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    Old 06-10-2001, 11:35 PM   #1
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    HELP! Red Marks... what can help?? *PICS*

    hey guys, i was wondering if there was something that the dr. can perscribe to help with these red marks that I have all over my cheeks. I asked him about Azelex and he said that it only helps with "brown marks" and he didnt think it would do much for me. Ive tried aloe, but im not quite sure how much it helped me... anyone have any info? Is Azelex good for my condition or anything else out there? I just got off Accutane, so its 99.9% red marks now. Any advice/tips are greatly appreciated

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    Old 06-11-2001, 09:49 AM   #2
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    Re: HELP! Red Marks... what can help?? *PICS*

    I have heard retin-a helps with these. Also, vaseline works too. For vaseline you have to apply to scarred areas only about 6 tiomes a day. You need to keep it moist. For more info on this search this board for vaseline.

     
    Old 06-11-2001, 02:35 PM   #3
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    doesnt retin-a make things more red at first? i heard its pretty strong and not necessarily the best for using immediately after Accutane since my skin is really sensitive right now

     
    Old 06-11-2001, 02:37 PM   #4
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    Theres a period where you shouldn't use topicals after Accutane. Anyways, Retin-A Micro is a lot less irritating and as long as you slowly introduce your skin to it, it should help. Yes, Retin-A definetely does help fade the marks, just it takes a long, long, time.

     
    Old 06-11-2001, 02:57 PM   #5
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    Get a nice dark tan. It worked beautifully on my red marks. The marks themselves will darken, but eventually the rest of your skin catches up and becomes even toned. Your skin will be slightly irritated (and more acne prone) at first, but once you develop a good tan, all will be well....

    This only works, of course, if you can GET a dark tan. If you just burn, don't bother -- you'll just darken the red marks and burn the rest of your skin.

    -G

     
    Old 06-11-2001, 02:58 PM   #6
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    I just noticed that you've been on accutane. In that case, I wouldn't suggest any heavy sun exposure until your skin recovers (if it ever does).

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    Old 06-11-2001, 08:44 PM   #7
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    Re: HELP! Red Marks... what can help?? *PICS*

    what about Azelex? Will it help with the types of red marks that i have?

    im not exactly sure what to even classify them as either... will topicals help?

     
    Old 06-12-2001, 02:51 PM   #8
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    Re: HELP! Red Marks... what can help?? *PICS*

    Ive been on retin-a for like three months. I haven't seen any noticeable fading of scars unfortunately.

    What ever happened to Mederma? Wasn't Brad goin on that?

    Anyone used it?

     
    Old 06-13-2001, 12:04 AM   #9
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    ive never really heard much about it... (maderma)

    will lemons help fade my marks faster too? I tend to hear alot about ppl using those too

     
    Old 06-13-2001, 11:44 PM   #10
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    can anything help me with the types of red marks that i have??

    are these are considered "red marks" as opposed to "brown marks"? Any info is greatly appreciated

     
    Old 06-14-2001, 02:15 AM   #11
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    you know the red marks you have are quite identical to mine, very identical indeed, i can answer some of your questions but don't have much remedies in mine. Azelex is relatively new so doctor don't usually recommend the drug, a common lightening agent used is hydroquinone, i have been applying it for one week, my dermatologist mentioned that the red marks vanished through time and the hydroquinone may helped but it not a certain case. my red marks has been along for a long time some even take close to a year to start disappearing, it's longer than the normal case, usually the red marks take about 3-6 months but having endured the red marks for a long time, thought that i may be wiser, remember don't be fooled by people who mentioned that they have this product that can removed your red marks in a few days, it takes time for the marks to disappear & though we may dream of miracle sometime it never happens. But rest assured the marks will disappear just made sure that no fresh pimples arrived on your face than there will be no end to it.

     
    Old 06-14-2001, 08:54 PM   #12
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    so hydroquinone helped or no? About how long did it take you to see results as far as fading is concerned? Im getting pretty desperate because the summer is coming up <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

    is hydroquinone available at any drug store? or is it a prescription drug?

     
    Old 06-15-2001, 02:27 PM   #13
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    Looks like SEVERE ACNE---Go to a dermatologist and get DIFFERIN Gel or Cream...Cream works best.

     
    Old 06-15-2001, 09:53 PM   #14
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    if you want to fade your marks, there isn't much choice around, hydroquinone is one of them but let me tell you that it is banned in Europe because of it is suspected of causing some illness, i don't remember what it is. Other lightening agent like kojic acid are used in cosmetics. You can get 2% hydroquinone at your drugstore but those of the higher concentration need to be prescribed by doctor. THe one i taking is 4% hydroquinone,i do recommend that you get a doctor prescription because a higher concentration will be better in expediting the process. good luck

     
    Old 06-16-2001, 01:07 AM   #15
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    the marks appear to be slightly indented. is that right, or, just how the photos look? i had some marks similar to that. they fade over time, for the most part, but, probably not entirely. you can however speed up the process. i would try using a solution with hydroquinone and glycolic acid in it for now, or, buy them separately. you may want to get prescription hydroquinone, so you can get a higher strength (4%) and look for a glycolic acid solution of at least 10%. i use a product called glyquin that combines the two, but, you need a prescription for it. i got it at the plastic surgeon's office.

    since you just got off accutane, there isn't much you can do for awhile in the way of treating your skin. you may want to look into microdermabrsion and/or glycolic acid peels five or 6 months from now. i got off accutane about a year ago, and my skin didn't look too good. it's much better now, but only after a series of treatments (first microderms, then glycolic acid), none of which were real drastic though, which i thought was going to be needed to 'fix' me.

    the hardest thing will be having patience until the effects of accutane wear off and you can do more for your skin. if you have the money to burn, you might even want to consider trying the nlite laser (not really a laser though, but it's called that anyway) as it can be administered even while on the drug. it's not necessarily intended for acne scarring, but some have had success with it anyhow. as for your skin, don't go out in the sun and try to camouflage it by tanning. i did that and it only made it worse. much worse, in that it was extremely red and stayed that way for awhile. i would try some sunless tanner instead. that'll work much better overall for you.

     
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