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About zxcv

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  1. If you are debating taking this drug, please read my long, unbiased story. I just wanted to share my experience (as a woman with acne) because I remember freaking out before I started to take accutane. You read all the horror stories, but there are positive outcomes as well. In insight, I wish I took it sooner. As long as I can remember I've had bad skin. Never totally cystic, and only around my cheek/jaw line...but as a female, I wanted decent skin. Looking back, I was blessed with an att
  2. most people seem to say the side effects are skin thinning, but from consistent use. i used it roughly a total of 3 times, am and pm for a week each each over the course of maybe 2 months. i haven't come across anyone saying they got greasy from it. i'm guessing the poor looking texture is from the skin thinning, but its only visible on my forehead. i guess the skin is thinner there than the cheeks. all i know is i curse the day i used those 2 creams because my skin was looking totally clea
  3. since late sept/early october 2010. lol i used it every other night and then bumped up to every night since maybe january? and i'm using the full strength .1% cream version. i suspect this is a combo of the heavy creams clogging me up with the over use of a steroid cream. my derm won't admit it either that the use of a steroid cream could have harmed me. i'd kill for a low dose accutane to kill the grease.
  4. i used to post on here regularly but went away because i kind of forgot about my scarring and i didn't have active acne thanks to accutane and later using tazorac cream. i return back because i have run into trouble. i'm not sure if this best falls into the scar category but i'll give it a shot. maybe a mod can re assign if needed. last summer at the end of july i developed a yeast/fungal infection on my face from the heat and humidity. i went to a derm that told me to use desonide cream (a
  5. wheres the article about men finding women with scarring attractive? ah yes, it doesnt exist.
  6. sounds like an interesting treatment although i'm sure few derms will do this since they all still need to pay off their bs laser machines.
  7. as evident from this message board it would be fair to say that lasers and peels often deliver little to no results.
  8. the point is simple - if you arent scarring from your acne you shouldnt take accutane, even if your derm tells you to take it. i never scarred from my acne until i took accutane. i would rather have persistent mild acne than the crag face that accutane turned me into. lmao, if we are talking about discoloration then sure. but the dented scarring i received on accutane only became apparent once the redness started to fade. accutane scars, PERIOD. Exactly the same here. While I was on
  9. lmao, if we are talking about discoloration then sure. but the dented scarring i received on accutane only became apparent once the redness started to fade. accutane scars, PERIOD.
  10. scoobie - where do you order your dermarollers from? please PM me if this site doesn't allow links to products or anything. i'm also curious as to how you sanitize both the roller and your face before doing a roll? 40% improvement sounds great.. congrats! im debating whether or not to do a total fx or try dermarolling.. i just dont want to end up worse than where i'm at now
  11. Scoobi, I'm scared of doing a roll on myself and have been trying to find a derm that will do one for me... How aggressive are you when you roll? Do you use a numbing cream? What kind of results are you getting? What kind of scarring do you have?
  12. zxcv

    TCA cross

    I've read really mixed things on that doctor...
  13. We all know that acne scarring falls into the following categories: icepick, rolling, boxcar and raised/hypertrophic. Some of us have only one of those, some of us have multiple types of scarring. I personally think that rolling might be the hardest to treat but that can be argued, anyway... My question is directed towards those of you who have had treatments done to your scars - which type of treatment worked best for YOUR type of scarring? I think a lot of Drs/surgeons are treating acne sc