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Old 01-09-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
Indy007
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Scars

Hello,

Has anyone had success with any homemade products? I have mild to moderate acne but I have a LOT of scars---rolling, poked, ice-pick, dents, etc. Over the years I have tried aloe, lemon, vinegar, they do make my skin look better but the scars are still there. I hate being under certain lights (sunlight, fluorescent tubes, etc) because they make my scars so visible. I don't know if I should start thinking about microdermabrasion or laser.

Any and all advice will be appreciated.

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Scars

Home made products will not do anything for icepick scars and dents. They only help with flat surface red marks. I have successfully treated my icepicks with Silkia camellia oil and Epidermx microdermabrasion cream.

I had 5 deep dents on my forehead - about 2mm deep, but they were signifcantly filled in after one year's faithful use of these products. Before the 2nd year was out they were almost invisible any more. I can't see them until I look them closely in the mirror. I had another 3 dents above my lips. They are not as completely healed as the others but still have significantly improved. Now I only need to dab some concealer to hide them. Before even the best concealer couldn't cover them up - they would show through after 1 or 2 hours.

You can try professional microdermabrasion or laser. But I can say they won't completely get rid of your dents. Expect only minor results after a couple of treatments. Many on this board have done professional microdermabrasion, laser, peels, and other treatments like Flexel but I have yet to hear anyone say these treatments got rid of their scars 100%. Most people just did a few sessions of treatments over a couple of months and of course there could not be any significant results. Time is your friend. It takes a looooooong time for the dents to fill in. My experience tells me that, unless your scars are teeny tiny, there can't be great results if you only expect a couple of months.

 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Re: Scars

I first ordered cosmetyn 3 weeks ago and it worked for me with stretch marks after i lost a bunch of weight in december.

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