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In Topic: What Treatment Would Suit Me Best?

10 August 2014 - 08:29 AM

You scars are too few to take any drastic action like Re:pair.  Perhaps advocates of subcision, dermrolling or fillers will come forward.  Re:pair would definitely help you, but that is a huge step considering your scars.  I only advocate Re:pair, but it is expensive, and I only recommend it to people with more extensive scarring.  I don't think spot treating with Re:pair is a good idea.  The scars on the side of you face would treat rather easy while the ones near your mouth would be more difficult.  You don't have scars in the most difficult area, which is the cheek.

Thanks Dudley! 
Yup, I thought harsh lasers could be a bit too much, since it's the only place I have scars and they are kinda soft still. Thought about trying some fillers, but then the effect wouldn't be permanent... I am only planning to treat the scars next to my mouth though, as they are more visible. The ones closer to my ear I don't care so much about, they can stay. 
Well, I hope someone can share some information about fillers and/or subscision 

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

07 August 2014 - 07:16 AM

Got a painful inflamed pimple on my cheek, which completely bums me out. I started a healthy diet some weeks ago, cut out sugar, dairy (I was avoiding dairy products since a long time ago, but occasionally had yogurt and cheese), foods with loads of refined carbs and high glycemic index, and it seems like my skin suddenly got worse, not better. I thought a better diet will help me avoid those small insignificant breakouts I was having every now and then, but it resulted in a cystic pimple which I haven't had in 7 months. During my diet I increased buckwheat and egg consumption though, which might be the cause of sudden inflammation. Will cut it out immediately to see, if it helps. 

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

26 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

It's been a while since I logged in and posted an update, but this might be a right time, since I'm changing my diet completely. My skin is quite good, no larger spots or anything, just very ocassional small pimples every now and then (still sticking to Yasmin+Spiro+Spearmint/peppermint tea). But a week ago I got some test resuls show high blood sugar, which is shocking, since I didnt even think I'm consuming too much sugar. Obviously, it's the insulin resistance, which often accompanies PCOS. So I've decided to completely cut out sugar, avoid high carb and high GI foods. It's been, rough 5 days without any sweets and breads/pastas and I'm craving those things like crazy. Hope it gets better once my body adjusts. Been drinking a lot of fresh straight from the garden spearmint tea with lemon, my skin is glooooowing! Recommended!!!

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

04 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

I feel utterly defeated. I saw a derm and was hopeful, I was even completely clear for an entire week...now however I have three big red spots, one on my left cheek, one my right and one on my chin. I feel miserable as I was so hopeful but even dianette and Duac can't stop the dreaded pmt breakout.
I know three spots don't sound much but it's just beating me down at the moment

Don't worry, three spots can be A LOT. Last time I had a serious breakout it was only two cysts only, but it left very deep scars that will need fillers.
Have you tried changing your bp? Diane, which is similar to Dianette, didn't clear me up at all. Yasmin + Spiro did amazing job. Maybe try changing, if you haven't tried this combo yet?  

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

20 April 2014 - 03:38 AM

Hey guys!
I'm rarely logging in here, but this time I just wanted to say that any side-effects I was initially having from Yasmin+Spiro have disappeared some time ago and I literally have no acne any more. Sometimes I instinctively take out my retinoid cream to do some spot treatment and after I rarely ever try where to apply it. There are no breakouts, not even small. 9 months on Yasmin and 6 on Spiro -  I'm 100 % clear.
My example is individual of course, and acne might come back after I stop taking these medications, but I can only share my positive experience so far and hope that maybe it will encourage someone with PCOS to look into birth control, as it's not such an evil.