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.JacktheLad.

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  1. thanks. so from what i googled, this telomeres test measures the length of your chromosomes :/ do you know when you can start to use AHA's etc to help remove PIH PIE marks after stopping accutane?
  2. wow so interesting Duul. I did 20mg daily for 4.5 months (too long) and like you feel it has compromised my health more than I imagined. So you recommend starting with a telomeres test? what is that? you have done soo much its a very long list there
  3. As per title, what is the correct length of time to wait after a treatment of Accutane before you can start to correct the post inflammatory hyper pigmentation and scars with AHA etc?
  4. does anyone know of anyone who has done light chemical peels/derma stamping on these type of shallow depressions? i'd be very very keen to see, because i suffer with a lot of these 'minor' scars which add up to look not so great
  5. hey man. your skin is great! hardly scarred at all buddy! I would get on with life! lol! how long did you do accutane for? do you have photos of before? do the red marks heal up and if so how long do they take to disappear? I had to stop accutane because of head aches. I have some scars too that were caused by accutane and the inflammation that resulted from some trapped pores that erupted on me.
  6. so are you finished? the skin continues to improve after coming off it, so i hear :/
  7. hi there LOML, well I will chip in my experience too. My course: 20mg daily (4.5months)/ age 27 / sex male / skin type olive / weight 155lbs I had light/mild persistent acne. I would go through the cycle of clear, to breaking out, to clear, to picking, to healing, to breaking out, to clear. i tried Differin and some other topicals but it honestly got worse. Basically there wasn't really a time were i felt good in my own skin. I would use concealer and avoid going out. It reall
  8. Lol. Red marks are not blood underneath the skin, stop pulling this information out of your ass. Just because its red, doesn't mean its blood. Red marks are caused from tiny capillaries forming and providing nutrients to the site, so technically that is correct what 420 said. Hyper-pigmentation though of course can be red/pink/brown depending on the ethnicity of the person.
  9. zavvi, have you got those pictures you promised for us back in june?!!
  10. Hi emma, thanks for the reply. wish you all the best on your journey, for me i am not sure if it was worth it tbh, there are just too many what if's in my case that i am not comfortable with. I may try aloe vera, just i want my body to repair itself with no intervention. I think thats the key message I have learnt (for me) is that my body is darn good at repairing itself, and i feel naive to have been on medication that compromises that. But at the same time, when you reach breaking po
  11. Yeah i think i suggested the 3 6 9 to you actually lol.. I have started taking them, sainsburys own. Today I have not taken my accutane. Going to stop. TBH i don't want permanently thinner skin or skin that is weaker to the elements and the sun. My derm said its totally up to me and that i've done it for nearly 5 months, she normally sets a time limit of 6 months for low dose but we are close enough. Ive arranged to see her on the coming tuesday. But tbh all i have are some small
  12. Sorry to hear about your trouble. I dumed the cetaphil as I felt it was not working for my skin. I use aloe vera gel (helps with healing and scarring) and tea tree oil on the spots and this has calmed mine down. I'm five weeks in on 20mg every other day and doing ok. I'm sure you should be getting better by now. Can you get an appointment with a dermatologist or see your GP for some antibiotics like eurythromyicin?? Are you drinking enough water? This is helping with my skin at the mome
  13. Ive got some questions does anyone know (asked their derm) about the skins strength after accutane. does it regain its strength like before you took it? I am at month 4.5 at 20mg a day. at first i purged a lot from different places, then it cleared up nice but i was getting clogged pores (perhaps from the moisturiser) so i switched to cetaphil. More purging started happening. I was getting inflamed black heads, and still am. My cheek broke out quite badly with 3 under the skin spots (n
  14. go on a low dose to reduce sides. differin made my skin 10x worse.
  15. Nice post it is very true. It does make sense, for me diet changes helped a lot especially after long courses of anti biotics when I was in my early 20's. But since about the age of 23 years old, I haven't been able to completely stop the spots from coming even with great diet and exercise. Sure its looked clear, but then its also broke out at the most inconvenient of times, meaning my social and family life has suffered because of how it effects my mental state so much. Plus I was a picker.
  16. day 116 @20mg. broken out on my left cheek and right cheek. two painful ones on the left cheek, not sure why.. and the right upper cheek was a massive white head, which drained on its own and then the matter that got left inside became hard and formed a plug. I pushed it out very very gently and i think it can heal up now. When i say pushed, i literally mean it was defying gravity hanging out of my cheek, i push down either side with my little fingers and the slight pressure displaced the hard g
  17. Hi - Rachael look into picking up double base gel. You get loads and its made for dry ichy skin! it totally put the moisture back into my skin and got rid of the white flakes on my arms instantly (and actually for weeks!)
  18. Hey emma. so are you wanting to do a long term low dose or? Yep same thing happened to me, dry lips and skin peeling off rapidly on them. As you deeper into your tane journey yourll notice that the nivea chapstick wont do much, so pick up one called blistex intensive lip balm (think its something like that). works so well. When my lips have cracked and are bleeding, its been the only thing to heal it completely up. i'd also advise against using sudocrem now. Just stick with gentle
  19. seems like a bit of a contradiction there! > you're saying some stay under the skin (forever?) some inflame and eventually resolve themselves, or when they come to a head you can expel the clog... i.e squeeze? basically i left this one alone and the white tip came out or went down during a warm shower. I was tempted to expel the content of this one, but just thought i'd leave it for once so not to cause a scar (indentation) etc. i'm wondering what to do if by the time i have been t
  20. switched to new products? birth control? you need to be a little detective and work out whats changed if at all? stay positive, it will get better, and don't squeeze any of them, they will naturally go away
  21. seems like a bit of a contradiction there! > you're saying some stay under the skin (forever?) some inflame and eventually resolve themselves, or when they come to a head you can expel the clog... i.e squeeze? basically i left this one alone and the white tip came out or went down during a warm shower. I was tempted to expel the content of this one, but just thought i'd leave it for once so not to cause a scar (indentation) etc. i'm wondering what to do if by the time i have been t
  22. Hi Emma, I am from the UK indeed. When is your next appointment? private or NHS? yes i am a firm believer in not irritating the skin, so no scrubs or face cloths. also don't tone - i'd even say don't use supps either, just let accutane do its thing. I cannot stress enough how fragile the skin is on this drug! i mean a plaster took the outer layer of skin off me! Reason being, the liver has to process everything so that means the accutane and supplements, furthermore you don't truly know
  23. Intersting ham, well all i have heard is that people who suffer with acne have too much Oleic acid and not enough Linoliec acid; and using hempseed oil or a good omega 3 6 and 9 is the best thing to do. It improves the quality of the sebum, in terms of is viscosity, where as Oleic acid is what gives the skin its elasticity.
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