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  1. I've finely realized why my acne is concentrated on my temples, cheeks and forehead--the upper part of my bare arms sometimes rest on these parts of my face when I sleep--I was totally unaware I did that (until I was half asleep and realized it), and can't stop myself. My upper arms are near the epicenters of bacteria--the armpits. From my upper arms bacteria is transferred while I sleep onto my face and havoc ensues. So try wearing a long sleeve shirt (flannel pjs are comfy) or whatever for a
  2. Just wanted to say I didn't think that I touched my face either, but then realized while half asleep one day that's exactly what I was doing--laying my arm along the side of my face. I had been so unaware of it, and unaware of how effectively bad this skin to skin bacteria transfer is. So long sleeves acts as a BARRIER between bare arms and face. Fabric contact (even with somewhat unclean fabric) is not much of a problem because the acne causing bacteria can't survive long on dry fabric.
  3. I've finely realized why I have acne on and off around my temples, forehead and cheeks--the upper and lower parts my bare arms sometimes rest on my face when I sleep, even though I thought my face was never touched! My arms are near the epicenters of bacteria--the armpits. From my arms bacteria is transferred while I sleep onto my face and havoc ensues. So try wearing a long sleeve shirt or whatever for a month while sleeping. It will act as a barrier between your arms and face to stop the
  4. Ela, I'm impressed that you're doctor was able to diagnose AMVC without mistaking it as a result of something else like acne. I read you didn't have acne, which probably made it easier to diagnose. As for myself, I started getting mild acne at 24 (by the way how old are you?) before I noticed scars appearing for no apparent reason. My dermatologist didn't believe that the scars appeared spontaneously, attributing them to my mild acne. But when I google searched spontaneous facial scars, AMV
  5. I want to stress that even though this condition (AMVC) is under reported, it's still very rare. Almost everybody has some kind of scar(s) on their face, and often do not know what they're from. But what typifies AMVC is the continual appearance of new unexplainable depression scars over a peroid of months to years. What results are concentrated areas of the face that become riddled with "pot holes" of various shapes and sizes. The pot holes continue to deepen up to a certain depth, past whi
  6. Although smaller pore like scars may also result from Atrophia Maculosa Varioliformis Cutis (crappy name), it usually causes larger spontaneously forming scars as well. I've attached two pictures directly from AMVC case reports, which show the many larger depressions that typically result. One case study also hypothesized that the condition is highly under reported, partly because it's so unbelievable, partly because it's so difficult to distinquish from acne scarring, and partly because nothi
  7. I read somehwere that scars can change their depth depending on our present physical condition (perhaps on our skin water content?) that can be affected by stress, sleep, etc, as well as by skin swelling. Skin texture (oily or non-oily) I've noticed also affects scar appearance, I guess because when the skin is more shiny (oily) the light specularly reflects to better reveal skin imperfections.
  8. I got pretty bad second degree burns on my face from a barbique accident, but instead of the typical vasaline treatment, my friend told me about this new stuff called "Burn Stuff." I got some at Walgreens and it looked very interesting. I called the company and one of the inventors soon called by back and reassured me that it's a new breakthrough over the old burn treatment convention. They suposedly discovered a new molecule that allows normally non-water soluable nutrients to penetrate the
  9. I got pretty bad second degree burns on my face from a barbique accident, but instead of the typical vasaline treatment, my friend told me about this new stuff called "Burn Stuff." I got some at Walgreens and it looked very interesting. I called the company and one of the inventors soon called by back and reassured me that it's a new breakthrough over the old burn treatment convention. They suposedly discovered a new molecule that allows normally non-water soluable nutrients to penetrate the
  10. Well, maybe this condition ain't quite as rare as the literature says (especially if the scars are easily misdiagnosed as acne scars) It's just so funny how unexplainable these shallow spontaneously forming scars are. The Aldera didn't do anything, but if I find anything that helps, I'll be sure to post it.
  11. Hey, I wanted to be sure you noticed the discussions about overwashing your face. Acne begins with clogging of the hair follicle, and skin irritation can have just as much to do with abnormal clogging as anything else. Use a good cleanser, like Cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin. Just apply a few squirts on your hand, and only rub on your wet face for a few moments, and rinse thoroughly. I've found Differin can also cause irritation if not used properly--remember, apply it just once a
  12. I was wondering if anybody else has noticed pitted scars just suddenly appearing, especially on the cheeks, with no apparent cause (no inflammation or anything from a pimple). A google search on "spontaneous scarring" brings up Atrophia Maculosa Varioliformis Cutis (AMVC), supposedly a very rare condition in which this happens. I've noticed in my case, as well as others in medical case reports, that noninflammatory comedones seem to be associated with AMVC, but do NOT directly cause the scarring
  13. I was wondering if anybody else has noticed pitted scars just suddenly appearing, especially on the cheeks, with no apparent cause (no inflammation or anything from a pimple). A google search on "spontaneous scarring" brings up Atrophia Maculosa Varioliformis Cutis (AMVC), supposedly a very rare condition in which this happens. I've noticed in my case, as well as others in medical case reports, that noninflammatory comedones seem to be associated with AMVC, but do NOT directly cause the scarring
  14. I was wondering if anybody else has noticed pitted scars just suddenly appearing, especially on the cheeks, with no apparent cause (no inflammation or anything from a pimple). A google search on "spontaneous scarring" brings up Atrophia Maculosa Varioliformis Cutis (AMVC), supposedly a very rare condition in which this happens. I've noticed in my case, as well as others in medical case reports, that noninflammatory comedones seem to be associated with AMVC, but do NOT directly cause the scarring
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