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In Topic: Should I Get A Cortisone Shot?

Yesterday, 10:22 AM

how long has it been there? if its been a few weeks and it hasnt gone down at all then yes.

In Topic: Has Anyone Had Success With Raised Scars?

15 December 2014 - 09:49 AM

I also thought that increasing collagen would make raised scars worse. Hey tracey521 have you ever used a tape with cortisone on. I think its called Halean tape in UK. Im also 37 and i dont think ive ever been so down or self conscious. Its ruined everything. If you ever want to talk just message me. Maybe we could help each other x


i dont think i have ever heard of that tape. did you ever try it? thats crazy how we are the same age and yeah this scarring really is tough to deal with and i just hate it. ugh! i will message you sure thank you for the kind words wink.png

In Topic: Spironolactone - Urethritis

12 December 2014 - 11:20 AM

I would talk to your doctor i would be about 99% sure that spiro has nothing to do with what you have going on. it really sounds like a UTI to me though i would go back to the doctor and see what they say. 

In Topic: Advice Please

12 December 2014 - 08:44 AM

what type of fraxel? i had 1 session of the fraxel restore dual and i would say it didnt do very much. i almost think of it as a glorified ipl where my skin turned brown and had a sandpaper feel to it and then a few days later it peeled off. some of my indented scarring looks a bit better after a few months but i think to get decent results you have to get between 5-6 sessions. the place i go to has the fraxel restore dual and that is supposed to work a lot better because it has a 1927 laser & the 1550 laser. i might try that if i dont get dermabrasion done. 

one thing to note is that the laser hurts like a biatch! i've had chemical peels, ipl's, various laser treatments etc and this one hurt the worst. i felt like somebody was putting a blow torch to my face and that was after 1.5 hours of having numbing cream applied. so anyway they can do the procedure quick like 10-15 minutes so once you get through that your face is hot and then it quickly subsides. good luck to you!

In Topic: I Don't Know How Much More I Can Take...

12 December 2014 - 08:35 AM

i would stop the duac and go from there. you probably just have an allergic reaction to the benzoyl peroxide on it. also if you dont moisturize with using that stuff it will make your skin very red too. by the way your skin looks fine just red is all. this stuff should work to reduce the redness as well. when you apply your duac wait about 10 minutes and then apply your moisturizer. 


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