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mrsrobinson

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#3464852 Want To Start Dermarolling, Need Advice First.

Posted by mrsrobinson on Today, 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!




#3451080 Stridex Pads Help Clear Backne

Posted by mrsrobinson on 08 September 2014 - 07:59 AM

here's another tip...try a weekly sea salt soak bath...or more if you have the time

 

search on this site for those who have used the sea salt baths....and if you can, opt for the dead sea salt you can buy in bulk on line

 

this way you have the ocean in your tub....sea salt can be healing...again search this site

 

and good for you that you've found something that works

 

another tip- make your own cleansing pad...use distilled water and buy a bottle of salicylic acid toner, add a little hibiclens or witch hazel, you make up the mixture to the %s you want then I saved the old containers from stridex, put clean dry plain cotton pads in the container and put the liquid on top




#3450021 Update And Photo's - Needling

Posted by mrsrobinson on 01 September 2014 - 06:03 AM

our scars look very similar....I  stamp away myself and there is no doubt improvement, it's slow going but it's there

 

I can definitely see the same with yours....where do you live and what is the name of the machine the doctor will be using for the RF treatments?

 

THANK YOU for keeping us posted, we are all rooting for you!!




#3449773 My Scars After Accutane Treatment

Posted by mrsrobinson on 30 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

I would also say go to the owndoc.com forum and read up about derma rollers and derma stamps....some good info there and it's much cheaper to do it yourself..

 

I agree the scars aren't deep, it will take patience and time, but you will be able to improve these

 

good luck, and yes conventional wisdom seems to be wait 6 months post accutane




#3446333 Help Urgent! How Do U Do The Makeup? It Just Doesnt Work?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 09 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

the makeup at night thing is not a good move....to do all the time

 

clean skin at bed is a must, and treat the active pimples then

 

for active pimples I treat first once that's dry I like powder concealer for active acne- there are many out there, just get a good match

 

for all over help I just tried the new Maybelline BB makeup that has SA in it, been a week now and I really like it-  coverage is very light though, I go over it with concealer on areas that need help...again powder concealer

 

so no harm done sleeping with it for one night, just don't make it a habit....and deep breath, get out there and have a good time-  no one notices every little bump the way we do....it's hard, but get out there!




#3444535 Acne At It's Worst. Please Help

Posted by mrsrobinson on 31 July 2014 - 04:24 AM

it could definitely be the birth control, particularly if you were relatively clear before starting....talk to your gyno about other options....search this board for brands that work better with acne....good luck, and do try to relax....you are taking control, fighting back, give yourself some credit and a break from that mirror




#3433061 Cysts On My Face, And Keloid Skin :( And Whiteheads :'(

Posted by mrsrobinson on 24 May 2014 - 05:26 AM

so hard to say, for me alcohol is not an issue, swimming is GREAT- sweat is a problem when I exercise so I shower right after and put on clean clothes

 

for me with cystic acne, accutane didn't work so I journaled everything I ate for months and then eliminated wheat/gluten and dairy... I don't eat a lot of junk food, very little processed foods, and not a lot of sugar mostly in the form of dark chocolate

 

I have two keloids on my shoulders that have plagued me for years...I do a series of steriod injections and they flatten for a while then come back, ugh   but they are smaller

 

and the cysts that won't go away, yep, I've had them excised and had no problems with keloids after on my face, but that is a roll of the dice

 

good luck to you, it does make you crazy, but approach it systemically, keep a journal but do try to eat better if you aren't, and avoid processed foods if you can




#3431455 Avoiding Work,school, Social Events...etc Due To Acne

Posted by mrsrobinson on 13 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

we've all been there-  then when we beat the acne, it's the scars...

 

but keep going out, find good friends who love you for you, or family, you don't need many, but get out of the house

 

and make your plan to wage war against acne and scars and make continuous improvement