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  1. Lim seems like a good guy, he replies to e-mails and offers advice, uploads videos, etc. although he is a bit expensive which I think is kind of immoral. Personally, I don't think doctors should be getting rich off of other peoples health problems. I understand their jobs are difficult but your health is kind of a necessity and I don't think scarring is any different in that, for some people fixing it is a necessity. That being said, he isn't the only one that's expensive and exclusively for t
  2. Congratulations on your improvement and thanks for sharing hope for others.
  3. It will most likely heal, is your skin prone to scarring? Keep it moist with something like Polysporin.
  4. You mentioned a thick layer of some kind of external substance on your face, is it like a layer of skin/sebum? Does the redness itch or burn? Could it be seborrheic dermatitis, maybe? Or some other kind of fungal infection? Have you tried ketoconazole or hydrocortisone cream? Keep us posted, hope you get some improvement.
  5. Find a reputable doctor online, look for good reviews and make some phone calls, ask about subcision. It isn't extremely expensive and will give you the best results. You may have to do a couple rounds of this but it will help. Afterwards, like BA said you can persue other treatments like peels to smoothen things out but subcision will cut the tethers and something like hyaluronic acid will keep it from re-tethering. If they start suggesting lasers instead find a different doctor.
  6. You guys are lucky your insurance covers scar treatments, in the U.S. it isn't because it's considered "cosmetic", I'm sure it would be different if our government officials were underpaid and dealing with these kinds of problems themselves.
  7. Hey Scarsarejustmemories, Scars such as the one circled in blue in this pic are best treated with TCA cross. Some of the smaller ones on your cheek can be treated with this as well. Good luck with your treatment, hope you see some good improvements. Keep us posted on how it works out for you.
  8. I think subcision would help you too, search for "subcision" here using the search function and you can see other peoples types of scars and their improvement and it might help you decide if it's something you want to proceed with. I don't know if it will be enough improvement for you but if not you can have multiple treatments done and/or a combination approach of different treatments. The results are permanent with some initial swelling afterwards.
  9. Malia is right, scars look different in the morning compared to at night. Water intake has an effect too. Take a hand mirror while standing in front of the mirror in your bathroom and hold it underneath your cheek, use the mirror in front of you to look to get a better look from different angles at your scarring. This will give you a better idea of what types of scars you have and the severity.
  10. I'm not a doctor, just another person with skin problems. The reason you should use the contractubex at night would be because most acidic products are going to leave your skin sensitive to the sun which is why they suggested a sunscreen as well. Maderma is a bit different, as far as I know it might help soften the appearance of line or surgical scars but I don't think it will help much with atrophic (indented) scarring. Depending on your skin type I would use a dedicated sunscreen.
  11. I had to look this stuff up to see what it was, apparently the main ingredient that might help with scarring is glyoxylic acid. I would apply the cream sparingly at night and use your sunscreen during the day. Make sure you pick a sunscreen that has zinc oxide which is a physical sunblock such as Elta MD: https://www.amazon.com/EltaMD-Clear-Broad-Spectrum-SPF-1-7/dp/B002MSN3QQ/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1505009975&sr=1-1&keywords=elta+md
  12. My skin would always get irritated with razor burn and ingrown hairs when I shaved with a razor, a couple of years ago I switched to using clippers with a "0" attachment and I don't think I will ever go back to razors again. For high quality clippers, look into Andis Masters and the purple magnetic guards by them. Fantastic. You don't want some cheap clippers snagging and pulling your facial hair. https://www.amazon.com/Andis-15-Watt-Adjustable-Clipper-01557/dp/B000BBGS36/ https://www.
  13. Has anyone tried hydroquinone or cortisone cream for brown/pigmented burn marks? I have one from a bad ACV burn that I'll soon be treating. Great progress by the way Aesthetic Beast. It looks great.
  14. Congratulations on your progress! Threads like this are imperative so people know there are options out there and don't lose hope.
  15. This is PIE: Post Inflammatory Erythema. It is not permanent and will fade with time, it can take a while however depending on your skin type.