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mrsrobinson

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#3473330 Please Help With Acne - 1 Year - Skincare Routine - Pictures Included

Posted by mrsrobinson on 01 March 2015 - 10:05 PM

Ask to have your vitamin d levels checked.  You might be low.  I'm a fan of vitamin c.      Search the boards here about zinc fish oil too.

Fragrance free detergents change pillow case often.  I even use flouride free toothpaste.  

Acne should be hit on several fronts.   And go back to the dermatologist. See what else they can do    


#3472296 Mood Swings

Posted by mrsrobinson on 20 February 2015 - 06:14 AM

and a good friend or a family member, do you have one who has been on the whole journey with you?   someone who can help you get through this?  take you and distract you?

 

of course if the depression is serious then you must get professional help as soon as possible

 

chin up, you are on a path that proves miraculous for most- it's a rocky path, but you are doing something positive in your war against acne!

 

keep us posted and there are always people like me and the others who posted here who are on night and day




#3472209 Good Doctor For Acne Scars In The Midwest? And What Treatment To Seek?

Posted by mrsrobinson on 19 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

rolling scars respond well to derma stamping...I've been at it for years...read up on the owndoc.com forum and educate yourself

 

I am using a 1.5mm stamp, but built up from 0.5mm when I started...I use either the copper peptide serum from the owndoc.com site or a vitamin C serum, I mix it up a bit...I stamp about every 10 days to 2 weeks...no question the rolling scars have improved

 

but slow and steady progress, and cheap!

 

if you have money the fraxel lasers will go faster but there is downtime-  NO downtime from stamping, I do it before I go to bed, next day it's a bit red but I use a mineral cover concealer, but it's just not that bad

 

good luck to you-  read up and educate yourself and make your plan!




#3471958 Please Help! Suggest A Treatment For My Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 17 February 2015 - 09:36 AM

Audis5, take a look at the owndoc.com forum....I'm a big derma stamp fan, it's cheap and it works....

 

and on this site there are many TCA reviews...I'm getting closer to doing this myself, mixing that in alternate time periods with the stamping

 

but do read up on needling to soften some of the scars, but I would think TCA cross would be a very big benefit for you

 

good luck, scars can be improved...just have to find what works for you

Thank you very much!

 

Do you know where I can possibly look to get that done?




#3471766 Emotional Drainage/life Consumption

Posted by mrsrobinson on 15 February 2015 - 08:59 PM

do me a favor and post a picture....then look through the gallery of other photos

 

you just have to keep going, try routines for a fair bit of time, and don't give up...keep a journal and keep trying

 

are you seeing a derm?  

 

and you have to confide in someone, a family member a close friend, you need someone to lean on and confide in

 

we all know how you feel...you aren't alone




#3471501 Help Please :(, What Type Of Acne Do I Have And How Do I Fight It. Sorry For...

Posted by mrsrobinson on 13 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

horrible?  I think not, it's not cystic so count your blessings....

 

have you tried the acne.org regimine?  it's a good one to try if you haven't, you can read about it here on this website

 

but it looks like the type of acne that would respond well to it...




#3471500 Acne Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 13 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

no photos, but from the sounds of it, it sounds mild

 

look into peels, at a doctor's office if you can afford it....and at home if you can't...mild TCA peels, 15% GO SLOW to start...read up and educate yourself




#3470651 Need Advice On My Scars

Posted by mrsrobinson on 06 February 2015 - 07:04 AM

very mild...many would love to trade you, me included

 

you have very mild acne and large pores, look into mild peels like Salicylic acid or Glycolic acid - either at home (GO SLOW) or from a derm spa




#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.