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  1. @okmichelle if I do continue at-home needling, I will try to be more consistent. I have to psych myself up to do it because it hurts. Probably why I don't have any long-term improvement, as I've done it only a handful of times...expecting a miracle I guess. Stopping the constant mirror-checking and selfie-taking would probably help too. I'm going to try that. It could definitely be a lot worse! Thank you for the kind words and support! @ScarRight Travel does sound nice. All of these skin trea
  2. @grandor Thank you. I probably do need to see a therapist. I have always been preoccupied and unhappy with my appearance, even before the acne and scars. I went to a counselor once about other emotional issues and didn't feel like it helped, but maybe I just didn't have the right therapist. @okmichelle I didn't have much long-term improvement with the microneedling. I think it just temporarily looks better due to microswelling. But that's better than nothing...it just hurts and I'm a wimp! Than
  3. I know a lot of it is in my head. I am a perfectionist and probably have some form of BDD...but really I am most upset at those couple scars on the left side that are very obvious, even in good lighting. The rest aren’t that bad. Is there any chance dermastamping/microneedling could make things worse? If nothing else the temporary microswelling improves them a bit. I’d like to try subcision, but I can’t travel now. Thank you for the compliment. It makes me feel better to know that a stranger
  4. Lookforhope, if you ever find the secret to not obsessing over flaws, please let me know. It would be so nice to just live and not feel like everyone is disgusted by our flaws, whatever they may be. What is confidence, anyway? What is self-esteem? Why do we care what others may think? Why do we care what we look like? At the end of the day, what does it all matter? I ask myself these questions a lot, and yet I still seem to care way too much...
  5. But when the depression is because of my perception of my skin, one would hope at least being able to mask it would make me feel better? It’s much worse in bad lighting.. Is there anything that can fill more than pores? Besides dermaflage? It seems really ridiculous that we don’t even have good makeup options when Hollywood has all they need to create horrible scars and wounds from silicone and latex..
  6. I'm also wondering if there is a makeup/primer that can "fill in" scars? Dermaflage seems to get very mixed reviews, and it's expensive. Has anyone found anything better?
  7. floridagirl1991, I really hope you reach out to a therapist or join depressionforums.org. Just talking to people helps. I like those forums because you can connect with people anonymously without even leaving your house. I know you feel like life isn't worth living, but please make an effort to address your mental/emotional health right away...depression screws up your thinking. Once you get your head in a better place, it will make coping with the acne scars easier. I know this because when my
  8. Have you tried therapy or meds for your depression? I know you probably don’t want advice, but I’d first get rid of the cheating husband and then focus on healing mentally/emotionally. If you did subcision without fillers, maybe that is why you didn’t see improvement? Have you seen plastic surgeons? Maybe try filler...I don’t think that could make it worse?
  9. Did subscision make things worse? What manual treatments are you going to do? I’d also like to see what happened, if you don’t mind PMing the before/after. I’m sorry this happened to you. It is making me think twice about treatment. Thank you. I’ve tried microneedling, isn’t that the same thing? It really is messing with me psychologically.
  10. I have a aesthetic medicine clinic in my town that offers IPL and ResurFx non-ablative lasers, as well as the Juvederm line of fillers. Would either of those lasers benefit me? The plastic recommended I finish my PicoSure with CO2, but I'm not sure I want to try that laser. I asked him what else he could do and he just said keep hitting the scars with Picosure...he doesn't do subscision or try to fill scars with filler. Which of the newer Juvederm products would you recommend? There are so many,
  11. Hi! I thought you might want to check out this post that I just stumbled upon on Reddit. She posted an update a few days ago.


  12. BA, thank you very much for the detailed analysis and recommendations. I have wanted to try subscision, but I don't have any docs near me that do it. I would probably have to travel quite a distance to find someone experienced. I'm in southern Oregon and we don't even have a derm in my town anymore, I had to go 70 miles for my three Picosure sessions with a plastic surgeon. Ugh! What is the longest lasting "soft" filler? I really don't want to have the expense (or needles in my face) every 6
  13. I can't believe that I joined this forum 12 years ago and I just so happened to remember my username and password to log back in now. Brief history: Dry skin with moderate/severe cystic acne since teen years, first course of Accutane at 19yo, second course of Accutane at 28yo. My skin is now mostly clear and kept under control with benzoyl peroxide and retinol creams. Current issue: SCARRING! The last few years I have noticed an increase in the visibility of old and new scars. I believ
  14. I used it to control the pimples I was getting AFTER I underwent a round of Accutane. It worked wonders for the after-tane acne, I love it but it's really expensive....
  15. Yes, I DID pick...horrible, but I used to think I could pop the suckers without making a scar, well..I've got a few shallow ones on my left cheek now and a few on my forehead. Whatever you do, don't pick!!! LOL. I know it's hard, but you'll be glad you didn't down the road. Oh, and I had AWFUL breakouts the first month or so I was on Accutane...much worse than before I started (although before I was pretty damn bad, lol). But don't worry...that first phase is necessary, and it DOES pass. After