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What kind of treatment should I consider?

I've had acne for the past 3-4 years, and I made the mistake of picking at every zit that ever came up on my face.

I've attached some pictures of my face- It's only really in the cheek/jawline area that I'm concerned about. My forehead/Chin never got acne too bad. I am 20 years old.

I believe I have a lot of rolling scars and some icepicks, as well as a zit or two. I am less concerned with the acne that I am getting these days (as it's only a zit here and there) and more with the scarring that myh previous acne has given me. I am looking for any treatment possible to totally rid myself oteh scarring at any cost- though cheaper would obviously be better. Are there any products I could buy in a local store that would help me achieve smoother and less scarred skin or am i looking at surgical methods only?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you

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As far as surgical methods go, I live in southern california area, and if you are familiar with any doctors in this area names/prices/etc would be appreciated.

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I was wondering if the TCA Cross/Subscision would help me at all. I'm mostly bothered by how my skin looks in the sunlight as it seems to make the scars appear extra deep/pronounced, and being involved in intercollegiate athletics makes me outside for a good portion of the day during practice and whatnot.

What information can you give about the Fractional C02 laser? What is the cost and where can it be done?

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Try La Jolla cosmetic surgery center I'm going in for Fraxel Repair Dec. 21, When I went in for my consultation they said that they use subcision and punch as well as a number of different lasers. give them a try!

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Those scars don't look that deep at all. Unless u have enough money to dish out for lasers, i'd just let them fill in naturally over time. When it comes to shallow scars, don't be too hasty or else u might make the situation worse

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Those scars don't look that deep at all. Unless u have enough money to dish out for lasers, i'd just let them fill in naturally over time. When it comes to shallow scars, don't be too hasty or else u might make the situation worse

Too hasty? If he can afford fractional co2 laser why shouldnt he go for it? Not many things to go wrong.

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Those scars don't look that deep at all. Unless u have enough money to dish out for lasers, i'd just let them fill in naturally over time. When it comes to shallow scars, don't be too hasty or else u might make the situation worse

his scars look about like mine did. they may have been shallow, but i hated seeing them in bad lighting. it also made me constantly self conscious under harsh lighting. they also never healed on there own, and i'm 26 years old, 9-10 years post acne. i say get a treatment. i just had CO2 fractional resurfacing, and it looks really good so far. SO Excited!!!

the cost is also pretty reasonable if you shop around.

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Dude i have tried evrything from fraxel CO2 to skin peels USA to liposuction to micro-dermabrasion..

i guess Good results you can expect only from dermarollers also it is very cost effective dont know much abt TCA peels .... checkout this.dermarollers.hope this helps

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Jimmy,

Thought I'd post and give you some expertees as you start your journey towards better skin.

For you this is what I would do. You can take it or leave it.

First your scarring doesn't look too awful at all. I would start off with getting rid of the acne...do your best to keep clean...

I recommend tazorac in evenings (moisturize with oil-free like olay moisturizer in the beginnings) also use benzaclin followed by similar moisturizer with spf 15 in mornings...

Tazorac or Retin A should help reduce the acne to a point where your pimples are even smaller and less frequent...and may help with post pigmentation issues.

Then after that I would look into some procedures like laser, subcision, dermabrasion and see which is best for you and speak with a board certified dermatologist.

Do a lot of research...check out realself.com also...good website.

Good luck.

Yours don't look too deep...TCA cross and chemical peels may help...not sure.

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