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  1. Hey, I’m 14 years old supposedly struggling with hormonal acne. I’ve got spots and blackheads on my forehead, acne scars on my cheeks, whiteheads and blackheads on my nose and clogged pores pretty much everywhere. I’ve considered using AHA and BHA peels by The Ordinary as I’ve heard chemical peels really benefit your skin. I was wondering if they really work or if they make things worse. Has anyone tried chemical peels or are there alternatives?
  2. Acne scarring is hell. It was already bad enough that you had to suffer through a condition that transformed your skin a bacterial free-for-all to be left with the aftermath - ice pick scars, enlarged pores, textural changes, indents, redness, pigmentation issues and so on. So you go to your dermatologist. You can trust your doctor right? They'll know how to fix those scars for sure. So you try some medication or procedure your dermatologist recommends, and you're hopeful that things will go w
  3. So - I'm curious to know some peoples' take on this. I come here without a fully formed opinion of my own, so I'm more hoping for discussion and sharing of ideas than to opine or soapbox myself. The short: Where do you draw the line between "good" and "bad" chemicals? Are you more in favor of naturally occurring ones than their synthetic (though similar) counterparts? What is your opinion on this? The long: Yesterday, I was thinking about chemicals. I discontinued using BP (epiduo)
  4. Share ANY idea about chemical peeling. Please! My dermatologist said to make an appointment for chemical peeling and I would be glad if I could gt an idea about it.
  5. Hello everyone well im currently a doorman and it was the last half an hour at a club and we was closing up then a fight broke out so i tried staying a distance then all i saw was this type of hot liquidy thing go all over my face when one of them must of sprayed or thrown it when it missed people at first when it hit me it blinded me so i thought it was mase but the affect it has had on my face is really scary to me beforehand my face was fine wasn't this bad at all infact had cleared fro
  6. Hello everyone, So I have had acne for pretty much all of my high school life, and now, after about 4 years, it has just about cleared up through a combination of a meticulous skincare routine, green tea, improved diet, glycolic pads etc. I do have the odd breakout for hormonal reasons during that time of the month, but I feel like it's in the same recurring areas and once those layers of skin are removed, it will stop. Anyway, I have been left with terrible hyperpigmentation. It is the type t
  7. I'm 22 and have acne scarring. If you would please help me and suggest what treatments I would need. I also have a scar on both my mouth lines. Is there anyway I can make it normal again?
  8. Hello everyone well im currently a doorman and it was the last half an hour at a club and we was closing up then a fight broke out so i tried staying a distance then all i saw was this type of hot liquidy thing go all over my face when one of them must of sprayed or thrown it when it missed people at first when it hit me it blinded me so i thought it was mase but the affect it has had on my face is really scary to me im scared to leave my house and feel depressed and its less than three day
  9. Has anyone here used a vitamin a chemical peel for their skin before? IF so what were ur results? Id love to hear.
  10. Hello all, I am currently struggling with PIH and possible shallow scarring (not too sure). I've been reading posts on the forum for a couple of months now and I still have not found all the answers I need regarding lactic acid peels. I know they are extremely beneficial, but before embarking on this journey I had a couple of newbie questions: 1) What is a good percentage to start at when first starting chemical peels (especially for Indian skin)? 2) How effective are they at reduci
  11. Hello all, I have some legitimate questions regarding using a chemical peel. So, first off, some background- 18, male, 155 lbs, very active bodybuilder with moderate acne/scars/red marks. I am also a fair skinned Caucasian. Now, I've ordered a beginner level chemical peel, containing 15% TCA gel and 5% salicylic acid from Amazon, which is meant to be used at home. I'm not concerned about it being on my face, but I have heard a great deal of controversy regarding using chemical peels on the bac
  12. I want fast results to remove hyperpigmentation. I have brown marks that are acne hyperpigmentation. I still have active acne but wanted to sort as much hyperpigmentation out as I can before roaccutane as I know you can’t use peels for a long time after roaccutane. Should I get a glycolic or salicylic peel? Or some sort of lasering? Where is the best place in the London area to get a chemical peel/laser done. Does it have to be done by my actual dermatologist or can I just v
  13. I put undiluted dettol on my face for a pimple which I know now was really stupid of me. After I noticed the area I put it on had gone much darker than my actual skin, so I think I burnt it. A day later after putting some creams on the burn I peeled a bit of the burn and underneath it was new skin and its really pink. Does anybody know how to make the burn and the new pink skin go back to normal colour??
  14. Why is it compulsory to apply Adaferin for atleast 2 weeks before a chemical peel? Or is it not compulsory? However the dermatologist said so.
  15. Hi! I'm a fourteen year old girl and I've had the war with acne about two years. It's mildly bad. It's been getting better but, I'm stuck with this white heads and weird little many Bumps around my face? I heard chemical peels will help with the problem. I don't know what the bumps are. Some of them are my skin color and some are white. Should I get a chemical peel? I'm planning to get one in August! Please let me know asap
  16. Hey guys, I have a question. Last Thursday I got a 25% TCA Peel on the entirety of my face for my acne marks/scarring I have. It's been a week and the peeling has stopped since Wednesday/Thursday (a week or so exactly). It is now Saturday and I was wondering, when can I expect results? I've moisturized and have started using Tazorac 0.05% since Wednesday as told to do so by my dermatologist (I have to use 0.1% but I'm waiting for it to get approved again by my insurance and so on). I also we
  17. I don’t know if this is hyper pigmentation. I don’t think it is because these are bright red and hyper pigmentation spots are usually dark brown spots if I’m correct? There is one spot which is a chemical burn from tea tree oil. In this pic I have aquaphor on. Idk if this will help remove the red spots. Can someone please help me? What do I do. Also the spots all the way on the right are so old. It’s been years. I don’t how to remove it. I used Sunday Riley genes lactic acid and that gave me a c
  18. So basically this is my story about my acne. I've had acne since the start of my teenage years. But they are getting worse year by year. Now I'm 20 years old and there's no ending of this suffering. Recently I've started to see a pattern of how I get acne. From the month November to march my acne all clear up leaving only the scars and the red spots. From April I again start having acne no matter what treatment I take. The funny part is that I get acne on the same spots on my face I've had acne
  19. Hey guys , I really hope someone here can help me out. So like many people, I realize the importance of wearing spf everyday but it's really hard to do that when every sunscreen you've tried on the market has broken you out from mineral based to chemical based. Here's a little background on my skin... 18 yr old female (Not on any medications/prescriptions) Asian .. Fair Skin (Around NC20) Little Acne (Acne is most prominent on the apples of my cheeks and in b/n my eyebrows) .. Chin/forhea
  20. I'm a teenager and have suffered from acne since the age of 13. I'm 15 now and since I began to take vitamin A,E,D, and Zinc for the past 2 weeks my acne has decreased nicely. However, I've switched to just a normal cleanser and it seems the clearing process is taking forever. Should I go back to my cleanser with salicylic acid in it? I know this can be bad but just temporarily to help aid in clearing my pimples? It's Noxzema foaming cleanser with 2.0% salicylic acid. By the way, the vitamins we