- What to do when you have giant acne scarsfrom having really severe acne in the past,and also what to do with mild scars, too.
Now, I'm a big fan of videos thatget to the point immediatelyand then get into the long talking part,so here are the treatments that I have actually looked upand found people to have high reviews ofthat actually work for acne scars,and here are the treatments from lightestto most severe of treatment,and I'm gonna get more into what each one isas we go into the video,but I'm just gonna list them right now,starting with dermabrasion brush,mechanical exfoliation,Retin-A, chemical peels from light to deep,micro dermabrasion,laser treatments, Dermapen,and augmentation and fillers,and that is the list.
Now, let's get into which ones are effectiveand which ones I have used and which ones I suggest.
Now, we're gonna move from the light to the mediumto the severe treatmentsthat you can do for your acne scars,so these first two are really for people withvery minimal scars, like almost non-visible.
Otherwise, if you have deep, box car,deep needle ice pick type scars,these aren't gonna help,but dermabrasion brush, which is kinda like thatlittle spinning brush you've probably seen from Clarisonic.
I'm sure there are other ones,but it's just a spinning brush of fiber-style bristles.
It's not a metal or like a hard surface,and it just spins, and it's supposed to removethe top layer of dead skin.
These may or may not work.
Who really knows?For me, I had too severe of acne for this to work,so when I tried it, it wasn't doing anything for my scars.
It wasn't doing anything for my acne.
Moving on to the other most common light treatmentfor acne scars and acne in generalis mechanical exfoliation,so you've probably seen this before.
I think St.
Ives has a brand of this.
Basically, like a pumice stoneor, more commonly, it's like a washor something that you use in the showerthat has little tiny pieces of stoneor something that's mechanically able to scrape your faceas you use it.
That scraping is, again, purposefully trying to removethat top layer of dead skin,and once again, this did not help me with my acneor with my scars after my acne had receded or gone away.
Now, moving on to the medium list,and everything from this point on to the endhas pretty much been done over and over and overand has been reviewed thousands of timesby people with true acne scarsas things that have helped with theirs.
I'm gonna get more into it,and I'll tell you guys about which onesI think are the best.
Speaking of one of the best, Retin-A.
I suggest this for anybody that can get thisthat has some serious acne scars to deal with.
This is just as simple as a topical ointment creamthat you put on your face.
The only reason that it's difficult to getis because you have to have a prescription froma dermatologist, a doctor, to get this,so you have to go in and say what's upto the guys to get it,but what this does is you put it on your face,and it actually removes the top layer of skin.
It is vitamin A derivative,and it removes that top layer of skin.
It helps create new layers of skin, I believe,and in that process,causes your skin to even out the surface levels.
That way, your scars don't look as bad.
Now, I have used Retin-A so many timesduring my acne treatment itself,but especially after my acne treatmentwhen I was trying to treat my scars.
I saw a significant differencein my rolling cheek scars, specifically.
When it comes to like I had discolorationover here next to my ear.
I had a lot deeper ones in certain areas.
Those didn't really get helped much by that,but those rolling scars were really helped by Retin-A,so I suggest checking that out.
Now, I'm kinda on the fence with chemical peels.
I do know that they do work for some people.
But other people kinda have this up and down experiencewhere some people see nothing happen from it.
Some people see, or at least they say thatthey think that it is the holy grail of everything.
Now, chemical peels all vary in severityof the actual chemical you're using to peelthat top layer of dead skin off.
Anything from AHA, which is kind of the lighter treatmentthat most people can use.
I think you can even just buy it at the store,on Amazon, no big deal,and then there's more intense ones.
There's kind of a medium version of TCA,and then there's a more potent versionof the same treatment with like a higher percentageof the TCA, and that is the like severe chemical peel.
All chemical peels are going to cause youto have a very irritated face, very red face.
Depending on how severe it is,it's gonna stay with you for multiple days.
You're gonna have to stay out of the sunlight,et cetera, et cetera, things like that,and they have medium returns, like I was saying earlier.
Some people see great returns on this.
Some people don't, and they can go from cheapto really expensive.
This one, I think you have to do your own research onto see if you think it's worth it.
Micro dermabrasion, and there's so much confusionwhen it comes to micro dermabrasion and dermabrasionand like 30,000 other derivatives of the same phrase,but micro dermabrasion is basically,it's kinda hard to explain, but basically,they have this tiny little vacuumand this little propulsion unit,and it shoots finally ground crystals into your skin,and the reason that this is supposed to be beneficial isit shoots them into your skin, which causes damage,but all at the same level, because it's shooting themat the same pressure, and then as it's shooting them down,another vacuum right beneath it is pulling them back up.
So it's shooting them in, pulling them up,and then your face is just, you know,finely ground skin,and it allows it to grow back at a similar rateby stimulating collagen growth, et cetera, et cetera,and the thought process is thatit's all gonna be even afterwards.
This one actually does have some good success in it.
Now, a lot of people have saidthey've seen some good success in this one,but again, this is not one that is seen aslike the holy grail perfect thingfor people with acne scars.
Now, we move on to the heavy,expensive, long term, lots of side effect treatments.
Now, these are ones thatare gonna yield the biggest results, right?They're gonna be the most expensive, though,and they're gonna keep you out of, you know,normal life for the longest, starting with laser.
Now, laser was what I was suggested,and there are so many different types of laser.
There's CO2, there's Fraxel, there's like 45 other ones,so again, you do have to do your own researchon which type is gonna be right for your acne scar type,because your acne scar type plays a lot to do withwhat type of treatment you do,and also, what your doctor's gonna think and suggest,because what I did is I went to my dermatologistwith the intention of laser,and then he turned me on to Dermapen,which is what we'll talk about,but laser shoots little lasers into your skin,and there's a couple different versions of this,and the idea is that those lasers are at such a high,I don't think it's a frequency, it's a heat, I don't know.
Honestly, I'm not well-versed on this,but what it does is when it shoots those lasersinto your skin, it causes little pits,but the pits are all at the same depth.
All of these ideas are kind of the same,just with different mediums, different ways to perform it,and by causing those holes to be all the same depth,it stimulates that collagen growthand it'll all grow back relatively even.
Again, most of these treatmentsare not gonna work the first time.
You're gonna have to do them over and over and overto help that evening out process get more even.
Now, moving on to Dermapen, laser is very expensivecompared to Dermapen.
A laser treatment was going to beabout three times the costthat my Dermapen treatment was gonna be,so I ended up doing three Dermapen treatments.
It was $350 each session.
It should have been 500,but because I'm a social media person,they gave it to me for 350,so a Dermapen treatment that I was supposed to getwas 500, and I did three,so it would have cost me 1,500.
A laser treatment was gonna cost me $2,000.
Now, the best way that I can explain a Dermapen,and probably the simplest way that I can explain itis just a tattoo gun without ink.
Obviously, things are a little bit different.
The gauge of the needle's a little bit different,but that's the same kind idea.
They're just going to rub this little openingon a plastic pen all over your face,and in the middle of that little plastic penare a few metal needles that are shooting straight downwardsinto your skin, causing you to have, again,little holes in your skin that are all the same depth,thus stimulating regrowth at the same rate.
Now, this should not be confused with,and a lot of people will come up with this suggestion,Dermapen shooting these needles in straightis not the same as a Dermaroller.
A roller has those same style needlesthat are supposed to penetrate your skin,but the problem is that a Dermapenshoots in your skin and comes right back out of it.
A Dermaroller rolls into your skin,which causes an uneven scratch.
This is what my dermatologist told me,causes an uneven scratch, because it hits the surface,pulls and scratches in,and then as it comes out of the skin,it is kind of scooping back out,so instead of making holes that are straight up and down,it's actually making scoops as it's rolling,if that makes sense,so he said that's actually not a good thing,to do the Dermarolling, but the Dermapen,in my opinion, is pretty decentif you have the money for it.
Now, something I didn't quite understandis that the Dermapen actually takes up to nine monthsto start seeing results,so you aren't gonna be able to kinda judge your resultsin the first six months or anything like that.
I think that's what I was doing.
Now, I have actually seen quite a big improvementin my actual scarring,but the thing that I think kind of proved to methat Dermapen does work in some respectis I had this very, very discolored spotnext to my ear over here,and it used to be this dark purple,very dark purple, kinda looked like a old blood blister,and now it has alleviated color significantly,so I would say that Dermapen is actually very effectiveif you have the money for it.
If you don't have the money for it,then I would go with Retin-A.
If you have the money for both of them,then I would say do both of them.
That's what was best for my type of scarring,and my scarring was probably about,I would say, like a C plus or a B minus,if A plus was like the most severe type of acne scar.
Doing lots of talking in this video,but I really wanna kind of explain each type of treatmentthat you can do.
I don't wanna leave you guys with a short videothat has a catchy title without actually leaving youwith the information, so the last oneI wanna talk to you guys about,which is proven to work extremely well,but it's kinda severe, is augmentations and fillers.
Basically, a lot of people with ice pick deep scars,super deep scars,will have an augmentation happenand a filler that happens, where they take that hole, right?So your skin is right here, and then you have a holeand then you have skin,so they take your skin that has a hole in itand they fill underneath it with,I'm not exactly sure what they fill it with,but that causes that hole to be less depressedby filling the space underneath it,which causes all of your scars to start to pop up.
The way that they do this surgery is pretty severe.
They actually stick a needle into your skinand then they kinda wiggle it around like thisto release your skin fromthe subcutaneous fat underneath it, and then they fill it.
It looks pretty crazy,but people have seen pretty good results from it,so this is one that you'll have to look into on your own,because I can't make the judgment of whether this istoo scary or severe for you.
So, there it is, my friends.
Those are the treatments that I think are effective.
There are so many other treatments you're gonna find.
There's a lot of different remedies,and I'm not saying that those ones are bad,but I'm saying that these are the onesthat I have personally researched,and have seen like hundreds and thousands of peopleleaving reviews saying that they work.
For me, personally, these are the ones that worked for me,the Dermapen and the Retin-A were by far the best onesat all for me, so you should check out all of these.
I hope this video kind of layssome basic ground works for you on what you can doto help your acne scars get better,kinda empower you with some informationso you don't feel so lost,'cause that's definitely how I felt.
I felt like I was just trying tofigure everything out myselfand nobody really had the answers for me,so I hope that you can take this video,this information, hit Google with it,kinda decide what you think is the best approach for you,and I really hope that that treatment actually helps you,and I hope it helps get youto where you want to be with your skin.
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