tracy521

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  1. Saw+Dr.+Novick+today+(updated+with+pictures)

    i will for sure i plan on seeing him again this summer. in the meantime i'm doing dermapen to try and flatten them out a bit more and i'm also having it done on my indented scars too. i go for 2nd treatment of that on saturday. dr. novick uses kenalog to inject the hypertrophic scars. good luck to you!
  2. Saw+Dr.+Novick+today+(updated+with+pictures)

    i think your skin looks fantastic! i love dr. novick he is the only doctor that ever truly listened to me. he injected a few hypertrophic scars on my face. they do look better but i need to see him again for another round of injections to completely flatten them.
  3. IPL expectations

    glad your treatment went well. the results you have will all depend on the setting your derm used on you. if you dont see much results this time around then have them adjust the setting for the next time. usually for somebody that never had ipl they are very conservative at first then gradually increase the setting until they know what your skin can handle. for me they know they can do a high setting so they do that every single time which is why i have really good results with it. i think its good to take things slow for now. good luck to you!
  4. IPL expectations

    you only get the coffee ground look on the brown spots. they take about 3-5 days to go away. they will just flake off while washing or drying your face. when your red marks are zapped they will get redder for about an hour after the procedure then gradually get lighter. you should see results after the first treatment unless they are very conservative then it might take 2 treatments but i would say no more than 3 treatments should be needed to get rid of the red marks. for myself if the marks are new usually 1 treatment does the trick. dont worry it should all go fine its really a very easy treatment and is very quick. i need to go get another one myself for the brown spots that i have i get them from the sun even though i wear spf 50. i hate that! good luck to you!
  5. ipl is the answer. it was the only thing that ever removed my hyper pigmentation. the place i go to does spot ipl's for about $100 each so its not too crazy expensive and there really is no downtime. i have had more ipl's in my life than i can count. cant say enough good things about it.
  6. Spironolactone results with pics

    ugh i hope those breakouts are starting to clear up now. if you dont mind me asking what dose are you on now? i think spiro works the best taking 100-200mg a day.
  7. Spironolactone results with pics

    Amen to that. I have read a lot about people going on these super strict diets. Essentially eliminating everything! I don't know how you can live like that long term. agreed its not something one can do long term. you need to live your life and enjoy it! i tried so many different diets over the years and nothing worked it was such a waste of my time. i enjoy my life now and eat whatever i want(in moderation). by the way you are really pretty. i hope that your skin just gets better and better.
  8. Spironolactone results with pics

    i've been taking the same dose the entire time. i take 100mg total so i take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night. i also tried the diet route for a good while but my skin only got worse. once i got on spiro and finally cleared up it was so nice to go back to eating like a normal person.
  9. Spironolactone/PCOS

    hello. i've been taking spiro for over 4 years and havent been on birth control during that time. i found that birth control actually made my acne worse and my hormones go crazy so thank goodness for spiro! its the best and you should be totally clear by 6 months.