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TO1993

Member Since 12 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 06 2013 05:04 PM

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Acne Cyst Turned Red Lump Under The Skin?

25 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

Long story short, I had a cystic pimple on my right cheek in January. I picked on it miserably to no avail. It went through the same healing stage as a regular cyst. (Pimple, lump, dark mark) but what puzzles me is it is still there right now. It looks like your normal post acne red mark from far but occasionally, I would feel sort of like a tiny lump under the skin where it used to be. It never came to a head and looks like the plug is too deep under the skin. It would scab over a few times and there would be dead skin over it which would come off by itself or sometimes as I wash my face. I am currently applying clindamycin and differin on it every night and seems to be improving by a bit. I went to a derm yesterday to ask for a cortisone shot but he said that it is too small. Will this eventually go away or will the content of the cyst need to lanced/extracted out for the skin to heal properly? Anyone with experience, please help. This is driving me nuts. Almost 8 months now!!!!!!


Help! What Size Derma Stamp Should I Purchase?

06 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Hello everyone! I have very minor acne scarring, mostly tiny indented pock marks and 2 boxcar/icepick scars (fairly shallow and small). I have decided to try derma stamping for treatment but I need some help from you all! Acne scars are taking a toll on my confidence, social life etc and I just want to live a normal life again. I have a few questions to ask you?

1. My pock marks are isolated, not clustered for the most part, what size of the derma stamp should I buy?

2. I am under topicals, clindamycin solution with dilusol, differin gel 0.1%, is it safe to continue those while derma stamping?

3. Is it safe to derma stamp scarred pores as well? I have a lot of those on my T-Zone.

4. How many times do I stamp each area?

Thanks everyone! And please reply! A couple replies will go a long way!

Need Suggestions With Shallow Acne Scars

06 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hello everyone, I have been suffering from acne since I was about 17. I am now 19 and I am 99% cleared from acne with daily use of spectro gel, clindamycin solution with dilusol and differin gel 0.1%. Although my scars have improved quite a bit since I got them 2 years ago, I am still not satisfied. I would need some suggestions on what treatments I could possibly do. My scars are fairly shallow. Some of them are clustered in one spot but for the most part they are isolated. I am thinking of purchasing derma stamp but I am not sure what size I should get? Can someone please give me some suggestions?Thanks!

Treatment For Shallow Individual Ice Pick Scar And Boxcar Scar. Help Please...

05 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hello everyone, I am a 19 year old male and have been on differin gel (0.1%) for 2+ months now and I would say I am 99% acne free. I still get those occasional tiny surface zits here and there but it is no problem to me. I have never gotten a cyst in 2+ months and I am very happy with that. But I do have several macules and a few indented scars from past acne. Most macules have faded quite a bit and isn't a problem but the indented scars bothers me. I do feel they have lost some discoloration and a few are unnoticeable but I have three deeper (but not too deep) on my t-zone and I am just wondering what is the best treatment for individual scars like this? One scar is oval shaped, about a pinky fingernail long and two are tiny but has sharp edges and are indented. What treatments should I go for here? I do not think I need any abrasive treatments like laser. Do you think I should opt for TCA Cross, punch excision or not do anything at all? Are there any topicals out there that could help? Thanks and please reply!