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.JacktheLad.

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Accutane Low Does - Scars

04 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

Hey guys, quickly (will write more later)

 

does accutane heal up minor, very shallow indentations (atrophic) scarring? My face has an uneven/red texture in the cheeks (largely) due to years of acne and an unfortunate habit of picking :( (very sad) 

 

i am now on 20mg and want to end this persistent acne situation. I'd just also like to know, will the accutane renew the skins surface and fade out the scars?


Differin Gel 0.1% - The Beginning Of The End

21 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

Hello all. Going to keep this relatively short and sweet. first post will be longer than subsequent posts

 

Stats:

sex: male 

age:26

Location: UK

acne type: clogged pores, white heads, black heads. 'mild'

skin type: Dry

skin texture: bumpy in places (forehead) and smooth in others (cheeks) and lots of PIH (hyperpigmentation) of different shades from brown to red to pink. Various atropic scars from years of picking and being too hard on my skin, very shallow scars but non the less still visible if looking close

skin colour: White (british)

Acne org member since Aug 2009 - 5 years. 

 

 

Short back story: 

 

Having suffered with 'acne' on and off for about 10 years or so and it effecting my social life and what events i do and don't go to depending on the current state of my skin, I decided its time to take the advice of leading skin specialist from Harley Street London. When I say i've tried almost everything I do mean it, diets, products, anti-biotics etc, all have worked on some level but nothing has been 'consistent'. I guess if you look up my posts you will see what my past is and why I am still here. If this doesn't work I will go on accutane, my skin isn't severe and i am greatful for that but persistent mild acne is very frustrating especially as i get older.  

 

I do suffer from picking skin which certainly never helped my situation and over time has caused a lot of damage.  But that habit is much more under control and now I am using Differin i will abide diligently with a hands off approach since the skin will become more delicate and I have learnt my lesson. 

 

 

Current day 21/02/2014:

 

I will be using Differin as advised by the Derm and prescribed by a Doctor. For now I have picked up the Differin Gel 0.1% strength. 

 

 

Week 1 Day 1:

21.02.2014 : Day 1 of Differin Gel.  So far, no redness, just a very slight itchy feeling on right of chin. 

 

The products and regime that i am going to follow as soon as they get delivered are; 

 

 

am: Avene gentle cleanser 

       Sk:n exfoliator oily skin (2-3 x a week max)

       Skinceuticals Phytocorrective (2-3 drops) 

       SPF 30 (Sk:n) 

 

PM: Avene as above

       skinceuticals as above 

       Differin 0.1% Gel  

 

 

I shall be updating the status on a weekly basis, as apposed to a daily basis, mainly because it becomes 'boring' reading how someone got a spot one day and it disappeared the next.. and repeat.

 

 

If you have any questions or would like advise please ask. I will be using this as a dairy so I can monitor my own progress and to keep a record of events. I hope this log helps not only myself but others in a similar position as myself


Differin Gel/cream

15 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

Looked on the Differin website and all i can see if Differin O.3 Gel... 

 

do they still make the cream?

what are the differences?

 

and does anyone know of a Differin log with pictures and success ?

 


Dermapen Uk

21 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

Hello everyone, I am on a quest to solve red marks and pitted skin in delicate places of the face, forehead and cheeks, under eye areas etc. 

 

I have found this thing called a dermapen and I think it could be the answer. 

 

I am based in the UK and am wondering if anyone has;

 

a) got this dermapen procedure done

 

b) where is the best place to get this done in the UK?

 

c) and negatives


Epidermis/ Dermis

05 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

How do you know if you have damaged the Dermis as apposed to the Epidermis? 

 

I have slight 'pock' marks but i wouldn't regard them as deep as such.. was thus wondering if anyone knew how to tell if the damaged caused from popping/picking at skin would heal over time or if a treatment such as microdermabrasion would be a good route for the superficial/shallow marks..

 

thank you