How Severe Is My Back Acne And Will The Marks Clear Up Nicely?back acne scars bacne marks pigmentation help! red mark
Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:49 PM
However I've just started dating a girl and I'm going to need to become more confident with taking my shirt off etc if we go to the beach, sleep together.
This is my bacne at the moment http://imgur.com/a/59p0u#LjeBU there are a lot of red marks around my back which may not be shown in the picture, I also have some sort of scars that are like white tiny dots raised above the skin, along with some that are just marks until my back is clenched, they are then scar like.
Is it severe bacne? I've never been to a derm, I may make an appointment next week just to be sure what I can do to fix it.
I'm going to start trying to become more confident with it, and once me and the girl get more serious I'll probably just explain to her and show her the bacne and tell her that I'm working to clear it up, hoping that she doesn't judge me over it as i really like her!
Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:36 AM
Do you use good cleansers or creams which contains ingredients like benzyl peroxide, sulfur, salicylic acid etc?
Make sure you use good skin care products, eat healthy AND keep your back clean(douche twice daily, put on a new shirt everyday etc)
I'll try and get some closer pictures tomorrow!
I don't use any cleansers or creams at the moment, but I've just ordered another tube of Panoxyl Aquagel which I've used in the past quite frequently. Lately I've just been using my mixture of ACV 1:3 with water and a splash of rose water and tea tree oil. I spray this on my back or apply it with cotton buds and let it dry in, washing it off afterwards.
Do you recommend using a loofa or a brush to scrub my back in the shower or just rub it with hands to prevent breakouts?
Regarding the confidence, I've basically had enough of hiding away, I don't want to let bacne ruin my memories and I've just turned 21 so I need to get more confident with it.
Good luck with your term on Tuesday, I'm going to book an appointment for Wednesday I think I would really like some chemical peels or other treatment done!
Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
I'm currently taking accutane to hopefully clear it up entirely, if you think that's something you can consider, it's said to have permanent effect on acne.
But yeah all in all, to me it doesn't look bad. Go see a derm and see what she/he thinks about it. Derms are professionals so they'll know the best way to treat it
Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:37 PM
Thanks LastDitchEffort I think it's definitely the hormones for me, I don't really want to try accutane due to the side effects, starting next week I'm going on a no dairy, red meat diet and I'm going to start taking a lot of vitamins and flaxseed along with using sea salt scrub on my back. Hopefully that will help a bit.
The thing I'm worried about most is the aftermath, if I can get the marks and scars to clear :/ I will see a derm ASAP so they can help me with that issue.
Edited by handmedown, 15 July 2012 - 01:15 PM.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
I will focus on clearing first thanks! Best of luck with the accutane.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:13 PM
I'm back on the 10% panoxyl gel and I'm also using a sea salt exfoliator, sea salt soap bar to try and balance the pH of my skin on my back, then using skin doctors gamma hydroxy skin resurfacing cream and pure shea butter afterwards to moisturise and aid the marks/scars. Before showering I'm applying ACV with rose water and letting it dry before rinsing it off.
Here is a picture I just took at home with a better webcam, not sure if it shows much detail will try to get an actual cam shot soon up close to show the scars.
How does it look?
Edited by handmedown, 19 July 2012 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:21 AM
Here is a full back pic like the first of the last post and a pic of each side of my shoulders at a different angle showing the marks better.
I'm hoping the shea butter will help fade the marks as they're what look the worst.
*Just noticed also that my right shoulder on the straight back images is a lot higher up than my left... any idea why this is lol looks really strange.*