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tracy521

Member Since 18 Oct 2005
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In Topic: 4 Round Accutane Complete. Acne Since Age 12. 35 Years Old

Today, 09:03 AM

why don't you try spironolactone? you probably just have more hormonal type of acne which will keep coming back no matter how many times you take Accutane.


In Topic: How Long To See Any Results From Glycolic Acid (Aha+)

Today, 09:01 AM

I used to do glycolic acid peels a lot on my skin and it worked when I used at least 30-40% but when I use it daily in my toner it does nothing for my red marks. I notice that lately it makes my skin more red because when I don't use it my skin tone looks a lot better. I like it though because it keeps my pores clear. These days I am trying to use witch hazel as my toner more often than the glycolic acid.


In Topic: Cystic Acne Help?

Today, 08:57 AM

I would check into spironolactone but make sure you see an endocrinologist and have your hormones and stuff tested first. Have you been tested for PCOS?


In Topic: Why aren't many people with acne scars going for excision ?

28 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

i am really thinking about dermabrasion for the raised scars on my chin because laser did nothing for them. i asked the doctor about botox but he didnt seem to think that would help. what worries me is that i dont know if the doctor i have seen recently is good at dermabrasion.  he sounds great and is pretty well known in the area but you never know how something like that is going to go. he wants to do the entire chin area so he will go over the raised scars until they are even with the rest of the skin and then he will do a light derambrasion over the rest of the area to blend it all in. its just so hard making the decision to do this because i saw one of the best plastic surgeons around to get 2 sessions of co2 (100% ablative) laser done on my chin last year and it did nothing. i live in pittsburgh, pa so if anybody knows of any doctors in or around the area that does dermabrasion please let me know. those pictures look great though and if i had results like that i would be ecstatic. 


In Topic: Clobetasol Propionate (Dermovate) Or Mometasone Furoate (Elocon)

22 October 2014 - 10:45 AM

I would google it. I had to use clobetasol on my arms this past summer due to a really bad poison ivy rash but they told me to never use it on my face.
best thing to use for a burn is aquaphor. that stuff works so well! if you don't have that biafine works good too.