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I’m in my late teens. And because i didn' really care for my face in my younger years, I now have a face that is full of pock marks, craters more numerous than the moon has. My face is awful, I hate what i've done to my face!Oh how I wish I had paid attention to the advise of my family and taken care of my face.
But now that the damage is done is there anything I can do about it now? Is there something that can make the scars heal to a point of being in the least, somewhat less noticeable? ...or am I stuck with it for life, is it too late???
 

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Personally id go see a proffessional and get advice about laser surgery or something along these lines, eat well, drink water and take vits and minerals and use skin care products for face and body!
 

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Laser surgery is very aggressive and expensive. There are other methods to go about fixing the scars including microdermabrasion and injections of collagen which helps plump up the areas that are depressed.

Much cheaper and easier on the skin.
 

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Are at home microdermabrasion really not worth bothering about freddy, just wondering cause i know skin doctors do the whole microdermabrasion kit you can purchase now, gel and the tools this is?
 

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They're really not the same thing. You have to keep in mind that dermatologists make money on the products they sell as well.

You also need to remember that the results don't last very long and that upkeep is necessary with either at home or in the office treatments.
 

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Thanks freddy sorry asked you same question on other post!! oopps sorry

Surely though if you need to get this repeated anyway is it cheaper by doing this sort of thing at home surely than going to see a derm though? May be though im wrong though for thinking skin doctors thing looks good though
 

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Iâ€2122m in my late teens. And because i didn' really care for my face in my younger years, I now have a face that is full of pock marks, craters more numerous than the moon has. My face is awful, I hate what i've done to my face!Oh how I wish I had paid attention to the advise of my family and taken care of my face.
But now that the damage is done is there anything I can do about it now? Is there something that can make the scars heal to a point of being in the least, somewhat less noticeable? ...or am I stuck with it for life, is it too late???
Hi, I had acne right into my mid20s which left my face badly scarred. I opted for dermabrasion. The procedure is quite invasive and you will need at least a week or more at home for the skin to heal. It is painful.

My scars evened out quite a bit but a second procedure was suggested for the deeper scars. I chickened out.

I've know women in their 40s who have had the procedure -- not so much for scarring but to tighten up their facial skin -- sort of a precursor to a surgical face lift.

I'd talk to a derm and get professional advice.

Good luck.
 

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Mari, how much improvement did you see from the dermabrasion? Would dermabrasion do anything for shallow scars/hyperpigmentation marks & patches?
I'm in the process of thinking what next step I should take...microdermabrasion, only HQ routine or something else...
 

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Has anyone else tried microdermabrasion btw? I don't know why I'm so sceptic to it...but I wonder if it can do anything, isn't it kind of mild?
 

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Yes I have done micro derm several times- works great- results are a smooth face! its quick and painless-
 

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I've had scars before because I used to pick at my face. Bad idea. They turned pretty noticeable but over time they faded. I also used a skin-care line which I'm sure helped more than if I didnt use it. I'd wash my face daily (an exfoliator is good, helps remove dirt and oil), next I used..mm it was like an astringent, it made my face feel tingly and clean. After all of that I added a lotion, to smooth, reduce reddening and help heal scars. This was proactiv, it works amazing, I still use it to this day. I never go to the dermatologist, he didn't help me.


hehe, hope I could help you out!
 

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Steph, I'm glad proactiv worked for you. the second time around for that it didnt work for me.

and ive tried the at home microdermabrasion and its not that great. its more work than its worth for sure.

im looking into chemical peels myself.
 

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There is hope!!!

Go to a La Mer counter close to you and get yourself The Concentrate by La Mer. It works! Have seen it with my own eyes. I use to be a La Mer Analyst and a 35+ lady has seen results with her scaring. It is not called the Miracle Broth for no reason
 

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I understand how you feels, I got some pits after having chicken pox right on my 18th birthday! The aftermath cause me to pity myself. However, regrets will not help us anymore. All we have to do is face our skin problem and look for remedies that will boost our self-confidence once more. As for your situation, how about diamond peel?You can seek the guidance of a dermatologist instead for experimenting various beauty products on your face by yourself.Hope you can overcome this...you are still young and you still have a long time of healing your skin.^____^
 

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I would definitely consult a doctor about chemical peels. TCA are the most aggressive and should be done by a professional, unless you have experience applying them. A stronger peel would require a couple days of down time, but might be worth it.
 

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I am in my late 50's and struggling with skin care issues. My pores are large around my nose, I have pock marks from poor habits, I have severe wrinkling around my lips and chin due to smoking for 30 years. I do have a cleansing routine every night and morning and do not wear makeup unless I have to due to trying to keep my pores cleaner. Is anyone else dealing with these issues? I will see a dermatologist next week in hopes of getting Retin-A and beginning a microdermabrasion schedule. I appreciate any helpful responses.
 

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Hi catheyt, there are lots of things you can do!

I am in my early 50's and although I haven't used Retin-A, lots of the other girls have with good results. I have used a glycolic Acid cream and it helped even out my skin tone and refined the pores.

My sister had a laser peel for the deep lines she had around her lips. It totally eliminated the lines but I'm not game to have it as was very painfull and took quite a while to settle down.

Wearing a mineral make up won't hurt your skin and it can make things look a whole lot better.
 
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