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  1. Hey guys, I sometimes get these "wannabe pimples"...theyre not really cysts although they are large...theyre almost like lumpy skin that doesnt have a head and usually go away in a day or two...i applied retin a micro to the "thing" in the morning and afternoon and some benzaclin(prescription benzyl peroxide lotion my dermatologist prescribed) on day 3 the thing was basically gone but very dry and peely ,i guess from the pimple medications i used trying to make sure that sucker went down...today
  2. I QUOTED THIS FROM CHRISSY. I am sorry for posting his or her message here without consent , but this is VERY HELPFUL TO ALL ACCUTANE TAKERS as well as POST ACCUTANE TAKERS , so i decided to post it here NOW as to inform everyone likes me who thinks nth should be done post accutane treatment for at least 6 months . Thank you ! Hi, I thought it might be easier to start a separate thread for post-Accutane scar treatment considerations. Here's everything that I've read on the topi
  3. hey everyone. im new here...well just never posted before but have been reading everyone elses words of wisdom. im 19 years old and i have been suffering frim pretty severe acne on my back and shoulders for about 4 years. my face has luckily always been pretty clear, which is suprising considering the damage to other parts of my body. i have pretty much stopped getting new outbreaks as of yet....but i am left with about 10 inflammatory lesions on my shoulders. i am assuming that these are nodul
  4. This is suppose to work on all types of scars. I emailed the owner and she claims that it works on 9 out of 10 people. Can anyone tell me if they have tried this cream before? "...Skn Savr has worked on a third degree burn which was pretty deep. I don't know if it will work on pitted acne scars, but it works on 9 out of 10 people. I tell people to use it every day and wait 2-3 weeks for results. However, as women, we usually look every day. Some see immediate results and some start to see re
  5. Anyone use anything from here before? I ordered Hei Ba Gao 'Black Scar Paste' + Da Wan Ointment and I have a keloid on my chest and both shoulders... and a little one on my arm which is mainly red. I will try to keep track of this here. The keloids I have with the exception of the one on my upper arm are from me trying to squeeze pimples or pick at them... I am half asian and white so if other asians comment on this, it would be great. I am trying to get rid of these ugly things.
  6. is there aniway to let the scars to fade away more faster... can someone recommend some products...
  7. I've been plagued with keloids for as long as I can remember on both shoulders and shoulder blades. No tank tops in the Summer for this girl. There are at least 2 dozen button-sized ones, 3 medium-sized ones, and one huge one (the width of 3 fingers) as a result of laser surgery from trying to have one removed. Well, it occurred to me that keloids are essentially excess scar tissue, so I decided to experiement. I went to CVS and purchased a bottle of Compound W, a wart remover. I figure if it w
  8. i have acne, and keloid scarring i am thinking to the positive...if someone likes me, its ME, its ME on the inside i have lots of friends, they love me, i love them, we go out and enjoy the best that is out there i think we should all be happy that we're much more fortunate than others who have horrible (and psychological) diseases... anyhow, i heard that people who get acne don't get wrinkles
  9. I'm one very unlucky individual, I have many keloid formations on my shoulder area, as a result of acne scarring. For those of you who are saying "KELOID??? WTF IS THAT????" Well a Keloid is a burden sent from hell, to make your life and self image total crap. Well, actually they are scars formed as a result of acne (mostly) and rather than going into the skin, they are bumps, sometimes rather large bumps. Large, pink, ugly, unattractive keloids that will NOT go away. Anyways, I recently or
  10. hi. im new here. ive read over a lot of the posts here and im trying to get a good idea as to what i can do for my scarring. i had acne in high school from around age 15 until i finally took accutane when i was 20. im 23 now and it looks like my scars are going to need some work. i guess compared to some, im relatively lucky in that the bulk of my scarring is not on my face, its on my back and chest. i can tell from what im reading that im pretty lucky too because i dont really have any re
  11. Hi! Last year, my doctor prescribed a regimen of Duac gel and Tetralysal antibiotics against my acne and it has worked wonders My acne has cleared but I am left with scars. I have depressed scars on my cheeks but to be honest - that's ok with me. Mostly, because they are so faint anyway and they are gradually becoming less visible. I am very happy with the outcome of the regimen. I never thought it would be possible considering the severity of my acne. I have, however, found another type of s
  12. 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
  13. 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
  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. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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