Please help me!! These scars are ruining my life!!

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April 07, 2018

I would recommend trentinoin cream or gel. It’s a prescription from a doctors and it’s technically a retinoid I believe! I have been using it for 4 years...all through the time when my picking went from a bad habit to terribly out of control and now back to a more managed bad habit lol. I credit it for not having scars because I use it daily and it basically makes your skin turn over so fast that it heals and sheds and pigmentation doesn’t last long! It’s amazing and I will probably use it forever. You could start it now and hopefully still see improvements after a month or two even if your scars are older. And continued use helps. For current picked spots I have found that allowing the spot to have a good healing environment helps the most because then you barely have a mark to fade with the trentinoin! I suggest hydrocolloid bandaids. You can get them at any drugstore. You can cut them to fit your wound anywhere on your body and they speed healing without allowing a scab to form and help skin to regenerate quickly so you’re less likely to end up with a dented scar as well. I honestly think these two products have saved my skin (even as we speak)!

April 08, 2018

Skin peels. TCA or VI... perfect if you have a whiter skin tone. If you have darker skin than a dermatologist would know better. I have done many TCA peels over the years and they do help over time. It's a gradual process of burning off the top layers of skin, stimulating collagen, etc. It's a more rapid form of cell turnover...much like the tretinin the previous individual mentioned. It's just quicker and gets rid of the red/ brown hyperpigmentation very fast. Basically burns it all off. Your first peel is best to do at a dermatologist just to get familiar with the process.