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"scratches" Appearing On Face While On Accutane? *pics*

24 November 2014 - 12:46 PM



I am currently on my 2nd Accutane course, this weekend something strange happened and I wanted to see if anyone else experienced it. I noticed that my face developed 3-4 scratches out of nowhere(next to each other), something along the lines of these:






They are not as large, but they are noticeable, tried to take a photo but camera cant seem to capture them properly.


Anyone experienced it? I hope they are temporary and will heal.

Mark Taylor, Md - Any Feedback?

10 August 2014 - 09:04 AM



I am thinking about visiting Dr.Mark Taylor. Thing is I will have to fly from Europe to Utah for a consultation, so I would really appreciate if anyone on here would share any feedback on him.


Reason why I decided to visit him is that I cant really find a legit doctor in Europe(J.Rawlins is good, but I would rather avoid dermabrasion and stick with lasers for ablative treatments). 


Mark Taylor seems to know his stuff, was reading his QA on Realself.com (http://www.realself..../Mark-Taylor#qa) and some of his acne scar treatments got very good results:




and especially this guy:






3 months after:








Interesting Theory On How To Prevent Orange Peel Scars From Fraxel Repair

01 January 2014 - 05:08 PM


There seems to be a lot of people with what they describe as orange peel skin after fraxel laser is this common are certain skin types more prone to this? my skin is reasonable good apart from polkaderma on my neck and chest and a few pigmentation spots , visible veins on my face and fine scars on my chin from teenage pimples. have very fair skin what sort of results would i expect from Fraxel



When small laser holes are created with the Fraxel Repair Laser, severely oily skin will release oil through those laser holes preventing them from healing completely, sometimes leaving an organ peel scarring effect.  I sometimes put my patients on Isotretinoin for a few weeks before and a few weeks after Fraxel Repair Laser treatments to decrease the oil. This seems to help patients heal

 better when they have severe oily skin.   I especially like to do this when I am treating severe oily skin and acne scars.





This doctor also got amazing before/after pictures, some of them:


userimage-258837.JPG Before


userimage-270254.JPG 7weeks after.


Other before/afters:








More pics here:




Maybe this doc knows what he is talking about, really trying to find the best one for my multi approach scar correction. Kinda makes sense when it comes to healing and that oily skin can prevent those Fraxel repair holes to heal properly.

Silicone Microdroplet Fillers

30 December 2013 - 01:40 PM

I am considering silicone microdroplet fillers for my rolling/boxcar scars, anyone here got any experience with these fillers? Only posts I could find here are pretty old. Dr.Channing seems pretty good at what she does based on my research, maybe anyone got any experience with this doc?


Pretty good acne scar results: http://www.barnettde...ments.php?id=24




I like that they are permanent and instant, if there is overcorrection then it can be treated from what I understand with electrosurgery. 


Trying to find alternatives to lasers smile.png

Acne Scar Treatments & Your Favorite Derm/doc.

19 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

We have a lot of topics here on how to treat acne scars, but unfortunately there are only few posts where members shared names and clinics. If you have had a good experience with your acne scar treatment, please share with us the name of your doc., acne scar treatment that you had and where you had it done.


So far I have found 5 doctors/medical centers that often come up in this section:


Tapan Patel in London (UK) - Various acne scar treatments, any reviews?


Rahimi in California - Mixto laser - Seems like people are pleased with the results.


Cora therapy in Korean clinic. - Mixed to good results. 


Zenith Clinic in Nottingham/Recell treatment with Jeremy Rawlins (UK, he works in Australia also) - not sure about the results, some of the people who had it done disappeared ;/ I assume and hope that means they have no reason to relive the painful memories and moved on with a better face smile.png Borec had a decent improvement.


Khan London (UK) - Mostly negative reviews here, with the exception of Ernesto (not sure about his results tho, a lot of hype there).



Please share your doctors/clinics and I will update this list, I hope this list will make it easier for people to find out which doctors are genuine and which are just after our money.