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  2. Hi, mate. Sorry for taking so long to answer. No, sadly I haven't. I can sort of manage its severity with diet, lots of omega-3, green veggies, and no dairy or other know allergens (lectins, etc) but the disease has inevitably progressed into scarring folliculitis. I've had three or four lesions that have left me with keloids, and it's getting worse with every new one. I'm balding, so not a great outlook here...
  3. How common is Hair loss on low dose accutane? I was on 20 mg daily for 21 days and it felt like my hair was already falling out, so I stopped cold feey,I’m afraid my acne will come back since I don’t know if I can use topicals ob my face again. I don’t want tl lose my hair. Accutane takes a toll at my mental wise,but acne does too. When can I use topicame again? Should I keep going on accutane? Idk what to do and my derm refuses to see me
  4. When i use it,i have dark skin so i think it's pih where can i buy it ? hydroquinone is not available in France and i need prescription so it's not possible for me
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  6. I have all the symptoms of estrogen dominance and my estradiol actually was pretty high high dhea = more converting to estrogen than testosterone which would explain the hyperimmunity
  7. Thanks for the reply. I really didn't want to stop Yaz. I was concerned about the exogenous hormones, and how they were going to effect me long term. My blood pressure also went up. Because of this, I don't think doctors would prescribe them to me again. I would consider getting back on if that weren't the case. I'm going to ask the derm about taking 175 or 200 mg for a few months to see if that helps. Have you heard of people taking this dose? Studies site the dose for acne as 50-200mg, but I don't hear of many people taking that much. My cycle is pretty regular. THe first month I went from 100 to 150 it was thrown off a bit. I also think the Spiro makes me tired.
  8. How long purging effect to your skin? In 2 months ago i start my university, i afraid if my skin still breakout because a roaccutane...why you not go back to roaccutane? Now i used a pil n cream from my derm...but i dont sure this treatment can heal my skin after i read a lot of accutane experience... btw thx a lot for your response...
  9. derminator vs dermaroller

    Forums Scar treatments 2 replies

    Well, I just dont see how derminator can help. For example, if the scar is 1 cm², and the needle is 1 mm², Let's say the scar is hit 10 times with the needle.. Still, only a fraction of the scar is hit as its area is 100 mm². Will the not injured scar around these few tiny holes also rise. If so, why? Now, when you roll with dermaroller, the needles kinda drag across the entire scar, causing micro-tearing and damaging the entire scar. I just think that when the entire scar is damaged, there is more chance for it to regenerate as more smooth skin..
  10. Cordyceps does the opposite. Upregulation.
  11. Ok. I have been on an oral contraceptive (tri-lo-manzia) for a little over 3 months now. I haven’t missed one day (other than I lost one placebo pill while on vacation) and I try to take it around the same time everyday (anywhere from 12-2pm). I started accutane almost 1 month ago. My boyfriend and I have also been using condoms as our second form of birth control. However, the condom broke last night. I am debating on taking Plan B - because I’m worrying quite a bit. I also have a period tracker app on my phone and I should be getting my period in about 8-9 days. Please give me advice on what I should do (plan b or not). Thank you!
  12. Oily sensitive skin?

    Forums General acne discussion 3 replies

    AHA or BHA. BHA is good for oily skin.
  13. Hi, I recently gave birth to my son almost 3 months ago. Before pregnancy and during my teens I always experienced mild acne. Before I was pregnant I came off the cerelle pill and after a few months my acne pretty much cleared up. When I got pregnant my acne remained calm in the first trimester then BAM second trimester and third it got bad and now I’ve had my son it’s worse than ever before. My spots used to clear up after a few days but now they take SOOO LONG to go then I just get more. I’ve tried everything over the counter, 5% benzoyl peroxide, duac, apple cider vinegar. Zinc and vitamins. I eat clean and drink loads of water. I’ve now been on Lucette pill (aka Yasmin) for around 5 weeks and I’ve got acne down my neck which I have NEVER had before. It’s around my mouth chin and cheeks and little on my forehead. I have now ordered the acne.org regimen. I feel so down I don’t want to go out or put make up on. It’s effecting my life. My question is... is this hormonal? Do I stick with the Yasmin pill as I’ve not been on it long enough? Do I go on antibiotics as well as the pill? When does postpartum acne calm down? Please help, thank you
  14. Month 1 day 10 okay first blister pack finished today! Yay. Short update: nose def dry, feeling v slight aches side/back, the..other problem is getting better I think, still little stingy but it was much easier this morning. Also, I wasn’t sure if my breaking out was only because of my period but I think it’s a combination now. I was afraid of getting an initial breakout so it sucks. At least it’s summer...but I don’t want to keep blowing off my friends so I’m going to have to venture outside. ugh maybe I should assume my full bag-lady form and move on to wearing one on my head when I leave the house. Call it a fashion statement™️.
  15. Honestly, I would have never noticed them if you didn't point them out
  16. I totally understand how you feel. But just be confident. Girl like guys who are confident. I am past 30 and still have acne. my acne can be soo bad that I try to avoid going out with my colleagues. But I am glad to hv suportive husband who doesnt really care about my pimples. My acne was so bad this week that I try not to see my face in the mirror so much. when you see my pimples mayb u will feel better bcos mine was soo bad.
  17. Having acne is indeed can be quite depressing. Just to know that you are not alone. I took roaccutane many years ago. Purging effect can be quite bad. Skin was good for a while. You can try it if you are really desperate. But my pimples come back after a few years. But personally I will not go back to roaccutane. I will probably try other medicine.
  18. Because nobody can understand what u wrote? this is an english forum. what I mean is "how can you live a real life with your very bad acne? I have cystic acne and that is very bad, for 6 months I become anti social and feel very depressed, for people who experience the same conditions with me, please tell me your experience, btw I'm on medication in the skin domter, but none of them show satisfactory results for 6 months, I know I have to accept myself and be confident, but it's not easy, I can not afford it to meet people because I'm embarrassed, then how can you handle it?
  19. Thankssss a lot <3 <3 .Though my scars are not that minor i will change my attitude towards myself , at the same time improving on their appearance, maybe I'll take a look on TCA cross, further some chemical peels to help even out my skin.This is a long journey
  20. Scarless Healing

    Forums Scar treatments 9,513 replies

    you cant take part in clinical trial nobody knows where thats taking place polarityTe said they will release pics from human trials in 1st half of 2018 and 1st half of 2018 is just on end 1 month away... we will see pics anytime.. if they believe in luck then i think they release pics on 8 june ..coz complete 1 year back on 8 june 2017 they released preclinical results(lol its just a assumption)
  21. Advice on acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    Okay, I will make sure to spot test first, thanks a lot for your help.
  22. Advice on acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    Nearby: Yes, You rotate treatments. Meaning you treat some, ... let them heal, and then treat the others. But please spot test first. I get so many freak out posts. You will turn red (PIE) as the area heals. So makeup is good. It does take several treatments. Some of the areas may get wider as the floor of the scar raises. At the end you will spot peel the cheeks or get laser resurfacing. We are morphing the scar from icepick/ tiny boxcars to surface rolling scars. Then we work on texture. Please see a professional if it starts to get to complicated for you. Dr Emil is in Denmark. No you do not need triple antibiotic. Strataderm I believe comes from Switzerland which is pretty good, La Roche makes some products, or Biafine.
  23. Scarless Healing

    Forums Scar treatments 9,513 replies

    Wow SkinTE truly sounds like the holy grail. Is there any way a normal person can take part in its clinical trial? I have severe stretch marks on 70% of my body - and it's at the point where I can't even wear a bra or a belt without bleeding....
  24. Advice on acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    Thanks for the quick reply, so what should I do for the nearby scars, treat them at separate times? Also I read that you should apply a triple antibiotic after, but we have strict regulations on antibiotics over here(Sweden), so I was wondering if it's a necessity?
  25. Oily sensitive skin?

    Forums General acne discussion 3 replies

    Which exfoliants?
  26. Advice on acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    You mainly have tiny box cars and icepicks that need tca cross. Checkout the FAQ, TCA section, click the link (mega post) and find tca cross. Note you have ethnic skin, please do a test on one or two of them and dilute the acid per the instructions first. Also they can stay red for months so you may need some concealer, .. let the scabs stay on as long as possible. Do not treat them if they are nearby or they will join (rotate). https://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/361029-acne-scar-qa-faq-library-of-popular-threads/
  27. Advice on acne scars

    Forums Scar treatments 4 replies

    Hey, my acne has finally cleared up, but it left behind some scarring. I was wondering if I could get some advice on treatment. Preferrably something that you can do at home, but I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance guys! Right cheek: Left cheek:
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