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missamua

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
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In Topic: Pitted Scarring

26 November 2014 - 09:50 PM

I also use dermaflage and it works well since it's silicone based, as are foundation primers. The silicone is what fills and and blurs the scars. :)

 

TCA cross should really only be used on actual ice pick scars. You could try having it done but I'd only try it on one scar first because that could make it much deeper.


In Topic: Pitted Scarring

26 November 2014 - 08:14 PM

These are scarred pores.  If they flatten/improve with manual stretching of the area, they can benefit from lasers/needling. But the risks out weigh the benefits in my opinion. Some people have issues with orange peel-like texture after having laser resurfacing done and since this is sort of what you have right now I wouldn't go for that. You could try the dermapen and see if that works for you, but likely won't see results for at least 8 months (using it every 6 weeks). Collagen takes time to build.

 

One big suggestion I have is to use a foundation primer to fill and and smooth over the texture. It makes a HUGE difference for these kinds of scars. You don't have to actually wear foundation over it, just the primer. No one will know you're wearing anything because it's 100% clear. If you still get acne though you may want to be careful because it can contribute to the formation of acne.


In Topic: Has Anyone Ever Heard This Before? - Laser Resurfacing In The Uk

26 November 2014 - 05:57 PM

C02 doesn't shave the area around the scar. C02 and other lasers all stimulate collagen, which makes your skin tighter, hence why it's primarily used for anti aging/wrinkles. The tightening effects makes your scars wider but shallower, if you stretch out your scars a little that's likely what your skin will look like after several resurfacing sessions. A lot of doctors don't explain how these collagen induction treatments work to their patients and that's why I think people come out disappointed. Many people think they literally plump up your scars but that is not the case. It tightens the skin, making scars less noticeable.. The scars don't fill up.


In Topic: Scarring The Day After Alcohol

26 November 2014 - 12:46 PM

Probably dehydration like the above poster said. I dont drink but it has happened to me when I am very dehydrated and my skin looks horrendous.


In Topic: Mr Matt And Rob X W/pics

26 November 2014 - 07:43 AM

No, but scars everywhere else. And I mean everywhere. I have very little healthy skin left.