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i'm using roc 30spf all day moisterizer but its not enough using aloe vera on top of that ...its still red lol goin to not use the retin a for a few days

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my skin is on fire after 4 nights of retin a 0.1 use ...i gotta take a night off from it!

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i have no idea man ...i can look on the tube? google it

0.1 is pretty strong stuff

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matt i have some like razor bumps around my jaw that are being tough to get rid of so far with the retin a ...would u recommend tazorac ? isn't it stronger then retin a 0.1 ....btw people who want smaller pores use retin a ...my strawberry nose is getting better and better using it

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I'm not sure; you may want to consult with an MD to get the wisest council. Matt

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Rob I would def. continue using Vit c sreum, retin-a, and of course a good sunscreen/sun block. I have skin similar to yours...porous skin,sun damage. It will take a lot of patience and many months of continous use but eventually you will notice an improvement in skin texture/tone. However, it will never get rid of your scarring. For that, maybe for you, fillers/laser might be your best option. Not to sure though as scarring is particularly hard to treat.

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yeah the scars will get there attention when i remove all the bad skin around them ...i have years of sun damaged skin i'm trying to get rid of ...thanks!

btw how often do u use retin a 0.1 ?

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i'm washing the vitamin c off about an hour after applying ...it burns too....anyway alot of people on here asking about ways to get rid of pores on nose....i use to have a worse strawberry nose then a 70yo man and its gett better ever day ....this pic is 7 months apart the one on the left is even brighter lighting u can tell by the hair color and the scars and pits look alot worse ...the retin a is improving my skin everyday ...i can't wait to get a few months into using it

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i'm washing the vitamin c off about an hour after applying ...it burns too....anyway alot of people on here asking about ways to get rid of pores on nose....i use to have a worse strawberry nose then a 70yo man and its gett better ever day ....this pic is 7 months apart the one on the left is even brighter lighting u can tell by the hair color and the scars and pits look alot worse ...the retin a is improving my skin everyday ...i can't wait to get a few months into using it

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I'm 16 with huge pores on my cheek and nose. I was wondering if it would be safe for me to use the stuff you used to get rid of my huge pores??? any risk in causing permanent damage to my skin?

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if u do i'd start out with something real weak bc u have such young skin .02 or somin

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hey man, I think you're results are remarkable. How frequent were you rolling and what was your regimen if you don't mind me asking.

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i have rolled 10-12 times in about 7 months but prolly only once in the last two months ...it slowed down due to work ...i would try to roll on friday nights so i could stay out of the sun for a couple of days ...my skin would be really red because i rolled pretty hard ...my skin was tough ...but honestly the biggest difference has come from starting retin a about a week ago ...its amazing how much better it looks after removing the damaged skin ...i'll prolly have to roll alot softer now because my skin feels softer ...i also used single needles on the pits and dermastamp on the craters and then rolled the entire area ...i used 2 mm which is also the deepest u can go ...honestly i would start retin a for a lil while then roll maybe a month into it

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i have rolled 10-12 times in about 7 months but prolly only once in the last two months ...it slowed down due to work ...i would try to roll on friday nights so i could stay out of the sun for a couple of days ...my skin would be really red because i rolled pretty hard ...my skin was tough ...but honestly the biggest difference has come from starting retin a about a week ago ...its amazing how much better it looks after removing the damaged skin ...i'll prolly have to roll alot softer now because my skin feels softer ...i also used single needles on the pits and dermastamp on the craters and then rolled the entire area ...i used 2 mm which is also the deepest u can go ...honestly i would start retin a for a lil while then roll maybe a month into it

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yeah its been a few weeks thinking about doin it this weekend ...maybe next..

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so what products are you using besides retin-a. Any vitamin C or A? Do you continue using retin-a the night after rolling as well? Lastly did you get a script to buy retin-a or did you just get it online if so can you hook it up =D?

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i haven't rolled since i've started using retin a ...i got the vit c powder from owndoc i use in the morning wash off after a hour or so ...retin a every night ... alldaychemist has retin a for 4$ a tube ...

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here is a higher res picture showing the diff in 7 months ...retin a 0.1 is a miracle worker for me everyday my face gets smoother ...its even eating away alot of the bigger pores and pits that were on my face ...i honestly don't even mind the huge craters i'll work on them with needling but removing all that sundamaged lumpy layered skin is awesome!

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Rob: If you have prior sun damage, I would recommend that you consider doing a 25 percent TCA peel. Using Retin-A is a good primer for that type of peel. Both Retin-A and peels have made my skin look a lot better. You are showing some great improvement - some of the best that I've seen posted on this site. Matt

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i have horid sun damage ...went to work in construction out of hs at 18 and never wore sun block on top of cystic acne ...matt u are my savior i feel so much better!

matt what is ur recomendation for a peel?

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Rob: I would wait until the irritation from the Retin-A has subsided before you attempt a 25 percent TCA peel. This is a medium depth peel and it will remove a tremendous amount of visible sun damage that you might have. You'll need a good five days to recover and you'll want to stay secluded indoors out of the sun. This peel burns like crazy and your face will tighten up and wrinkle while the outer layer of your skin prepares to peel. Your skin will peel off in sheets and the underlying skin is pink and vibrant looking. Collagen deposition and remodeling starts over the next several weeks/ months. Sunscreen will need to be worn to prevent hyper pigmentation. Can't wait to see your photos in six months. Matt

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yeah thats gonna be hard for me to do ...the retin a is working like a peel just slowly right matt? its basically acid eating away the old skin? i used a facial scrub today after the steam room and applied a vitamin e lotion i got at the dollar tree ...u can really see how the retin a is removing wrinkles as well ...

also ...matt next time i needle did u say to apply retin a after needling that night? i normally use lotion

also its ok to apply the vitamin e lotion then after it drys a sunscreen ?

notice around my eye the wrinkles are dissapearing the right pic was taking today after the scrub the left pic yesterday

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I apply vitamin E oil at night to my face after applying Retin-A.

In the morning, I apply the Reviva Labs product following by sunscreen.

By doing so, I have antioxidants and vitamins which stimulate collagen production 24 hours a day on my face.

Yes, I apply the Retin-A to my face after rolling. It allows the medicine to penetrate much deeper into my skin.

So far, so good.

Matt

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thats awesome ...so retin a and vitamin e after rolling also ....what kinda tca would you recomend for me ?

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