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  1. Ive been through Head and shoulders, nizoral, selsun blue. Nothing seemed to work. I have some raised scars i think their keloids not exactly sure but their pretty nasty. They arent shrinking and they been on me for quite a while. Im not just using gold bonds powder cuz i sweat alot(working out/breakdancing etc.) And i use AHA at night only. Can someone give me an input on how to reduce scars or get rid of them them for good? All help is appreciated.
  2. I have had steatocystoma multilplex since I was 17 years old(six years ago). On top of that, I have hormonal acne due to a hormonal imbalance. It has caused a little hair growth on my chin, neck and chest which have caused more skin irritation. Last week, I had a huge reoccuring cyst on my chest. The dermatologist drained three weeks ago, but never cut it out. All 7 dermatologists I have spoken to do not want to cut it out because they know there is a great chance I will develop a keloid scar. A
  3. Hello, I wanted to know if anyone else has had horrible results from TCA-Cross? After getting rid of almost all my scars, I tried tca cross for some ice picks. I had 3 icepick scars, that after tca cross treatment went from hardly noticeable ice pick scars to huge wide scars. One ice pick turned into a thick keloid. The other two became larger and wider, never filled in after a year, and the skin that did fill in is shiny and red, looks worse than a normal acne scar. I've had deep deep treatmen
  4. I had Triamicinolone shots on acne cyst and keloid twice a month for almost a year and gain 12 pounds recently... I heard it's a steroid injection that alter insuline and hormonal levels of body.. Have anyone experience the same? Maybe i just eat too much..hahaha..
  5. Hi all, I feel fortunate not to have keloids or raised scarring, but I have a LOT of hyperpigmentation on my back. From the bottom of my neck to the small of my back. My skin is very fair, so the spots are very noticeable. In recent times, I've only been getting 3 or 4 active cysts on an occasional basis (hope it keeps up). The problem is the stupid red marks from the past - they make it look like I have active acne, even though I don't. I was wondering if anyone has used TCA peels on th
  6. I've been seeing this derm for about a year now to treat my keloids. I have something like 30 of them, mostly on the chest, some on my shoulders. We've done about 5 steroid injection sessions and 5 laser sessions throughout the last year. The lasers haven't done jack shit. No redness improvement what-so-ever. On top of that, the flattened scars appear to be re-raising. As a result, the derm said that's it, there's nothing that can be done. No other treatments exist. No more laser since the t
  7. A few years ago, I was told by my dermatologist that I needed Kenalog injected on each and every single keloid scar spot on my chest. I was nervous at first because I have a very low tolerance in pain. After a few months of injections once a month, I got sick and tired of it. I realized I was just simply unable to handle the needle pain of each injection. I know I'm a grown man but every single injected spot feels like a knife stabbing my chest. It just hurts really badly. I asked the dermato
  8. I can't stand this anymore. I am 23 and I have had acne since I was 10. I remember the orthodontist taking pictures of my teeth when I was 10 before I got braces on and you could see all the acne on my face. The only thing that has really helped was the two rounds of accutane while I was one it. But not to long after I finished the acne came back. I have tried so many products and spent way to much money. I have finally found a dermatologist who really cares about helping me clear this acne up
  9. I've been on accutane for about 4 weeks and ever since the 3rd day of accutane my neck broke out with 3 big red nodules. Its been 4 weeks + counting now but the bumps are still hard, although it has decreased a LITTLE in size and pain. Im starting to worry that the biggest one is turning into a keloid scar as its not showing any signs of going away. So im wondering what you guys think? Is it an active nodule or a keloid scar? How would i tell the difference?
  10. hi i have been depressed for almost 5 years now ever since i started getting acne scars and enlarged/scarred pores. i have totally no self-esteem, wouldnt step out of my house or get close to any kind of bright lights because of this. i am currently on accutane and is about to finish my course in 2 months time and i have already been researching about scars treatments since a year ago. i have boxcar/rolling scars on my cheek and scarred pores on both side of cheeks, and blackheads with a few hy
  11. I have had severe bacne for about five years now. The first outbreak came when I was 14 and I had no idea what to do. As I remmeber I used useless over the coutners like clearasil. As a result I have big white keloid scars on my back and shoulders. Last year I was lookong on this website for a way to beat bacne and came across the head and shoulders regimen. I tried it and it worked great to clear up a particularly bad patch. After I cleared I used it sporadically, when i could be bothered. Thi
  12. I have a couple of scars like in this pic: What can lasers and other form of treatment do about them? Note that they are flat not indented, does that help? Also, in that pic they are called keloid atrophic scars, but Im not sure if that is the proper name for them? Thanks.
  13. About a year ago I had some laser treatment on my keloids located on my chest and back. They applied numbing gel on the areas first then went on with the laser. I did about 4 treatments- suppose to be 5 BUT I didn't see any improvement WHAT SO EVER! Really disappointed bc the laser treatment hurt and it didn't work. Let me know if anyone else has had this done..
  14. I was reading posts about the few people who found success with Compound W on keloid scars but instead of salicyclic acid I was wondering if anyone ever just tried to dab some Benzoyl Peroxide on their keloid scars to see what would happen?
  15. I have been reading up on what is best for fading red and pink marks left from acne (scabs) and I feel like I'm going in circles. I'll see all these people suggest vitamin e oil then a bunch of people say there's no evidence this stuff anything for marks/scars and that it can actually make them worse and give acne. Then I see people suggest lemon juice but I've also seen people say you should avoid putting lemon juice on red and pink (raw skin) because it can irritate it. Some people say meder
  16. I am 39 y/o female, 3 weeks into my Accutane journey. I have done a ton of research and read many of the logs/advice, etc. on here but still have a few questions. I started on only 20mg to help offset the side effects, since I took Accutane 15 years ago and got Keloids, as well as the fear of a horrible IB. (My derm is 1 1/2 hrs away each way and spends roughly 5 min with me. ) 1) will staying on the lower dose keep my IB and other side effects manageable? she wants to go to 40 then 60 ove
  17. Hi, I'm new here, so I had these hypertrophic or keloid scars from chest, shoulder and back acne for 2,5 years. They are ruining my life I'm 16 years old I can't go to the beach no more I can't even remember when was the last time that I was without without shirt in public... This year I decided to go to dermatologist well she said that there is no way to get rid of them, I'm currently treated with steroid injections triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog) and IPL. I see a bit of improvement but I rea
  18. That no derma could help my severe scarring, and that I have to live looking like a monster? I dont want to waste money, I got lucky the first time with accutane clearing up most of the severe ones. But scars are a different story, I hear some people say, "theres nothing they'll be able to for your scars", and then I hear people say, "Yeah they can help them". So which is it? I suffer from hypertrophic type scarring, sorta like keloid scars, but they actually fade with a LOT of time. I wan
  19. I am putting in tags and hope that helps help find this if the post bears fruit. I know there have been a lot of posts on this already but so far I only found really old threads. I've searched around the site and what came up are a lot of people asking for basic advice (I'll be fair, I need it too) without having their questions answered. Background--three cycles of Accutane, three years of Aldactone, usage of topicals now and then (like benzoyl peroxide) overnight, saggy inelastic skin
  20. Hey people (god that sounds cheesy haha) I've been a member on this site for a long time but never shared my story, probably due down to finding time to have a good read of the place. Great job to all involved by the way. Another reason for sharing my log is that my acne scars seem to be bothering me more and more I'm a 20 year old male from the UK. I've had acne since I was about 15, I think! It's hard to remember exactly when. I had it bad, from cysts to blackheads, whitheads, acne on
  21. Hey guys im just wondering what kind of acne do i have, i mean i know i do have cyst and all that, but theres like these massive bumps on my right cheek.... and its like a cluster on the jawline and another a few cm away from my lip. This is my right cheek if you can see there are these big bumps... its been there for like a year now.... at first i thought they were keloids... i dont know what they are, but before they become these they were nodules (they dont hurt now btw)... Can someone
  22. After two treatments with roaccutane (8 months per treatment over the course of 2years) and DUAC gel my face finnaly cleared up and i haven't gotten a single cyst for at least 10months, just the occasional small pimpels which i don't mind at all, considering what i had to deal with these past 9 years. The inflamed area is in the middle top part of my back. I had those same bumps all over my face and they vanished after killing myself with those antibiotics, but my back hasn't shown any change a
  23. Have any of you guys tried ScarAway silicone sheets? I just started using them on a one year old scar, it's a fairly large and moderately deep indentation sort of at the top of and just above my cheekbone that shows up only in certain lighting, with slightly raised edges and depression in the middle, caused by too much picking with one of those extractor tools on a large nodule that wouldn't go away for about 6 months on and off. After just one night the indented portion of the scar already loo
  24. What is the best way to prevent this type of scarring? Obviously popping pimples is a big no-no, but is there any other way? Is raised scarring mostly based on genetics or are there other factors that play a huge role? thanks