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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. So I had a big cyst and it left a hole that has been slooooowly healing. I'm about 5 or 6 weeks into healing now. There is still redness and even a little sensitivity at the center (it is closed)...the indentation is gradually rising, but I'm not sure if it's going to make it all the way (?). Staring "atrophy" right in the face. No pun intended... In the case it doesn't and I'm left with some sort of rolling indentation, I've been reading up on my options to treat. I've seen a number of posts
  3. I have come to realize I have a poor healing response. Any pimple, especially in my cheek area will leave a very shallow indent in its place. I always knew that my skin healed slowly, but now I am scared to start trying different treatments, specifically using the derminator and tca peel. Can anyone give me advice in what route I should take, especially those with the same issue. Can using the derminator cause further damage if my skin's healing ability is not the best? thanks so much!
  4. I have a small 35% TCA bottle at home and a derminator device. That's all what I want to use. No filler, no subcision. For the moment, not TCA cross either. I always read threads in which people recommend subcision+filler as main treatments and then TCA peels for "texture issues". I wonder whether TCA on its own can improve mild acne scars. How much improvement could we have with microneedling+TCA peels over the months/years?
  5. So this idea of AFTERCARE came up in another thread. And thanks to @beautifulambition and others for the encouragement to start this thread. Anyway, there appears to be a lot of posters in recent months who have confessed to getting their scars sliced (subcision), poked (microneedling), zapped (laser), or poked and zapped (Infini) as well as burned (all things acid). There's endless debate about what treatment is considered optimal for what types of scar. However, there's not enough dialogue abo
  6. SkyIsBorn

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  7. Hi, I have a dilemma with my skin that I was hoping someone would be able to help me out with. I am Caribbean with darker brown skin with a red undertone that gets slightly lighter in the winter. I have always had combination skin that is oily in my t-zone areas and normal to dry on my cheeks. I am also acne prone on my cheeks and sometimes break out with tiny bumps on my forehead. This is why I have discoloration on my cheeks and on some of my forehead, but mostly my cheeks. At the
  8. Gday, A little background about me. I had pretty bad acne from about 2005-2011 when I was 14-20 and decided to go on accutane which cleared me up fully. I didn't get any bad breakouts except for the occasional one here and there until a few months ago, and my skin now looks almost as bad as when I started accutane. I have bad acne scars and every pimple I get now seems to leave a pitted scar no matter what I do. I've recently started a cocktail of vitamins to try and get rid of my
  9. Hello, I'm looking for a glycolic acid peel to treat my acne marks. Almost all my acne is gone, I only have really deep and big acne marks and I want to give the glycolic acid peel a try. I would like to buy one online. Can anyone recommend me one for a first time user and whcih % should I used?. And if I can buy them via ebay, that could be better.
  10. I just found this study online, in which the participants' scars were treated with microneedling and glycolic peels, both performed on the same day. There was significant improvement. I am curious to find out if anyone has ever tried this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151943
  11. I am planning on doing a glycolic acid peel at home hopefully today if I can get the answer to my question, I am doing it for the red marks/scars I have left from my cystic acne and to clear up the pimples I have atm I have waited for all open skin to heal and my face is now ready for the acid but the one thing I'm still unsure about is wether or not I can put it on my eyebrows I have a lot of red marks under and around my eyebrows so I want to put the acid on them but I'm worried it may effect
  12. 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?
  13. Has anyone here ever tried an enzyme skin/ fruit peel??? If so what results did you get?? How much did it cost? Pros? Cons? Your help would be appreciated, Trent.
  14. Hi everyone! This is my journal to keep track of my progress with the regimen. I currently am on day 4 and have been seeing some minor changes to the texture of my skin. UPDATE: Here's me a week before I began the Regimen, Now, I'm not sure if l.e.d. flash on a camera reflects how I look in real life, but it sure does bring out the redness on my face... I also notice that my skin is extremely dry, even after I apply lots of moisturizer... It flakes constantly and is scaly. My skin als
  15. Hey, Thanks for taking the time to read this topic. For those of you that have shallow scars (or had shallow scars at one point) what do you recommed? What helped you get rid of our shallow scars or at least diminish them. I know that shallow acne scarring is not the end of the world. I feel bad for those of you that have serious scarring. Serious scarring is also not the end of the world. At least in my book i's not. Keep your heads up. Any and all responses are appreciated it
  16. How Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Reduces Acne Scars (and May Also Help with Acne)

    How TCA Works on Acne Scars How TCA May Work on Acne TCA Side Effects How Well TCA Works on Acne Scars and Acne Summary Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is an acid mainly used for the treatment of acne scars, and not acne itself. However, three studies so far also show it may hold promise in treating acne itself as well.1-3 How TCA Works on Acne Scars There are three main types of indented (atrophic) acne scars, and...
  17. In-office salicylic acid peels can cost over $500 per peel. What's even worse is multiple peels are required to achieve drastic results. Regular aspirin (acetyl-salicylic acid) is almost chemically identical to the ingredient in more expensive peels and can cost as little as $5. Here's how to make yours at home; Crush 5-10 aspirin tablets until they are a powder that resembles flour. Use a blender if you have to. Combine the aspirin powder with regular %2 salicylic acid face wash. Apply th
  18. Serious question, I'm 21 and have zero experience with girls never even kissed one and this is all due to acne. Girls ignored me and thought I was grotesque in high school because of it and now I feel behind everyone else in the dating/sex scene and I barely have a social life as it is. Acne screwed me over hard when I was 14-16 now I'm clear but crippled if that makes sense. Anyways every girl already has a bf so getting a gf at this point is impossible. The only thing going for me right now is
  19. Hello, I'm posting here to inquire about the effectiveness of a weekly glycolic (70%) peel. Would the effects of such a regimen be comparable to a monthly TCA peel (15-25%)? Some time ago I had a TCA peel done but the solution was unevenly applied (my fault) and some parts of my face were lighter than others. Fortunately my face has recovered from the botched peel but the root problem (that I was trying to fix with the peel) remains. I believe it would be prudent to adopt a slow, methodical
  20. Hello! I just recently purchased MUAC's 25 Mandelic Acid and I got the Green Tea cleanser. I was wondering if I could use Cerave Foaming Cleanser before applying the peel instead of the Green Tea cleanser? Thanks!
  21. Curious has anyone had a JUNGLE BREW PEEL? I am tempted to get one and would like your thoughts on this peel?
  22. I recently had done a Jessners peel with 20% Salicylic acid on top on Monday the 12th of august i waited about a week and a half and did it again Thursday the 23rd,I followed the same steps i did like the first time but this time my face frosted more and got dark have i Burned my face?
  23. Hi, I purchased a 10% glycolic acid peel and have used it a few times, for the maximum recommended time (15 mins). It makes my skin smooth and is helping my acne scars a tiny bit, but barely. I don't want to go for a professional peel or use a higher concentration at home because there's never a good time for my skin to "flake" for days - I wouldn't be able to leave the house if it did this, or if it reacted with hyperpigmentation. What would happen if I left the weak 10% peel on fo
  24. Hey everybody, 2 weeks ago I got a 25% TCA Peel on my face to help get rid of my red marks and to smooth out my acne scars. So far, I've noticed my cheeks a lot smoother, and it doesn't look like I have wrinkled cheeks due to my acne scars anymore. BUT I got a mini breakout after I stopped peeling. I noticed that for the most part my chin was the victim of the breakout, and I got a heat rash on my forehead around a day after I finished peeling (I think I got it because I used Tazorac
  25. Hello all, So i am now on my fourth week of using the regimen and my skin is ridiculously flaky with okay improvement on my acne. The first 2 weeks I did not have any type of flaking but now i cant even put my makeup on without it peeling off. If i do as little as scratch my forehead, I end up with skin under my fingernails. It's gotten so bad that my main worry right now is the flaking and not my acne. Also, after washing my face with the cleanser my face feels really dry and it gets very