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Acne scar near mouth

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image.thumb.jpg.a480da703ff510293d2ec38cimage.thumb.jpg.887f563a3d86d48e718a86b7I have this scar near my mouth and it looks more noticeable when i smile. It makes me very insecure about my appearance. I think i got it from deep acne, and my dumbAss thought it would be ok to scrub it real hard to get rid of it. Please help inform me whats the best steps to take to get rid of it :/ much appreciated. 

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That linear depression resembles of nasolabial fold. Subcision would help to free any tethering structure. Also, combine it with fillers for better results.
Do update us with your progress and all the best!

Regards,
scarredemon

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Thanks for replying! Will do, I'm getting set up with a appointment with a dermatologist to hopefully get a subcision. I Will post the results.

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I was thinking subcision too but I hear it works best if you suction the area too. I'm not familiar with the process so not going to give advice on that. Do a search on here...lots of info on here about subcision and suctioning.

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Ok everyone I just had my subcision today by dr Ramsey Marcus. He pushed lazer quite hard but I refused. He went ahead with the treatment right away. First he numbed the area nicely. Then he started the subscison. He went at different angles with the needle. I didn't hear any untethering sounds but that maby because he was talking. After the procedure he scrubed the area with some alcohol. I also barely had, if any, swelling. I appreciate everyones thoughts and comments. This is the picture about 4 hours after surgery. Same lighting I suppose. It cost a total of 150$ witch isn't to bad. And It took him less than 10 minutes. 

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Any replys will be very helpful. Also I will like to add I can see the tiny pin pricks scars were he inserted the needle idk if that's normal but there pretty small. I also think he used a regular syringe type needle... I'm a bit worried. Please help 

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Looks like you got great improvement in your scar! Congrats! If you need another subcision later on next time try adding suctioning at home. I think the tiny pin prick scars will heal and fade. It just takes some time and patience. I wouldn't worry too much about them. Maybe a smaller needle like a 23 or 24 gauge hypodermic needle would work equally well and make smaller entry marks. Applying retinoids like retin-a micro or tazorac would help speed the healing process. Dermastamping plus light TCA peels (10-15%) would also help blend if needed. 

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On January 3, 2016 at 8:06:14 PM, Ommmmmm said:

Looks like you got great improvement in your scar! Congrats! If you need another subcision later on next time try adding suctioning at home. I think the tiny pin prick scars will heal and fade. It just takes some time and patience. I wouldn't worry too much about them. Maybe a smaller needle like a 23 or 24 gauge hypodermic needle would work equally well and make smaller entry marks. Applying retinoids like retin-a micro or tazorac would help speed the healing process. Dermastamping plus light TCA peels (10-15%) would also help blend if needed. 

Thank you very much for the comforting words, I guess time will tell. I appreciate the the info and will definitely look into the retina micro 

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You need to do subcision with filler or it will re-tether as it has in your case. This is why we put filler in the pocket between the scar and the tethers or they reconnect. When the filler dissolves, collagen has replaced it in between.  If that is too expensive (it's the best method), you can do vacuum after subcision. The results are variable. Please see the below FAQ link in my signature and goto subcision for more info

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Thanks for the reply! Well what do I do now? Maby dermaroller? I feel as if i can fade the bottom part of the scar and leave the deeper part alone it won't look to bad. I don't want to get another subcision and it create more problems. 

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