Face Reality New Clientcalcium
Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:48 PM
I am 48 and have non-inflamed acne. However, I did have horrible, inflamed acne from the time I was 13 through my 20s. The past fews years I have had bumps under the skin and just minor cysts once in a while. The past year, I've noticed the bumps were increasing in their numbers; enough to just bug the dickens out of me!
Of course my husband doesn't think it looks bad, but I'm not going to trust his opinion. I mean, the man doesn't even see the underpants on the floor, how the heck is he going to see the zits that are driving me insane!!
The Face Reality office was lovely, calming and everyone was so kind. Gabby helped me and spent quality time analyzing and cleaning my skin. I had a peel and some extractions.
What I loved the most was that they don't force their products on you. We agreed that I would use up some of my products that don't break me out. So I will use my current cleanser, serum and SPF then switch to theirs if I so choose. I purchased the Exfol A and Cranberry Cream. We decided at this point to wait and see if I needed the BP. PTL!
I grew up in NJ and had a fabulous derm out there who did extractions, gave peels, etc. He transformed my skin. I have not been able to find one out in the Napa Valley that takes the time to do this. Face Reality gave me the EXACT same service that my NJ Derm offered. They are meticulous in what they do, make sure to answer all your questions, and honestly seem to genuinely care about clients.
I am SOOOO grateful to Willow and all the bloggers who took the time to talk about this place. I am confident that I will soon have great skin.
If any of you are 45 or older and use their products, can you please advise if you included anti-aging? Gabby mentioned that the Exfol A and Forte products will help and that we can address these issues as well down the road.
I do, also, have some calcium deposits on my skin that I would love to get removed. But, I want to get my skin under control first and maybe try to find a doctor that can do this as well.
Have a great day everyone. And thank you for the board Dan!
Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:11 AM
You should get some antiaging effects from the Exfol-A since it has glycolic acid and vitamin A proprionate. Once you are clear of acne, there are probably other antiaging treatments you can try as well. The peels from Face Reality may also have some antiaging benefits.
Good luck with your treatment and keep us posted on how things are going!
-Face Reality Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel
-MD Formulations AOX Hydrating Gel and/or MD Formulations AOX Lotion (on drier areas)
-Mix a few drops of Niacinamide Gel with Face Reality's SPF 30 for Acne Prone Skin
-Face Reality Silica scrub
-Derm A Gel 2 out of 3 nights, PTR Unwrinkle Peel Pads every 3rd night
-Mix Face Reality Hydrating Emulsion with Metazine Niacinamide Gel
-Face Reality's 2.8% BPO (chin only).
*Spot treat any inflamed lesions with Aczone
*Spot treat clogged pores with 8% mandelic
*Diet: Vitamin C and zinc supplements, avoid dairy, avoid iodine, mimimize sugar and salt, avoid peanuts
I also get facials at Face Reality Acne and Skin Care Clinic every 4-6 wks.
My lengthy log:
Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:07 PM
Thank you again for your feedback on the office. I never would have found it otherwise.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:48 PM
I'm so glad you had a great first experience with us. Keep all of us posted!
I didn't actually outgrow my acne until my forties and had to use products until then to keep my acne under control. Since I had non-inflamed acne, I typically used a scrub cleanser, a 10% glycolic serum and 10% benzoyl peroxide. Had I known about vitamin a proprionate back then, I would have used that as well.
Now I just battle the wrinkles.....
Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:01 PM
I'm seeing good results and the products are so gentle!
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