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One Year Later............ (Lotsa Updates)



Its been about one year since i started my treatment! Lots to update everyone about. My skin is doing great, but not perfect! I do have some hyperpigmintation from the acne left over, but I don't really break out anymore :) Clear skin!..?

Skin Picking

After my 30 day picking challenge, I had no urge to pick anymore! Success! Lol but it doesnt mean i don't pick at all anymore. If i have a massive blackhead sticking out of my face, i will pick it. The only difference now is that I don't FIND unnecessary things on my face to pick at. The sight of blackheads don’t bother me anymore. I just pick what needs to be picked. Which is like one or two things every month.

Acne Meds.

I kept going with my acne meds till mid July. Then I kinda weaned myself off of the antibiotics. I continued the duac for another two months. Then I stopped all together. It cleared majority of my old acne, but once in a while I would get massive cysts. I figured out what the cause was: sleep and lotion.

Sleep and Lotion

The tiny pimples on my face were the products of an irregular sleep pattern. Once I started sleeping on a fairly normal schedule, the tiny ones popped up no mo! Now, the cyst…. I’ve used Iope face lotion for many years and never did I think it seeded my cystic pimples. Until one day, I ran out and had to live off of etude sample lotions for a month. I had no new cysts! Even on my period! Then I bought a new bottle of Iope, and BaBAM! Two cysts on my chin. I was like, “no way!” so I tried out this experiment again. Stopped using Iope, then started again after a month. The next day I got a cyst in between my brow right away. Yeah.. all these years, my trusted Iope lotion was poisoning me T_T Such betrayal! So I just gave it to my mom cuz she loves the lotion and bought a cheap moisturizing lotion from Etude for $8. This was about 5 months ago and since then I haven’t had a cystic pimple even on my period J

The horrible thing….

Is that I think all that pimple medication slowed down or stunted my collagen growth, so I am now left with lots of indented scars! No ice picks, but boxcars and rolling…. T_T And my skin tone is uneven. For the past 3 months, I’ve tried dermarolling with 1.5 needles. I do have to say that I see 10% improvement. Gave that up though.


My skin, although its gots them indented scars, sometimes, it don’t look so bad….. When I catch my reflection here and there, my skin seems permissible… but then other times, it looks like Ive got caves on my face -_-;; I was very shocked last week when I saw my reflection on the elevator door….. OMG wtf is wrong with my face I thought. So I decided it’s time to get some lasering done. I went to three different dermatologists and found the one I like. The first clinic I went to, they said I’d need subcision and fraxel…… five times. LOL no fuckin way was it that bad. They just want my money. Anyways, the clinic I ended up choosing was having a package event. (Oh btw, I live in Korea now so all this shit is hella cheap compared to the US). It was 1 fraxel laser, 2 eTwo lasers, 3 shots of this thing called a Baby Needle(?) which is suppose to help collagen growth, and 3 facials(?). Total cost was $1000. I’m getting my first eTwo lasering done next Friday…. Soooooo the span of this whole process will be about 2 months? Hahaha I’m excited and once this is done, I will update again. I am also taking progress pictures ;)


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OMGmahface! Hi, long time no blog. I am glad your skin is doing great, I am concerned though that you stopped your medications. Remember, acne medications are a preventative measure. They do nothing for existing blemishes. Did your dermatologist advise you to stop using medications? I am deeply troubled by this. :(

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HEY! yeah its been a really long time. Good to hear from you ;) haha

Thanks for the concern, but the solodyn was giving me really bad stomach aches which is why i ended up quiting without my derm's approval. Actually i havent even talked to my derm or any other derm since last year. I was really scared about my acne returning more furiously like i've read from other people, but so far so good. I've been using a more naturalistic and simple ritual for my face, eating way healthy than before, and exercising a bit everyday. I'm confident that it was good for me to quit the meds..... but who knows what will happen in the future D: Maybe i'm wrong. HAHAHA

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Are you still here? How was your fraxel? Did u heal? We had bad results from fraxel our skin not compatible with the laser pls tell me more if u lost fat

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Are you still here? How was your fraxel? Did u heal? We had bad results from fraxel our skin not compatible with the laser pls tell me more if u lost fat

Hi! actually the fraxel mentioned above was pretty crappy. It did nothing, so fastforward a year later and i got another fraxel done at another place. Actually, I'm still in the middle of it. Its 5 sessions and i've finished 3 so far. Honestly, It's so great! I've had awesome results only after 3 times! I'll do a long post after i finish my 5th treatment. As for losing fat, uh... didnt notice much lol

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I'm afraid I'm gonna lost fat of Fraxel im suffering from trauma and depression from this kind of treatment until now lots of indention,redness,swelling,inflammation and most of all the bad texture of the skin, I stopped for one treatment only because I believe laser will brings no good especially the radiation and will not enjoy the sun so how are u now? Did u see any improvement? Wondering why it works for so many people I wish I will heal now

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