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  1. Scarring Effects of Cyst?

    Truthfully it does not look like you have a scar, but more likely post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or post inflammatory erythema, which is only temporary. I get these on occasion, just like most people, and they can last for a few weeks to a few months. I would just consider moisturizing it a lot to help aid in healing, but I doubt this will be permanent. If you are very concerned about it a vbeam or excel V laser will take care of it right away, butI think it will be temporary for you
  2. is this acne or Pityrosporum Folliculitis?

    Those look like closed comedones, which is a form of mild acne. This does not look like Pityrosporum Folliculitis from the images you have shown, but you can go to a dermatologist for a face to face consult. Typically a retinoid and/or mild chemical peels should help relieve this.
  3. Tazorac users - quick question

    You want to continue using the Tazorac for the long-term as the best results occur after 1 year. Still how often you use this medication is depending on your reaction and skin tolerance. Some people can do it daily with minimal side effects and others will do it every other day or two days on and one day off, etc...I personally used Tazorac daily and took a break once a week. I now use Retin-A and continue the same pattern. But overall you still want to continue using this medication, as for how often the best answer is it depends on you.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.