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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Acne Scar Laser Procedure

As many of you know I started taking Accutane this summer and have been having quite a difficult time with all of the side effects. I should be completing the course of medication within the next two months. My dermatologist recently told me that I would be a prime candidate for laser repair. I have what are called "boxcar" scars lining both sides of my cheek.

I have 8 months to save up $1700 for this procedure. As of right now it doesn't look like I will be getting it done right away. I've been living with the scars for so long that I haven't really hadn't considered how different my life might be. Of course it won't be different in any ways that those who don't have acne are probably thinking about. 

For instance, since I have had oily skin for so long it was quite different getting used to my skin always being dry now. While dryness is a side effect of being on Accutane I am not sure what skin type I will have after the treatment. All of the products that I used to use, I can no longer use because my skin is too sensitive to them. This is my current night time routine is much different than it used to be. It used to be an extensive cleansing process followed by topical medications that smelled horrible. 

Another example of how my life might be different would be makeup. I have always been a heavy makeup wearer to cover acne and now all off the scars. I'm sure that my skin will not be flawless after the procedure but any improvement would be lovely. Ill admit that since my skin has been healing from the acne I have been wearing less and less makeup. There are day that I go without makeup and some that I will only wear a tinted moisturizer. This is huge for me since Ive always felt like I was wearing a mask. 

After talking to a few women in the small skincare community I am part of, I decided to start a GoFundMe. Now this is not me asking for a large donations. If you have struggled with anything over the years that might have you feeling insecure then I'm sure you understand how I feel. Check out the link for more info.

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Thank you,

Angela Zimsky

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