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Everything posted by Veneficus

  1. In no order.... Differin Plexion TS(sulfur sulfactemide) Micocycline( two months, then stopped cold turkey) (the first 3 were take together, I only use differin now) Vitamins And most importantly... Time
  2. Well, I never said they healed 100%. But my complexion overall is much better. I usually take calcium, zinc, A, E, and fish oil. Honestly, I think time did the work.
  3. Not to have Smoothbeam. A few months ago I said I'd look into around Xmas, and I did. In those months my complexion has healed sufficiently enough not to require surgery. I just dont think its worth the money, the little scarring I have isnt important, and the evil red makrs are laregely gone. I dont know...I think alot of acne and such is psychological. I didnt do anything but help my skin with vitamins, preventing new acne etc., but it FEELS like I had cosmetic surgery. Cliche as it sounds, it
  4. The vbeam looks a bit too strong for what I have. I think the smoothbeam may be better, but since almost all surgeons have free consultations, may as well check them both out, thanks. Probably do it after Christmas.
  5. Thank you for the quick rpely, thats good news, but does it to anything to redmarks at all? Still have some laying around. ](*,)
  6. I never understood why helathy skin from say, the back cant be removed and put somewhere else. Its yours and it is fresh after all. Must be easier than reattaching limbs.
  7. Before I waste my time consulting with a surgeon(only board certified would be allowed to touch the perfection that is my handsomeness ), would any of you smoothbeam-wise people know if its good for shallow rolling scars on the temples and even shallower rolling scars on the cheeks? I dont have icepick or box scars. What about red marks? I have a good idea from reading the existing smoothbeam threads of what the procedure is and what it entails, but didnt notice any mention of rolling sc
  8. Mino worked for me, however, I remember while I was on it, my redmakrs stopped healing. The healing resumed when I stopped taking it.
  9. Alpha Hydrox, Oil-Free Formula 10% GA I assume this is the one? http://www.interactile.com/cgi-bin/s/s1_ju...26catid%3D21507 I'd prefer to buy it from a local store, but neither CVS or Walgreens seems to carry it. Where else can I find it? Thanks.
  10. Bear with me here folks..... 1)What does glycolic acid(GA) do? 2)Does it matter if it is an alpha-hydroxy-acid? 3) How does it differ from lactic acid? 4) Is the higher the % of strength best? 5) Can anyone recommend any decently priced, safe, non-comedogenic ones? 6) Websites I see describe some as "pads", yet it's in a bottle. What gives? THANKS!
  11. I see conflicting reports....is it only authorized for the back? Dont have any problems on my back! I'm kind of considering this, but the red marks on my face always go away on their own after a few months, and I have such insignificant scarring it's not important to me. I suppose I'd need only one or two sessions, since my face isnt that bad looking, but is it worth 400-600 dollars? Cursed insurance would never cover it. The red marks arent exactly impairing my sex life, but it would be kind of
  12. Hello, A pimple is an 8-12 week process in the making. Since youveonly been on meds for 9 weeks, it's very possible they are just old ones finally showing themselves. I still get 1-3 pimples a month, but they dont last long, just one more blemish for my redmark collection Just stick to your meds like normal.
  13. 4 months to 6 months for me. The marks from cysts take 6 months, smaller stuff takes about 4 months.
  14. Voted other.... Time is the only proven way to get rid of them. If you are using topical creams to prevent future breakouts, vinegar burns like freakin hell.
  15. I have dry skin and recurring moderate acne. I suppose people with oily skin are more prone, but we dry folks get it too.
  16. Is finally starting to work. Most people say it takes about two months, which is right. Just wanted to let people know it does take time. And yes, you will break out. I am also using 100mg minocycline/dynacin capsules and using plexion TS in the morning. My acne was borderline mild/moderate, and now I have two regular zits and one cyst which is fading. Oh, and a shitload of red marks, but the midday application of neutrogena multi-vitamin is helping those along nicely. IF things continue, I sho
  17. I only use differin by itself at night. Plexion is some kind of sulphur, kills zits like crazy, I apply that in the morning.
  18. I have been on differin for two weeks now...but I also use plexion TS at night and take minocycline twice a day. The differin is OK, it goes on easy, absorbs fast, and has no odor, it's much more conveniant and effective than retin-A. My skin is peeling like crazy though. I have also gotten the new pimples the information with the drugs warned about(hidden pimples coming out) I will continue treatment, overall, the "groups" of zits have broken up, thankfully, so the occasional new zit is
  19. My God this Minocycline stuff is potent. Apparently it is very expensive, but I have insurance, so I do not care. I take this twice daily, 100mg The Plexion TS is harsh and smells bad due to it being sulfur, but you can feel this stuff. Applied once in the morning. The differin seems the most mild of the bunch. I am not sure it is doing anything. Applied at bedtime. It absorbs into the skin nicely, which I like. Overall, the three are doing something right, a patch of stubborn acne is s
  20. 50 views and no opinions? Come on now people! ](*,)
  21. Plexion TS, applied in the morning Differin Gel, applied at night Dynacin tabs, 100mg twice a day Anyone can help me with opinions and experience? Thanks
  22. We have some very educated people here! I must point out however, lactose is easily digested by most Caucasians, since genetically we are adapted for dairy food, having eaten them the longest. Most Africans and some Asians tend to be lactose intolerant. As for diet, there are indications transfatty acids may play a role, but the key word with these studies are the "mays", "possible links", or "might causes". As for milk, I just don't like the idea of drinking cow juice, so I drink soy
  23. I work in a library, today was slow so I pored through all of our medical books looking for acne related info. I'm going to post the names of vitamins, minerals, and miscellanious that came up. I am not going to post information about them, such as why I am posting them or what dosages- you can enter the items name in google to find out more. It'd be too much to type, sorry. Got a final tomorrow. Acidophilus(capsules or liquid) Vitamin A Vitamin B6 Vitamin B complex Vitamin E C
  24. 32) You are reading this in a supermax prison because you tore off the face of someone with really clear skin and decided to wear it about town. :D/
  25. It doesn't look as red in some places as it did earlier. It does not work quickly, so be patient.