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Member Since 23 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Same Red Mark For 10 Months, Ruining Everything

27 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

I have one on my right cheekbone that's fairly big but only shows up when it's cold out, like you said. I call her Big Red, she only shows her face when she gets cold.


Last week a huge one showed up on my left cheekbone and I have a feeling it's going to turn out the same way. At least there'll be symmetry? :/

How long ago did the one on your cheek first show up? Has it been over a year?

In Topic: Same Red Mark For 10 Months, Ruining Everything

27 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

It has faded some, but at times the redness comes back (such as when it's cold out). I have had three v-beam laster treatments (didn't bruise, possibly would have had better results if it had) which may account for some of the progress I've had. The cyst was a nightmare but now I have redness which really kills my selfesteem. I actually currently use a concealer to cover it up which just about causes me to hate myself every time I get ready for the day. I'm a junior in college and am expected to get an internship this Summer. I can't even imagine begining my professional career like this.. Let alone meet a nice girl when I'm contantly anxious about whether they can notice the coverup. :( I had no idea how crippling these things could be. Anybody else have redness from something like this? How long did it take to heal? Please help!


Apple Blossom, if you had a sebacous cyst wouldn't they have to remove it to prevent it from coming back? Is it flat now? Mine is flat but took about 6 months to completely flatten out (I'm assuming from scar tissue that was slowly reabsorbed).

In Topic: Derm Took Pictures. Why?

02 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

^that makes sense. thanks

In Topic: I Feel Like An Ugly Monster

20 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

Trust me when I say I know exactly how you feel (there's a reason i'm browsing through this section of the forum), but we really have to focus on the positive. There are so many worse afflictions that others have to face. Think of how different your life would be if, instead of developing this horrible acne, you developed a fast growing stage of cancer. OR if you had contracted HIV/AIDS at no fault of your own. Or if you became paralyzed from a car accident? These are very real and very terrifying scenarios that other individuals find themselves battling. When putting this in perspective, our battle with any acne (or resulting scars) almost seems silly. You're right though, it sucks. It really sucks. And I will continue to research and fight mine. But life is too short to allow this to ruin too much time.

In Topic: Post Inflammatory Erythema?

19 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

It really does amaze me that in our modernized society we haven't found a solution to this problem. We explore other planets through space travel and use the force that exists between atoms to destroy entire cities; yet we still haven't found a cure to erythema. :(