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Everything posted by Ðœyth

  1. Lim seems like a good guy, he replies to e-mails and offers advice, uploads videos, etc. although he is a bit expensive which I think is kind of immoral. Personally, I don't think doctors should be getting rich off of other peoples health problems. I understand their jobs are difficult but your health is kind of a necessity and I don't think scarring is any different in that, for some people fixing it is a necessity. That being said, he isn't the only one that's expensive and exclusively for t
  2. Congratulations on your improvement and thanks for sharing hope for others.
  3. It will most likely heal, is your skin prone to scarring? Keep it moist with something like Polysporin.
  4. You mentioned a thick layer of some kind of external substance on your face, is it like a layer of skin/sebum? Does the redness itch or burn? Could it be seborrheic dermatitis, maybe? Or some other kind of fungal infection? Have you tried ketoconazole or hydrocortisone cream? Keep us posted, hope you get some improvement.
  5. Find a reputable doctor online, look for good reviews and make some phone calls, ask about subcision. It isn't extremely expensive and will give you the best results. You may have to do a couple rounds of this but it will help. Afterwards, like BA said you can persue other treatments like peels to smoothen things out but subcision will cut the tethers and something like hyaluronic acid will keep it from re-tethering. If they start suggesting lasers instead find a different doctor.
  6. You guys are lucky your insurance covers scar treatments, in the U.S. it isn't because it's considered "cosmetic", I'm sure it would be different if our government officials were underpaid and dealing with these kinds of problems themselves.
  7. Hey Scarsarejustmemories, Scars such as the one circled in blue in this pic are best treated with TCA cross. Some of the smaller ones on your cheek can be treated with this as well. Good luck with your treatment, hope you see some good improvements. Keep us posted on how it works out for you.
  8. I think subcision would help you too, search for "subcision" here using the search function and you can see other peoples types of scars and their improvement and it might help you decide if it's something you want to proceed with. I don't know if it will be enough improvement for you but if not you can have multiple treatments done and/or a combination approach of different treatments. The results are permanent with some initial swelling afterwards.
  9. Malia is right, scars look different in the morning compared to at night. Water intake has an effect too. Take a hand mirror while standing in front of the mirror in your bathroom and hold it underneath your cheek, use the mirror in front of you to look to get a better look from different angles at your scarring. This will give you a better idea of what types of scars you have and the severity.
  10. I'm not a doctor, just another person with skin problems. The reason you should use the contractubex at night would be because most acidic products are going to leave your skin sensitive to the sun which is why they suggested a sunscreen as well. Maderma is a bit different, as far as I know it might help soften the appearance of line or surgical scars but I don't think it will help much with atrophic (indented) scarring. Depending on your skin type I would use a dedicated sunscreen.
  11. I had to look this stuff up to see what it was, apparently the main ingredient that might help with scarring is glyoxylic acid. I would apply the cream sparingly at night and use your sunscreen during the day. Make sure you pick a sunscreen that has zinc oxide which is a physical sunblock such as Elta MD: https://www.amazon.com/EltaMD-Clear-Broad-Spectrum-SPF-1-7/dp/B002MSN3QQ/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1505009975&sr=1-1&keywords=elta+md
  12. My skin would always get irritated with razor burn and ingrown hairs when I shaved with a razor, a couple of years ago I switched to using clippers with a "0" attachment and I don't think I will ever go back to razors again. For high quality clippers, look into Andis Masters and the purple magnetic guards by them. Fantastic. You don't want some cheap clippers snagging and pulling your facial hair. https://www.amazon.com/Andis-15-Watt-Adjustable-Clipper-01557/dp/B000BBGS36/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF
  13. Has anyone tried hydroquinone or cortisone cream for brown/pigmented burn marks? I have one from a bad ACV burn that I'll soon be treating. Great progress by the way Aesthetic Beast. It looks great.
  14. Congratulations on your progress! Threads like this are imperative so people know there are options out there and don't lose hope.
  15. This is PIE: Post Inflammatory Erythema. It is not permanent and will fade with time, it can take a while however depending on your skin type.
  16. Ðœyth


    Hello, You're not alone, acne is very frustrating and takes an emotional toll but you can get clear skin and keep it that way with the right changes. Have you tried cutting out dairy? I have clear skin now but it took me years to realize that milk was exacerbating my problem. For other people cutting out gluten, wheat, soy, excessive sugar intake etc. have a significant impact. Make sure you're drinking enough water as well. I would try a process of elimination, starting with milk an
  17. Hello, The nose bumps: Subaceous hyperplasia, maybe? If you've picked at the area in the past it could also be scar tissue. Honestly - It doesn't look too bad. From a normal taking distance it probably doesn't stand out much. The holes: I'm assuming these are from blackheads. They would respond well to TCA cross. You need to see an experienced doctor for this. You're a teenager - You should have a sit down with your parents and discuss this with them, tell them that it's effecting your
  18. Hey Rudy, It's LostHope: I wasn't able to log into this profile for a while and just regained access to it. For some reason it wasn't letting me reply yesterday. That is exactly what is going on with me! You need to stop picking at it so it doesn't irritate your skin, you will end up with broken capillaries that way. I'm happy to report that I've found a solution that works, most of the dead skin between my eyebrows has sloughed off, I'm not out of the woods yet though as it's still h
  19. Honestly I don't know if it would hurt (probably not) but I would wait to do anything to your skin until you're off the Accutane for a while, it does effect the way your skin responds to certain things so just to be on the safe side I would wait. I've personally never taken Accutane, I did use Retin-A for a while and made a real mess of my skin so I'm naturally a bit apprehensive.
  20. Hello, I think subcision would help you, they may add a dissolvable hyaluronic acid filler to keep them from re-tethering. For hypertrophic scars: You could try silicone sheets, you can order these online. For ice pick scarring: TCA cross. I don't think laser would be a worthwhile investment, they're pretty expensive and usually used as a final touch up to blend everything out. I'm sure BeautifulAmbition will chime in as well, he's the local expert here. With the right doctor you can
  21. Hello, It looks like most of what you are seeing are enlarged pores and would probably respond well to TCA cross. You can also try needling the wider scars. Both of these treatments can be done at home and are relatively affordable, the former you may want to see a professional for and make sure you do a lot of research beforehand - BA has a great writeup on that.
  22. Davin Lim is excellent, he uses a syringe method as opposed to the toothpick method to apply the TCA to the bed of the pore. He is in Australia though, depending on your location/financial situation it may not be feasible. If you aren't in a rural location you should be able to find a good doctor, Beautiful Ambition has a good list. A peel could be helpful, if you do decide to do this start with a low percentage and gradually work your way up.
  23. Your skin looks good, from what I can see you might have a couple of enlarged pores and some pigmentation from past acne which should fade on its own, it can linger around for a while. IPL and VBeam are better options for discoloration. You can get a derminator (http://derminator.com) and needle yourself, this would pay for itself after 1-2 treatments assuming you are paying for the dermaroller treatments at a clinic/spa/etc. It will take time and a series of self administered treatments. You
  24. They're enlarged pores, my skin is similar due to topicals. From what I have read, the most promising treatment is TCA cross, there are several people here who have done this. You can do a search here or go to Google images and type in "TCA cross forum" and see how others have responded. There is a chance they can widen, and they will initially look worse before filling in. Aftercare is important here. Most of the time it will take multiple treatments spread among a period of months. From what I
  25. I could be wrong here but I would think that needling would be the most practical apporach. If you decide to go this route, avoid the cheap Chinese versions and invest in something like the Derminator: http://derminator.com/