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  1. So in case anyone else had this problem or something, just wanted to say that a month later, it seems to have finally pretty much gone. I don't know how, but apparently they do get absorbed into the skin eventually. Bear in mind it was already 3 weeks old when I originally posted this, so I guess they take about 2 months to completely disappear just with the normal cleansing routine and all that stuff I tried in between. Also, thanks WishClean, I did try the lotion and ice and it sort of made it
  2. Yep sadly I have them too, and annoyingly only on one side which means my smile is no longer symmetrical. I find it's all about positioning of scars - if I had the exact same scars on my forehead I wouldn't be anywhere near as bothered by them, but on my cheeks they cause all sorts of problems like these. And don't get me started on how it looks under direct sunlight. After visiting my doctor I'm now extremely confused if shallow scars do tend to go away over time. Some say they only get wor
  3. I have many pimples but one in particular has been there for maybe 2-3 weeks now and it's really bugging me. I want it gone asap because not only is it unsightly but I can already see it starting to leave a scar the size of the grand canyon. The worst part is, it's in a really noticeable spot, on my cheek a bit under my eye. I know there's plenty of topics on these sort of pimples and I've read them all and tried everything that has been suggested: - Hot compress with a warm washcloth fo
  4. It doesn't matter how minor they are, if you scars bother you that much you should do something about them. Can't stand it when people brush these things off as nothing just because it looks like nothing to them - it is obviously something to you. I think you have taken very blurry photos in flattering lighting and that's why no one in these forums can actually see your scars. I would advise against laser if it's just minor scarring. I honestly can't even tell what type of scarring you h
  5. I know it feels like you are alone, but surprisingly you're not. I go through the same thing and it often feels like everyone else has easy problems compared to me, like boy problems or something stupid. At the start of this year for the first time after many years of having acne, for some reason I developed indented acne scarring. It has sent me into a depression that I'm still currently dealing with. I know most people will think this isn't the best advice, but what I did was just quit unive
  6. Yep chemical peels most definitely help with redness. They're actually better for redness than actual scars, because indented or textured scars are caused deeper into the dermis of the skin whereas chemical peels are best for surface problems. If you only want to do a peel for reducing redness, you could probably just use a very weak peel at home like a glycolic acid peel 10-15% or something. You can't really do any damage with the low percentages and are fantastic for exfoliation, meaning they
  7. Firstly, congrats on getting your acne under control, that's the first battle dealt with. I'm in the same boat and have been pretty overwhelmed too. I've changed my mind so many times - I decide on one thing, order it, change my mind, order something else, have second thoughts after reading about the risks, send it back... So hundreds of dollars and months later, I still haven't even started treating my scars! But out of everything I've read, the treatment I have come across that appears t
  8. Thanks for the advice. I considered just a derma stamp at first but ended up going with this and I'm not too sure why. Just the way this works seems like it would be more effective than me feebly stamping my skin, it's hard to explain. But do you think the speed of the needles going in and out "not fast enough" will really matter if I use the Dermapen with the technique I mentioned in my original post? That being, I'm not actually moving the pen along the skin, just holding it there? And in what
  9. Thanks for the advice. I considered just a derma stamp at first but ended up going with this and I'm not too sure why. Just the way this works seems like it would be more effective than me feebly stamping my skin, it's hard to explain. But do you think the speed of the needles going in and out "not fast enough" will really matter if I use the Dermapen with the technique I mentioned in my original post? That being, I'm not actually moving the pen along the skin, just holding it there? And in what
  10. Hi everyone, hope your journey with your skin is going well. So I've ordered an at-home DermaPen and some regular Copper Peptide Serum from Skin Biology. I'm sort of new to this whole scar treatment thing and am still in the initial depressed/freaking out stage where I can't think of anything else but my scars, and am pretty much buying everything that claims it can help even a little bit. Needless to say, I have been researching like an obsessive maniac for months (but it feels like years)
  11. I've found pretty much every home remedy supporter has always mixed up the terms "scar" and "red marks." They seem to think they are the same thing. The DIY remedies usually work for red marks, even just exfoliation by itself will help with that. Apparently rubbing lemon on your face to lighten marks is actually a myth, but the others like vitamin C seem to work. They don't help with true, textured/indented scars though. It endlessly annoys me that there are all these false misconceptions around
  12. Very good question and I would be interested to know as well. I've been looking into microdermabrasion and it definitely helps with the redness, but in regards to true scars there is are a lot of conflicting opinions. While most people say it did nothing for their pitted scars, those people usually had quite deep pits. My scars are shallow but still indented/textured - they completely disappear when I stretch the skin. So sounds like we have the same types of scars. People say microdermabrasion
  13. I am exactly the same. It is emotionally exhausting for me because sometimes, in the morning, I think "maybe it's starting to look a tiny bit better" but then later throughout the day I notice so may new pimples starting to form, and I know the cycle is about to repeat itself al over again. I spend my days crying most of the time. It's even worse for my mental sanity when I'm locking myself up in my room hiding away from the world. But even then, when I watch TV all I can think about is how ever
  14. I had a similar thing a few years ago, and I remember it specially because it was so weird and random. I've had acne on my face for ages, but never on my neck. So when I broke out massively on my neck I had no idea why. For me I though it was just that my hair was getting longer, so I tied it up when I could. I also held a warm wet washcloth on my neck for a good 10 minutes or until it went cold, then washed my neck as I would my face. By doing that it went away within about 3 weeks. And I have
  15. I'm looking to try dermarolling myself for my acne scars. I have one at the moment, but can't use it until my active acne clears up. However, owning a dermaroller means I've also read heaps and heaps about it in user reviews/blogs/etc. So I can't tell you from personal experience, but from what I have read, people have said anywhere from 3 months to a year is the life-span of a dermaroller, depending on it's quality. A cheap $20 one would probably last the 3 months, and a proper Dr. Roller o
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