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My (Severe) Acne Scars. I Really Don't Know What To Do.

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Alright... so I've been lurking on this board for quite some time and thought I would introduce myself. My name's Brian, I'm 25... Currently finishing up my undergrad degree, and have been suffering with acne/acne scars for about 10 years.

I really don't know HOW I got so many scars originally, as a kid I did not really have severe acne. However, I did have moderate acne, which I still have today (which is awesome). I've found that my skin scars really easily.

Almost 2 years ago, I got Total FX (deep and active FX). Prior to the procedure, I definitely had some red marks and of course scarring, but I actually feel my scars are much worse today than they were before the procedure. I didn't have as much scarring as I do today, especially near the temple/below the temple area. I do not blame the procedure, because it really is the fact that I still had active acne after the procedure and it made me breakout/I wasn't controlling the acne well. So, make sure acne is under control if you get a laser procedure! I also did dermarolling 3 times which the last time made it worse because there was a bent needle (again awesome)!

I just feel like I can't win with this. The more things I try, the WORSE it gets. :( I've been thinking about getting a new roller and continuing the treatment. Do you think multiple treatments would actually work? Also, I've called up the center I got the Total FX and they are wiling to give me a discount for a 2nd procedure. They recommended 2 procedures in the first place... I really want to do it, I'm just scared it will make it worse again.

Anyway, just here for advice/support :)

Best,

Brian

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I would take their offer of the discounted DeepFX, just make sure they turn it up. I believe 17.5 mj is about the maximum for DeepFX. You are looking at about 3 DeepFX treatments.

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Yup yup, I wouldn't worry too much about getting laser done. At least in the pictures your acne seems to be in pretty good control. You could ask for a prescription for some antibiotic

that you could use in case the treatment happens to break you out.. and remember not to pick pimples / peeling skin or anything if you get it done.

In my opinion you have a good looking face and the scarring you got doesn't stand out so don't worry too much about it.

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Thanks for the response and info guys. I'll probably take them up on their offer some time next year... I want to try a couple more derma roller treatments first. I'll definitely post pictures after the procedure. I was prescribed antibiotics recently (minocycline) but I totally decided not to take it after reading the forum entries on it! Ha.

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