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  1. Hello im new to the forum and i really hope you can help me as this is really giving me alot of emotional stress 3 months ago i had a spot on my head, i put my sisters cream on it and it went very dark, i left it for a while thinking it would go, but it formed into a spot which had a hole in the middle, so I poked it with a needle and squeezed it and stringy pus came out, I am indian and my skin colour does not match the scar and it is highly noticable, its giving me alot of tension, stress and im upset that its not going away. it keeps growing and getting darker and i squeeze the pus out, how can i get rid of this as its ruining my interviews, my conversation as the spot is just noticeable especially for me, i need it to make it go and i hope someone can please please help me ive attached a photo and the spot/scar is above my eye brow and my confidence is getting damaged shyam x
  2. Hi, i had a spot on my nose in the summer and it left a raised scar, i think it is a hypertrophic scar. I was wondering what treatments are out there for me to get rid of it or even make it smaller and less noticeable. I prefer not to go to a dermatologist as I don't have the money I have included 2 photos, thanks.
  3. Hello everyone, I would like to first thank you all for stopping by my post and I appreciate all the help. Question I would like to know just what is it that i have. (I been told it is scarring, hypertrophic scars, acne vulgarus, and a bunch of other types of acne). In addition hormonal since is on the jawline. Background: # I have had this skin condition for 6-7 years on both sides of my jawline # the red bumps have not subside or gotten worst, it just stays red and about the same size # i have tried accutane, trentinone, BP, glycolic acid, and countless otc and prescription products. (Im aware of laser and cortisone, but I can't proceed without know what is it that i have) Also surgery but, I heard it has potential to form in to a keloid! Present: -I am currently using clinique men regimen day and night. -I apply sunscreen everyday -I apply fresh lemon juice on it every night( it has helped with the redness a tiny bit. Throughout these years, I was one of those people you've heard that has attempt to try almost everything, researched a ton, but due to so much information, I have no idea what to believe is true. I will see a dermatologist in a few weeks but please throw any information and experiences you have with this type of skin condition. Again thank you so much. -Phil
  4. peanutcrunching

    My Scaraway Experience

    Well I just got my ScarAway sheets today and cut one up and stuck it on straight away. As each week goes by Ill give updates. I wanted to post this because I have yet to see a proper review of it by an asian, and this is important for any dark skinned people using it as it affects different skin tones differently, and may affect the overall result. The scar is half an inch, very dark brown and slightly raised on my nose. It is VERY noticable. There is a deep closed comedone underneath it that I will be trying to get rid of with epiduo during the spring holiday (giving me three whole weeks to hide from the world and focus on my skin) I thought Id start the sheets straight away as the scar will still be there regardless of when I start trying to purge the comedone underneath. Can I just say that I think these sheets will last me 6 months or more because I can cut them up and place them on the scar without using even a quarter of one sheet. It's also important to keep it on as much as possible, clean it once a day WITH SOAP and letting it dry before putting it back on. To those struggling with it staying on, I use micropore tape (which is breathable and stick a strip of it on either side of the sheet so it doesnt move while not completely covering it and making the sheets breathability uneffective. I hyperpigment very easily and my marks are always a dark brown colour, taking up to 8 months or a year to fade (vigilant sun protection and vitamin c/licorice application greatly speed up the process by atleast a month or so) I currently slap makeup on everyday to cover them because they're so noticable and on my nose, meaning I now am afraid of sleepovers, holidays and any social event lasting longer than 12 hours. The scar that im treating with ScarAway however is a REAL SCAR (makes me sad as its so dark and i thought once my hyperpigmentation was gone i could go makeup free) I wanted to ask if anyone has had any sort of treatment for hyperpigmented hypertrophic nose scars before and what the outcome was? Ill probably be looking into it in a few months time. ILL BE POSTING MORE PICTURES SOON AND UPDATING WEEK BY WEEK, MAYBE SOONER IF I SEE ANY RESULTS.
  5. Hi! I wasn't sure where to post this, but I think this is the most appropriate sub-forum. When I was about ten or eleven, I experienced one of my first and worst pimples. It was right in the top center of my chin (right where it curves into the skin before your bottom lip) and I picked the heck out of it when I was a kid. It lasted for maybe a month - I picked nonstop and it was always very red and irritated, and I always removed the scab. Well, now I'm twenty and for as long as I can remember since I had that pimple, I've had a very raised bump in the same place where the pimple was. My assumption is it is either a scar or cyst, although I can't find any pictures that resemble it. It is the same color as my skin, and it only turns red if I've put pressure on it (I've tried to pop it only twice for as long as I can remember. For the most part, I leave it alone.) Also, I'm not sure if it is advised to do this here, but I use hydrogen peroxide to try to kill any bacteria in my acne, and I've noticed the few times recently that I put it on this bump after I had opened it a bit to try and pop it, it reacted a lot (bubbling and white). I just hate when I take a really nice photo or something and that bump ruins my image. I've been feeling more and more self-conscious about it lately and I'd love to know what it is. At the time I can't visit a dermatologist or other doctor to have it identified, but I imagine it's nothing important because nobody had said anything about it before. I can try to provide pictures if it will help someone identify it.
  6. Hello, I just wanted to know if I have scarring, specifically on my cheeks. If I do, what kind of scars steer they? What are methods of treatment? If I don't have scars, is it just regular acne? Also, I was looking up some stuff online, and im wondering, do I have hyperpigmentation? Thank you so much for helping me sheet these questions y'all. It means a lot to me as I am really stressed out about my acne...
  7. DC-girl

    Cryoshape

    Hey guys, just came across cryoshape tonight. Looks like some awesome before and afters for a non invasive procedure! I might do this! Has anyone on here done it? If you don't know what it is, Google cryoshape.com
  8. Hi guys, So i've been reading through a tonne of posts, and thought i'd write up a post to see if anyone had any ideas. After many many tries by my doctors to solve my back acne, finally they put me on accutane and i've been on it for about 8 months. It's been completely clear for about 4 months, and i'm only on about 10mg/20mg. Anyway it's left some scarring on my back, that covers the whole back. Now the main two issues i'm finding are a tonne of little white 'follicular macular atrophy' scars scattered across the sides and centre of my back, along with various light discolouration and redness. Now in all honesty, while the scarring does cover my entire back, it's actually been manageable. After taking a shower, or going for a swim, when my back is covered in water the scarring is pretty much not visible unless you go really, really close. Although when my back is dry, it is pretty obvious from about a metre or two away. I usually feel comfortable swimming once my back is wet. Anyway you might be thinking why would I bother if it isn't *too* bad, and not visible when covered in water. Well it feels like I am so so close to getting my skin back, and surely it is possible. One thing I have tried as my skin is quite white, is rubbing tanning cream over my back, and it evened out the skin colour enough to hide the majority although the white bumps are still visible when in bright light eg sun. (for example, I looked at my back in the mirror on the wall, faced away from the ceiling light and my back looked overall clear. If anyone has any solutions, or ideas, please let me know. I feel so close to something at least resembling clear skin. Has anyone tried silicone sheeting? Lasers?
  9. 22 year old male here. I've dealt with bad acne since puberty. After graduating college and several months on the acne.org regimen, my face has miraculously cleared of active infections. However, the raised bumps on my nose still remain. Whenever I broke out on my nose, usually a finger-tip sized red area would appear and would be painful to touch. Usually it'd become raised, and then burst and turn dark red for a while before subsiding. Does anybody know if this is hypotrophic scarring? Sebaceous hyperplasia? And what kind of treatment would be best to get rid of these stubborn rascals? When my nose turns red from cold weather, the bumps usually remain less red than the rest of the nose.
  10. Hi, I intended to try silicone sheets for a raised scar on my chin, but the sheets simply wouldn't stay on (due to the curve on my face) so I returned them. Now I'm looking to try silicone gel instead. Any brand recommendations?
  11. Sorry if I'm being vague, I typed up the whole thing and the site crashed without me copying it....: About 1.5 months ago I got a cyst in the crease of my nose where it meets my cheek. I was an idiot and tried to pop it, even lance it, so it became very inflamed...thus I got a cortisone shot which worked wonderfully...however 2 weeks later, it re-inflamed to about 60% of its original size. I got another shot which also worked nicely, however it slowly began to re-inflame again after a week. After my 3rd shot, the swelling seemed to disappear, however I am left with a slightly raised bump that is faded dark red in color. It is about the size of a squished, elongated skittle (sorry, only comparison I can think of lol). I heard vaseline is good for any type of scar, so should I use that or is there a chance that it might irritate it? I'm scared to death though to even touch it because Im afraid I am going to deal with inflammation again, as a cyst in that location makes even the smallest amount of inflammation extremely noticeable. It's currently and has been painless for a little less than a month. I really do not think it should come down to surgery, because I think I should definitely give it more time to see if it heals....also that might leave me with a worse scar. What do you guys think I could do?
  12. Hi guys! So I'm pretty brand new here. I've been lurking the forums trying to find a solution to my annoying scars, but so far, without success. From what I've read, I've kind of self-diagnosed my scars as hypertrophic (if I'm wrong, by all means, please correct me!) I've had them on my upper back for about 4 maybe 5 years now, and it's such a pain looking for clothes to cover it up during the summer Attached below I have some pictures (let me know if I can take better ones to help you diagnose it better) So far, I've tried quite a bit. I had 2 cortisone shots done on each spot. I found that while the immediate result flattened it for a couple of days, the following days resulted in a gradual return to its original state (if anything, it made them inflate even more) I have also tried silicone gel sheets. I feel as though they flattened them and smoothed them out a bit, but they're still quite visible, and are tedious to apply every night. The texture of the scars is quite hard. If I apply pressure, I can hardly feel my fingertips on the skin (it's lost that much feeling in it!) Almost every other night I massage the area, in hopes to loosen up the skin, but of no avail, yet again. If anyone can help me out, to primarily flatten them, and if anything fade the dark pigmentation, I'd be eternally grateful! I've been struggling to fix this on my own, but nothing has been coming to light. I hope someone can help share some insight with me, I know a lot of you are probably much more knowledgable about these pesky buggers than I am. Thanks in advanced!
  13. Hey everyone. I have had white spots on my face for about 5 years now, I think. When they first started I didn't think much of it, I think they were mainly on my chin, then some on the right side of my nose. The ones on my chin are basically what my face is now, I don't remember my face without them. And I tried for the longest time to not care about them. I've had acne before, not too crazy but stubborn acne. I've never played with them. Never popped them. I never tried to craft some home remedy I wasn't sure about. I just let them be. And I tried to do the same with these white spots for some years now. But It's getting worse and worse. When I squeeze my cheeks, or the place between my brows, or my chin with my hands, there appears even more of them, that I previously couldn'T without squeezing. I went to three dermatologists, one of them said it might e past acne scar, one of them said they might be fat glands, and the last one said he didn't know, and gave me "acnelyse" which sheds skin and "sivex" which is a protective lotion I believe. I'm going to include some old photos and the ones I just took with the phone's flashlight, zoomed in. This one is from June 2016. I know it's low res but the sun makes the spots better visible, as if they already werent. September 2016. Obvious raise in chin & right side of nose. October 2016. Low res again. Now for the photos I just took. Left side of my nose. Note that when my skin is stretched, these spots aren't visible, they don'T even leave a trace when I stretch the skin. they just dissappear. So it's not like acne where it would be more visible when you stretch the skin. Left side 2. My nose also has 3-4 bumps, one of them is very visible, right on the upper side of the mini mole on my nose. Squeezing my cheek. Left side acne & spots. Many on the chin also visible. Right side again. this is where it's worst. Left side photos look worse but right side is actually much much worse irl. Chin. Flash makes them look less by destroying the shadows but they're still visible. Last one, squeezing my chin. I'm a 21 yo male. I've tried the "acnelyse" the third derm gave me and it doesnt seem to do much. Maybe it's my mood bur they definitely feel worse on some days and better on some days. So maybe it's an allergy of some kind? I smoke but thse started long before I started smoking. Only thread I've found with almost the exact spot photos is this: www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/326959-raised-bumps-on-chinhypertrophic-scar/ Some users say they have the same thing but when I search their post history, I find photos that are nothing like mine. Mine have never been red, always whiter. They don't burn or itch, they're just there. They're not squeezable, they're like a part of the skin. My first phost here. I don't know if I've done something wrong. thanks in advance. If you're going to recommend a doctor, I live in Turkey.
  14. (Been reading here for some time now, but it's my first time posting. Sorry for the long message! ) Hi, I'm a female woman of African descent. I had acne since I was a teen and it went into a mild form of acne. It was only concentrated on my face (no bacne, etc.)and never ever had problems with the rest of my body(not easily scarring, healing very fast, etc.). On 24 yrs, my skin broke out all over my body ( I mean no inches of skin was free from that reaction) on a couple of days and just wouldn't away. I believe this was a skin reaction and I was rushed to a dermatologist. Once there, after describing my situation and that I wanted to fix my acne if possible while I was there, the doctor analyzed my face and and top of my back and said that he would put me on some topical cleansers which I've declined as I had tried them in the past without success. Following this, I was proposed to try Accutane. I had heard of it before but never knew the extend of the damage it could do beside the paper I was handed to read before signing. I weighted 160 lbs and was put on 40mg which lasted exactly 1 year. Few months in, I had asked why I still have to continue taking it after a nurse started to worry me during a blood test and I was answered that it was because of my weight and that there was some calculations involved. During the treatment, I had "foggy" memory and most of the side effects: dry lips, dry eyes, headaches, etc. I've noticed raised scars along with hyperpigmentation during the treatments but thought that they would go away once the treatment done, but it never did. I've had Kenalog injected at some spots but only one went away. I've mentioned it to the derm at the time but I was met with "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT" answer and that's where it went downhill for me. Now it is 2-3 years later and I've finally been able to book an appointment with a different one after going through a lot of bad doctors that would send me back to that first one who had obviously no interests in helping me anymore. While I'm waiting to see a new derm, I was wondering if anyone had advices or tricks on how to clear these scars or if it's possible to "reverse" some of the effects of the skin? I've been on Amlactin for a year now without much results...
  15. During January of this year i got a really big pimple on my nose and after a while it started to go away, but never really went away completely. It left this really bad scar/raised bump on my nose and I'm in desperate need of help as to how to get rid of it. It seems like it will never go away. any ideas?
  16. hello all, i have no clear diagnosis on what this bump on my nose is, but it's history is that before this bump there was about two pimples i popped (shouldn't have done) and reappeared after another (last year) now there is a small raised hard dark red bump on the spot where the pimple was and it will not go away, it's been on my nose for about a year now and i have been wondering what it was. things i have tried: popping it (mistake it came back anyway) apply vitamin e onto it (my go to lol) thanks any help would be appreciated.
  17. Hello! I've been heavily researching the topic of scar removal for my face. I have less than one month left of my isotretinoin course, so I can't do any treatments yet; just planning for the future. I wouldn't consider my scars "acne scars", but rather scars from me picking at acne. I have several indented fingernail print scars, and one long, raised fingernail-picking scar on my chin as well. I would consider them minor/shallow. When I brought this up to my dermatologist, her advice was basically along the lines of "deal with it," and "they probably won't go away." I'm not delusional; I'm fully aware that these are scars and honestly don't have too much hope for them to be treated. But they distress me endlessly and have left me with body dysmorphia that affects me 24/7. Has anyone had any success with scar treatments for these types of scars? Unsuccessful treatments? I was interested in trying derma rolling, but my dermatologist shot that down (still interested though). Again, definitely wouldn't call them "acne scars", they are 100% from me picking at acne with my fingernails. Thank you!
  18. My dermatologist is terrible and won't do anything or even tell me a diagnosis. He just acts all nonchalant like I am OCD and shouldn't worry about these things when as many of you know they can be very stressful energy draining to deal with. For 6-8 months I have had this pea sized red mark that is slightly raised on my upper arm and at the moment as you can see in the picture it looks like a crater, it is healing from the outside to the center. When completely healed it is just red raised and circular, and kinda feels a little rough/tough under it (100% not a cyst). I went to the dermatologist and he wouldn't do anything for it so because it felt like there was stuff under it I stupidly popped it hoping that it would heal flatter but unfortunately it did not. I do not even mind if I end up with a flat red circular mark that is flat that will fade in time, but because it is raised it is very annoying and hate wearing tshirts with it. Can someone help me identify this mark and what it may be, and any possible at home solutions or what you think a dermatologist can do to get rid of it? My guess would be it just seems to be a small raised keloid scar but any help or input would be greatly appreciated!
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