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#21 Termolyt

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:31 PM

I have one of those on my forehead biggrin.gif

It refills badass quickly.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:39 AM

Great info. I've experimented with a lot of topicals and no matter how hard I try, my pores are always clogged in the next morning. If I'm understanding correctly, the only way to reduce these sebaceous filaments is to decrease sebum production which is easier said than done.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:02 PM

THANK YOU WILLOW!! eusa_clap.gif

Now I can try to learn how to relax, fade my scars, and accept my clear skin without worrying about the "dots" on my nose. eusa_think.gif

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (Wally @ Sep 7 2009, 07:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great info. I've experimented with a lot of topicals and no matter how hard I try, my pores are always clogged in the next morning. If I'm understanding correctly, the only way to reduce these sebaceous filaments is to decrease sebum production which is easier said than done.


you need to somehow reduce / elininate hyperkeratinization, hypercornification of skin cells .... people who have oily skin just have oily skin. oily skin alone does not give you blackheads/clogged pores/sebecoues filaments.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:25 AM

I guess these are Sebaceous Filaments then? eusa_boohoo.gif

Is there anything that can be done to reduce their appearance? Or should I just forget about it... eusa_think.gif


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (ccAuto @ Sep 16 2009, 03:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess these are Sebaceous Filaments then? eusa_boohoo.gif

Is there anything that can be done to reduce their appearance? Or should I just forget about it... eusa_think.gif


Attached File  fillaments.jpg   128.51K   3135 downloads


That's what they look like to me in the photo - that or just slightly large pores. Realize that most people don't get nearly that close to your skin to be able to see that (and even if they did, I am guessing they wouldn't notice anything anyways!). Mandelic acid MIGHT help reduce the appearance of these. I notice that my pores appear smaller when I use mandelic regularly.


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:42 AM

are those white BUMPS the sebaceous filaments or the black dots???

coz now im worried im 16 and i have some blackheads that are obviously black but there not the same siz some are bigger than the other. ??? anyone lol

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE (Sebastianoo @ Dec 11 2009, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are those white BUMPS the sebaceous filaments or the black dots???

coz now im worried im 16 and i have some blackheads that are obviously black but there not the same siz some are bigger than the other. ??? anyone lol


Possibly both - the filaments are white, unless the top part is exposed to oxygen at the skin's surface, in which case the top part of the filament turns black.

QUOTE (willow569 @ Dec 12 2009, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Sebastianoo @ Dec 11 2009, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are those white BUMPS the sebaceous filaments or the black dots???

coz now im worried im 16 and i have some blackheads that are obviously black but there not the same siz some are bigger than the other. ??? anyone lol


Possibly both - the filaments are white, unless the top part is exposed to oxygen at the skin's surface, in which case the top part of the filament turns black.


And it possible that you have sebaceous filaments (the ones that are about the same size) and blackheads (the bigger spots)


A.M.

-Face Reality Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel
-Finacea
-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

P.M.

-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:
http://www.acne.org/...p...1620&st=460

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:07 AM

looks like i have this, what a bitc..

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:35 AM

Ohh wow, this gives me some perspective. I tried those annoying strips, facial scrubs, masks... absolutely anything to get rid of these things - simply because my mother kept telling me they were blackheads - inherited from my grandmother. Lol. I don't feel so bad about them now, though admittedly still a bit miffed there is no cure. Still I wish I had known this years ago. Thank you for the enlightenment smile.gif

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:08 AM

I have both then..because after blackheads squeezing session in which lots of white gunk comes out, the skin on my nose and forehead look clearer, but there are still the greyish dots!

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:33 PM

This helps so much! I thought I only had cysts and normal pimples, no whiteheads or blackheads, until I was told what blackheads are and what the look like. Then I looked at my nose and thought I had tons of them. I thought great, I knew my acne was bad, but now I realize I have it worse! This somewhat gives me hope that I don't have blackheads haha

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 10:03 AM

Hooray, I can stop beating up my nose eusa_dance.gif

And now that my skin's just about clear, I can focus on fading my scars and shrinking up my pores.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

I have these so called filaments pretty bad. sometimes I wake up and theres a whole lot of them sticking out of my pores on my nose up to ~2mm. is it bad if I use tweezers to pull em out? It sure is satisfying...
I'm gonna try the mandelic acid and see if that helps...

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:52 PM

I guess if I do have these...I'm wondering if it is okay to clean out those pores (extract) regularly anyway because they get a lot bigger after I let it all build up in there for a couple weeks or months
I can't be perfect.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:02 PM

Can anybody assist me. I still have scarring on my forehead with it appears these sebaceous filaments or blackheads. I have posted pics below. I have done home glycolic peels, Olay microderm and peel kit, AHA exfoliating creams just to name a few. Any suggestions?

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for the post, Kim!

Pic looks a lot like my nose :\ It's good to know that they're very normal ^^

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:17 AM

Does any1 know what product(s) you can use to reduce this?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

OMG so helpful it explains alot and now I can stop squeezing the hell out of my nose !

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