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#3447395 Brown Mark On Chin, Please Help

Posted by tracy521 on 15 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

i can barely see those spots at all and a good concealer would cover those right up. its nothing to worry about but it could take months for the mark to go away. you can do ipl to get rid of the spot a lot quicker but it will cost you at least $125 or more for a spot treatment (they zap between 10-15 spots)

#3442144 Spironolactone Journey

Posted by tracy521 on 18 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

No you wont have an ib with keflex at all it works for most everybody. Its good to get on it now and then wean off around 6-9 months when the spiro has kicked in. I am still on spiro now and it has been the best thing ever and i am still totally clear. You got nothing to lose so i would get on the keflex stat!

#3440787 Name That Scar!

Posted by tracy521 on 11 July 2014 - 07:38 AM

i dont have much input for you but just to say you are gorgeous! seriously even though you have those scars it doesnt change how beautiful you are at all. you could look into subcision but you have to be careful of having it done too aggressively and being left with raised scarring but i dont think it could hurt to ask about filler first to see how that goes before you do anything drastic. there are some fillers out there that you can have removed if you dont like it so its a much safer option. good luck to you!

#3440784 Ipl For Red Mark/hyperpigmentation?

Posted by tracy521 on 11 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

you can do v-beam for redness and there is something called the medlite laser they are doing now but those are both lasers and ipl is not laser so safer in my opinion. you can also get tca chemical peels done too but you would need a series of them and the downtime is a hassle because it can take a week for the peeling to completely be done. the only reason i ever get ipl is because its easy and fast and i can go right back to work (i just put makeup on the spots that were zapped) and then each day the red marks will lighten so really there is no downtime. now when they zap my brown spots those will scab up and get very dark and then in 4-5 days they will fall off but its nothing i cant cover up with makeup. 

#3440331 Botox For Enlarged Pores

Posted by tracy521 on 09 July 2014 - 08:10 AM

you have any pics? i would love to see how this turned out. 

#3440167 Lactic/glycolic Peel Help!

Posted by tracy521 on 08 July 2014 - 02:27 PM

yeah it will go away with time i am sure your skin will be peeling in the next few days. i would just put moisturizer on it and leave it alone. aquaphor is good as well and when i had any hyperpigmentation from a peel the place i used to go to get them would give me apres soothing balm to calm down the skin. you can probably find it on ebay or amazon. good luck to you and dont do another peel for a while i would give your skin a break for at least a month.

#3440166 Chin Acne Help?

Posted by tracy521 on 08 July 2014 - 02:25 PM

look into spiro and then try an AHA daily that should help you out. 

#3439875 Ipl For Red Mark/hyperpigmentation?

Posted by tracy521 on 07 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

i have had IPL's done for years they work very well but you need to have multiple passes done on each mark to get great results. it is the only thing that works on my red and brown marks and broken capillaries i recommend it highly! the place i go to does a spot treatment for like $120 so its not too bad of a deal and they can do them 1 month apart. for bad red marks it takes a few sessions for me to get rid of them. good luck and do your research and get a test spot done if you are unsure about it.

#3438641 Is My Scarring Mild/do I Need Professional Treatment? (Forehead Pic)

Posted by tracy521 on 30 June 2014 - 07:31 AM

your skin looks pretty good to me i wouldnt do anything to it.just keep using the Tretinoin.

#3438232 Spiro Advise

Posted by tracy521 on 27 June 2014 - 07:35 AM

yeah when my cystic acne was at its worst topicals did nothing for me the only thing that cleared me up right away was keflex and then spiro once it kicked in. i now use a glycolic acid toner daily but thats it for my regimen. let me know what the derm says.

#3438069 Spiro Advise

Posted by tracy521 on 26 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

yes spiro is the only thing that has cleared my cystic acne completely i only wish i started taking it years ago as i would have no scarring. i have been on it since dec 2012 and while i broke out bad when i first started once i was given keflex with it i cleared right up and have been clear ever since. 

yeah if you do it again definitely take it with mino or say doxy or keflex and you will be totally fine. 

#3438013 Spiro Advise

Posted by tracy521 on 26 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

usually when people start spiro they are given a good antibiotic to take along with that to avoid any sort of initial breakout if possible. if you were on an antibiotic i am fairly certain it would have caught anything crazy before it popped up. so if you try spiro again go the antibiotic route then 3-6 months down the road wean from it and you should be fine. 

#3435915 Prednisone For Acne?

Posted by tracy521 on 12 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

oh you will be fine 5 days is nothing i have taken prednisone at least 3 times and its never made me anymore hungry or anything. i never had any side effects at all. i was afraid with taking it a month ago (had bad poison ivy then a random rash after it was gone) and it messing up my hormones (i am on spiro for my acne) but i am totally fine and my skin looked really good while i was on it. i dont break out anymore but my skin tone just didnt look as red and it puffed up my face a bit which made my acne scars look better. lol a week later though and my skin was back to normal - blah!

#3434025 Cysts Help

Posted by tracy521 on 30 May 2014 - 02:06 PM

if the erythromycin isnt working then switch antibiotics i would go with either minocycline or doxycycline and last resort keflex if you have to. get the cyst injected at the derm and start using some sort of AHA in your daily regimen. good luck!

antibiotics usually kick in pretty quick for me it was within 2 weeks. 

#3433650 Can Anyone Help With This Kind Of Acne And Scars ?

Posted by tracy521 on 28 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

is this it? if so it seems a lot of people on this site said its not good for acne prone skin. not sure how much you use it but maybe just try it once a day or only use it on say one area at a time to see if it breaks you out.