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#1 fishpie

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

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Hi, I urgently need some help! I have got this inflamed open pimple since last Friday - I squeezed it on Sunday since it was popping whitehead and it was very painful and swelling. 

 

The other 2 pictures are my sides of face. I suspect I got rolling scars...left since 3 years ago after a series of bad break out and I have always been acne prone skin since grew up so I did not do anything to address the spots and scars. Now I am in my late 20th, and I see my skin looked bad in certain lights.... and I wanted to save them! The scar has affected my confidence to some degree, I will not say I was deeply affected by them, but I could not go out today because the inflamed open pimple on my left cheek for example...

 

 My current skin regime and tools are the following:

 

Nov 2012

 I was using Dan's BP and AHA since last Nov and they did stop the my weekly break-out from happening weekly. I had a break-out free 2-3 months and I did get one pimple before my period, but it went away fast. 

 

Jan 2013

 At the beginning January, I bought a clarisonic classic for cleaning my face since I got oily skin and i do wear make up everyday.  I also stopped wearing foundation for my face, instead I am using dr Jart's BB cream and since its got sun SPF 30. I also got a sample size of dermalogica's solar defense booster with SPF 50.

 

Jan 2013 

 I entered a period of break-out free period which enabled me to concentrate on curing scars (see my pictures).

 

 I bought Obagi clear 4% and Retin A cream (0.05%). I also use Dr Jart Vitalaser for skin regenerating purpose. I read good things about copper peptide, so for the same order I obagi I also order Devita coper peptide for sun damage control (which I do not have...). I know CP is good for skin repaire, so I was using it after I put obagi clear. 

 

 

  In the AM:

Clarisonic cleaning the face

Dr Jart toner 

AHA 10%

Obagi clear 4%

some times : 3 times a week I out on CP 

sun cream

BB cream

 

 

In the PM:

 

Clarisonic cleaning the face

Dr Jart toner 

AHA 10%

Obagi clear 4%

some times : 3 times a week I out on CP 

Retin A 0.005%

CP cream 

Vitamine E gel all over the face

 

 

 

Beginning of Feb 2013

 I bought a face cream with hyaluronic  acid , so I now use it straight after cleaning my face.

The rest is the same.

 

I bought salicylic acid 20% and have used twice, last Friday night for all over the face and Saturday for spot treatment (the inflamed spot in the pic).

 not much peeling only skin felt soft and smooth afterwards.

 

I also got 30% lactic acid but I have NOT got time to apply it.

 

This week, I got skin biology's super CP serum and Super CP x 2; and lacsal serum (8.5% lactic acid and 15% salicylic acid). I have been using it since Monday, and I put CP x 2 serum on my inflamed spot and now its kind went down but still swelling and got blood in it.. there is something black inside the spot, but I am too scared to insert anything to tick it out...  so I just pureed CP serum into it...

 

 

 

So thats pretty much my current regime and products I am using for my face. I do not have other active pimples just the one I took pic. 

 

 I want to get advice / suggestion on

1) treatment for that inflamed pimple 

2) type of my scars

3) appropriate treatments for my scars, so when I go talk to a derm, I have some basic knowledge... instead of being leading by the doc.

4) any suggestions of how or the right way of using the skin products I have listed above.

 

Or anyone who has had similar problem like mine and have been making progress / see improvement  pls share your experience with me!

 

Thank you soooo MUCH!!

 

 



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

I would try to get a hydrocolloid bandage for the open wound pimple and leave it on for at least 3 days, preferably even 5-7 days if you can bear wearing a bandage that long. It seems like the best option in a situation like this, and will let the pimple heal on its own as well as possible. There should be some in pharmacies, if you can't find any thin ones for wounds specifically, then blister hydrocolloid bandages (Compeed etc) work just as well.

 

This is what a hydrocolloid bandage looks like. You just cut a piece out of it that is big enough to cover the wound completely, and just stick it on. It should adhere on its own. Please be sure to wash/sterilize and air dry the wound beforehand. Don't use any moisturizers or creams underneath.

 

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If there's a scab on the wound, then I wouldn't recommend putting a hydrocolloid bandage on, as it can rip the scab off when you take it off. If you do put a hydrocolloid bandage on a scab, you should leave the bandage on until it comes off on its own.

 

I'm not sure if using salicylic acid on inflamed areas is a good idea, as that could possibly irritate the skin and impair healing. Also it looks like you have tooth paste (?) on the pimple in the second picture, and the same thing goes for that. Don't use anything harsh (tooth paste, retin-a, any acid) on the pimple since there's now an open wound. Be gentle with your skin. After you've had the hydrocolloid bandage on for a few days, you can take it off and check the situation. If (and when) the wound has closed off, keep moisturizing the wound with some gentle moisturizer. If you for some reason don't want to use the hydrocolloid bandage (although I highly recommend it), then just make sure it's clean and keep it moisturized. Take fish oil, sleep well, have a healthy diet etc and let it heal on its own, don't pick. Don't use anything that seems irritating to the skin until the pimple has completely healed - then you can consider things like retin-a and copper peptides.

 

I'm not really experienced with rolling scars, so I can't advice you on those. But if you search the forum, there should be plenty of information.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Hi Austra

 

 Thank you so much!!

 

 I found a hydrocolloid bandage (something left from my mum's operating last year) I put one covering my spot. I will leave it alone for the rest of the day.

 

  The green paste you saw was copper peptide serum ... I heart it supposed to accelerate healing... 



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

anyone else wants to chip in to comment on the scars?? Thank you guys!!



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

That's good. :) Keep it overnight at least. This way the wound is going to stay moist and protected and not scab, which should help it heal and may to some extent prevent scarring. I'd keep the bandaid on for 3-4 days, or at least a couple of days. Put some basic gentle moisturizer on afterwards. I think you need to wait with copper peptides and other somewhat "irritating" substances until the skin has closed off properly (1-2 weeks or so). It will continue to heal for months afterwards, and then those may help.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

attachicon.gifinflamed spot.bmpattachicon.gifScar1.bmpattachicon.gifscar2.bmp

 

Hi, I urgently need some help! I have got this inflamed open pimple since last Friday - I squeezed it on Sunday since it was popping whitehead and it was very painful and swelling. 

 

The other 2 pictures are my sides of face. I suspect I got rolling scars...left since 3 years ago after a series of bad break out and I have always been acne prone skin since grew up so I did not do anything to address the spots and scars. Now I am in my late 20th, and I see my skin looked bad in certain lights.... and I wanted to save them! The scar has affected my confidence to some degree, I will not say I was deeply affected by them, but I could not go out today because the inflamed open pimple on my left cheek for example...

 

 My current skin regime and tools are the following:

 

Nov 2012

 I was using Dan's BP and AHA since last Nov and they did stop the my weekly break-out from happening weekly. I had a break-out free 2-3 months and I did get one pimple before my period, but it went away fast. 

 

Jan 2013

 At the beginning January, I bought a clarisonic classic for cleaning my face since I got oily skin and i do wear make up everyday.  I also stopped wearing foundation for my face, instead I am using dr Jart's BB cream and since its got sun SPF 30. I also got a sample size of dermalogica's solar defense booster with SPF 50.

 

Jan 2013 

 I entered a period of break-out free period which enabled me to concentrate on curing scars (see my pictures).

 

 I bought Obagi clear 4% and Retin A cream (0.05%). I also use Dr Jart Vitalaser for skin regenerating purpose. I read good things about copper peptide, so for the same order I obagi I also order Devita coper peptide for sun damage control (which I do not have...). I know CP is good for skin repaire, so I was using it after I put obagi clear. 

 

 

  In the AM:

Clarisonic cleaning the face

Dr Jart toner 

AHA 10%

Obagi clear 4%

some times : 3 times a week I out on CP 

sun cream

BB cream

 

 

In the PM:

 

Clarisonic cleaning the face

Dr Jart toner 

AHA 10%

Obagi clear 4%

some times : 3 times a week I out on CP 

Retin A 0.005%

CP cream 

Vitamine E gel all over the face

 

 

 

Beginning of Feb 2013

 I bought a face cream with hyaluronic  acid , so I now use it straight after cleaning my face.

The rest is the same.

 

I bought salicylic acid 20% and have used twice, last Friday night for all over the face and Saturday for spot treatment (the inflamed spot in the pic).

 not much peeling only skin felt soft and smooth afterwards.

 

I also got 30% lactic acid but I have NOT got time to apply it.

 

This week, I got skin biology's super CP serum and Super CP x 2; and lacsal serum (8.5% lactic acid and 15% salicylic acid). I have been using it since Monday, and I put CP x 2 serum on my inflamed spot and now its kind went down but still swelling and got blood in it.. there is something black inside the spot, but I am too scared to insert anything to tick it out...  so I just pureed CP serum into it...

 

 

 

So thats pretty much my current regime and products I am using for my face. I do not have other active pimples just the one I took pic. 

 

 I want to get advice / suggestion on

1) treatment for that inflamed pimple 

2) type of my scars

3) appropriate treatments for my scars, so when I go talk to a derm, I have some basic knowledge... instead of being leading by the doc.

4) any suggestions of how or the right way of using the skin products I have listed above.

 

Or anyone who has had similar problem like mine and have been making progress / see improvement  pls share your experience with me!

 

Thank you soooo MUCH!!

 

Personally I think you are doing to much to the skin. I completely cleared up when I started washing my face with water only and using a microfiber cloth (clean one every time) to absorb oil and exfoliate. Along with that I would use BP in my problem areas. And aztec clay mask twice a week. Just a suggestion.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

hi, you might be right... but I have been using simple approach to treat my acne in the past 2 years and I did continuously getting bad break-out on weekly basis... now I have been taking a more rigorous approach to it by incorporating many well-researched products and they seem to keep my break-out at bay at least. I now have ONE inflamed spot and some acne scars to deal with, instead of waking up with 2 or 3 big spots every week... 






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