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Help with scar treatment

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I had been lucky enough to have clear skin since typical teenager spots in highschool, (I'm now 22) but start of this year I suffered some cystic acne for around 3 months before I got it under control, my dermatologist said I'm clear and need no further treatment. So I asked him if there was anything he could do about the scarring that occurred and he looked at me like I was crazy. He checked my skin for a few seconds closely then told me to treat with benzoyl peroxide...

I was wondering if anyone could advise me on what kind of scars I have and whether there is anything I can do to improve their appearance. I think what's worrying me the most is that I know my scarring is not severe, so if I go see a professional and they suggest something overly aggressive when it wasn't something I required well...I would like to avoid that and further damage to my skin. 

My plan is to visit a cosmetic dermatologist since my current one doesn't seem to have helped. 

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Thankyou for your reply kitsliv45!

Yes I didn't think so either haha. He was quite good for treating my skin problems but obviously doesn't specialise in cosmetic dermatology so I will seek out someone else for that. 

 

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On 10/15/2020 at 3:10 AM, Aurora97 said:

I was wondering if anyone could advise me on what kind of scars I have and whether there is anything I can do to improve their appearance.

You mostly have boxcar and shallow rolling scars. I suggest TCA for boxcar edges and Infini/Genius for rolling scars. What would be even better is to couple Sculptra and Infini/Genius together.

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@Sirius Lee thankyou very much for your detailed response.

Did a bit of research, there doesn't seem to be any dermatologists in my state that perform all these procedures, particularly infini/genius RF. I live in Sydney, Aus btw. Do you think it's worth travelling to see someone that does, or just hoping for the best with a practice in my area that is board certified and good at the procedures they do offer? 

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8 hours ago, Aurora97 said:

@Sirius Lee thankyou very much for your detailed response.

Did a bit of research, there doesn't seem to be any dermatologists in my state that perform all these procedures, particularly infini/genius RF. I live in Sydney, Aus btw. Do you think it's worth travelling to see someone that does, or just hoping for the best with a practice in my area that is board certified and good at the procedures they do offer? 

I searched on RealSelf for doctors in Sydney who perform Infini RF and got the following list. However, it would be prudent to call them separately to verify they in fact offer the service.

https://www.realself.com/drsearch?keyword=Infini RF&location=Sydney NSW, Australia&topic_id=1905477&range=30&location_src=geocoding&lat=-33.87&lng=151.21&bundle_id=202

 

If you can travel to Brisbane, you have the world-class Davin Lim. ;D Good luck.

 

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It seems like a some kind of mystery with bp...I am in Belgium and 2 dermatologists and 1 plastic surgeon offered in the past to treat the scars with benzoyl peroxide... using 10% 3-4 times a day.. so the skin would peel a lot.. well I tried it on one area which gave me a severe allergic reaction after 2 days..

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