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do you have a picture?
What did your dermatologist say Jessica?
It looks like a combination of acne, acne scarring and melasma
you need to see a dermatologist for sure jessica
I will opt out for another doc
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Thank you very much for the photos sent.
The skin is definitely loosing its elasticity due to loss of collagen and elastin which can happen due to the acne , ageing process.
There are a number of freckles on the skin as well.
All you need to firm up the skin is daily application of Vitamin C serum twice a day.
Recommended brands are Neutrogena , Clinique.
You would be able to purchase this online.
Also , use a sunscreen daily in the morning.
Please do note that if you can get a fractional Erbium Laser done on the area it will help in improving the area further.
Please do let me know if you have any further queries.
Thank you for the information.
These atrophodermic scars or ice prick scars area common due to ageing and comedonal inflammation
It happens due to the tendency of the collagen and elastic fibres to degenerate .
This however can be stimulated once again with topical Vitamin C applications as mentioned above.
You can try Retinoic acid or Adapalene.
You will not break out with this. But do continue with Vitamin C serum.
Remember to use Adapalene gel at night only.
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website link for vitamin C serum : http://www.obagi.com/patients/product-line/professional-c-products
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