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#3467973 Dermabrasion Vs. Co2 Laser For Indented Rolling Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 14 January 2015 - 05:49 AM

the problem is that older derms are retiring, they had the skill to do dermabrasion and that is a treatment totally that relies on the skill of the doctor...the older guys and gals never grew up with ablative lasers, they just did dermabrasion....so sadly it's a dying art


it's such a personal thing and it depends on your scars, where they are, what kind they are and how deep....find a couple good experienced derms and go talk to them and YOU decide

#3467972 Scars Are Ruining Me

Posted by mrsrobinson on 14 January 2015 - 05:46 AM

yep this woman does go overboard on how I think others view my scars, but I think that is an acne curse to men and women


so Pond68 please be brave enough to post a little picture...if you have rolling scars go to the owndoc.com forum and read up about derma stamping or rolling- I've been doing this for years and it's cheap and easy....of course progress takes time, but if you don't get started you'll never see anything!


TCA peels too are a great thing to do monthly, but don't go crazy and don't go above 12% to start....go slow on everything till you see how YOUR skin reacts, then build up from there


put together a plan over the next 6-12 months of what you'll do, rolling/stamping monthly and 2 weeks apart from that a mild TCA peel monthly....get going on your journey to scar revision, nothing like having a plan


and look on line on you tube at how to camoflague acne and scars....good luck to you!!  come back with questions, we all want to help, but a picture would help us help you

#3467140 I Finally Cleared My Acne With Diet

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 January 2015 - 09:15 AM

we are all different, I had cystic acne and accutane didn't work for me, quit after 7 months of a never ending initial breakout and other side effects- so there you go, that is the cure all for the world, uh not for me


one size does NOT FIT ALL with acne, we all should know that


I had exhausted all pharmacy options, so diet was the only thing I had left-  quit dairy and gluten and amazingly cleared most of my cystic acne....still get an occasional cyst though and my diet is PERFECT


so there is a place for diet for SOME OF US, not all of us-  and before I'd take a pill with known severe side effects I sure would try it for 30 days....wish wish wish someone had told me- all of my scars are from my 7 month never ending initial cystic accutane breakout....sigh


but diet DOES HELP MANY---  so please try it for yourself

#3467138 26 Year Old With Ongoing Acne!

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

sounds like you aren't in the US (the chemist was a big hint, we call it pharmacist here in the states), it is still available here and is generic as well


so you may need to get creative, can you get clindamycin 1% alone?  you can certainly buy the 5% BP, so you may need to make your own, or mix them up right prior to application


search on line pharamcies, there are ones from India, I've seen ads from Canadian ones, that is your other option


good luck, don't give up!

#3465807 Acne Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 29 December 2014 - 02:42 PM

yep the keloid bumps won't go away with any home remedy...but the hyperpigmentation sure will, and that will be a big help


but for the keloids go see a derm, a series of steriod injections can help flatten those over time...


but you are definitely making progress on the hyperpigmentation!

#3465637 Acne Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 28 December 2014 - 06:32 AM

if the raised bumps aren't active acne then they are keloids, although they look active, which is why we are confused


I had keloids, and required a monthly series of injections, maybe 4 or so before they shrank down and flattened


in conjunction with that, you have hyperpigmentation, so research peels to help speed the turnover of cells, look at lactic acid or glycolic acid


you also have some millia present, which can be removed by your dermatologist...but you will need a derm so go find a good one if you haven't



and scar removal is a journey, you have to find a good partner (derm) and set your goals, but often it takes a multi layer approach, and time-  but you will see small improvement with each step on your journey


keep your expectations realistic and good luck to you!

#3465541 Acne Stopped. Now Let's Deal With The Scars Once And For All

Posted by mrsrobinson on 27 December 2014 - 07:14 AM

Wow we call that clear skin.  And blackheads aren't scars.   Not even close.  Number one you are very lucky.  And two try the clay and extractions.    A mild salicylic acid then daily to keep the nose pores clean.

#3464852 Want To Start Dermarolling, Need Advice First.

Posted by mrsrobinson on 22 December 2014 - 06:37 AM

smart to go slow, start with a 1.0...definitely, then once you know what you are doing move up


I use a dermastamp as my rolling scars are concentrated


I've heard mixed reviews about rolling after fillers...but with a 1.0 you are probably safe, just wait a couple weeks


clean everything, sterile skin, fresh roller and go to the owndoc.com site for great detailed directions....at 1.0 you can practice every week or 10 days...go slow and once you have it down pat move up to the 1.5


but be very careful, if you reuse the roller, please pay close attention to the directions on the owndoc site about sterilizing between uses -  I use the copper peptides on their site directly after then a few hours after that I apply taz cream now .05...but my skin is very tough


good luck to you-  I've been stamping for years and it definitely works, but the progress is slow but undeniable...and cheap!  I've only used the roller a few times, then realized it would be so much easier to stamp, for me anyway.

#3463580 Top 5 Things People With Cystic Acne Are Tired Of Hearing!

Posted by mrsrobinson on 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

#3462930 How Long Before Prid Drawing Salve Works On Cystic Pimple?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 06 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

it never works over night for me, and PRID didn't work as well as icthammol ointment...I blob that on and cover with a bandaid, takes me several nights, and for me they usually just shrink, mine are so big and deep they don't usually come to a head, but not many things are going to work in a day.


People will say they have cystic acne and they DO NOT...the little ones can come to head in a day, but not true cystic acne

#3461540 Acne Going Bad Discussion And School Life

Posted by mrsrobinson on 26 November 2014 - 06:02 AM

so I'm sure the derm isn't just making you feel better, she's probably being honest which means your acne is mild...that is a good thing


but you are 13 and that is a tough age, even for mild acne around cruel pre-teens and teens, I get it as most do on this site


so get a routine, look at the one here on line, watch the videos Dan has with the acne.org routine and get your products ordered, give it a couple months to work, and most likely you'll be on the path to clearer skin


have faith, chin up and get moving on getting the products ordered

#3461269 Makeup Advice For A Guy! (Pictures)

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 November 2014 - 09:18 AM

first of all, I'm a female, and I'll tell you there is nothing wrong with you guys wearing cover up-  this is a horrible disease and if some cover lets you get out and get your mind off of it, then DO IT.


you can shop on line if you don't want to go get it yourself-  or go to one of the 24 hour drug stores (not in your neighborhood) and go in the wee hours of the morning...buy a few shades and test them at home, CVS will accept the returns.


I like the physician's formula line up- and for guys I think powder is the way to go...  test a few things out and in various lights


good luck to you!

#3456211 My Back Acne Is Finally Clear!...what Worked For Me (With Pics)

Posted by mrsrobinson on 16 October 2014 - 05:18 AM

that's great, thanks for sharing....sounds like a lot of steps, but hey we shower every day so why not?


and I myself have done far FAR crazier things in a routine!


I've just never been a fan of the faded shirts....you must let it dry for 20 min before you put the shirt on?

#3455100 Dim Update -- 8+ Months Later

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

great post, great input....thanks for coming back with an update


the blood test is something I haven't done but that histamine test along with vitamin D, and other vitamin levels should be the first thing that derms do...but sadly they do not


so we have to figure out our own path, if we want to avoid antibiotics and accutane


congrats on making it this far in your journey!

#3451706 Need Help

Posted by mrsrobinson on 12 September 2014 - 05:10 AM

have you seen a derm who is experienced in laser treatments?  you should go for a consult....


if money is a problem then go to the owndoc.com site, there is a story and picture of scars similar to you, and the fellow there dermarolled for close to a year, and saw great improvement.....I'm a derma stamp person myself, slow and steady improvement and CHEAP


and you aren't ugly, there is a lot more to you than the scars-  chin up, get a plan to improve them and get out there a live-  looks like you beat the active acne, there is a victory there to be celebrated!