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missamua

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2015 08:36 AM

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In Topic: Will These Indented Acne Scarring Get Better, I'm Only 16

06 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

Don't use a dermaroller, get a dermatstamp instead. Dermarollers are dangerous and can make scarring worse. Also, don't use retin-a while needling.

In Topic: Will These Indented Acne Scarring Get Better, I'm Only 16

03 July 2015 - 12:43 PM

The redness will fade, but the pitting is permanent unless you have scar revision treatment done. I can promise you that when the redness goes away the pits won't look nearly as bad.

In Topic: Is It Possible To Remove All/most Scarring?

15 May 2015 - 02:19 PM

Microdermabrasion is kind of joke to be honest. Subcision plus suction is your best bet, and then some kind of resurfacing treatment to really tighten and smooth any remaining texture. As others have said, it's possible to get 70% + improvement, but it's also important to keep your expectations realistic. I think subcision and suctioning would give you great results.

In Topic: 90 - 100% Results Could Be Achievable

09 May 2015 - 04:09 AM

It doesn't mean you can never have decent looking skin, it's just important to weigh the risk/benefit ratio of certain treatments. A lot of people on here have gotten amazing long-lasting results from combining different treatments like subcision/suctioning, micro needling, excision, chemical peels and occasionally lasers too. Lasers just happen to be the priciest option which Is why I'm not a big fan myself. With all of these treatments other than excision, scars are expected to worsen with age again due to collagen depletion but that doesn't mean they will be as bad as they were before. Usually scar tissue is broken up and remodeled following most treatments which, to my knowledge, is permanent. 

Focus first on treating your acne, though.
Have you been on Accutane or the regimen? Acne can be treated, so don't give up. It took me nine years to find something that finally worked for me and now I just have scarring to worry about.

Lucas89, on 08 May 2015 - 20:16, said:

 


 

Just to clarify my earlier post, the collagen induction produced from laser resurfacing IS permanent. The catch is,  lasers can't stop you from aging , so as the years go by you lose that newly formed collagen again and scars will resurface (although different than the way they were before). When I say that the results last X amount of years, I'm referring to how long it takes to lose that collagen again. If you have multiple sessions of a more ablative laser you'll have much longer lasting results. Again, great for anti- aging, but personally I think they're over hyped for most types of scarring especially considering how much they cost combined with the downtime and risks.


Well, this is just great to hear. I still have active acne and my skin has been destroyed from years of acne scars. I thought at least one day if I manage to clear up my active acne (doubtful, but I had hope at one point in time) I could get laser surgery or chemical peels to make my skin look good again. But I guess there really is no hope to look like a normal human being again. My active acne isn't going to clear up despite any treatments anyway so I guess I have nothing to worry about. Even though I've looked horrible from acne for so many years I'll never get used to looking like shit.


In Topic: 90 - 100% Results Could Be Achievable

08 May 2015 - 08:11 AM

Just to clarify my earlier post, the collagen induction produced from laser resurfacing IS permanent. The catch is,  lasers can't stop you from aging , so as the years go by you lose that newly formed collagen again and scars will resurface (although different than the way they were before). When I say that the results last X amount of years, I'm referring to how long it takes to lose that collagen again. If you have multiple sessions of a more ablative laser you'll have much longer lasting results. Again, great for anti- aging, but personally I think they're over hyped for most types of scarring especially considering how much they cost combined with the downtime and risks.