the photos you see were taken in natural lighting aka the WORST lighting other than overhead lights that make my scars light up like it’s Christmas lol.
I suffer from the aftermath of severe cystic hormonal acne that I battled with for many years in my teens. Being the dumb invincible teenage that I was, I didn’t realize what my future face was going to look like by neglecting to get proper treatment and picking at my skin.
I am currently using topical clyndamycin and .1% topical tretinoin to keep my breakouts under control (for the most part).
I used to have severe red spots EVERYWHErE but in 2019 I did 6 Microneedling needling with the pen at a medspa and 6 neolaser treatments for active acne and red scarring(I will say this actually DID help with my active acne and red scarring as it is mostly gone now).
I think the microneedling made some of the scarring on my right cheek worse(the scarring nearest to my nose/mouth). I came to find out that microneedling is a TEMPORARY solution and Does not give permanent results. BUMMER and waste of money. If you have true acne scarring please beware of this scam.
rf Infiniti microneedling may actually give you more permanent results based off of some research I’ve done since it actually heats the tissue under your skin to restructure collagen fibers and the needles go deeper than a traditional microneedling pen or roller.
I will be doing a fully ablative co2 laser procedure to address the deep and shallow box car scarring on April 22 and my derm will choose what treatment will be best after reviewing the results.
the scarring has definitely taken a serious toll on my mental health to the point of being suicidal last year. Thankfully I am now on two antidepressants and seeing a therapist but I still am hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel.
I will be documenting my progress with each treatment
Edited by Lookingforimprovement01