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gorgossia

Your feelings about your own face are valid, but I’d just like to offer that your scar does not detract at all from your beauty! Like, not distracting at all, just an extra unique element. You’re totally radiant regardless. Maybe look into microneedling? I’ve seen that recommending for facial scarring related to acne.


CirenLeone

Ty so much . Sometimes I’m ok . Sometimes I want to literally rip off my entire face… so I went to Sephora and I bought these little micro needling patches called peace out wrinkles. I definitely think it helps to flatten out my scar it has over 400 tiny little needles and they’re like $28. I definitely saw an improvement. But the scar is just so deep….. this happened in September so I have to wait a full year before plastic surgeons won’t even look at my face


gorgossia

Considering it’s only since September, I think this scar looks great! Not an expert obv but I would have assumed it was a much older injury.


CirenLeone

It healed up pretty well because I was totally devastated because my stitches were taken out too early and I had butterfly stitches with skin hanging so when my face started to actually heal I was literally taking care of it from day one with silicone sheets and mederma. I actually got a bunch of great remedies from people right here on Reddit, that’s why I’m in the group again lol


Unlucky_Role_

Wow, if it's that fresh, it might go away completely. If it doesn't, I hope I'm not going too far in the wrong direction here, but framing it with liner could be nice. Gold, black, bright colors.


CirenLeone

Yes! You gave me so much hope I have been looking into little make up looks but I don’t know I don’t put a lot of make up directly on the scar yet because I don’t want it to be irritated or inflamed


Foureyedlemon

I agree I thought this had been around for years, if it looks like good after just half a year or so I imagine it is capable of reducing even further


snoopcatt87

So I was in an accident when I was 23 that resulted in very deep, very visible scarring. My scar changed drastically over about 18 months. Please don’t make any drastic decisions about your appearance while you are still physically and mentally healing! You’ll become more comfortable with it as it heals and becomes less noticeable. Or at least, that’s how my journey went, and I hope yours goes similarly❤️


CirenLeone

Every time someone shares their scar experience with me I feel like I can totally go through it because it’s a human experience, to collect scars as we live. I’m so glad that your scar disappeared over time, and I will be giving my scar some time as well, it hasn’t been a year yet it will be a year in September I’m going to continue with all of my little skin care remedies to see what I can do at home, sometimes I am getting really used to the way that I look and then sometimes it’s drastically the opposite causing me to be emotionally and balanced most of the time. Even just reading through the comments my emotions are fluctuating. I will give it time and possibly heal up similarly to you


TLMSR

Buy a Dermapen. Trust me. For a scar, you need the needles to penetrate between 1.5 and 2.5 mm to stimulate collagen deeply enough for your skin to tell itself to untether from the scar tissue, grow upward and outward instead of retaining the same shape. You stimulate the formation of collagen in the dermis when you microneedle at that depth, and after ~5-7 sessions you could genuinely see 90% improvement. If you’re afraid to do it yourself (feel free to ask me more), you can always have a dermatologist do it. I’d rather just buy the pen myself and do it every six months for free though as in-office sessions get expensive with the same results. My skin’s never looked better, and there’s tons of research showing evidence that it works (Harvard Medical School doesn’t lie). (For what it’s worth, I think the scar looks cool either way. Doesn’t detract from your appearance in any way.)


CirenLeone

I actually have looked into micro needling so much and I know that it produces collagen I don’t microneedle with a derma pen but I do have these tiny little micro needling patches that have over 400 tiny needles and it’s infused with Hydrologic acid and something else that helps collagen produce. I don’t think I’m ready to do it at home and everyone is telling me not to do anything like that until it’s been a full year so I have until September but it’s really just bugging me out for real


TLMSR

Those patches don’t penetrate deeply enough to do anything other than allow for deeper penetration of serums. It might seem intimidating, but I promise it’s worth it. I do it at home multiple times a year. It’s quite literally erased everything from a sliced scar under my eye to facial wrinkles. [Check out this depth guide diagram toward the bottom of the page to get an idea of why patches won’t work.](https://hayesvalleymed.com/microneedling-collagen-induction-therapy/)


CirenLeone

OK I see what you’re saying, I actually have looked at a bunch of micro needling pens But they really do seem intimidating but I’ve taught myself how to do so many things I’m sure I could do this too. Did you use this method after a year or before a year? The doctors told me that I shouldn’t do anything until the scar has completed its healing process in a year


TLMSR

I’d listen to your doctors first, but from what I’ve read, the earlier you start after a scar starts forming the better (edit: 1-2 months after it’s formed). The longer you wait, the more time the scar tissue has to “tether” the collagen surrounding it. It’s like trying to inflate a balloon, but keeping part of the canopy tied down with rope. Microneedling severs those ropes so your skin can grow upward and outward again without being restrained by the scar tissue forming.


CirenLeone

So the best thing would be kind of to microneedle and then cover it with a silicone strip, I’m really contemplating on the derma needle now. I actually ran across them during my research but I Wasn’t completely sure about them


TLMSR

I definitely wouldn’t cover it with anything afterward… Nothing but lukewarm water and a hyaluronic acid serum (no actives like Vitamin C or retinol for approximately a week-only gentle face wash and a gentle moisturizer like CeraVe). Avoid all actives for the week prior to the session as well. Also-avoiding the sun is critical for at the very least the few days to a week afterward. Do not use any chemical sunscreens-only physical sunscreens with at least 50 SPF while your skin repairs itself. Once a week has passed, you can return to your retinol/vitamin C/gentle peels and chemical sunscreen every day. You can repeat the process after 4-6 weeks have passed and your collagen’s done 90% of its “building back upward”.


snoopcatt87

No. You need to wait until the wound is fully healed or you risk serious infection. Which is at least three months, and could be anywhere up to 6 months. There are also different types of scars, and some do not benefit from this treatment. Please be careful giving advice like this, it could truly be harmful to someone’s health. [Source](https://facemedstore.com/blogs/blog/derma-roller-on-surgical-scar) “While the microneedling treatment (or using a dermal roller) doesn’t puncture the blood vessels below the scar, it still creates plenty of micro-tears and injuries around the treated area that can be infected. If the scar hasn’t fully healed, these infections can quickly turn serious and potentially life-threatening.”


XOXOTrinity

Do you use any numbing cream? Any particular brand/product you recommend overall?


ohedges

Radio frequency microneedling would help with this. Just let your provider know if you are prone to hyperpigmentation after a wound.


CirenLeone

Okkk… I didn’t realize there were different types of micro needling- I know there is a physical roller , patches and a derma pen - I have more research to do


ohedges

Right! The patches and roller won't do much. They don't go deep enough. In my state, aestheticians are not allowed to penetrate the skin enough to draw blood. So with the microneedling pens, we are limited to a depth of .3 mm unless we are working under a doctor or medical director. Radio frequency microneedling is going to give the skin the best opportunity to rebuild collagen where your scar is. I'd recommend if you're going to put down some money to diminish your scar, go ahead and invest in what will be most effective. Go see an aesthetic nurse at a Medspa or office - they will be able to provide more treatment options for you and be able to work more safely at a deeper depth. And definitely make sure they know how to safely treat skin of color to prevent hyperpigmentation, etc. Ask them questions. Since this is a face concern, you definitely want to make sure you trust the right person to treat you.


CirenLeone

Thank you so much, I haven’t been back to the doctors ever since I felt rushed and thrown to the side, but this is my face and I do deserve Assistance, I think I’m gonna call tomorrow to see what they can do.


Li_taylor

Have you ever thought about a dermaroller? I have one and it does great with clearing risen acne scars and hyperpigmentation


ABabyOyster

https://instagram.com/ima_beat_yo_ass_on_dis_train?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Ok but you and this person are scar twins!! She often draws red over hers so it stands out. I personally think it looks very beautiful and unique on you. You’re stunning in general tbh.


bellesita

Right? If I had to have a facial scar, I'd want one that was symmetrically placed and clean looking like this. 100% understand wanting to get rid of it - it'd drive me crazy. But as scars go, this one really does add character and doesn't make you any less gorgeous.


httpssushimi

out of topic but you’re so beautiful!


CirenLeone

Ty love … but ugh . A scar right in the middle of my face …. I really would like for it to disappear


avmist15951

Fr if you're not a model, you should be!


CirenLeone

I’m gonna try actually!


Sjsharkb831

Then you might want to keep that scar. Sometimes having something unique sets you apart. Not that you’re not totally gorgeous, but look at Padma. She really started booking jobs, super high end ones, because of the scar on her arm


CirenLeone

My cousin is convincing me to try to get it to go away naturally and not to get anything cosmetic because all cosmetic surgery requires a certain upkeep that I might not be ready for or be able to stomach. But I just don’t know. This car has made me realize how much self-love I actually lack and now I’m just beginning to build it back up. I appreciate you so much


avmist15951

Awesome! Good luck!


Substantial_Arm8762

Honestly it adds character to your face…you look beautiful


CirenLeone

The character it’s giving is scar from the lion king 🥲 😂🤣 ok I really made myself laugh with that one


wet-little-machine

i know its annoying to hear the same thing over and over again, especially when you dont agree, but i really think its lovely! it’s like a crescent moon with perfect placement, it even looks intentional and the angle of the curve compliments your eye shape in such a nice manner i understand that you want to get rid of it, but i hope that you can feel more comfortable with it in the time leading up to that


CirenLeone

To be honest you guys are not annoying me at all I’m actually on the fence so much about this every kind where truly helps especially because I’m on the verge of possibly not getting plastic surgery right away. I appreciate all of you so much if you only knew


Queenbuttcheek

I agree with you! It really does add character!! You are truly beautiful, but I understand why you would want the scar gone… dealing with a similar situation myself. It doesn’t take away from your beauty, just know that :)


MyIgnoranceIsShowing

I understand you don't like it, but I honestly find it very pretty. It reminds me of the cresent moon mark on Luna (from Sailor Moon). It's giving me moon goddess vibes.


CirenLeone

…… 🥺🥺🥺🥺… not me getting emotional…. Kind words are truly lifting my spirit. I feel like such an idiot from getting this scar from falling face first on the edge of the bathroom counter after a night out drinking.. drinks wasn’t worth it …


MyIgnoranceIsShowing

Aww♡ I truly mean them!


[deleted]

I honestly had to search your face to find the scar you’re talking about. I’m not trying to downplay your frustration with it, however I really didn’t notice it at first.


lokiproX

Hey there! I remember when you first got this, and it is healing beautifully! I know it's hard, but sometimes we need to step away from the mirror. I actually think the scar is quite beautiful, and is perfectly situated where it almost looks like it's was a purposeful modification or even a prosthetic. Continue doing what you are doing, I know you've heard all the recommendations and you're doing it all right. Also, the hyperfocus on a single perceived blemish does hint of some level of body dysmorphia... I've struggled with it, and I highly recommend finding a therapist to help work through it. You are beautiful, and I hope one day you see that even what you perceive as an imperfection only adds to your beauty.


CirenLeone

Hey! I’m so glad that you’re still here to see how I’m healing up because I literally followed what you guys said because the doctor literally just told me to use vitamin E capsules I’ve put together a whole regimen thanks to you guys and ladies. I definitely am going through something because some days I feel perfectly okay and then some days I literally bang my head up against the wall it’s terrible. So I’ve been doing the micro needling patches and now I want to do a chemical exfoliants for this to just melt away


lokiproX

That sounds perfectly normal... we all have our good days and bad days. Just remember that scars are a long-haul healing journey. Try to embrace the imperfections, because they are what make you uniquely you. As everyone says, you are beautiful... I hope you can recognize and embrace it. Sending love and healing your way!


CirenLeone

I really am trying to embrace all the flaws…… and that’s even weird because I’m noticing the lack of self love that I I have for myself- I think that’s the other part that’s hitting me hard. Sending healing energy right back at you Love


FrescoStyle

Your skin is SO beautiful. When i first saw your picture I didnt even see the scar and thought someone was using a picture of a celebrity as an example/question of what kind of routine to follow for flawless skin.


CirenLeone

Thank you so much I was actively creating content before the scar and I’m still actively creating beauty content after it’s just a little bit harder since I have the scar right in between my eyes. I was actually getting into skin care and then this car just threw me into skin care”- no more baby steps I know so much about it from online and Youtubers, doctors on YouTube and dermatologist and people like that. I’m looking for more answers, I actually came to read it when it first happened and I was totally devastated and so many people came and actually gave me a remedy that I followed for it to get to this point so here I am again because it’s been some months


FrescoStyle

I totally get that as a beauty content creator this is something that you’re bound to focus on, but I promise the scar doesn’t look the same to everyone else as it does to you. I’m sorry this has effected your self esteem, people would do anything to have skin as perfect as yours! I like that you’re open about it on your IG and show how it’s part of your journey, and how you treat it. I think it lends to credibility/trust. The scar itself looks really good to me considering that it’s still fairly new, so the stuff youre doing is working for sure. I know you mentioned maybe talking to a plastic surgeon when possible. My mom had a little scar on her lip since childhood (looked very similar to this in structure) and it bothered her to no end, but once she saw a cosmetic surgeon it never bothered her again. I dont have product tips other than you could spend $$$ on stuff that isnt going to do anything. Remember that this feeling doesnt have to be forever and you are STUNNING either way. Hang in there!


cinnisee

I definitely understand why you would want a scar on your face to melt away, but I gotta point out that I was *struck* by how gorgeous you are. You have intense eyes and imo the scar adds so much to that intensity... you look like a queen!


CirenLeone

Thank you so much for the boost of confidence, kinda need it right now. I just don’t understand why the scar didn’t completely flatten out, some of the stuff I bought for it has been pretty expensive.


cinnisee

Be patient ❤️ it takes time to heal on the outside just like it does on the inside. You have radiant skin, and it already sounds like you treat it with care. I had a lot of success healing acne scars by incorporating a retinol into my routine. I also have a large abdominal scar, and noticed a difference in the discoloration and sensitivity after using bio oil consistently for a while. But patience is key! You're gorgeous!


CirenLeone

Ok ! How did your scar heal up ? I have 2 big bottles of bio oil , I also use mederma and vitamin e . But I agree - it takes patience and a lot of self love … unfortunately I’m realizing that I’m lacking self love - and that’s why everything is so up and down with me 🥲 . If other women can be out in public on dates after being brutally attacked by dogs bitten in the face —- I can at least get back to feeling worthy of “beauty”


cinnisee

oh gosh I'm so sorry that happened to you. That should never have happened! This is a side note from the point, but thank god that dog didn't get more of you! <3 Your scar kind of makes you look like a super hero, and I'm really digging that vibe. After the stitches dissolved, the details of the scar were soooo visible to me - more visible to me than anybody else because of the emotional attachment that came with it. The emotional response I had to the scar was worse than the scar itself. Most importantly, I protected the skin from the elements and such - which is far easier to do with a scar on your torso than a scar on your beautiful face but you already said you use sun protection so you're doing great already. I also started using The Ordinary's Alpha Arbutin + HA serum after my showers, and then using Bio-Oil ontop of that. For the scarring on my face from hormonal acne and years of picking at my skin (ugh, I know) I started using Paula's Choice moisturizer with retinol. It helped SOOOOO MUCH. Everything about my skin improved - texture, hyperpigmentation, etc.


CirenLeone

Oh wait, that didn’t happen to me I was sitting at a bar and the woman sat next to me told me that that was her story of why she had a scar across her face. I fell in my bathroom. Yes sounds like you went through similar emotions as me! I feel the same way I can literally see a dot to where one of the stitches were And, I also use alpha arbutin , I love to follow up with mandelic acid it’s actually really moisturizing on my skin I only use it at night though…. I was thinking about getting a facial steamer to open up my pores so that my serum can penetrate more deeply now that I have a scar, and yes I use SPF on my scar every day my regular SPF is super goop and on the scar I use a mederma cream that has SPF 30- and I’ve never used anything from paulas choice before But with your recommendation I think I should lol


fairycirclenap

i just want to say i wouldnt invalidate your feelings about your scar…. but i’ve never seen such a pretty scar…. like the way it curves to lead into the curves of your eyebrows is actually flattering…. it kind of looks like the taurus symbol to me


CirenLeone

My feelings are invalidated. I actually appreciate you saying that because my feelings about it often fluctuate sometimes I can handle myself and create content most days I’m literally hiding in bed.


No-Piece8708

No sunlight on scar for at least a year, will help prevent hyperpigmentation.


CirenLeone

True. But no sunlight is so hard, I do wear a silicone strip every day and when it’s not on I have SPF 55 on or SPF 30 on, a mineral sunscreen of course. Right now I guess I am searching for an acid to kind of melt it down. I just can’t stand to look at my face right now, not right now with this deep scar. I’m definitely gonna try that AHA peel from the ordinary- the red one


No-Piece8708

I feel ya' I have a lot of facial scars, dog bite through lip and some skin cancer reconstruction. Stick your nose high up in the air and wear it proud! You're beautiful.


Palindromette

First, completely agree that you are a stone cold stunner. But I totally feel you on the scar issue. I had upper eyelid surgery and had thicker scar formation than most people and it bothered me so much for so long. I did a ton of scar research, way past the whole oil and silicon scar sheet remedies. For me, a very experienced plasma pen technician did me a world of good in one treatment. But those were raised scars and you have indented. It seems some people have massive success with targeted TCA peels (called the cross method), but I’m not 100% sure how safe they are for dark skin. The best resource I’ve found is Platinum Skincare. They have a Peel University on their web site and a YouTube channel full of invaluable information. Regardless, I would find a dermatologist who specializes in dark skin. It might honestly be as simple as a drop of the right filler for a few hundred dollars in a matter of minutes, or there could be a good laser. Are you in the NYC area by any chance?


CirenLeone

- my emotions when I read “ but those were raised scars you have indented” 🥲🥲🥲 Because I’m totally on the bio oil and silicone sheet remedy. Lol . I have been doing micro needling patches but not consistently and I do see a change, I use peace out wrinkles you can find it in Sephora it’s a little micro needling patch with over 400 tiny micro needles it kind of stings when you put it on but I do see the scar getting a little bit flatter. I haven’t been able to do it in a while though because it’s getting pretty expensive for me, I’m buying so much stuff right now And I kind of just want to get the right stuff to melt the scar away. I will definitely be looking at all the YouTube stuff that you’re talking about and I’m going to check out the channel. I was actually about to get that AHA peel from the ordinary


Palindromette

Aw I’m sorry 💝 I was trying to provide some hope, but I see that now. I love the Ordinary peels too, but the pro stuff from Platinum is also affordable but next level results. I think you will love their before and afters. Major success with indented scarring!


CirenLeone

You did provide Hope! I have your comment screenshot Ing so I can look at the peel University because it sounds like what I want, some type of acid to sort of melt away or peel away that extra skin! Please! There is no need to feel sorry I am so happy that you’re here helping me out in the comments


Palindromette

Oh good!! I think you’ll love what you find. Keep us all posted 🤙


CirenLeone

I can be in nyc I’m from NJ


amadim

Echoing what everyone else has said.. i know you don’t like the scar, but if anything it draws attention to your eyes (which are SO beautiful!! like seriously you should be a model) Totally valid that you want to see it healed, but it’s honestly such a unique addition!!


Spoonbills

I haven’t used them but I hear silicone scar sheets work well.


CirenLeone

I use them ! I’ve had this scar since September thru definitely help ! Right now I’m Exfoliating with a salt scrub and it’s leaving a little micro scratches


skye285

Do you use medical grade silicone strips? I hear that makes a big difference.


Medium_Inspector5337

I'm not gonna lie, i saw the scar first and then ur beautiful face. I have one too, more like in the middle of forehead, cause my mom bang my head on the edge of the table when i was young. It makes me ugly. But you look beautiful even with the scar..


CirenLeone

So you had your scar for a really long time and you decided to keep it and not get it surgically removed? Extremely brave and beautiful of you…. And I hope you don’t feel ugly, maybe go to the mirror and try to smile. That’s what I do sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. But I’m sure you are a beautiful person you are making me feel better just by your comment! I just really wish I could forget my own beauty standards, until the scar I didn’t realize that I had so many for myself ..


External-Fig4820

I unfortunately don’t have any advice that hasn’t been stated but I just wanted to say you are absolutely gorgeous!


skarizardpancake

Hi! First of all, you’re drop dead gorgeous and I think your scar looks pretty cool. That being said, I recently used some scar gel (I think the brand was scaraway?) and it worked wonders. Only thing is, is the scar wasn’t textured so idk if it works on scars like yours. Could be worth the research though! Either way you’re 🔥!


CirenLeone

Yes, I have that. I also have the mederma skin gel, if you have a scar and you want your scar to here super quick just use silicone sheets. I get little micro cuts all the time because I exfoliate sometimes with the salt scrub and it literally heals up to micro scars in a day.


skarizardpancake

Thanks!


CirenLeone

And thank you you are so sweet, I’m definitely redefining what beauty is to me because sometimes I don’t feel beautiful at all I feel more like a monster, but I recognize that that’s just something inside of me that I’m projecting out and some really weird way


ihavenoideanymore21

My husband has one exactly like that and it makes him look so unique and I love looking at it. To me scars are super cool on people :)


CirenLeone

I’m so glad that your love goes beyond his scar ❤️


ihavenoideanymore21

Absolutely. He's the best thing to ever come into my life and one small thing like that would never change the way I felt about him :)


[deleted]

Bio oil helps me a lot


CirenLeone

Yes I have two huge bottles of bio oil


karlakoalaa

Have u tried dermaflage!


CirenLeone

I have not ! Will google it now


karlakoalaa

There is a vid of a lady putting it on over her scar it’s legitimate stuff and it’s magical! I hope this helps u 🌸


WoodenOrchid4351

Your eyes though!!! I just love them... So bold and so beautiful!


CirenLeone

HeY love !! Thanks ! I feel like the scars is equally bold LOL but you know, at least I didn’t break my nose or anything


QuestionsalotDaisy

I get hating scars, but to be honest your scar has a way of emphasizing your beauty.


The_things_I_dream

When I saw the scar I automatically thought of a crescent moon and it made me think of all of the really cool Moon goddess art I see on TikTok. Your feelings about it are so valid, and Ik it's off topic and my opinion doesn't really matter but I personally think you look very pretty


CirenLeone

OK I have to see what they’re doing over on TickTock maybe I can catch on to the trend!


cmb8129

Um… you’re stunning. I actually like the scar, it makes you even more unique.


CirenLeone

Thank you love that same energy as reflected right back to you


goopy-goo

That is the coolest fucking facial scar. Don’t ever get rid of it I’m begging you


AnyDayGal

It looks BADASS.


Cpickle88

I had a big scar under my lip in October after fainting & hitting my face on the bath on the way down. It was stitched up and I was left with a raised scar. It didn’t seem to be reducing much until I incorporated tret into my routine at the end of December, then the big lumpy scar reduced so so much over the next to months to the point where it’s barely visible now. I also added Vit C and improved my moisturising routine so it could also be attributed to that but I think due to the way it increases cell turnover at a deep level, I’ve decided tret is the one I should thank.


CirenLeone

Tret = tretinol ? I’m taking vitamin C internally and I’m using Shea butter and bio oil for moisturizers I also use the mederma cream for a moisturizer with SPF/ and I’m using silicone strips of course. So did you get a keyloid scar? My scar isn’t raised at all it’s actually indented- But I’m almost sure the same thing that works for you would work for me is it an acid? What is TRET stand for?


Cpickle88

Tretinoin. It was thin, like 3mm , but raised and whiter than my skin. Healing really went from 0 to 60 within a few weeks of use. I didn’t start using it with the aim of healing my scar, it was for reduction of fine line development , the scar was a surprise benefit.


followthispaige

Fascia blasting gets rid of deep scars


CirenLeone

Thank you so much I’ll be YouTube this for hours I’ve never heard of it and I’ve been looking at so many facial reconstruction videos


Glum_Courage_6330

You should check out scar camouflage or medical tattooing on IG. They are doing amazing work covering scars with skin colored tattoos. You would be shocked. It’s a pricey method but less than a plastic surgeon. I have a scar and am beginning my treatment this week


Merwho

Girl, where?


mountgolan

I think it makes you look really badass and that it actually adds to how insanely beautiful you are. I respect that your feelings about this are valid, and you must have been terrified when it happened, but I wouldn't change a single thing about you. Utterly perfect just as you are!


spaghetMachet

I got chicken pox on my forehead when I was 2. I was too young to understand that you're not supposed to scratch and ended up with deep scars all over my forehead. 30 years later I don't even see them anymore when I look in the mirror but certain camera apps will blur/remove them and then I notice because my face just looks wrong without them. I love the scars now. They make me feel like me.


Skindoctor13

With a lil bit of scar revision surgery.. Poof it will be gone


[deleted]

You're still beautiful one minor imperfection is not going to cancel out that fact


KBaddict

Since it’s rather recent, try the silicone strips for scars. You can get them at any drug store. You might have to trim them but if you keep them on while you sleep and whenever you aren’t out in public you should see a change. When I got a boob reduction and lift (medically required) they told me to keep those strips on whenever possible. I’m now scar-free even around my nipple that they had to detach and move.


makemeastar

Ur beautiful and from ur comments can tell ur beautiful on the inside as well.


CirenLeone

Thank you so much love, the inside is what matters more and that’s what I need to work on


Mom102020

I genuinely had to search for the scar, you are drop dead gorgeous!! Remember we all have the spotlight effect!


Maki_san

I agree with everyone that you are absolutely beautiful. I’m not a skincare expert so I can’t really give you any tips, but I want to tell you this: I have a scar that is basically the same shape as yours, and although I don’t know where yours comes from, mine was something metallic slicing up my nose. I got it 10 years ago, it was a very deep cut and very visible, basically went from the end of one eye to the other (yes I am lucky my eyes were untouched), and by the time I was 20 nobody could see it; Now I’m 25, and if I tell people I have a scar there they just don’t believe me! Keep in mind that I don’t wear makeup to cover it either, my skin is not too comfy with makeup ;;;; (Lol) I know nothing about skincare, again, but I hope that your scar goes away fast- even faster than mine. Don’t let it get you down! Although I understand why you would want to get rid of it - it’s a part of your face that you might think sticks out too much since you are hyper fixating on it - most people will probably not pay it any attention or they might even understand how much it flatters your eyebrows! With all that said, in my opinion? Cover it with something so that it doesn’t get much sunlight, it should help making it less prominent ^^ I hope you get the results you desire.


CirenLeone

Wow ! Your story gives me some hope I’m so glad that you’re sharering with me because again, I feel less alone walking around with a scar, I feel like the only one sometimes. I fell face first on my bathroom stink coming in from a Night out on the town … a new town that I moved to … and yay for both of us for still having our eyes . I recently talk to my cousin who it is transgender and she informed me that I probably should let it heal naturally because all cosmetic surgeries have an upkeep


rebkh

You are absolutely stunning. I didn’t even notice your scar because I was so distracted by your cheekbones. I know this comment isn’t overly helpful, but it is out there now.


CirenLeone

It’s helpful, when I look at people and they look at me back for too long I start to get really worried


lolachops

I know how it makes YOU feel about yourself is what’s important here but I’d just like to add how unique and beautiful your scar is. You are extremely lovely and this scar doesn’t detract from your beauty, to me it adds to it. Micro needling and possibly those “vampire” facials where they use your own blood?


CirenLeone

Funny you bring up a vampire facial, I’m currently on my cycle and I use a cup 😁 sorry of tmi / and I think I am considering a derma pen someone on this thread told me about them


lolachops

Haha that’s serendipity my dear! I wish I knew more about them but let us know if and how it goes, for sure…


Austin-Q

First things first- are you a model? Stunning. But on topic, a series of targeted face peels could definitely help. Either glycolic or even tca. You can get your whole face if you want but definitely not every time. Focusing application just on the scar will help decrease the depth.


cheridontllosethatno

You are beautiful


CirenLeone

And the beauty is reflected right back to you . The beauty you finding others is the beauty that you have reflecting back at me. And this is exactly why I appreciate every single one of you saying kind words.


Future-Ad7153

Please please do not I repeat do not try to do anything to your scar you might do more damage. Sephora doesn’t have the fix. Go to a dermatologist and ask a professional if there is anything they suggest.


squigglylinesofine

I just wanted to say that not only are you an absolute smoke show, I can tell from your comments that you're really sweet and cool :) gorgeous inside and out Tbh I get why you don't like it, but your scar healed well and looks super cool. I hope you find something that gets you the results you want💕


thefutureisXX

I wouldn’t really worry but since you do I’m pretty sure a plastic surgeon can cut out the scar and sew it up thinner and then do some laser treatments to fade it. I got a bad scar on my face when I was a kid and it healed fine so I didn’t need to do it but my mom to me to a PS just incase to make sure it would heal without intervention.


beebeebeebeeby

model face, beautiful!!


vldracer16

You're beautiful don't ever let anyone tell you you're not.


CirenLeone

I could possibly be my own worse critic right now…… ty so much ❤️


vldracer16

Most of us are usually are own worse critics.


reflectionawareness

wow you’re so beautiful!!!!


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You are breathtakingly beautiful! ♥️


CirenLeone

Thank you for reflecting your beauty to me ! You are an angel


[deleted]

You’re most welcome! Like honestly, wow! ♥️


marcibubble

I think it looks so cool and unique, but also I don’t think it’s super super obvious either! You look beautiful and the scar does not begin to take away from that.


CirenLeone

Thank you so much, I think that’s where another one of my problems is coming in I do feel like something has been taken away from me - which is why I was feeling incredibly depressed it first happened. Like a skill was taken away or something. We are all much more than our physical appearances ❤️ you are golden


marcibubble

You definitely don’t have to change yourself to fit into this same mould that every women feels they need to fit into. We’d all look the same and boring if we could look exactly how we’re taught to want to appear! It’s hard to love yourself all the time though admittedly :(


CirenLeone

Exactly. You are totally right because if I were a guy— I probably wouldn’t care at all … but women do have a different standard - especially when it comes to scars


marcibubble

I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but this is a great video that talks about the female/male gaze as well and how females can harshly self-police themselves to fit beauty standards, even when they’re by themselves. It made me realise a few things about how I treat myself. (Sorry about the video title btw!, I forgot it was called that, I’m not trying to target you at all lol) https://youtu.be/bdzVt7iCM9Y


Emily_Postal

My sister has a deep scar on her forehead from a melanoma being removed. Her doctors said that over time her body will produce collagen to make it less noticeable. It has and it is less noticeable. Give it time.


botanicalhime

I am of the opinion that scars are all super cool looking. They all tell a story and ALWAYS make you look like a badass. I dunno if that helps but your scar is pretty damn cool to me.


CirenLeone

Hey love, it actually does help. Kind words are much better than hurtful ones right now.


squigglylinesofine

Well the skin care is paying off! Your skin is immaculate. I feel like you should keep going with the beauty blogging and even model. I'm biracial living in a predominantly white area, so I'm excited to see poc/racially ambiguous people on the screen. I'm especially interested in seeing people with uniqueness about them like scars, birth marks, vitiligo igo (which I also have) etc. What's cool about your minimalist technique is that it's high lighting your best features instead of covering up your natural beauty to get a different look. Its very achievable for people like me who aren't super comfortable with makeup and dont have the energy go all out everyday. You got a great platform to teach people who might be in similar situations as us to cope with and reduce the appearance of scars and other markings. It's a cool way to exchange info! It's an interesting position to be in since you didn't intend to be in it in the first place and it happened by accident. Seems like you can do a lot of good through it and stay empowered over it too. I hope you don't change your mind about it all since you seem good at it:)


CirenLeone

I’m so encouraged right now to just create even though I have this scar on my face because you’re right, I actually started my beauty channel because I realize the only girl who I can look at on YouTube for in Beauty references is Jackie Aina, where are the brown skin girls, I need more than Jackie only because she’s not my color! Now I can represent people with scars and possibly teach others how to love themselves as soon as I learn how to love myself lol or maybe even talk about the process. I need to screenshot this comment for reference


squigglylinesofine

Get it!!! Yes you'd be a perfect role model for that. You don't have to be fully perfectly in love with yourself to start. If anything your followers would find you more relatable because you're showing that you're in progress. We're all on the journey. Plus it would be a space to exchange the good energy! Rooting for you:)


doesitspread

You’ve posted around regularly since this happened to you, and I remember when it first happened and you had stitches, I thought, “That is the coolest shaped injury ever.” Perfect location, perfect shape. It’s so cool. I’ve told you I thought it looks like it should be [decorated](www.etsy.com/listing/983790396) with gold foil body stickers and rhinestones imitating an erl piercing before. I still think that when I see your face. I can see you really dislike it. I hope you grow to like it over time. It isn’t ever going to go away, not with the best treatments. Not ever. *It will always be there* and it’s a beautiful feature. This is the kind of thing that would set a model apart from others. Seriously. There are a million pretty faces but none have THAT SCAR. So recognize your cognitive distortions regarding your scar and *choose to love it anyway*. It’s so fucking cool and it makes you a badass. There are things in this sub we overlook, and that tends to be “regular” skin features that not even the richest person on earth could change, like sebaceous filaments, structural features like dark circles, or permanent scars. That’s you, baby. Perfection isn’t real, and the pursuit of perfection is rooted idealism—ambitious at best, unrealistic at worst, but *never* attainable.


CirenLeone

The way my heart dropped when I began to read the second paragraph stomach dropped right to my ass. Because it might not go away and it might be a signature look, I was talking to my cousin about getting a cosmetic surgery and she was just telling me how every single cosmetic surgery requires some type of upkeep and how the skin could sag and how I need to be pressing my face up just a whole bunch of stuff, but she did say if I stay natural it’ll be way easier to manage and if I do want to do something wait for 10 years! So before I was super confirm that I’m getting a surgery to get rid of it but now I’m on the fence because again I have gotten better with walking past the mirror but sometimes I do break down into violent episodes. And then I realize wow a tiny little scar makes me feel this worthless? Something isn’t right within me and maybe I got the scar to fix that, maybe there was no other way. I truly appreciate you for following my journey and I really hope you stick along. Knowing that you saw the progress from the beginning is very comforting because I don’t feel like I have to explain everything from the top again because you already were there when I first posted about it. I have looked into graphic liners but I’ve literally been spending so much money on skin care I haven’t gotten around to it yet. But I do have some brushes and this facial paints that waiting in my cart for me so I will be getting into some creative looks- sometimes it’s hard to sit behind the camera because I know where my beauty journey started and here it is now it’s so different. But getting out of your comfort zone is great. And right now I’m so uncomfortable I think when I get my attitude and my emotions right I’ll be better than I ever have been


doesitspread

I also really felt the weight of what I said as I wrote it out because out of all the compliments, advice, and hope-filled responses, none deadpan said what deep scars usually are: permanent. And I think you need to consider that it most likely will always be with you; at the very least, it will always be part of your journey, and part of your story. It doesn’t have to be distilled down to the event that caused it, like being drunk and falling, and it doesn’t have to be lied about to be more grandiose either (“I was mauled by a tiger!” or whatever sounds “cooler” to you). That part doesn’t matter. Let the regret and shame go. Let the scar be a metaphor for your life. Let it be the reason you started your journey to loving yourself, in knowing that you don’t need more to be good enough. Sit in front of your mirror even when you don’t want to look at yourself, look at your scar, and tell yourself some affirmations. Daily, or as often as you need it. I’m still learning to live with you I’m still learning to like you Scars are like assholes: everyone has one If Kylie Jenner doesn’t photoshop out her leg scar, I don’t have to edit mine out either I am beautiful Every day is an opportunity to make better choices By all means, treat your scar well, use special treatments on it, but know that you gave it your all even if you don’t go so far as cosmetic surgery (which isn’t a guarantee either, for many reasons, some of which you’ve described). You deserve to be able to move on, be happy, and sleep at night knowing you did what you reasonably could. We all have to continue our skincare journey knowing we’ll get wrinkles and sagging skin if we’re lucky enough (not everyone lives until old age—*wrinkles and aging are privileges, everyone* 👏). Scars aren’t so different. So in addition to affirmations, I hope you bedazzle the shit out of your scar. Do your makeup to the 10s, make your scar into a crescent moon Sailor Moon style, or get a metallic gold liner and trace it and put some rhinestones on either side to fake an erl piercing, and take pictures of it. You don’t have to show anyone. You don’t have to like the photos. They don’t have to see the light of day. Take them for you in your journey of exploring how you embrace your scar. You don’t even have to look at the pictures—-tuck them away as you continue your journey and affirmations. Pull them out every six months and see how you feel when you see them. And then use that 10k or whatever cosmetic surgery would cost for it on an awesome vacation, or invest it in your business/brand/passion instead. At the risk of minimizing all of your feelings, I’ll leave you with a quote from the comedian Steven Wright about a character at the end of his life: *My God...I wasted my whole life thinking about this stuff. I should have just gone fishing! I should have had a sandwich, or had a few laughs! NOW I get it!*


Mitaslaksit

That is a piece of jewellery!


CirenLeone

And guess what, I found some like little copper jewels like cuffs that people have been putting right on the bridge of their nose


gomerjjp

You are beautiful. Look into stem cell treatment..


Key_Vermicelli_8969

I really like unique scars like this on a person and I think yours is beautiful. If it really bothers you though you could look maybe look into getting a chemical peel. It won’t get rid of it but it could improve how noticeable it is.


burgundybluze

girl u are so pretty it’s not even fucking fair. scar or no scar


coff33andb0nes

You are stunning, and it adds character c:


MellowWonder2410

Just keep taking care of it 🙏🏼 It will fade more in time as long as you keep taking good care of your skin 💜 I’m saying this from experience


pandafairy

You look like a superhero. This scar makes you look so powerful.


CirenLeone

I like that ! You are truly kind ! Hope I can save myself !! Lol


-shitbiscuit

I like it. I don’t know how to describe it but it makes you look uniquely pretty. Like how some people want like fake freckles or some moles are called beauty marks. I don’t have any good advice for getting rid of it, but don’t get frustrated about it. It’s super cool !


Lysergsaeure

You could get a bridge piercing. Very unique und it would suit your beautiful face hiding the scar at the same time.


bluekleio

Hey for the scar I would advice to work with a derm or estetician to get the results you want. But before I read the titel, I just thought. holy, how beautiful is this woman. Not even a second did the scar change anything about it. We are our biggest judge. I dont know if it could be used for your type of scar, but they use cO2 lasers sometimes for scarring. Maybe others know more.


CirenLeone

I appreciate your help, I don’t know why the doctor didn’t suggest me going to the dermatologist she said if I wanted to completely remove that I should skip the dermatologist and talk to the plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons don’t wanna see me until it’s healed her whole year and I wasn’t really told that in the most kindest way, kind of dismissive and everything so I really appreciate any at home remedies that I can get


amalthea5

I have deep chicken pox scars on my face and they still won't fade almost 30 years later. I totally get it. I hope you are able to get rid of it! Other people probably don't notice these face scars but I do and you do and that's what's important. I've been trying to use mederma but I haven't found a noticeable difference :(


CirenLeone

Hey love! You are totally in luck this thread is full of treatments to flatten scars, the one that I think would work for your situation is a product called tretinoin / also get you some glycolic acid from the ordinary and get you that AHA peel ! I absolutely love Alpha arbutin from the ordinary! Please try it !


ThePeoplesPoom

Having an unwanted scar must be tough, you’re so valid for feeling this way. I know this doesn’t solve you issue but you’re absolutely stunning and the scar does not take away from that! I would consult a trusted dermatologist (I consult mine and look for docs that have experience specifically dealing with melanated skin since we can have specific needs) and ask about fillers, micro needling, and abrasions and vitamin A


CirenLeone

Thank you because you gave me a solid base—- a solid discussion to talk about when I go.. gotta screenshot comment


pocaito

I actually think it looks really cool!


CirenLeone

Because your cool 😎


Chip_A

I know you will look in the mirror and see the scar right away, but it took me a second to even see it! You are so breathtakingly beautiful that the scar really isn’t a focal point! You are so stunning!


totallyawitch

This isn’t going to help you at all, but your scar makes you look like a badass with a mysterious backstory. I’ve been watching a lot of fantasy shows and films recently and you look like a beautiful elf ❤️


CirenLeone

It does help love ! Ty so much i’m definitely gonna take those magical elements into my make up looks with some lools


juhlizza

With a face like that.. nobody is looking at the scar!! You are gorgeous (not to invalidate your feelings, just wanted to say this)


carrotsforever

Maybe talk to a dermatologist about the scar? But I’m going to be honest, if you didn’t say something, I wouldn’t have noticed the scar. You are jaw-droppingly gorgeous


leoarw

I don’t have any input in regards to anything to sort the scar - maybe bio oil? But omg you are gorgeous I wish I had your face shape and lips!!


Kowlz1

Have you thought about going in to a dermatologist or facial cosmetic surgery specialist to ask about possible chemical peel or laser treatments? They would be able to give you the best advice on more invasive treatments like those that would work for your skin tone (I know that lasers can sometimes lead to pigmentation issues for darker skin) and yield more significant results. For anything that would require more intensive treatment I think going to a dermatologist or other medical professional might be the best choice.


CirenLeone

I actually haven’t talk to anybody because when I went to the doctors they were pretty dismissive of me and told me that the plastic surgeons wouldn’t see me for a year. I don’t have big background with doctors so I don’t even really know how to handle them but I don’t like the way that I was handled when I was there. They barely gave me any aftercare which is why I came to read it so here I am again. But I guess I’ll ask them for a dermatologist, I wonder if she will say that they won’t see me either, I’m just kind a fearful of them in general.


Kowlz1

Oh no, I’m really sorry to hear that, that’s awful. 😔 I know that having problematic experiences like that with medical staff can be so disheartening. I really hope that you have better luck finding people who can help you going forward. Maybe a MedSpa place with nurse practitioners might be another place to look? I was reading that some people can get filler injections in scars that have deep depressions too so that might be another avenue to look at. Wishing you the best and I hope that you can get some relief with it soon!


azumagrey

I love your scar


Jennandcherries

Im sorry but I couldn’t find your scar for a while cause I got distracted by BEAUTY 😱


CirenLeone

You are so sweet!❤️


dropped_pies

You can put creams and oils on that scar until you’re broke and it MIGHT improve the appearance in a few years time, if you’re lucky. If I were you I’d go and see about getting some dermal filler. Dermal filler will improve your appearance dramatically and instantly and it will last for up to 12 months. Get the filler, you won’t regret it.


greenserenee

Get glasses that are thick enough in the middle to hide it!


VvYxngxWxlfVv

beee uuutifulll


RitaLunaLu

I know this is a weird thing to say but everybody else is basically saying a different version of this; the scar actually seems to accentuate your beauty and facial harmony.


noooobodyknows

You are stunning and don’t need to change a thing …but if you want to reduce the appearance of the scar, a plastic surgeon recommended Scar Away patches to me after stiches. Hope you can see what we all see!


icingcookies

You are so uniquely beautiful! 😍. Also I know how you feel. I have a scar from having a small mole/cyst removed. It’s on my cheek and the scar came out much bigger than expected. Some days I don’t notice it and some days it really bothers me. I just wish I could sand it away. Hugs!


CirenLeone

Hey well I hope you read through these threads I have dropped my skin care down in this thread and people have actually given really really good advice as far as what to use for indented scars you are totally in the right place!


Lazy_Ambition_7405

Have you tried bio oil? I hear great things about it


CirenLeone

Yes love I have two big bottles of bio oil in my bathroom cabinet


Babialive

Beautiful....our scar tell our story... truly beautiful 💅🥰👸🏾


NoBellaNoche

Came here to say check out Dr.pen mirror needling pens and or also go to a facial plastic Surgeon who can do Morpheus 8 to the area as well. Maybe it could help.


CirenLeone

Thank you so much I’m totally looking into the pens I’m going to screenshot your comment so that I can remember when I’m googling! I appreciate you


Previous-Tangerine87

Wow you look like a goddess


Nightjasmine4

Serrapeptase is an enzyme that eats away dead tissue in the body. I used it to clear up my fibroids. A lovely bonus was my scars stated to fad after a few months of using it. My cycles also become regular and I was able to conceive a child. It's a miracle what an enzyme can do. It's very affordable. I recommend doing your research and seeing if you would like to add that to your daily regime.


CirenLeone

I believe you are the first to mention this to me I’ll be screenshotting your comment so that I can remember to look into it! This was so helpful! I’m so glad that you were here to tell me about it seriously


Nightjasmine4

My pleasure. My father is a cold laser therapist, massage therapist and a holistic practitioner. He recommends this to most of his clients. Especially when they have mobility issues. Check out this video. https://youtu.be/s7xB32nGdHk


AltruisticMeat1629

Your feelings are 100% valid and I hope you get the perfect advice for your situation but I just need to say that I think it actually looks pretty badass… got a warrior princess vibe that I love! You’re so pretty and whatever you decide to do you’ll still be gorgeous but I think you look so freaking cool 😍


CirenLeone

Thank you so much sis your comment totally uplifted my spirits I’m gonna be doing a whole bunch of make up looks but I don’t know when when I get my emotions together but hopefully sooner than later. I’m ready to pop out with my make up skills! I hope you hope you stick around to see


rebeccamb

Hi! I have a huge scar on my forehead that required 8 stitches. It was ROUGH looking for a few months but it’s been 3 years and I can hardly see it. Itll fade over time, I didn’t use any scar cream or anything, just sun protection. I’ll see if I can find some photos.


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CirenLeone

Ok ok ! I see you came around full circle, congrats! Now that I think about it, when I see scars on other people I don’t think much about it either, even if it’s something huge like a molar birthmark I literally just noticed it and that’s about it.


gothpisces96

You literally have a perfect face and perfect skin. Your scar is noticeable but not ugly or overly distracting. You are really gorgeous


tammyburbon

It’s not abnormal enough for someone to notice the scar on your face and constantly wonder the whole time interacting with you, “how’d that happen?” Looks like you broke your nose or sum. It’s not distracting from your face! Similar to a freckle or a piercing. I wouldn’t worry about it fr


givelov

I think it looks kinda dope


werewolfbride

1) Your scar looks cool as hell 2) I use prescription clobetasol propionate 0.05 % Emollient Base Topical Cream, it’s a steroid cream that thins the skin out, especially useful when you have loads of thick scar tissue/collagen like me. Try scheduling with a dermatologist if you can, facial laser treatments, UV therapy, and prescription creams really go a long way!