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  1. The sun seems to have worked well at clearing up the acne on my face. Now I would like to try laying in the sun for just 10-15 minutes daily to clear up my currently active moderate to severe bacne. But I'm afraid that doing so will prolong the clearing up of my bacne scars (typically hyperpigmentation is exacerbated with sun exposure from all I've heard). I use non-comedogenic sunscreen on my face daily to prevent the prolonging of my facial acne scars but I don't want to lather up the huge surface area of my entire back in sunscreen daily (bacne is everywhere) for just 10-15 minutes of sun exposure. Can I get away with 10-15 minutes out in the sun without sunscreen on my back and not have my bacne scars hyperpigmentation prolonged?
  2. Isotretinoin 20 mg and retin a 0.025 . Is it okay to use this combination?
  3. Isotretinoin 20 mg and retin a 0.025 . Is it okay to use this combination?
  4. I broke out again of course after I got rid of most of the dark spots on my face 6 months ago... so I'm back trying to eliminate my marks before I go back to school in August using palmers skin success fade cream and a vitamin e cream... hope you guys stick around through my journey. takes 2 weeks to see great results by a month I'm halfway clear and by 2 my skin is back even. First picture is me 6 months go the 2nd and 3rd is expected right now
  5. So I never had acne my whole life. I am now 20 years old and got a staph infection and impetigo in my face which led to big scabs and bumps all over my face. These red marks started fading on most parts of my face but my cheeks are still really bright red 6 months later. My job I work in a butcher shop and do clean ups where I have to use chemicals and reallly really hot water to spray down all the equipment with a pressure hose. Droplets of hot water and LOTS of steam are hitting my face throughout this whole cleanup which lasts about 2 hours. This makes my red marks brighter and I am wondering if the hyperpigmentation will ever go ahead considering I have this job in this environment? Should I quit or is the steam not gonna really make a big difference. I've attached a picture of my face when first got my infection so you can see and also a newer one so you can see it's not healing very well. How longer do you think it will take fade?
  6. Hi, I have had back acne since I was younger, since I was in high school. It calmed down but has gotten worse until i finally figured out what things were causing it. I have always been active with sports and weight lifting so I was taking various supplements like creatine and protein. Im surprised i didn't catch this years before, probably since it wasn't bad. I have finally halted the use of all supplements and my acne has been under control. I also found that things like tomatoes, bananas and sodas really contributed to my back acne as well. Now I'm left with scars and I have no idea where to start to make them fade or make them less noticeable.. I have provided pictures, one with and without flash. Any feedback is appreciated it. Thanks. Without flash With flash
  7. Hello, As you can see, my problem area is mid face, cheeks only. I tried dermapen, the doc told me I wouldn't have complications, I did. I had hyperpigmentation. A few months later, my scars seem to show more, maybe due to loss of facial fat. Another derm told me genesis cutera for texture problems as my scars are shallow to moderate. To me, they're pretty deep. He did an awful job with subcision, I see no difference in my scars. My question is, what would you recommend? PRP? Fillers? Laser? Please keep in mind that I get discoloration easily (like I did after a dermapen session, the brown spot is still there after a year). Thank you in advance!
  8. hello guys, so i had 3-4 pimples on this area and my friend who's working in a salon put some peeling agent on it (i didnt even know what's that, but bcoz i trusted her, i let her put it on to my skin haha). it peeled off after few days. the pimples were gone but left me with these dark marks. can someone give me an advice on how to remove this marks fast? i just broke my skin. Now i cannot go out without make up because of this please help. i've been using contractubex and vitamin e oil for a week but im seeing no difference at all. can kelo cote remove this? any scar cream for this type? thanks in advance
  9. hi guys! i recently had a break out on my forehead and few pimples on my chin. and then a friend from a salon offered me to put some peeling agent, only on those area which had the pimples. after few days, it peeled. the pimples were gone but some parts of my skin were burned. i dont know if it is hyperpigmentation or what. but my main problem is how can i remove the dark marks? i used to have clear skin but now i cannot even go out without make up. can someone recommend me a scar cream or amy treatment that will help? thank you.
  10. Not the best lighting to show but those are small indentations and hyperpigmentation marks. Will these fade naturally overtime? I'm still dealing with a lot of acne I'm currently using Klaron lotion morning and night. So far I've used... OTC products Epiduo Tazorac Epiduo Forte Klaron lotion and none of these are helping that much. I have oily skin and a lot of clogged pores and now redness and sensitivity from the epiduo forte which just ripped apart my skin:( I don't know what to do I'm 21 I feel like I shouldn't be getting acne anymore This cheek has no scarring but a lot of clogged pores/blackheads
  11. Life after acne

    Hey guys, I really want to crete a conversation about life after acne (once you cure/temporary fix your acne). This is a topic that is not discussed a lot and i think its important. I have been acne free for 1 year and i no longer have any pigmentation either. I no longer find the need to wear makeup, and i never worry about my skin anymore. I remember when i had acne i was self-conscious and i would tell myself "when i have clear skin i will have no worries." The truth is yes you may not be conscious about your skin, but other insecurities appear.I realised that i no longer obsess with my skin, instead i would be conscious about my weight or how thin my hair is. Its important to mention that i am on birth control (what fixed my acne) and i have gained 15 pounds, have a headache everyday and my hair is thin. However, the fear of going off birth control and have my acne back is still strong. I guess what i want to get out, is that i find that once you fix one problem, another becomes obvious. thats what makes us human. I have learnt to love myself and i think thats the real cure. I have been off birth control for a week and my hair is great again, my headaches are gone and i have lost alot of water weight. My acne may come back, but at this point i've decided to deal with it. I would love to hear everyone else's experience of 'life after acne' or even if you have temporarily fixed your skin issues.
  12. I don't really get pimples anymore. I used to get a lot a year ago especially on my forehead and there were a lot of raised scars on my forehead but surprisingly it healed on its own very quickly but about 2-3 months ago i got 4-5 pimples on each cheek which have unfortunately left dark marks/scars. They are leavel with the skin not raised or anything so i was wondering if vitamim E oil can be used?I've tried lemon juice and apple-cider vineger and it didn't really do much. Currently i'm using. isotretnoin orally. Plis halp.
  13. Hello! I just found out about the products and regimen. I have only heard and seen great responses and positive results even when in regards to acne scars/hyperpigmentation. I really want to purchase some of the products but I want to make sure that I only buy the ones that I need. I'm 27 , I have no acne now and I really never did when I was younger. I got my scars/hyperpigmentation while pretty young because of struggling with dermatillomania because of anxiety. I have not had this issue for years now, my skin has healed, my scars have faded significantly, and I do makeup so nobody really even knows that I have scars/hyperpigmentation BUT I do and I am very self conscious of my skin when I don't have makeup on. Can the regimen help clear up the remainder of my scars/hyperpigmentation? If so which of the products do I need? Please help
  14. *SORRY ITS LONG AND THANKS* Well to start off im 15 yrs old and i wear makeup everyday to school because i dont like my hyperpigmenation left from a moderate-severe acne stage i had like 3 months ago but my problem is that everytime i remove my makeup my hyperpigmentation seems to get redder... what i wear of makeup is first i use clinique's gel moisturizer because i always seemes to have oily skin and then murad oil control spf 15 only on my t-zone for my makeup wont come off and then i use mac's pro-longwear skin finish foundation (its not a heavy foundation more like medium coverage) and the natural skinfinish powder. Around 5pm i take off my makeup and i take it off with a wipe first to take the excess off and then the spin for perfect spin brush with the aspexia moisturizing soap to take off the makeup i couldnt take off and then i go again with the same soap to actually wash my face and every time it makes my acne marks red. After i wash my face my face also seems to be kinda dry but then i take a shower and with the water it seems to take off the dryness off and after i shower i moisturize again. And then i do my things (my hyperpigmentation is still red) and then i go to sleep. When i wake up my redder hyperpigmentation goes away and goes back to normal to when i dont wear makeup (weekends & school vacation) In the morning I wash my face with the asepxia soap and my face get dry and my hyperpigmentation doesnt get red either. Doea this happen to any of you girls?
  15. I don't have horrible acne, I get the occasional pimple here and there. I got this one about 4 months ago and It hasn't gone away! It is dead center in the middle of my cheek and it is so red. I can't really tell if it is a scar (hypertrophic) or hyperpigmentation? It's not completely flat but it is not bumpy like a pimple as well. I thought I would ask this forum before going to a dermatologist. I am so close to getting my dream of clear skin, if i can just get rid of it. I've been on the regimen for about a month now and I haven't really seen improvement on regards to that one area (on the rest of my face I have), I've recently started using the AHA treatment as well, for about 2 weeks now, but it still doesn't seem to be fading. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Good luck to everyone on their journey!
  16. Hey everyone. I had one of those annoying under the skin pimples- you know, the ones that feel like a mountain under your skin and protruding 3 inches from your face. I knew it was bad, but I was determined to get it popped to relieve the protrusion. Well, I finally got some gunk out, but noticed that the area surrounding was now a dark reddy color. It's about dime sized and seems more red right now than purple, but if I try to cover it with makeup, it looks like a dark purple spot on my skin. Am I correct in assuming that this is a "bruise" caused by squeezing my skin too hard?-- I'm double checking because I'm HOPING that this isn't a permanent hyperpigmentation or scar. If I am correct, how long does the bruise normally take to go away? It's horrible to try to cover and it makes me feel horrible and very unattractive and gross. Also, any tips on fading it quicker? I'm desperate and stressed! Please help guys!
  17. Hey guys, I have recently found a natural way to clear up my skin and I thought I would share it and my research that led me to my discovery. I have probably been struggling with acne since I was 18 or 19 and I am now 26. It's been a bumpy road (no pun intended) but I think i finally found a routine that will help me keep my skin clear. I have tried every acne product out there and the only things that has ever kept my skin clear was birth control and retin a. The only problem with that is that cream is extremely expensive and I just don't trust that it's good for you long term, but that's just my opinion. I have tried everything and then I stumbled upon the oil cleansing method anf I wear this is not a standard method. I tweaked my method since my skin was so congested and I couldn't figure out what was the cause. I through all of my products away and just started using a few things to "detox my skin". I used eminence probiotic cleanser, apple cider vinegar, thayers witch hazel with rose water, safflower oil, hemp seed oil, and rose hip seed oil. These have been the only things that have cleared my skin, moisturized, and targeted/prevented hyperpigmentation/deep scars. My skin was dry for many years and that was the cause of my acne. Once I began to speed up the cell turnover and balance my sebum production I saw and felt a huge difference! I have pretty dry skin and I dried it out even more once I started using acne products that just dried out my skin. I'm not an expert but I did find out that most people who have dry skin and acne are lacking in linoleic acid. The oils I use are high in linoleic acid and also have a bunch of healthy vitamins that are essential to your health and skin health. That's just a summary of what i did and I just read a lot of forums and watched a lot of YouTube videos. I think most acne can be treated by choosing the methods that are meant for your type of skin. We go to all these dermatologists and estheticians but rarely can they tell us what is causing our specific kind of acne.Oh by the way your skin will purge if it's congested. Anything to actually is working needs to get the bacteria and dead skin out of your pores so you can have clear smoothe skin. The cool thing is that you can actually feel and see the dirt come out when you're rubbing the oil on your face! I hope this helped! Make sure you choose the right oils for your skin type. My method won't work for everyone. If you have any questions please don't be afraid to ask. I can add my exact a.m. and p.m. routine! Good luck on your journey guys!
  18. I don't have horrible acne, I get the occasional pimple here and there. I got this one about 4 months ago and It hasn't gone away! It is dead center in the middle of my cheek and it is so red. I can't really tell if it is a scar (hypertrophic) or hyperpigmentation? It's not completely flat but it is not bumpy like a pimple as well. I thought I would ask this forum before going to a dermatologist. I am so close to getting my dream of clear skin, if i can just get rid of it. I've been on the regimen for about a month now and I haven't really seen improvement on regards to that one area (on the rest of my face I have), I've recently started using the AHA treatment as well, for about 2 weeks now, but it still doesn't seem to be fading. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Good luck to everyone on their journey!
  19. Hello, Within the last couple of months I've gained interest in finally getting my acne scars fixed. At the same time, I am scared of getting the wrong treatment which is why I plan to schedule an appointment with a board certified dermatologist. Even then I am aware that unwanted side effects are always possible even under professional examination. That being said, I would like some additional feedback as far as what treatments some members/administrators of this forum would advise me to look into judging from the pictures I have provided. I'm just trying to get as informed as possible and to have various opinions before I make any decisions. On a side note I've been using sunscreen daily and retin-a cream form 0.025% for about 2 months now with minimal improvement and newer scarring. My concerns at the moment are the flat and pitted red marks, some of which I've had for a very long time now (5 months - 3 years+) I am not sure what treatment would be deemed best because I don't even know if they're erythmatic meaning open blood vessels that should disappear when pressed (not all of them do) If they were to be erythmatic, can there be an exception to the rule of them not disappearing upon pressing? I've been considering V-beam and IPL's but input into the other types of scars that I have would be appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.
  20. Dear all, I am new to this forum and I hope someone can help me here. I have scars in my cheeks and I am unable to identify them. My dermatologist only prescribes be chemical peels which have not been much effective so far. I want to ask my dermatologist for dermarolling, laser etc. But before that I wanted to identify my scar type(ice pick,box car, rolling etc.) I am guessing I have a mixture of boxcar and rolling. Please help me identify the scars. I will be really grateful. Also, I don't know why, but the scars are not much visible in sunlight. I am adding 2 pictures, one in artificial lighting which shows the scars clearly and the other in sunlight which masks some scars. Please tell me why this is the case. Hope someone can help me out here. Please.
  21. Hi everyone! this is my first time on this website. I have been suffering from acne for years. In December I had two syringes of Bellafill injected for my scars (w did that hurt) And am still dealing with scars and hyper pigmentation. Currently, I do have a few pimples, but it may be a purging period because I have started using ACV as a toner (diluted 50/50 with water, does anyone else experience this??) Currently, my routine includes, washing my face in the morning, toning with ACV mixture, and sometimes using rosehip oil as moisturizer. I do the same at night and also use rosehip oil. I also use my banish kit two times a week. I do a mask every 2-3 days. I have the Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme which I love and also the Indian healing clay mask that i use once a week! I am slo thinking of trying the Peter Thomas Roth sleeping vitamin C mask, has anyone tried that? Do you recommend? I also use my trentonin cream on nights I don't derma roll. Now, I just ordered the AHA + gylcolic acid from Does this work? Also, my dorm told me I don't really need to moisturize. Ive been using rosehip oil as my moisturizer, will that work when I start using the AHA?? Thanks for reading!
  22. I have almost tried everything for my persistent acne only on my forehead. I'm 19 year old girl,(also on bc pills)I've seen 4 different dermatologist and have tried differin-which burned my face, tazorac-which made my acne a lot worse for 4 months, ziana and minocycline- which worked very temporarily and did not defeat the acne, I stopped using the antibiotic because I was taking it for almost 2 years. Aczone-which made my skin scaly. I am now using tretinion .025% at night. It does help smooth out the bumps, but it's not getting rid of my acne. I struggle with a bunch of closed comedones on my forehead and blackheads. If I'm clear in the morning, it won't last and I'll have a bunch of bumps later. I also get bigger whiteheads, probably at least 2-5 at a time. I only have under the skin blackheads/clogged pores on my chin, along with blackheads on my nose. I've struggled with acne on my forehead for 4, almost 5 years. I now have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Please help me I'm at my ends with this! I can't do this anymore!
  23. Help please

    Until recently, I only suffered from occasional acne (though I do have pretty consistent eczema and probably got a serious cyst once a month). Each time I got a cyst it left behind hyperpigmentation (especially the ones I picked at...I have dermatillomania), and it was making me insecure. My grandmother told me to treat them with Vitamin E oil, which made me break out REALLY badly. I tried to ignore it (most of it was almost like eczema...tons of tiny little colorless bumps) but they felt so weird and I ended up scratching them, which made them scab over and scar/dark spots. I have tons of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) now in small/large areas all over my face. I have tried treating them with honey for the past month, and while it works to some extent tends to move slowly. Lemon made my skin very angry. I'm not sure what to do and I'm getting made fun of. Any advice to get rid of it? NOTE: I don't have a lot of money. I know that there are lots of products to lighten these scars in places like Sephora, but I could probably only afford a drugstore brand or a natural treatment like honey. Thanks so much!
  24. Well to start off im 15 and im on the antibiotics minocycline 100mg once a day. It has helped my skin a lot but what is making me really sad is some acne scars that were left behind. I have one shallow on my left cheek and like 4 on my right cheek. I also have hyperpigmentation but I know that will go away someday but i dont know about the scars. Will the scars improve? I just got them like less than a month ago. Also does Thayer's Witch Hazel with rose water help with this?? Thank you!!
  25. Hi I'm a 19 year old male prescribed accutane. About a year and a half ago I had perfect skin, nearly zero pimples. Over the next year I started getting more and more cystic acne until it became moderate, my doctor prescribed me 40 milligrams accutane and I started breaking out really badly from it then upped my dosage to 90 milligrams and it got even worse. As I would get cysts they would go away but it would always leave these stubborn indented hyperpigmented marks that never seem to go away now, 6 months in, I barely break out but I have a lot of indented marks and I'm wondering what I can do to get rid of discoloration while on accutane and if there's any chance my skin will be even again. Also, what procedures are good for indented rolling scars? Thanks, Chris