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#1 applepie69

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

Hi.

 

I have had a cyst like thing on my cheek for over a year. 

 

It was injected a couple of times a year ago but to no avail. Tazorac (strongest topical) has had nearly no effect on it. 

 

I have also tried: minocycline, doxycycline, tea tree oil, gunilla of sweden, aczone, acanya, tazorac (gel and cream), baking soda, honey, aloe vera, fasting, hot tea bag, cold compress, apple cider vinegar, castor oil, cortisone shots, only veggie diet (for a month), no carbs (for a month), vitamin a, b5, c, d3, d, e, acv pills,  zinc pills, ibuprofen,

mario badescu, drawing salve, renne roleau, aha (dan's), chemical peel from amazon, sunshine/absolutely no sunshine, and so forth. I have tried everything under the sun.

 

Any recommendations?

 

I went to dermatologist and she said it needed to be extracted via surgery (subcision) or shot with a  higher concentrated cortisone, however i want to avoid both because they can, and most likely will, lead to scarring. She tried to puncture it to pull out whatever was underneath and hardly any pus came out. 

 

Two dermatologists are not sure if it is a persistent pimple that is not reactive to anything, raised scar tissue, or a sebaceous cyst. 


Again, it has been there for over a year, is still red, and NOTHING seems to affect it. 

 

thanks for help. 



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:07 PM

Can someone pls help



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

A picture would probably help...



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:12 PM

Can I please get some help, this is killing me. 

 

again it is just a cyst like red bump for over a year, nothing affects it (home remedies, prescribed meds, oral, topical, nothing, fasting, etc). very red. Help? 

 

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Hey, not too sure since I can see what you mean but I had a really bad cyst on my cheek which lasted for months.  Once it went down there was still a red mark and I could feel a lump under my skin.  My dermatologist said that it could be the 'sack' that held the content of the cyst (gross I know) or it could be scar tissue under the skin, he said that it in either case it could resolve on it's own but that it wasn't noticeable for removal.  Here I am about a year later and only I know it's there, if I push really hard washing my face I can feel a small lump and there is a slight red mark there.  But the good news, it has went down a lot! And actually you can't even see it, and even the lump I could feel when washing my face has went down, most times I forget it's there.  I'm pretty sure that it is scar tissue, but I have found that using differin and also massaging it has helped, if you read up on massage therapy for raised scars there is a lot of information and at the least it wont do you any harm, but it really helped me out, and like I said it's pretty much non existent now but at first I was kinda freak out as well.  I hope this helps :)


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Merumaya cleansing balm, removed with damp hands and a cotton wipe.  Followed by la Roche Posse La Toleraine cleaner followed again by rinsing with damp hands, patting my face and a cotton wipe
Tone: Pixi glow tonic, simply apply some to the palm of my hands and pat on my face

Moisturise: Aveene rich, or light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Same as morning but occasionally will thrown in a priori aha cleanser and use Differin after I moisturise a few nights a week

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks followed by Nuxe crème fraiche moisturising mask

 

Oral medication:  Cilest BCP

Supplements: No current supplements
 

Current make up: Various foundations depending on my mood, Estee lauder double wear light, Vichy Dermablend, Charlotte Tilbury and Skin 79 BB cream, NARS creamy concealer or Naked concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Orgasm by Nars for a pop of colour on my cheeks and Vita Liberata mineral tan is amazing for the summer

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques bruses for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:03 AM

that does help gkitten. sounds very similar to mine. my derm said mine could be scar tissue. but it has been red for over a year and hasn't changed one bit.

 

Is there a way to decrease the redness bc that is my primary concern? Thanks. 



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

Hey, I can only really tell you what  I have been doing to reduce the redness, which is still there but much less and with a dot of concealor you can't see it.  It has taken time, I don't do anything harsh, I've used differin for about a year, which control my acne and also helps with red marks.  I also use an aha cleanser a few times a week and a salicylic acid serum during the day, these things sound harsh but the serum is really gentle and I make sure that my skincare routine is gentle and always wear an spf during the day.  I don't know if you looked in to the massage therapy but it did help reduce my scar tissue a lot, just a little pressure for about ten minutes at night.   I hope this helps. 


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Merumaya cleansing balm, removed with damp hands and a cotton wipe.  Followed by la Roche Posse La Toleraine cleaner followed again by rinsing with damp hands, patting my face and a cotton wipe
Tone: Pixi glow tonic, simply apply some to the palm of my hands and pat on my face

Moisturise: Aveene rich, or light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Same as morning but occasionally will thrown in a priori aha cleanser and use Differin after I moisturise a few nights a week

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks followed by Nuxe crème fraiche moisturising mask

 

Oral medication:  Cilest BCP

Supplements: No current supplements
 

Current make up: Various foundations depending on my mood, Estee lauder double wear light, Vichy Dermablend, Charlotte Tilbury and Skin 79 BB cream, NARS creamy concealer or Naked concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Orgasm by Nars for a pop of colour on my cheeks and Vita Liberata mineral tan is amazing for the summer

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques bruses for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:15 AM

Gkitten25. Thanks for replying. Can you describe to me exactly what you did as far as the massage therapy goes? Like step by step. 

 

Also, which of your items would you say helped the most with redness or were they all in conjunction? The bump is not that large it is only the redness that has persisted for over a year. Would a peel work? 

 

Thanks again



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

hey, a peel might work to fade the redness, maybe try something gentle with aha's in it as i have found that has helped my marks.    As far as the massage I just sort of pressed gently on it with my finger, as if you are trying to flatten it out  and go round in circular motions, you dont want to be too hard though, you should type in massage and cysts or scars on google and there is a load of information, it was just a little thing that I found made a difference.  If it is mainly redness then time will also helped to fade it, although it's a pain in the ass waiting for that to happen but try and not be too harsh on your skin, the best thing is to stop anymore acne and give you skin a chance to heal x


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Merumaya cleansing balm, removed with damp hands and a cotton wipe.  Followed by la Roche Posse La Toleraine cleaner followed again by rinsing with damp hands, patting my face and a cotton wipe
Tone: Pixi glow tonic, simply apply some to the palm of my hands and pat on my face

Moisturise: Aveene rich, or light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Same as morning but occasionally will thrown in a priori aha cleanser and use Differin after I moisturise a few nights a week

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks followed by Nuxe crème fraiche moisturising mask

 

Oral medication:  Cilest BCP

Supplements: No current supplements
 

Current make up: Various foundations depending on my mood, Estee lauder double wear light, Vichy Dermablend, Charlotte Tilbury and Skin 79 BB cream, NARS creamy concealer or Naked concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Orgasm by Nars for a pop of colour on my cheeks and Vita Liberata mineral tan is amazing for the summer

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques bruses for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Are there any peels you wold recommend? And would a derma roller work? It seems to be effective for hyperpigmentation and scars, or so I've read.

 

Thanks