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  1. Well, yeah, I know she wouldn't write out the prescription and hand it to me. And if she were to suggest something else that would clear me up before I move away, I would happily take that over accutane. It's just that I've listened to all of her suggestions and taken all of her topicals, pills, and whatever else, and never has it really successfully cleared me up. Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.
  2. I was on minocycline starting December of 2004, after seeing my derm for mild/moderate acne. It worked fairly well on my acne; I didn't get the large, painful cysts/nodules on my cheekbones like I had been for so long, but I still continued to get an occasional breakout, especially around my period (sorry if that's TMI.) I just made the decision about a week and a half ago to take myself off of it for health reasons. ...Wow, did I break out. I knew that this would happen so I'm not totally a
  3. Thanks everyone who responded. I'm not overweight, or so I hope (6', about 150 pounds), but I believe my enormous growth spurt totally threw my skin out of whack. Thanks animegirle, I'll definitely check out those links.
  4. This isn't acne related, but it's related to scars so I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm 21 year old.... and I have stretchmarks like a 40 year old woman would. I am 6 feet tall, and between the ages of 14-17 (when I was hardly over 120 pounds) I grew very very rapidly, gained about 30 pounds, and as a result I have stretch marks all over my butt and the sides of my thighs. They never really bothered me up until the last 2 or 3 years when I realized that girls my age really don't have stretch
  5. I'm like the initial poster. I'm 20 years old, and my only friends are my cousins and an aunt that I'm super close to. I have no friends outside of the classroom, and while sometimes that bothers me, generally I'm okay with it. I really, really like being alone, which most people find strange. I don't even think it's the acne - mine is very mild - though that definitely plays a part into it all; I just don't find I relate very well to the majority of my peers. I suppose one day I'll have to
  6. I'm a chick, and I'm 6' tall. I used to always lament about how tall men almost aallllways go for shorter chicks; however, over time, I've gotten fairly used to the fact that guys find taller women slightly emasculating, especially if the girl is taller than the guy. It's just one of those things. I can't bitch about it, because then I would sort of be a hypocrite: I don't particularly find short guys (short as in 5'10" or shorter) attractive, because when I'm towering over them I start to f
  7. Retin-a made my face red and flaky. Differin totally doesn't do that, and I believe it's helped me clear up considerably. I recommend it, although as said above, everyone is different. It may have a different effect on you than it did me.
  8. I just want to say that the peels you can buy from ebay, or a website, are not as strong as the peels you can get done professionally. I learned that after getting a peel done at my derm's this saturday. I used to do 20-30% glyc. and lact. acid peels on my face (I purchased them from websites), and I hardly EVER peeled. I got a 20% salicylic acid peel at my derm's on saturday, and my face is peeling like MAD. As for getting rid of the red marks... the above poster is sort of right. My skin
  9. do you mean hypertrophic scar?? It looks like a bigger then normal sized pimple that just never goes down to the surface of the skin. It just keeps crusting up and never goes down to the surface. I can feel it with my fingers basically. Obviously red marks you can't but this I can. This is what pisses me off. The fact that the derm just says that these will go away with time..."just keep doin what your doin" Well I know it's been over 4 months easily (more like 6) that they've been there
  10. It's been 3 days since the peel/microdermabrasion appointment, and I am peeling like mad! I had no idea that my face would be falling off, but at least I know that the peel has done its job. My skin is all crinkly looking, and in certain areas (around my mouth, upper lip and nose), I'm peeling pretty intensely. It's just a matter of time with my forehead and cheeks. It's slightly uncomfortable, since my skin is really tight feeling and when I yawn or smile I feel like my face is going to spl
  11. No, please don't prematurely peel the skin off whereas if you do, you could cause more damage than good. I know it's tempting to want to pick it off, but please try to let it fall off on it's own. You don't want to scar yourself more. ←
  12. I just want to know -- I had a 20% sal. acid peel 2 days ago, and since then my skin has been tight as a drum and peeling. That's normal, I know. But... is it okay to physically remove the dead skin from my face? I'd prefer not to run around class with skin hanging off my face, but it seems like the skin underneath is very red, and tender. I'd hate to be hurting myself unintentionally, but as I said before... I'd rather not look like I'm molting. Even though I kind of already do, despite my
  13. John, no offense but you are TOTALLY freaking out about this thing. As I posted before (in another one of your plethora of posts), the redness WILL go away. I have chemically burned my face (around my mouth, more specifically), about 3 times, and every time, no matter how big or red or crusty or painful the burn was, it went away. Just stop fussing over it. You made a booboo, the booboo will eventually go away. Apply polysporin if you really want to, but in the end, it probably won't make a
  14. Well, it wasn't really harsh at all, save for the peel. I tell ya, I've been buying 20% salicylic acid peels online, and they are NOTHING compared to the 20% sal. acid peel I had at my derm's today. This one stung like a mother, but eventually it calmed down and felt fine. Then she did the microdermabrasion, which was a lot less uncomfortable than the peel. Now my face is reddish, and feels tight, but she said that's what it's going to feel like after the peel. Of course, I don't see any re