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  1. I had a bad week of eating things I shouldn't have and it showed on my skin- I have small pimples that were not there before. -Gluten -Milk, eggs, meat -Sweets, chocolate -Packaged food that I don't know what's inside
  2. My skin is still healing and there is 1 spot that is still peeling, but overall it's starting to look normal. I don't really see any results, so I'm not sure if it was all worth it... It'd be very hard to take so many days off from work for another chemical peel- I really looked bad when I came back to work and I don't want to go through the same emotional roller-coaster.... My plan is to use my derminator only, once a month, and 25% SA peels every 2 weeks until my acne clears completely, whil
  3. The rolling scar I was referring to was super small and superficial. There wasn't much fat loss if any at all, which is why my 1st post was about misclasifying scars it honestly looks better now after the peel, so maybe it was a wide box scar I have no intentions on reinventing the wheel, life is too short!
  4. Thank you for the info! The thing is, the majority of my skin problems are texture based and not related to volume/fat loss except for that 1 small rolling scar which I'm not too worried about atm. I checked out the shadows of my cheeks caused by boxed and ice pick scars and they're definitely less noticeable. It's hard requesting days off from work, but I've devised a better strategy to do a 50% TCA Cross peel without taking days off from work (Day 1) Do the peel on a Wednesday right a
  5. I treated my box scars like a regular ice pick scar. However, I also focused on the "walls" of the scar to soften its appearance. I hypothesized that if I damage the skin evenly (bed and walls of scar) it'll make it look better, but I may be wrong. I wasn't able to find studies on the exact technique... Well, I have only 1 rolling scar caused by a cortisone injection during my Accuane treatment. I had this terrible cyst (among many others) and my derm. injected me like 6 times in 1 appoint
  6. Day 4 Almost midday My right cheek peeled off completely and the left one is 75% peeled. Couldn't be happier, because my wish about getting all new skin by day 5 is actually coming true. HOWEVER, the skin underneath is still with scars I need multiple treatments to achieve decent results... I think that it looks only a bit better than it used to, but maybe it's all in my head? Only before and after treatment pictures can be trusted. Overall, the experience was a bit emotional, but I'm
  7. Day 4 Early AM Skin is starting to peel a little more than just the edges. The left cheek which has more acne scars was treated for a little longer with the peel, hence why the crust there is very stubborn and doesn't want to budge easily. The right cheek is about halfway peeled except for the bottom spot. My skin is still very itchy, so some light massaging helps from time to time as I reapply aquaphor. In a month I'll do a 1.5mm derminator session about 10mins long on each cheek,
  8. If you have had accutane treatment, but it did not work, What type of acne do you have? Deep painful cystic Your gender? F How many years have you had acne before your first/second/third accutane treatment? 10 years before 1st and only treatment Your age when you started your first/second/third accutane treatment? 24 What side effect did you experience? the severity/duration of these side effects? Dry lips, shedding hair, some joint (back)
  9. Since I never drink enough water and right now I need it more than ever (chemical peel recovery- need hydration from inside and outside), I've decided to "reward" myself with food after I've chugged a glass or two....
  10. I'll try it in 10 days, but with tea tree oil.
  11. Peels can get addicting Day 3 AM My cheeks are itchy. It's "caused by the regeneration of new skin cells taking place, and... the amount of itching and redness you incur is based upon how deep of a penetration thechemical peel made," according to dear ol' Google. Application of makeup is useful only as far as evening out the discoloration, but it doesn't mask the bad texture caused by the peeling and crusting of the skin. Also, once applied, the foundation is impossible to remove from
  12. Aspirin I believe has some exfoliating properties and tea tree oil is very strong and could be irritating to the skin. When you have such deep pimples, nothing could be done, except to maybe put ice on them and wait for the swelling to decrease. This type of acne is treated with a preventative regimen as it takes 2-3 months for a pimple to form. Benzoyl peroxide could have been used to keep the area clean of bacteria, but again- it wouldn't have gotten rid of the pimple as you wanted.
  13. You did that with 50% TCA? Did it frost? Isn't 50% too strong for a "peel"? Yes, I used 50% TCA Cross on my ice pick and boxed scars and it frosted of course. It's definitely a strong peel and I'd never apply 50% TCA all over my face. Some people might have mild acne scars and they wouldnt need to be so drastic. Its all individual based. 50% TCA would probably be too much for the average acne scar patient, which is why I wouldnt recommend such a high %. To make myself clear: don't d
  14. Yes, I used a toothpick for all the deep scars that were the most obvious and then i just ran the TCA toothpick on other bad skin areas on my cheeks, essentially covering not only individual scars, but whole areas of my cheeks.