Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I have had a personal struggle with acne for the past 12 years (I took Accutane twice!), and now my battle is with acne scars and figuring out how to remove acne scars from my cheeks and forehead. Skin care regimens have been a major part of my life for a long, long time. I have deep ice pick scars and a few rolling scars as well as boxcar scars. The icepick acne scarring is the most annoying because it is scattered all over the place! These ACNE SCARS are like a constant reminder of my 12 year struggle - they are my battle wounds. No amount of make-up can hide or remove acne scars. Not to mention that most dermatologic procedures like Fraxel, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and fillers have been an utter and complete waste of money. In some cases, these procedures actually made my them worse and more discolored/uneven!
Over time, they have become a part of who I am. And true, over time they have gotten a little better and have faded a bit. However, they are still there, still a reminder of my acne ridden days in my teens and early 20's. I started this acne scar journal to document my successes and failures of acne scar treatments that I continue to try. I won't give up! I won't! How do I remove acne scars? I don't know, but I will certainly keep trying to figure it out for the good of myself and everyone reading this! However, how to erase acne scars is no easy task!
Depending on the type of scarring (ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars) I will try different treatment methods. Different acne scars require different solutions. For those of us in this sticky situation, we are always ready to improvise and try new things in the name of true improvement. I have a few treatment ideas lined up (and they are all low cost) so that almost anyone can attempt them if I bump into a successful remedy or remedies. Some will be acne scar home remedies, acne scar removal creams and kits that can be purchased online, and other similar things. My future posts will feature these.
I am just an ordinary person looking for cheap, ordinary treatments for my ice pick scars (and the others if possible). With all the technology available today, you'd think achieving this would be no big deal, but it seems to be... Otherwise no one would be searching high and low for a remedy to erase, remove, fill in, or cover up indented acne scars! I am tired of looking like someone walked up to my face and attacked me with an ice pick! If you are reading this then you probably feel the same way. LOL
So come on back and read my trials and errors over the next few months. Let's figure out how to remove pitted acne scars. I'll post everything here and will not be biased toward any particular acne scar treatment since I am not making any money off them anyway! I'm not selling affiliate products, so don't worry. See ya next time! ;)