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  1. Keloids and Accutane Helpppp PLEASE

    I think after you finish your course of accutane, it is recommended to wait 6-12 months for most facial surgeries, you may want to ask a dermatologist about this.
  2. Acne Scab

    Right now just consider putting a thick moisturizer on it like Eucerin or Aquaphor. Or if you are not sensitive to it than you can put Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline). The best thing to do is to keep it moist and that will speed up the healing process.
  3. Fatal Accutane treatment and scars (PHOTOS)

    I have never used the eCo2 laser, so I cannot tell you anything from personal experience about it. I do not think your skin is so bad to need the eCo2 laser, but like I said I have never used it so I do not know much about it. I do hear there are more potential side effects of the eCo2 laser compared to vbeam or excel V, but the potential benefits are supposed to be greater too. I had a friend try TCA peel and she liked it a lot and looked great afterwards, and she had similar shallow scars like you, so that can definitely be an option down the road.
  4. Fatal Accutane treatment and scars (PHOTOS)

    I have had vbeam and excel V done before and in my experience there is less chance for side effects when there is no purpura (bruising). Laser genesis is better than both Vbeam and Excel V for stimulating collagen and supposedly it is considered a very low risk procedure with practically no downtime because in order to get the benefits of Laser Genesis it requires at least 5-6 treatments spread apart by a month each...this will gradually improve texture and stimulate collagen slowly (most people do not see results until the third treatment. For vbeam or excel V I did not see a lot of collagen stimulation, but that was just my experience and I only got it for redness and Telangiectasias. As for IPL, I have never tried it, but I have seen more bad side effect stories with IPL compared to Vbeam, Excel V, or Laser Genesis, so that usually scares me away from IPL.
  5. Fatal Accutane treatment and scars (PHOTOS)

    I am very sorry that you had this reaction to the isotretinoin, I can understand how difficult this must be for you. The good news is that any scarring you may have looks very shallow, so I do think that a lot of the scarring can fill in on its own. Before looking at any type of treatments to fix the potential scarring, I would wait for all the scabs, active acne, and hyperpigmentation to heal which could take up to a year and then you will get a better view on what treatments may need to be done. Given that your scarring is probably going to be shallow at best, microneedling/dermapen, may be best for you with a low risk of side effects, compared to Fraxel Laser. The vbeam as the above poster mentioned can be an option, but I would recommend it for when your scabbing and active acne has resolved.
  6. What kind of scars is this ? Keloid ?

    No its not a keloid if it is only a couple days old. It is not even a scar if it is a couple days old. At this point it is most likely a scab that will flatten out, but remain red for a little while. But I highly doubt you will get a scar from this
  7. Wow that is pretty cool. By this logic Epiduo should be granted OTC too since it just combines benzoyl peroxide and differin
  8. Question about Sunscreen

    10 minutes is nothing really unless you are on a retinoid, but I still highly doubt that you will get a sunburn. But to answer your question, the sunscreen will not be effective anymore if you put it on at 8AM and go out at 12PM. Typically sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours, but for some people who are more prone to sun burns or on a retinoid every hour or 80 minutes may be necessary, but only if you are out in the sun.
  9. Broken capillaries

    Vbeam or Excel V is considered more effective than IPL and is usually more gentle on the skin. If you tell the practitioner not to bruise you using the Vbeam than you will only be red for a few days with some mild swelling. Some people swear by bruising, and others do not, but with bruising there is a greater chance of side effects. The Excel V is relatively new and is supposed to be better than the Vbeam. Bruising is rare with this machine, but you will have more noticeable swelling for a few days. So the decision is yours, but either of these should be your next bet to get rid of the broken capillaries.
  10. 5 lasers later my skins the worst its ever been

    There are dozens of different lasers, can you elaborate on which ones you used and why?

    It looks really good. I would give it a few months for the red marks to be gone completely
  12. Three days of doxy, feel awful!

    Nausea is quite common with doxycycline, especially when taken on an empty stomach. Try to take the doxycycline with food as this may help alleviate the nausea, it did for me when I was using this antibiotic.
  13. Insane scars after acne

    It still looks like you have active acne so I would get that under control before working on the hyperpigmentation and/or scarring. You mentioned using Erythromycin, but most recent studies have shown that resistance to this is very high (around 75-90 percent) so I highly doubt this antibiotic is going to be effective for you. I would instead ask your doctor about switching you to Minocycline, Doxycycline, or Bactrim as resistance to these antibiotics have not been shown to be present, except in isolated cases, which may or may not be accurate. Considering laser at this point is too early and instead I would focus on treating and lessening the acne first. The good news is that even though this looks bad, it does not look like you have significant scarring and instead have mostly flat red marks with the active acne. Hopefully this helps and that you will get better very soon.
  14. Its hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like you have a combination of active acne and hyperpigmentation. Its possible you may have some shallow scarring or ice pick scarring, but I am only speculating as I cannot tell from this picture alone. Given the severity though I would strongly urge to either consider a combination of benzoyl peroxide in the day time, retinoid at night, and an antibiotic like Minocycline or Bactrim; Or you can consider going on accutane.
  15. Fastest natural treaments?

    The only thing I can think of that would give fast results would be a light chemical peel like with Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid. You can buy this over the internet yourself but if you are concerned about your back side, I was assume you may need help applying and removing the chemical peel since you cannot reach there.
  16. Agree 100 percent, keep it moist and it will close.
  17. Sweating makes me break out, what to do!?

    Awesome, thank you! I'll look into it now No problem, happy to help. Try this like 2-3 times a day and then make sure you shower or at least wash your face when you get home. Good luck
  18. Sweating makes me break out, what to do!?

    I have some friends that have this exact problem and what helped them was to use some facial wipes, I think they were called Sweat Block, but I am not 100 percent sure. They used this a couple times a day and it helped a lot with lessening the impact their sweat had on their acne.
  19. Has anyone ever had a random bright red acne mark just show up all of a sudden, but there is no inflammation, no bump, and no pain? It is relatively small, but I would say very red and noticeable. Was this just an active pimple that had a very short lifespan and now it is a post acne red mark or PIH? Thanks
  20. Red marks that don't go away with time

    Have you tried Vbeam Laser or Excel V? Supposedly these are effective laser treatments that can help lessen stubborn red marks.
  21. Almost a year but this spot doesn't fade much

    If it gets lighter when stretched than that is good news as it is epidermal hyperpigmentation. I would recommend considering lighteners like prescription hydroquinone or non-prescription vitamin C. Or you can consider chemical peels like glycolic acid or kojic acid.
  22. Why are there red spots all over my face?

    This looks like Post-Inflammatory Erythema and it should go away in time. You can ask your dermatologist about light superficial chemical peels to help speed up the healing factor, but this is going to be temporary for you.
  23. How bad is my acne? (pics)

    I would say that your acne is probably classified as moderate. If you were to judge on a scale of 1-10 (1 being non-existent to 10 being very severe), probably be a 4.5 at most. I would say Benzoyl Peroxide in the day, retinoid at night, and maybe an oral antibiotic if needed can get rid of most of this for you.
  24. i cant anymore

    I am very sorry you feel this way. I have seen your pictures, and I am not going to tell you what others have said about how "it is not that bad...." but instead I would strongly encourage you to think about therapy to help you gain acceptance of yourself and that you are bigger and more important that what is on your face. I struggle with Anxiety/Worry and BDD (probably mild to moderate) and that was because I suffered horrible side effects after a laser treatment to help benefit my skin. I suffered from Hemosiderin Staining on the face for a good three years where I rarely left the house and actually took a job at home so I would not have to leave the house (yes it was bad), but it slowly got better and while I do not have scars per se, I still notice pigmentation changes on my face which could be from the laser or they were there before (I am not sure). Either way I began to notice every little flaw on my face and it would cause me grief and anxiety like you feel. I am now finally moving forward with my life (first day at a new job tomorrow), and even though I am scared to death and still anxious/ and a little sad, I need this because I know I am more important than the small imperfections on my face. And the same applies to you, so I want to encourage you to see yourself different and maybe consider entering into therapy to help you realize this.