KP picking - permanent damage? :(


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January 21, 2018

Hey! you're not alone. Just know that scars always fade, and there are a ton of ointments and oils that do help, I've been looking for something for stretch marks (which is essentially "stretch" scars, which you can fade!) Having KP for my entire life on my arms, I never picked at it until recently, it's satisfying to pick off the little bumps. I am on the search for something to help lessen the appearance, my KP is naturally so so red. Nothing to be ashamed of, but I totally get not wanting anyone to see, I feel the same way about my hands (nail and skin biting). We're here for each other!
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January 21, 2018

The redness will go away if you let your body heal. It might take a little longer for the redness to fade on the arms, unlike the facial skin for example...but it will fade. The scars will be permanent. Depending on how deeply you picked...some might be indented and others might be white. Initially the scar tissue can be a bright white color after the redness goes away. The bright white appearance usually fades out over a year or two. It will still be whiter than the surrounding skin, but less noticable over time. It really depends on how deeply you pick. Sometimes body scars can also be slightly raised (hypertrophic scarring).
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February 03, 2018

I have been picking at my face all my life. The only thing that has worked to fade brown spots that are left behind is hydroquinone 4% cream. Not sure how bad your scars are. If they look like brown spots you can fade them.