'm not sure.  I had one rolling scar that was as big as one of your scars but it filled in about 50% and it never improved after that until about 4 weeks ago when I used my dermaroller to "stamp" that spot. I positioned the needles over the hole and pushed downward. I looked at it the other day and I swear it has filled in some more but I need to wait a while longer to make sure it's real and not just in my head. lol

Also, my rolling scars aren't as deep. Mine are pretty shallow.




#3360363 Dermaroller - the biggest load of c**p I have ever experienced

Posted by Dermarolling Girl on 22 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

It has worked for me!!! I have been rolling at home for over 2 years and it has definitely helped my scars. No it won't completely get rid of them but the little ones (icepick) completely filled in (and I had tons and tons and tons of them) and my big one filled in by 50% AND it helps with my smile line wrinkles. No change in forehead wrinkles, one rolling scar and line scar though.

I know it takes about a year or 2 for scars to heal on their own but I saw results almost immediatly (after about 6-8 weeks of rolling). This is after the microswelling went down.

Also, since I am rolling at home and I don't do it often (once every 6-8 weeks), the needles on my roller are still nice and sharp and I haven't had to replace it yet. This is after 2 years of use. If you're using it all the time (like some people do which is a waste of time in my opinion...you need to give your skin time work its magic), then you will definitely have to replace the roller more often...probably like every couple of months or so.

 

Of course we need topicals for it to work. That is what it's all about...creating those little holes (to trick our body into thinking it's been damaged but it's alway a way for us to get those topicals deep inside of our skin) so that your skin and soak in all the topicals that will help your skin regenerate. If you don't use topicals, then you probably won't see results but if you don't create a way to get those topicals deep into your skin you won't see results.

 

Don't waste your money on professionals. Do it yourself at home and save some money.

 

Your right, it doesn't work for everybody. I wish we knew why. I've seen studies on dermarolling with pictures and even in the studies it  didn't work on everybody. It's too bad. Our bodies are different. We all heal differently.  Why is it that some people scar while others don't? I am one of those people who scars...my mother on the other hand, who also has cystic acne, has never scarred. Why is that? It's the same with the dermaroller. It helps some people and does nothing for others. :(



i understand where the person who started this topic is comming from. When dermarolling u go over healthy unscarred skin making u end up with aditional scarring. Also i think its a must to use dermarolling/stamping with LED'S!! i bet if eveyrone on here used LED'S in there routine there results would be completley different. Also please explain how individual needling is worse then dermarolling? it makes no sense since with individual needling u can focus on just the scars. I personally will never try dermarolling because it seems so stupid to me. I am leaning towards individual needling with LED'S and regular copper peptides not that ''super cp serum'' bullcrap. I myself probably have worse scarring then many ppl on here. icepcisk and box scars are worse then rolling scars i dont care what anyone says.I come on this site everyday to find answers, not for fun, only because I am a true acne scar sufferer and my life has changed complelety. Ill do anything in this world to have my skin back how it used to be!

I only roll on my damaged skin. Also, I read a ton of studies and every single one says that it works on icepick scars, boxcar but not rolling or line scars. I believe it too because it has helped improve my icepicks and boxcar but there has been absolutely no improvement on my line scar or rolling scar. :( I am considering trying the single needling for those scars to see if that helps. Kinda scared though...