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In Topic: Laser Scar Removal Left Me A Huge Dark Spots 7 Month!

25 July 2013 - 11:14 PM

That really sucks! I had severe hyperpigmentation after my vbeam laser in April. I still have the hyperpigmentation, but it is fading slowly but surely. What have you used to try to fade it? 

In Topic: H202 (Hydrogen Peroxide) For Hyperpigmentation

07 July 2013 - 09:20 AM

My skin is mostly healed at this point (yay!). But I still have some areas with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. H202 is used as a bleaching agent and can whiten the skin but it is a very harsh chemical. I don't know if it would be effective. Has anyone ever tried using H202 to lighten up their spots? 


No H202 is not technically a bleaching agent for the skin. The whiteness that it causes on the skin is usually only temporary. Although H202 is a corrosive chemical and with repeated use can burn your skin and make it worse, which is something none of us want. I understand how the PIH is frustrating (dealing with it myself right now after a laser treatment caused it) but it will go away with patience. If you want to use a medication to help it go away faster, then there is always hydroquinoine. If you are  hesitant or uncomfortable to use hydroquinone (it has been banned in Europe because of it side effects) then I recommend an over the counter product, but expensive, called Lytera. In addition there are chemical peels or laser treatment that may help facilitate the process of healing from PIH faster. Hope this helps. 

In Topic: Forced To Discontinue Minocycline- What Now?

02 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

Well I can understand not wanting to go off the lithium since it has helped you so much and it makes sense why the minocycline was discontinued because both medications hit the liver hard. So with that being said you are right that oral medications for acne may not be appropriate for you because how sensitive your liver is on the lithium. A good topical prescription medication for facial and body acne is the sodium sulfacetamide wash. I have heard many positive reviews for it, so it may be worth looking into and this can be prescribed by a GP, not a dermatologist. Or if you want to go a cheaper over the counter route, a sulfur bar soap is good too. I use the Sal-3 soap and it works well for me, here is the link 



In Topic: Something Must Be Wrong Here..[Severe]

01 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

So I've been off accutane since March , and my face is staying pretty much the same.A little improvment , but too little for so many months I mean my acne was gone in August last year and I've been dealing with red marks since.

I'm using BHA 2% Lotion everyday for exfolation.

I'm moisturizing twice daily.

I've used chiemical peels 30% with no result.

Should  I try V-beam , does anyone have any reccomandations?

Also I think my moisturizer Cetaphil Lotion is irritating my skin, everytime I apply it it gives me very red skin and greasy.

Any moisturizer recommandations also mabye?


Well I have tried Vbeam in the past for broken capillaries and it worked really well to get rid of that redness. I have never used it for hyperpigmentation, but it is designed to get rid of the redness, so it might work for you. I would recommend going to a good dermatologist's office that specializes in lasers to at least get a consult on what they would recommend. As for the moisturizer, I actually use Cetaphil and I have never had a problem with it. But Eucerin or Aquaphor are supposed to be really good brands, so you may want to try them and see if you have better results. 

In Topic: Suctioning Method

29 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

Has anybody tried the suction method? Did it work? I have very small icepicks (two that combine and form a line scar near my smile line). Just want to hear about your experience with this method and is it worth the time and effort!

 I dont think the suction method helps with icepick scars. The only thing I have ever heard that significantly helps with icepick scars is the TCA cross