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Quick Vbeam Question

01 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

I just had my second purpura vbeam done three days ago (still very nervous about it even though it is my second time), and my question is if it is okay that I am getting a small papule on the site of one of the bruises? I mean will it damage the healing of the bruise? I know there is nothing I can put on it because that will aggravate the bruise and slow the healing, but I was just curious if this way okay or even normal. Thanks all!

Exacerbated Red Mark

02 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

So I'm not sure where to post this, but I have this very mild red mark that is normally not totally visible (except to me, but that could just be because I obsess over it) except when I workout. For some reason after awhile during an intense workout the mark just gets uber red and noticeable, it is quite embarrassing!! I posted some pictures, and I would like to know if this is consistent with most red marks from acne, although it has never happened to me before and I have had plenty of red marks from acne. Also I would like to know how I can treat this because I love to workout and I dont want to stop sad.gif I think I am going to try to go to a dermatologist within the next 2 weeks to get their advice too. Would love any advice you all can give me! Thanks everyone!!

The worst thing I have done...

06 November 2010 - 03:25 AM

Well I have been depressed over my acne/complexion for years and I tried my hardest to hide it from my friends and family ever since I was in high school. For the last year though I have been really depressed and even sought help from professional therapists and dermatologists. I even went on this site for help Posted Image But I guess a few weeks ago I really hit rock bottom...I tried to end my own life because I was so depressed and the anxiety over acne overwhelmed me. I was admitted to the hospital for a 72 hour hold, which by the way is no picnic. While the people at the hospital were really helpful, I was still very much ashamed of myself for why I was there. I mean I am psychiatry resident and I had a great girlfriend who loved me for me (I broke up with her after this mental breakdown because I was ashamed over my acne and depression). I mean seriously I tried to end my life because of acne, what kind of obituary is that. I have been out of the hospital for three weeks and while I feel a little bit better, it is still hard and I am not going to say that I am completely out of the woods because those thoughts still cross my mind and who knows what will happen if I have a really bad breakout. I guess I just wanted to share my story and what the depression can really lead up to. I think that if I sought help earlier from my family, dermatologists, or even therapists I might not have ended up like this, but I kept it in because I was embarrassed. Today I am taking it one day at a time and next monday I go back to work which is really making me nervous because I will be far away from my family and friends, so my support system really shrinks. I am going to try to not let my acne control my life, but like I said I am still feeling sad and anxious over my skin. I encourage everybody to try to find some positive things in your life to cling on to and truthfully we are our own worst critic, so sometimes what we see is not what the world sees. I am blabbing now and I dont know why I wrote this post, but I think its carthartic for me. Thank you for reading all and good luck to everybody!!