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Will my acne scars ever fade away?

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So for a bit of context, the first two pics are of me before my microneedling session, and the last two are of me 1.5 months after my microneedling session. I know, crazy!! my skin has actually gotten worse because of microneedling. Is this normal???
I regret doing the treatment so much.

 will these new scars i have now ever fade away to a stage like it was before? 20180828_170602.jpg.b0741f3313f46e981ea973150f1f6513.jpg20180828_170430.jpg.83726b44dfcc3ca88ab30738c6c099a2.jpg20180828_170537.jpg.83b8ae98b5f70615bcba0269f03fa829.jpg20180828_170450.jpg.04dd32b470a444c36d3611d17e9372d1.jpg

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@jiraiya69 When someone uses the term fade away they mean hyperpigmentation and that can take a year for some people to heal from. I don't know that I would say your scars are worse. I do see PIE or redness due to wounding after treatment which is common in your skintype. I also see some inflamation. Have you been using differin/retin-a/tretinorin nightly and a konjac and albutin cream. Stop one week before treatments. Your skintype is prone to hyperpigment. Many do picosure laser for this or vascular laser like V-beam. The main issue I see with your skin is discoloration. Your scars are very minor and they could do 3-7%co2 laser at low density and the highest power to the scars. I would try that and picosure first and see the collagen stimulation that happens. Perhaps some light peels you can try Glycolic or Salicylic are ok for your skin type. We have a guide in the FAQ (top post of the scar sub) under peels, and a mega-post. 

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Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for the suggestion.

On 16/09/2018 at 3:21 PM, beautifulambition said:
@jiraiya69 When someone uses the term fade away they mean hyperpigmentation and that can take a year for some people to heal from. I don't know that I would say your scars are worse. I do see PIE or redness due to wounding after treatment which is common in your skintype. I also see some inflamation. Have you been using differin/retin-a/tretinorin nightly and a konjac and albutin cream. Stop one week before treatments. Your skintype is prone to hyperpigment. Many do picosure laser for this or vascular laser like V-beam. The main issue I see with your skin is discoloration. Your scars are very minor and they could do 3-7%co2 laser at low density and the highest power to the scars. I would try that and picosure first and see the collagen stimulation that happens. Perhaps some light peels you can try Glycolic or Salicylic are ok for your skin type. We have a guide in the FAQ (top post of the scar sub) under peels, and a mega-post. 

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I have acne scars on my face similar to what you have. Mine are clustered together running in a linear pattern above my facial hair on my left cheek. They are about 10 in total scattered randomly along the linear line. I also have 4 on my right cheek forming a bit of a circle. There are other smaller less noticeable pockmarks scattered around my cheeks, temples and forehead. 

The sad truth is your acne scars are here to stay. Mine improved a little with time. I feel they are less deep as the skin tries to remodel itself over the years. 

Your scars are not so bad, so I wouldn't try to treat them. It can make them a lot worse even if you consult with a highly recommended plastic surgeon or dermatologist. You have to learn to accept these scars. Best of luck.

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