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  1. Hi WishClean, I have read a lot of your posts and you seem really knowledgeable about this stuff. I took Indole-3-Carbinol, as perscripned by a doctor, for 3 months and it was great, I hardly had any spots and they were usually just small ones around that time of the month. I have been off them for about a month because I haven't been able to get the same brand, and in the past week or so I have been getting some spots so I really want to get back on some supplements. I am really intere
  2. Hi Rob, Were the results from the peel permanent?
  3. It means the scar is likely not tethered. If it's completely smooth, then you are likely dealing with tissue loss. This might be a daft question, but what do you mean by 'tissue loss'? Is it like loss of collagen? So you would treat it with things like needling etc to encourage collagen production? I have shallow scarring on my cheeks, like rolling scarring but they're small, and when I stretch my skin they completely disappear (except the redness) and my scarring is still new so this may cha
  4. Hi DC-girl, You said you got rid of new scars with TCA, is that correct? Like they completely disappeared? How old were they? And how many times did you have to use TCA on them? I have heard that new scars are easier to treat because they haven't 'matured'. I believe most of my scars are less than 4 months old, like they're still red, and they all flatten out when I stretch my skin. I am really torn about taking action now or waiting to see what will happen to them over the next few mon
  5. Yeah I have read a lot about needling and those who do it home usually have been doing it a year or so to see the results. Its a slow process but I am not keen on lasers so it'll be needling and maybe some chemical peels when I am ready to work on my scarring. Thanks for the link. I'm going to have a chat about DIM with my doctor. Thank you very much! :) I am hoping that this is what works for me too. All the best
  6. Hi DC-girl, Would you say a Paleo type diet would be anti-inflammatory and good for healing? I already keep away from gluten and most sugar and dairy but I have been thinking about ditching all grains and dairy and only getting sugar from a few pieces of fruit.
  7. I was grateful for finding you also! I know what you mean about the pictures thing. I uploaded some but blacked out everything else but my cheeks so I could show my acne. I wish I had started taking DIM when I first heard about it 6 months ago! I could be clear by now! I have found a doctor that mentioned something that detoxes estrogens, so she was probably talking about DIM. I'll definitely ask more about what she thinks when I see her next. I would like that link too :) Scarring is so shi
  8. Hi, I also have an over-active thyroid. I was diagnosed 4 years ago. I had pretty good skin all through school. Just a small spot or two every-now-and-then. I have been on the thyroid drugs twice. I am not currently taking them though. I have been breaking out for a year now. Wasn't too bad when it started, just a normal period breakout but it slowly progressed. I have wondered myself whether it was being my thyroid was shot. I asked my thyroid specialist doctor it is could be causing me
  9. Well my doc said I would only be on it a month or 2 until I cleared, not like many Accutane patients who usually take it for 6+ months. I was getting a lot of information all at once so its hard to remember what she said exactly, but I believe she said it doesn't have the same side-effects as Accutane because it is not synthetic, its the natural vitamin a. I am sill very wary and I do not think I'll go ahead with it. Because Vitamin A is not water-soluble, your body doesn't get rid of the ex
  10. So I know inflammation from acne can cause scarring. Can PIH cause scarring? How can you tell the difference between inflammation and PIH? I know this might seem weird but I am wondering whether the red marks that I have (acne has cleared but its still red) could scar. Does anyone know much about inflammation and what type causing dented scarring?
  11. Well my doc said I would only be on it a month or 2 until I cleared, not like many Accutane patients who usually take it for 6+ months. I was getting a lot of information all at once so its hard to remember what she said exactly, but I believe she said it doesn't have the same side-effects as Accutane because it is not synthetic, its the natural vitamin a. I am sill very wary and I do not think I'll go ahead with it. Because Vitamin A is not water-soluble, your body doesn't get rid of the e
  12. If scars aren't tethered down is it sort of the same as treating wrinkles? After all, they're both caused by loss of collagen, right? So if a product says it helps deep wrinkles by promoting collagen production, would that mean it could be effective for scars? (obviously providing the products actually does what it advertises)
  13. Does anyone have experience with mass doses of Vitamin A? I have been prescribed 50,000 IU per day by my doctor. She said it is different from Roaccutane because it is not synthetic but I have a feeling its basically the same thing otherwise. My skin isn't really bad anymore and I am worried that this would just have too many risks. I am very apprehensive, and I am pretty sure I will not go through with it and go down a different path, bt I would like to know what people think.
  14. Why is it that some people get results with dermarolling and some don't? Some people swear by it and others say it did nothing or even made their skin worse! I've been reading up on it and there are so many conflicting methods and products to use so its hard to know what is the official correct way to go about it. Are there any definite situations that would see the dermaroller be INEFFECTIVE? And is there anything you MUST do to see results?
  15. I don't think it is ever a good idea to strive for "perfection". There will always be something about yourself that bothers you. That's just life. That being said, I don't intend to accept something that can be improved. And from what I had read, treating acne scars is a journey that will probably take years, and a few different treatments. I think it is more important to be consistent and determined while not letting it stop you from living your life. That's often the hardest part.
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