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(WITH PICS) ice pick scars & boxcar scars treatment

Hi everyone!! I am 23 years old and I have been fighting against acne since 10. My acne stopped last year. However, I still have occasional breakout on jaw area during my period. My severe acne scars have put me in some dark stages in my life T_T. Therefore, I am hoping someone can advise me on my scars treatment. ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

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The doctor recommended 1) a combination of ResurFX laser and IPL laser and 2) subcision. I am suspicious whether 1) will help with my acne scars. Any thoughts? 
Subcision and TCA cross seem to be the best treatment for my acne scars. Anything else should I bear in mind? 

I am just a beginner in the scars treatment journey (it might take years), but I am definitely not giving up! 
To those who are reading this: You are so strong and brave to survive this experience. Let's fight together!!

 

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Welcome to the fight! Definitely don’t start with lasers. CROSS and subcision will be your best bet with your scarring. You might start with CROSS first before doing subcision, to see how you respond before investing more.

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Yes @superburritois right - DO NOT start with lasers. It may feel like it's working after a few sessions but it's just skin tightening and improved texture - your scars will return. Go full on subcision and TCA cross. You can go on to lasers to even things out later. 

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I'd for sure do CROSS (try phenol instead of TCA if possible since you're Asian). I see some rolling so a few subcision treatments would be good. If you have the money try sculptra with your subcisions. If not you can do chinese cupping. You can also try microneedling before considering lasers. Lasers would not work for the scars you have. Can consider a laser like erbium ablative or chemical peels once scars are leveled with the rest of the face for texture issues that CROSS can cause. 

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As others have stated, start with CROSS and sub first.  Lasers/energy devices last for resurfacing.

Before I did any research, I've gotten laser/RF first and did nothing for the actual scarring

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