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aFantastic

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#3424498 What Scars Are These? :c (Pics)

Posted by aFantastic on 05 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

I lurk around these forums often and have never created an account. It's like 3am and I decided to just do it.

 

I don't know if it's just hyper-pigmentation or some sort of scar? That was from cystic acne (curse dairy products)

 

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The other side of my face I can tolerate for now but this is not cool. 

 

I'm currently dermarolling with 0.5mm w/ vitamin c 

 

Also, I press down on it and it instantly fades before appearing again. Does this mean anything? 


SmokeyB

Welcome to the community. 

When you press down on your skin you push the blood out of that area causing the pinkish colour to fade and when the blood returns to the area the colour returns. Its normal. Push down on your finger nail and you will notice the same effect.

With regards to the dermaroller Ive read that using anything under 1mm is pretty pointless for scarring. 0.5mm would be used to only freshen the skin of someone who has no scarring at all. I would recommend buying anything from 1mm to 1.5mm to start seeing results.

With that said there is discussion that the roller causes trench like cuts as opposed to the collum cuts that you would like to have. Maybe look into the stamper. Also please allow ample time between rolling (4/6 weeks) for the skin to heal properly. Heres a little video to show what I mean.



Vitamin C is great for collagen production but as this is an acidic topical this may be contributing to the redness and you should look into taking this vitamin as a oral supplement of at least 1000mg vit c.

I would look into copper peptides as a new topical treatment.

Good luck!
 




#3424489 Need Advice On Scarring Type/treatment

Posted by aFantastic on 05 April 2014 - 09:00 AM

I would be careful from using anything like laser, dermabration or chemical peels. Instead please look into less invasive options such as needling, subsicion and dermarolling/stamping.




#3424292 ATTENTION: To those that have used or are using a dermaroller/ dermastamp.

Posted by aFantastic on 04 April 2014 - 04:39 AM

bump



Hi marcosctb,

I have read this and have been very interested in this method of treatment. It does seem like an old thread so I made a new one with all the same questions to hopefully get a 2014 update from results long term.

Heres the link : http://www.acne.org/...llerpen-advice/

Lets hope we can get some questions answered. :)

aFantatastic