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  1. I've read Retin-A w/ glycolic acid is great for the skin. I also read that you should start with a lower percentage of Retin-A and gradually work up to 0.1%. But my skin has always been able to tolerate things pretty well so I decided to start with 0.1%. I'm only 2 days into it, but I've been using it in the morning and at night before bed. Aside from some peeling (nothing significant), is there a reason why I shouldn't continue to use Retin-A everyday, twice a day?
  2. So I finally found a place that sells Retin-A 0.1% without a prescription in the U.S. I've read Retin-A w/ glycolic acid is great for the skin. I also read that you should start with a lower percentage of Retin-A and gradually work up to 0.1%. But my skin has always been able to tolerate things pretty well so I decided to start with 0.1%. I'm only 2 days into it, but I've been using it in the morning and at night before bed. Aside from some peeling (nothing significant), is there a reason why I
  3. DRaGz, have you got any kind of laser resurfacing done prior to Mixto? I had Fraxel done 5-6 years ago and I generally took about a week for all the dry, flakey skin to peel off. I would still be red but I could pass it off as a sunburn. I'm curious if Mixto recovery time is roughly the same as Fraxel. Also, does Dr. Rahami also do excision?
  4. Generally how far in advance do you guys book your appointment with Dr. Rahimi? I'm thinking about going for a consultation and was wondering how busy he is. If he's really busy, then I would make sure to go for a consultation far in advance as my window for a procedure is very small. Also, are you guys able to drive home on your own after the Mixto session?
  5. So I noticed that when you apply neosporin after a zit is popped, it prevents scabbing. In fact, if the blood has already dried up, applying neosporin seems to liquify the scab resulting in a little bleeding after. In another instance, I had a nodule that became really red on the surface, but did not come to a head yet. I applied Neosporin on it just in case and within an hour, without me even realizing it, the nodule started to ooze out the built up pus. Now I'm not complaining because in my
  6. Bathroom lighting can be harsh to the skin. Usually bathrooms are fitted with lightbulbs that are yellowish in color. As a result, you can see every imperfection. Can anyone suggest what lightbulb to use that isn't so harsh?
  7. I've been using Acne.org's brand of AHA+ on my red mark for the last 1-2 week. This thing is amazing as it noticeably lightens the red inflammation marks after a cyst. BUT I've noticed it's leaving marks of its own as well. I've done spot treatments on my red marks 2 times a day and those areas that I've spot treated, has turned a darker color. It looks like a tanned color as if I got a tan in only those particular areas that I've spot treated. I'm going to stop using it until those marks go a
  8. So it's been about 3 months since my first stamp. I didn't do my 2nd treatment because I was breaking out (blaming it on the A&C Serum). I've been able to get the breakout under control (knock on wood) and have not had any new breakouts in the past 2 weeks or so. But I still have these red pigmentation from the post breakout. Wondering if I should go ahead with the 2nd treatment and how it would affect the red marks.
  9. Having suffered from acne for the past decade plus, I've gotten quite knowledgeable on what a zit will do and how it will grow based on its location on my face. Nose - Mostly comedones. Never any lesions. The rare occasion that it gets big, the pus has a very thick consistency. Cheeks - This is where the dreaded cysts usually grow and do their worst. Forehead, Temples and outer rim of face - Rarely anything grows here and if I feel a zit forming under the skin, it usually goes away rather qu
  10. Hm one more person breakout with the A&C serum. That makes 3 of us so far.
  11. It comes with a 1.0mm and 1.5mm head and a handle. The handle locks pretty tight onto the head so switching back and forth is a pain in my opinion. I was told you sterilize it by brushing the needles with a soft toothbrush and using 70% alcohol. Each head lasts 4-5 treatments. So if you space your treatment 4-6 weeks apart, it should last you half a year.
  12. I may hold out on using the A & C serum. Honestly I do not want to "experiment" to see if it is the cause as the risk of even one cyst is not worth it. I guess I'm going back to my Neutrogena moisturizer. I'm anxious to give it another go with the needles but I want to give my skin another few weeks to heal from that cystic breakout a few weeks ago.
  13. Sounds like you need a new dermatologist more than anything.
  14. Life threw us a curve ball and you make the best of it. You can sit there all day and complain that you got it worst than everyone else or that it isn't fair. And you can say that people don't understand or know the depression you're going through because they don't have the same problem. Yes, they may not have the same issue with scarring but no one on this Earth goes through life without their own personal issues. I used to always say to myself that you can't control what others do or say bu
  15. Has anyone gotten any breakouts after using the Vitamin A & C cream? I was relatively acne free for a long time doing the Vitamin B5 and Regimen. But after I started using the Vitamin A & C cream, I had one of the worst cystic breakouts. I stopped using it altogether and vamped up my Regimen routine. I finally got it under control and then I started to break out again a few days after I started using the moisturizer again. I'm not sure if it's just a huge coincidence or not. The bottle
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