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What type of nose scars? / Treatment? (several pictures)

Hello everyone,

I know there are several posts about scars similar to mine, but I finally mustered up the courage to post my own pictures so you may see for yourself.

  • In high school (2016), I started to pierce pimples that appeared on my nose with a threading needle to pop them (I know, bad idea) and all of these scars took place
  • I have tried Scaraway silicone sheets and Mederma for a few months (started to break out)
  • As of two months ago, I am on Clindamycin Phosphate Gel 1%, Tretinoin Cream 0.05%, Benzoyl Peroxide 10% (topicals) as well as Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg (oral) which has cleared my acne. I haven't had a breakout since I started this treatment.
  • I have oily, tan/brown, hispanic/filipino-asian skin
  • I went to a place that did laser resurfacing and the doc said that my skin tone/ethnicity isn't suitable for laser (this place specialized in reconstructive plastic surgery, not acne scars)
  • From what I gather, these are hypertrophic raised scars (excess collagen / scar tissue) on my nose, but please let me know if I am wrong. What treatment(s) would be best for this type of scarring? Also, I live in Southern California if you can recommend any specialists in my area (I have been looking at Dr. Neda Mehr of Pure Dermatology in Newport Beach, CA).

 

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maybe these are not scars ..there are non healed acnes 

happens sometime with me also

go see a dermatologist .only he can tell what these are

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@CodeBloo Step one is to confirm what they are with a good Dermatologist consultation. IF scars...

Thank you for posting. I have helped many with this issue. Keloids Have them injected with dilute steriod by a dermatologist. Many derms will then resurface the nose with co2 laser and electrosurgery. That is concerning the silicone patches caused acne, ... sounds like a infection problem. 

Try the hypertrophic scar section under the scar treatments main sub, ... several cases like yours. 

Several Dr's can do this as it's a laser based treatment, Hollywood derms and plastics, UCLA dermatology dept, Dr Pimple Popper can also do this. Even some aesthetics derms near you. I would do a few consultations  after looking at their ratings and see who you like best.  

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Did you try Soolantra(ivermectin) for ur nose? I had the similar problem on one side and thinking that it might be demodecosis I started to use ivermectin, first just got the solution in the vet store, then the cream. It helped, I still use it from time to time. And I do not have Rosazea, not all the symptoms anyway. 

It does not look much like scars, more like deep acne.

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