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Hello everybody,

I am 26.
I had very bad pimples since 13, that remained till last year.
I had done every possible treatment but just couldn't go ...
From this January, it seems to have stopped


The problem now I am facing is ACNE SCARS
I am left with really bad , deep scars (becoz I used to squeeze pimples, don ask me why i was doing that! I am also asking to my self now )

Somebody suggested me to have any one of the following treatment:

1) Micro Needling

2) Fraxel Laser

which one should I go for, considering I am having very deep acne scars ??

Thanks In Advance
 

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What color is your skin? Fraxel laser isn't recommended for tanned to black skin. I'd start out light and go with Microdermabrasion and then go from there. Dermabrasion is very invasive but it may be your best choice.
 

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Hi! These treatments are different approaches, and their usefulness depends on your condition.
The first one, micro needling, is a simple mechanical procedure: under local anaesthesia, a roller covered with small pins is used on your skin. The small wounds it causes promote tissue regeneration, softening your skin's texture and appearance. Fraxel laser, on the other hand, burns small portions of damaged tissues, also encouraging the healing abilities of your skin.
Micro needling is, of course, a cheaper and quicker procedure, but both treatments will require more than one session to achieve optimal results. To accelerate the process, you can use natural treatment products to reinforce the skin regeneration; and, of course, you must follow an adequate diet to give your skin all the nutrients it needs.
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You got some good advice in this thread. I'd also recommend maybe starting with some microdermabrasion treatments (either at home or done by a professional) before you jump into Micro Needling or Fraxel. There are also some skin peels that may help. Again, these can be done at home (if you know what you're doing) or by a professional.
 

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I have insight! I have been there and done that!
First thing, your skin is unique. I don't know what kind of scars your have or how intense they are. So I can't tell you what you need.
However, I have a similar situation. Acne like crazy all my life and now scars.

Step 1. Get as much Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Mandelic acid in your skincare regiem as possible.

Step 1. Microdermabrasion & a Salicylic Peel once every two weeks... dare I say every week if your face can handle it. Get it done by a professional esthetician who is on board with your desires and will be your skin analyst. That will help acne and scars. Still not working? go to step 2.

Step 2. Go to a dermatologist and ask for Retina/ Tazorac. Use it like crazy. You will need to find the right balance for your skin... Hydration is just as important as exfoliation, so don't dry yourself out! Vitamin B Serum can help heal the exfoliation from the Tazorac. Figure out your skin needs as you as you go. Give it 6 months at least to see if it's working for you.

If it's not working to your satisfaction research different procedures and pick one based of scientific evidence.

I spent $4,000 on a one time Fraxil Repair (the strongest Fraxil) that did nothing. If anything it made my scares look biger by created larger shadows. Not to mention, it's honestly more painful than anything you could imagine. Fraxil tightens the skin... like a face lift. You would think it lazers out little holls or peaces of your scares... but it dosn't. Both Fraxil and Micro Needling are from the same school of thought. The theory is awesome... but it dose not help acne scars... even though Doctors say it will help, it wont! DON'T do fraxil for acne scars! for that amount of pain... try dermabrasion.


Old school Dermabrasion... NOT microdermabrasion may be my best shot. however it's extremely based on your physicians skill. So if you get a doc who dosn't know what they are doing... your face is jacked for life. It's extremely painful and has a LONG down time.

The search continues...

Please let me know if there are other procedures that you think would be beneficial. I've been researching this topic for 10 years.

by the way i'm 26.

Kari
 
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