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**FAQ: SUMMARY of SCARS and TREATMENTS**

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^ If you do a search, you'll find lots of info about Elicina, unfortunately most of it is not very positive.

Thanks for your laser diagram, Pete. :clap:

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Hey,

The past two months I was using proactive. my skin was clearing up perfectly. Only thing I had left were dark spots. But a few weeks ago all hell broke loose because then i decided to experiment and use shea butter on my face. Thats when the bumps began to bloom again and the fresh white heads along with them. So i piled on all sorts of products to get rid of them and now my face looks like a pizza. :wacko:

Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should use to get rid of my burned toasted skin? Can somebody please save my present life for cryin out loud! Respond asap.

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Thanx for the info, this is really helpful ^_^


"Acne is fates way of punishing me for having flawless skin until my 20s. Im living proof that noone escapes...."

Stubborn vengeful little sh**s


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Hey guys Im new here. I was just wondering if any of you have tried punch excision for ice pick scars? Does anybody know of a doctor who performs it in the Vancouver, BC Canada area. Any info would be appreciated. Im desperate and sad :cry:

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Q: Will ablative lasers (CO2 or Erbium) reduce the appearance of my scarring?

A: It is possible that it will reduce the appearance of your scarring but it can come with a hefty price tag, a signficant amount of downtime and a risk of new scarring.

A risk of new scarring?? Please elaborate! I'm saving up for Flaxer Laser Therapy. I only have 4 atrophic scars. Other than that, my skin is clear and my complexion is fair. I read a post here about someone trading 60+ scars for 4 new scars, which is a good deal. But what about someone like me who only has 4 scars? Does that mean I could possibly end up with 4 new scars, in which case I get a raw bargain? Is there a chance that I'll end up with worse skin?

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Hey guys thanks for replying, i am really confused in what i should do next, here is the full story anyways......

i have developed acne since i was 16 and was only very very mild from 16 to 17 years old,but then once i hit 18 and just about to start uni it came bursting out like hell,at the time what i thouht caused it was the lack of sleep i was getting every night. Yes i had insomia for over a year, it was hell even my breakouts of actual lumpy spots was during that period. But the in december 2003 i started roaccutane and was on 75mg a day 1 mg per my body weight.

At the start i didnt see any different although my friends was telling me that my face does look alot clearer, I was still suffering from insomia at this time, but then the sleeping got better into the 3rd month of taking roaccutane and then my spots started to clear up tremendously.

Ok so after four months on 75mg a day i was finally done in march 2004,and my face was completely free of spots, but just had a lot of red marks that was flat not raised at all, so i thought nothing of it and thought it wud go away in a few months.

ok so come the 2004 summer and i was alot and much better with my redmarks but there were also one or two spots poping now and then say one spot every 2 weeks.

sorry guys guys i know this is a long story,lol, but just want to let u knw my stituation and to see if anyone else have had similar cases and is now cured.

OK oK so back to the story, then come october time and the worst has happened my worst nightmare since curing of acne,they came back only this time my sleeping did not help a single bit with calming it down.

Especially my red marks left from the new acne did not seem to go down even after a good 10 hour sleep, sometimes it would go down but only in the morning and would completely red at night along with uncomtfortable eyes that was blood shotted. Ok So enough was enough at this time i was really depressed cant belive i am coping with bad skin again,so I am now seeing a Dermatology in Hong Kong and he is suppose to be famous as he is one of the best three in hong kong,aint so sure,lol. But he has prescribed me with 20 mg a day now along with antibiotics and the result so far is good,but new spots are still poping up but it is mainly my red marks on my cheeks that can look the worst, and sometimes it still goes out of control even thou i am on roaccutane rite now,but considering i have dropped frm 75mg a day to 20 mg a day now,so i dont know.

He also told me that i might have a slight case of rosacea,so i dnt knw wether it was the first roaccutane that has bought this on and u knw how i was getting the blood shotted eyes and like they were watery all the time i think it may of been the rosacea.

SO GUYS DO U THINK THAT I CAN STILL BE CURED AND DO U THINK IT WAS MY FIRST TREATMENT OF HEAVY ROACCUTANE DOSAGE THAT BOUGHT THIS ROSACEA ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys thanks for replying, i am really confused in what i should do next, here is the full story anyways......

i have developed acne since i was 16 and was only very very mild from 16 to 17 years old,but then once i hit 18 and just about to start uni it came bursting out like hell,at the time what i thouht caused it was the lack of sleep i was getting every night. Yes i had insomia for over a year, it was hell even my breakouts of actual lumpy spots was during that period. But the in december 2003 i started roaccutane and was on 75mg a day 1 mg per my body weight.

At the start i didnt see any different although my friends was telling me that my face does look alot clearer, I was still suffering from insomia at this time, but then the sleeping got better into the 3rd month of taking roaccutane and then my spots started to clear up tremendously.

Ok so after four months on 75mg a day i was finally done in march 2004,and my face was completely free of spots, but just had a lot of red marks that was flat not raised at all, so i thought nothing of it and thought it wud go away in a few months.

ok so come the 2004 summer and i was alot and much better with my redmarks but there were also one or two spots poping now and then say one spot every 2 weeks.

sorry guys guys i know this is a long story,lol, but just want to let u knw my stituation and to see if anyone else have had similar cases and is now cured.

OK oK so back to the story, then come october time and the worst has happened my worst nightmare since curing of acne,they came back only this time my sleeping did not help a single bit with calming it down.

Especially my red marks left from the new acne did not seem to go down even after a good 10 hour sleep, sometimes it would go down but only in the morning and would completely red at night along with uncomtfortable eyes that was blood shotted. Ok So enough was enough at this time i was really depressed cant belive i am coping with bad skin again,so I am now seeing a Dermatology in Hong Kong and he is suppose to be famous as he is one of the best three in hong kong,aint so sure,lol. But he has prescribed me with 20 mg a day now along with antibiotics and the result so far is good,but new spots are still poping up but it is mainly my red marks on my cheeks that can look the worst, and sometimes it still goes out of control even thou i am on roaccutane rite now,but considering i have dropped frm 75mg a day to 20 mg a day now,so i dont know.

He also told me that i might have a slight case of rosacea,so i dnt knw wether it was the first roaccutane that has bought this on and u knw how i was getting the blood shotted eyes and like they were watery all the time i think it may of been the rosacea.

SO GUYS DO U THINK THAT I CAN STILL BE CURED AND DO U THINK IT WAS MY FIRST TREATMENT OF HEAVY ROACCUTANE DOSAGE THAT BOUGHT THIS ROSACEA ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Alfie:

My daughter had severe cystic acne and the derm was about to put her on Accutane but she refused to take it. I got her started on "Jessfoliation" and after a couple of months her acne is almost completely gone. She used the facial brush and soap to exfoliate, followed up with neosporin. It worked beautifully. I also got her some Dr. Diamond Herpanacine to take, it's an alternative to Accutane, contains a lot of Vitamin A which I believe is what Accutane is made of. Give it a try but don't give up after only a couple of weeks, stick with it and you will see results. We are now searching for scar treatments.

Good Luck!

Glo

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Acne Scar Treatment options

After your doctor has completed a full examination of your skin, you need to discuss the treatment options. Treatments include subcision surgery, fillers, and laser skin resurfacing. For complete information about treatments, click on www.acneguide.ca/acne_scar_treatments/surgical_laser.html

Source: Acne Guide

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www.fraxel.com

www.reliant-tech.com


ACCUTANE?

Double serum blood levels. Swallow your pill with two tablespoons of warm olive oil.

Acne completely gone for months; waiting one year after accutane to get fraxel.


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Great website for scars treatment with TCA cross method.

http://www.mytcapeel.com

I try it it was ok but I really loved the TCA cross method a TCA acid 100% that i aply with a toothpick on my scars for 4 minutes then I follow with the Hyaluronic acid serm to make the healing process faster and for to incite the collagen to rebuild faster. I buy it from MYTCAPEEL.COM

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*Newbie on the scars issues*

What might improve this FAQ is a 'burning' question (perhaps i missed it, since it is quite obvious, considering this is the regimen forum):

How does the use of benzoyl peroxide influence CO2 laser treatments. (Or other treatmens for that matter)

Any Doctors advising to stop BP at least x days before treatmen?

What are in general reactions of your doctors when telling about BP if you want a treatment done?

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*Newbie on the scars issues*

What might improve this FAQ is a 'burning' question (perhaps i missed it, since it is quite obvious, considering this is the regimen forum):

How does the use of benzoyl peroxide influence CO2 laser treatments. (Or other treatmens for that matter)

Any Doctors advising to stop BP at least x days before treatmen?

What are in general reactions of your doctors when telling about BP if you want a treatment done?

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dermaroller really works for acne.

i've had acne for years and tried many products including proactive. nothing really works, until my dermatologist introduced dermaroller treatment to me. its completely safe as long as following direction when using and cleaning the roller.

Ps Don't :naughty: buy the ones on dermaroller websites, because they usually only sell < than 0.5mm needle length ones, only penetrate the epidermis, which don't really work. Go to ebay, i bought a 1.0mm from this seller

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZtwodownso...2QQfsooZ2QQrdZ0

he has the lowest price,( trust me i've done research.... :whistle: ) and the quality is good.

i hope i can help, let me know if any of you guys have good results!

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so does microdermabrasion reallly work. I hear great things about it. Then i hear that after you 6-10 treatments that the effects wear off.

So is it true that the effects wear off if you don't continue after you treatments?

Also, if it does then i don't understand why if you get it done and it scraps off the skin why it wouldn't stay that way. I don't know much about the effects of getting microdermabrasion done so i'm hoping someone can answer my questions

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Frequently Asked Questions - Scar Treatments

* Keloid scars - which are raised scars that extends BEYOND the boundaries of the original sore, blemish or injury. It is scar tissue gone wild. It can continue to grow. Some people are genetically prone to keloid scarring. There is a specialist forum for keloid scars: http://www.keloid-scars.com/index.htm

Link doesn't work. I would like some help with my keloid...


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I use a mild glycolic acid moisturiser. It helps improve the brown marks but it takes really long. I need to find something faster but not harsh or that would cause more acne

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this thread doesnt mention any problems of a raised white scars, or white scars in general?


1995 - 2002: Acne all over face

Jun 2003 - April 2007: Cleared face - water only. [Melbourne]

April 2007 - Now: New City [sydney]. Itchy skin - red marks. Developed Cysts mainly on the right hand side of the face.


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