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  1. Acne Scar TCA CROSS???

    Forums Scar treatments 6 replies

    Hello, I have this one scar on my cheek I'm super self conscious about. I think it's a boxcar scar (i feel like it's too wide to be an ice pick). I was wondering what acne scar treatments people would like would be the best for my scar type? Would TCA CROSS work (If i did that i would go to a professional)?? I included a bunch of different pics all taken in the same day with different lighting (harsh, natural) so you can gauge the depth and scar type. Any advice and guidance would be great. I understand that 100% improvement is not realistic, I just want to make some decent improvement
  2. Hello guys I have tried everything I could from home to cure my acne and scars. Can anyone tell me what kind of acne this is and also the scar type. Also it will be appreciated if you tell me about what would be the treatment for this condition/type. Thanks for all the replies in advance!
  3. So for a bit of context, the first two pics are of me before my microneedling session, and the last two are of me 1.5 months after my microneedling session. I know, crazy!! my skin has actually gotten worse because of microneedling. Is this normal??? I regret doing the treatment so much. will these new scars i have now ever fade away to a stage like it was before?
  4. Hi how long do you need to be Acne free b4 u start treating the Acne scars left behind? x
  5. Hello. For the past 2 years I've had what I believe to be acne scars on my nose and they absolutely drive me crazy . They're very noticeable and will not go away. My acne has nearly gone away entirely but these unfortunately still remain. I drink plenty of water and avoid sodas and junk food and I always keep my face clean to my best abilities. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I hope someone has an answer to what this is and how I can get rid of it. Thanks
  6. Hi everyone, Back story to my scars, I was in high school when my friend recommended an acne facial. My acne wasn't bad, and I'm not a skin picker. The person who did my facial was a cosmetologist at a beauty salon. Being a clueless high schooler. I let her extracted my acne WITH A DRAWING KNIFE. We continued treatments for 4 months with promises that my skin would be smooth and acne free. It left so many disgusing scars on my face. Besides from that, I have oily skin and large pores genetically, which adds to the bad texture. Looking back now, I felt super stupid because I paid over 800$ for these scars. If anyone can suggest treatment methods for these scars, I would be super grateful. I don't know where to start and feel overwhelmed. I'm afraid that I would make another mistake and make my face worse. Thanks for reading. Here's my face under my workplace's bright light:
  7. I’m a teenager and acne’s been an issue for my since I was 12, so about a year and a half now. It’s clearing up with my African Black Soap and Bentonite Clay, but I still have small colourless bumps under the skin that I can’t get rid of no matter how much water I drink or clean my skin. I really want to know how to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads too without pore strips or scrubs as they’re bad for your skin. How do I get rid of these bumps, blackheads and acne scars safely? (apple cider vinegar breaks me out; so does Tea tree oil, Vitamin E oil and honey).
  8. Hi everyone, I'm looking for a cosmetic dermatologist/doctor in London to treat my forehead which has a large shallow and wide boxcar scar. Can anyone recommend some doctors in the city? I have come across Dr Firas Al-Niaimi - does anybody know anything about him? Also, I have read about Dr Tony Chu and have made an initial enquiry at his West London practice. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
  9. I’m 20 years old and live in stockholm, Sweden. I’ve had acne since I was 15 but only had severe acne bertween the ages of 17-18. After that though I had a lot of hyper pigmentation and then after that a lot of scaring. Any suggestions on treatments would be great since I’m looking into get some treatments done soon. Please let me know what types of scars I have and what treatments I can get done to make them less noticeable. I know they will never completely go away but any improvement is better than what I have now.
  10. i m 22 y.o. my english not so good. sorry for that .i had acnes since high school. And my scars increasing every day.So i need to know what kind of treatment i should get and can these scars recover or at least what % improvement should i expect? thanks for helping these photos taken in the day light
  11. I have been suffering from dark spots (due to picking my face) since I was 11. Now I'm 15. Recently, I have been noticing that my face has been going lighter and lighter and now I have a skin tone that makes me look absolutely sick like a zombie...My skin tone has gone lighter, but the dark spots haven't moved at all.. I need a lot of advice to how I can get my skin tone to get a bit darker. Help me... Here's my skincare routine: - Papaya soap to cleanse - St, Ives Apricot scrub to exfoliate, - Salt water toner - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% - Shea Butter and lemon essential oil to moisturize.
  12. Acne Scars/ pores ?

    Forums Scar treatments 1 reply

    Hi i have a few dark spots on my skin and a some irregularities on my left cheek that I suspect to be scars.The very idea of peels and lazer treatment scares me to say the least. *Are they scars or open pores ? *Does Retin A improve the appearence of scars ? P.s I have applied #Dapsone #Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 #Adapelene #Clindamycin
  13. Hi, I'd like to know whether this scar (the T-shaped one on my left cheek) can be filled...I guess it was left because I had some pimples very close to each other, thus leaving a quite noticeable T-shaped scar. As for my right cheek, I just want to have derminator and retain-A...and some peelings to improve texture...The scars are not severe so I just want to improve the skin texture...
  14. Hey all! Newbie here, but nice to meet y'all. I'm embarking on a new journey to improve my scars. I thought I'd start a thread to document my process. I'll my best to keep it updated. I'm hoping my experience helps you in some way. My scars I've had some form of scarring for most of my life. First, I have linear scars caused by someone who scratched up my face when I was a kid with long fingernails. Yep, childhood sucks. Second, I have mild to moderately depresses scars from adult acne during early 20s. You're all acne survivors, so I don't need to tell you how much acne sucks. Okay, I'm sure you want photos, so I've attached photos of different angles, that I took recently in one session. These were taken at the request of a doctor for a virtual consultation. Quick bio Male, Mid 30s, Southeast asian, Fitzpatrick IV skin type Based in San Francisco Area What treatments have I tried so far? In my 20s, I tried several rounds of microdermabrasion and a chemical peel to treat my linear scars. It did nothing, except trigger my my adult acne, resulting in more scarring. I had been acne-free before then. Early this year in 2018, I went through three rounds of Sublative RF at a local medspa. The machine used was by Syneron, and a precursor to eMatrix. Overall, this helped to even out my complexion and hyperpigmentation, and it softened the scars ever so slightly. What doctors have I talked to recently? Los Angeles I recently had a consultation with a well-known (and well-marketed) aesthetic dermatologist in Los Angeles. When I received the treatment plan and price quote, I was flabbergasted. The first session involved multiple lasers, a peel, subcision, PRP, Bellafill, TCA Cross, and several hundreds worth of creams. The total for this session was nearly $8000. This plan was just too aggressive for me, both in the number procedures and in the price. Florida Like many of you, I follow Dr Dreamy Davin Lim on social media (that accent amirite?), and I've learned a lot about acne scarring. Australia is too far for me to travel, but his website mentions Dr Steven Weiner in Florida. So I emailed him, and he suggested a draft treatment plan of Infini RF, TCA Cross, Bellafill (includes subcision). The ballpark price was much more reasonable to me. Most of his pricing is right on his web page, too. I also see that Dr Lim is a fan of Infini, especially for darker skin tones. So overall, Dr Weiner's plan resonated better me. I also liked that Dr Weiner said he'd have to see me in person to give an exact treatment plan and pricing. San Diego Today, I contacted Dr Rullan's office, at the recommendation of @beautifulambition. I am still waiting to hear back from them on suggested treatments. But I know that he specializes in subcision, Phenol CROSS, and peels. I see that many people in the forums here are happy with his results. What's next? I have an appointment with Dr Weiner's office next week for Infini RF + PRP. His wife, Sandy, performs the procedure and has a lot of experience with it. I'm pumped but tempering my expectations! I have my flights and hotel booked, and will be taking a couple of days off work to recover. What's next next? I had already booked my appointment and flights for Dr Weiner, before learning about Dr Rullan, so it's a bit too late for me to change those plans. But thanks to advice from @beautifulambition, I am now considering treatment with Dr Rullan. I hope to see him in November for subcision and Phenol CROSS, if he thinks those are good options for me. San Diego is also way more convenient for me. Well, that's all for now. Hope to provide an update soon.
  15. Hi everyone, I have been reading threads on this site for a couple of years and am ready to look at treatment options for the boxcar/saucer type scar on my forehead (photos attached). The scar is about 1cm wide and is depressed. I also have bad skin texture and some other small scars/damaged pores in the area. I'd appreciate any advice. I live in London, if anybody knows a good cosmetic dermatologist that would be amazing!
  16. Acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 8 replies

    I still have acne scars after 5 rounds of subsicion,tca cross and microneedling. The last one was 2 weeks ago,I did suction but I was getting the feeling that they look worse after which is weird because from what I read the majority of people say that it is lifting the scars. I’m not sure what to do next, I am thinking of getting laser but I really don’t know which one to choose. I had my subsicions with Doctor Chu (London)and I really recommend him because for a little more than 300£ I got microneedling,subsicion, tca and prp. I see improvements but in certain lights I think it looks pretty bad. The scars that bothers me more are the rolling scars on my right side. On my left I only have some ice pick and boxscars (I am still not sure if tca helps). I’ve attached some photos with different angles and lighting for my right side. I have days when I barely can see them, I had to show pictures to the doctor with my scars in bad lighting because he wasn’t seeing any rolling scar. In picture 4 I have makeup ( I usually can see the scars better with makeup on). Any recommendations for future treatments?
  17. Hi, I suffered from cystic acne for 6 years and have many scars as a result of it. I live in Canada and accessing a good dermatologist has been a challenge. I recently had went to a derm and he recommended 4-6 fraxel treatments for my "diffuse scarring". Im wondering if this is the route I should take and I have not tried any scar treatments at this point.
  18. Hi, I want to know what kind of acne scars do I have and how to treat them. I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm looking for a good doctor in the area, any suggestion? Thank you!
  19. In university during the first few months, I broke out TERRIBLY. And whatever I did, the breakouts wouldn't stop. I tried all kinds of treatments from switching my cleansing routine to using over the counter products, to even trying toothpaste or green tea teabags...all which seem now, in hindsight, to be grave errors because when the breakouts finally cleared up, I was left with atrophic/pitted scars and hyperpigmentation on my cheeks, from under my cheekbones to around just above my chin. My solution was makeup. I treat for my acne still during the day by using Clinique's Acne Solutions All Over Clearing gel under my makeup, and at night I try what I can with Vitamin C/Rosehip oil to heal my hyperpigmentation. But during the day, I learned how to do makeup well and quickly to cover my acne scars, and I soon entered into a relationship with my second boyfriend. Now I feel so much anxiety around him. I always feel like, if I didn't do my makeup well, I probably look disgusting or too powdery. I ALWAYS wear makeup around him and EVERYBODY, including my family. When I don't wear makeup in public, I wear one of those "fashion" germ masks to hide my cheeks. I'm even "in bed" with him, with makeup on. I get so much anxiety when he says that I'm pretty or when he tries to cup my face or anything fond and cute and things that I would LOVE if I didn't feel so fake or so ugly when I'm not fake. I honestly don't really know what to do. I KNOW someone might tell me that he won't mind and to confide in him, and the thing is I KNOW he'll be kind about it but for some reason, I feel so much anxiety about letting ANYONE see my real face now....like I feel sheer panic over that idea. Anyone go through a similar experience? Any advice? Thank you!
  20. Been stalking these forums for a while now and wanted to start my own post in order to track my own progress and help with any questions or advice anyone may need if you are considering doing any of the same procedures as I am. About me, I am almost 30 and seem to have acne and scars pretty much all my life, and now I am able to take some time away from work and want to get this sorted once and for all, not expecting perfection but hoping to see some improvement. I did dabble in a few peels and fraxel about 10 years ago but didn't do the full course for one reason or another. I went to the dermatologist in London keen on some TCA cross or full face TCA peels as seems that might be suitable for me, not keen on lasers. Spoke to the derm and he said best course of action would be subsicion, prp and dermapen (he said heated so may be rf microneedling but not sure) all together in the first session, then 2/3 weeks later to do TCA cross and then can decide what to do for third session. I am thinking of asking him to do subsicion and TCA cross on the second session. After reading through other peoples post I am also consider doing some suctioning after the third day, probably get some suction tool off of amazon and read more in terms of exactly what to do. Is there anything else anyone would recommend me doing in order to prepare or what you would recommend I get to use during my downtime? I have added some pictures and attempted to find different/the worst possible lighting so I am able to see if there are improvements and for reference. I plan to get rid of the beard so the derm doesn't miss any hidden scars! Thanks in advance
  21. best SCAR treatment

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    I’ll get a pimple every now and then but I’m no longer having horrible breakouts. I didn’t really pick at my pimples but was still left with scars. I’d like to know what kind these are and how I can treat them. Thank you!!
  22. Hey I just joined but I’ve read a lot of the posts here on the website and i think it’s my turn to write. So, i am a 17 year old male and ever since i was around 15ish I’ve had acne. The worst part about my acne is that it come and goes drastically. I remember at one point i had pretty much little to no acne/pimples on my face and the a few weeks later I’ll be covered with them, and then a few weeks later I’ll go back to having some acne/pimples. So i drink a shit ton of water( a lot, honestly at around a gallon and a half of water every day).I eat healthy cause i run track and field at my high school. I work out almost everyday at the gym. Almost barely touch my face, wash my face 2-3. Times a day. You would think that just with the things that i described my face would be soft and clear as ever, well it’s the opposite kinda. Like i still have acne even though i follow the things that i am supposed to do. It’s honestly a pain in the ass. I have tried almost everything that says that will cure your acne from salicylic acid, Tretinoin (both .25%, and .1%), olive oil, Aloa Vera, Vaseline, honey, lemon, egg whites, laser spot treatment(i bought it at cvs), baking soda, etc. First of all the salicylic acid, i shit you not has only worked for my chin area a nose area. If i were to apply it to a pimple near my cheek it would actually make it worse but it would help out my chin and nose area drastically, i still use it till this day cause it actually helps clear Whitehead’s a lot. The tretinoin was honestly a waste of time it did not do shit. Olive oil worked for a certain amount of time until my skin actually got worse so i stopped using it. Aloa Vera also did not do anything even though i was hoping it was gonna work because i read a lot of good things and it just made my skin red and i didn’t like that. Vaseline was bad too. Honey/lemon/egg white/baking soda were amazing but my acne still kept coming back so i barely use it now. Now the one thing that has kept my face kinda clear is Neutrogena stubborn acne spot treatment gel( that stuff would remove a pimple in a day). But it doesn’t clear acne scars. Recently I’ve been reading a lot bout unrefined shea butter and i am currently using that and so far it’s amazing.i I’ll keep you informed if you are interested on how this treatment goes. Anyways sorry it’s long but i just want anybody’s opinion. Please help what should i do?
  23. Hello! I've had acne since I was 13. As a result of my severe acne in high school, I have discoloration and scarring on both cheeks. My insecurity about my acne scars led me to seek treatment online. Unfortunately, I fell for an ad by a spa that "specialized" in acne scarring. I had two fractional laser treatments completed last year but am extremely unhappy with my results. I went to see a dermatologist earlier this year and was prescribed Differin 0.3 and spironolactone. Since starting the Differin, I have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin but I am still unhappy with the indentations on my cheeks. My face has completely consumed my life. I feel like I can't be myself around my partner, friends, and family because I am always thinking about my skin. I don't exactly know where to go from here. I would greatly really appreciate any advice!!
  24. Hello all, here are a couple of pictures of my acne scars that I’d like anyone to rate. I don’t think the pictures really show them off to their full severity and I’ll try to take better ones if anyone wants that. I’m currently on 60mgs of accutane so excuse the dry lips. I’m also starting to think about acne scar treatment. maybe this is a feeling some of you know well but I’m constantly in a different mindset flip flopping from seeing my reflection in some good incandescent light which is quite kind to me, And I think hey this isn’t so bad I’m just obsessing. Then I catch my self in some unfavourable harsh lighting and think oh my god how do I leave house at all with those on me. I also remember a post on here from one of the moderators saying that most acne scars require a 2 year treatment plan for good results, and after catching my reflection in mirror I’m always posing the question to myself, am I 2 years away from looking normal again or just a couple of months. My scarring is all on my cheeks and side chin from moderate persistent acne. My personal opinion is that I don’t have any major individual scars, just a lot of mild to moderate scarring and on a 1-10 scale I’d say I’m a 5.5. any feedback will greatly appreciated
  25. I have red marks on my cheeks that i've been trying to fade for a year with very little success. They're stubborn red marks, no matter what I do they just won't budge. I break out a lot less that I used to, now I only get about 3 small zits a week. Is turmeric good for fading acne scars? Is it safe to use cucumber/turmeric masks every night? I have a very fair/sensitve skin and I am afraid the turmeric will cause yellow staining or make my acne worse. I use a salicylic acid face wash 2x a day (in the morning and night) and i treat with Neutrogena's 2.5% BP spot treatment. I also use bragg's unfiltered apple cider vinegar as a toner before bed.