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  2. Photos of my current skin

    This is hard for me to do but I want to be real and raw with this journey I’m on. So here are photos I took last night of my skin right after I got out of the shower. I’d say they’re fairly accurate but my skin/acne is always a bit more red and blotchy after I am in a hot shower. Some of the pimples were ones I picked at that you couldn’t even see but I knew they were there and it drives me crazy. I definitely need to be better at not picking and just letting them go. I know that all it does is cause inflammation, makes bacteria spread and causes scarring. Sorry for the scary looking blacked out eyes!!
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  4. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Ok thanks mate. Have you noticed any less shedding yet?
  5. Excision messed up my smile

    Difficult to assess without animation. Once again BA has it covered, if I could add that if you see a Plastics or Dermatologist that understands the actual problem and can isolate (within reason) the muscles involved in animation, only 2-4 units of Botox can correct this. This goes way beyond normal cosmetic Botox, and in the realm of medical Botox. This is not uncommon, especially following skin cancer surgery when large amounts of tissue need to be removed. A good plastics or dermatologist will assess you at rest, and animation and formulate neurotoxin- fillers as required. Scar revision of a scar always carries the chances of more fibrosis. Most good - experienced specialist will be very conservative in this case.
  6. My Accutane Adventure/PICS

    It does look smother. That was the case with me as well, but then IB hit me in first and second month, be prepared mentally for not squeezing pimples. I tried my best not to apply any makeup
  7. NEED ADVICE FOR TCA PEELS

    Thanks for the advice the problem is where I live I just can’t find someone who does subcision I have been suggested laser co2 or tca but it’s okay if I give it a try right? And my biggest concern is will it darken my skin permanently yes I have Indian brown skin.....
  8. Acne scar specialist - Dr. Rahimi or Dr. Emer

    Each dermatologist or plastics have their own 'interest', they are all taught the same way, but their paths of passion are each different. Dr Emer has a passion for lipo and 4 D body contouring, his theory and ability to perform meticulous acne scar revision is there, but his efforts maybe concentrated in his other pathway. A down to earth no BS doctor is Dr Chris Zachary. He does however have a conflict of interest with Fraxel. As everyone knows, Fraxel can be a great laser for treating sun damage , but is not the best energy device for the treatment of acne scars. Having said this Zachary is well versed in TCA, subcision, lasers (including fully ablative) and surgical methods. He is not monetary driven but research and teaching are his passion. Good dermatologist IMO.
  9. Nothing is working!

    On the third day and I look just as angry red but a tiny patch of skin by my mouth has started to peel. The swelling may be subsiding a little now. Still hundreds of tiny whiteheads over my lower face, seems to be mainly where they made me shave before Infini. I had this exact same breakout after CO2 a few years back so I'm not worried, but I do have an antiseptic cream at home I can use and an antibacterial face wash. My doctor wouldn't prescribe an antibiotic ointment over the phone.
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  11. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    No I haven't had any side effects or unusual symptoms what so ever.But it's going to take me another two weeks on proton pump inhibitors to get my malabsorption problem under control. maybe what he experienced is unrelated he will have to keep us updated.
  12. GRAM NEGATIVE FOLLICULITIS

    How are you? Has the vitamin D helped? How much have you been taking? Mine turned to mostly Staph too! My gram negative were peri-orbital and different, I think, but it was then that I was trying harsh chemicals and essential oils which made it worse and like impetigo. I would think I was getting a cold sore, but tea tree oil didn't work, and it would spread and spread around my mouth. I also had some different ones that had a white center-like pussy thread. They would not heal until I got the center out. Those continued from time to time as my cheeks and forehead broke out. With calendula (which I have not tried again yet), I hope to have even clearer pores. Like I said, my pores were never clear, but they also are not raised or like the blackheads I had with folliculitis. The naturopathic regimen I was put on was a lifesaver, so the rest if this may be necessary, along with the vitamin D3. I feel now that while my vitamin D was low, my body couldn't fight off bacteria that it normally would have been able to, and that is why I got strange flare ups. The regimen worked, but then I would seem to get another bacterial flare up. Do all this for 5 days:Drink 1 qt of calendula tea made with 1/4 c. dried calendula flowers. Pat some on face twice a day. 1 gram vitamin C100,000 IU vitamin A22 mg. zinc (mine was chelated)3 dropperfuls of a tincture she made three times a day with : calendula, echinacea, lomatium, and usnea (maybe you can get by without this, but these herbs were used as antibiotics). Later when my folliculitis was all over my torso, she had me double the calendula in the tea for use topically, and that worked as well after about 5-7 days. Good luck, and keep me updated! I wish this website would email me when I receive replies. It was hard for me to find yours, so sorry again!
  13. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Tickling in male nipples is not good. Thats estrogen. Brendan have you noticed anything like this? I do like most of the ingredients but it does contain soy which is estrogenic and not great for men.
  14. Here comes a little week 14 update! Since my last post my skin has been so clear. I've had like 2-3 pimples that disappeared rather quickly and my skin feels so smooth. I've started to get a problem with red skin/flushing tho so I actually tried to lower my dose to 20 mg for 3 days and then it dissapeared. I will discuss this with my dermatologist and maybe I will do a longer course on lower mgs. Otherwise I have like zero side effects except for the dry lips, I'm very pleased with how this is going so far
  15. Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone knew of any good, reputable suppliers in the UK for Glycolic/Salicylic acid for peels? I have bought some TCA from MUAC but the shipping costs were quite high. Hoping to prep my skin with less intense peels before the TCA, so if anyone knows of any good UK-based suppliers (and for TCA too for the future) please can you point me in the right direction! There are some on amazon, but they don't have many reviews. Thanks!
  16. Masturbation Acne 2018!

    I don't know about sex. i would think it still causes acne if masturbation causes it for you. why? are you having sex and have acne?
  17. Masturbation Acne 2018!

    So you tell me Sex causes acne for some people too? Does it count as a NoFap if you don't jack off for months but still have sex?
  18. How severe are my scars? Treatment Options?

    Subcision and filler are fine. Just don't do any ablative / resurfacing procedures like chemical peels, dermabrasion, or laser. The old recommendation was to wait at least 1 year after accutane to do ablative procedures, but frankly I don't think you need lasers. You need the indentations to be raised and restore volume.
  19. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    I am still doing well, but I have yet to try the calendula again to see if my pores/follicles can clear up more. Sorry... I would like to hear if anyone else is trying vitamin D3. 4000 IUs is supposedly safe, especially in the winter! Anyone tried anything else that worked for me? Seriously, the naturopathic regimen I described was a lifesaver, but I can't find that post so will place it here! I feel now that while my vitamin D was low, my body couldn't fight off bacteria that it normally would have been able to, and that is why I got strange flare ups. The naturopathic regimen worked, but then I would seem to get another bacterial flare up. I think I dealt with four or five different bacteria that each affected my face differently. Please someone else try everything I did. I am so happy every time I touch my face to wash it, since it had felt so bumpy and gross before, and I wish a smooth face for each of you! Do all this for 5 days: Drink 1 qt of calendula tea made with 1/4 c. dried calendula flowers. Pat some on face twice a day. 1 gram vitamin C 100,000 IU vitamin A 22 mg. zinc (mine was chelated) 3 dropperfuls of a tincture she made three times a day with : calendula, echinacea, lomatium, and usnea (maybe you can get by without this, but these herbs were used as antibiotics). Later when my folliculitis was all over my torso, she had me double the calendula in the tea for use topically, and that worked as well after about 5-7 days. Don't forget vitamin D3!
  20. I would pass on both. There have been cases where both of these doctors recommended an excessive amount of different treatments all at once. The cost for these guys are astronomical for what they're offering.
  21. Scar Revision Progress

    I've had excision for an acne scar and it will not look great for a while. It needs to mature. The most important thing is to preven too much tension on the new wound. You can probably start doing vbeam soon to reduce the redness.
  22. Excision messed up my smile

    Honestly, it is very hard to see what you are describing. Granted the pic is quite blurry and dark. I agree, you can try a filler first to the more hollowed out side and hopefully that would reduce any asymmetry.
  23. 60 Days of No Skin Picking

    Day 14 skins looking pretty good however it’s super oily because I’m about to get my period so now I’m scared. Hoping it keeps up the good work. Only have one medium pimple on the left side from where I dabbed on the spot concealer that turned out now to be non comedogenic on the right side I have tiny tiny bumps by my red marks are still healing I don’t know if I should start using night cream again. Need to give it more time
  24. Scarless Healing

    I also hope that skinte will be a starting point. There will be moments when a wound will someday become a thing of the past. But I hope you will not be too late. I always pray that this pain will end when I fall asleep. Unfortunately, modern medicine is painful and disappointing because it can not cure scars. If Skinte succeeds and derivatives come out, it may not come to the country where I live. But living with hope that I can heal will escape from suffering. I sincerely wish Skinte's success.
  25. MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

    MY SKINCARE ROUTINE: Morning: *after I've brushed my teeth* clean bathroom sink then fill up with warm water wet face and apply Garnier sensitive gel wash, lather up in circles using hands. rinse face thoroughly with the warm water pat face dry with a paper towel using your hands to cover face with Garnier sensitive toner *like how you'd put a moisturizer on* rinse hands in warm sink water, drain the sink put lip balm on lips dry hands and put products away Night: clean bathroom sink then fill up with warm water wet face and apply ST.ives scrub in circular motions then use Proactiv device to scrub over the scrub rinse face thoroughly, then clean device and put it aside squeeze a little amount of Garnier gel wash and Benzac 5% wash into palm and mix them together apply in circular motions on the face rinse off thoroughly pat face dry with a paper towel using your hands, apply Garnier toner then over top apply by nature serum put lip balm on lips dry hands and put products away and there you have it that's all I do and it may seem long to some lazy people aka my siblings but once you get into the habit it's like eating chocolate... easy! P.S I usually do a peel-off mask whenever I feel like I need it and a turmeric and water mask on Thursdays in the afternoon.
  26. Scarless Healing

    That is it. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
  27. Scarless Healing

    My face has acne scars but they are not terrible. I don't have perfect skin but nobody does anyways. I have about 20 superficial dents on my cheeks. Some are deeper than others but nothing to cry over. I must say I got acne at 11 and my face started clearing about 10 years later on its own. My back and shoulders however are extremely scarred from years of acne conglobata which also caused me to get immense joint point. I still get an occasional breakout of 3 to 4 pimples at times on my back. When one pops up, the whole family settles in. Some of these swell up and take weeks to heal. Also, they grow on top of the scarred tissue which makes me wonder how scar tissue can get pimples in the first place. Do my scars regenerate pores? I believe so because I get small hair growing through the scars. Anyways, I also suffer from severe folliculitis on my buttocks and thighs. This has also left me with scars. I also have hidradenitis suppurativa on my groin. The scar there is quite impressive. I don't believe any existing scar treatments will help me with my body scars caused by my skin problems. First of all, modern medicine still ca5nt cure my skin conditions. I am hoping SkinTE will be a start to something amazing. If not, well, at least I had something to believe in. I am still not losing hope. There will be a moment when scars will be a thing of the past, but I would be to old to care. The point is for the medical community to find a permanent solution to my skin conditions and scars while I am still young. Unfortunately, very little progress is being made here despite several medical advancements. So I accepted my rotten state of skin and I tell myself at least I am not bald, I have my arms and legs, I am not deaf or blind. I can work, travel and drive my vehicle. What else do I need? As for my scars, well life has decided to leave physical marks on me. I believe many people on this forum should realize there acne scars do not hold them back from achieving their goals. And no, I am talking about realistic goals not becoming an Instagram model.
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