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Old 08-16-2007, 02:36 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if anything can be done for severe scarring, including deep pits and misshapen pores? I know microdermabrasion is supposed to help, but I've had a couple of treatments before and I honestly cannot imagine it making a significant difference in my scars. They're just so bad. Honestly I was thinking about things like plastic surgery. What do you all know/think?

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: pits

I had moderate acne scars and used the dermshed emuscar kit and it helped tremendously. Not sure if it will help yours though. The two together were the trick for me, but again, not sure it will be as helpful to everyone like it has to me.

Old 08-18-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: pits

How severe is severe? Do you know how deep your scars are? I'd rate severe scars to be 3 - 4 mm deep or more. A couple of microdermabrasion treatments definitely would not do anything if your scars are that deep. Dermabrasion would do more but it is very invasive and causes a lot of downtime.

You can look into Fraxel laser treatment. But you need to find a very good doctor who is very experienced in using it to treat acne scars. Results partly depend on the machine's settings and each individual's skin make-up. Some respond better and some don't respond to the treatment that well. I have no personal experience but have heard that it generally gives you an improvement of about 40 - 50% after 5 to 10 treatments which can cost $1000+ per treatment for the whole face, less for spot treat. I think there is no limit on how many treatments you can do but it seems it still won't give you an over 80% improvement no matter how many treatments.

My scars were 2mm deep, in my book not severe but not shallow either. I didn't do any laser or plastic surgery procedures and just used some over the counter stuff which were Epidermx microdermabrasion and Silkia camellia oil. My scars responded really well, in a little over a year they were majorly smoothed in. Now I would rate the improvement to be 95%. I had 5 of those scars on the forehead. The other scars that have not responded as well are those immediately above my upper lip. They are about 70 - 75% filled in and I need a concealer to cover up everyday.

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