EXACTLY What To Do With Acne Scarring! (From Experience)
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EXACTLY What To Do With Acne Scarring! (From Experience)

– What to do when you
have giant acne scars from having really
severe acne in the past, and also what to do with mild scars, too. Now, I’m a big fan of videos that get to the point immediately and then get into the long talking part, so here are the treatments
that I have actually looked up and found people to have high reviews of that actually work for acne scars, and here are the treatments from lightest to most severe of treatment, and I’m gonna get more
into what each one is as 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 effective and which ones I have used
and which ones I suggest. Now, we’re gonna move from
the light to the medium to the severe treatments that you can do for your acne scars, so these first two are
really for people with very 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 that little 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 remove the 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 treatment for acne scars and acne in general is mechanical exfoliation, so you’ve probably seen this before. I think St. Ives has a brand of this. Basically, like a pumice stone or, more commonly, it’s like a wash or something that you use in the shower that has little tiny pieces of stone or something that’s mechanically
able to scrape your face as you use it. That scraping is, again,
purposefully trying to remove that top layer of dead skin, and once again, this did
not help me with my acne or 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 end has pretty much been done
over and over and over and has been reviewed thousands of times by people with true acne scars as things that have helped with theirs. I’m gonna get more into it, and I’ll tell you guys about which ones I think are the best. Speaking of one of the best, Retin-A. I suggest this for
anybody that can get this that has some serious
acne scars to deal with. This is just as simple as
a topical ointment cream that you put on your face. The only reason that it’s difficult to get is because you have to
have a prescription from a dermatologist, a doctor, to get this, so you have to go in and say what’s up to 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 times during my acne treatment itself, but especially after my acne treatment when I was trying to treat my scars. I saw a significant difference in my rolling cheek scars, specifically. When it comes to like I had discoloration over 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. Chemical peels. 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 experience where some people see
nothing happen from it. Some people see, or at least they say that they think that it is the
holy grail of everything. Now, chemical peels all vary in severity of the actual chemical
you’re using to peel that top layer of dead skin off. Anything from AHA, which is
kind of the lighter treatment that 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 version of the same treatment with
like a higher percentage of the TCA, and that is the
like severe chemical peel. All chemical peels are going to cause you to 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 cheap to really expensive. This one, I think you have
to do your own research on to see if you think it’s worth it. Micro dermabrasion, and
there’s so much confusion when it comes to micro
dermabrasion and dermabrasion and 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 vacuum and this little propulsion unit, and it shoots finally ground
crystals into your skin, and the reason that this is
supposed to be beneficial is it shoots them into your
skin, which causes damage, but all at the same level,
because it’s shooting them at 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 rate by stimulating collagen
growth, et cetera, et cetera, and the thought process is that it’s all gonna be even afterwards. This one actually does have
some good success in it. Now, a lot of people have said they’ve seen some good
success in this one, but again, this is not one that is seen as like the holy grail perfect thing for people with acne scars. Now, we move on to the heavy, expensive, long term, lots
of side effect treatments. Now, these are ones that are 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 research on which type is gonna be
right for your acne scar type, because your acne scar
type plays a lot to do with what type of treatment you do, and also, what your doctor’s
gonna think and suggest, because what I did is I
went to my dermatologist with 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 lasers into 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 growth and it’ll all grow back relatively even. Again, most of these treatments are not gonna work the first time. You’re gonna have to do
them over and over and over to help that evening out
process get more even. Now, moving on to Dermapen,
laser is very expensive compared to Dermapen. A laser treatment was going to be about three times the cost that 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 get was 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 it is 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 opening on a plastic pen all over your face, and in the middle of
that little plastic pen are a few metal needles that
are shooting straight downwards into 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 straight is not the same as a Dermaroller. A roller has those same style needles that are supposed to penetrate your skin, but the problem is that a Dermapen shoots 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 decent if you have the money for it. Now, something I didn’t quite understand is that the Dermapen actually
takes up to nine months to start seeing results, so you aren’t gonna be able
to kinda judge your results in the first six months
or anything like that. I think that’s what I was doing. Now, I have actually seen
quite a big improvement in my actual scarring, but the thing that I
think kind of proved to me that Dermapen does work in some respect is I had this very, very discolored spot next 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 effective if 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 treatment that you can do. I don’t wanna leave you
guys with a short video that has a catchy title
without actually leaving you with the information, so the last one I 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 happen and a filler that happens, where
they take that hole, right? So your skin is right here,
and then you have a hole and then you have skin, so they take your skin
that has a hole in it and they fill underneath it with, I’m not exactly sure
what they fill it with, but that causes that
hole to be less depressed by 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 skin and then they kinda
wiggle it around like this to release your skin from the 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 is too 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 ones that I have personally researched, and have seen like hundreds
and thousands of people leaving 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 ones at all for me, so you should
check out all of these. I hope this video kind of lays some basic ground works
for you on what you can do to help your acne scars get better, kinda empower you with some information so you don’t feel so lost, ’cause that’s definitely how I felt. I felt like I was just trying to figure everything out myself and 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 you to where you want to be with your skin. Thanks for tuning in my friends. If you liked this, make sure
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