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missamua

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
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In Topic: Acne Scars With Pics

Yesterday, 01:53 PM

I wouldnt bother with fillers at all. They're temporary and they will only help your deeper scars and not by much given the type of scarring you have. I'd really go for subcision, try to find someone who does that because it's soo much cheaper than having to get fillers repeatedly and the results are permanent.  Also, no scar treatment will get rid of the gray/shadow effect of scars that you have. In other words, you can level your scars but they will still have a slightly different tone than the rest of your skin, it won't look like the healthy skin you had prior to having acne. 


In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

13 September 2014 - 10:43 AM

I'm not sure you're understanding what I'm getting at. There are people who have Body Dysmorphic Disorder which has a disturbingly high rate of suicide. I wouldn't call these people vain, weak or foolish. You're right that there are people who go through horrible things and come out okay in the end, but when you throw depression into the picture..it doesn't discriminate no matter what problems you have. I've battled bi polar disorder for a very long time, and scarring has only made my depressive episodes worse. The main thing i'm getting at is not to tell someone to just suck it up in any given situation, because you simply cannot measure heartbreak. Many people who go through the impossible are those with the mental capability to do so. Others aren't so lucky. 

 

Also, scarring can most definitely distort the structure of your face to some extent. I have very prominent cheekbones (still do) but my scarring has completely distorted the contours of my cheekbones making my face shape look different. It really depends on the severity of the scarring.

I agree with most of what you said...but nobody "chooses" to have severe depression which is a serious mental illness that needs treatment. Telling someone it's all in their head isn't all that helpful. It's great that you can live with your scarring and aren't severely depressed over it, but many people are and it's important not to negate the feelings someone has over their scarring even if it differs from how you feel about yours. Most people on here aren't vain or shallow...they just want to look the way they used to.  On another note, if you are having suicidal thoughts, i'd definitely recommend seeing someone for it and getting help. 

Everybody knows someone who has whether acne or scars. Most people find scars even less visually disturbing than acne, frankly, since it's not something actively growing on your face. But even acne is such a normality nowadays that nobody cares. I see people with really bad skin issues everyday, it struck me recently how many people actually have whether acne or scars. Literally masses! Myself I have a nasty scarring myself, which i definitely dislike a lot and gonna soon try to treat with laser, but never thought of it as something that could put me down as much as my cystic acne used to. When the outside world doesn't care, it's all in your head and you should work with yourself instead of letting suicidal thoughts grow and nurture them. We can't give into destructive thoughts just because of an aesthetic flaw, it's just so unfair to all those people who die everyday for different reasons they couldn't choose, while all they wanted was to live. I know, you (talking in general), who is preoccupied with yourself and your image, couldn't care less about those people, but just think if it's really worth losing your life for not having a perfect complexion? Talk to a professional, get some treatments done, work with your inner critic, just stop caring about shallow things -  fight it. 

Well yea, if youre depressed already, only professional help will matter, but most people allow themselves to sink deeper and deeper into depression by acting like they have no control over their lives. It's always easiest to find a reason why you shouldn't get up and fight against what's making you unhappy, cause it actually takes a huge effort to do that. It's easy to just succumb and let the life chew and spit you out. But do you really want to be someone who everyone considers "just the weak link of the natural selection"? The truth is that there is always a way out, but usually that way demands more, than people are willing to give... We hear about people, who achieved something against all odds, who did the impossible and fixing your scars with the technology we have nowadays isnt even an impossibility. So whats there to sweat about? Having severe burn scars on your face might be troubling, but acne scars doesnt change who you are what are your facial features. Scars aren't disgusting. Scars are treatable. So be stubborn, dont look for reasons to not put effort and just let yourself get depressed. You beat acne, youll beat this too.

In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

13 September 2014 - 09:53 AM

I agree with most of what you said...but nobody "chooses" to have severe depression which is a serious mental illness that needs treatment. Telling someone it's all in their head isn't all that helpful. It's great that you can live with your scarring and aren't severely depressed over it, but many people are and it's important not to negate the feelings someone has over their scarring even if it differs from how you feel about yours. Most people on here aren't vain or shallow...they just want to look the way they used to.  On another note, if you are having suicidal thoughts, i'd definitely recommend seeing someone for it and getting help. 

Everybody knows someone who has whether acne or scars. Most people find scars even less visually disturbing than acne, frankly, since it's not something actively growing on your face. But even acne is such a normality nowadays that nobody cares. I see people with really bad skin issues everyday, it struck me recently how many people actually have whether acne or scars. Literally masses! Myself I have a nasty scarring myself, which i definitely dislike a lot and gonna soon try to treat with laser, but never thought of it as something that could put me down as much as my cystic acne used to. When the outside world doesn't care, it's all in your head and you should work with yourself instead of letting suicidal thoughts grow and nurture them. We can't give into destructive thoughts just because of an aesthetic flaw, it's just so unfair to all those people who die everyday for different reasons they couldn't choose, while all they wanted was to live. I know, you (talking in general), who is preoccupied with yourself and your image, couldn't care less about those people, but just think if it's really worth losing your life for not having a perfect complexion? Talk to a professional, get some treatments done, work with your inner critic, just stop caring about shallow things -  fight it. 


In Topic: Any Hope ?

11 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

It looks like you have rolling scars which can respond really well to subcision.

http://www.acne.org/...bcision-photos/

http://www.acne.org/...tments-ive-had/

 

here are two examples of members on here who had amazing results from this procedure. It works best if you combine it with the suction method.

I'm not surprised you didn't respond well to laser resurfacing as your scarring is more than likely tethered down, which is why subcision is great for these scars.

 

A couple perks of having subcision done is that it has fewer side effects than most other treatments and it's also fairly inexpensive compared to lasers.


In Topic: Does Anyone Know A Good Cream To Hide Acne Scars?

10 September 2014 - 12:49 PM

The bp and moisturizer from the regimen both contain sodium hyaluronate which plumps up your skin, that's why it works so well. I would just keep using these to keep your skin looking plump throughout the day. Most other creams that contain that ingredient and/or other skin plumping ingredients are outrageously overpriced.

 

You can try using a glycerin based cleanser to help further keep your skin looking plump and fresh. That helps make my scars look much less prominent.