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Posted December 13, 2008
hang in there
Posted December 14, 2008
i hope itll get better!
Posted December 15, 2008
Honestly ur skin does not look that bad to me. Just quite a few scars from when u had active pimples I guess...but overall it looks pretty smooth. Go to your derm and have him/her prescribe you a hydroquinone cream just until the spots fade and then STOP using it. Good luck!
Posted December 29, 2008
Hey there hon! so...first you deal with the acne, then these scars, huh? well...all i have to say is that it WILL get better. these look like spots of hyperpigmentation to me. Just keep putting on the sun tan lotion to keep them from getting darker, go to a dermatologist to get something to lighten them, but most importantly, BE PATIENT. You're black, so i know u have a few less resurfacing options, but u do still have options. Microdermabrasion (they have kits for these to now...when done unaggressively, they work great...dermanesse is my favorite), peels, and other things. These WILL go away, i PROMISE. I am white and have red hyperpigmentation right now post acne. I suffered the same thing as a young teenager...i didn't think they would ever go away...but they did! It took about 6 months. you've been through so much, you can get through this!
Posted December 30, 2008
You're alright V. I've got also black and though my pigmentation is not that bad, I've got scars + active acne.
I DO NOT recommend hydroquinone. It will lighten your spots AND general face area at the same rate. And in the end your skin tone won't look even. Bleaching your skin is also never a good idea.
I DO recommend a skin peel. e.g. skinculture products. It's safer and it actually evens your skin tone. BUT...it's more expensive.
Posted January 3, 2009
Thanks for all the support and suggestions. I'll definitely be paying my dermatologist a visit soon. Somehow I've let these scars take over my life, but it's time for me to finally do something about them.
Posted January 4, 2009
well, i dont see any permanent scarring.
Posted January 17, 2009
Yeah. You're right they're not true scars, but they've put a serious dent in my social life just the same. I call them scars because I've had to look at them for so long that they seem to be a part of me now. Sorta like my nose or my lips. I don't even remember the last time my face was spot-free.
Posted January 24, 2009
try AMBI EVEN and CLEAR Targeted Mark Minimizer. but ONLY use it one the dark marks. it works slowly but u WILL notice a difference within a month. After about 3 months i only have only about 4 or 5 marks left( both of my cheeks were covered with them) and they are almost gone too. hope it helps!!! good luck!
Posted March 11, 2009
Hi My skin looked like yours a year ago, and I was tempted to use some skin lightning products, but avoid all products with hydroquinone it will make your skin 100x worse and aggravate your acne. I don't have acne anymore but I do have hyper-pigmentation and most of my scars have faded. Try to use glycerin and rosewater to exfoliate after you've washed your face, it worked for me and hopefully will for you.
Posted April 18, 2009
From my experience salicylic acid with retinol worked great or just use salicylic acid. Also I now use Black soap with Aloe vera gel mixed with either some olive oil or jojoba oil and its pretty even now. You don't have scarring or won't truly know until you get rid of the hyperpigmentation, your skin is really smooth though so I do doubt scarring. Girl you'll be sexy in no time, also hydroquinone IMO is a huge nooo!!
Posted November 12, 2009
It's like looking into the mirror for me looking at your face. My skin is almost EXACTLY the same!
Just want to know whether you have found a method that works?
I currently use Palmers Cocoa Butter and it's SLLLLOOOWLY working but it's not good enough.
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