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wheredidigo

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About wheredidigo

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  • Birthday 01/29/1975

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  1. Ugh, well thanks for the replies. I can still change my mind...I'm just desperate to look semi-normal again and she seemed experienced. There is no amount of makeup that hides my scars. I just feel hideous. And without makeup, forget it. It does seem like there are a lot of bad experiences with needling on here but I thought maybe that was because they were trying to DIY.
  2. I have an appointment with a professional who is triple-certified in skin needling/scar relaxation with "...use of a Dermal Roller or Rotary Machine (same machine used in Permanent Makeup) with needle clusters of 3 to 7 and a topical in the area of treatment for numbing. The needles are inserted into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis, causing dermal damage." The before/after pictures on her website are pretty encouraging. She has told me I would need 1-3 treatments at $600 each
  3. I have the same thing too. I just got back from an appt at a skin treatment place that does laser resurfacing. They recommended a treatment called Kerastick, plus Retin-A cream (probably for life), and Fraxel for my scars. I don't think we can "unclog" these pores without something like Retin-A. What is Retin-A? I can't really afford a special treatment. Retin-A is an RX cream. If you're on a budget and nothing else has worked, I would read up on it here on the boards. The gener
  4. I have the same thing too. I just got back from an appt at a skin treatment place that does laser resurfacing. They recommended a treatment called Kerastick, plus Retin-A cream (probably for life), and Fraxel for my scars. I don't think we can "unclog" these pores without something like Retin-A.
  5. This is by far the worst type of acne I get (I also have blackheads and simple clogged pores). I rarely get "normal" pimples. I don't know how to treat them, I've tried everything. My face is so scarred from years of these damn things, I am really thinking about resurfacing (it's so bad I don't even know if that would help). But I still get them, having a breakout now. Mainly around my hairline, my cheeks near my ears, and sometimes chin. They are usually semi-deep and hard to even break o
  6. wheredidigo

    Helps skin heal faster, seems to help in fading red marks, leaves skin nice and smooth, evens out dry and oily areas, natural Smell (but could be worse) I've only been using this about 3 days (got myself the Bragg's brand) diluted 50/50 with water (it doesn't sting btw and I have sensitive skin). I wish I would've known about this sooner! I have a ton of red marks and flat scars from years and years of mild acne combined with daily skin-picking. I can tell that it is helping my boo-boos heal
  7. I'm sorry. I just had to get it off my chest...was going out of my mind the other night. It was ok if nobody even read it, I just had to vent - felt like I was going to explode. I know, it's depressing stuff. I always think, why do we have to break out on our FACES of all parts of the body...it's the worst part. I'd rather have this stuff anywhere else.
  8. Thanks Quirky. I saw people really liked some products from House of Deming for their red marks and scars so I'm going to try that. Lasers sound like a dangerous crap shoot, although I'm sure they've helped some people. Has anything helped you? I agree that lasers seem risky; plus they're EXPENSIVE! Depending on the type and depth of your scars, different things should help. I am just starting to treat my scars with Skin Biology Super Copper Peptide Serum in the morning and Renova .025%
  9. Thanks Quirky. I saw people really liked some products from House of Deming for their red marks and scars so I'm going to try that. Lasers sound like a dangerous crap shoot, although I'm sure they've helped some people. Has anything helped you?
  10. I am going to a tanning bed now...it's been about two months. Problem is my face isn't getting as dark as the rest of me because I wear makeup when I go in because I'm too embarrassed. I don't tan easily anyways and my face is the last to tan. I am hopeful that it will help at some level once I get my face a certain darkness (I hope). My upper back had some acne marks and the tanning there has helped them not be so visible, although to me they still are...but its two shades of brown, not whi
  11. I know - it seems like everyone these days has an overdose of self-esteem, whereas I have none. And I probably should have more than most. I still have a decent figure at my age, I know I'm intelligent and kind, etc. But I guess my face is what I perceive shows "me" to the world...it's the most obvious thing about us. And I just want it to look 'ok', like it used to be. I'm still thinking about researching laser treatments or something else. I'm not sure. Keep up the positive attitude.
  12. Thank you for posting this. It helps me realize my skin could be a lot worse. I can't even imagine what she has endured.
  13. Hi this is my first post. I've browsed these boards many times for helpful info. I wish I had found something that had helped me by now but I haven't. Here's my acne story. I had ok skin in my teens, did get the occasional breakout, but it was manageable. When I was 22, I started taking birth control pills. This really kept my skin clear. However, over time I realized it was screwing up other things...like I started to lose interest in guys completely. I also have some other health probl
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