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Has anyone picked at themselves to the point of needing plastic surgery to repair the damage? I have picked and picked and picked a few places on my face so much that I have actually disfigured my face. How crazy is that? I'm not picking on new places, but rather digging at an old wound that can't heal because of my habit that began years ago. I've picked at this one place so long (months) that I know I'm just digging at scar tissue, but at times I can't help it because it (and a few other scars) are lumpy and itchy and I want them gone. I just want to dig everything out--aargh! Now I have a few hypertrophic scars on my face that have actually altered the profile of my jawline! Places where I have just literally carved out scar tissue and other junk are now hyperinflated with those scars...which itch and make me want to dig even more. I must be certifiably insane to keep doing this. My dermatologist has helped me get my hormonal acne (peri-menopause) under control, but my scars are making me crazy. He has injected a few of facial scars with some sort of cortisone, but they are still hard, red, raised, and itchy. I have an appt with him next week, and he will kill me when he sees the damage I've done. Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, how are you treating it? I'm trying to use silicone patches as night, but I tend to pull them off in my sleep. There's also a brush-on gel I use, but nothing really seems to be working. Any suggestions?