(Closed) Cystic acne scars.

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Don’t get a jacket–you will die of a heatstroke.  I don’t know if it works, but have you looked in to makeup that covers tattoos?  If it effectively covers tattoos, I would think it would cover scars.  From what I have heard, nothing fades a scar.  I used Mederma on some old scars, but I think it was time and not the cream that healed them.  

That being said, no one will be looking at your scars on your wedding day.  They will just be thinking about how lovely and happy you are.  But you should do what you can to make yourself more confident.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have some acne scaring on my cheeks.  I had my make-up professionally done with airbrush, and it really wasn’t noticeable.  I would contact a few make-up artists experienced with airbrushing to see if it’s a possibility to have your shoulders done.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you ever thought of seeing a dermatologist? They can perform a series of microdermabrasion or chemical peels to fade the colour. You can try creams with hydroquine or glycolic acid. If they are old scars they will be stubborn but new ones hydroquine works great, even on my acne scars.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@raisedonrobbery:  I second the derm idea. I have, and had a really bad cystic acne spot where I got impetigo near the lower right corner of my mouth. It’s a nasty scar. She gave me an antibiotic lotion for when they’re flairing up, and then a scar cream (same that I have for the mole on my back). They’re great.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I got my first cystic acne when I was 12 as well. I have scaring on my back, chest and face. The only thing that has ever helped is birth control. I get NO cystic acne anymore, praise the Lord!

I’ve actually considered getting tattoos just to draw the attention away but I’ve never had the guts.

For the scars on my face, I’ve been using moisturizer and makeup primer for quite a few years now and I do think that it has helped some, they aren’t as noticeable.

For the scars on my chest and back, basically I ignore it and hope others do to, maybe people think I had a bad case of chicken pox as a kid or something, my bumps aren’t too terrible but I certainly notice them.

Mine are white, if yours are colored I’d recommend a body makeup. But don’t wear a jacket unless you absolutely know that you’ll be uncomfortable without.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I agree with trying airbrush makeup or some heavy duty concealer. Try sephora. 

You might want to look into trying ozonated olive oil. I use it on new acne (I have problems with cystic acne) and it makes them go away so fast. I’ve never tried it for scars or hyper pigmentation but I’ve heard it works. 

 

http://shop.prlabs.com/Products/Body_Care/Ozene

This is what I use but if you googmay you may find lots of other brands. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Try working in anti-aging products into your skin care routine. They can help stimulate the right kind of new skin growth that fades scaring. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve heard great things about chemical peels. I want to try to buy one from MUAC to see if it helps!

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