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Hia sorry for the late reply i didn't see your message, no i haven't got any medical problems, i had one seizure when i was 12 years old so i've been taking an anticonvulsant called lamatrigine for the last 10 years witch i could of come off years ago but i've just decided to stay on it, also i take a couple of anti-depressents called citalipram and mirtarzipine witch i've been taking for three years, and no theirs no pain and the dicolouation is just on my face, i've been getting acne for about a year but it's just got worse as times gone on and i have had a habbit of occasionaly picking at my spots, it doesn't look like a bruise it just looks like the blood has come to the surface more, a dermatologist i spoke to on here said it could be leaked blood from where i've picked at pimples and i personaly think thats what might of happened aswel, I went to see my GP three weeks ago and said about the blood thing and he noticed what i was on about but didn't really say much about it he just prescribed me some antibiotics for my acne but it's really starting to get me now.
Hi Dr.Rick i dont live in america i live in england, i dont think this is anything serious it's just come on because of my acne and where i've picked my spots, can you tell me if lasers can actually get rid of blood beneath the surface of the skin or are they only effective on actual veins?
Ye no what you mean, thanks for the infomation, if i showed you some pictures would you be happy to take a look so you know a bit more what i'm on about?
Ok thanks i'm just downloading some to a photo site and i'll send you the link
It's not a bruise it just looks like blood has come to the surface, the dermatologist i spoke to on here said it could be leaked blood from where i've picked a pimple, the first two pictures and the 5th picture are of the one side of my face witch is the worst side but the 5th picture i edited a bit to show you what is going on beneath the skin, the other pictures are of the other side of my face, The photos are not brilliant but hope you can make out something from them, i took other ones before and they were a little better but i took them on my sisters phone but she's not at my house at the moment, http://s13 55.beta.photobucket.com/user/dan12319/media/2013-01-14_055910_1293859027260_zps2c2aa3b0.jpg.html?sort=6&o=1#/user/dan12319/media/b532c754-366d-452c-8515-8fdfd1680691_zpse4038313.jpg.html?sort=6&o=0&_suid=136020299847207154925676239923
Hi Dr.Rick thanks for taking a look at the pictures, theirs a small cosmetic clinic near me and it's ran by a general doctor so do you reckon i should just give that a go first? If i have no luck their then i'll ask my GP for a referal and if still no luck do you think i should just keep trying to find cosmetic dermatology clinics? And ye I haven't picked my pimples for ages now i think i've learnt my lesson lol, i watched an american show yesterday online i dont no weather your familiar with it or not it's called " the drs" and it mentioned about a laser that treats bruises so even though my discolouation doesn't look like a bruise it does look like it's just blood beneath the skin so if theirs a laser that helps with bruising do you think this laser would help me?And ye i'll give you a rating now :)
Oh right ok i wont do that then, i dont know how to get an appointment with a dermatologist and it might takes ages so i was just going to ask my GP for a referal so do you reckon that will be ok? One last thing, i know this may sound like a stupid question but do dermatologists like getting to the cause of whats happened to ones skin and treating it or do some just thob you off?
Ok thats nice to know :) cheers for all the infomation and i'll get back to you on how i got on!