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What can i do to get rid of scars apart from laser???

Hi all, I'm new to this so trying to figure out how to use it.............. A brief about me......... I'm 26, Female from UK and have suffered with acne for about 5 years.......5 years ago i got my first dose of acne which was horrific, used everything on the shelf then finally got put on roaccutane....that worked, got rid of it for a few years, then bam it came back .....it was horrendous, so sore, so red, so unfair! I'm sure you all know exactly the feeling! So luckily i got put back on roaccutane and (touch wood) fingers crossed it has gone! And better stay gone.....HOWEVER......i have double the amount of scars now, like little pot holes all over the place (just on my face)....so my dermatoligist sent me to the plastic surgeon on the NHS to get laser treatment.............i went for the consultaion, i was told i would never get rid of my scars but this CO2 laser MIGHT help......it would be over approx 2 years.....2 YEARS!!!! to get my scars gone!......apparently, i'd go into hospital, get the laser treatment, stay over night, then for the next 2 weeks i'd look like i had 3rd degree burns!!!! I would have to have 3-5 showers a day to keep my face clean.....THEN after the 2 weeks my face would be red raw, would not be allowed to use my mineral makeup to try hide the redness for at least a month.....but for the next 6 months it would remain bright red?! Like scorched, saw the pics.... then i'd have to repeat all that 2 more times!!!!!! I was told that the results might not be what i want and there are lots of complications.....so basically i wuld go through 2 years of that for it possibly to turn out worse or no better!!!!! Plus 50% of patients only do one treatment as they cant cope with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Physically and mentally i could not put myself through all that!!!! I am depressed enough about my scars (under makeup as well) never mind walking about like that for the next 2 years, it would destroy me completely. He said to me it depends how bad you want rid of your scars!!!!!!! I was like WHAT, you have NO idea!!!!!! Acne is not our fault, it's horrendous and for people that have been lucky enough not to go through it they just dont understand!!!!!! It makes me so sad.....why!!! So, i came on here to speak to you guys, that know exactly how i feel!!! Please help! I cant go through with that CO2 treatment.....is the anything else apart from a face transplant that could help get rid??? Has anyone tried the dermaroller???? I'd appreciate your comments alot!!!!!! xxx

sickofthescars

sickofthescars

07/28/2010

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07/28/2010

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