I do still have some scarring, but i have only been using the Microderm for 3 months. I intend to get professional micoroderm abrasion done because my best friend did and had wonderful results. She had medium to severe acne since 5th grade. At 23 she started microderm treatement and now has no scars (she continued monthly/bi-monthly treatments for about a year). It doesn't get rid of current acne (some say it helps).. she still had skin problems and resorted to Accutane to prevent additional scars. I have only used the over the counter L'oreal product. It has reduced my scarring SO MUCH. It's worked better than anything else at helping my skin tones and texture. For the price it's worth the results i have recieved. Try to purchase it at a drug store with a good return policy. That way if you have sensative skin... that doesn't react well... you can return it! (Remember you don't need to apply a lot of pressure, the surface of your skin is sensitive. It's a process that happens over time..) Although my skin instantly felt better! Every time i use it.. it feels amazing.
AM wash w/ Cetaphil facial clenser
apply Olay Regenerist Lotion (there is a lotion prouduct w/ UV protection)
apply neutragena Skin Clearing concealer to blemishes
apply make up
PM wash make-up off w/ Cetaphil facial clenser
apply a benzol peroxide to any blemish area's (Clean & Clear)
apply Regenerist Serum & lotion/ or Microderm lotion (included in kit)
Use microderm L'oreal exfoliate 2-4 times per week.
This is my routine.. I was blemish free with a few break-out occasionally around my peroid while on this routine. Recently I started taking Birth Conrol pills (which i have stopped taking) Hormones effect your skin. So i have switched to a "barrier method".
My routine works great for me. I reccommend these products to all my friends. My girlfriend had acne, she began using regenarist daily and it improved her break-out SO MUCH (virtually none). She recently switched to Proactive, and her skin is blemished once again (she is in the first stages though, and just started "the ring" birth control).
Having a "routine" i think helps.. it keeps you concious. Be sure to stay hydrated as well! Skin is truley regenerated from the inside-out. Drink lots of water, and be thoughtful of what you put into your body.
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Oh, as for permanently.. the scarring i have is noticibly decreasing over time. I am continuing using the kit.. i have had the same one since November.