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#3488841 Skin Care Set For Male Acne?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 22 July 2015 - 05:31 AM

the acne.org routine is simple and no perfume, would be perfect if he can tolerate BP (and bleached shirts!...or just use it at night)

the bigger challenge will be getting him to use more than a bar of soap, that's the tough part!

#3488737 Scar/red Mark Really Down :( Please Help

Posted by mrsrobinson on 21 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

you've got some rolling and boxcar scars-  not super deep, but they are there

I'm a fan of derma stamping, if you don't have a lot of money this is the way to go-  read up on the owndoc.com forum before you get started....results are slow but steady, and cheap

if you have more money you can see a doctor about some fraxel type options

good luck to you, there are options for you- nothing will ever be 100% but you can get improvements

#3486975 Depressed About Acne Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 06 July 2015 - 04:28 PM

okay it looks like the temple areas are the worst part and yes you'll need to do something

if you can talk your parents into it, great, go talk to an experienced derm about the options

if not, you can do some things on your own, but you have to be educated first, I really like the owndoc.com site and did my own reading there before I started with the derma stamp...progress is slow but steady and CHEAP....but you need to be educated and an absolute nut about cleanliness

but I get it, it is depressing, so read up on options and get a plan, get started on something!

#3486915 Got Those Scars And Damaged Skin, Any Suggestion To Fix That?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 06 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

lemon juice and aloe won't help here if you have money then go see a derm about options, lasers if you don't then go to the owndoc.com forum and read up about dermarolling or derma stamping- or even needling....read up on everything, there are pictures on the site too scars can be improved, for sure, but you need to cause controlled damage then let the skin heal and remodel collagen...but you need some controlled damage to the skin first I've done the fraxels and the ablative erbium laser, and definitely got improvement, but you need to go to some doctor who has done it a lot- not some laser clinic.....and I'm getting continued improvement from derma stamping at home w/ a 1.5mm stamp every couple of weeks you can make progress with or without much money, it takes time and patience, but get reading and get a plan and get going!

#3486463 Msm Face Cream For Acne Scars?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 01 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

I am absolutely convinced that you can find anything on the internet, acne scar and acne cures I've read this as well, it does take time- it makes sense completely, but I would combine it with another treatment, say TCA peels for the ice pick scarring?....you may see faster results and of course what works for one may not work for you, but try it in combination with something else and let us know I tend to listen to what is reported on this site more than other sites...that's just me

#3486319 Red Inflamed Scarring On Chest

Posted by mrsrobinson on 30 June 2015 - 11:38 AM

if you aren't in the US you need to look for a 10% glycolic acid...again the acne.org one is good because it won't trigger other acne

and don't skip a day ever....morning and night (if you work up to it and your skin can handle it) - and I forgot to add, USE SUNSCREEN if you go out in the sun

good luck, come back in a month please and let us all know if it worked for you!

#3486278 2.0 Derma Roller At Home....safe?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 30 June 2015 - 06:50 AM

I've only used the 1.5mm, and I worked up to that

if you are an experienced user and you are keeping things sterile and are meticulous about cleaning your skin prior, then you proceed at your own risk....but you have to be CRAZY about things being sterile, and I'd toss the roller and get a new one each time you roll

#3486228 Red Inflamed Scarring On Chest

Posted by mrsrobinson on 29 June 2015 - 07:45 PM

I like an AHA like the one on this site acne.org AHA or use the Alpha Hydrox one...my skin is tough, especially my back chest and shoulders and I use this twice a day...every day

seriously try it (patch test first) once a day, then move up to twice a day if you don't have a reaction...I really think in 30 days you'll notice a big difference

good luck to you!

#3485600 Severe Neck Acne, Cystic/nodule?, Advice? (Pictures)

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 June 2015 - 08:52 AM

yes, been there but also had cysts on the jawline....yes get an apt w/ a derm ASAP - you will likely have to start with antibiotics and topicals before you get Accutane

Accutane is a miracle for most, sadly it didn't work for me and I had to go the hard way - turns out my triggers were dairy and gluten

while you wait for the appointment why not eliminate both of those from your diet for 30 days, no harm there- and if no difference then these aren't your triggers

acne is a terrible foe, it has different triggers for all of us-  but do go see a derm, good luck to you and keep us posted

#3484238 Will Dermarolling/needling Help My Scars?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 12 June 2015 - 07:39 AM

wow you look GREAT, good skin tone, I see one deeper mark, which you could talk about subscision or filler?

I am a dermastamp fan, only focusing on areas that need work, and I follow up with copper peptides or vitamin C, the results are undeniable, but slow in coming...but cheap if money is an issue

#3483969 Tca Brand

Posted by mrsrobinson on 10 June 2015 - 05:33 AM

get the 20 and dilute to 18 with distilled water....easy enough- you are smart to go slow, most of the problems with peels are going too fast, and not spot testing first

I had the 12.5% did nothing, and just spot tried the 20% and didn't frost, so guess I'll have to try to layer it....my skin is really tough

#3483213 Bellafill Permanent Filler Pics

Posted by mrsrobinson on 03 June 2015 - 03:32 PM

I think you look great....interesting that Bellafill isn't new, not at all, it is Artefill, and the reviews always scared me to death.

But somehow that company went belly up, and was purchased and the new company who renamed it to Bellafill, and got FDA approval for acne scars...so I'm still terrified about the migration issues. 

Perhaps I misread it and they did improve the formula....I'll go back and try to figure that out- you are inspiring me to overcome my fear!

But you do look great, thanks for posting, your battle with acne is over for sure, were you on Accutane, is that how you beat it?

#3480080 Help Red Acne Scars With Pictures

Posted by mrsrobinson on 06 May 2015 - 06:22 AM

surprised the VBeam didn't help...of course I am a LUNATIC and insist on knowing the settings used, and I write it DOWN     you could have 1000 session but if too low you are wasting your money

so don't be afraid to speak up, you are paying- YOU are in control

honestly the best thing I do is a daily glycolic acid, like the one on the acne.org site, or you can get alpha hydrox off Amazon...10% enhanced lotion....you have to build up a tolerance to it so go slow...but my skin is tough enough for morning AND night

and time...the pictures don't look bad, but trust me I understand that can be misleading -  get yourself a good makeup in the interim, but do look into daily 10% GA

how did you stop the acne, is this post Accutane?

#3480008 Severe Scaring/acne

Posted by mrsrobinson on 05 May 2015 - 01:07 PM

well chin up...sounds like you have a lot of hyperpigmentation(dark spots) versus scars?  

sounds like you are doing all the right things, ie the hydroquinone at 4%....just takes a while to work

so you need to find a cover that works...I LOVE mineral make-up- you may need to mix a few powders to get your exact match, but they blend in well and cover very well....look at Bare minerals or Pure minerals...don't give up, find a shade or mix a shade that works for you

if you find a good concealer that will help you as the marks fade, so make it your mission!!

#3479344 People Get Disgusted When I'm Around.

Posted by mrsrobinson on 29 April 2015 - 04:43 AM

Hey you are hurting and this is the right place to come....many of us have missed out on chunks of our lives because of this dreaded disease....so you've opened your soul to us, but can I ask you to do ONE more step? 

ONE more step?....I do think it will help.

You say you've looked at the photos here and 95% are attractive (your assessment) and 5% aren't (your assessment).  If we were to conduct a poll and ask members to put themselves into one of the two categories, I'm fairly certain the results would be well OVER 50% thinking they aren't attractive.

that is what this disease robs from us, our self confidence.....so post a photo, of your cheeks, your chin, whatever, even privately to me if you can't put it up on the site.....I'll give you my honest assessment.

if you read my background, I've battled with cystic acne since high school, and I'm long past that....I've always had scars, worse in college- but I KEPT GOING...so I didn't date as much as others, but I studied, got great grades and a great job.  Guess what?  Employers care more about your brain then your face...

so my point here is, 1) it's much worse to you then to others (just the way it goes) and 2) you need a positive plan, something to work on your active acne if you still have it and a CHEAP way to work on your scars till you can afford more...and you need a life plan, I love what the poster above wrote

but send me that picture, I'll help you honestly evaluate-  and consider yourself virtually hugged!