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  1. I have some long lasting scarring on my forehead which has been severely affecting my confidence. I’ve attached some clear photos, there is one boxcar like scar which is about one sheet of paper deep and bothers me the most. Could anybody suggest treatment options for this? I have recently started using Tretinoin 0.025% + Clindamycin for blocked pores but not sure it will help with this wide atrophic scar? Thank you!
  2. I got a HUGE pimple like one month and a half ago. It has been healing well, but I want to take measures to reduce the risk of scarring. I don't mind the hyperpigmentation afterwards, but I care about avoiding a textured mark. So far I have been applying aloe vera during the day and vitamin C serum and Redermic Hyalu C (La Roche Posay) and Melamix Zo Medical at night. Would Mederma work or what would you recommend for prevention?
  3. Please help with this scar

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    Hello, I have this scar for 5 years and I would like to know if there is any treatment that is really effective. Thank you.
  4. scar on nose

    Forums Hypertrophic (raised) scars 2 replies

    i have pimple before on nose. then i already go away, but leave this mark, i dont know what is this. i has been on my nose more than 1 year i think, can anyone help?
  5. Hello forum, 1st post here. I've had mild/severe acne about 10 years ago and haven't treated acne scars. My questions - what are my type(s) of scars?; Treatment options?; European doctors/clinics that people with my type(s) of acne scars and skin tone had positive results with (high sample sizes)
  6. Hi, I have had horrible acne since freshman year of highschool. Now i'm in my 30's and only get the occasional pimple but it goes away fairly quickly without leaving a scar. My PIE and Scarring, on the other hand, has been the same for 10+ years. The redness has faded VERY SLOWLY over the years but doesn't seem to be fading any more. What are my options? Sorry for the blacked out marker. I'm embarrassed
  7. Looking for a good dermatologist in the GTA and/or Montreal area for my acne scarring. Looking for subscission/filler work, anyone know any good ones?
  8. I am a 19 y/o male and have had acne scarring for about 4 years now, did accutane 2 years ago (have been off of it since June 2017) and would like to know what exactly i'm dealing with in terms of the type and the best route. I am from the Toronto Area so any recommendations on good scar specialists would be great.
  9. I have had pimple on my cheek for a few weeks. It's starting to go away. Is there any steps I can take to help prevent an indentation from staying after the acne goes away? It's red and I know that will go away. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  10. HI THESE ACNE MARKS ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY ONE IN PARTICULAR. PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO. I HAVE TRIED MANY ONLINE AT HOME REMEDIES THAT ALL SAY THEY WORK BUT NOTHING IS WORKING.
  11. Hi all, I've had an issue with my nose now for over a year. What begun as a large, deep sebaceous cyst has become a hypertrophic scar around the area due to me sqeeuzing and bursting the cyst. The cyst itself has not gone away but is smaller and still deep - so not visible on the skin surface. My derm believes I still have a few blocked pores around this area and has started me on Treclin gel (Tretinoin + Clindamycin) 0.025%. The scarring is slap bang in the middle of my nasal bridge so is very visible and has been causing me a lot of emotional distress. My question really is whether I can use silicon gel to treat the small, raised hypertrophic scarring I have from bursting the cyst? Will this interact with the tretinoin or is it safe to use on the same days? The scar actually bothers me the most and causes my nose skin to look raised so I want to target this, but don't believe the Treclin gel will help to reduce this scarring (hence wanting to get on with trying silicon). Thanks in advance, Joel.
  12. Hi, I have a small deep pitted ice picked scarred pore. Will several procures of TCA Cross really help improve this scar or is this acne scar procedure just a scam? I'm an older person so I might need more procedures than younger people. If it works, can anyone recommend someone in the NJ or NYC area? Thank you for your help.
  13. I have mild acne but when I even get one bump forming I become obsessive. I had this bump that hardly was there but I saw some white so I decided to pick at it. After some picking I realized the pus was deep and the pimple was not ready. The spot instantly got swollen and darker than the rest of skin. (A pink and purple) But I being dumb I continued trying to pop the area. I got some out after a while but when I wanted to squeeze more a ball of water formed. Yes a BUMP of water. I was scared and tried covering up for the day but went to pop the ball of water at night. After some time a scab formed and it fell off a week later in the shower. The spot was very red. However, I realized it was still raised and knew there was still puss. After a day the area finally came to a head the white was sticking it so I popped and all the gunk came out. However, now I have a very red mark with indentation thats been here for 3 weeks. I wanted to ask if anyone had any tips to help it heal or fade the red away. Thanks so much.
  14. Hey guys so I really messed up and picked a bump. This is how things went down: I have mild acne but when I even get one bump forming I become obsessive. I had this bump that hardly was there but I saw some white so I decided to pick at it. After some picking I realized the pus was deep and the pimple was not ready. The spot instantly got swollen and darker than the rest of skin. (A pink and purple) But I being dumb continued trying to pop the area. I got some out after a while but when I wanted to squeeze more a ball of water formed. Yes a BUMP of water. I was scared and tried covering up for the day but went to pop the ball of water at night. After some time a scab formed and it fell off a week later in the shower. The spot was very red. However, I realized it was still raised and knew there was still puss. After a day the area finally came to a head the white was sticking it so I popped and all the gunk came out. However, now I have a very red indentation thats been here for weeks. I wanted to ask if anyone had any tips to help it heal or fade the red away. Thanks so much.
  15. 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).
  16. Rolling scar?

    Forums Scar treatments 1 reply

    I tried poking at a pimple that was not ready during February and injured my skin.(Why am I like this...ugh) I thought I saw a whitehead coming but it never did form and I was left with a really red mark. (The first picture is from February.) The redness has faded but now the area is indented. Im guessing its a rolling scar? I wanted to ask what might help with my scar. Remedies or lotions that might help it fill in or fade Thank you.
  17. So the bumps appeared after a pimple would heal, after a few months of the bumps not disappearing I realized that they might be here to stay. I was wondering if anyone knew what these bumps were and how I could get rid of them or even how long they were going to stay for? They're small but just knowing that they're there and not knowing when they will go away is very frustrated so if anyone has any possible answers, it would be greatly appreciated.
  18. Hey, I'd be REALLY happy if someone could help me out. I've been experiencing acne since the past 1+1/2 month and I have oily/combination skin. I'm sorry for the graphic description that follows. If I scrub my face, the white heads come back the next day. My whole face has started to look bumpy due to white heads in my pores. I had really bad pimples and cysts that cleared out but left red marks. I was happy that my skin had finally stopped hurting when my white heads appeared again this month followed by puss filled swollen areas (even if i squeez the puss out it just forms again. It's inside my skin) and pimples. Some white heads are hard pieces of white stuff that I can press out. My pores look huge. I TRIED PRESSING SOME WHITE HEADS OUT AND GUESS WHAT?! A little depression formed on ON MY CHEEK. I'm freaking out. How do i stop this endless cycle. Now it's actually actually scarrig bad . I have previous red marks and now these tiny details depressions. Not to mention my whole face hurts. What do i do???
  19. I have a small growing keloid on my earlobe... Do I have to get it excised or is it possible to get rid of it through injections?
  20. I have this red/purple indent on my cheek. I was wondering what could help heal it or make it less visible. I’ve had this for some months maybe 4? Thank you!
  21. 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.
  22. Hello all, First let me say over the years I found so many great answers to all my acne related questions on this forum! Thanks to all and especially those who might comment on this question. I suffered a chemical burn a few days ago from a new acne product that proved to be to much with the treatment plan I was on. I used it as a spot treatment and it burned a dime sized patch of skin on my cheek with irregular borders. The skin was very dark and crusty, almost scabby. I was advised by my derm to wash it gently twice a day with Cetaphil and keep it covered with Laroche Posay Cicaplast balm. I've used both product before and they work great for my skin. The dry ''scab'' softened almost to goo-like texture and the color improved. But while I was gently washing it (and I was as gentle as can be) part of it lifted. The skin underneath is dark pink (I am very light skinned and prone to PIH so no surprise here), it's not raw and does not ooze or bleed. However the border of the original irregular burn/scab is still visible and the skin underneath is slightly indented. I'm afraid it's going to cause a boxcar-type scar, which I have a few of. I feel like the softened scab should not have lifted yet.... 2 days is not enough for it to heal. What should I do? Continue with the Cicaplast and washing? Stop washing it? I've cured a few ''scabby'' patches (in fact some of them worse than this) in the past with hydrocolloid bandages, should I give it a go? I try to exercise caution and not over treat it, but the prospect of a big indented boxcar scar is not bringing me joy.... Thank you ! (P.S I'm not calling my derm back because he charges me everytime and sadly I can't afford to spend more on this injury, unless absolutely necessary ...)
  23. 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!
  24. Will the Dark Acne in the Middle Become Scars? Is This Severe Acne? Do i Need Accutane? Kindly Reply
  25. How do I get rid of that on my cheek? Is it a scar? Idk! Help! It used to be a beauty mark but I accidentally picked it and ever since then it’s been messed up. HELP! Any tips pls!!??