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  1. What kind of red marks? You mean like there was a pimple but now there is no pimple and it is a skin discoloration? I think they go away with time but a year is too much time for them to not have gone. I am guessing you need a laser treatments for this. Look up Vbeam Perfecta but best to see a dermatologist and ask what he/she recommends. This article also looks like it could be helpful. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-treat-acne-scars-and-dark-marks/amp Also look a
  2. Read this- I not sure if it is what you have. If you do, it is obviously much milder than some of these photos. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/rosacea
  3. I was told that the 10 or 20 I was on years ago was not the proper dose and does not get rid of the problem long term. Shortly after you go off of the accutane, the acne returns if your dose is too low. So I went to a 2nd derm who bumped it way up and said the first derm was wrong to give me that low dose. I am not really sure who is right but if I were you I would read a little more about it from websites that have doctors replying to questions and also consider getting a 2nd opinion in person
  4. Sorry you have not found your answer yet. This is what I suggest. Start with charcoal. Lush Dark Angels. It will pull out whatever is clogging your pores and get rid of redness. I also recommend vitamin A gel or serum or other acids and then an antibiotic, oral or topical or blue light. Start slow but imo you will need to use all 3 at the same time eventually. Read my post. Good luck.
  5. See my post Acne Regimen Explained. You are going to need to do several things at once. Start with charcoal. And if salicylic acid is really not working for you then try a different acid or peel. And you need something to kill the bacteria. Maybe blue light if benzoyl peroxide did not work for you. But also investigate the acne.org plan. Because not all benzoyl peroxides are the same. You can read about it elsewhere on this site.
  6. I do not think Accutane will lead to scarring. It will clear you up. Don’t pick at anything. When you are done you should go back to the dermatologist and spend some money for a laser treatment that will remove scarring. Unfortunately it is not cheap so make sure you get good advice as to the best laser and trust your dermatologist.
  7. Salicylic acid cleansers are ok but the toners and the wipes are better bc they stay on your face and are not washed off. I would look for 10-2 or 5-2 pads. There are several companies that make them. They are glycolic acid combined with salicylic acid. Bring them with you to school and use a couple of times during the day. Be careful not too much, go slow. I would also stop using the moisturizers you are using. First, look at the list of ingredients on acne.org’s website about which ingredients
  8. Try salicylic acid. Maybe wipes or a peel - perfect image is the brand I use for the peel but be careful if you have sensitive skin. I also like charcoal but it sounds like it does not work with your skin. What I notice with it is that it brings the Whiteheads to the surface. Then you can pop them although this is much harder to do on foreheads vs nose and chin. You should use an antibiotic like benzoyl peroxide. It will take a few weeks. I also think blue light can help as an antibiotic. You ca
  9. I noticed that I could get the ones out of my son’s ears after he had been swimming in a pool for a few hours one summer. So you could try soaking it somehow. Also I can get the ones out of my face much easier with charcoal. Lush Dark Angels. Or Biore has a mask. Or buy activated charcoal in a bag or a pill and make a paste. It will be messy. It should sit on the blackhead for 5-10 minutes. Good luck.
  10. To add to my post: I forgot to mention icing. Icing will help with inflammation. It will make a difference right away. You can ice cystic acne to reduce the swelling. It can also prevent acne. You may want to get into the habit of doing it nightly after washing. Google it to read details. To make it easy: fill up small bathroom cups with water and put in freezer. Use them to ice and peel down the cup as the ice melts.
  11. Read my post called Acne Regimen Explained. I wrote it today. Start with Charcoal masks. Buy a light therapy mask. Do both blue and red every day. And go online and buy Exfol A from a company called Vivant. Be careful with the Exfol A. Read the Vivant website and make sure you are following their instructions.
  12. I wrote a post called Acne Regimen Explained today. There may be some things in there that help you.
  13. I have never heard of this but I read this article and thought it could help you. The light therapy sounds promising. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318551.php
  14. Look at my post from today - Acne Regimen Explained. I would start with Charcoal and I would consider getting rid of your current products for a few weeks to see if they are causing the problem. You could also try the regimen that Acne.org sells. Benzoyl peroxide has been around for 30+ years because it works. I also really like Vivant products.
  15. I am 46 years old and have been dealing with Acne in some form since I was 12. At 24 I went on Accutane and it made a huge difference but I still have contended with plenty of pimples since then, through pregnancy and now hormonal perimenopause. I know many of the people reading this are much younger so I feel as if I finally have some good advice to share. I think the main problem with most regimens is that they do one or two things, but not the three most important things that I think are nece