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In Topic: I Really Need Advice.. Been Suffering From Acne/ Scars For Over 6 Years.

Today, 01:33 AM

Urine therapy?  No comment on that.


So accutane didn't work for you?  Did you do a high enough dose?  My guess is that you didn't do a high enough dose and for a long enough period of time.  If your acne is resistant, like mine was in the beginning, you'd most likely need a much higher dose.  At my peak I was doing 80mg / day which is quite high considering I have a smaller build.  It only started to work after I doubled the dosage from 40mg/day to 80mg/day and I was on it for a solid 5 months.  My cystic acne was effectively cured after one course of high dose Accutane.  Some people need a second course, which is often due to the first course not being aggressive enough.  Only after you resolve the acne will you be able to truly do anything about the scars.


Luckily, I do not see any major scarring, at least in the pictures you provided.  You are in the best position now to prevent more cystic acne that will leave worse scarring.  From my experience, if your acne is scarring, then you need to hit it hard and be very aggressive.  Find a physician who takes cystic acne seriously, not just some lazy hack who just wants to write a prescription for retin-a and send you on your way.    


Once the acne is under control you may consider things like subcision / suction / filler for rolling scars, TCA Cross for ice picks, dermastamping, and laser resurfacing.  All of those things entail some risk, with laser and excisions being the most risky especially since you have Asian skin.  Anything that causes controlled trauma to the skin will result in some sort of hyperpigmentation because you have ethnic skin.  That is something you must accept if you pursue scar treatments.  Plus you must have realistic expectations and realize that you will not have perfect, porcelain smooth skin but only aim for improvement (although dramatic improvement is possible).  

In Topic: Next Step

26 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

Swelling and bruising is normal.  Sometimes the trauma of the subcision procedure may irritate and cause a break out.  I'd also monitor this closely so that it is not a possible infection.  


Did he do subcision on all the areas with irritation?  I only remember you having some very minor scarring near your mouth.  I'd keep an eye on the irritation and call the doctor if you suspect something is not going right. 

In Topic: Dermaroller Vs Dermapen

25 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

Just wished they would have included more pictures with that powerpoint slide.

In Topic: Extremely Confused

25 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

Yeah I remember your pics and you had no scarring then and probably not now.  If they haven't shown up in the last 5 months I doubt they'd appear out of nowhere.  You should take a breath and relax a little.

In Topic: Can Red Marks Look Indented But In Reality Not Be?

25 July 2014 - 04:50 AM

Well I think what you can do is get a good concealer that is highly pigmented, but not too cakey, apply it over the red marks and see if there is still a shadow.  If it does not cause pitted shadows, then it's just redmarks creating an illusion of depth.  If it is pitted, then well you have your answer.