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PrayingForCure

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  1. Same boat here, at 32 my acne is still getting worse everyday and causing more keloids on my face. However, there are people who have it way worse than us but still able to maintain positive attitudes in life. Look up Keenan Patton, the guy has apple sized keloid scars all over his face and neck that constantly drip puss out of them he also has severe diabetes and his blood sugar level is always crazy high. He got his scars from chicken pox when he was just 8 years old. Yet, the guy is sti
  2. It looked like the silicon sheets reduced your scarring by 50% or more, too bad it caused you to get more acne cause it looked like it was definiately working. Also the injection technique of the person adminstering the steriod injections matters a lot. Cortisone or cortisone/5-fu can flatten them for a period of time, and sometimes permanently. However nothing seems to help with the hyperpigmentation, injections actually seem to make them worse. Another thing you have to watch out for is that w
  3. Being Vegan may actually be part of the problem. I work in IT and a lot of my colleagues are Indian and many of them are vegetarian/vegan. One thing I've noticed is that a lot of vegetarians/vegas tend to have severe acne or scarring from acne they once had. I think the lack of vitamin A and certain other nutrients from meat based diets may be a contributing factor. Accutane, or other sources of vitamin A or whatever else you are lacking in your diets might help a lot.
  4. It's not horrific bro, come visit California if you have time, every other Asian dude here has acne scars worse than yours. Having acne and scars is definately less than ideal. But in your case there are lots of procedures to significantly improve your scars, if you were just off of accutane, give it 6 months before any procedures. The real horrific scars are keloid scars, dented scars are barely noticable in comparison.
  5. The biggest keloid I had in my face was injected with 5fu/cortisone mixture. Now it's a dented rubbery scar but more hyper pigmented than before. Most of the other ones only received steroid injections at 5mg. sometimes the ones that only received steriod inejections grow back. One other thing you have to worry about is that prolonged cortisone injections can potentially cause more acne.
  6. Hey there, I've also struggled with severe acne since my teenage years, unfortunately, my acne also causes a much more severe problem, keloid scaring (I have acne scars that have developed raised scars that are several inches across and half an inch tall on my chest and shoulders) I've also started to get keloid scars on my jawline area. (keloids are permanent and there's no cure, unlike acne) I know what acne can do to our self-esteem but it should not stop us from living a normal
  7. I'm a 32 year old Asian male who had severe cystic acne in the late teens and early 20's. I developed some large keloid scars (abnormal scars that keep on growing beyond the original wounds) on the chest and shoulders. I took accutane, which worsened my acne initially but cleared me up for a few years and I remained mostly clear until my late 20s and my acne started worsening again. In december 2015, I noticed some of my "jawline cysts" seemed very persistent and have been their for mo
  8. Hey Bro,

        I'm a 32 year old Asian male also with keloids/hypertrophic scars on the face as well as chest and shoulders.

        If you wanna share treatment advice or whatever feel to text me, whats app me, call me at (949) 245-9396, e-mail me at chris.w92618@gmail.com or whatever social media you prefer to use . I think people with similar problems like us need to help each other out and find a solution together. 

    Sincerely,
    Chris

    1. It's hard to say since they are barely noticable but I doubt they are hypertrophic scars considering the position. How long have you had them, do they come and go or change in size? Even if they were hypertrophic scars they are probably easily fixable if you really wanna get rid of them.
    2. It's definitely not a keloid, also scars in that area should be benign it should fade in time. You can try steroid injections but it might cause more hyper pigmentation or skin atrophy. Silicon sheets might help as well
    3. Looks like yours are improving nicely. I have acne and keloids/hypertrophic scars in the jawline area too and also on the torso. I dropped you a pm let's share some treatment advice.
    4. Those will fade away very soon those are not areas where keloids or hypertrophic scars form. Also your look more like post-acne inflamed skin than scars to me. . This is coming from someone with a history of keloids, hypertrophic scars and acne.
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