Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:49 AM
on my nose, cuz my nose pores are so hideous and destroy my social life.
my pore topic-----> http://www.acne.org/...04#entry2687504
anyways, so i began rolling using a .5mm roller.
i could hear the tiny little punctures and noticed oily like substance spill onto my nose as i rolled, then came traces of blood.
It hurt, but not in a horrible way, like, a nagging ingrown hair type pain taht u keep messing with, but only get a tear to squirt out of your eye..
anyways, so the hundreds of little holes are supposed to enforce collegan growth -therefore helping to minimize and heal these large pores/scars/and aging skin.
5x a wk is the recommended use, and i am willing to roll and roll away to healthier looking skin.
not long ago, i made a HUGE mistake of going to a estitician and having her do a chemical peel to help wit my nose pores...no no no no. waht a mistake.
when i least expected it, she squeezed all the solidified sebum out of my nose pores. I WAS PISSED! soon after, i realized, she had made them so much worse and literally tore them open wider. I hoped and hoped clearing this sebum woulda shrank them, but HE11 NO!
now i hide them even MORE! and makeup (i know i know, homo since im a guy) will not even hide them anymore!
it is the worst case of Orange peel look ever.
so Im really hoping taht this roller will work...at least sumwhat.
i have given it almost all i have. and i heard nothing but terrific things about this and negative things about all that i have thought about doing besides this.
from lazers to peels. horrible outcomes.
PLEASE! if you have any experience with rollers, do tell.
so far, my nose is a lil bloody, like a scraped knee. burns a bit, but not bad at all. dont know if i shoudl wash the blood off or what yet....
or if i should moisturize before bed, or let my natural oils take control...
the package says nothing about post rolling, only prior directions and use.
please please please! work work work! i will donate to this dermaroller fund if so!
Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:49 PM
nose texture is horrible, but pores arent looking as deep and large.
nose is bright red-been keeping moisturized with the occasional slab of vitamin a&d cream (baby rash and tattoo use)
just really red. dont know if im to use it while its red, or use, then day off, then use, day off, use use use?
i heard 5days is the way to keep it goin. is it goin to be this red each time? or am i pusshin to hard?
if i dont get a response i think ill give it a day off then roll again tomorw.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 10:34 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:49 AM
Wow. So you just explained literally, word for word, what i have been doing for teh last 2,3 years.
Im almost hesitant to believe someone wrote that rather then myself! !
Ya im in constant moderation of my nose, if im out somewhere, I feel my nose getting plagued with oil, so ill leave to restroom, wash hands, and pat with the damp towel while checking how noticeable my nose is to everyone else. I use my cell phone like a mirror sometimes...
The days my nose is somwhat better, I'll use that day like crazy! ill go everywhere with a better confidence -but sadly that day has not been in a long time. I notice that when I sweat, my nose looks how i would LOVE to have it. Smooth and a nice color tone. So ill usually workout before i go out and about. But usually, Ill go places that are not well lit.
So no wal marts. Malls. Arena games. anything in daylight...it sux.
the dermaroller didnt work well for me. I made a mistake of rolling on teh front and sides of my nose, and the sides didnt change, but now the FRONT of my nose is porous. HUGE mistake. Huge huge huge. to the point i wish i could go back in time...
Ive gone to a Laser skin place also for a consultation. Just did a Foto facial and Microdermabrasion...
not sure what to expect or think of it yet. Only got 1 of each done.
I know this is an internal problem and probably has to do with the massive oil production and skin problems beneath, but my derm said, EPIDUO.
I already used it before and it worsened the oil condition.
I almost wish I had extreme cystic acne to get Accutane to put a stop to the rediculous oil production...
As of now, I have just been washing my face with a cream like cleanser from clean and clear. then I rub down with witch hazel, then moisterize with a Vitamin E cream mixed with a few drops of Tea tree oil.
The more moist my nose is, teh better the pores look. BUT< the greasier and shiny it looks.
I just can't win.
It sux going from my past very social life, to a hermit hiding out all the time. Especially since my brother and I share the same friends.
Im afraid of my mental state, im a very strong willed person but this is ruining my life.
Im thinking of looking into something that maybe works like accutane with oil glands...I'm making me another derm appt to discuss how worse its getting and ill ask.
Then, if i find something, and the oil is helped, ill look into possible skin graphing at a Plastic surgeon or something...
Thank Universe I have money to do it all. I dnt know how i would ever work a regular job with this constantly bothering me to where I get anxiety attacks if Im stuck in light near people.
Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:04 AM
Their pores were deep and large and u could see that the pore itself was wide. In normal overcast daylight one of these people still had noticible large pores whereas mine in overcast daylight, or normal lighting do not show like this. It is the area around my pores which is sunken slightly which means that the stuff that comes out of them isn't even wide and the pore hole itself isn't too big. It is the harsh lighting or sun light which show mine up as almost mini scars.
I am hoping that needling may raise the area around each of these pores.
For example i could have two pores which appear the same size, as in the pore opening but one could have a sunken area around and one not?
Never really seen any other people with pores like mine?
Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:56 PM
Edited by Lenapore, 06 June 2010 - 01:59 PM.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:05 PM
Brace urself, im posted horrible pics up that almost make me sad to be me.
thats awesome! im very happy for you. I find certain regimines that for a week, my pores will look awesome! usually a lotion or something...but then my PORES! (they have a mind of their own) will become immune to my new strategy...
I swear...hey does anyone drink alcohol here? I notice, if i drink , the very next day I swear I feel my pores throbbing..like they are dilating and they lOOK WORSE! so, ya..i barely go out and enjoy myself....even in darkend bar n grills.
BUT! LENAPORE! do you mind typing up ur routine for me? Im MAD willing to try. I took some pics of my nose today, and I was so disgusted Im kind iffy to put em up here. But i will anyway...these are pics AFTER washing...imagine what they look like during the day when I sweat and all that....
And i know wha tyou mean by wrinkles, like, all these pores in clusters are causing creases taht look like spider webs connected the dots (pores)...
I wanna razor blade slices of my nose!!!!! ...rhinoplasty? skin graphing maybe?
thanx for everyones inputs by the way. Im glad im not the only one who thinkx this terrible
Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:27 AM
Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:17 AM
This year (beginning of 2010), I just thought, the hell with it, I am just going outside like I do not care. Act confident, and try to act like its not bothering me. It helps. For the first time in my life I would just confront others when I am waiting in the line at the mall, sitting on the "wrong" side (both sides of my nose are bad, but one side is just horrible compared to the other) on the couch etc. etc.
It helps to act this way, I really need some social interaction now and then. But it is still VERY hard, I am still very conscious about my nose scars. But the more I go out, the easier it gets. When I was in a crowd, I always made eye contact with literary EVERYONE, just to know who the f*ck is staring at my nose and to observe the look on their face (I think we can all relate to this behaviour). Now I just dont f***ing care anymore, I stopped wasting my time by doing that.
Reading your story was really heartbreaking, I felt you were me but having a way worse nose.
But after seeing the pics you posted... I thought, "WTF, THIS MUST BE A JOKE." Compared to mine and several others with nose scars, this is NOTHING. I just couldnt believe it. I know the state of mind is mostly psychological, but this.... DUDE, unless the lightning is playing some huge tricks, your nose is just fine! Ok, maybe it is not perfect, but it's (excuse me for saying this) no excuse at all to act the way you do now.
You want to see mine? I'll post some pics. Man I am so mad right now, my nose is way worse, if you would had my nose scar you would commit instant suicide!
ps. read my post any way you want. But I hope it gives you some more confidence to get some more out of your life. Your nose really isnt that bad, at ALL. I would be in heaven with your nose.
My nose is way, way, waaay worse. And on top of that I still struggle with acne (I am 26).
Edited by chained by acne, 07 June 2010 - 11:33 AM.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:47 AM
I am not tryna compete photos but I will take more if you'd like and the lighting is not that great in the first place. Hides many of the dilated pores, redness, and flakes of skin.
Like i have said before in previous posts, a dermatologist even was quite taken back by the state of my pores.
BTW, i am no longer dermaroling after the first few times, it got too rediculous with the constant reddening of my nose.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:59 PM
That's because you were sticking needles in your nose... that's the natural reaction.
Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:45 PM
So I take it you won't reconsider?
Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:05 PM
Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:40 PM
also, Levulan, ive heard of that. Ill have to research that.
My pores seemed to be gettin better now that summer time is here, and I am an extreme fitness freak..>(which is a shame my face SUX so bad...) so i have been sweating alot, taking cooling showers ...btw my nose sweats probably just as much as it seeps oil...constantly! I am constantly sweating, sticky, and damp...and Im sure its making my pores worse..but they STARTED to look better from all the sweating out wtvr it is, then constantly staying wet during my workout (hose)...
So anyways, I got up today , and notice my nose was swollen...like, THICKER then usual. as if their was so much oil not seeping out it was causing my nose to thicken..is this possible??? do you think it is my oil glands???
I am making a, hopefully not a waste of time, derm appt. to discuss this issue... Til then, I'll just be at home n working nights...
Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:47 PM
So I take it you won't reconsider?
well...I dont konw. I tried it 1x/wk for about a month...and I didnt notice any results...jsut made my nose red for a few days, which brought more attention to my already jacked up nose...
Its a shame..cuz I was soo exited when i got my roller in mail. I tried on a few acne scars and nothing...The fotofacial I got at my Skin PLace helped with that alot... I had red marks, not bumbs, just marks from acne scars and it blended it into my skin nicely...now if only i gave $hit about that...
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