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thencamethescars

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  1. I just posted this on another thread, but thought it might be good for here too. Don't know if you've tried it, but I find it can help scraping a bit of powder onto the back of my (clean obviously!) fingernail - using something like MAC MSF natural and directly swiping it from the fingernail to an indent. That certainly helps me when I'm going out at night and I want them to be not so noticeable with the harsh lights and everything. Also I use MAC's studio finish concealer first with a conceale
  2. Regarding the makeup, don't know if you've tried it, but I find it can help scraping a bit of powder onto the back of my (clean obviously!) fingernail - using something like MAC MSF natural and directly swiping it from the fingernail to an indent. That certainly helps me when I'm going out at night and I want them to be not so noticeable with the harsh lights and everything. Also I use MAC's studio finish concealer first with a concealer brush putting blobs into any indented scars and then light
  3. You're welcome! I remember I was nervous before my first fraxel. Its hard because you don't know what to expect. Make sure you feel comfortable with the technician, ask them about the treatment and only go ahead with it if you feel you are in good hands. If they try to convince you to go on a high setting, let them know you'd prefer to try a medium level to start with (especially because you don't know how your skin will react). For example, I've got very light skin which means its very unli
  4. Hi! I'm able to help with this. I've had 5 rounds of Fraxel (cost a FORTUNE) but I heard all the horror stories and as long as you are going to a reputable clinic and the treatment is being administered by a qualified professional you have absolutely no reason to worry. Have you seen before and after pictures from previous clients? Ask questions like that - might put you at ease. I was given a numbing cream to put on 2 hours before and every half hour up to the treatment, then I was given more
  5. I basically needle like everyone else does. I mean here is the honest truth. I work at a printing shop with ALL dudes, and if i came to work after needling even my boss would have jokes. so i just needle like the first friday of every month. I decide that for that weekend I'm not leaving the house beforehand i get a movie, a six pack of beer or whatever, and just camp out at my house looking messed up. come monday i'm still i dont know how to put it coming out of the experience,
  6. Sorry for the late reply. I found that my skin became dependent on BP, so thats why I wouldn't recommend it. When you try to come off it, the acne starts up again, or if you stay on it, its bad long term for your skin. Definitely not a beauty salon! Large difference. A salon is more facials, whereas a good facial clinic (google) will be experienced in treatments such as laser, dermabrasion etc. Definitely worth going somewhere reputable, going to a regular beauty salon I definitely wouldn'
  7. I would leave any treatments like laser or peels for a bit longer. Imagine if you got something done and it made the scarring worse - not worth it! I don't recommend BP from experience - it made my acne worse and even if it does make yours better, often if you try to stop it after a while, the acne just comes back. I would say make an appointment with a clinic/dermatologist and see what topical treatments you can be put on and start to research (as it can take a long time) to work out what wil
  8. I'd love to hear more about your experience with needling, how exactly you do it etc if you'd be willing
  9. Its probably not what you want to hear, but I actually felt like mine became more noticeable after Fraxel (5 sessions) and wasn't worth the money I paid.
  10. I've got one, it does nothing for me. Trust me, the scarring is there. I just haven't got the right angle, and like I said, the second is with heavy makeup.
  11. I don't know if what I say will help much. But maybe as a temporary thing, try using a primer such as Benefit's the Porefessional or Pure Luxe's Eraser on them and then cover with a mineral foundation powder? I'm sure someone else will have an idea as for what to do treatment-wise
  12. Hi everyone, So I'm new to the forum and thought I'd do some quick background. Started getting acne in 2006, wasn't too bad, was recommended Proactiv. Was a disaster, made my skin worse. Went on antibiotics which didn't help, so I stopped them but didn't do anything more till 2008 because the acne wasn't too bad. In 2008 skin started becoming cystic, and unfortunately not thinking that I might get depressed scarring, I did try and squeeze a few of the big ones because of events I had to attend
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