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What kind of doctor should I be looking for to help with my scarring?

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I've seen a few dermatologists but they tend to downplay the severity of my scars!!!! One of them even said he didn't see anything. I wanted to get up and walk out.

I've seen people post pictures on here with scarring far lighter than mine who had medical procedures done but the dermatologists i've seen haven't been of any help.

So I should not be looking for a regular dermatologist, is that correct? Because they are of no help.

Where do you go for all these procedures that you guys do?

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I've seen a few dermatologists but they tend to downplay the severity of my scars!!!! One of them even said he didn't see anything. I wanted to get up and walk out.

I've seen people post pictures on here with scarring far lighter than mine who had medical procedures done but the dermatologists i've seen haven't been of any help.

So I should not be looking for a regular dermatologist, is that correct? Because they are of no help.

Where do you go for all these procedures that you guys do?

You need to go to a beauty clinic that specialises in scars. Lazer and micro-dermabrasion is probably what you are looking for?

Type scars into google or something. (sorry if that was an obvious answer!)

Hope that helps. x

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ThisSucks,

I have similar problems with docs and derms as others on this board have also. They don't look at you the way you see yourself. The best thing to do is to try and catch the scars using a camera and have them ready to show. Most of the lighting in the doctors' offices seem to visually reduce the appearance of scarring. Another thing you can do is bring a small flashlight with you to accentuate the scarring when they are looking at it.

Where are you located? I am sure someone on this board and give you a name based on where you live.

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I would check out a dermatologist that does surgery and acne scar correction. Some plastic surgeons specilize in the head and neck only and they may also have a lot of experience. One of my surgeons that specilizes in acne scar repair sets up a very intense light behind my head to simulate the angle of the sun to really analyze the scarring. Many general derms don't deal much with acne scar surgery. Also many plastic and cosmetic surgeons do procedures on the whole body so they may not work specifically with acne scar patients as much.

Dan T.

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ThisSucks,

I have similar problems with docs and derms as others on this board have also. They don't look at you the way you see yourself. The best thing to do is to try and catch the scars using a camera and have them ready to show. Most of the lighting in the doctors' offices seem to visually reduce the appearance of scarring. Another thing you can do is bring a small flashlight with you to accentuate the scarring when they are looking at it.

Where are you located? I am sure someone on this board and give you a name based on where you live.

If you have to "catch the scars" under certain lighting then your risk/reward is probably poor.The doctor only has a handful of things to offer and most are invasive,expensive or both.You could end up spending alot of money to look worse.

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ThisSucks,

I have similar problems with docs and derms as others on this board have also. They don't look at you the way you see yourself. The best thing to do is to try and catch the scars using a camera and have them ready to show. Most of the lighting in the doctors' offices seem to visually reduce the appearance of scarring. Another thing you can do is bring a small flashlight with you to accentuate the scarring when they are looking at it.

Where are you located? I am sure someone on this board and give you a name based on where you live.

If you have to "catch the scars" under certain lighting then your risk/reward is probably poor.The doctor only has a handful of things to offer and most are invasive,expensive or both.You could end up spending alot of money to look worse.

Jeff,

I tend to agree and I think this "worse" has happened with that damned silkpeel. I think I am worse off now because now I have damaged pores and texture. I am just wondering if applying Retin-A or Tazorac to slowly peel. over the next few months will help. But I only had to catch under a certain light in his office. Out in broad daylight it is alot more noticeable along with the damaged pores and texture.

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ThisSucks,

I have similar problems with docs and derms as others on this board have also. They don't look at you the way you see yourself. The best thing to do is to try and catch the scars using a camera and have them ready to show. Most of the lighting in the doctors' offices seem to visually reduce the appearance of scarring. Another thing you can do is bring a small flashlight with you to accentuate the scarring when they are looking at it.

Where are you located? I am sure someone on this board and give you a name based on where you live.

If you have to "catch the scars" under certain lighting then your risk/reward is probably poor.The doctor only has a handful of things to offer and most are invasive,expensive or both.You could end up spending alot of money to look worse.

I don't need to catch the scars under certain lighting conditions at all. I can clearly see them even in poor lighting such as the doctors office. They just downplay the size or significance when I can see a horrendous difference between how my face used to be and what it is now and how it's getting worse with the scarring... It is sad that they react this way.

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