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In Topic: Post Accutane, Dealing With 'craters', Rolling Scars, Sebaceous Filam...

16 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

Been off accutane for almost 3 months
Dents are literally scattered across my face: forehead, temples, cheeks, between eyebrows & jawline
Hyperpigmentation is mainly on my cheeks & somewhat on my temples and forehead

I am just getting so tire of looking in the mirror at my 18 year old skin and it already looks like I have the skin of a 46 year old. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and my skin looks so unhealthy.

Right now, I am going to be using bio-oil on my temples and a bit of my forehead to see if it will help with the dents, Dan's aha on my chin and lower cheek area (the skin there when I smile ALREADY is wrinkling and looks rough when I smile or move my face..), jojoba oil on my nose to hopefully help with the sebaceous filaments (I read that using this oil will potentially lower oil production in the area), and this cream my dermatologist gave me on my upper cheeks for redness (I don't see any differences).

Will any of those products help me? I am scheduled to do my second appointment of 'laser genesis' on my cheeks for the redness, I feel like they're scamming me though. I'D RATHER GET RID OF THE DENTS FIRST THAN THE REDNESS!! It's $150 per session only on my cheeks!! & to 'see' a difference you have to do it 3-6 times!

I'm just so sick and tired of dealing with my skin, what am I suppose to do?? I have the worst genetics, my skin just does not repair itself :'(

Help PLEASE!! I need input!!

 

 

 

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>Been off accutane for almost 3 months
Dents are literally scattered across my face: forehead, temples, cheeks, between eyebrows & jawline
Hyperpigmentation is mainly on my cheeks & somewhat on my temples and forehead

I am just getting so tire of looking in the mirror at my 18 year old skin and it already looks like I have the skin of a 46 year old. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and my skin looks so unhealthy.

Right now, I am going to be using bio-oil on my temples and a bit of my forehead to see if it will help with the dents, Dan's aha on my chin and lower cheek area (the skin there when I smile ALREADY is wrinkling and looks rough when I smile or move my face..), jojoba oil on my nose to hopefully help with the sebaceous filaments (I read that using this oil will potentially lower oil production in the area), and this cream my dermatologist gave me on my upper cheeks for redness (I don't see any differences).

Will any of those products help me? I am scheduled to do my second appointment of 'laser genesis' on my cheeks for the redness, I feel like they're scamming me though. I'D RATHER GET RID OF THE DENTS FIRST THAN THE REDNESS!! It's $150 per session only on my cheeks!! & to 'see' a difference you have to do it 3-6 times!

I'm just so sick and tired of dealing with my skin, what am I suppose to do?? I have the worst genetics, my skin just does not repair itself :'(

Help PLEASE!! I need input!!

 

 

A question, did you have scarring prior to starting accutane or was this a result of taking it?  I am praying that your skin gets better with time and that you wait for a year or longer to assess your skin...

 

 

I had scarring prior to accutane actually. Wow thank-you, that means a lot if you did pray for me. It DOES mean a lot. I'm convinced God wants me to go through this skin issue, but it takes a major toll on my confidence and how I want to act around other people :/


In Topic: Post Accutane, Dealing With 'craters', Rolling Scars, Sebaceous Filam...

16 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hold Your Horses.

 

You've been off of Accutane for three months and you are putting a laser on your face. I reccommened not putting any lasers on your face. The skin and the repairment mechanisms of the skin become weakend after accutane. One does not simply hope results will happen. Wait at least 6 months post accuatne to start doing treatments on your face. Once those six months pass, Start with less intrusive treatments. Like messaging the skin to improve ciculation which will in turn raise the acne scar, or less intrusive facial peels such as a Glycoic Acid Peel. However, i don't reccommend laser until one year after necause it is more intrusive.

 

The Bio-Oil is probably a good moisturizer as it will asssit you repair your skin.

 

Also the most important thing is sun proctection. 1st choice: avoid the sun as often as you can, 2nd choice: put on sunblock when your exposed to the sun. Also make sure you get a proper viatmin d intake, easier than you think with a plethora of vitamin d food available.

 

Deal it like a man. Your 18 and focus on year studies for this school year, and when next summer comes around you can assses your situation once more. At the end there is no reason to become depressed because, more likely than not, you will remove the majority of your acne scars/problems in the future through carefully selected procedures and more importantly with patience. I'm telling you from experience.

 

 

I was on 40mg most of the time at 114lbs at 5'3". Should I cancel my laser appointment? It's not technically a laser, but moreso a light therapy, it's heated though. Wow, I'm kind of angry that my dermatologist didn't take that into account, my skin doesn't even look like it's healing at all. & is it an issue for me, it depressing me soewhat because I'm a girl... I feel like people think I am dirty or don't take care of myself because I have these dents and marks all over my face, I'm terrified of pictures unless I have some sort of foundation on :/ Sorry for complaining about all of this. 


In Topic: So Hard To Stay Motivated :(

03 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

I love watching movies for that reason too. I really agree about family always being there for you, it's so nice that they talk to you normally and love you even with acne. It is weird how we can't be ourselves with other people, but when we're by ourselves it's almost relieving that we can relax and not be insecure about anything. Congrats on your psychology pass! & your doctor sounds like a complete a-hole. You need to find another doctor ASAP and go on Accutane!!! Please.

In Topic: Do Girls Care About Acne? Tips For Guys With Acne

02 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Personally, I've never really thought acne looked that bad on a guy! At all. It doesn't make them any less of a human being than a male without acne.

In Topic: Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

02 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

Hmm maybe back in grade 8, 2 boys were making fun of my 'acne' (I literally had less than like 6 pimples) and said my whole face was just whole giant pimple.