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Everything posted by motherofms

  1. Hi! My teenage daughter is developing a cyst on her face. As I have severe acne scars, I want to do everything I can to treat this early and limit scaring for her. We are out of the country and do not know anyone local so I will need to find a sort of walk-in clinic. What kind of treatment should I request/hope for? Thank you for your help!
  2. Wow! Great catch BA and Obi! It's great you were able to see there was a problem and advise getting medical attention ASAP.
  3. Some have English subtitles.
  4. I am so sorry you are suffering. It's really hard to deal with the scars acne leaves behind. Know that you are not alone. I really think acne scars require a dual approach -- physical treatment and emotional treatment. You're on the right track by addressing both issues and it sound like you are doing great things for your body with exercising, drinking water, avoiding alcohol and smoking. Please make sure you see this thread. @beautifulambition's post on March 18 is one of the best on
  5. Do you have any tips/hints for making indented scars less noticeable in photos (angle, lighting, etc.)? What works for you?
  6. I'm in the EU and can't get this without a prescription. When I'm in the US, I usually pick up a tube of Neosporin and bring it back with me.
  7. No personal experience or recommendation, but I saw these two reviews on realself: https://www.realself.com/review/plano-tx-scars-treatment-subcision-suction-method https://www.realself.com/review/dallas-tx-acne-scars-treatment-subcision-treatment-dr-burns
  8. This product contains olive oil, stearic acid, and cetearyl alcohol. I've been afraid to use it. I'm glad it works for you.
  9. AM: face wash (La Roche-Posay Toleraine) Hyaluronic Acid (Eucerin) moisturizer (La Roche-Posay Toleraine) - if needed sunscreen (La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL) makeup (foundation - Vichy Dermablend) PM: face wash (La Roche-Posay Toleraine) moisturizer (La Roche-Posay Toleraine) When stronger moisture is needed - Cicaplast Baume B5 from La Roche-Posay Tretinoin Gel 3 X/ week Glyco-A once a week When needed for breakouts Benzyl Peroxide is added to routine.
  10. This is a good idea if you can only get .05%. Avita and Renova are other brands that tretinoin is sold under in some parts of Europe. Don't forget the sunscreen. : )
  11. How is it looking now that the swelling must have gone down? Have you had additional treatments?
  12. Thank you so much for sharing this. I live in Europe and have thought about traveling to be treated by Dr. Emil. I wish you the best in your scar treatment.
  13. In this case, one option is to do them over time. You can address some scars (not close together) in one visit and as those heal, treat other nearby scars. If additional treatments are needed, continue in this manner, alternating the scars that are addressed so that scars that are close together are not treated at the same time.
  14. I'm so sorry things are rough. You are not alone. Please know that there are many here who want to support and encourage you.
  15. https://www.realself.com/question/refer-producer-possibly-acne-scars#6184745 Your advice, recommendations, and encouragement are helpful and valuable. One of the leading scar experts, Dr. Davin Lim, referred someone seeking a specialist to this forum for recommendations. Thank you for your contributions. They have been helpful to me and others. Your input is appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share and help others.
  16. Thank you @beautifulambition. My doctor has agreed to subscision of one of my worse scars as a test case. It's in this area. That's why I'm asking. Thank you for your helpful and reassuring reply.
  17. Thanks for posting this. Does this mean that atrophic scars on the chin (in the area of the artery) would be unsuitable for subscision?
  18. As we treat our scars, it is so helpful to document progress. Try to keep things as consistent as possible in your before and progress photos/video (same location, time of day, lighting, distance from scars, etc.). Video captures more angles but side-by-side still photos can be easier to compare. What are your tips for documenting progress?