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aspirin last won the day on July 17 2020

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  1. I see so many people talk about doing that here but I don't actually understand how they do it? I always have looked extremely red, bleeding, swollen and/or bruised after treatments and feel awkward just driving home. But people here travel internationally for it. Do you stay in your treatment location for a long time? If traveling by plane, do you wear a mask? Can you do it alone? I have other questions but can't think of them right now lol...
  2. Why does your doctor want you to go off of it? I did not realize spiro required regular bloodwork (new bloodwork showed everything is okay) and my dermatologist also doesn't seem keen on me staying on it. It causes me to have very frequent periods - once it was like a week and a half in between periods! I'd been on it for about 18 months. I stopped taking it for a month and started getting painful cysts again on my jaw, chin, and mouth. Restarted Spiro and they started calming down almost i
  3. 1) I had some RF microneedling procedures done at a plastic surgeon's office and was able to tolerate it well with lidocaine. Do you think I could start with 1.5 on my face or should I stick to 0.5 for now? 2) Has anyone tried dermarolling bacne scars/hyperpigmentation? Because I have a crapton of them and no doctor I've talked to has been willing to treat it besides giving me hydroquinone and retin-a (actually my first derm suggested I get a back tattoo...).
  4. i've tried Fraxel with minimal results (Asian skin so can't go hard with it). I tried light therapy at my dermatologist years ago as well as a home light device...meh.
  5. WHAT. WTF I did not know that. My doctor went aggressive enough to create purple bruising at the corners of my eyes! What other issues/risks can occur with this area? Other than the bruising I have not experienced any issues.
  6. My doctor said only powder foundation to prevent infection but powder foundation ain't really cutting it... I had my subcision on Friday (temples, cheeks, chin) and the outer corners of my eyes started bruising purple! It looks like I'm really awful at putting on eyeliner (and also like I got beat up)
  7. I had my first subcision treatment for scarring on Friday. Doctor said only use powder makeup to prevent infection. I am currently using MAC Studio Fix powder foundation. It mostly covers up the bruising from the subcision but not all of it (like it's still a bit dark where the purple bruises are). Does anyone have recommendations/tips for covering purple/green bruising? Or powder products that I can use to help conceal the bruising?
  8. I asked, and all they would say was that I would just have to replace some of the products every 3-4 months and most patients find this "very affordable" (I guess if you're high income it's very affordable). I honestly feel sick. Like what do I need an eye cream for, my issue is acne not eye wrinkles...The cost of the skin procedures is already staggering (although that's understandable since not many people do those procedures in my city). A stark reminder why I stopped going to derms and get
  9. I just visited the doctor who is going to be doing my treatment and she was very adamant that I buy a new product line and start it a month prior to my first treatment (subcision + prp needling + tca peel). I felt pressured and it seemed like she would not perform the procedure without me buying the product. Is this normal to have to change your skincare line? It was hella expensive...
  10. Thanks for answering all my questions so far! If I were to get subcisions for rolling/boxcar, should I get it at the same time as the TCA cross for the icepick (since they're affecting different parts of my face)? I'm planning on going to the plastic surgeon who did my Fraxel as she seems to be the only one who does TCA, subcision, and PRP microneedling. Do you have a post about the supplements you take for scarring? I think you mentioned in another thread a supplement that started with 'S
  11. Thank you! Added info: I'm currently using Retin-A 0.1%. I finished a 3rd round of Accutane in February. Money isn't an issue. More questions, sorry: 1. Do most people usually do all their procedures at one clinic? There are places in my city that do RF microneedling and other places that do TCA cross, but not both. 2. Is there an order that's generally accepted for scar treatment? Like subcision first, then microneedling, then fraxel, or something like that? 3. Are there only limited amo
  12. I had Fraxel done in 2010. I have a variety of scars (severe icepick, boxcar, rolling all over my face). IIRC I had ~10-20% improvement for 6 sessions. Not much improvement on the icepick, but I did see improvement with the rolling and boxcar. I was thinking about doing Fraxel again. I am Asian (Type III on Fitzpatrick scale) and the clinic I went to would not give me the strongest treatment. So I guess I'm wondering: 1) Has there been much improvement in Fraxel technology since 2010? 2) Is
  13. ^Because for a lot of people the psychological damage of acne is very intense. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience but that is not what the majority of Accutane users go through. I am still wondering why you were put on Accutane at such a high dosage when your before pics look like you have very mild acne. @monopoly, I was just looking at your gallery photos, and now I really don't think you need Accutane. You have beautiful skin and a pimple here or there doesn't change that. I've heard
  14. If you have mild acne, I would not go on a second course. I am going on a second course because my acne in the past few months has gotten more severe than when I initially took Accutane five years ago. While I didn't have any major side effects the first go-round, that doesn't mean I won't this time. But the psychological effects of having such severe acne brought me to my decision. There are so many risks involved with Accutane, if you can take OTC topicals, then why not go that route? I wa
  15. This past month my skin has gone f***ing crazy, this is the most severe acne I've ever had, and I'm 26. I thought I had it bad when I was younger...I'm getting them all over my lower face, even places I've never had it before like on my neck. I just took a shower and my face is throbbing and itchy as hell. Trying not to touch, but I bet I'll be scratching that sh*t in my sleep. I'm wondering if it has something to do with contact dermatitis as I started cleaning my clothes with natural produ