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Best Treatment To Get Rid Of These Scars?!

Hi there everyone!

I used to have Acne in my teens although not bad, just a lot of pimples that would come up but not all at the same time. I took Isotretinoin 5 years ago and it helped clear the acne and now I only get the odd pimple here and there. However, these small pimples seems to have left a lot of very little ice pick scars on my cheek. What is the best treatment to get rid of it? These ice picks also still seem to be a little bit red in colour despite me being clear for around 5 years. Not sure also if I have open pores which are mixing in with the small ice picks to make it look worse than it actually is. Do let me know your thoughts!

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second image should show that there is. tried to take a picture in normal daylight to show this. wondering how to improve appearance of them as there are quite a few on my cheek.

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You have really minor icepick scars I heard of TCA CROSS by a dr. sam lam and It seems to do best for narrow icepicks which I do see a few of. I am planing to try that out soon.

But seriously dude your a good looking guy stop looking under a magnifying glass It took me time to find the scars you were talking about.

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Your scarring is so mild that treatments are unnecessary. If you're seeking perfection, you could try some make-up meant for scars like Dermaflage. I don't think there's anything wrong with your skin though, just be happy you didn't get anything worse.

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I agree with those above who said don't do anything. Your scars are really mild and it would be a shame to make them worse by trying to treat them. Not worth it in my opinion! Your skin looks great.

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thanks for the positive words guys! do you know what I can do to improve the colour to make it more aligned to the normal colour of the skin? they are still a little bit reddish in colour which you can see in the 3rd picture. 1st and 2nd picture unable to show it that well.

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When it comes to redmarks you have to wait them out. It has been 2 and a half years since I had crazy acne and now my remarks are still there but they diminished 70-80%

Trust me I tried EVERYTHING for red marks except for IPL lasers.

I even burned my face off 3 times with 25% tca peels and they were sitll there.

Time is the only cure for redmarks and mabey IPL.

Understand there is a potential for these icepicks that you can not see unless you are an inch away from the mirror to look worse if you chose treatment.

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for red marks you should try chemical peels,

When it comes to redmarks you have to wait them out. It has been 2 and a half years since I had crazy acne and now my remarks are still there but they diminished 70-80%

Trust me I tried EVERYTHING for red marks except for IPL lasers.

I even burned my face off 3 times with 25% tca peels and they were sitll there.

Time is the only cure for redmarks and mabey IPL.

Understand there is a potential for these icepicks that you can not see unless you are an inch away from the mirror to look worse if you chose treatment.

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well they were absolutely TERRIBLE after when I was on accutane and just after ( I will post pictures once I find them). I mean it was so bad that The red marks looked like acne and I never met a girl my first year of college that was genuinely interested in me.

NO NO NO chemical peels do not do anything because the redmarks are present because of the blood veins and capillaries are dilated and no exfoliation as far as I know will reduce dilated capillaries but it will help with post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

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well they were absolutely TERRIBLE after when I was on accutane and just after ( I will post pictures once I find them). I mean it was so bad that The red marks looked like acne and I never met a girl my first year of college that was genuinely interested in me.

NO NO NO chemical peels do not do anything because the redmarks are present because of the blood veins and capillaries are dilated and no exfoliation as far as I know will reduce dilated capillaries but it will help with post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

have you tried supplements to help those red marks?

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well i hear vitamin c for collagen boost but it can go any on the skin so its hard to tell but good to take in general

vitamin e also for elastin for skin i heard

omega 3s ?

probably more but these the common ones i hear about

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Vitamin C taken internally is great for red marks. So is lactic acid. Silk naturals sells a great gentle lactic acid toner and MUAC has lactic acid peels which are also very gentle. Vitamin E and omega 3 make me breakout...

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