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When Antibiotics Work For Acne?

24 February 2014 - 12:17 AM

So i've had acne since freshmen year in high school. I'm now 21 and do this day i have acne, scars, and inflamation. I went a new dermatologist a couple weeks ago in Feburary and was perscribed Bactrim. After a week of taking that i got a alergic reaction and my body had red spots all over.Then i was perscribed another antibiotic called doxycycline which everyone is familiar with.


i basically finished my first week and i'm seeing great results. Basically have no acne besides previous ones(2) that are going away and the inflamation has been unnoticeable.


This brings me the question when antibiotics works, how does it tell you how your acne appears on your face. These pills kill acne causing bacteria, so to me if bacteria is causing my acne, then that means my acne will come back after i stop taking antibiotics.


Any input in what i'm trying to say? lol

My Post Acne Scars. Erbium Laser Treatment Suggested? (Pictures)

10 March 2013 - 12:38 AM

Here are a couple pictures of my post acne scars. I've had acne since I was in high school and I feel really embarrassed about myself with scars on my face except my forehead. I've made an appointment to see a plastic surgeon about possible Erbium Laser treatment to help my acne scars, but don't plan on doing it until the summer time. So since I'm waiting for my appointment, what kind of questions should I ask the doctor? Should I ask for Retin-A? He only offers two kinds of treatments for acne scars which is laser & Chemical Peels. 


Anyways back to the point of this topic, Should I get Erbium laser treatment or should I look into something else? Here are a couple pictures...


photo1ymw.jpgThese scars are really deep and I'm not sure if erbium would do the trick.


Anyone Ever Had Erbium Laser Treatment?

26 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

I have a appointment with a plastic surgeon to see if there is anything that can be done to help removing my acne scars. This visit will be a second opinion since I went to a dermatologist a couple days ago to only find out he doesn't recommend any treatments for helping me remove my acne scars because my skin to too "dark".


So I did some research and asked a question on realself.com and was told by the surgeons there that they would recommend C02 fractional laser surgery or Erbium laser surgery. They only made suggestions after posting pictures of my scars.


My question is that has anyone ever gotten any of those treatments and how much did it cost you?

Dermatologist Say's No Scar Treatment For Me....

19 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

I went to a dermatologist today 2/19/13 and I basically went to to see him for my scars, large pores on both sides of my nose and redness.


Basically he told me that if I had seen him earlier during 2007 when i first went to see a dermatologist that I would have been a perfect accutane patient. However I wasn't put on the pill instead i was put on a simple benzoyl peroxide 5% gel and basically used that for my a long time. Now last year I was prescribed 80MG Solodyn by a different dermatologist that works at the same place and I just started using that last month. It really helped reduce the number of pimples and helped with some of the redness.


However I went to see another dermatologist about my acne scars and redness.


Link to my pores and scars. http://www.acne.org/...e/#entry3325520


I was told that laser treatment or even a cream like Retin-A would not be suggested because my skin color is dark. I asked if there was any treatment that would have with my scars and was told straight up "NO". So what do you guys think by looking at the picture of my skin, is there any actual treatment that would work?

What Scar Treatment Should My Scars Require?

09 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Alright so when I was in high school i used to get these solid light brown material form between both side of my nose and i was young and stupid and eventually just began pushing them out and eventually led to scaring. I do have acne scars as well but the scars around the sides of my nose and small but noticeable when up in person. So I'm 20 now and I want to get these little dots removed from the sides of my nose but not sure what kind of treatment i should go for to remove them. Below are some pictures and would like some suggestions on how i should proceed before heading to the doctor.


Would chemical peeks be able to remove these scars or make them less noticeable?


Left Side





Right Side