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Howdy all, I'm new here and have been a compulsive skin picker for 3 years now (I'm 19 and female). I was curious if any of you fellow skin pickers have self mutilated in other ways? From about 14 to 16 I would cut and burn my thighs until I came to a resolution that doing it was silly and effectively stopped. Little did I know that casting away that form self mutilation would result in compulsive skin picking (which for me is predominantly around the chest area as it's easy to hide). Out of the frying pan and into the flame it would appear. I've finally summed up the courage to go see a doctor next week for a referral to a therapist though so we shall see how that goes eh? Anywho, if there is anyone out there who has had a similar development or have overcome this sort of thing I'm very interested in hearing your story!