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  1. acgerstenberger

    Here's The Protocol That Healed My Acne Scars

    Hello everyone, I've been following the protocol outlined by the original poster for a few weeks now. While I have made a few changes to fit me personally, I'm derma stamping every Friday, and take my supplements daily. Please see the below stamping schedule, topicals, and supplements: 1.) 500mg Threonine 2.) 500mg Lysine 3.) BioCell Collagen Type 2 4.) BioCell Collagen Type 1 and 3 4.) Whey Protein (Green Goodness shake) 5.) Hair, Skin, and Nails Vitamin 6.) Zinc 7.) Fish Oil
  2. May I just say that I think you have beautiful eyes and hair :) Hope you get clear skin soon :D x

    1. acgerstenberger

      2 year old Sebaceous Cyst(?) on chest and useless doctors ..

      Hey wishfullthinkerr, Wow, your doctor is an a-hole! You should totally be eligible for cyst removal. Have you seen a dermatologist about this issue, or just your doctor? I've had two sebaceous cysts removed from my face over the past few years, and my dermatologist did both procedures. Personally, I wouldn't trust anyone but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon when removing a cyst (however, mine were on my face). I still can't believe that your doctors haven't removed it yet, or referred y
    2. Go to a doctor or dermatologist immediately. I have suffered with sebaceous cysts for years, and mine start out like your husband's did. I've always had mine removed when they are small and not infected. However, my mother had one on the side of her face, never did anything about it, then decided to squeeze the "stuff" out of it one day. She called me the next day and the thing blew up the size of a gold ball. She went to the dermatologist I go to, and she had to go on antibiotics for a wee
    3. acgerstenberger

      Sebacious cysts

      Hey VaLeRie, I've had two sebaceous cysts removed from my FACE! Luckily, I went in before they got too infected (my mom however, waited and it got really infected - the size of a golf ball). Mine would fill up, become red, swollen and sore, would return to my normal skin color and get very hard. At first, I thought these two bumps were really bad pimples, but I finally went in to a dermatologist; she took one look at them and gave me the news. Personally? I don't want anything on me that c
    4. acgerstenberger

      Cyst removed in doctor's office

      Because my mom got one, too, I'm guessing she passed that little sebaceous cyst gene down to me. I would have rather had one on the side of my face than two on the front! Dang her! Nope; no root cause was ever determined. My skin is just fussy - the littlest things tend to piss it off. I've also had a number of moles removed as they were precancerous, some of which have grown back and are closely monitored... It seems that all the skin problems that each of my parents had manifested in m
    5. acgerstenberger

      Cyst removed in doctor's office

      Hello again, Magggpie, I'd take a shot over a lance any day! Hopefully that'll do the trick. My cysts never went away or shrunk into a "dormant" mode... It would either stay the same size and match the surrounding skin color, or would grow bigger and turn red as it expanded. It grew bigger about every 2.5 months - always returning to my natural skin color after its growth, but never shrinking back down or away. I'm guessing the dermatologist believes its acne derived, hence the cortisone
    6. acgerstenberger

      Cyst removed in doctor's office

      Hey Magggpie, I did not have stitches in either site; I was lucky. My dermatologist removed mine; not to say that a cosmetic/plastic surgeon couldn't remove yours. We don't really have any access to cosmetic/plastic surgeons where I live (I have to drive almost two hours to see my dermatologist); if I could have gotten even better results than what I currently have with a cosmetic/plastic surgeon - I might have had them do the procedure instead. I also made sure to follow my recovery instruc
    7. acgerstenberger

      ACNE after Birth Control Pills?

      Hey ladies, Well, I've done fairly well on this "kicking the BC" plan. I did get three pimples on my chin (one of which was bigger), but I don't mind acne on my chin too much. They usually heal fast and don't leave any scarring. I started taking Dong Quai (liquid form - really gross) and I'm going to purchase some vitex chasteberry. Last time I was at the health foods store, they were out. Hopefully they'll have some when I stop by tomorrow. My body is so messed up - I'm not having any pe
    8. acgerstenberger

      Cyst removed in doctor's office

      Hey Magggpie, I've had a couple of cysts removed from my face, but they weren't caused from acne; I had sebaceous cysts. I had these removed off my left cheek a few years ago now. I have a little bit of indented scarring from where these cysts were removed, but I waited a long time (too long) before having them removed. I thought they were pimples deep under the skin, and just left them alone, all the while they got bigger and bigger - harder, too. I've never had anyone notice the two areas
    9. acgerstenberger

      Scarring on the side of my face that affects my smile.

      Hey everyone, I had two sebaceous cysts removed off my left cheek, and it has also left a small (but long) indent-dimple looking thing. I really didn't start noticing it until about 6 or 7 months ago; apparently it has become more apparent as it is in the EXACT same place as my "natural" smile line. The more I smile, the more pronounced it gets. Obviously, I'm not going to quit smiling, and I don't suggest you stop smiling either! The "scar" you're referencing does follow the natural smile
    10. If you want the CURE for acne which this website refuses to show, email acnedied@gmail.com

      The reason why it cannot be shown on this site is because they KEEP removing IT !! :@ Acne is caused by the lymphatic system, liver impairment, parasites, poor blood, damaged intestinal flora and drugs/alcohols, etc. Spread the word!

      1. acgerstenberger

        ACNE after Birth Control Pills?

        Hey lindsayb1, I was put on birth control when I was 14 years old due to horrendous periods, rupturing ovarian cysts and many other dramatic and life-altering affects directly associated with my monthly cycle. I've tried the pill, the patch, and had the most success with Nuvaring. I'm 24 now, and have never been sexually active. I had my tonsils taken out back in August 2010, had to take antibiotics, and that severely screwed up my, uh, "downstairs." Heavy discharge (my crotch felt velcroed
      2. acgerstenberger

        Adult Acne & Your Career?

        Hey everyone, I'm 24 years old, and I've taught college English, ESL, served as the Activities Director for the University I was attending, and spoke at numerous research conferences my last year in college. I don't think my acne ever held me back or marked me with any stigma. As someone else here wisely posted, you can either be the victim or the role model. If you choose to be the role model, you instantly get, well, some sort of "swagger" in whatever you do. I currently now work in resea
      3. acgerstenberger

        My acne ..PICTURES INCLUDED

        Hey ShamBam, I am so thrilled that your acne is healing! I am one of those lame people who had mild-to-moderate acne that acted all traumatized - sorry - but through this site I have found so many people who have really suffered, and conquered. You should be proud of your progress. I'm pleased to see you aren't allowing other people to chide you into talking Accutane; only you can make that decision for yourself. I took a Chinese herbal supplement called Acneace for about four months, and
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