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  1. pattypattypatty

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    From the album: What to do with those scars?

    As you seen also here I have some kind of rolling scars. I have some pimples today because I am in my days... but usually I just have a clear skin with scars. I need your advice, pls let me know. :)
  2. I was traumatized with horrendous acne on my chest and back from the 1970s and 1980s. Today I saw just how bad those scars are. Thank God the scars on my face are nowhere near as bad as the scars left on my back. Is there any plastic surgery procedures that can help smooth out deep ice pick scars on the back? Some even go up to my neckline which I never realized until today. The photo I am attaching is not very good. The scars are much deeper and wider. Thanks for your help.
  3. I have come to realize I have a poor healing response. Any pimple, especially in my cheek area will leave a very shallow indent in its place. I always knew that my skin healed slowly, but now I am scared to start trying different treatments, specifically using the derminator and tca peel. Can anyone give me advice in what route I should take, especially those with the same issue. Can using the derminator cause further damage if my skin's healing ability is not the best? thanks so much!
  4. First of all, I'm really sorry for my English. I'm currently 18 and suffering from acne scars I've suffered from acne started when I was 12 (not cystic, it's like whiteheads, blackheads, and sometimes pimple) and I don't really have many acne right now, they just show up in some spots and they rarely show up. Anyway, so I'm suffering from the scars that are left from the acne. Now I'm not sure if the scars just showed up naturally or what, but back in 2016 I applied azelaic acid on my acne wh
  5. So I am 18 and i still have some active acne but i am wondering if the marks on my face are indented scars or just pigmentation. I started useing differin 5 weeks ago for the acne, will that combat these marks, and if they are scars will differin even them out?
  6. Hey guys, So I'm looking to get professional help to take care of my Acne scars. I am having a hard time just finding someone to see....I called a few dermatologists but they didn't do cosmetic work. I've posted some pictures of my scars on here and was told TCA Cross would be beneficial. So my question is....Should I be looking for a dermatologist or a plastic/cosmetic surgeon?
  7. Hello everyone I am new to this forum. I come from Germany, and here we don't have so much knowledge about getting rid of scars. So I am in my twenties now, and have a surgery scar in my face ( from an accident in my childhood) and a few acne scars. Also I have very shallow chickenpox scars. For the acne scars, I think they are scarred pores mostly but also Ice Pick ones. Can you maybe help identify them? I am not really sure wich type of scars I have. I also have a deep scar on my kne
  8. What should I do??? Is my life ruined???? Is there anyway I can have the scars go away???
  9. Hi guys, I'm not going to bore everyone with a super long story - but recently I decided enough was enough and to piece my life together. Get rid of my current terrible friends, find a new bunch, start dating, lose a few pounds of weight (I'm 5 feet 3, 138 suffering from hypothyroidism) and just be happy. I'm doing extremely well professionally so that's something to be grateful for! I got my acne under control for the past 2 months and now barely break out - maybe one pimple in a month
  10. If you've done some reading on the treatments available for scarring, you probably would have come across horror stories; especially from laser. After all, its just nature to overestimate the odds of dreadful but infrequent events. And I'm ultimately, not rewarded for not taking any action. Somewhere in April, I've tried out dermarolling; which I'd seen slow but substantial results from. Strengthened by newer advances in technology, I'm glad that I've finally took the first step to solve my prim
  11. I am interested in doing the tca cross scar treatment at home. I haven't found much information about it online. I was wondering if anyone knows how exactly to do tca cross? Any links or videos would really help me and anybody else interested in doing tca cross at home. Are some scars too big to do tca cross on? What size are scars supposed to be to do tca cross on?
  12. I'm wondering how do you tell how deep an icepick is? Is it the wider the icepick on the surface, the deeper, or is the depth based on the severity of the blemish that caused it? My icepicks are quite tiny on the surface, caused by little pustules. Do you think they're very deep? I'm trying to figure out what treatment would be best for my icepicks on my cheek but it depends on how deep they are right? Also, how do you avoid icepick scars? What causes you guys's icepicks? Mine occured even thoug
  13. Hi I have alot of very small ice pick scars on one area of my face. Most of the scars are about the size of a large pin prick and are reasonably shallow but slightly red although old. As I get older (mid forties) and my skin looses some of it's elasticity these small scars create lots of fine lines and the wrinkles which are very unsightly and make me look alot older. Has anyone had any successful treatment for this type of small and shallow scarring? Thanks Samui.
  14. My acnes been on and off in the past 4 years. I just finished Accutane and I'm acne free now but I have scars that are 4 years old. They have only faded a little, but they aren't that bad just a few boxcars and icepicks. Anyway my question is I see so many different scar treatments I have no idea which one I should do. Is there a general consensus on what the best scar treatment is? Also, I've read they aren't even guranteed to work. Do they work? Or should I just pay $450 to get my scars remov
  15. Hi! After much research, I strongly believe that both these procedures are the way to go for treating acne scarring. Which one (from experience or not) do you all recommend?
  16. Hi everyone, until recently I have been a regular on the topical retinoids boards. I have a log (didn't get too far on it) and had resigned myself to seeing Differin or possibly Retin-A through to the bitter end. However this all changed yesterday when I finally saw a dermatologist at my local hospital (referred by GP). He took one look at my skin and told me he wanted me to go on Roaccutane - he said that I am beginning to get atrophic scarring (icepick?) and that I need to take 'serious mea
  17. Heya guys, I have about 10 icepick scars, along with some rolling ones on my cheek. The attached pic shows 2x 1-2mm icepicks along my cheekbone. Would these scars be suited for TCA cross? The scarring on my other cheek is actually visible without closer inspection, but it doesn't belong in this thread. thanks in advance.
  18. I've done a search for this, but I'm trying to find people who have had ANY results at all with my type of scarring. I tried to take a picture, but unfortunately, I only have my camera phone right now, and you can't see my scarring at all in the pics. I have many enlarged pores on my cheeks that make my skin look old and weathered, as well as a few ice pics and a couple verrrrry shallow scars (as in you can barely see them up close). I've tried glycolic peels and salicylic peels with zero improv
  19. I'm 24 years old and dealt with cystic acne on and off for 6 years... and I have scaring and will neeed to get laser but I just had a breakout a couple weeks ago 3 or 4 cystic pimples showed up and I went to the dermatologist and I asked him if he can give me cortizone shots to help with them and he said "we don't do those because they cause scaring?" I didn't think they did... which was weird I explained to him how self consious I am of my scars and how they recently really started showing alo
  20. Hi everyone! I have been a long time reader of acne.org but this is my first ever time posting anything. Since I have just completed my course of pixel I thought it would be a good idea to tell my experiences and hope that it may help someone out there. Firstly let me tell you about my skin. I'm 18 years old, and I started breaking out when I was 12 or so, back then the breaks out were pretty mild just some minor whiteheads and blackheads. After a couple years I was clear but then when I hit 1
  21. Hi - Not sure if any of you have gotten professional makeup done for your weddings or photoshoots or whatever the reason may be. My question is mainly b/c i'm getting married in a month and my current skin has a number of scars (which i've been told are ice pick scars but personally to me they look like a mix of icepick and rolling/boxcar scars). I'm hoping that the professional makeup artist can do something a) to conceal the red (which i'm sure she will be able to as i can do a decent job
  22. For those of you looking for a great subcision doc in the New York area -- I had subcision performed by Dr. George Yang last week. He was fantastic and I recommend him highly. My story -- I am a 38 year old woman with significant scarring. I have scarring of all kinds -- rolling, boxcar, and a few icepicks. I'm scared to death of coming out of a procedure looking worse than I went in so I haven't done anything to treat my skin other than dermarolling and stamping (both of which have been help
  23. Okay question number one - How likely is it that treatment for shallow rolling scars will have COMPLETE success (i.e. the skin will just look flat and smooth)? I'm pretty sure I have this patch of rolling scars on my right cheek but they disappear completely when I stretch the skin a little - is that a good sign? I do also have blackheads in that area which probably contribute to the uneven texture. Number two - How much does the appearance of scars improve when hyperpigmentation fades? On my o
  24. I started derma rolling today with a 1.5 mm roller. Mostly on the cheeks where I have some shallow icepicks and small rolling scars. But, also on my temples which have some deeper boxcar type scars. Let me say that this hurt! I didn't use a numbing cream because of potential side effects. My face was really red while rolling, but it subsided surprisingly quickly (hour or two). Had some tiny droplets of blood, but I think the pain prevented me from overdoing it. The swelling is pretty awesome