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What type of scarring is this? Never seen anything like it.

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Hi I've made a thread regards to this issue which I've yet to determine, to come to some type of conclusion what this abnormality that is stuck to my face is...

I'll try to condense this post as best as I can, here is a brief history:
Unexpectedly reacted to oxy 10 cream that I used on a small pimple on my right cheek and than massaged the remainder of the product on my left cheek.

Woke up with a huge bump on my right cheek and a smaller one on my left, maybe an infection? Down the line I started to break out to the point I developed huge pustules. 

I panicked and used excessive amounts of soap to dry said break out. (I didn't know any better.)

I can't explain what happened after but my skin was never the same it was as if an abnormal alien like substance grew and consumed majority of my face. 

Now to get said problem treated I used:
Antibiotics (Tetracycline) 
Peels, strongest 20% salicylic acid. 
Dermal stamping. 
Microdermabrasion. 
1540 non ablative laser. 
Roaccutane. 
Tretinoin. 
Adapalene. 
Tazorac. 

None of the above has made any significant improvement. 

All of that was done privately. 

Sick and tired, dropped out of college and my part time job. 

I went to the local physician and told her and upon looking at it, she tells me she's never seen anything like it and gets me an appointment with a dermatologist to ideally get a biopsy. 

During this time I speak to a friend who puts me in contact with a surgeon in the states. He takes note of the symptoms etc and tells me he is going to consult with his specialists. 

3 weeks go by and he tells me he has spoken to his dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon and looking at the fotos they have come to the conclusion that alien substance is scar tissue and laser resurfacing could thin the tissue... I tell him I'm going to seek another opinion. 

I spoke to one physician who tells me she can't help me and agrees that it looks like scarring and recommends laser surgery. 

During this period it got so bad that I found difficultly opening my mouth and speaking I went to the major services, they can't help me because there is no dermatology department. 

The dermatologist who my physician made the appointment with I go and see her I don't mention the diagnosis I received. 
She tells me she doesn't know what it is and will consult with her colleague. I wait they both now come in, I explain to her colleague the issue, her opinion is that it is an inflammatory issue but because it's settled down she doesn't want to take a biopsy due to it leaving a scar and she might not be able to get what she is looking for. Rolls eyes.

Because according to her it's deep and wants to get it biopsied when it's exposed... 

I mention the diagnosis I received and she completely brushed it off, it's not scar tissue. Scarring remains hard... 
Whatever that meant. 

So now upon concluding that it was scar tissue and than this dermatologist completely dismissing it as it isn't. I don't know what to think or even do? 

I've seen many scarring and none look close to what I have, so that has created even more doubt in my mind. 

But because it's been on my face for so so long with no improvement or change, it can only be scarring? 

Here are some fotos please by your experience what do you make of this:




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You need to goto a derm (seems like you have gotten some bad Drs advice). We don't know if you have a fungal infection, infection, viral issues, skin rash, etc. All that stuff you listed for treatment is to much and may have perpetuated the problem. This is really stupid, all these people are telling you to do laser and things without knowing anything which is wrong with you. Where are the full blood tests? Where is the skin biopsy and have they looked under a slide? Has any swabbing been done to determine bacteria / fungi? Fungus can turn the skin dark as well. Regardless of how it looks you need to find out why this happened. Otherwise were going to be guessing with a ton of treatments which could make things worse. Throwing laser on the skin is stupid. Dr's love to do this. You were not a candidate when you were suffering with your issues. It's well known if one has any issue they are not supposed to do these treatments as it can make things worse, if not draw the bacteria / issue deeper into the skin. Again have they done a full blood panel and swabbed your skin for culture? Now for what I see in these pics it is a very complicated situation.  

It is my personal opinion I look at your skin as someone who is a chemical burn victim, of course I am not physically able to make any claims just observations. 

I see you have been over treated and caused tissue damage. Might have even drawn whatever was happening deeper in the skin and ruined the skins texture / quality. I see you seem to have Hyperpigmentation problems with the darker areas. You have had some fat loss. Other than that I don't see that your skin is in bad condition, no mass pitting, not major fat loss, no huge pores.

Have you considered prp treatments with something like Infini rf microneedling and laser for the hyperpigmentation v-beam, ipl, 1064nm, or excel v are all options for the reds / brown discoloration. Are you moisturizing the skin looks very dry. On some of the pics it looks like you have superficial chemical burns that have healed poorly (over treatment). This could lead to the texture of the skin. PRP would help with this - it uses your own blood's growth factors. Have you tried honey and aloe vera, ... are there symptoms of a chemical burn? You have strident marks in the cheek from over treatment and fat loss. HA filler may be necessary to smooth this out. Do not use any scrubs, exfoliants, or harsh chemicals, even peels at this point may make it worse. Have you looked into the stem cell, growth factor creams for topical regeneration.  Please goto a experienced scar specialist, no idea where you are located. Several Dr's are listed in the FAQ - top post of the acne scar sub.
 

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3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCARRING                                                                      
9. FILLER FOR SCARS
4. TREATING SCARS AT HOME                                                                              10. LASER
5. SKIN: RED (PIE) BROWN (PIH), WHITE MARKS,                                               11. MICRONEEDLING
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On 10/16/2017 at 1:36 PM, beautifulambition said:

You need to goto a derm (seems like you have gotten some bad Drs advice). We don't know if you have a fungal infection, infection, viral issues, skin rash, etc. All that stuff you listed for treatment is to much and may have perpetuated the problem. This is really stupid, all these people are telling you to do laser and things without knowing anything which is wrong with you. Where are the full blood tests? Where is the skin biopsy and have they looked under a slide? Has any swabbing been done to determine bacteria / fungi? Fungus can turn the skin dark as well. Regardless of how it looks you need to find out why this happened. Otherwise were going to be guessing with a ton of treatments which could make things worse. Throwing laser on the skin is stupid. Dr's love to do this. You were not a candidate when you were suffering with your issues. It's well known if one has any issue they are not supposed to do these treatments as it can make things worse, if not draw the bacteria / issue deeper into the skin. Again have they done a full blood panel and swabbed your skin for culture? Now for what I see in these pics it is a very complicated situation.  

It is my personal opinion I look at your skin as someone who is a chemical burn victim, of course I am not physically able to make any claims just observations. 

I see you have been over treated and caused tissue damage. Might have even drawn whatever was happening deeper in the skin and ruined the skins texture / quality. I see you seem to have Hyperpigmentation problems with the darker areas. You have had some fat loss. Other than that I don't see that your skin is in bad condition, no mass pitting, not major fat loss, no huge pores.

Have you considered prp treatments with something like Infini rf microneedling and laser for the hyperpigmentation v-beam, ipl, 1064nm, or excel v are all options for the reds / brown discoloration. Are you moisturizing the skin looks very dry. On some of the pics it looks like you have superficial chemical burns that have healed poorly (over treatment). This could lead to the texture of the skin. PRP would help with this - it uses your own blood's growth factors. Have you tried honey and aloe vera, ... are there symptoms of a chemical burn? You have strident marks in the cheek from over treatment and fat loss. HA filler may be necessary to smooth this out. Do not use any scrubs, exfoliants, or harsh chemicals, even peels at this point may make it worse. Have you looked into the stem cell, growth factor creams for topical regeneration.  Please goto a experienced scar specialist, no idea where you are located. Several Dr's are listed in the FAQ - top post of the acne scar sub.

@Obi wan Second opinion please

Hi thank you for this conclusive post the doctors here in the UK have patronized me and stolen a fortune from me by just given me random treatments to combat the problem and ushering me out of the office. 

The fotos that you are seeing have been taken post peel and post dermal pen usage thus why the affected areas are very visible and exposed... I have had doctors telling me that they can not see anything? Questioning my mental health. Yes that's how ridiculous and insulting it has been. It was only after showing them the above that the health service here decided that this merited a dermatologist.

Who when I saw consulted with her colleague and she tells me that at this moment the problem isn't noticeable thus why she won't take a biopsy. I feel like I am in the twilight zone. 

I'm going to post some pictures of when it's not as "noticeable" and how it looks typically. 

I am currently in the UK and I have found the people dealing with me to be frustratingly inept to their defense this isn't a normal issue I guess. 

I have scheduled to see a dermatologist next week Thursday who irregardless of how the condition looks I will insist on a biopsy. 

I wouldn't say the issue ever got worse with the treatments if anything it never really changed just the slightest of differences nothing significant. 

Upon getting the condition it was so bad the swelling and texture were out of this world. 

Roaccutane which made the texture smoother and took out the swelling for a brief moment,temporarily.  
Which I'll post a foto of it below. 

In the meantime I have no faith in the health system here and I have to rely on myself to figure and find someone who can help, if you know any capable surgeons/specialists here in the UK please list them because currently I can't with my hours of research. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Once the biopsy is clear and a full blood workup.  These pics look different than above. The second one from the bottom your skin is completely perfect, lowest pic you only have some bumps and tiny texture issues (your skin is again almost perfect). The top two pics you are red from some treatment, many have sensitive skin and it takes several weeks to go down....  I can see how they are confused. Dr's need to see something visual. I suppose the above posting w/ pics was just some post peel healing or you reacted poorly to the microneedling / have sensitive skin. I think your skin is susceptible to hyperpigmentation and slow healing, hence why they use whitening creams and retain a few weeks before treatments and after the wounds heal.

In the picture above the one with  you need a few nokor subcisions and HA filler for fat loss various places on the cheek. The rest a sedated peel can take care of for texture or several medium strength peels. Go see Dr. Chu in the UK. But clear the general stuff of the biopsy/scraping/culture/ blood test w/ the general derm.

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3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCARRING                                                                      
9. FILLER FOR SCARS
4. TREATING SCARS AT HOME                                                                              10. LASER
5. SKIN: RED (PIE) BROWN (PIH), WHITE MARKS,                                               11. MICRONEEDLING
     TEXTURE, LARGE PORES,  DRYNESS, & COVERING UP SCARS                    12. TCA CROSS FOR ICEPICK SCARS & ACID PEELS                       
6. PUNCH GRAFTING & EXCISION                                                                        13.
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On 10/16/2017 at 4:17 PM, beautifulambition said:

Once the biopsy is clear and a full blood workup.  These pics look different than above. The second one from the bottom your skin is completely perfect, lowest pic you only have some bumps and tiny texture issues (your skin is again almost perfect). The top two pics you are red from some treatment, many have sensitive skin and it takes several weeks to go down....  I can see how they are confused. Dr's need to see something visual. I suppose the above posting w/ pics was just some post peel healing or you reacted poorly to the microneedling / have sensitive skin. I think your skin is susceptible to hyperpigmentation and slow healing, hence why they use whitening creams and retain a few weeks before treatments and after the wounds heal.

In the picture above the one with  you need a few nokor subcisions and HA filler for fat loss various places on the cheek. The rest a sedated peel can take care of for texture or several medium strength peels. Go see Dr. Chu in the UK. But clear the general stuff of the biopsy/scraping/culture/ blood test w/ the general derm.


I'll explain some context of the pictures, the second one from last was taken when I was on accutane, the swelling had gone down considerably around the eye cheekbone area which made the skin sit down and the shape was restored. 

It was unfortunately temporary and on rare occasions it can sit down but 95% no. Trust me I am as confused as you reading and describing this. 

The bumps around the eye areas are hard, it doesn't feel like skin texture, no visible pores, a thick substance  covers the skin and nothing has of yet made the smallest dent to it. 

It's flat and it distorts the shape of my face giving the impression I have really high cheek bones and even loss of fat. 

I have this on both sides of my face, less so on the left. 

I find it difficult to speak and eat, I lose flexibility due to it being so hard and thick.
It feels like an external layer of substance on my face.

I don't have sensitive skin, the places where the skin isn't affected by this thick substance doesn't show signs of irritation when be it needling or peeling. 

The post photos that you see are showing up the affected areas which sadly for me is the majority of my face, it almost just brings it to the surface.

I am going to post some more pictures hopefully to provide some clarity.
And I thank you for your help this honestly is an anomaly. Any feedback I can get is most appreciated. 
(The last 2 pictures are of the left cheek) 

 

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Recent pictures of both right and left, the right side no visible skin texture had a person describe it to me as mush. Distorted face shape due to overwhelming bumps. 

When I open my mouth to eat or talk the discomfort of the thick pink substance... I can't believe I've found myself in this situation. 
 

 

 

 

 

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I'm in so much discomfort do you think it would be wise to get a cortisone injection into the swelling lesions? To potentially flatten or soften it? The dermatologist appointment is for next week Thursday I can't wait that long. Any advice would be appreciated. 

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On 10/16/2017 at 10:57 PM, Quadboy said:

You think you have an abcess on the right side?
 

I don't think anything at this moment I am in sheer confusion. Is it an abcess? It's huge but it sits down as opposed forming a bubble.

 

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Yes even though you do not have a cyst or "bump" so to speak your cheek could be filled with infection. They most likely will put you on more antibiotics or accutane. I would be using hot compresses with salt water nightly on this area, soak the area and hopefully it comes to a head. Have you tried white vinegar and iodine at night, until you can get to the derm. Take lots of vitamin c. They can use laser to kill bacteria as well in the tissues (non ablative goes deep down or the lasers for hyperpigmentation). Possibly they might have to excise the bacterial material but I doubt it unless its a big amount and easy to get to. Again get a scrapping / culture / biopsy done if they can do so, probably they will just prescribe something. Having the tca with bacteria could have drove the infection in, this also happens with microneedling. IF you are in discomfort take a pain pill and antihistamine. I don't see your face as "mush" you have a bacterial abscess. The spots are most likely hyperplashia or trapped oils /sebum in the dermis (clogged pore). I see some fat loss but this again can be fixed with subcison and filler after you fix your bacterial issues. 

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@Obi wan Thoughts...

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9. FILLER FOR SCARS
4. TREATING SCARS AT HOME                                                                              10. LASER
5. SKIN: RED (PIE) BROWN (PIH), WHITE MARKS,                                               11. MICRONEEDLING
     TEXTURE, LARGE PORES,  DRYNESS, & COVERING UP SCARS                    12. TCA CROSS FOR ICEPICK SCARS & ACID PEELS                       
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5 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

Yes even though you do not have a cyst or "bump" so to speak your cheek could be filled with infection. They most likely will put you on more antibiotics or accutane. I would be using hot compresses with salt water nightly on this area, soak the area and hopefully it comes to a head. Have you tried white vinegar and iodine at night, until you can get to the derm. Take lots of vitamin c. They can use laser to kill bacteria as well in the tissues (non ablative goes deep down or the lasers for hyperpigmentation). Possibly they might have to excise the bacterial material but I doubt it unless its a big amount and easy to get to. Again get a scrapping / culture / biopsy done if they can do so, probably they will just prescribe something. Having the tca with bacteria could have drove the infection in, this also happens with microneedling. IF you are in discomfort take a pain pill and antihistamine. I don't see your face as "mush" you have a bacterial abscess. The spots are most likely hyperplashia or trapped oils /sebum in the dermis (clogged pore). I see some fat loss but this again can be fixed with subcison and filler after you fix your bacterial issues. 

Read This

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Abscess/Pages/Treatment.aspx





@Obi wan Thoughts...


So with regards to it being an infection I've taken that into consideration, a potential cyst, abscess but due to it sitting down the physician who I complained to touched it and he wavered me as in dismissed the notion entirely. He just wasn't interested.

I've held a plain hot compress to the area but no nothing comes to a head. Used sauna, steam room, tried the oil cleansing method, used antibiotics (tretacycline). Prid drawing salve, all to no avail. 

Iodine and vinegar I've never tried that, can you elaborate on this method?

I see the dermatologist in 2 days and I will insist on a biopsy. 
I will refuse accutane given the fact it did not work the first time and the side affects that come with it and I am not interested at all in tetracycline either. 

Can a bacterial abscess last for such a long time and not diminish in the slightest?

But I think you can potentially be right with regards to the bacterial abscess, it does makes sense I feel something below the skin hard causes discomfort but it isn't visible because it's literally flat.  Edited by Boruto

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Only advice i can give is to fine a good derm and to get a biopsy. That's the only way they can understand what's happening. From what i know, punch biopsy leave s a very small scar. Please keep us updated and don't worry, as it doesn't seem so noticeable

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If you was treating your skin and carried out incorrect proceedure or interfered with the healing process then it wasnt a good idea.

needling and using products straight away can drive the product deeper into your skin.

you more like threw too much stuff at your face too fast in a short space of time.theres scabbing from some type of chemical reaction in your first post.

then your pulling faces while you got chemical burns (normal with types of peels) and the skin is susceptable to wrinkling up as its part of drying,peel process but pulling the faces you have been pulling is literaly telling your skin at a vunerable time to shift itself and scrumple up.

You done home treatment and its not gone right due to either not carrying out proceedure correctly and unhygenicaly or you didnt look after skin correctly during healing process,ontop you might have done too much in too short a time.

its common for people to panic and start doing whats wrong cos they think what a peel for instance is doing might be wrong so panic stations.they start doing all the wrong things because tca peel hurts and usualy first time makes the skin wrinkle,if you watch your skin you can literaly see is crinkle up in fromt of your eyes,so person panics.

would say stop using anything bar moisturiser thats good for your face and skin type.get anti biotics and let your face heal and also let the anti biotics do their work.
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3 hours ago, Quadboy said:

If you was treating your skin and carried out incorrect proceedure or interfered with the healing process then it wasnt a good idea.

needling and using products straight away can drive the product deeper into your skin.

you more like threw too much stuff at your face too fast in a short space of time.theres scabbing from some type of chemical reaction in your first post.

then your pulling faces while you got chemical burns (normal with types of peels) and the skin is susceptable to wrinkling up as its part of drying,peel process but pulling the faces you have been pulling is literaly telling your skin at a vunerable time to shift itself and scrumple up.

You done home treatment and its not gone right due to either not carrying out proceedure correctly and unhygenicaly or you didnt look after skin correctly during healing process,ontop you might have done too much in too short a time.

its common for people to panic and start doing whats wrong cos they think what a peel for instance is doing might be wrong so panic stations.they start doing all the wrong things because tca peel hurts and usualy first time makes the skin wrinkle,if you watch your skin you can literaly see is crinkle up in fromt of your eyes,so person panics.

would say stop using anything bar moisturiser thats good for your face and skin type.get anti biotics and let your face heal and also let the anti biotics do their work.
:)
 

The peel is not the result of my problems nor is the dermal stamping I have to make that clear. They were done to combat the issue.

The outer layers of the epidermis when using a strong peel such as 20% salicylic acid I'm assuming (I'm not an expert) gets peeled away and in my case it reveals, exposes the bacterial or whatever is is infection. 

Me pulling faces is to give an idea of where the problem lies. 
If it's scarring tissue or if it's an bacterial infection in the dermis hopefully the biopsy will make sense of it.  Edited by Boruto

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Leave your face alone. Don't peel it, stamp it or anything else. 

Do what the doctors tell you to do.  Skin needs time to heal.  My God, I had microneedling done in late August.  It still has not fully healed and if I so much as use too strong of a soap (I used alternately a peel and face wash with salacylic acid -- all after a month), my skin starts to develop lumps.  So I learned to just use mild soap and it's SLOWLY healing.

You are OBSESSING over your face.  On top of seeing a dermatologist, I'd see a therapist to help you cope. 

Truth is, and not to minimize your discomfort, but to those not in the know, you merely look sunburned. It's no reason to quit your job and drop out of college.

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On 10/18/2017 at 0:49 AM, Urbanite said:

Leave your face alone. Don't peel it, stamp it or anything else. 

Do what the doctors tell you to do.  Skin needs time to heal.  My God, I had microneedling done in late August.  It still has not fully healed and if I so much as use too strong of a soap (I used alternately a peel and face wash with salacylic acid -- all after a month), my skin starts to develop lumps.  So I learned to just use mild soap and it's SLOWLY healing.

You are OBSESSING over your face.  On top of seeing a dermatologist, I'd see a therapist to help you cope. 

Truth is, and not to minimize your discomfort, but to those not in the know, you merely look sunburned. It's no reason to quit your job and drop out of college.

My good man while your intentions are honest you're coming so left field with this post I don't know where to even begin.
The dermal stamping, peeling has ZERO to do with the condition that I have. If you read the post of how I got this,  it was due to using excessive soap on the face which potentially pushed the bacterial abscess deep below the skin and now it refuses to come out.

I used peels and stamping years later when the infection didn't go at the hands of a professional. 

You're derailing this thread entirely. Honestly speaking I've had this for so long I don't need you to tell me how bad I should feel, I feel it physically and suffer with it everyday hoping to find a cure. Yes I am obsessed in finding a cure because how terrible and abnormal it looks. The photo is taken with NOTHING on my face, I've been diagnosed with acne, dry cysts, closed comedones, granuloma faciale, lupus cutaneous, sarcoidosis, scar tissue, bacterial abscess and now according to you it's just sun damage. 

 

 

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^And yet your face still looks better than mine.

And I never said it was sun damage. I wrote that's how it looks/photographs.

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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.

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On 10/18/2017 at 7:05 AM, Мyth said:

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.

Honestly every specialist I've spoken to insists that I get a biopsy done, privately it's not feasible financially so I'm hoping tomorrow I don't have to come to appointment as a chemical burn victim for them to take it. The more I think about the skin tissue abscess bacterial infection the more I am leaning towards that, tetracycline doesn't archive high tissue concentration as opposed to minocycline and here in the UK they seem to only prescribe tetracycline...

I am currently trying to purchase minocycline privately. 

 

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I dont understand what you mean by saying archive high tissue?

i am currently just gone 2 weeks on tetracycline/lymecycline and i am day 3 of a 25% tca peel and peeling with no probs at the moment.

one thing i noticed yesterday though is,an hypertrophic scar on my back thats been there years is sore,might be because i lean on my sofa arm sometimes with no top on so bare top and think the pressure/rubbing has made the scar go sore.feels a bit better today though.i had to take a photo last night on my phone with the timer to look at it and it was quite sore and red looking.

i am in uk.
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40 minutes ago, Quadboy said:

I dont understand what you mean by saying archive high tissue?

i am currently just gone 2 weeks on tetracycline/lymecycline and i am day 3 of a 25% tca peel and peeling with no probs at the moment.

one thing i noticed yesterday though is,an hypertrophic scar on my back thats been there years is sore,might be because i lean on my sofa arm sometimes with no top on so bare top and think the pressure/rubbing has made the scar go sore.feels a bit better today though.i had to take a photo last night on my phone with the timer to look at it and it was quite sore and red looking.

i am in uk.
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Tetracycline I am going by what I've read and having been on it, it did 0 for me. If it is a bacterial infection that is under the surface that is causing the huge bumps on my cheeks than reading about minocycline seems like the more affective drug in combating that. I've ordered it privately. 

 

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PS: I've tried both ketoconazole and hydrocortisone cream to no avail. 

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Ok,understood,lymecycline is doing good for me,its virtualy cleared my folliculitus on my scalp and i hardly got a spot in 2 weeks.but,i did 3 courses of flucloxacillin (penecillin) before being prescribed tetracycline.
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I think a bacterial infection would cause Fever and would expand if not treated. Gotta be some other kind of infection, only way to know is biopsy

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On 10/18/2017 at 3:52 PM, Quadboy said:

Ok,understood,lymecycline is doing good for me,its virtualy cleared my folliculitus on my scalp and i hardly got a spot in 2 weeks.but,i did 3 courses of flucloxacillin (penecillin) before being prescribed tetracycline.
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Here is a foto when I broke out and than I used excessive amounts of hand soap and almost another layer of skin formed, honestly it's the only way I can articulate this... They just went flat. Would you recommend penicillin? 



If it is a bacterial issue than what type of laser that is non ablative and can go deep to kill bacteria in the tissue? 

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