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What Can I Do About These Scars? Help Please! PICS

These scars are about a year and a half old now. I think they are a mix of rolling, boxscar, and maybe icepick or scarred pores maybe? I dont know but they really really bother me and it annoys that they are getting in my way of achieving my goals. At this point I want imporve them some they at least look semi-normal.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/ricky3309/068-1.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/ricky3309/057.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/ricky3309/064.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/ricky3309/068.jpg

For some reason it looks much worse in person. Right now I would like to improve the surface, so I would like to know if that can be done with at home microdermabrasions or tca peels or if Im doomed for life :(

Help is much appreciated!

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Hi, I got some scars that look like yours. You might want to try a TCA Peel or TCA Cross.

TCA Cross would generally be for your box car and ice pick scars. You'll probably have to repeat the method several times though. You only apply it on your scar and not good tissue.

Check out the Rappaport study on TCA cross: http://www.cosmeticskin.com/skin-acne4.shtml

"The patient treatment data indicated that 27 of 33 pa­tients (82%) (the 65% TCA group) and 30 of 32 pa­tients (94%) (the 100% TCA group) experienced a good clinical response (Table 1). In the 65% TCA group, 15 of 15 patients (100%) who received more than six courses of treatment demonstrated good or excellent results, as did 2 of 5 patients (40%) who re­ceived treatment three times (Table 1 and Figure 3). Of interest is that all patients in the 100% TCA group who received five or six courses of treatment showed excellent results (Table 1 and Figure 4). Table 1 shows that the clinical effects of 100% TCA CROSS were better than those of 65% TCA CROSS."

TCA Peel can significantly reduce acne scars or remove shallow scars completely. It will be used for your whole face.

I wish you the best of luck. Acne scarring is a horrific thing to deal with. I understand your pain.

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thanks for the reply, I tried tca cross 100% before and I think I might have seen improvement in two of my scars but I also saw 1 small icepick actually expand so I want to try something less risky.

What tca peel % should I use first? should I start really light like 15% or would a 25-35-50% be ok?

Thanks

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ouh man you've very very mild scarring. i would kill everybody for your skin. i can't understand why tca cross didn't have work for your smooth scarring. i would try the 25% peel i think. thats the happy medium.

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start with 12.5 or 15% and do a peel every two weeks for few times and do layers. its better to do many peels and get better results than jumping on a big % once or twice. your chances are less with sides the more peels you do slowly but surely

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Ive got another question about tca peels.

I also have some rolling scars which are pretty mild and are pretty much smooth like normal skin and I was wondering if tca peels would help lift these scars up as well?

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^its probably the lighting or the camera because in person you can clearly see that my skin has a damaged rough appearance which can be distracting.

But I would really like to know whether tca peels could help with smooth rolling scars

thanks

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Hi,

your scarring looks just like mine, and to be honest I feel very lucky to have such mild scarring after years of bad acne..It still does bother me a little bit though, so I can kind of understand. Anyway, I've been using azelex for active acne (it's very gentle, and works by helping your skin to turn over more quickly than normal and it's also a mild antibacterial)...I feel that it's been helping to close some of my enlarged pores and seems to help scars heal faster...maybe it could help you too. good luck!

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