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#1 Omnivium

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

Diet doesn't decrease my oil, and I'm a male, so I can't take hormonal treatments. I don't want to decrease androgens anyway. So it seems my two options for oil are Accutane and laser treatments to shut down the oil glands.

Here's a video about photodynamic therapy:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=zJHUOT93ZZk

Has anyone tried this or something like it?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

After reading around, I found out a lot of people have had bad reactions to it, and it doesn't work very well. Maybe I'll just take Accutane...

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:59 AM

Bad reaction to Photo Dynamic Therapy? I've heard a Laser Therapy could possibly destroy the sebaceous glands if the intensity if set to a particular range, a very strong one. I think it should be a different type of laser such as a CO2.

What type of laser was it that go the bad reviews?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:07 AM

I've had two or three PDTs. Kind of sad I've forgotten the number, isn't it? That should let you know I wasn't overly impressed with the outcome.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

I've had levulan with blue light, it works. It also temporarily stops oil glands in their tracts, so you are oil free for about a month after.
Results are not permanent, you have to get a series of treatments to keep it up, but it does work.

Side note. High dosage levulan/red light is a permanent solution unlike with the regular dosage with levulan/blue light.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

I've had levulan with blue light, it works. It also temporarily stops oil glands in their tracts, so you are oil free for about a month after.
Results are not permanent, you have to get a series of treatments to keep it up, but it does work.

Side note. High dosage levulan/red light is a permanent solution unlike with the regular dosage with levulan/blue light.

Hey that sounds promising! May I ask some questions?

How oily was your skin before you did the treatment? Was it extremely oily, as in, wash your face and half an hour later you can see the oil coming out? And how much would you say your oil production decreases? How much does the treatment cost?

So basically you'd just need a treatment every month?

Thanks.




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