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need advice + opinions for orange peel skin texture.

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Hi Guys.

Long story short, I did microneedling at home at a depth of 1.5mm around June of 2018 only on my left side of my face. After that one treatment, I was left with an orange peel like skin texture.  Although it may be hard to perfectly spot out, even after nearly 2 years later I can assure you that the skin texture is considerably worse and there is also loss of elasticity, enlarged pores and microneedling dot/track marks etc. The left side of my face is considerably different in texture to the right side. 

No matter what topicals I apply such as retinol , Vitamin C serum , emu oil etc , nothing has changed in terms of the orange peel and pore size which makes me come to the conclusion that it is due to a loss of elasticity from microneedling. I was wondering if there are any treatments such as Lasers or Chemical peels that can help with elasticity and general texture which can help orange peel. The lower the risk the better to start off with.


Thank you.

 

 

 

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Not yet , I've been busy with work so I haven't got around to it. Any suggestions? The doctor suggested Fraxel Laser on top of V Beam laser for my hyperpigmentation. I'm not sure how effective C02 Fraxel laser will be though, might give it a try and see.

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Laser could be interesting. I haven't looked into "orange peel" skin specifically, but lasers are the go-to procedure usually for most things. Whatever you do, let us know how it goes please. 

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Laser could be interesting. I haven't looked into "orange peel" skin specifically, but lasers are the go-to procedure usually for most things. Whatever you do, let us know how it goes please

- There's always an element of fear that goes into these treatments, especially since my microneedling treatment had complications which actually led to the orange peel skin texture. Hard to bite the bullet, but if I did end up opting for treatment, I think i'd go moderate first to see how my skin reacts and how much it can tolerate etc. Nothing worse than literally playing russian roulette with your face.

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I had a similar problem with microneedling where it left orange peel texture and crepy skin texture and made my skin look older. My skin looks much better now with about a 70 to 80% reduction or more in the texture problems. I did 2 things... one of two thing may have improved the problem. What I did was rub an ice cube every morning and every night after washing my face once it dries. Just rub it around the entire face for about 20 seconds. I did this because I heard it can calm down inflamed acne which I had at the time. The second thing I did was use vitamin-E supplements and rubbed the oil from the supplement on the face. This can get sticky so I would apply it, then wipe it off with some tissue, and it would still leave a good amount on there and not look too greasy. The vitamin E, I put on during the day and washed it off at night. I did the Vitamin E because I heard it can help improve scar tissue. So I did both these steps for 2 weeks, then I stopped for 2 weeks. About a month and a half later from my initial start, I noticed the texture in my skin has drastically improved. I stopped it after 2 weeks to assess it on the 3rd or 4th week. On the 4th week, I didn't notice the texture changes. But when I stopped after the 2nd week, about 4 weeks after that (5th or 6th week) that's when I noticed the improvement.  I'm not sure which one of these in particular was responsible for the orange peel texture reduction... it could've been either the ice cubes or the vitamin e.... but since I did both at the same time, I'm not sure which one is responsible for the improvement.

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On 3/5/2021 at 12:42 PM, chingym8 said:

Hi Guys.

Long story short, I did microneedling at home at a depth of 1.5mm around June of 2018 only on my left side of my face. After that one treatment, I was left with an orange peel like skin texture.  Although it may be hard to perfectly spot out, even after nearly 2 years later I can assure you that the skin texture is considerably worse and there is also loss of elasticity, enlarged pores and microneedling dot/track marks etc. The left side of my face is considerably different in texture to the right side. 

No matter what topicals I apply such as retinol , Vitamin C serum , emu oil etc , nothing has changed in terms of the orange peel and pore size which makes me come to the conclusion that it is due to a loss of elasticity from microneedling. I was wondering if there are any treatments such as Lasers or Chemical peels that can help with elasticity and general texture which can help orange peel. The lower the risk the better to start off with.


Thank you.

 

 

 

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Looks like u have enlarged pores, shallow ice pick scars, areas with post inflammatory redness indicates that u had active acne not long ago, your skin texture looks compromised mainly by excess of sebum production and irritation.


TCA cross can certainly adress the issue with your pores. Lasers can help improve your texture after. But your skin needs to stabilize first. 

Would be good to know how is your acne state right now and your regimen. Have you purged recently?

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21 hours ago, De Rerum Natura said:

Looks like u have enlarged pores, shallow ice pick scars, areas with post inflammatory redness indicates that u had active acne not long ago, your skin texture looks compromised mainly by excess of sebum production and irritation.


TCA cross can certainly adress the issue with your pores. Lasers can help improve your texture after. But your skin needs to stabilize first. 

Would be good to know how is your acne state right now and your regimen. Have you purged recently?

In terms of my acne , I think I always get constant acne but it's not really cystic or of a scarring nature. In terms of the Inflammatory redness, I think with my skin type , the redness prolongs,  even months after having had a breakout. The issue with my pores is that more so than the fact that they're enlarged, they're plentiful compared to the right side of my face and there's a loss of elasticity around the area too. 

I may proceed with doing lasers first and then evaluate once I've done a few treatments, I went to a dermatologist (local laser specialist) and he suggested that I do VBeam laser on top of Fractional C02 Laser. Would you say that these are relatively effective and or safe procedures for my pore size ?  I also mentioned other scar procedures and he mentioned that my scars weren't severe enough to take other measures. I'll most likely get a second evaluation from a different specialist to see give help me proceed with a more informed decision.

Cheers.

21 hours ago, acnescarcure said:

I had a similar problem with microneedling where it left orange peel texture and crepy skin texture and made my skin look older. My skin looks much better now with about a 70 to 80% reduction or more in the texture problems. I did 2 things... one of two thing may have improved the problem. What I did was rub an ice cube every morning and every night after washing my face once it dries. Just rub it around the entire face for about 20 seconds. I did this because I heard it can calm down inflamed acne which I had at the time. The second thing I did was use vitamin-E supplements and rubbed the oil from the supplement on the face. This can get sticky so I would apply it, then wipe it off with some tissue, and it would still leave a good amount on there and not look too greasy. The vitamin E, I put on during the day and washed it off at night. I did the Vitamin E because I heard it can help improve scar tissue. So I did both these steps for 2 weeks, then I stopped for 2 weeks. About a month and a half later from my initial start, I noticed the texture in my skin has drastically improved. I stopped it after 2 weeks to assess it on the 3rd or 4th week. On the 4th week, I didn't notice the texture changes. But when I stopped after the 2nd week, about 4 weeks after that (5th or 6th week) that's when I noticed the improvement.  I'm not sure which one of these in particular was responsible for the orange peel texture reduction... it could've been either the ice cubes or the vitamin e.... but since I did both at the same time, I'm not sure which one is responsible for the improvement.

I don't think that these procedures will do anything for my enlarged pores/orange peel skin texture. It's been nearly 2 years and they remain meaning that they're here to stay. I think some structural damage has occured within my skin with loss of elasticity etc.

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