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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:54 PM

QUOTE (Timehealsall @ Oct 24 2010, 06:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (summerfalls @ Oct 1 2010, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My acne grade was 4-5 according to my doctor. smile.gif

My skin's doing great. However, i have a few pitted scars.. not too severe but i'll be checking out chemical peels with my doctor soon. Heard they're good for scarring. I can't wait!

Also, one important note is to religiously apply differin every night. I stopped for a few nights and my skin got so congested i have many tiny bumps all around. Just a word of advice for those on differin- stick to it!



pitted scars as in icepick scars?

Man i was so stupid, i never actually treated my acne (just spot treated) so i was always getting zits for like a 5 year period (about 3-5 pusutles every 2 months) so it wasent that bad. But it got worse recently and iv ebeen on doxy for a bit. Seems to be doing an okay job...


Nope, i don't have any pitted scars. If i'm not wrong, some of the scars i have are rolling scars but they're not too severe. I heard the only way to get rid of such scars from my derm is through laser! sad.gif


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:00 PM

i love my doxy <3

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:53 AM

I guess this thread needs an update!

Hmm, i've been one month on doxycycline.

From my last experience with doxycycline, my skin should have improved by 50 percent and by January, i should have perfect skin.

Right now, i guess it improved but not as fast as i want it too. (probably because im taking half the dosage compared to the last time)

I have zero closed comedones on my face, however i have comedones below my chin (both sides- left and right). My left side of my face is completely cleared (used to be worst than by right side) However, it seems like my right side has significantly more papules now. ): I hope it clears soon. It's clearing slowly though so i guess the doxy is taking effect.

Overall: my skin is almost completely cleared. Under the sunlight, there are significantly fewer bumps than a month before. I can even go out makeup free now! On areas with no pimples, my skin looks EVEN better than the last time. (a year ago when i just stopped the doxy treatment)

I hope i can get clear skin by January. I think it's really achievable with doxy and the rate i'm going!!

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:21 AM

I'm just left with 3 problem areas now (some red scars which will take about 3 weeks to fade)! The rest of my skin is clear!! seeing my derm next week! I hope i dont have any more acne so that i'll have clear skin!

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:14 AM

I have had something like that. I was on doryx for four months and then doxy currently on my fourth month I am not sure if it is working. I have scars on my cheeks and I continue to use it but I don't know how many months until I see really good results I see very minimal fading away I think. Iwas on doryc a year ago and it cleared up my skin completely but I stopped and then they came back worse but now I started again and it is my fourth month anybody have anything they can tell me or have had experience with soomething like this

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE (LAlakers @ Dec 18 2010, 03:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have had something like that. I was on doryx for four months and then doxy currently on my fourth month I am not sure if it is working. I have scars on my cheeks and I continue to use it but I don't know how many months until I see really good results I see very minimal fading away I think. Iwas on doryc a year ago and it cleared up my skin completely but I stopped and then they came back worse but now I started again and it is my fourth month anybody have anything they can tell me or have had experience with soomething like this


Hey LAlakers,

I'm not too sure but doxy seems to be working well for me (even though it's my second time taking it!) My derm says i only need to take it for about 3 months more before i can stop it. I'm on my first month now and it's working pretty fine.

I'm also currently using clindamycin + differin

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:58 AM

My skin condition is great! I have a few blackheads around my cheek area but i guess it's not too much of a worry! The rest of my skin is clear however the areas near my mouth are quite sensitive? They can get a bit red sometimes. I'm not sure why. Also, i realised some staining of my teeth somewhere in the beginning of this month. ): I read on the internet that the staining is only temporary. Hopefully the stain will go away. I've scheduled an appointment with my dentist.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

The staining of my teeth has not improved. Such a worry! sad.gif however, my skin has never been this good in my entire life! I dont have much acne scarring at all and many times i can go out makeup free!! I think my skin condition is really good but i guess there still can be improvements. Hopefully by end feb, i'll achieve baby smooth skin! 4th month into doxy. 2 more months to go!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:22 PM

The staining of my teeth has not improved. Such a worry! sad.gif however, my skin has never been this good in my entire life! I dont have much acne scarring at all and many times i can go out makeup free!! I think my skin condition is really good but i guess there still can be improvements. Hopefully by end feb, i'll achieve baby smooth skin! 4th month into doxy. 2 more months to go!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:05 AM

QUOTE (summerfalls @ Jan 30 2011, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The staining of my teeth has not improved. Such a worry! sad.gif however, my skin has never been this good in my entire life! I dont have much acne scarring at all and many times i can go out makeup free!! I think my skin condition is really good but i guess there still can be improvements. Hopefully by end feb, i'll achieve baby smooth skin! 4th month into doxy. 2 more months to go!


ive been on doxy for almost 2 months now. so you're saying that there has definitely been improvement after 2 months?
because honestly i started to think "this is probably it" recently, since the improvement seems to have halted / going really slow.

i had a bit of teeth staining too. my dentist evened them out in a heartbeat with some kind of sand-like stuff that tasted like chewing gum. pretty good results with that for sure.

Edited by legato, 31 January 2011 - 05:06 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:17 AM

I don't have anymore teeth staining after visiting the dentist and using a teeth whitening toothpaste.

Lately, i've completely stopped taking doxycycline (after 4th month). My derm advised me to stop taking doxy about two weeks ago. Last week i had a small outbreak. It isn't anything too serious. Just a couple more spots on my cheek.

However, two days back i realised that i had significantly more bumps around my jaw area and my skin was horribly dry around my jawline and nose area! Why does this have to happen?! Just two weeks back i had baby smooth skin with only one pimple which was barely visible. I was also completely cleared of all my scars. Now with the new pimples and bumps, this only means more scars. How my skin condition will be in the near future i do not know. It makes me so scared.. Am i that reliant on doxy? I don't want to be.

Sigh. I've decided to stick to my previous skin regime, which helped me maintain my skin after i stopped doxy two years back. (silly me switched to a different skin regime and that was what caused my second outbreak)

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:53 AM

I'm updating this space when my exams are tomorrow! Just a quick post though.

I read through my whole antibiotic log and wow! Three years have flown by. I still have acne and have not grown out of it (my parents had bad acne too but they grew out of it) i think my skin condition has somewhat changed. I used to have very oily skin.. Ut now im having combination skin. The areas around my mouth and nose can sometimes get really really dry that they flake really badly! And it's so embarassing cos i don't know my skin is flaking until someone has to point out to me. I'll be seeing my derm in a week's time and hopefully he'll give me a cream for it. (note: my brother had the same problem and my derm gave him a cream to apply as well and according to my brother the problem was gone within three days! So if anyone has this same problem, pm me so i can let you know the name of the cream?)

I've stopped taking doxy some time back so now im just applying differin and dalacin. So far it's working well. (my acne resurfaced because i stopped applying differin the last time) As for skin care regimen, i'm using the whole range of ettusais products (i did a post on this before.) decided to stick to ettusais since it works really wel
l for my skin. For facial cleanser, i'm using cetaphil gentle daily cleanser instead of the oily skin cleanser as the latter makes my face very dry. I use avene's cleanser (green bottle) too. It's for oily skin but it doesnt make my skin dry. As for make up, im planning to change my routine. Currently, i'm using the ettusais medicated powder and concealer.. But i find that it doesnt cover my flaws that well. Im thinking of switching back to estee lauder double wear light. With my current powder, it looks quite cakey in the light. ): my face is really uneven too! Especially in the light! I am really considering going for laser next year. My derm advised me not to do a chemical peel because the effects dont really last.

I'll be going for my first facial (in two years cos i stopped since it only helped my acne minimally). Will update this space on the results. Im having mild acne. I have a few spots which are spaced quite far apart (unlike the past where i would get a cluster of spots at the same area). My skin gets oily throughout the day but very dehydrated at certain areas. Really crossing my fingers that the facial would help and not making my skin condition worse. Im considering taking skin, hair, nail supplements as well. Will be asking my derm when i see him too.



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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for the update, I actually remember reading this thread a year or 2 ago smile.gif

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

I really need to get rid of my rolling scars.. ): Really want to go for co2 laser but when i googled there were a lot of negative reviews on it. I shall ask my derm the next time i see him (in dec) on how i can improve the appearance of my uneven skin.

For my flaky skin around my mouth, my doctor prescribed a steroid cream (hydrocortisone) but i can't really use a lot of it as steroids are known to cause pimples..

I have scarring due to the flaky skin as well. Sigh, i'm so upset about this. My doctor gave me hydroquinone cream to bleach the area. I haven't been using it because it makes my skin more flaky i realised.

I have a couple of zits here and there, probably due to stress.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

did the doxycycline cuase the flakiness for you?

Its weird because i might be in a similar situation as you!

How exactly is this flakiness causing you scarring??

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:27 AM

hey timehealsall,

nope, the doxy definitely did not cause me the flakiness so i only got it after i stopped taking doxy. Did you change any part of your daily routine? For me i realised it could possibly be due to my change in facial cleanser which was way too drying for my skin. I don't apply differin on the areas that flake so all's good now. The scarring is pretty bad but it gets lighter progressively. It was really red at first then it left a brown patch which is about 1 shade darker than my original skin colour. Did you get any scarring?


My skin condition has been really good. I havent gotten any major pimples in the past two months. Im hoping this is a sign i'm growing out of my acne? I've been on ettusais products (specially formulated for acne skin) and i have to say they are the best products ever for my skin as they really maintain the state of my skin after stopping doxy. Im going to be an ettusais fan for life. Unfortunately, ettusais is only available in asia but you can get their products online!

Im so pleased with the condition of my skin. I have really few scars, a bit of discolouration around my mouth but it's getting better. And... Absolutely no pimples! Now i hardly need any foundation and a little loose powder makes my skin look smooth and great!

Edited by summerfalls, 04 September 2011 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:51 PM

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hey timehealsall,

nope, the doxy definitely did not cause me the flakiness so i only got it after i stopped taking doxy. Did you change any part of your daily routine? For me i realised it could possibly be due to my change in facial cleanser which was way too drying for my skin. I don't apply differin on the areas that flake so all's good now. The scarring is pretty bad but it gets lighter progressively. It was really red at first then it left a brown patch which is about 1 shade darker than my original skin colour. Did you get any scarring?


My skin condition has been really good. I havent gotten any major pimples in the past two months. Im hoping this is a sign i'm growing out of my acne? I've been on ettusais products (specially formulated for acne skin) and i have to say they are the best products ever for my skin as they really maintain the state of my skin after stopping doxy. Im going to be an ettusais fan for life. Unfortunately, ettusais is only available in asia but you can get their products online!

Im so pleased with the condition of my skin. I have really few scars, a bit of discolouration around my mouth but it's getting better. And... Absolutely no pimples! Now i hardly need any foundation and a little loose powder makes my skin look smooth and great!


wait, what? you got the flakiness AFTER you stopped using doxycycline? That means doxy caused it... Did you ever have it prior to taking doxy?


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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE (Timehealsall @ Sep 5 2011, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (summerfalls @ Sep 4 2011, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hey timehealsall,

nope, the doxy definitely did not cause me the flakiness so i only got it after i stopped taking doxy. Did you change any part of your daily routine? For me i realised it could possibly be due to my change in facial cleanser which was way too drying for my skin. I don't apply differin on the areas that flake so all's good now. The scarring is pretty bad but it gets lighter progressively. It was really red at first then it left a brown patch which is about 1 shade darker than my original skin colour. Did you get any scarring?


My skin condition has been really good. I havent gotten any major pimples in the past two months. Im hoping this is a sign i'm growing out of my acne? I've been on ettusais products (specially formulated for acne skin) and i have to say they are the best products ever for my skin as they really maintain the state of my skin after stopping doxy. Im going to be an ettusais fan for life. Unfortunately, ettusais is only available in asia but you can get their products online!

Im so pleased with the condition of my skin. I have really few scars, a bit of discolouration around my mouth but it's getting better. And... Absolutely no pimples! Now i hardly need any foundation and a little loose powder makes my skin look smooth and great!


wait, what? you got the flakiness AFTER you stopped using doxycycline? That means doxy caused it... Did you ever have it prior to taking doxy?


The severity of my flakiness is something like that in the picture here. http://www.google.co...1t:429,r:2,s:16.

I have a habit to pull all the skin off with a tweezer so i'm not sure if that caused the scarring and redness. :/

Yes i did get the flakiness after i stopped using doxycycline. I stopped taking doxycycline in april and the flakiness lasted all the way until august. I never had this flakiness before. I did take doxycycline in 2008 but i dont remember having flaky skin after stopping it? I'm not sure what caused it.. my derm attributed it to the differin but i dont think so. I only think differin will aggravate the condition but it definitely did not cause it.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:46 AM

how long were you on doxy for? what dosage?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:56 AM

4 months, 100 mg a day.