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About Marie528

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  1. Wow, thanks for posting this. I was feeling down about my scars (as always) and this helped a little. It’s so rare that you see women in the public eye with moderate acne scarring. I feel like it is more acceptable for men to have scars and be considered attractive than it is for women. Comments that acne scarring makes men seem more “rugged”, etc. I can’t think of one actress who has become famous despite having moderate acne scarring. I see a few with very minor scarring but that’s it. A
  2. Here is a photo of my bumps as promised. The large one in the middle really bothers me, I wonder if that would be helped by a steroid injection or silicone. On the bottom left you can also see the divot in my chin that’s popped up in the past month. Maybe filler for that idk. My skin a mess and can’t do anything until I’m done with Accutane.
  3. Sorry for the late reply, I just saw this. Unfortunately, 5 months of Accutane has not improved the bumps at all. If anything I have more at the corners of my mouth but I think those are different than the ones in the middle of the chin. They can come and go unlike the others. Possibly caused by toothpastes but not sure so trying out more natural brands. I will say that I have been on lower doses of Accutane. I weigh 52kg and you are supposed to take 1mg per kg of weight. I started on 10mg
  4. 38 year old woman here with the acne of a teenager so yeah...it sucks. I had perfect skin until my late 20’s though. A lot of people do grow out of it. I, however, finally had to go on Accutane.
  5. Well she looked at them with some sort of magnifier and said she wasn’t sure what they were but that shecould shave them which would possibly leave a scar. She also prescribed me low dose Accutane. I have read that Accutane can help these bumps if they are indeed sebaceous hyperplasia. But it has a chance of coming back when you stop.
  6. I have the same bumps on my chin and the only thing I can come up with is it’s sebaceous hyperplasia. I HATE them worse than my indented acne scars and want to do anything it takes to remove them. I have an appt with a derm surgeon Friday so we’ll see what she says about them.
  7. I have the same bumps on my chin and am pretty sure it’s sebaceous hyperplasia. Not too many derms seem very knowledgeable about the condition and there’s not much I’ve read about that can get rid of them permanently. Low dose acccutane and cauterization only seem to help for a little bit and they come back. Sucks.
  8. I'm looking forward to reading about your journey. I am also 37 and similar to didn't start getting acne until my late 20s. I've tried every topical available as well as Spiro so my derm says the only thing left is Accutane. I'm still debating whether or not to try it so it will be interesting to see how you fare since we are in similar boats. Good luck!
  9. I have these mysterious chin bumps too, going on 3 years now. I've tried everything to get rid of them and if anything all the exfoliation makes them worse. Here's some info: --Female, 37 years old, 118lbs, 5'2" --Had perfect skin until my late 20s and it's been downhill ever since. --Also have hair thinning and hirsuitism (I've always been hairy so not sure if it's genetics) but the one hormone test I had came out within the normal range and I've had an ultrasound that showed only one si
  10. I just bought some saline rinse at CVS (first aid section) and used that. U probably had an infection. I'm not sure what you mean by "had an infection." I used a brand new needle head.
  11. I just used my Derminator for the first time on my cheeks and a week later I broke out in this area when it had been clear for several months. So now I will have new scars to contend with. All I used for gliding purposes was saline solution and didn't use any products until hours later, and I just used Retin-A. Is this normal?
  12. Finally I see someone with similar hypertrophic to mine. Mine wasn't caused by tretinoin or clindamycin (although I do use both now.) The ones on my chin just sort of popped up overnight and the rest came up after pimples healed, etc. Since you didn't get a lot of feedback here I'd recommend posting your pics on the subreddit r/skincare addiction. I'd be very interested to hear what they think it is since I haven't been able to find any answers myself either.
  13. Dr. Markus Ramsey at Baylor Dermatology in Houston does Fraxel. I had a consultation with him and he does:Candela SmoothbeamFraxel Re:store Candela V-beamLumenis Ultrapulse EncoreConsultation is 75 bucks. Hope this helps!
  14. Yeah, I think it's impossible to be on the regimen and NOT have dry skin lol. However, mine is nowhere near as bad as others I've seen here. I will sometimes get dry patches but nothing too bad, and I rarely get flaky. I've been using AHA for over a year now and I do think it has definitely helped the hyperpigmentation marks as well as dryness, but unfortunately I still break out. I started supplementing with Vit. D a week ago and haven't had a new pimple since so *fingers crossed*. Also, I'