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#3486534 Depressed With Unsupportive Family

Posted by tracy521 on 02 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

just wanted to say you are really pretty and your scars dont look too bad at all. once the redness is all gone it will look so much better to you. i feel bad you are going through such a tough time but remember that you are beautiful and you deserve everything in the world. hugs!

#3484909 Excisions, Lasers......crying

Posted by tracy521 on 18 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

i am so sorry this happened but i would give it a few more months before you attempt to do anything else. it could fill in more with time. i would not do laser at all you wont get the results you want from it. i think down the road you could do filler or subcision with filler but i still would give it time since you are only a few months out. sending you hugs!

#3484662 My Ipl Log (Red Marks, Pie Etc).

Posted by tracy521 on 16 June 2015 - 12:45 PM

good luck! ipl is amazing but you have to have each spot zapped several times to see really good improvement as well as the intensity should be upped a bit in between treatments. make sure you go to a reputable place but you shouldnt need 6 treatments if they are doing it correctly. i get bright red marks from any sort of acne and i've only needed 2-3 treatments to get rid of my marks completely. anyway i cant say enough good things about ipl its so damn easy and there really is no downtime. if i had an ipl in my house i would be doing them all the time -ha ha!!

#3484661 Spiro Ruined My Face

Posted by tracy521 on 16 June 2015 - 12:40 PM

that is so strange about spiro. if anything spiro has kept me looking young these days and i just turned 38. its been a god send for me i cant say enough about this stuff. i dont see it as toxic at all its been the only thing in 16 years that has totally cleared me. it has changed my life. 
sending you positive vibes glb2130 that everything will get better for you ;)

#3482594 Fraxel Dual Results

Posted by tracy521 on 29 May 2015 - 08:07 AM

i had the dual back in february and it took a good while for the inflammation to go away but mine was really only located on the one side of my face. the lady that did it went up really high so i am thinking that is why i was red for a while. anyway i called them and they told me to use hydrocortisone cream from the drug store twice a day on it for a week or so and that did help as well as just giving it time to heal. dont use anything harsh at all on your skin and use a good calming moisturizer for now and always wear at least spf30 or higher. 

#3480796 Blackheads And Bumps On Chin?

Posted by tracy521 on 12 May 2015 - 12:00 PM

i would try a toner with either aha or bha that should help clear those out. 

#3480641 Normal Hormones Level, Will Birth Control Help?

Posted by tracy521 on 11 May 2015 - 12:38 PM

I would ask your derm for spironolactone. That will probably be the only thing that helps you. I wouldn't bother with birth control pills at all. You will be safer on spiro than bcp anyway and it will probably work better for you.

#3479240 Just Another Day Of Emotional Defeat

Posted by tracy521 on 28 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

just reading your story is how i felt a few years ago when my acne and scarring were at their worst. i know how hard it is to get up day after day and try to go on when you feel so down and so bad about yourself its like you cant see a way out of this mess but i can guarantee you that it will get better and that your face wont always look this way. it feels so permanent now but once you can get clear there are treatments out there that will help your skin look a lot better i can promise you that. so what are you doing for your skin right now? what is your current regimen? 
sending you lots of hugs and prayers today. 

#3478735 What Is The Best Scar Solution For My Scar?

Posted by tracy521 on 23 April 2015 - 08:32 AM

its definitely looking a lot better! the healing time sucks but i think you will be really glad you did this. i think in a few more months those scars will be fairly non-existent.

#3477867 What Is The Best Scar Solution For My Scar?

Posted by tracy521 on 14 April 2015 - 09:14 AM

looking good! i bet it looks even better now :)

#3476638 What Is The Best Scar Solution For My Scar?

Posted by tracy521 on 01 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

Just wanted to say that I hope the healing keeps going well for you and I wish you much success! I cant wait to see your updated pics when you get the stiches out. Will you have to get anything else done on these areas in the future or does the plastic surgeon think that the new scars will blend in well with your face? I am asking because I have 3 raised bumps in a row on my chin that have not responded to any sort of treatment and I am thinking about having them excised. I would rather have a thin line scar than 3 raised bumps on my chin it just looks so odd!

#3476637 Comments Welcome On Skin Texture Please Following Fraxel, Co2 And Ipl

Posted by tracy521 on 01 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

Wow your skin is fantastic. I would give anything to have your skin! It looks so flawless to me. I don't think you need to do a thing! Seriously you look amazing!

#3475867 Spironolactone Journey

Posted by tracy521 on 25 March 2015 - 09:04 AM

i know what you mean about the resistance but i do think when times are hard and the skin is a mess a short course can really help. the scrub with salicylic acid should help a bit too. heck yeah i see so many deals on groupon and living social daily its great news! just make sure to do your research first so you pick a good place. you are very welcome for the advice and yeah you can ask the people there at ulta they should be able to help you. i did look on their site and noticed they dont offer too many peels but sephora does and you can order online.
yeah i know how you feel its like your skin consumes your life which is just so awful and after a while it just really wears you out. oh no i sure hope you heal up fast from your injury too! geesh you got a lot going on at once. please keep me updated on things and take care of yourself.

#3475621 Spironolactone Journey

Posted by tracy521 on 23 March 2015 - 07:17 AM

yeah i really think that the switching of the manufacturer of spiro was like starting over and then switching back is like starting once again. you are going to have to give your skin a few months to adjust but for now i would get back on antibiotics for a bit to help with the bad breakout you are going through right now. 
sorry you cant afford going to an esthetician but if you ever get some cash check groupon or living social they always have deals. i think the last facial with extractions i had was about $60. those sites might offer them for about half price. also you can buy peels at ulta and sephora that are great for your skin. i am a huge glycolic acid fan it really helps keep those pores clear but if you cant afford that you can get the AHA from this site and try that out. its not super expensive or anything and i think it will really work for you. i have sensitive skin as well so when i use AHA these days (i've had laser lately) i have to use it like every other day but even a few times a week would probably help you out. i would skip the aquaphor that is a known pore clogger. 

yeah its tough for you with the derm because you have tried so many things so really what is left ya know? i do believe this is all due to the switching of spiro brands so get the antibiotic for a bit, switch up your skincare routine and try to not stress so much. i know the stress part is hard but for myself working out really helps with the anxiety and that general feeling of doom. what else do you like to do in your spare time? try to throw yourself into something that takes your mind off your skin a bit and whatever you do dont carry a mirror around with you in your purse.

stay strong and you can message me anytime. hugs! 

#3473860 Will Spironolactone Heal Existing Cysts?

Posted by tracy521 on 06 March 2015 - 03:46 PM

yeah for sure i wish i had never took birth control ever in my life. i dont know why it took me so long to make the connection though - ugh! you can quit now if you want since you are on antiobiotics it should catch most of the acne that would pop up from that. keflex is a generic name for cephalexin which is an antibiotic thats been around for a long time. http://www.drugs.com/cephalexin.html - there are many generic forms of it out there. 

if you have had no acne since doxy then its probably already kicked in. every antibiotic i took in the past has never cleared my existing acne like keflex did. its crazy how it worked for me. well thats good the derm drained your cysts. my cysts were the type that were never able to be drained but thats good you didnt need the shots. you wont have to worry about atrophy at least. i bet your skin is looking pretty good now then. 

i really dont think accutane will do anything for your hormonal acne. my derm used to always tell me that accutane would shut down all the acne i had on my skin and clear me up while i was on it but that once i got off of it that it would just come back so that is why i was always hesitant to even go down that road. i do agree the diane is a temporary fix and since spiro works so well i dont see why you would need or want to be on the pill as well. i would wait at least 6-9 months before attempting to go on accutane and since you are clear now i wouldnt even bother with it.