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yourplaceormine

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Redness From Aha Gel. Advice Needed!

25 May 2014 - 08:16 AM

Hello,
My derm recently gave me AHA gel, it doesn't say anything about the percentage, but a burning sensation and slight peeling is to be expected. I have used it for 2 days now, diluted with some water, and my cheeks are red. Is this normal, or am i experiencing some irritation from the AHA gel? 
Will the redness eventually go away after my skin gets used to the AHA product? How long does this typically take? 
 
Thank you!

Help! Advice Needed Regarding Chemical Peel.

16 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

I had a chemical peel done yesterday for the first time at my dermatologist, and it was red yesterday. There was this patch of skin around my temple that was slightly brown. Today my left cheek has turned from a red tone to a brownish tone. Is this normal before i experience peeling? Will the brown patch of skin go back to its original colour?

Thanks.


Increasing Strength Of Tretinoin Cream

13 April 2014 - 04:24 AM

Hi guys,

I'm still struggling with my PIH mainly and some scarring that i have left over. I visited a derm 2 months ago and have been using 0.025% tretinoin cream since then. Although i have seen slight improvement, i'm not sure if it's just the effect or time or the cream. I am wondering if i should increase the strength of the tretinoin cream to 0.05% or to stick with 0.025%.

 

Will increasing the strength increase the rate/effectiveness of the cream in removing my PIH? Also, how long can i expect to see my red marks disappear with tretinoin cream? I've read that it takes about 6 months for it to really work.

 

Thanks!


Should I Increase The Strength Of My Tretinoin Cream?

13 April 2014 - 03:58 AM

Hi guys,

I'm still struggling with my PIH mainly and some scarring that i have left over. I visited a derm 2 months ago and have been using 0.025% tretinoin cream since then. Although i have seen slight improvement, i'm not sure if it's just the effect or time or the cream. I am wondering if i should increase the strength of the tretinoin cream to 0.05% or to stick with 0.025%.

 

Will increasing the strength increase the rate/effectiveness of the cream in removing my PIH? Also, how long can i expect to see my red marks disappear with tretinoin cream? I've read that it takes about 6 months for it to really work.

 

Thanks!

 


Questions About Pih.

02 March 2014 - 12:25 AM

Hi guys, 

I've been struggling with PIH for a few months now, but it seems that there has been minimal improvement in these PIH that i'm having. I've read that they take up to 6 months or more to fade away, but some of these PIH have been around for about 6 months, and are nowhere close to fading away. 

I've recently visited a derm and she prescribed me a tretinoin cream. (0.025%) I've been using it for 2 weeks, but have seen little improvement in my PIH. 

 

Does anyone have any experience with tretinoin creams and care to share about its effectiveness? How long should i use it to see results?

 

Also, i'm also wondering if PIH gets darker before fading away, or do they just gradually become less red?