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In Topic: I Want To Start Single Needling But...

15 December 2014 - 11:53 AM

I go to CVS and buy the small lancet needles....cheap sharp and disposable....I don't go crazy, but reach into the middle of the scar and poke several times


I use the dermastamp then go over the couple of deeper scars with one of these, maybe pricking 5 or 6 times


then toss the needle...not too aggressive, I'm just not that brave

In Topic: V-Beam Laser And The Regimen?

14 December 2014 - 12:16 PM

I've had amazing results with Vbeam Perfecta 2014. I was astonished at the price my derm was offering it ($100 for cheeks, temples and forehead) at so I am choosing to have 3-4 total. I've had 2 so far and I'm very content with the results! If I were you i'd try salicylic or salt peels once a week at your derm's office or diy. this should keep your acne at bay. 

Robertitoo, glad you found something that works, how severe was your acne to begin with?  And what's the downtime, do you have a lot of redness and bruising?

In Topic: How Long Before Prid Drawing Salve Works On Cystic Pimple?

13 December 2014 - 06:17 AM

usually after a shot they shrink away to nothing....but it's totally based on the skill of who is doing the injection....it is an art


bummer that they are expensive where you are, not bad here in the US if you have insurance


but with the ichtammol, I just keep blobbing it on, bandaid over it and it does sometimes shrink it down to just a small bump that doesn't bother me...and again mine are so deep they rarely show the purple to the skin


good luck to you, I wouldn't wish cystic acne on my worst enemy!

In Topic: Top 5 Things People With Cystic Acne Are Tired Of Hearing!

11 December 2014 - 09:01 PM

okay I have to pile on....I love it when people on this site with a large whitehead call it a cyst....they know nothing about true cystic acne, nothing at all...the deep stuff that never comes to a head.....yeah, that's up there with things that bother me

In Topic: First Time Tca Peel Strength

07 December 2014 - 10:09 PM

I did a small test spot on my forehead but I have bangs....the 15% frosted and then peeled away, not a great look, so do a test spot first then assuming no reaction you'll want a day or two of downtime for this peel, not a lot but you'll be peeling