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Can anyone tell me what kind of scars I have

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I've finally gotten my skin clear enough to start working on my scars. I was wondering if anyone could help me best identify the type of scars I have and what my best treatment would be for these kinds. Also any naturalistic approach would be very helpful, I don't have the money to do lots of treatments. Some of these pics are my scars under makeup and some are without 

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You got very mild rolling type scars with very little deficiency,this is good as maybe just a collagen promotion type of treatment might just make the scarrung fill out.so maybe rf microneedling,multiple treatments spread out 3 times,3 months healing inbetween?
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I've been treating my skin with rosehip oil and msm cream for about a month now and using diluted acv for 2 weeks. I've gotten a recent break out from stress and hormones but maybe from the acv as well? Do my scars look to be any different? I wanted to treat my skin with natural remedies before trying anything that would be more costly but it's hard to see change when I'm checking my skin constantly.

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15 hours ago, Lalaland17 said:

I've been treating my skin with rosehip oil and msm cream for about a month now and using diluted acv for 2 weeks. I've gotten a recent break out from stress and hormones but maybe from the acv as well? Do my scars look to be any different? I wanted to treat my skin with natural remedies before trying anything that would be more costly but it's hard to see change when I'm checking my skin constantly.


What is "acv"?

Anyway, Rosehip oil is good for discoloration like hyperpigmentation from acne breakout. It won't do much for scars though. MSM is good for, well, joints (for sure) but also for skin, hair, and nail because its main ingredient, sulfur, is a key component of collagen and keratin. Well, now you know.

Why don't you also add Mederma Scar Gel to the bucket list as well? It has 5% Allantoin, which is supposed to be very good for removing scar tissues. I would also suggest you use Dr. Christopher's Comfrey Ointment. Together, they work really well IMO.

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3 hours ago, Sirius Lee said:

What is "acv"?
 

apple cider vinegar. I treated my skin with mederma before but it gives me really small bumps and I don't know if it's an initial breakout but it freaks me out enough to stop. I also thought mederma wouldn't work on indents? 

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Question: i bought a glycolic acid peel kit from eBay 70% or something like that. Obviously I would never start off with this percentage but by diluting it and if I gradually build this up would it help with my type of scarring? Or would it make things worse? 

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2 hours ago, Lalaland17 said:

Question: i bought a glycolic acid peel kit from eBay 70% or something like that. Obviously I would never start off with this percentage but by diluting it and if I gradually build this up would it help with my type of scarring? Or would it make things worse? 


Post your question in the following thread. (Oh, that scary face? Don't worry, he won't bite. :smileys_n_people_20: )
 

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@Lalaland17 I honestly can not guarantee you it will make everything better but it's a good start (we all heal differently, different things work for different people). Water down your peel. do a test spot.  I would only treat the areas of concern and not the whole face. Look at the FAQ under the acid peel / tca section and follow this advice.

Glycolic is less harsh than TCA. Acne.org here even sells it but in a weaker concentration. Watch some Youtube videos as well. 

IT's a good trainer for TCA peels if you do decide to go that route later on. My fear is your pics look still broken out. Dermastamping would also help you. You can rotate them monthly.

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If I clear up my acne should I still only spot treat? Would tca be the best choice for the type of scarring I have. I know it's different for everyone but would the best results if any come from tca because glycolic is too mild?

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So I recently bought the derminator and am currently waiting for it to ship out to me. With my type of scarring would you recommend for me to alternate between this and peels? 

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@Lalaland17 Yes you can do this if you want to go the DIY / at home route. You will be doing more months of derminator than peels because of the down time with peels. Please read the peel guide - goto the faq top of the acne scar sub, then the peel section. Click the link for the mega guide. Make sure you prep your skin since it's ethnic for peels (3 weeks of tretinorin/ differin and hydroquinone aka skin bleaching cream with a one week break before peels to avoid Hyperpigmentation).

Your acne must be under control before peels or treatment or you could spread bacteria.

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the shallow rolling scar ...which is just a loss of collagen under skin and these scars are not real scar tissue ..these sre just a depression in skin 

you should just be happy that u got this type of scar rather than those real scarred tissue .boxcars and icepicks

anyway i think subcision help this type of scars

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@beautifulambition gotcha! Thank you so much for your help. Would working with 1.5mm be good? I do plan on clearing my skin before starting anything. 


@Anish004 I understand but it's all subjective. We're our harshest critic and I get that people have it worse but scarring, no matter how minor, is traumatizing. I'd be happier if I didnt have them at all so any little improvement I can make, I'll do! Thank you for your input, it does help put things into perspective. I'd get subcision done if I had money but I can't do I'm stuck with DIY and natural remedies. 

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Update on how my skin is doing. I've done a total of 5 microneedling sessions now. I started off at .75 and have made my way up to 2.00 on the derminator. I'm not sure if I see much of a difference besides Hyperpigmentaion?

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@Lalaland17 Your skin looks great definite improvement!!! Good job. At this point you will see micro improvements. Best to not just do derminator or dermastamping but also glycolic peels, alternating monthly. Results are slow to come by as your body heals. If you don't wish to do peels at home find a practitioner who treats your skin type often and is familiar at doing peels. They can do several peels on your.   

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