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Hiddy Cheeks

Member Since 13 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2014 05:33 AM

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How Long Does It Take For A Scar To Form?

06 August 2013 - 02:11 AM

I'm getting over a bad outbreak of cystic acne (am on accutane). Most of the cysts have gone down and don't look like they will scar. There's one however on my cheek in the area of my face that scars the most that has left a large red mark that is taking forever to clear. It doesn't look indented at the moment but the texture of the skin is not very nice. I'm thinking this will turn into a dent. Does anyone  know how long it takes for a dent to form after a cyst has settled? I have scars but never really used to pay any attention to this sort of thing until I started to obsess over my scars. The red mark is about 6 weeks old.  

Flucloxacillin Sodium

25 July 2013 - 03:22 AM

So 8 weeks into accutane (40mg a day) I get a real bad outbreak, probably the worst I've ever had. Distraught and frustrated I go to see my doctor who suggests I start taking antibiotics. I agree. As she is preparing my script I mention that when I blow my nose in the morning I'm blowing out  globs of bloody snot (gross I know). She says "oh I bet you have  a staph infection I'll change your srcipt". So instead of prescribing me the normal acne antibiotics she prescribes me flucloxacillin sodium, 500mg 4 times a day for 10 days.


I can't find much info on it but it looks like it is only rarely prescribed for acne. I was kind of sceptical but I have to say since I've been on it (I'm into day 3 now) I have no new cysts and the ones on my face are calming down. I'm just wondering if any one else has had any experience with, or knowledge of, this drug? 

How Long Before Improvement From Needling Shows?

29 April 2013 - 03:10 AM

Just wondering if anyone who has had success from needling can tell me how long it was before they noticed an improvement in the appearance of their scars. I self needled a few scars for the first time about 2 weeks ago and have seen no change aside from temporary swelling which has now disappeared.  Also, if you've needled and had no results feel free to say so. I'm fairly sceptical to be honest but thought I'd give needling a go as my options are fairly limited.   

Looking For A Good Acne Scar Doctor In Australia Or New Zealand

13 December 2012 - 02:01 AM

I've decided it's time to do something about the hideous scarring on my cheeks. I need to find a good derm or a good plastic surgeon who has alot of experience and skill in treating acne scars. I live in NZ but would be prepared to travle to Oz if necessary. I'm having no luck locating an expert here, and trying before you buy is not really an option when they all charge betwen $200-300 for an initial consultaiton. So if there are any other scarred up antipodeans out there that can help me in my quest please let me know. So far as treatments go I'm mostly interested in silicone microdroplets, subcision combined with a filler, preferably something permanent like Aquamid, or possibly excision. If anyone knows of a good doctor in Oz or NZ please let me know. Cheers.