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In Topic: Scars (On Accutane) Are Getting Really Bad

11 December 2014 - 08:48 AM

Hey, BP definitely lead to my skin scarring.  I've had acne on and off for years and only after using BP religiously for a few months did I start to notice my skin just wouldn't heal and was starting to scar.  Give yourself sometime after acne for things to get back to normal and let your skin heal.  I have notice a great improvement since getting my acne under control a year a go, the only thing I have used is Differin and some aha cleansers and serums, nothing invasive and I'm pretty happy with how things turned out.  It can take up to two years for skin re model and it's always changing, yes scars are permanent but the change in depth and size until your skin is completely done healing so give things time and be kind to your skin, lots of moisture and nothing too harsh.  Maybe a gentle retinoid cream when you have finished Accutane might help to smooth things out a bit xx

In Topic: Rolling Acne Scars- Over It- Help

11 December 2014 - 08:42 AM

Honestly those scars are not deep, improving the texture of your skin would probably help the appearance a lot, make sure your skin is getting plenty of moisture, sometimes when my skin is dry or dehydrated my scars can look worse, I'd say mine are similar to yours over a smaller area at the bottom of my cheek.  Have you tried a retinoid cream?  I have used differin for over a year and notice a big difference in texture and smoothing out of my scars.  I wouldn't do anything too invasive I really don't think you need it xx

In Topic: Huge Cystic Outbreak 5 Months Off Ortho Tri Cyclen

01 December 2014 - 03:32 AM

Hi there


I'm on Cilest in the UK, think it might be ortho tri cyclen or ortho cyclen in the US.  I went on dianette about a year and a half ago to get my skin under control and switched the cilest about three months ago, with no issues so far.  I do think that the pill messes with your hormone especially when you come off it.  I have always had acne prone skin though but did notice that when I came off the pill my acne was more concentrated along my cheeks and jawline where as before it was mainly my forehead.  They way I see it is that I need to be on it anyway, since my boyfriend and I use it as contraception so I have just accepted that it will probably always be part of my life until I hit the menopause lol or want to have kids. I think you need to make a decision to come off it entirely or stick with it as coming on and off it is probably the wost thing for your skin.  If you get in to a good routine and find a topical that works then you might be able to work through the breakouts without having to go back on the pill.  Some supplements can help, like evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil but it's different for each person depending on  which hormone are out of balance.  I did come off the pill about two years ago and for a whole year my skin was great but flared up all of a sudden after a year and that's how I ended up back on dianette last year.  Skin is can have a mind of its own.  I have found that getting in to a good routine and finding gentle products to use has made a big difference in my skin but who knows what would happen if I came off the pill xx

In Topic: Scarring The Day After Alcohol

26 November 2014 - 05:43 AM

It's probably dehydration from drinking alcohol, try and use lots of moisturiser and drink plenty water before and after you have a drink, my skin looks like shit the day after a night out as well

In Topic: Weird Bump On Cheek Lasting Forever. Will It Go?

26 November 2014 - 05:36 AM

Hey, I had something similar after a really deep cyst on my cheek, the lump left over wasn't painful but I could feel it and it was red and slightly raised.  I found using a retinoid cream (differin) and incorporating some gentle aha's into my routine helped to exfoliate my skin and gradually the redness and lump have went away.  Massaging the area also helped, every night for a couple of minutes with gentle pressure, as if trying to flatten it out when I applied differin at night. Read up on massage for cysts or scar tissue it can help your body to break down the scar tissue and reabsorb it.  It did take me pretty much a year for it to completely go but it got better and better over time, good luck xx