Day 99 on 100mg Spiro
My skin is the same as my last post.. still recovering from a couple of actives I had last week. My skin still isn't smooth. I notice these small bumps that aren't exactly actives. Not sure what they are!
I had my 4th treatment of non-ablative fractional laser
treatment today. It's called Sellas Laser
. I found this website that explains it pretty well:http://urepublic.com...cing-SELLAS.pdf
Key points of Sellas Laser:
-reduced downtime because "adjacent normal tissue" can help with healing the parts of your skin that actually got the laser
----- Every time I've gotten this laser treatment, I still go to work the next day. My skin is super red for a couple of days, but I can put makeup on to cover that up.
----- The thing that is a bit annoying is that my skin gets flaky and sandy for a couple of days. That's a bit more difficult to cover up, but not impossible.
-It can take up to 5 treatments to see results
----- It's hard for me to tell if there's a difference right now because I keep getting new actives and thus new dark marks.
-It might not be AS painful as ablative laser treatments
----- It's still painful. It's seriously awful. UGH just thinking about my treatment earlier today makes me cringe. Even though they put numbing cream on my face, the procedure hurts soooo much!
I also saw the dermatologist this morning. He gave me a prescription for a HUGE supply of 100mg Spironolactone. If my skin keeps getting better, I won't have to go to the doctor's office til the end of 2012 (because that's how long my refills will last)! I asked him about my dark marks and he recommended Microdermabrasion
. I told him about my laser treatment, and he said to wait at least 2 weeks. I asked him about fading creams, and he said his patients have seen "fair" results with hydroquinone creams and honestly thinks it isn't worth it. So, he didn't write me a prescription for the fading cream. I will rely on time, my laser treatments, and microdermabrasion. So much $$!!!!
Edited by hopefulgirl123, 16 April 2012 - 06:17 PM.