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HAS ANYONE EVER GOT RID OF SCARS??

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I dont mean to put a downer on things but was just interested in seeing has anyone on here ever got rid of their scars or faded them to a level which they were able to accept and enjoy their life carefree of their scars??????

I dont think I ever will and I think its more a case of accepting these scars and just going on and living a limited life and try to be as happy as I can with these scars on my face chest neck and back

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Actually I'd like to know about that too. Some people have claimed they have got completely rid of their scars with self-needling.

One thing I am not sure of is whether it is possible to treat all kinds of scars or if some scars simply are too deep to remove completely...but as far as you can remove the scar tissue and make new collagen replace it I don't see why it wouldn't be possible?

But I'd like to know too....anyone with 100 % improvement....with pictures perhaps?

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Actually I'd like to know about that too. Some people have claimed they have got completely rid of their scars with self-needling.

One thing I am not sure of is whether it is possible to treat all kinds of scars or if some scars simply are too deep to remove completely...but as far as you can remove the scar tissue and make new collagen replace it I don't see why it wouldn't be possible?

But I'd like to know too....anyone with 100 % improvement....with pictures perhaps?

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What about needling? A needle to cut the scar-tissue up - a small wound appears that heals without scars - new skin....??

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I dont mean to put a downer on things but was just interested in seeing has anyone on here ever got rid of their scars or faded them to a level which they were able to accept and enjoy their life carefree of their scars??????

I dont think I ever will and I think its more a case of accepting these scars and just going on and living a limited life and try to be as happy as I can with these scars on my face chest neck and back

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I dont mean to put a downer on things but was just interested in seeing has anyone on here ever got rid of their scars or faded them to a level which they were able to accept and enjoy their life carefree of their scars??????

I dont think I ever will and I think its more a case of accepting these scars and just going on and living a limited life and try to be as happy as I can with these scars on my face chest neck and back

Hi,

I feel for you and there are ways to improve acne scars.I've smoothed my face to levels I'm satisfied with.It is still and will ALWAYS be scar tissue but its smooth.I did it mostly with CO2 freezes and peels.I've also done the TCA cross and needling plus a dermabrasion.You may be a true canidate for dermabrasion, if you are Dr. Y in New Orleans has the most experience.I wish you the best and hope your scars can be reduced to acceptable levels.

Jeffh

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I dont mean to put a downer on things but was just interested in seeing has anyone on here ever got rid of their scars or faded them to a level which they were able to accept and enjoy their life carefree of their scars??????

I dont think I ever will and I think its more a case of accepting these scars and just going on and living a limited life and try to be as happy as I can with these scars on my face chest neck and back

Hi,

I feel for you and there are ways to improve acne scars.I've smoothed my face to levels I'm satisfied with.It is still and will ALWAYS be scar tissue but its smooth.I did it mostly with CO2 freezes and peels.I've also done the TCA cross and needling plus a dermabrasion.You may be a true canidate for dermabrasion, if you are Dr. Y in New Orleans has the most experience.I wish you the best and hope your scars can be reduced to acceptable levels.

Jeffh

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I have obtained a 90% plus improvement through punch/scalpel surgery and dermal fillers they are the only things in my opinion that work for deep scarring. As for your back the new Fraxel can be used on any part of the body which ensures it should become the most popular laser in future.

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I'm not going to say I've completely gotten rid of them because they'll do a disappearing act only to come back a few days later..it's strange.

However, I had mild/moderate boxcars on my cheeks (about 7) and right now, looking at my face, I can't count one. I've done many tca peels and a few 50% crosses. It's as if i just woke up one day and they were gone. They seem to go through a lot of phases and I've gone through many times when i thought I couldn't live with them but now I don't even worry because they're so mild.

I've also been on retin-a and now Tazorac and they help a lot with the appearance but only because they dry the skin so much.

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horriblescarsonmyback, the United Kingdom Area has no real acne scar specialists, only a person called Doctor Anthony Chu of the Hammersmith Hospital in London.

You might wanna contact him somehow with pictures. I was thinking I might send him some of mine.

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I agree with Meet Pete. The damaged skin needs to be removed, not improved. This is really the only way an improvement "may" be seen although oftentimes the resulting scar can be far less agreeable.

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I got rid of my deeper scars while using accutane (which is called roaccutane here). It kept peeling my skin working like a exfoliator (don't know if this word exists) and so it removed a the layers of skin that made my scars be noticeable.

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I really wish there was a way to get rid of my scars too. All I know is this: if I don;t get rid of my scars, so be it. I hate them with a passion and it makes me super insecure, but I'm planning on being a biomedical engineer. Hopefully this means I'll be able to develop a laser or some other machine/product that completely and permanently removes scars. If I pull it off, you'll all be the first to know, and I promise a 50% discount. HAHA......I wish. But honestly, it's not too farfetched to think that there will be something to remove scars completely within the next decade.

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Thanks I will hold you to that,To be honest though I believe now really thatnothing works and we are all kind of wasting our time here but believe me I know its hrad to accept scarring and that it will be there forever,hopefully one day I can accept it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I must say however though that there are a lot of people here complaining of their acne scarsandwhen I see them I feel like kicking crap out of them as they arnt scars at all!!!!

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Thanks I will hold you to that,To be honest though I believe now really thatnothing works and we are all kind of wasting our time here but believe me I know its hrad to accept scarring and that it will be there forever,hopefully one day I can accept it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I must say however though that there are a lot of people here complaining of their acne scarsandwhen I see them I feel like kicking crap out of them as they arnt scars at all!!!!

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I know for a fact there are procedures that improve and smooth scars...Are you going to have baby bottom smooth skin?NO.But you CAN improve acne scars...I've have a dermabrasion,done peels,freeze's,crosses,needling ,ringing and about everything  except lasers.It's hard and time consuming but they can be improved.My skin is probably 95% smoother than at its worse.It's not 100% smooth but close.The scar tissue is still there but its flat scar's instead of pitted,rolling or raised scars.I did it mostly with years of peels and freeze's.I probably like the co2 slush freeze better than anything.It's not cost efficent unless you buy a CO2 cylinder and a dry ice maker.I learned  from my dermatologist, so it may not be suitable for most people unless you're very careful.

I do wish you the best,

jeffh

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I know for a fact there are procedures that improve and smooth scars...Are you going to have baby bottom smooth skin?NO.But you CAN improve acne scars...I've have a dermabrasion,done peels,freeze's,crosses,needling ,ringing and about everything  except lasers.It's hard and time consuming but they can be improved.My skin is probably 95% smoother than at its worse.It's not 100% smooth but close.The scar tissue is still there but its flat scar's instead of pitted,rolling or raised scars.I did it mostly with years of peels and freeze's.I probably like the co2 slush freeze better than anything.It's not cost efficent unless you buy a CO2 cylinder and a dry ice maker.I learned  from my dermatologist, so it may not be suitable for most people unless you're very careful.

I do wish you the best,

jeffh

jeffh, did you do CROSS and needling before or after your dermabrasion? Did you get improvement from them? Thank you!

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Im really sure it depends on how bad your scars are, how u can heal afterwards, what u get done, how old you are, etc etc.. there ARE sucess stories on here though.

Ive had two "medical" microdermabrasion's done to the scars on the sides of my cheeks (which were moderate imo) and two really small ones on my forhead and I can tell you after having two done I have seen atleast 50% improvement. I have appoitments already set for two more..

Im actually extremley happy with the results so far!

so yes it can be done

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Im really sure it depends on how bad your scars are, how u can heal afterwards, what u get done, how old you are, etc etc.. there ARE sucess stories on here though.

Ive had two "medical" microdermabrasion's done to the scars on the sides of my cheeks (which were moderate imo) and two really small ones on my forhead and I can tell you after having two done I have seen atleast 50% improvement. I have appoitments already set for two more..

Im actually extremley happy with the results so far!

so yes it can be done

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Hi,

You're post has given me some hope, which has really lifted my spirits. How long/how many peels did you do to get your skin to the way it is now? Would you consider continuing the peels - to COMPLETELY remove the 'mild' remaining scars?

How old are you by the way? I"m 22.

- narcisses.

I'm not going to say I've completely gotten rid of them because they'll do a disappearing act only to come back a few days later..it's strange.

However, I had mild/moderate boxcars on my cheeks (about 7) and right now, looking at my face, I can't count one. I've done many tca peels and a few 50% crosses. It's as if i just woke up one day and they were gone. They seem to go through a lot of phases and I've gone through many times when i thought I couldn't live with them but now I don't even worry because they're so mild.

I've also been on retin-a and now Tazorac and they help a lot with the appearance but only because they dry the skin so much.

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