For my birthday my husband wanted to give me something special. Somehow he came across this procedure they do for acne scars. He looked into it and asked me if it was something I would want. Of course it was something I wanted. When I had acne I had no idea the scars that were hiding under all that acne. Now that I have the acne under control I still have the scars physically and mentally.
So, tomorrow I go in to have my scars improved.
Dr. Taylor has combined tumescent anesthesia (to numb the skin), subcision (a process of undermining and loosening adhesions beneath the scars using a micro dissector), TCA chemical peels, horizontal resurfacing to remove scar ridges, and ablative fractional laser treatments.
So, basically what that means is they numb my skin with a topical, then they inject saline and lidocaine under my skin to make it swell and lift off my face, then Dr. Taylor invented this special tool that he takes and cuts all the scar tissue under the skin, then they do a chemical peel to even out skin tone, last they go over the scars with a laser (its kind of like aerating the skin).
I think I am more excited then I am nervous. The hardest part of this whole thing is having to apply ointment on my skin every 30 minutes during the day and every 2 hours at night. I can't leave the house or sit next to a window cause they don't want me exposing my skin to sun. I'm looking forward to looking like a burn victim! ha ha.
I wanted to document this process so I have posted some wonderful before pictures. No make-up. Scary! A lot of people say my scars are not that bad but, to me its the only thing I see when I look in the mirror. This is my last thing to getting over my painful past of having acne!