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austra

Member Since 17 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 17 2014 03:48 PM

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In Topic: In Need Of Wisdom And Advice For My Scarring (With Pics)

13 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

I've read some accounts of it happening, and that it's supposed to revert back after you finish, but I don't have personal experience unfortunately. Hope you're doing well, Cherry! Good luck with accutane, I bet it's wonderful to say good-bye to break-outs for good! smile.png My skin is currently doing much better due to pregnancy hormones and topical clindamycin so I haven't got much new scarring recently, but I may face the same treatment in the end.

My derm did tell me on January 8th that my sebaceous glands will once again begin to produce oil (thus, moisture in my skin) once I am finished with this course of Accutane. I suppose once that starts to happen, my scars won't appear as they do now. The current dryness I'm experiencing really does make the edges of the scars look a little "harsher", if that makes any sense. 

I am doing well, thank you. I have been saying in this thread that I will create another thread on Acne.org devoted to my experiences with Accutane. But since the beginning of last month, I have been so busy with finals, and then the holidays and trips to see family, it seems like I have to keep postponing that goal. I really do need to, though. I just started my third month of isotretinoin, and it's such a good idea to maintain an online journal in order to keep track of one's experiences with the medication.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! That is so wonderful (plus, you have that added bonus of acne-zapping hormones). Cheers, austra!

I'm sure your skin and scarring will look better once the accutane dryness is over. :) I'd be very interested in reading your journal if you decide to start one, since I am seriously considering it for the future and am trying to read up on it more. It's completely understandable not to have time to keep such a journal though, even if it's very helpful I still wouldn't have energy/time for it myself.

 

And thank you, I'm very excited about this new phase in my life! It's so great to have much more important things to think about than how my skin looks. I only hope I can accept and deal with my scarring in such a way that my child will never pick up on how much it has bothered me and how self-conscious about my looks I've been because of it. In the end there are far more important things in life than some scarring. 


In Topic: Acne Scars :(

13 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

look up tca cross for ice pick scars....one or two sessions and you are done

 

your scarring is very mild, consider yourself lucky, browse the gallery here and realize how fortunate you are, get these little ice picks treated and move on with your life!

I've got similar scarring and 3 TCA crosses with a professional didn't help at all.... I'm not saying Cross wouldn't be worth a try for this type of scarring, but don't give false hope that things would get dramatically better since that's not certain at all.

 

Chances are the OP would get at least some improvement with Cross though, but it's best to try a test spot if possible first and definitely go to a professional.

 

I also think I got some hypopigmentation from Cross that showed up around 1.5 years after my last treatment. It's fairly mild, but still worth keeping in mind. Hardly any scar treatment is risk-free.


In Topic: In Need Of Wisdom And Advice For My Scarring (With Pics)

11 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

I've read some accounts of it happening, and that it's supposed to revert back after you finish, but I don't have personal experience unfortunately. Hope you're doing well, Cherry! Good luck with accutane, I bet it's wonderful to say good-bye to break-outs for good! :) My skin is currently doing much better due to pregnancy hormones and topical clindamycin so I haven't got much new scarring recently, but I may face the same treatment in the end.


In Topic: How To Cure Scabs Caused By Glycolic Acid Peels

06 January 2014 - 05:03 AM

Keep using the petrolatum jelly and just wait for the scabs to fall off on their own. You can't really do anything to expedite this process, you just have to bear with it and let the scabs do their own healing - messing with them might cause permanent scarring. Be very gentle with your skin and avoid touching the scabs. Try to sleep on your back if possible, and don't let water hit your face directly in the shower.

 

The scabs should fall off in around 3-14 days, depending on how deep the damage is, most likely within 5 days. You'll be fine, don't worry!


In Topic: Best Treatment To Get Rid Of These Scars?!

06 January 2014 - 04:54 AM

Your scarring is so mild that treatments are unnecessary. If you're seeking perfection, you could try some make-up meant for scars like Dermaflage. I don't think there's anything wrong with your skin though, just be happy you didn't get anything worse.