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healthnut91

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  1. So I finished my Accutane journey about 2.5 months ago. The result are fantastic however I have quite a bit of scarring from years ago, which occurs mostly on my forehead. I was wondering if anyone has experience with dermarolling or dermastamping prior to waiting 6 months after finishing Accutane? I have seen a decent amount of oil return to my skin and I read somewhere before that that may be a sign your skin is suitable for treatment. Keep in mind, I am not talking about invasive scar tre
  2. I was on B5 for 3 years and did notice increased shedding. Whether it was actually from the B5 or due to stress that the B5 may have been causing it is beyond me... Anyways, I went on Accutane and just finished up 5 months. Since stopping the B5, my hair has only became thicker and stronger even though I have been on Accutane this whole time. For me, Accutane wasn't a problem. Only side effects I noticed were dryness of the lips, eyes, some mild eczema, and an irritated urethra which was rel
  3. healthnut91

    Game Changer

    Game Changer

    After 7 years of struggling with acne I was fed up... Cleaned up my diet early on, added an extensive topical regimen, and took B5 mega-doses for the last 3 years. Despite all this giving me nearly 100% clear skin, I was very fragile. One slip-up with a meal, missed dose, or feeling too stressed out and I would break out... As an added bonus, my skin was constantly oily despite an impeccable regimen. I felt trapped with life because my acne controlled me. Couldn't work out too hard or try
  4. Works but not a long-term solution...

    Doxy does work, however being that it is an antibiotic it is not a viable solution for long-term management of acne. It will likely cause nausea, and it makes you very sensitive to sunlight, so it's important to cover up and wear sunscreen when using this product. Make sure you take probiotics or consume some form of yogurt-type product while on any antibiotic because it will deplete the beneficial flora in your gut, making you more susceptible to malabsorption and fungal infections. I only r
  5. In theory, dermastamps are a safer way of microneedling than dermarolling, especially at longer lengths. Dermapens and other electric dermastamps use this knowledge to enhance their marketing to customers. The problem is however, that if you take a needle and add horizontal motion to it, it is going to create a line - the faster you move it across the skin, the larger the line. This is why I plan to stay clear of the electric dermastamps. It's more work to use a manual dermastamp but it's al
  6. (jump to 2:30) Check out the video above which shows how the dermapen (a professional-type dermastamp used in practice) works in comparison to a dermaroller. I will try and find the other sources I came across as I discovered this implication a while back. It does kind of makes sense though if you think about the mechanics of dermarolling vs dermastamping...
  7. Ideally, you should not use a dermaroller with length greater than 0.5mm, otherwise you start to create horizontal tears in your skin. If you wish to use a length greater than 0.5mm consider using a dermastamp, which guarantees only vertical needling if used correctly.
  8. I am currently on accutane but prior to it I dermarolled and dermastamped scarred areas on my face. I began accutane 3 weeks after my last time dermastamping whch was with a 1.0mm length stamp, do you think 3 weeks was enough time for my skin to heal properly?
  9. I know how you feel. You could try some oil moisturizers, like jojoba oil, to make the skin produce less oil. I recommend hemp seed oil. Accutane is almost like a overdose of vitamin A. It was meant for cancer patients, which is why it is so harsh. Yes, i had a bit dry eyes before. Now I have MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eyes do to too low oil production, or blockage in the oil glands on the eyelids) as a direct result of Accutane. This is as bad as acne. Mine isn't that bad, but it
  10. I know how you feel. You could try some oil moisturizers, like jojoba oil, to make the skin produce less oil. I recommend hemp seed oil. Accutane is almost like a overdose of vitamin A. It was meant for cancer patients, which is why it is so harsh. Yes, i had a bit dry eyes before. Now I have MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eyes do to too low oil production, or blockage in the oil glands on the eyelids) as a direct result of Accutane. This is as bad as acne. Mine isn't that bad, but it
  11. Aczone and I just rechecked and the moisturizer is cetaphil spf 50. Any good moisturizers you recommend? I like Neutrogena Natural's vitamin-enriched moisturizer. Another great one is CeraVe's PM facial moisturizer.
  12. I have really bad acne. At least I have had severe acne (pic is old, not what I'm talking about). Anyway, all I need is AHA+ for my skin. It will make your skin more dry too. I had really oily skin. It started when I was about 14. I cleanse and dry my face, then use AHA+. I do this 3 times a week. Also, I did accutane. I would not recommend it, if it isn't totally necessary (if you're not ~suicidal about your acne). I have used AHA+ before and it helped with the texture of my skin
  13. Works well but be weary of side effects

    I used B5 for 2.5 years solid. I am still using it although I have lowered my dosage. Anything less than 5g/day doesn't do much for me. It works best when split into 4 doses. If you supplement with l-carnitine at the same time it boosts the effects. If you decide to try this make sure you are taking a Vitamin-B complex daily to prevent depletion of other vitamins. Some potential side effects are excessive thirst, hair loss, and increased appetite.
  14. Aczone or Acuzone? I have used Aczone (dapsone) before and I did experience drier skin. IMO, the moisturizers containing sunscreen aren't that great at moisturizing. You would be better off using a moisturizer without SPF, then apply non-comdeogenic sunscreen afterwards.
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