HELP treating acne scarring on chest ...

HELP treating acne scarring on chest and back?

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Guest

Tampa, FL

#1 Jun 10, 2009
What's the best way to make acne scarring on the chest and back less visible? I don't have acne anymore. I never had acne on my face, just on my chest and back. I used to pick at it and I look horrible without a shirt on. I look diseased without a shirt on. I look like a leper. It's bad. It's affecting my life because I avoid intimacy with anyone because of it. I don't even seek out intimacy. I look like an AIDS patient. Any suggestions?
Guest

Tampa, FL

#2 Jun 10, 2009
No I don't have extra money for a dermatologist. My medical insurance probably excludes this as cosmetic.
reader

United States

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Guest wrote:
What's the best way to make acne scarring on the chest and back less visible? I don't have acne anymore. I never had acne on my face, just on my chest and back. I used to pick at it and I look horrible without a shirt on. I look diseased without a shirt on. I look like a leper. It's bad. It's affecting my life because I avoid intimacy with anyone because of it. I don't even seek out intimacy. I look like an AIDS patient. Any suggestions?
If you do steriods, it will cause major pimples (acne) on your back and chest... Not to suggest that is what you are doing, just letting you know in case.. I know this bc my ex husband was doin them and it caused him to break out in them...It was gross and he wanted me to pop them for him- Thank you GOD for allowing him to cheat on me and get him out of my life!!
Guest

Tampa, FL

#4 Jun 10, 2009
reader wrote:
<quoted text> If you do steriods, it will cause major pimples (acne) on your back and chest... Not to suggest that is what you are doing, just letting you know in case.. I know this bc my ex husband was doin them and it caused him to break out in them...It was gross and he wanted me to pop them for him- Thank you GOD for allowing him to cheat on me and get him out of my life!!
I've never done steroids and I no longer have acne on my chest and back. I just have scars.
Guest

Tampa, FL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
I have hundreds of little dark spots each smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser. It's the dark color that's most noticeable. Would it help to cover my body in a clay facial mask? That would be a funny Wal-Mart purchase for a dude.
guess who

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2009
Use a facial scrub to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation helps to remove the top, dead layers of skin. With regular exfoliation, you'll unveil the fresher, cleaner skin below the surface cells and scars will be less visible.

Step 2Wear sunscreen every day. Any degree of sun exposure can lead to skin damage and this damage impedes your skin's ability to heal itself. Protect your skin with daily sunscreen and you'll experience faster scar healing.

Step 3Ask your doctor about prescribing a retinoid cream. Retinoid creams are formed from vitamin A and when applied topically, they increase cellular regeneration. This means that your skin will repair itself more efficiently and your acne scars will heal faster.

Step 4Consider laser resurfacing treatments. Laser treatments are used to essentially burn away the top layers of skin. Your skin will then regenerate over the burned away areas, essentially replacing the scarred skin. Since laser treatments are very harsh on the skin, proper aftercare is essential. You also need to choose a time when you can get away from things for a few days. Your skin will be red and unsuitable for public appearances.

Step 5Try microdermabrasion. A certified technician will use a small sandblaster-type device with tiny crystals on the surface to even out your skin. When done repeatedly and professionally, it can greatly reduce the appearance of your acne scars.

Step 6Apply a bleaching cream to your scarred areas. Scars are usually darker than the surrounding skin. A bleaching cream can help lighten the scars so they blend in with the rest of your skin.
Guest

Tampa, FL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
guess who wrote:
Use a facial scrub to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation helps to remove the top, dead layers of skin. With regular exfoliation, you'll unveil the fresher, cleaner skin below the surface cells and scars will be less visible.
Step 2Wear sunscreen every day. Any degree of sun exposure can lead to skin damage and this damage impedes your skin's ability to heal itself. Protect your skin with daily sunscreen and you'll experience faster scar healing.
Step 3Ask your doctor about prescribing a retinoid cream. Retinoid creams are formed from vitamin A and when applied topically, they increase cellular regeneration. This means that your skin will repair itself more efficiently and your acne scars will heal faster.
Step 4Consider laser resurfacing treatments. Laser treatments are used to essentially burn away the top layers of skin. Your skin will then regenerate over the burned away areas, essentially replacing the scarred skin. Since laser treatments are very harsh on the skin, proper aftercare is essential. You also need to choose a time when you can get away from things for a few days. Your skin will be red and unsuitable for public appearances.
Step 5Try microdermabrasion. A certified technician will use a small sandblaster-type device with tiny crystals on the surface to even out your skin. When done repeatedly and professionally, it can greatly reduce the appearance of your acne scars.
Step 6Apply a bleaching cream to your scarred areas. Scars are usually darker than the surrounding skin. A bleaching cream can help lighten the scars so they blend in with the rest of your skin.
Thanks for the great tips. Did you copy and paste that from somewhere? If so where? I'm going to try to find out what facial scrubs and bleaching cream and everything is that I can do myself, and I'll look into the professional stuff.

So tanning myself in a tanning bed is a bad idea? That was actually my first plan. I figured if I made myself brown all over then none of it would be visible. I'm sunburned right now from a tanning bed. I just started this week.
Guest

Tampa, FL

#8 Jun 10, 2009
But my chest and back haven't been touched by sunlight in many years, so the sun isn't the problem. I would never take my shirt off in public.
guess who

United States

#9 Jun 10, 2009
go to wikihow.com they have great advice for anything. thats where i got that. Do you have insurance? If so you can visit your doctor and see what he recommends. I think that tanning bed would be a bad idea since it says to put sunscreen on in the sun. lol.

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