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1487364700389-805568801.jpg1487364809436879689648.jpgHow bad are my scars?I have a few more in my left cheek but not as bad as this cheek.What can i.do to get rid of them or reduce at least 80% I only have had them for about 6 months and I'm already using retina  A. Also the light is this room makes them look somewhat better.they look different in different lighting. Edited by Lilc97
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These really aren't bad I see hyperpigmentation or Redness. The treatment for this is vascular laser or vbeam which dissolves the blood and closes the veins. These are wounds not scars. This will help fade these to skin color. If you press on them and they go away it's PIE and if they stay its PIH and you need to be using skin bleach or IPL . Please see more under the below faq in my signature, skin section, and pie and pih.

I see no pitting, so scar treatment is needed.

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I do not see scars and I am a scar specialist in the field. Please take a picture showing me the shadow they make, scars make shadows. With a flashlight. Otherwise they are hyperpigmentation and not scars, this is the section you posted in. I can move it to scars if they are pitted.

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Well I went to the dermatologist  already  and she said they were scars.Mostly boxcar and rolling.But I'll take some more pictures in different  lighting.

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Thanks you for sharing.

So this is a scar issue. I will move this post to the scar section. 

I see Those rolling scars on the upper cheek. I would do subcision and filler for that at the doctos office.

For the smaller ones you could do full cheek TCA peels and microneedle once a month by alternating at home or the doctors office / med spa.  I cannot tell from the pic if you have icepicks tca cross is the best treatment for this. 

For color issues V-beam is your best option (vascular laser) if you have PIE ( you can pres son them and they go away) for the red color to become skin color. IF you have pigmentation that always stays, you can use skin bleaching cream, ipl, photofacial, glycolic peels or tca will also fade them over time.

To recap Subcision with filler or with cupping / vacuum will help those higher cheeks scars. TCA peels will resurface the texture. Microneedling / dermastamping will induce collagen. Scars are never one and done they take a year or two to do the work on. Expect 50% improvement realistically with several treatments, maybe more.  

We do not advocate for laser resurfacing as there can be fat loss. 

You can earn about all these things in the faq below in my signature, sections microneedling, tca, and subcision.

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