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I would first focus on clearing up your acne and then treat the scars. Have you seen a dermatologist? I had acne similiar to yours but I also had the big cycstic type as well. I had to go on accutane and now I am using retin a to keep my acne in check. As for my scars I have a lot on my cheeks. Right now the retin a is smoothing them out a bit as well as I use an at home microdermabrasion kit (neutrogena or loreal are really good ones). Well, I wish you the best of luck and feel free to send me pm if you have any questions. Good luck!

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I've had outbreaks of cysts & nodules in the past myself before starting Dan's BP Regimen. I find chemical peels to be the easiest way to remove/lessen red marks and hyperpigmentation from acne (as well as from shaving, for men). You might be interested in this website: www.skinculture.com. The chemical peels they sell are "do-it-at-home" peels, so a physician is not required and the procedure is very private. I've done the 4000 peel 2x already, and they've also helped with my scars. Pretty amazing, actually. I would highly recommend trying one for yourself!

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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I just wanted to recommend a couple of products to explore. I think Accutane is a possible answer too. But I had acne like yours and was able to clear it up completely with mild products and avoid scarring. You do not have scars but alot of inflammation and active acne. You can get these products at drugstore.com. I recommend a natural exfoliating cleaner like Alba Organic Pineapple Enzyme face wash that does not strip you PH balance but dissolves trapped skin ($11.95), Alba Organic Sea Kelp facial toner to calm your skin and inflammation ($9.95), Aveeno Correcting Treatment, Clear Complexion which has SA combine with moisturizing components to not overdry ($11.95). I find straight BP and SA may irritate your skin more in large areas (causing more breakouts) and much better as a spot treatment only.

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act fast on it. beleive me scarring is the worse thing to have. acne is the hardest thing to deal with. acne is an internal problem of many reasons. usually stomach, liver or hormonal imbalance. ive been suffereing since i was 13. now 20. but my advice for now along with evrything else is to consume high vitamin C concentrations and take extra zinc and vitamin A supplements. also consume alot of fibre and take aloe vera juice daily. do not touch your face. wash daily with zinc face washes, i.e garnier etra or simple. do not use scrubs. and do notttttt pick!! i swear to you on that one. it will feel irriated ., it will hurt. you will feel like you do not want to go out the house. but beleive me. watch the improvement over a 2weeks... come back to me for scar treatment...

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also did not read but the retin a will look like it makes it look better amd smoother. its only temporary. i wouldnt do it for now. leave it be. and do the microdermbrasion later on. cure the acen first. extreme exfoliating does not help. i have tried evrything and i mean evrything for 7 years. i have spent hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pounds...probably thousands...

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I find straight BP and SA may irritate your skin more in large areas (causing more breakouts) and much better as a spot treatment only.

It happens when you first start out but eventually your skin will adapt. BP oxyenagates the skin killing bacteria not creating it. Just cleanse everyday, exfoliate every other, drink TONS of water, try to stay away from gluten's and dairy products as much as possible, and apply BP on your face at night to help with the skin renewing itself. As for the morning i suggest doing a 10 min steam cloth facial to help open the poors and a SA wash or toner to remove all the dead skin cells. Also make sure that you put on moisturiser, nothing too crazy, I personally use Biorre SP15 Pore minimizing lotion or if you are really oily clean and clear has lotions with patented "cream" technology that absorbs oil and decreases shine somehow?!

As far as your scars go I will tell you what the derm told me, "Please just use the medicnes and let it heal, once the acne is cured we can focus on the scars otherwise its pointless to go through the procedures only to have them repeated for new scars. " Oh and then get this he says, "Do me one favor? Don't Pick" This one cream he gave me works really good with fading spots, Fusidic Acid. It also kills bacteria by isolating it befor it can spread but i do believe the bacteria can become immune over time unlike BP.

Just take it one day at a time, try not to stress and everything will work out in the end.

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