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Anyone With Fraxel Restore/ Repair Experience?

05 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

I have a consultation at a med spa to discuss treatment options for my skin. I have some red marks and slightly indented scars on my chin and an ice pick scar between my right cheek and jawline. But mostly I want to treat the large pores on my cheeks, nose, forehead, around my nose, and above my lip. I initially set up the appointment to discuss the restore, but I'm wondering if the repair would be better as it is more aggressive?

Any advice/ experience?

I might post some pics.

Acne/ Skin Conditions Tumblr Blog

30 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

Hi guys,

So I haven't been on here in a while due to some personal struggles apart from my skin, but I wanted to know if you guys would be interested in something like this. I already have a personal tumblr that is mostly focused on my eating disorder/ self harm recovery and body image, but I thought I might start a tumblr focused primarily on skin afflictions, including acne, in which people can submit pictures and stories about their skin struggles. Hopefully it would be a supportive and inspirational space, while also letting people voice how difficult it can be to live with these conditions. Let me know!

Afraid To Go Away To College... Because Of My Skin...

17 July 2013 - 10:59 PM

Because I will be going into my senior year of high school, I have been thinking about college a lot. I have also been thinking about my skin. Currently, I don't leave the house without makeup on, EVER. I don't even usually walk around my house without it on. It's the first thing I do in the morning: brush teeth, wash face, and put on my makeup. I absolutely HATE how I look without it, because my skin is so ugly. So how am I supposed to go away and live in a dorm and share a bathroom with a bunch of people? My stomach hurts just thinking about people seeing how bad my skin is. I don't know why, but if I had acne, but I didn't have huge pores all over my face, I don't think I'd feel the same way. It really bothers me that my flawed skin controls my life so friggin' much. Most of the time I think I'll probably go to the university close to my home so I don't have to live in a dorm. It sucks, because I want the college experience and to be able to get away from home, but I feel sooo insecure. I know a lot of people will probably think this is stupid and shallow, but this is the way I feel.


Does anyone have any advice/ similar experiences?


Looking At Old Pictures Of My Skin, Shocked At How Bad My Skin Was! (Pics In Gallery)

28 June 2013 - 09:55 PM

So I was looking at an old post, one of the first I ever made on this website, and I put up pictures of my skin. I was shocked at how much worse my skin was than I remember. It just makes me grateful to know that my skin has gotten so much better. Sometimes I forgot how bad my skin was and how low my self-esteem was that I take the state of my skin now for granted. Even though my skin is still very imperfect, I am very thankful for how much better my skin is now. I just thought I'd share something more positive with you guys because I tend to post a lot of depressing things on here. For some reason I couldn't upload the pictures I just took of my skin, but I put them in my gallery, titled "Updated Photos." And here is the link to the post with the pics of when my skin was really bad: http://www.acne.org/...-pics-included/

Feeling So Ugly/ Nose Job

26 May 2013 - 11:21 PM

Ugh, I've felt so down on myself lately. I feel so ugly all the time, and it's not just my skin that's bothering me. I hate pretty much everything about the way I look. My nose is HUGE and bulbous and it's crooked, and I really want to get a nose job, but it's so expensive, and I'm worried about what effect it would have on my skin. Even my mom and one of my friends thinks I need a nose job, and my sister's boyfriend likes to make subtle comments about how huge and ugly my nose is. Plus, my face is really asymmetrical, to the point that it's really obvious. I had juvenile arthritis that caused jaw problems, and it's caused my face to develop kind of weird, so my face is kind of crooked. One side of my face is bigger than the other, and my right eye is smaller than my left and is kind of lazy. My eyebrows are too thin and low-set. My eyes are too small, and I look disgusting without makeup. My lips are too small. My thighs are ginormous, and I'm super flabby. I went from 130 lbs at 5'7 to 105, and now I have no muscle. I have stretch marks. My breasts are too small, and they too are very different sizes (sorry). I'm even insecure about my freaking labia!! (Sorry again). I just don't know what to do. I went through a really tough time in November, and I'm afraid all of the progress I've made is going down the drain. I made a suicide attempt in November and was sent to a psychiatric hospital to be treated for depression and self-harm. My therapist there said she had never seen a patient which such severe/so many cuts. I have to wear long sleeves all of the time because my scars are so bad. I just really hate myself. Sorry to rant, and for sharing such personal information, but I really, really need support right now.