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Quirky Fox

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    Avid researcher of the science behind scars and their treatments.

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  1. Hiya ScarFace! Your photos are a little blurry, but I think I can make out some very mild scarring. Scarring is when the skin is either indented (atrophic) or raised (keloid). I think you have a few ice-pick scars, and maybe one or two boxcar scars. But, from what I can see it's not severe at all. Small white bumps that go away very quickly sound to me like milia. This is mild and nothing to be super concerned about. Milia will rarely cause scarring because they aren't around on your skin
  2. Hello Cfralic! I used to be a big poster here while I was going through my most intensive treatments. I agree with Fazix in that we can't really see your scars in that photo. If you're comfortable in posting a close-up, under the harshest lighting (or the lighting you think makes you look the worst) then we might be able to give you some pointers. For me, I have had lots done. I won't bore you with the details, but I can tell you it's been a long journey but well worth it. I am 3 days post De
  3. Hello! Update you say? Well, I'm happy to report that my skin is getting better and better each month. It's slow yes, but I'm seeing results. The biggest thing is that I'm no longer obsessing over my skin. I think that's the biggest indicator of how far I've come. I'm in a serious relationship now (something I honestly thought would never happen given how low my self esteem used to be) and am more social and outgoing. I no longer view myself as ugly (still not perfect but who really wants that?)
  4. Nope.avi is correct, scars are supposed to form when inflammation/wound healing is present. It's duck tape for our skin! So, being natural our bodies are not going to correct it after it has formed because simply, nothing is wrong. So no amount of vitamins, supplements or creams are going to help. In order to fix things you need to induce controlled trauma. And that is not what you'd get if you scratched at your skin. You'll more than likely end up with more scarring and possible infection.
  5. I haven't read all of the replies here, sorry! Doing a run-by-reply to let people know I'm still around. Glad that this thread is still going too! I am 1 year and 5 months out from my first Dermastamp treatment and I can tell you all right now that it does get better, the hard work does pay off, the money is worth it! You just have to go all in and not give up, I can't stress this enough. There will be days when you are feeling ugly, days when you are feeling awesome and then eventually the
  6. I've been absent! Why? Because I am finally living life the way I want to! I've had two full eDermastamp treatments and I'm having another early in the New Year. By far less downtime than the Dermaroller and wow... I am amazed by the results. I still have scarring and I will be perfectly honest and say yes, it does bother me, however I am not fixated so much on how my skin looks now. I find less people are looking at my scarring instead of my eyes (a big thing for me!) and I am even not a sing
  7. No. Length is everything. 0.5mm will stimulate collagen but it will not break up scar tissue no matter how often you roll. 1.5 - 2.0mm is the required lengths for atrophic scar correction. I've had both 1.5 and 2.0mm (1.5m from the Dermaroller and up to 2.0 for the eDermastamp in only my cheek areas) and have seen incredible results. 4.0mm is unheard of and if you ever come across a roller with needles that length... run, and run far!
  8. Thank you for the information. Sounds very interesting and I hope that you see awesome results! Keep us posted, we'd love to hear more about it!
  9. Okie dokie then. You don't have acne scarring. You have PIH or otherwise known as "acne marks". Basically red/brown/purple marks left behind by inflammation (which acne is awesome for). Home remedies? None. Professional remedies? Retin-A, a good sunscreen and a good moisturiser. Keep in mind that these marks will eventually fade on their own even if you never treat them topically. But if they bother you then you can speed the process up with Retin-A as it promotes faster skin turnove
  10. Your photos are a tad blurry but I see mostly PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) which is not scarring. There are some smaller darker marks I can see which might be boxcar scars. Are your marks indented/raised or just flat like the rest of your skin?
  11. Yes but why do you want to do this? It provides no long term benefits and may cause further scarring or infection.
  12. PIH usually resolves itself in time even if you do nothing... but I know from personal experience that it can take years. This is normal and the fairer the skin the longer it takes for the marks to fade. I have a burn mark on my arm that is now approaching one year old and it is still red but eventually I know it will fade. To speed the process up you need to get your skin to start turning over more quickly. Retinols are your friend here. They penetrate to the deeper layers of your skin and
  13. I completely agree with NUman's advice. Cheek implants are more for those that have severe facial degeneration/fat loss (like in some HIV positive people) so it works well for them but I wouldn't undertake such a thing for acne scarring. If you can stretch your scars out to a point where they are less visible then fillers would definitely help to improve the look of your scarring. I'm thinking about fillers as my last step after I have seen all the improvement I can get with my skin needling.
  14. I'm curious too. Can you tell us what the name of the laser is so we can do a bit of research? Subcision is usually done with needles so I'm having a hard time imagining how a laser could accomplish the same thing...
  15. Err, this is not a good idea. Swelling is a result of trauma, as NUman has said, so ongoing/repetitive micro-swelling is not healthy for your skin.