Thank you very much for the replies.
I will try the AHA+ and probably order it later this week. Like I mentioned in my post I don't put a lot of Aveeno on my back, but I do try to put a little on just to keep my skin from drying out too much. I'll avoid the back and I don't seem to have problems anywhere else on my body (chest, arms/ legs etc...) I'll start looking for another lotion that doesn't contain that ingredient.
@ hapamommy - I had been to a derm before and he gave me the epiduo gel. From what I understand, it is similar to Differin and while that has helped my face out, it didn't seem to be quite as effective on my back. However, my back used to be worse so maybe it did help some with fading older scars. It is winter where I live and other than going to a tanning salon, I won't be getting much sun back there to help tan/fade my skin tone. I will look into the dermanew. I'm patient, but waiting for 18 months for everything to fade would be a bummer.
@ Timehealsall - There isn't really one thing that I could point to and say that cleared my bacne. I had some while I was in high school, but it wasn't bad at all and eventually went away. My back definitely got worse when I hit my late teens/ early 20s. I don't wanna say it was cystic but it was like a mix of deep bumps and I think smaller blackheads that grew. If you saw my pic, you could see where there were a lot of little dark spots and some big ones.
I went to the derm a few years ago and I have been on and off Minocycline. I don't really use Epiduo over my whole back anymore, but I did apply it to some of the areas where I had issues. I also started using acne body scrubs instead of just a wash. Just don't overdo it with the washing so you don't irritate it. After about a year or two it has gradually faded to where it is today - still a few spots but mostly hyperpigmentation. I have been off of Minocycline for about 6 months now and it hasn't stormed back this time. My diet is also substantially better than it was 2-3 years ago so maybe that helped as well? I sleep in thin tshirts that I change appx every 3 days, and I shower after I workout instead of waiting until the end of the day. Hope this helps out some.
Thanks again everyone
Edited by twohearted, 12 February 2012 - 09:43 PM.