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  1. You mentioned a thick layer of some kind of external substance on your face, is it like a layer of skin/sebum? Does the redness itch or burn? Could it be seborrheic dermatitis, maybe? Or some other kind of fungal infection? Have you tried ketoconazole or hydrocortisone cream? Keep us posted, hope you get some improvement.
  2. depreesed by acne scars....

    Find a reputable doctor online, look for good reviews and make some phone calls, ask about subcision. It isn't extremely expensive and will give you the best results. You may have to do a couple rounds of this but it will help. Afterwards, like BA said you can persue other treatments like peels to smoothen things out but subcision will cut the tethers and something like hyaluronic acid will keep it from re-tethering. If they start suggesting lasers instead find a different doctor.
  3. You guys are lucky your insurance covers scar treatments, in the U.S. it isn't because it's considered "cosmetic", I'm sure it would be different if our government officials were underpaid and dealing with these kinds of problems themselves.
  4. Acne scar treatment required and type of scar

    Hey Scarsarejustmemories, Scars such as the one circled in blue in this pic are best treated with TCA cross. Some of the smaller ones on your cheek can be treated with this as well. Good luck with your treatment, hope you see some good improvements. Keep us posted on how it works out for you.
  5. Acne scar treatment required and type of scar

    I think subcision would help you too, search for "subcision" here using the search function and you can see other peoples types of scars and their improvement and it might help you decide if it's something you want to proceed with. I don't know if it will be enough improvement for you but if not you can have multiple treatments done and/or a combination approach of different treatments. The results are permanent with some initial swelling afterwards.
  6. Malia is right, scars look different in the morning compared to at night. Water intake has an effect too. Take a hand mirror while standing in front of the mirror in your bathroom and hold it underneath your cheek, use the mirror in front of you to look to get a better look from different angles at your scarring. This will give you a better idea of what types of scars you have and the severity.
  7. contractubex

    I'm not a doctor, just another person with skin problems. The reason you should use the contractubex at night would be because most acidic products are going to leave your skin sensitive to the sun which is why they suggested a sunscreen as well. Maderma is a bit different, as far as I know it might help soften the appearance of line or surgical scars but I don't think it will help much with atrophic (indented) scarring. Depending on your skin type I would use a dedicated sunscreen.
  8. contractubex

    I had to look this stuff up to see what it was, apparently the main ingredient that might help with scarring is glyoxylic acid. I would apply the cream sparingly at night and use your sunscreen during the day. Make sure you pick a sunscreen that has zinc oxide which is a physical sunblock such as Elta MD: https://www.amazon.com/EltaMD-Clear-Broad-Spectrum-SPF-1-7/dp/B002MSN3QQ/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1505009975&sr=1-1&keywords=elta+md
  9. Shaving Advice

    My skin would always get irritated with razor burn and ingrown hairs when I shaved with a razor, a couple of years ago I switched to using clippers with a "0" attachment and I don't think I will ever go back to razors again. For high quality clippers, look into Andis Masters and the purple magnetic guards by them. Fantastic. You don't want some cheap clippers snagging and pulling your facial hair. https://www.amazon.com/Andis-15-Watt-Adjustable-Clipper-01557/dp/B000BBGS36/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1504424793&sr=8-1&keywords=andis+masters https://www.amazon.com/Andis-Magnetic-Guide-Comb-Set/dp/B0018BWNDW/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1504424832&sr=8-1&keywords=andis+masters+guards
  10. Recell For Hypopigmentation Burn

    Has anyone tried hydroquinone or cortisone cream for brown/pigmented burn marks? I have one from a bad ACV burn that I'll soon be treating. Great progress by the way Aesthetic Beast. It looks great.
  11. tca cross w professor chu

    Congratulations on your progress! Threads like this are imperative so people know there are options out there and don't lose hope.
  12. This is PIE: Post Inflammatory Erythema. It is not permanent and will fade with time, it can take a while however depending on your skin type.
  13. Endless

    Hello, You're not alone, acne is very frustrating and takes an emotional toll but you can get clear skin and keep it that way with the right changes. Have you tried cutting out dairy? I have clear skin now but it took me years to realize that milk was exacerbating my problem. For other people cutting out gluten, wheat, soy, excessive sugar intake etc. have a significant impact. Make sure you're drinking enough water as well. I would try a process of elimination, starting with milk and cutting back on other dairy products. If that doesn't help you can look at the rest of your diet. Washing your face has nothing to do with it, if anything washing your face too much could be contributing to the problem. It could also be hormonal, for some women birth control or other oral contraceptives are helpful. I know the acne sucks but on the bright side it doesn't look like you have any scarring so that's great. For most of us, we deal with the acne and when it finally clears we have the aftermath to deal with which can be a lot harder to treat than the acne itself.
  14. Bump On Nose and Blackholes on cheeks

    Hello, The nose bumps: Subaceous hyperplasia, maybe? If you've picked at the area in the past it could also be scar tissue. Honestly - It doesn't look too bad. From a normal taking distance it probably doesn't stand out much. The holes: I'm assuming these are from blackheads. They would respond well to TCA cross. You need to see an experienced doctor for this. You're a teenager - You should have a sit down with your parents and discuss this with them, tell them that it's effecting your self esteem and you'd like to see a Dermatologist to see what your options are. It's better to take care of these things now rather than later when the problems have exacerbated, you may not be able to afford it, etc. Being young, your skin will also improve with time. Skin is constantly regenerating itself, especially at your age. Good luck.
  15. Hey Rudy, It's LostHope: I wasn't able to log into this profile for a while and just regained access to it. For some reason it wasn't letting me reply yesterday. That is exactly what is going on with me! You need to stop picking at it so it doesn't irritate your skin, you will end up with broken capillaries that way. I'm happy to report that I've found a solution that works, most of the dead skin between my eyebrows has sloughed off, I'm not out of the woods yet though as it's still heavily caked both on the sides of and on top of my nose but at least I'm seeing improvements. There's also a thin layer on my forehead and on my cheeks. Here's what I've been doing: Mix moisturizer (I use CeraVe) and Aquaphor together, about half/half, put them together in a glass bowl or Pyrex dish. Aquaphor has a thick consistency so what I did was I heated it up with a blow dryer and mixed the 2 together really well. Apply this to the dry skin and let it sit, you can do this overnight or during the day if you're able - I wouldn't do it if you plan on going out because it will look a little funny. The next day take a shower like you normally would. Repeat the process until the skin falls off. It took about 3 days for the majority of the skin to wash off but I was seeing results after the first day. In my case (and maybe yours) I think it's seborrheic dermatitis and I think I know what's causing it: The water! I think the hard water and the added chemicals are overly drying our skin. The West Coast and Midwest are especially bad. Legitimate water softeners are pretty expensive but I did order a shower filter that will help filter out some of the hard metals and chlorine that our water is treated with. Here is the one I ordered: https://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/berkey-shower-head-filter.html (Amazon and eBay have them as well) It hasn't arrived yet but when it does I will let you know if there is any improvement. You can also do a final rinse with bottled water after showering, just rinse some over your head/face to rinse off. I know this a long post but I hope you try the moisturizer/aquaphor mix, I'm confident it will help you. Remember to mix the two together and use a blow dryer to heat it up, it is much easier to apply this way. Credit to "Ashleymorrow" from these forums for the Aquaphor suggestion by the way, she had the same problem and Aquaphor is what helped her as well. https://www.dermaharmony.com/dermatitis/hardwaterdermatitis.aspx Funny and sad at the same time: I'm leaving the dead skin on my nose alone because it hides my nose scars. Lol.
  16. Accutane and Silicone.

    Honestly I don't know if it would hurt (probably not) but I would wait to do anything to your skin until you're off the Accutane for a while, it does effect the way your skin responds to certain things so just to be on the safe side I would wait. I've personally never taken Accutane, I did use Retin-A for a while and made a real mess of my skin so I'm naturally a bit apprehensive.
  17. Will treatment help? *pics*

    Hello, I think subcision would help you, they may add a dissolvable hyaluronic acid filler to keep them from re-tethering. For hypertrophic scars: You could try silicone sheets, you can order these online. For ice pick scarring: TCA cross. I don't think laser would be a worthwhile investment, they're pretty expensive and usually used as a final touch up to blend everything out. I'm sure BeautifulAmbition will chime in as well, he's the local expert here. With the right doctor you can achieve significant results, several people here have, if you do some looking around I'm sure you'll find a few of their threads. BA also has a list of well reviewed Doctors.
  18. Acne scars, help!

    Hello, It looks like most of what you are seeing are enlarged pores and would probably respond well to TCA cross. You can also try needling the wider scars. Both of these treatments can be done at home and are relatively affordable, the former you may want to see a professional for and make sure you do a lot of research beforehand - BA has a great writeup on that.