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  1. Vegetable, Beans, Legumes and Seeds Diet Blog

    I had a bad week of eating things I shouldn't have and it showed on my skin- I have small pimples that were not there before. -Gluten -Milk, eggs, meat -Sweets, chocolate -Packaged food that I don't know what's inside
  2. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    My skin is still healing and there is 1 spot that is still peeling, but overall it's starting to look normal. I don't really see any results, so I'm not sure if it was all worth it... It'd be very hard to take so many days off from work for another chemical peel- I really looked bad when I came back to work and I don't want to go through the same emotional roller-coaster.... My plan is to use my derminator only, once a month, and 25% SA peels every 2 weeks until my acne clears completely, while I use Adapalene gel 0.1%.
  3. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    The rolling scar I was referring to was super small and superficial. There wasn't much fat loss if any at all, which is why my 1st post was about misclasifying scars it honestly looks better now after the peel, so maybe it was a wide box scar I have no intentions on reinventing the wheel, life is too short!
  4. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Thank you for the info! The thing is, the majority of my skin problems are texture based and not related to volume/fat loss except for that 1 small rolling scar which I'm not too worried about atm. I checked out the shadows of my cheeks caused by boxed and ice pick scars and they're definitely less noticeable. It's hard requesting days off from work, but I've devised a better strategy to do a 50% TCA Cross peel without taking days off from work (Day 1) Do the peel on a Wednesday right after work (Day 2) Wear makeup on Thursday- the crust would start to form (Day 3) Friday makeup would look pretty bad, but you can still pull it off (Day 4 & 5) Saturday and Sunday are Aquaphor days for peeling
  5. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    I treated my box scars like a regular ice pick scar. However, I also focused on the "walls" of the scar to soften its appearance. I hypothesized that if I damage the skin evenly (bed and walls of scar) it'll make it look better, but I may be wrong. I wasn't able to find studies on the exact technique... Well, I have only 1 rolling scar caused by a cortisone injection during my Accuane treatment. I had this terrible cyst (among many others) and my derm. injected me like 6 times in 1 appointment. The cyst disappeared, but my skin lost volume and I got an indent. She said it will go away after a couple of months, but 2 and a half years later, it's still there. That's why I applied TCA 50% on a whole area on my lower right cheek. I'm interested to see if the texture improves.
  6. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Day 4 Almost midday My right cheek peeled off completely and the left one is 75% peeled. Couldn't be happier, because my wish about getting all new skin by day 5 is actually coming true. HOWEVER, the skin underneath is still with scars I need multiple treatments to achieve decent results... I think that it looks only a bit better than it used to, but maybe it's all in my head? Only before and after treatment pictures can be trusted. Overall, the experience was a bit emotional, but I'm sure next time it'll be a breeze. I'm really looking forward to the next major treatment (derminator or peel) and not so much the superficial SA bi-weekly treatments, as my skin didn't even peel with 25% SA! It's still a nice maintenance procedure as it removes build up makeup, dirt, oil and dead skin cells. I have the feeling that my skin will look my best ever this year. It's been such a blessing to have found this website, I'm forever thankful. PM Yay, 100% peeled with fresh new skin!!! Mission accomplished
  7. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Day 4 Early AM Skin is starting to peel a little more than just the edges. The left cheek which has more acne scars was treated for a little longer with the peel, hence why the crust there is very stubborn and doesn't want to budge easily. The right cheek is about halfway peeled except for the bottom spot. My skin is still very itchy, so some light massaging helps from time to time as I reapply aquaphor. In a month I'll do a 1.5mm derminator session about 10mins long on each cheek, then a week after that I'll do 25 % SA all over the face, 2 weeks after that another 25 % SA and a week after that a 50% TCA. I'll use adapalene gel the whole time up to a week before my next tca chemical peel. Aww, thanks Kat, you're a sweetheart. How much did you use for your TCA Cross? Are you all peeled off at day 5?
  8. If you have had accutane treatment, but it did not work, What type of acne do you have? Deep painful cystic Your gender? F How many years have you had acne before your first/second/third accutane treatment? 10 years before 1st and only treatment Your age when you started your first/second/third accutane treatment? 24 What side effect did you experience? the severity/duration of these side effects? Dry lips, shedding hair, some joint (back) ache How long was your treatment and dosage? 40mg for like 9 months What (if anything) have you found helpful for your acne? or ever improved you condition? Vegan diet, natural holistic treatments and a balanced lifestyle Acne appeared at a lesser force after Accutane and diet and lifestyle helped me keep clear skin
  9. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

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  10. Vegetable, Beans, Legumes and Seeds Diet Blog

    Since I never drink enough water and right now I need it more than ever (chemical peel recovery- need hydration from inside and outside), I've decided to "reward" myself with food after I've chugged a glass or two....
  11. Lavender oil chamomile oil

    I'll try it in 10 days, but with tea tree oil.
  12. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Peels can get addicting Day 3 AM My cheeks are itchy. It's "caused by the regeneration of new skin cells taking place, and... the amount of itching and redness you incur is based upon how deep of a penetration thechemical peel made," according to dear ol' Google. Application of makeup is useful only as far as evening out the discoloration, but it doesn't mask the bad texture caused by the peeling and crusting of the skin. Also, once applied, the foundation is impossible to remove from the scabs, so it just accumulates with each application. I used a tiny scissor to cut off the dead peeling edges of my scabs and I moisturized my cheeks with Aquaphor. Life is going to suck for a while..... because even though some skin peels off easily on its own, the new skin underneath is pink...... My face is ruined. I should have planned more days off... honestly, I hate the situation I'm in right now... I should have done only the scars, not whole sections of my cheeks... I have no clue how I'll go to work on Monday.... I'm basically screwed.... I have 0 confidence facing the world.... yeah.
  13. Aspirin+Tea tree oil treatment gone bad

    Aspirin I believe has some exfoliating properties and tea tree oil is very strong and could be irritating to the skin. When you have such deep pimples, nothing could be done, except to maybe put ice on them and wait for the swelling to decrease. This type of acne is treated with a preventative regimen as it takes 2-3 months for a pimple to form. Benzoyl peroxide could have been used to keep the area clean of bacteria, but again- it wouldn't have gotten rid of the pimple as you wanted.
  14. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    You did that with 50% TCA? Did it frost? Isn't 50% too strong for a "peel"? Yes, I used 50% TCA Cross on my ice pick and boxed scars and it frosted of course. It's definitely a strong peel and I'd never apply 50% TCA all over my face. Some people might have mild acne scars and they wouldnt need to be so drastic. Its all individual based. 50% TCA would probably be too much for the average acne scar patient, which is why I wouldnt recommend such a high %. To make myself clear: don't do it. My hope right now is to have the skin peel by day 5 before I return to work, but that'd be impossible as most people form a crust by day 5 and it peels off by day 10. Haha, silly me... Food for thought: When playing with such a high % peel, the day of and the day after the peel your skin will look just a bit red like from a 1.5mm derminator session. However, the healing process is completely different. With derminator, on day 2 you can easily apply makeup and look like nothing has happened. With the chemical peel I tried, your treated area will turn darker, drier and more scab-looking as time goes by.....until it falls off. Joy
  15. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Yes, I used a toothpick for all the deep scars that were the most obvious and then i just ran the TCA toothpick on other bad skin areas on my cheeks, essentially covering not only individual scars, but whole areas of my cheeks.
  16. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Day 2: Lunchtime (less than 48 hours after the peel) The discoloration has deepened more than ever. I hope I recover by day 5. The peel never looks too bad when you do it or on day 1, but as time progresses the color develops. My cheeks are rough to the touch when i apply moisturizer and the skin wrinkles up. However, I don't think it'll peel anytime soon, because I've been keeping it moist unlike the test spots. My 25%SA peeled a bit from my chin today, but considering I put it all over my face it'll be a long way to go to have it all fall off.
  17. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Am: I moisturized my whole face with oil. My mild moisturizer was too irritating. Skin is nowhere near crusting- in fact, a spot on my right cheek looked frosted for a bit too long than the rest until 12 hours later. The rest of my face is looking normal. I guess 25% SA are pretty safe I think I've finally come to a good acne scar plan! Every 2 weeks: 25% SA on forehead, nose, chin and temples Every 4 weeks: alternate 50% TCA on cheeks or 1.5mm derminator. Thank you BeautifulAmbition, the creators of this website (Dan?) and all the members for being there <3 In the meantime, I'll apply the hyaluronic acid serum I recently ordered for speedy recovery after my treatments.
  18. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    REAL PEEL Pm: Did the 50% tca cross on my cheeks. I also covered some areas with enlarged pores and bad texture, so it wasn't only box scars and ice picks. First I took care of the deep bothersome scars and then I kind of filled the spaces in between, so I covered a much bigger area on my cheeks than anticipated. I used 25% SA on my forehead, nose, temples and chin. I don't want to post pics, because I look pretty horrific and don't want to discourage anyone. I might experiment with Jessners peel next time: http://www.jcasonline.com/article.asp?issn=0974-2077;year=2015;volume=8;issue=1;spage=42;epage=45;aulast=Puri
  19. TCA applied on a Rolling scar

    Day 3 AM Moisturizer with my makeup PM Skin is peeling where I have lightly derminated and used adapalene. 50% TCA Cross spots peeled again. I used a light natural toner on a cotton ball to get rid of the flaky skin and then I moisturized with oil. Honestly, the process is not that bad, but there are definitely some highs and lows in this joutney. One day your skin will look better and another so much worse. Things will be unpredictable. My experience with peels: Pros: - you have more control over the process and the results. You can always start low and build yourself up. - If you're unhappy with the results, you haven't wasted $150 on a chemical peel (or more for some other treatment) Cons: - it's a bit painful - it requires a lot of preparation, knowledge and testing in advance. The actual peel is only a very small part in the middle of the process - after the peel, you need some downtime and once you return to work/school you'll still have some temporary pigmentation - you never know when your skin will crust, peel and recover - superficial peels don't really help scars, they're more of an exfoliating treatment, so don't get your hopes up - you must select an appropriate type of peel and a percentage to to correct your individual skin issues - repeated treatments are neccessary
  20. Acne Has Ruined My Life

    Ok, sorry, I forgot kids in HS can be pretty immature. Well, if you guys break up down the road she could tell her best friend or something and then things will spread out. At the same time, you don't want to surprise her either. I'd say get on Accutane and tell her you just respect her too much and want to get to know her better...
  21. Lavender oil chamomile oil

    That's very interesting, because I've used a lot of (diluted and high quality) oils such as Thyme, Bergamont and Oregan, but all of them were too strong. How long did it take you to heal?
  22. Thank you for your post, it really means a lot when people share their experiences! I've been wondering about the soy's effects on my acne, but I never really tracked things down. Since I heard of people mentioning it as an acne-causing ingredient I've been staying away from it.
  23. Acne Has Ruined My Life

    Just talk to your girlfriend about it?????
  24. Just+had+subcision+-+documenting+w/+photos!

    you won't be able to find 100% HA - the molecule is too big to penetrate the skin, so it's always being sold as a % in water, most of the time mixed with other things. I've been looking, too
  25. What 10 days on the oil cleansing method did to me

    Yeah, my skin after OCM is squeaky clean without any irritation from like an OTC regular acne face wash. I use 2 small square cloths for 2 cycles. Oil face, use 1 cloth on all sides, then oil again and use the other cloth again all sides. My skin just gets cleaned better this way. I follow with a neutral pH organic toner (rose water). If I use a stronger wash, like a glycolic based one, my skin would sting (because the OCM is super strong in reality), so I just do the mild toner. If I want to use my strong glycolic wash, which I do these days, I don't oil cleanse my skin. I've experimented a lot though so I know what works for me!