Efudex took its toll on my facial skin and it had pits that looked like big acne scars. I switched dermatologists because the one I had at first could not give me any advice about cover-ups or how we would get rid of them for several months. The second dermatologist was a woman and recommended that every morning I rub a dab of aquaphor between my fingers and spread it all over my face because moisture is essential to heal the scarring, then she suggested I apply a thin coat of Prascion RA (prescription cream with sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfer 5%) over it, and then said I should follow it with any brand of LONG WEARING makeup - preferably one that had titanium dioxide as its only or its dominant sunscreen. Something about the long wearing formula helps promote healing. I chose Revlon Colorstay (regular has a 15 spf or Active has a 25 spf) but if you look you may find others with titanium dioxide as a major sunscreen. At bedtime, I wash my face and let the skin breathe overnight without anything on it. In a relatively short time the "pits" went away after using this trio every morning. My skin looks great. A few friends have commented it looks like I had a chemical beauty peel and how good my skin looks but I have assured them they don't want to use what I did. Considering my first dermatologist did not have any advice on this, I thought it might be worth sharing on your site.
Published On: October 03, 2007