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This is the cheek that I got an actual cyst on. I thought it was a cystic pimple, but it turns out that it wasn't. I had to have this lanced, drained, and the cyst "pocket" was removed. I did suffer a loss of tissue, and it bothers me in daylight! I'm using derma stamps, 1.0mm and 2.0mm, a vitmain C serum, a vitamin A serum, and a fruit peel.

If anyone has any advise for me, I'd love to hear it! :)

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    Thank you! People say that they can't see it, but it is there. Sometimes trying to find the right lighting can be a pain! I have very minimal scarring, as I took good care of my skin when all my acne was "going down."

    This side only really has a scar from an actual cyst that I thought was a cystic pimple, but it wasn't. If you look, it follows my "smile" line. I suffered some tissue loss after they removed it. :D I just want to get the area leveled a little more. I would never do a laser or chemical peel - just things that stimulate collagen without being overly extreme.

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    While I don't doubt that it is there, I don't see it, or more appropriately, I don't notice it because my eyes are focused on your gorgeous bone structure :D.

    You have absolutely nothing to worry about!!

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    Thank you! Gosh, sometimes I just feel like I've got a hole in the side of my face! I really shouldn't complain, but I'm determined to make it look better. At times, my cheeks almost make it look worse than it really is; I have very, uh, "sunken" cheeks? If I lose 5 lbs, I look starved. And I did lose a little weight, which makes my scar's appearance a little more harsh. I don't know! :D

    I uploaded a few pictures of me in daylight, which is where I think it can be the most noticeable. Especially when my face is a bit oily.

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    Thank you! Gosh, sometimes I just feel like I've got a hole in the side of my face! I really shouldn't complain, but I'm determined to make it look better. At times, my cheeks almost make it look worse than it really is; I have very, uh, "sunken" cheeks? If I lose 5 lbs, I look starved. And I did lose a little weight, which makes my scar's appearance a little more harsh. I don't know! :D

    I uploaded a few pictures of me in daylight, which is where I think it can be the most noticeable. Especially when my face is a bit oily.

    hey ace when you say you took good care of your skin when your acne was going down, what do you mean by that? What exactly did you use on your skin?

    Also can the roughness appearance that acne causes be repaired by say a retinoid?

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    Thank you! Gosh, sometimes I just feel like I've got a hole in the side of my face! I really shouldn't complain, but I'm determined to make it look better. At times, my cheeks almost make it look worse than it really is; I have very, uh, "sunken" cheeks? If I lose 5 lbs, I look starved. And I did lose a little weight, which makes my scar's appearance a little more harsh. I don't know! :D

    I uploaded a few pictures of me in daylight, which is where I think it can be the most noticeable. Especially when my face is a bit oily.

    hey ace when you say you took good care of your skin when your acne was going down, what do you mean by that? What exactly did you use on your skin?

    Also can the roughness appearance that acne causes be repaired by say a retinoid?

    When my acne was really bad, I had facials performed every two weeks, eventually dwindling down to once a month. I had extractions done, had blue light therapy, and but layers of corrective products on my skin. I used some really good products by Nelly De Vuyst, Yonka, MyChenlle, and Smooth E. Basically, I provided my skin with the nutrients necessary to reduce my chances of scarring and only picked if absolutely necessary (I won't walk around with whiteheads). I also used emu oil. Although I didn't make it through the process totally unscathed, my skin looks pretty good (to me). Make sure you are using products that stimulate collagen production.

    I've never used a retinoid like Retin-A or others like it, but I do use a vitamin C serum, AHA, and a fruit enzyme peel. Together these items seem to better my skin slowly, over time. I know a lot of people who have had great success with retinoids, but they seem a little too harsh for my liking.

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