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In Topic: Does Retin-A Permanently Diminish The Appearance Of Pitted Acne Scars?

07 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

no retin a doesnt get rid of pitted acne scars


Well I've heard from other users on here/other websites that Retin-A is a collagen boosting product, it will apparently tighten/plump the skin and diminish the look of pitted acne scars.

In Topic: Wondering If This Article's Treatments Actually Work?

07 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

No, it will not work. Pitted scars are the result of a dermal injury, and DIY masks and exfoliants (or store bought for that matter) only work on the surface of the skin. I would look into Dermapen as that is a home treatment that can provide some results if used correctly. As far as collagen boosting products, Retin-A is a good option and that can ever so slightly help to tighten the skin after consistent use, but it takes at least 6 weeks to see results. It will also help to prevent acne.


Sorry for the late response, but two questions - 1) Do you know if Retin-A will permanently diminish the appearance of pitted acne scars, or only while you're using it?


2) If my skin is almost clear from The Regimen, will switching to Retin-A still give me that initial it-gets-worse-before-it-gets-better break-out? I'm basically clear at this point, but I'm still very acne-prone, since skipping The Regimen more than once will break me out.


I've made a new post about this if you want to check it out: http://www.acne.org/...a-break-me-out/

In Topic: Has Anyone Used These Make-Up Products To Conceal Pitted Acne Scars?

07 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

If you have any deep scars..Dermaflage. Seriously, stuff is AMAZING. It's a topical filler that gives the illusion of smooth skin, the only downside to it is the scar can't be too wide (anymore than an inch and a half) or it won't move well with facial expressions. I use it on my two deepest scars and it instantly transforms my face.


 To be honest, though, I find it really difficult to apply any foundation other than airbrush for moderate-severe scarring. Even if you can get it to look perfect, after a few hours it tends to not look so good...cream based foundation just sinks in too easily even with a primer (my experience anyway). Airbrush makeup is the only thing I can consistently get to look good and last all day and actually look like my own skin. 


I've tried Enkore's tips and my skin looked great for about two hours before it started to look cakey and unnatural. Although the salmon concealer really does work well to neutralize the shadow of the scars, it just didn't hold up for me.


I've looked into Dermaflage and apparently it comes in a very small tube and isn't all that useful if you have a handful of scars like me because it'll run out so fast. :/


Have you tried the Ben Nye Tattoo Cover Enkore suggests? It looks awesome in his video but I don't know how I feel about wearing what's basically stage makeup everyday.

In Topic: Has Anyone Used These Make-Up Products To Conceal Pitted Acne Scars?

06 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

When I first came across your post, I was going to move it over to the scars and red marks thread. Since so much of your post is concerning makeup I will leave it here.

It might be worth you posting over in that area and see what their success is with coverage. Not everyone over there is doing laser treatments and chemical peels. Some are using products. So it might be wise to ask over there. You might get more success. I'm thinking not many posters from that thread come into the cosmetic thread. smile.png

Just an idea.


I was thinking of posting it there but thought it may have more success over here. But thanks, I'll post this over there as well! 

In Topic: Wondering If This Article's Treatments Actually Work?

15 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Umm from all that I've read, this does not sound like something that would get rid of scars. Collagen cream could possibly help soften some scars but I personally just don't think it will completely diminish scars. Papaya does have good enzymes in It for the skin and is very moisturizing & soothing on the skin, especially cold papaya from fridge applied to face during hot summer day's, but again I highly doubt this will remove scars but I'm sure it will soften your overall complexion.

If you have shallow acne scars try a dermapen or roller at home and use some collagen inducing topicals afterwards like a vitamin c serum. Over time this should help your scars.


Thank you!! I've seen you in the scar forums quite a bit recently, do you think you could tell me some more of what you've found out from your scar treatment research? You can private message me if you want or just answer here. :) I think I'll be posting some pics to help determine whether or not my scars are considered shallow.