Laser has helped quite a bit for me, that said insurance may or may not cover this depending on how your dermatologist codes it, as well as if you go to a certified dermatologist. In the beginning I just wanted these areas cleared up, so I was going to spas etc and having treatments and laser done there, it got very, very expensive. Then I found out if I found the correct dermatologist because this is caused by my lupus I could get this covered. I know exactly what you are talking about with makeup. I have stood in front of the mirror on many occasions and cried because my face looks so bad and it's made worse actually by putting on makeup. Makeup simply will not stick or cover on the lesions, scars, etc which blows my mind.
Lupus SLE 1996, Sjogrens, Raynauds. My worst nightmare was imagined when my son was diagnosed with RA and Lupus NPSLE at 19.