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  2. Derminator for my scars?

    Forums Scar treatments 8 replies

    Good luck, keep us posted.

  3. Dr. Obagi is the real deal, but I understand the hesitancy, his skin care line is pricey. His book, The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation details his approach. He's got a section devoted to combining laser skin treatments with other techniques.

    It's written for doctors, so highly technical but still informative. I think you can get it on Amazon. 

  4. I agree, speak with a doctor or dermatologist about the best way to get rid of comodones. Scrubbing will open up your pores, which can help, but you may need something stronger. Rather than spend time hunting around for the right product, have your dermatologist give you a few suggestions.

  5. Derminator for my scars?

    Forums Scar treatments 8 replies

    I agree, if you are not getting the results you want with at-home treatments, looking to rf microneedling. I've heard this treatment gets good results.

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  7. Good luck, I hope you get results with these new products. Otherwise, I'll give my broken record response. If you exhaust all OTC medications, you may want to visit a dermatologist. I'll check back to see how it goes.

  8. I would suggest talking to a dermatologist about when you should consider treating your scar and what the best option for your scar is. One thing I can say for sure is that you should definitely use sunscreen to keep your scar from getting worse. And, of course, for all the other reasons they say to use sunscreen.

  9. I agree, don't do anything before the wedding, but when you think about new options, look into some of the newer laser procedures, Cutera has a device called the excel V that can remove scars in fewer treatment sessions. 

  10. It's a personal decision, you have to do what you think will work for you.

  11. I've head that microneedling can give you good results, there's another microneedling device I would look into, the Cutera Secret RF. I've head that it gets good results, but haven't had the procedure done myself.

  12. In addition to fish oil, add these anti-inflammatory foods to your diet: tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards, nuts like almonds and walnuts, fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines, and fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

  13. I always say have a conversation with your dermatologist, do your research and ask all the questions you can think of. I bring in a pad with everything written down so I don't forget. 

    If he/she suggests lasers, I would consider it. In understand your hesitancy, but I've heard good things about many of the newer lasers, you can get results in fewer sessions, they have cooling to protect the skin, and other advances. I'd do some thorough research on these devices before I wrote them off.

  14. Most laser procedure and microneedling involve some sort of slight injury to the skin to encourage collagen growth. Therefore, you won't see instant results but should see improvement over a few weeks to a few months.

  15. Male adult acne is often caused by excess secretion of sebum in the sebaceous glands, typically caused by an increase in hormones. So, eat healthy and stick to a regular skin care routine. Cleanse, gently exfoliate, toner, moisturize. Yes, even men have to do this. If the condition doesn't seem to get better, I'd definitely suggest seeing a dermatologist.
  16. Cleaning up your diet will help, but often acne is the result of hormonal changes. Make sure you are careful about your skin care routine, don't skimp on it at all. But don't get too rough with your skin, that can make it worse.

  17. You can try to drain it with a warm, moist cloth rather than using a needle. I'm a little leery about picking at my face with a needle. If it persists, see a dermatolgist. 

  18. Aww, there are better ways to get rid of it, although understandable when in middle school. Ttalk to your dermatologist. Sometimes they can even help with scarring.

  19. Forehead acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 9 replies

    Look into laser treatment with the cutera excel V. It's a newish laser device that clears up scarring in fewer sessions. I get the $$ issue, but since it works faster, it might be worth it to you.