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my advice to you is to read reviews from real people who have gone to these doctors. see what others say about them. get a feel for how others had experiences with them. ask around perhaps. if a doctor has a lot of bad reviews for good reasons, then stay away from them.

a facial plastic surgeon, if you go to a good one, has first studied in head and necks surgery. they learned by reconstructing trauma patients. they arent dermatologists, so they can't tell you too much about acne, but they know their scars. alot of them make a living by repairing them. if you go to one, he/she might be able to help identify what is going on with your face, and give you some options to help you try to fix it. now, they probably wont give you a cream. they might recommend laser, dermabrasion, subcision, etc. but i think it would be good for you to get an opinion from someone who is not a dermatologist.

go to this website to find one:

http://www.aafprs.org/

also -- your insurance probably wont cover a consultation.

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Sorry if you feel that way. That was not our intent. You see, the distinction here is that Timehealsall is constantly posting question after question on daily basis to the point of obsession over an issue that doesn't seem to exist at a level he portrays. We welcome all posters to post pictures and I promise you that the feedback you receive will be honest and helpful. In this case, we all advise Timehealsall to get professional help as his issues seem much deeper than "acne scarring" and appear to be more psychological in nature. That type of obsession would not be healthy even for someone with severe scarring to be honest. I hope you can see the difference, Reeja.

rereading what I posted, I realized that I sounded a little self righteous lol. I was actually going to post in my original message that I did think that timehealsall posts too much on this subject, but I just wanted to post my indignant reply right away lol.

I guess I'm just frustrated when people make light of minor acne scars. My own scars are very, very minor, but for me they represent a reminder of years of battling acne (and the low self esteem that often comes with it).

Timehealsall: I think you are going to get better advice from dermatologists than you can get from people on the internet, if only because the derm can see your condition in person. So, if you are not satisfied with the solutions derms have presented you with so far, I would seek out other opinions.

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I agree with Reeja. You should really go get serious advice from dermatologists and cosmetologists...they're the ones who can examine your skin condition and offer you proper treatments. Good luck!

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Sorry if you feel that way. That was not our intent. You see, the distinction here is that Timehealsall is constantly posting question after question on daily basis to the point of obsession over an issue that doesn't seem to exist at a level he portrays. We welcome all posters to post pictures and I promise you that the feedback you receive will be honest and helpful. In this case, we all advise Timehealsall to get professional help as his issues seem much deeper than "acne scarring" and appear to be more psychological in nature. That type of obsession would not be healthy even for someone with severe scarring to be honest. I hope you can see the difference, Reeja.

rereading what I posted, I realized that I sounded a little self righteous lol. I was actually going to post in my original message that I did think that timehealsall posts too much on this subject, but I just wanted to post my indignant reply right away lol.

I guess I'm just frustrated when people make light of minor acne scars. My own scars are very, very minor, but for me they represent a reminder of years of battling acne (and the low self esteem that often comes with it).

Timehealsall: I think you are going to get better advice from dermatologists than you can get from people on the internet, if only because the derm can see your condition in person. So, if you are not satisfied with the solutions derms have presented you with so far, I would seek out other opinions.

reeja, would you say your scars are more minor than mine? Also waht type of scarring did you see me having?

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How can someone just ignore that large amount of people saying that he needs psychological help ?

I just don't get it.

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he has already gone to dermatologists and psychologists,

the consensus from them and the people online is unanimous

he may have OCD, maybe BDD, but bottom line is, he definitely has an anxiety disorder

the thing about anxiety disorders is this: no matter what other people say, the anxiety overpowers everything. only medication (and maybe some counseling) can make a difference. but to get the medication, he needs to accept that he has the illness and that he needs to take the medication. in the end, only he can help himself

this forum is his way of trying to find a means to relieve his stress

unfortunately, this means does not exist

it's like an anorexic person going on a weight loss forum constantly asking how to lose more fat in the cheeks, then arms, then legs.. finding flaws everywhere, while in reality, this person desperately needs to accept his/her condition and to go see a psychiatrist/psychologist and start treatment

anxiety disorders, along with other mental illnesses, are serious conditions that require medication intervention

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i agree that i do probably have ocd and bcd.

I have made an appointment with another counselor, but i think i might need to take the medicine route. i will research which medicine/pills dont cause breakouts and probably go that way...

i just hate my skin to death... :(

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good for you! ive been taking my medication for 1.5 years and it has made me worry a lot less, although my ocd is far from gone

i also get angry a lot less easily, and i'm a lot more calm.. it has definitely improved my life

you will not regret it if you choose to go this route

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i agree that i do probably have ocd and bcd.

I have made an appointment with another counselor, but i think i might need to take the medicine route. i will research which medicine/pills dont cause breakouts and probably go that way...

i just hate my skin to death... :(

This is great to hear! I really hope you get the help and realize that the problem is not your skin!

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no, my skin IS the problem.

Today i went to get a facial (at a really good place, reviews were great) they did not do any extractions or anything, but they did exofliate my face. The lady told me somethings really wrong with my skin. i asked her if it was dead skin and she said it is something else because the facial would have gotten rid of the dead skin... which it clearly did not. Here, i took some photos after the facial to show you guys.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2hsajh2.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/15gur2s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmg8lc.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1hv5zk.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ikbprc.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/29opogi.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/bfh005.jpg

im literally crying right now. I can't take it anymore, i don't know whats wrong with my skin. If the person who performed a facial on me told me something is seriously wrong with my skin, why would she lie? She did not offer any remedies for money, because she said she has no idea whats wrong with it...

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Btw, this is exactly what i see when i look in tinted car windows. This weird texture on my face.

Let me guess, its all in my head? Nothings wrong with my skin, its just a mental issue, right, right?

I am just "seeing" things, right?

:doh:

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Now I see what you mean.

Most people wouldn't worry about that and it's probably not visible in normal light.

But as we all know you're a special case :D

If that is really your problem and you want it to be gone so bad, then I would recommand ablative lasers or dermabrasion. I think this should work very well for those minimal imperfections.

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I think what u have is a minor papule case..papules are headless and they can cause this weird bumpy texture. Plus it's super zoomed in and harsh lighting so it'll look weird. I don't recommend lasers or anything of the sort . You don't have acne scarring!!

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wish you posted these pictures sooner

these bumps are not dead skin cells and definitely not acne scars

remember when i told you that what you thought was a 'scarred pore' on your nose was actually sebaceous hyperplasia? well, that 'wavyness' on your cheeks is also sebaceous hyperplasia, which are irregular-shaped bumps of enlarged oil glands

fortunately, these bumps ARE treatable and can be completely removed...

like i said before, the answer to your skin problems is the smoothbeam

find a clinic that does smoothbeam and get it over with

sebaceous hyperplasia is the result of your DNA, hormones, and skin, it is very common in older people, the extent of its effect is hereditary and there is currently no cure for it

the only thing that you can do is shrink the oil glands

every time you have a smoothbeam treatment, the laser destroys the oil glands and the bumps get smaller

however, the smoothbeam does not treat the root cause of why your oil glands grow so large (hormones, etc.)

therefore, even though your bumps will shrink, they will get bigger again, meaning that you will require repeat treatments to shrink them until they are unnoticeable (and even then, you will require maintenance treatments)

i have suspected that there is a correlation between my anxiety disorder and OCD with my sebaceous hyperplasia, it's too large of a coincidence that you also have an anxiety disorder and sebaceous hyperplasia. i suspect that our anxiety disorders cause stress and raise certain hormones in our bodies, which causes the abnormal increase in growth of the oil glands in our skin

even though we can clearly see that you do have something wrong with your skin, you obviously still have an anxiety disorder because any normal person would not be crying because they were told that there was something wrong with their skin

go to a dermatologist and suggest sebaceous hyperplasia to get it diagnosed properly

then go to a laser doctor who performs smoothbeam

but don't just put aside your psychologist appointment and getting the antidepressants now that you know that there is something wrong with your skin, because there is something still wrong with your mind

your mental problem is more important than your skin problem

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wish you posted these pictures sooner

these bumps are not dead skin cells and definitely not acne scars

remember when i told you that what you thought was a 'scarred pore' on your nose was actually sebaceous hyperplasia? well, that 'wavyness' on your cheeks is also sebaceous hyperplasia, which are irregular-shaped bumps of enlarged oil glands

fortunately, these bumps ARE treatable and can be completely removed...

like i said before, the answer to your skin problems is the smoothbeam

find a clinic that does smoothbeam and get it over with

sebaceous hyperplasia is the result of your DNA, hormones, and skin, it is very common in older people, the extent of its effect is hereditary and there is currently no cure for it

the only thing that you can do is shrink the oil glands

every time you have a smoothbeam treatment, the laser destroys the oil glands and the bumps get smaller

however, the smoothbeam does not treat the root cause of why your oil glands grow so large (hormones, etc.)

therefore, even though your bumps will shrink, they will get bigger again, meaning that you will require repeat treatments to shrink them until they are unnoticeable (and even then, you will require maintenance treatments)

i have suspected that there is a correlation between my anxiety disorder and OCD with my sebaceous hyperplasia, it's too large of a coincidence that you also have an anxiety disorder and sebaceous hyperplasia. i suspect that our anxiety disorders cause stress and raise certain hormones in our bodies, which causes the abnormal increase in growth of the oil glands in our skin

even though we can clearly see that you do have something wrong with your skin, you obviously still have an anxiety disorder because any normal person would not be crying because they were told that there was something wrong with their skin

go to a dermatologist and suggest sebaceous hyperplasia to get it diagnosed properly

then go to a laser doctor who performs smoothbeam

but don't just put aside your psychologist appointment and getting the antidepressants now that you know that there is something wrong with your skin, because there is something still wrong with your mind

your mental problem is more important than your skin problem

Huh? I posted pictures just like this earlier, and everyone was telling me i have FLAWLESS skin...

The thin that is awkward is that i have been to 4 derms already, and none of them suggested that i have sebacious hyperplasia... is that laser treatment you told me about COMPLETELY safe?

i will research on it

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im not sure how long i had these things.. because i never inspected my face in harsh lighting before... but i did notice my skin started looking worse as i started getting extreme stress and anxiety and after i got sebborheic dermatitis

wish you posted these pictures sooner

these bumps are not dead skin cells and definitely not acne scars

remember when i told you that what you thought was a 'scarred pore' on your nose was actually sebaceous hyperplasia? well, that 'wavyness' on your cheeks is also sebaceous hyperplasia, which are irregular-shaped bumps of enlarged oil glands

fortunately, these bumps ARE treatable and can be completely removed...

like i said before, the answer to your skin problems is the smoothbeam

find a clinic that does smoothbeam and get it over with

sebaceous hyperplasia is the result of your DNA, hormones, and skin, it is very common in older people, the extent of its effect is hereditary and there is currently no cure for it

the only thing that you can do is shrink the oil glands

every time you have a smoothbeam treatment, the laser destroys the oil glands and the bumps get smaller

however, the smoothbeam does not treat the root cause of why your oil glands grow so large (hormones, etc.)

therefore, even though your bumps will shrink, they will get bigger again, meaning that you will require repeat treatments to shrink them until they are unnoticeable (and even then, you will require maintenance treatments)

i have suspected that there is a correlation between my anxiety disorder and OCD with my sebaceous hyperplasia, it's too large of a coincidence that you also have an anxiety disorder and sebaceous hyperplasia. i suspect that our anxiety disorders cause stress and raise certain hormones in our bodies, which causes the abnormal increase in growth of the oil glands in our skin

even though we can clearly see that you do have something wrong with your skin, you obviously still have an anxiety disorder because any normal person would not be crying because they were told that there was something wrong with their skin

go to a dermatologist and suggest sebaceous hyperplasia to get it diagnosed properly

then go to a laser doctor who performs smoothbeam

but don't just put aside your psychologist appointment and getting the antidepressants now that you know that there is something wrong with your skin, because there is something still wrong with your mind

your mental problem is more important than your skin problem

how much percent did you improve your sebacious hyerplasia by?

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no, my skin IS the problem.

Today i went to get a facial (at a really good place, reviews were great) they did not do any extractions or anything, but they did exofliate my face. The lady told me somethings really wrong with my skin. i asked her if it was dead skin and she said it is something else because the facial would have gotten rid of the dead skin... which it clearly did not. Here, i took some photos after the facial to show you guys.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2hsajh2.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/15gur2s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmg8lc.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1hv5zk.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ikbprc.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/29opogi.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/bfh005.jpg

im literally crying right now. I can't take it anymore, i don't know whats wrong with my skin. If the person who performed a facial on me told me something is seriously wrong with my skin, why would she lie? She did not offer any remedies for money, because she said she has no idea whats wrong with it...

I've been reading your posts and looking at your pictures for a while now, and no, you are correct - your skin is not flawless.

It's also not the war zone you think it is.

You are an attractive guy with decent skin, nothing I would even note when looking at you. Honestly. I'm honest to a fault, believe this.

You have some inflammation and some clogged pores, no big hairy deal. If you are scrubbing or picking your skin, stop. Mild cleanser and a gentle salicylic acid toner would probably take care of most of it.

The most important thing you can do is accept yourself as an imperfect human, we all are. Even the ones that look flawless on the outside.

I have scars far more dramatic than the ones you've posted (and yes, I can see some scarring on you). I'm still an attractive female, doesn't stop me at all. I have scars all over my arms and legs from cutting when I was younger, still walk around nude.

You are what you are, living is bound to leave it's mark. Fuck the aestheticism, she's out to make money despite your perception of her innocence. Keep seeing that counselor and stay away from the mirror until you are able to look at the reflection objectively.

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no, my skin IS the problem.

Today i went to get a facial (at a really good place, reviews were great) they did not do any extractions or anything, but they did exofliate my face. The lady told me somethings really wrong with my skin. i asked her if it was dead skin and she said it is something else because the facial would have gotten rid of the dead skin... which it clearly did not. Here, i took some photos after the facial to show you guys.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2hsajh2.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/15gur2s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmg8lc.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1hv5zk.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ikbprc.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/29opogi.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/bfh005.jpg

im literally crying right now. I can't take it anymore, i don't know whats wrong with my skin. If the person who performed a facial on me told me something is seriously wrong with my skin, why would she lie? She did not offer any remedies for money, because she said she has no idea whats wrong with it...

I've been reading your posts and looking at your pictures for a while now, and no, you are correct - your skin is not flawless.

It's also not the war zone you think it is.

You are an attractive guy with decent skin, nothing I would even note when looking at you. Honestly. I'm honest to a fault, believe this.

You have some inflammation and some clogged pores, no big hairy deal. If you are scrubbing or picking your skin, stop. Mild cleanser and a gentle salicylic acid toner would probably take care of most of it.

The most important thing you can do is accept yourself as an imperfect human, we all are. Even the ones that look flawless on the outside.

I have scars far more dramatic than the ones you've posted (and yes, I can see some scarring on you). I'm still an attractive female, doesn't stop me at all. I have scars all over my arms and legs from cutting when I was younger, still walk around nude.

You are what you are, living is bound to leave it's mark. Fuck the aestheticism, she's out to make money despite your perception of her innocence. Keep seeing that counselor and stay away from the mirror until you are able to look at the reflection objectively.

thanks for the response. Sorry to sound rude, but if you have been following my posts as you suggest, you would know i never ever pick at my skin. EVER.

Which salycic acid toner do you suggest me to use? Any cool suggestions?

Do you only have scars on your body or even your face? TBH, i have a few scars on my back, and arms as well (got into a terrible car accident), and they never bother me. I think body scars are easier to cope with than facial scars mainly because you cannot hide the face, but you can hide the body.

One last thing, what type of scars do you see on me? thanks

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Another thing is, and this part really pisses me off is that whenever i talk to someone in college, if i am talking to them in an area where the lightings favorable (maybe inside a class room) they talk to me like a normal human being.

Outside in the sun whenever i am talking to someone, they take one look at my face, and i can see the horror in their eyes. Its no coincidence, every person i talk to gives me this look as if WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE? They barely even look into my eyes when i talk to them. This makes me feel like a worthless human being

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Another thing is, and this part really pisses me off is that whenever i talk to someone in college, if i am talking to them in an area where the lightings favorable (maybe inside a class room) they talk to me like a normal human being.

Outside in the sun whenever i am talking to someone, they take one look at my face, and i can see the horror in their eyes. Its no coincidence, every person i talk to gives me this look as if WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE? They barely even look into my eyes when i talk to them. This makes me feel like a worthless human being

What is wrong with the advice Brawn gave you? I don't understand why you don't follow what he suggested. It's in your head - people aren't acting differently towards you in favorable lighting. That's completely ridiculous. Everybody here keeps giving you advice to the best of their knowledge and you beg another series of questions. You're skin has a minor flaw. Minor. The largeness of this flaw is not reality, it's in your head. I see the "waviness" you're talking about but I only notice it because I'm looking for it. And it's still barely noticeable, even in your zoomed in photos. It's not disgusting, hideous, or worth crying over at all. Like everyone else has said - you really need more psychiatric help than skin help because without fixing what's wrong mentally you're going to keep finding flaws that are extremely minor and blowing them out of proportion. It's a vicious cycle. Fix the root of the issue. Best of luck.

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Another thing is, and this part really pisses me off is that whenever i talk to someone in college, if i am talking to them in an area where the lightings favorable (maybe inside a class room) they talk to me like a normal human being.

Outside in the sun whenever i am talking to someone, they take one look at my face, and i can see the horror in their eyes. Its no coincidence, every person i talk to gives me this look as if WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE? They barely even look into my eyes when i talk to them. This makes me feel like a worthless human being

What is wrong with the advice Brawn gave you? I don't understand why you don't follow what he suggested. It's in your head - people aren't acting differently towards you in favorable lighting. That's completely ridiculous. Everybody here keeps giving you advice to the best of their knowledge and you beg another series of questions. You're skin has a minor flaw. Minor. The largeness of this flaw is not reality, it's in your head. I see the "waviness" you're talking about but I only notice it because I'm looking for it. And it's still barely noticeable, even in your zoomed in photos. It's not disgusting, hideous, or worth crying over at all. Like everyone else has said - you really need more psychiatric help than skin help because without fixing what's wrong mentally you're going to keep finding flaws that are extremely minor and blowing them out of proportion. It's a vicious cycle. Fix the root of the issue. Best of luck.

the laser advice brawn gave me i will follow, but i want to research on it.

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no, my skin IS the problem.

Today i went to get a facial (at a really good place, reviews were great) they did not do any extractions or anything, but they did exofliate my face. The lady told me somethings really wrong with my skin. i asked her if it was dead skin and she said it is something else because the facial would have gotten rid of the dead skin... which it clearly did not. Here, i took some photos after the facial to show you guys.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2hsajh2.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/15gur2s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmg8lc.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1hv5zk.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ikbprc.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/29opogi.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/bfh005.jpg

im literally crying right now. I can't take it anymore, i don't know whats wrong with my skin. If the person who performed a facial on me told me something is seriously wrong with my skin, why would she lie? She did not offer any remedies for money, because she said she has no idea whats wrong with it...

I've been reading your posts and looking at your pictures for a while now, and no, you are correct - your skin is not flawless.

It's also not the war zone you think it is.

You are an attractive guy with decent skin, nothing I would even note when looking at you. Honestly. I'm honest to a fault, believe this.

You have some inflammation and some clogged pores, no big hairy deal. If you are scrubbing or picking your skin, stop. Mild cleanser and a gentle salicylic acid toner would probably take care of most of it.

The most important thing you can do is accept yourself as an imperfect human, we all are. Even the ones that look flawless on the outside.

I have scars far more dramatic than the ones you've posted (and yes, I can see some scarring on you). I'm still an attractive female, doesn't stop me at all. I have scars all over my arms and legs from cutting when I was younger, still walk around nude.

You are what you are, living is bound to leave it's mark. Fuck the aestheticism, she's out to make money despite your perception of her innocence. Keep seeing that counselor and stay away from the mirror until you are able to look at the reflection objectively.

thanks for the response. Sorry to sound rude, but if you have been following my posts as you suggest, you would know i never ever pick at my skin. EVER.

Which salycic acid toner do you suggest me to use? Any cool suggestions?

Do you only have scars on your body or even your face? TBH, i have a few scars on my back, and arms as well (got into a terrible car accident), and they never bother me. I think body scars are easier to cope with than facial scars mainly because you cannot hide the face, but you can hide the body.

One last thing, what type of scars do you see on me? thanks

Unfortunately people are often unwilling to accept their own behavior - like skin picking. They justify it as something else and aren't able to accept it for what it is. I did this for years, so...

http://www.drugstore.com/neutrogena-pore-r...?fromsrch=toner

This one has been around for years, it's surprising gentle for such an active formulation, several people on the forums use it. You can find it at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.

I have acne scars on my face, a few icepicks, mostly rolling scars though - mostly on my cheeks and jawline. I have the cutting scars on my arms and legs, they are more dramatic but I do care less about them, like you said. I know I have some scars on my back as well, but to be honest since I can't see it, I don't care :lol: Outta sight, outta mind.

I see some very mild rolling scars in the cheek area, but the majority of the texture you dislike looks like inflammation and a few clogged pores. Salicylic acid does address all the areas, but I urge you to use it without other treatments, and use it for at least 3 months before making any judgments about it.

I think you need to pick a route of treatment, use it consistently for an adequate period (like 3 months) and then address the situation again. Don't post about it, stare at it, or research for that time limit, be strict. When you view yourself critically after that time period has passed you'll be far more capable of making a realistic assessment.

It may sound hard, even unthinkable, but you can do it. Many of the people here, despite the responses you've gotten, have struggled with various skin obsessions. They are difficult no doubt, but they can be beaten.

Good luck!

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thanks for taking your time to respond to my thread.

I am really not being in denial when i say i do not pick my skin. I really do not. I am scared to pick my skin because i know it can really damage it. The only thing that i have ever done which i regret doing is using a washcloth to wash my face (i had a crapload of dead skin on my face). I know what you mean that skin-pickers are usually in denial... but i really do not pick at my skin.

Regarding the rolling scars, i think those are actually sebacious hyerplasia (like brawn said) because when i look at my face very closely, i do not see them as indents, but wavyness that is kind of raised? Its really hard to explain

I will give what you reccomended a shot, but i would have to get off the acne.org regimen first, i have been on it for 10 months, so i would have to ween off it so i can avoid a break out.

This is kind of off-topic, but what exactly constitutes skin picking? I asked my derm this and he told me that scratching,clawing,ripping,popping,pulling, and squeezing is what constitutes as skin picking and can cause permanent damage.

I than showed him areas of my face which had a crap load of dead skin, and i told him i am just leaving it there and it will fall off on its own, and he told me its not a good idea to do that and you should exfoliate it. I told him i did not want to do that, but he randomly just got wet napkin and rubbed the dead skin off of my face. This is what it looked like before he did this:

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ytqlfo.jpg (notice the dead skin on my mustache area and on my inner left cheek)

no, my skin IS the problem.

Today i went to get a facial (at a really good place, reviews were great) they did not do any extractions or anything, but they did exofliate my face. The lady told me somethings really wrong with my skin. i asked her if it was dead skin and she said it is something else because the facial would have gotten rid of the dead skin... which it clearly did not. Here, i took some photos after the facial to show you guys.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2hsajh2.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/15gur2s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2wmg8lc.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1hv5zk.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ikbprc.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/29opogi.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/bfh005.jpg

im literally crying right now. I can't take it anymore, i don't know whats wrong with my skin. If the person who performed a facial on me told me something is seriously wrong with my skin, why would she lie? She did not offer any remedies for money, because she said she has no idea whats wrong with it...

I've been reading your posts and looking at your pictures for a while now, and no, you are correct - your skin is not flawless.

It's also not the war zone you think it is.

You are an attractive guy with decent skin, nothing I would even note when looking at you. Honestly. I'm honest to a fault, believe this.

You have some inflammation and some clogged pores, no big hairy deal. If you are scrubbing or picking your skin, stop. Mild cleanser and a gentle salicylic acid toner would probably take care of most of it.

The most important thing you can do is accept yourself as an imperfect human, we all are. Even the ones that look flawless on the outside.

I have scars far more dramatic than the ones you've posted (and yes, I can see some scarring on you). I'm still an attractive female, doesn't stop me at all. I have scars all over my arms and legs from cutting when I was younger, still walk around nude.

You are what you are, living is bound to leave it's mark. Fuck the aestheticism, she's out to make money despite your perception of her innocence. Keep seeing that counselor and stay away from the mirror until you are able to look at the reflection objectively.

thanks for the response. Sorry to sound rude, but if you have been following my posts as you suggest, you would know i never ever pick at my skin. EVER.

Which salycic acid toner do you suggest me to use? Any cool suggestions?

Do you only have scars on your body or even your face? TBH, i have a few scars on my back, and arms as well (got into a terrible car accident), and they never bother me. I think body scars are easier to cope with than facial scars mainly because you cannot hide the face, but you can hide the body.

One last thing, what type of scars do you see on me? thanks

Unfortunately people are often unwilling to accept their own behavior - like skin picking. They justify it as something else and aren't able to accept it for what it is. I did this for years, so...

http://www.drugstore.com/neutrogena-pore-r...?fromsrch=toner

This one has been around for years, it's surprising gentle for such an active formulation, several people on the forums use it. You can find it at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.

I have acne scars on my face, a few icepicks, mostly rolling scars though - mostly on my cheeks and jawline. I have the cutting scars on my arms and legs, they are more dramatic but I do care less about them, like you said. I know I have some scars on my back as well, but to be honest since I can't see it, I don't care :lol: Outta sight, outta mind.

I see some very mild rolling scars in the cheek area, but the majority of the texture you dislike looks like inflammation and a few clogged pores. Salicylic acid does address all the areas, but I urge you to use it without other treatments, and use it for at least 3 months before making any judgments about it.

I think you need to pick a route of treatment, use it consistently for an adequate period (like 3 months) and then address the situation again. Don't post about it, stare at it, or research for that time limit, be strict. When you view yourself critically after that time period has passed you'll be far more capable of making a realistic assessment.

It may sound hard, even unthinkable, but you can do it. Many of the people here, despite the responses you've gotten, have struggled with various skin obsessions. They are difficult no doubt, but they can be beaten.

Good luck!

btw, did you get scars from picking at your skin, or because your acne was highly inflamed?

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other than having used a washcloth once or twice, this is how what i used to do (like 2 months ago) when i saw a lot of dead skin on my face:

(go to 58 seconds) i used to rub like this, except i don't push as hard as she does on the skin...

(go to 436) I used to massage dead skin off my face like that (when i can see the dead skin) but like i said, i don't push down as hard as they do, i barely push down at all.

Is this picking? (even if you have acne)?

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