Well, finally my mother and I decided to pay a visit to a dermatologist. At the age 15 I was trying various different types of medication, one which was a black and yellow pill, and the other was a cream. Both were insanely harsh on my face and caused me to swell and turn red. I was pissed, I had realized that even if my face was touched a tiny bit, my pores would grab the dirt and create a pimple in seconds, almost like a curse.
And finally I tried accutane, the solution to the "pimple problem"I was required to go on it twice, once at 16 and another time at 17. Afterwards I was left with a large amount of post-acne red scarring and hyper pigmentation. Because my mother could not afford chemical peels (not covered), i tried countless alternatives. These included rolling needles, creams, exfoliating, vitamin E, oils, natural products, masks, list goes on and on.
Do not assume (if you are), that I am some kind of sales man because this is my first post. I've been on acne.org and I've read multiple times through threads as many of you have, I've tried finding a fix to my problem but had no luck, I understand something that sounds too good to be true is usually not. 3 years straight of post acne hyperpigmentation and i finally decided to say "fuck it" and order products online. I came across a website that had a "top 20" acne products to buy. Some that hit my eye were Oil-free acne prone washers and concealer with acne treatment. However, I came across a product called Murad Post-acne lightening gel.
It has been changing my life in a matter of weeks. The redness around my face is going away very quickly, in addition its preventing new acne from forming. I no longer have to wear a hoody so that people don't comment on the discoloration between my face and neck. If you have not tried it I highly suggest this, please take this from somebody who is very obsessed with fixing this. The product itself can cost between 40+, I got a 40$ bottle. It last a very long time though, however its suggested you use it three months on and off. Don't worry though, Its been less than a month and pigmentation which has been with me for years is already disappearing, my face is almost perfectly toned. If you read the reviews, many people usually experience what I experience, very few will not. But I highly highly highly suggest to you, if you have not tried this and you are suffering from hyper pigmentation, just listen well and do it.
Edited by Ar145, 22 January 2013 - 12:14 PM.