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Update After A Month Of Dermastamping.. Any Other Suggestions As To What I Should Do

09 June 2013 - 02:12 AM

I got my 1.5mm and 0.5mm dermastamps in May.. In one week I stamped with the 0.5mm about three times. Then 3 weeks later I stamped once with the 1.5mm. I think it's too soon to see any real results, but I have definitely seen a difference. For one, my skin looks about 30% smoother under fluorescent lighting, the harshest lighting for my skin. I hope I can improve my scars further.


This is my left cheek (where i have the most/worst scars).. my right cheek is not as bad. I have mostly rolling scars and some icepicks.

What do you guys think? Should i continue? Also, i've thought about getting retin-a.. suggestions will be much appreciated!

Going To College With This Girl And...

05 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

I am freaking out. I met her over Twitter a few months ago and we found out we are going to be in the same class. The problem is she tells me I'm pretty but she only has my pictures to go by since we've never actually met each other. Of course, my skin looks flawless with makeup on in pictures (also thanks to the filters/edits).. I wouldn't say it's terrible now, but it's definitely not 'flawless'. I have blemishes and scars. A little makeup will cover them, sure, but my skin won't look as flawless as it looks in my pictures.


 I'm just really anxious, I wonder if she's going to change her perception of my looks once she sees me. My features are still the same but my skin isn't. I know it's stupid but I'm feeling super scared. I know I'm going to get a mini anxiety attack on the first day of school. It starts in 2 days.. When my acne/pigmentation was at its worst a 2 years ago I would skip school a lot and hang out in bathrooms/malls. I don't want it to happen anymore, I would cry everyday because my skin was so bad. :(

Why Do My Bigger/deeper Pimples Seem To Heal Better Than Some Of The Small Ones?

05 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

I've had some big cysts and pustules, deep under the skin, that have left NO scars or hyperpigmentation whatsoever. The whiteheads I get are small and they scab over, and they always leave dark little pinprick-sized spots of hyperpigmentation. I don't get it. For example, a few weeks ago I got a pustule on my left cheek. It seemed pretty deep, there was no head.. it hurt quite a bit. I left it alone for a few days and there still wasn't a head. 


I tried popping it, first blood came out, then loads of clear yellowish liquid, then a small yellow solid 'ball'.. sorry to be so gross lol. I kept pressing on it and squeezing it to get all the liquid and blood out. By this time it was a dark red and inflamed. I was afraid it was going to scar quite badly so I left it alone. I tried squeezing it again the next day and it was still oozing clear yellowish liquid. Then, the next day it scabbed over. Dark and crusty. About 2 days later I was getting pretty annoyed so I slowly pulled the scab off (I know this is bad but I was desperate) and I was very pleasantly surprised to find there was not a scar or hyperpigmented spot in sight underneath that scab! I don't know why this happens! I had a medium-sized cyst on my forehead as well that took a long time to go away but eventually did, with barely a trace. I'm quite confused. 

If Pih Is Supposedly Not Permanent And Just Marks, Why Do Some Of Them Linger For So Long?

18 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

I would like to know this. i've scoured the boards and google and i've yet to find a conclusive answer.. most say that PIH is temporary and the skin will return to its original colour, but i have brown marks on my face that are almost 4 years old. 4 years ago i also scraped my shins and got a chemical burn trying to treat them afterwards. the results of that were scabs that fell off and turned into brown marks which are still visible on my legs today. i don't get it. does dermal hyperpigmentation go away too if you manage to penetrate the skin and stimulate it, with skin needling or lasers, for example? i would really like some answers!