Hi everyone. This is my first time on here and it wasn’t until recently I found that skin picking was and actual condition. I had always chocked itvip to being a bad habit because I was bored or didn’t like unevenness when I ran my fingers across my skin.
In a brief history I have been picking for years. I started in high school with little bumps in my legs. It looked like I had the chicken pox and then I would find a spot on my arm or next. It would drive me crazy that I could feel a bump or my mind would play tricks that something was in it. And I was not satisfied until it was gone. I had a tool kit and in it was a nail file, nail clippers, tweezers and a pin. Now I’m my 30’s I am on my face and arms and the scars are very present.
I picked my face to a point I would be disgusted with myself and stop for a month and stare at the scar until it would go away from
Me playing with products. Now it is so bad that I have hypertrophic scars on my face and I feel like it is all people see. My boyfriend is kind and says we will get through it together and says I’m beautiful but it doesn’t take the scars away. And when people say”oh what happened to you?” I have no good story to tell but I did it to myself. I cry but I can’t stop but I am fed up and want to move forward and try to make these scars less of a painful visual of this disorder.
So my question is has anyone on here tried products to help flatten the hypertrophic scars. I will go to a Dermatoligist but I would like to try natural or home remedies first. Any experience or advice will be greatly appreciated.