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NEED Help for big pores + Microneedling dot SCARS!

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I've done microneedling and unfortunately , it left me with a larger quantity of pores that are noticeable in quantity and also larger, also it left me with some microneedling dot marks which I'm unsure if they are pores or scars. I think it has left me with a bit of decreased elasticity also.

Would be nice to get some reccomendations as this has consumed alot of my energy and decreased my overall confidence, and is taking up a huge mental toll.


Any questions or opinions/advice are welcome!

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2 minutes ago, Username3663 said:

Maybe try TCA peel ? It’s good for texture, read about it 

Thanks so much for your reply and I know briefly about it but i'll read more into it!

I'm hoping that I can restore collagen and I think that should make a big difference in my pore size + overall texture. 
I'm just not sure as to what extent it has been damaged already my skin and elasticity. 
Any reccomendations on what % to start off with and the frequency of the treatments.
 

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20 hours ago, chingym8 said:

Would anyone know if INFINI RF with PRP can help decrease pore size and decrease small scars on my skin surface ?

I would say no to decreasing pore size. There's a chance Infini could improve your small scars but in my opinion the difference will be very minimal and you'll be out $1,000k faster than you know it. If you do multiple sessions of Infini, the better, but it's not a miracle device that some YouTube doctor says it is.

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21 hours ago, Amanda Hall said:

I would say no to decreasing pore size. There's a chance Infini could improve your small scars but in my opinion the difference will be very minimal and you'll be out $1,000k faster than you know it. If you do multiple sessions of Infini, the better, but it's not a miracle device that some YouTube doctor says it is.

What exactly would you say the purpose of INFINI RF is then, also would you have any other reccomendations? I'm open to any ideas that I will also present to my acne scar specialist that I'm planning on going to soon. Any decent idea will help me open up my possible options.

Right now i'm thinking of starting with TCA peel 15% since there is also persistent redness and discolouration. 

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3 minutes ago, chingym8 said:

What exactly would you say the purpose of INFINI RF is then, also would you have any other reccomendations? I'm open to any ideas that I will also present to my acne scar specialist that I'm planning on going to soon. Any decent idea will help me open up my possible options.

Right now i'm thinking of starting with TCA peel 15% since there is also persistent redness and discolouration. 

Infini can help with the small scars in my opinion. But it's overhyped and probably won't meet people's expectations. If you have the money and can do many treatments, sure. But for deeper scars, I don't have much hope in it.

I don't have big pores so I don't have experience with this. Maybe someone else knows. I would opt for TCA peels and maybe fractional CO2 lasers after you've exhausted cheaper treatments.

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27 minutes ago, Amanda Hall said:

Infini can help with the small scars in my opinion. But it's overhyped and probably won't meet people's expectations. If you have the money and can do many treatments, sure. But for deeper scars, I don't have much hope in it.

I don't have big pores so I don't have experience with this. Maybe someone else knows. I would opt for TCA peels and maybe fractional CO2 lasers after you've exhausted cheaper treatments.

Yeah TCA peels seem to be what most people agree on.

I just have a question regarding this whole journey to you and everyone else also that wants to comment.

How much doubt did you have prior to starting on this journey? I've had bad cystic acne and acne scars for years now and it's something I guess that has caused trauma and I am faced with great doubt right now and just wondering if thats normal or not.

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6 hours ago, chingym8 said:

Yeah TCA peels seem to be what most people agree on.

I just have a question regarding this whole journey to you and everyone else also that wants to comment.

How much doubt did you have prior to starting on this journey? I've had bad cystic acne and acne scars for years now and it's something I guess that has caused trauma and I am faced with great doubt right now and just wondering if thats normal or not.

TCA peels may make a little difference but it's not a miracle treatment. It's a cheap treatment that needs to be repeated many times. I read on this forum that, combined with microneedling, peels can help with minor scars somewhat. I think Cross can also help some of your scars but you'll need many treatments.

I felt the same way. I hated my skin for many years and so did many others here. I started many years ago by buying over the counter creams, gels, sheets, etc. thinking that they would help me. I was naive then. Lasers became even bigger so I tried that but it didn't work - years later, I realized that the operator of the laser is extremely important. Fractional CO2 laser treatment helped me the most. 

But to answer your question, I did have scars that I didn't think could be improved as well as they were. But I kept browsing the internet and tried different treatments. This cost me a lot of money but I found out what was best for my scars. Unfortunately, spending money and being patient is what many people are stuck with..... unless you nail the treatment that works best for you in the beginning. 

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6 hours ago, chingym8 said:

How much doubt did you have prior to starting on this journey? I've had bad cystic acne and acne scars for years now and it's something I guess that has caused trauma and I am faced with great doubt right now and just wondering if thats normal or not.

People doubt when they have suspicion. They're suspicious because they are indecisive, uncertain about the outcome. If you want to get over that, empower yourself with proper knowledge. Know what and who you're dealing with. Learn everything about scar treatments. Don't merely rely on other people's opinions, including the professionals, and hope that they will answer with your best interest at heart.

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14 minutes ago, Amanda Hall said:

TCA peels may make a little difference but it's not a miracle treatment. It's a cheap treatment that needs to be repeated many times. I read on this forum that, combined with microneedling, peels can help with minor scars somewhat. I think Cross can also help some of your scars but you'll need many treatments.

I felt the same way. I hated my skin for many years and so did many others here. I started many years ago by buying over the counter creams, gels, sheets, etc. thinking that they would help me. I was naive then. Lasers became even bigger so I tried that but it didn't work - years later, I realized that the operator of the laser is extremely important. Fractional CO2 laser treatment helped me the most. 

But to answer your question, I did have scars that I didn't think could be improved as well as they were. But I kept browsing the internet and tried different treatments. This cost me a lot of money but I found out what was best for my scars. Unfortunately, spending money and being patient is what many people are stuck with..... unless you nail the treatment that works best for you in the beginning. 

I realize that the orange peelish texture is accentuated by the redness that is still present. I think my goal initially is to remedy the redness + stimulate collagen so that the pores don't appear as large and the area doesn't look as unpleasant.

In terms of chemical peels do you have any idea if medium chemical peels make a difference in this regard? I know that there are superficial and medium peels and medium peels are supposed to penetrate into deeper layers and thus the potential rewards are greater , but obviously with greater risks of side effects. 

4 minutes ago, Sirius Lee said:

People doubt when they have suspicion. They're suspicious because they are indecisive, uncertain about the outcome. If you want to get over that, empower yourself with proper knowledge. Know what and who you're dealing with. Learn everything about scar treatments. Don't merely rely on other people's opinions, including the professionals, and hope that they will answer with your best interest at heart.

Yeah , I am doing my best to research to give me a broader range of knowledge.

I have also looked into some acne scar dermatologists within NZ which in itself is a niche since New Zealand is such a small country. I will go into the consultation only after doing a fair bit of research and hopefully he has my best interests in mind

(I believe the dermatologist that I have eyed up has been doing this for a while so hopefully his expertise can help me)
Currently also , I am determined and saving a large sum of money so I can whole-heartedly put my efforts into treating acne scars. I know the process won't be instant but it's something that I feel like needs to be started soon , as I've been suffering far too long.

I am also willing and ready to travel overseas if necessary but I feel like I should start locally as a starting point and go on from there. 

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9 minutes ago, chingym8 said:

I realize that the orange peelish texture is accentuated by the redness that is still present. I think my goal initially is to remedy the redness + stimulate collagen so that the pores don't appear as large and the area doesn't look as unpleasant.

In terms of chemical peels do you have any idea if medium chemical peels make a difference in this regard? I know that there are superficial and medium peels and medium peels are supposed to penetrate into deeper layers and thus the potential rewards are greater , but obviously with greater risks of side effects. 

Yeah , I am doing my best to research to give me a broader range of knowledge.

I have also looked into some acne scar dermatologists within NZ which in itself is a niche since New Zealand is such a small country. I will go into the consultation only after doing a fair bit of research and hopefully he has my best interests in mind

(I believe the dermatologist that I have eyed up has been doing this for a while so hopefully his expertise can help me)
Currently also , I am determined and saving a large sum of money so I can whole-heartedly put my efforts into treating acne scars. I know the process won't be instant but it's something that I feel like needs to be started soon , as I've been suffering far too long.

I am also willing and ready to travel overseas if necessary but I feel like I should start locally as a starting point and go on from there. 

Check out this doctor for the red marks. The costs for the over-the-counter products isn't much relative to scar treatment, but things do add up.

Red Acne Scars DOCTOR V |BROWN/DARK SOC| PIE| TREAT Post Inflammatory Erythema marks | ACNE CURE| - YouTube

I've had redness after many treatments and I just gradually let it fade.

Superficial peels won't do anything for scars but it's best to work your way up so you will know how much your skin can tolerate. It's dangerous to start at a really high percentage first.

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