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Is this a boxcar or pigmentation? (with pics)

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Timeline of pics is below, I know some of these pictures are rough, I was crying in a lot of them. 

 

anyways I had a pimple on my cheek that I first used hydrocolloid bandages on. It started out as a red area of skin, kinda painful I guess and progressed into a small red bump. At the time I had no skincare routine whatsoever so all I did was slap hydrocolloid bandages on it - it went down in size and turned skin colored within a couple of days. I left it like that for 3 weeks, and I couldn't take it anymore so I tried to spot treat with salicylic acid. I lost my patience unfortunately and popped it. Its been about a week since I popped it (I've been using hydrocolloid bandages sometimes over it to promote healing.) I'm not a skin picker, but, I do have body dysmorphia and I have a horrible fear of scars.  I have popped pimples before obviously, but they usually only turn red and if they have scarred, I dont notice it at all.

Now, whenever I take a picture of myself in certain lighting it looks like a hole, but in real life it looks flat... so I've been crying on and off trying to figure out what the hell is up because I cant decipher it at all. Do scars take time to form, thats another question I have I guess.  

 

Pics below from every possible angle I could think of, I have makeup on in some of these but not on my cheeks first picture is what I looked like when I first popped it.  500C0DAB-0D8E-43F6-AB3A-3FB11C61E5FD.jpeg.dbb516e04444dd437a7ada90549fbf38.jpeg23D92ADD-4243-4818-863F-27A9C917A1C3.jpeg.922d8176f89a7415f9d9e88bca5180a0.jpegDA4BB4AF-B386-4D29-99A8-BC1F4CE6995B.jpeg.c3b613e0195ff88e8cc0120275366d9d.jpeg28B2E2C1-646F-4E4D-BE7A-3EE0B7581F46.jpeg.72d55f88681ef998f6590ad5177feaa7.jpeg

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As you can see, it literally does and doesnt exist at the same time (I dont know how else to put it, but in certain lighting it looks like a boxcar or icepick) but  other times in natural lighting or flash it just looks flat. Is my camera just fucking with me? 

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38 minutes ago, pagophagia said:

As you can see, it literally does and doesnt exist at the same time (I dont know how else to put it, but in certain lighting it looks like a boxcar or icepick) but  other times in natural lighting or flash it just looks flat. Is my camera just fucking with me? 

It's a very shallow boxcar. Whenever the light bounces off the edge, the shadow is created and as a result you see the scar. You can resurface the skin with either erbium laser or light chemical peels like Jassner peel. But if I were you, I would just ignore it. It's hardly noticeable, if at all.

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