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Old 06-24-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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I'd talk to a dermatologist and ask if maybe a chemical peel would help or not. I know they can treat scaring with lasers now too. They also have many other tricks up their sleeves. When I was fifteen I grew a pimple so big it was like a tumor on my face. It was so big people were asking me what happened, like I was in an accident or something. I was too mortified to tell people it was a monster pimple so I told them I was hit in the face with a racket. Anyway it scared my mother into taking me to the dermatologist and he injected that thing with 3 needles worth of something. So go see a Dr. if you can.

Other than that make sure you constantly drink water to keep your skin hydrated, that should help your skin repair itself. Also resist the urge to touch your face and especially no picking. And it couldn't hurt to take vitamins.

I know the dermatologist can be costly, but definitely worth it in the end. If you go for the trial and error approach with numerous over the counter chemicals you could end up making your skin worse. Especially since most of the products have drying agents that dry your skin out too much thus prompting it to create more oil.
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Vitamin E will help. My mom just had major surgery; she has a 4 inch scar down her neck. She takes vitamin e caplets, poke them with a pin and squeezes the liquid out and rubs it onto the scar.

Give it a try. It might take time, but it will help over the long run.
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I've had friends do that with piercing scars... its cheaper to buy the vitamin e liquid tabs than pure liquid vitamin e
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I forgot if I posted this or not.

I have barely any pimples, so accutane would just do nothingf and cause more redness.

I went to the derm, hes no help. An ******* too. Burning me about how I treated my acne in the past.

Ill give vitamin e a shot. thnx guys

so do i just... rub it on then wash it off? or rub it on let it sit?
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I woudl try a different dermatologist - I work with them and that does not sound right to me at all.

I'd rub the vitamin E on at night and sleep with it on there. Also, the tip about drinking tons of water will help more than you would think - it is an easy thing to do and will be beneficial in more ways than one.
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Coco-butter is also well-known to help reduce scarring and heal scars.
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coco lol. maybe i should rub chocolate all over my face. yummmmm
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make sure any cleanser you do use does not contain alcohol. If it does, then it strips your skin of natural oils and in return your skin over produces the oils which then leads to clogged poors and more breakouts.

Also, have you had your hormones checked? A lot of times when hormones are out of whack then it causes breakouts.

With the vitamin e, put it on at night after cleansing your face and leave it there while you sleep. You won't need huge amounts. In the morning make sure you take a soft towel and warm water (plus a good cleanser with no alcohol) to wash your face off.
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That's really bad man. I'd check with a doctor for sure about that. I had friends who were that bad, and that's what they did.

If it makes you feel any better I rarely had any acne when I was a teenager, but in my mid-twenties I get more than before.
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i dont care very much anymore. the acne is gone, the redness just burns me. especially in the summer whe i sweat adn it gets redder.

I suspect steroids for my asthma caused the breakouts. i got a perscription for a new steroid right before my breakout
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