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In Topic: Blackheads And Laser

17 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

After every laser treatment I had, the blackheads on my nose seem to surface up and extraction of it is so much easier. After after two weeks, it all came back whistling.gif(


Thank you for sharing scaredemon. Too bad...your blackheads came back...! I hate blackheads neutral.gif These days, I try to exfoliate and clean up my pores once every 2 weeks, and use BHA to eliminate blackhead. It seems to be working for me for now. Maybe you should give a try!


In Topic: Blackheads And Laser

12 July 2013 - 07:34 AM

I have never heard of co2 laser diminishing blackheads. Do you mean the laser vaporizes blackheads or helps them surface? I have heard of people getting blackheads and millia after co2 laser when they used aquaphor or Vaseline, as their pores ended up clogged. If you do decide to do laser, I highly recommend using a post-op kit, like Avene's SOS Complete kit and their Cicalfate cream, instead of Aquaphor/Vaseline. I used Aquaphor after TCA Cross and my first laser treatment. Both times, I broke out and ended up with blackheads. Using Avene's kit, I didn't experience any issues and found the spring water very calming for my skin. I do still get blackheads when I wear makeup, so I have completely stopped using powder since my second laser treatment.


I am confused products like aquaphor and vaseline...because petroleum jelly classified as non comedogenic and it won't clog pores. It sounds safe to use it after laser treatment. But it also makes sense to me that it possibly causes blackheads and breakouts for some people including me. I tried it before for a few days, and I broke out horribly...! 

"petroleum jelly can prevent the skin from releasing toxins, sweat and sebum. If this happens, the skin can’t breathe or eliminate toxins, thereby blocking pores and causing breakouts. In the final analysis, it seems to depend upon the individual."


Thank you *Inspired* for sharing your experience smile.png  I'll defiantly check out a post-kit instead of petroleum jelly. I hope your second treatment is going well! I still use mineral powder on my face, and I know I should stop that...!


More likely than not - it won't help with blackheads/enlarged pores. It would also be dumb to undergo a treatment such as a fractional co2 just for blackheads.


No, I don't want to go through painful co2 laser treatment just for blackheads lol. Thank you for your comment!


In Topic: Subcision Done & Sharing The Rest Of The Journey.

10 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

michi31 - thanks, glad to know that Dr. Yang was good. His article is very helpful. I did ping him but did not set up a consult yet. I am on the other side of the coast so I can't use him. I had a hard time finding anyone who does subcision where I live so I did seriously consider flying out to New York if that is what it takes.


For those who are considering Dr. Yang, he consults by skype and charges US$125. 


SKype consultation for $125 is really expensive..., because it is no way you can clearly see scarring thorough skype. What kind of information he can give me for $125? It is a nice idea, but it is unrealistic to me...


I got a lot of resources and free help/advice from org members. If you want, you can post photos of your scars and ask org members. Many people here are so knowledgeable(sometimes more than some doctors), and it's really worth to browsing around org than paying short Skype chat. I also chatted with a few org members on Skype. We talked about treatments and it was very helpful, also encouraging. Some doctor offers free email talk, or even free consultation, too.  But it's just my personal opinions, so maybe some people are willing to spend money for Skype.


Good luck OP! I hope your treatment will go well :)

In Topic: Just Had Ablative Fraxel:repair And Ultrapulse Co2 With Photos

01 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Thank you college boy84! I am so happy that you are getting great results from the repair treatments.  I tried multiple subcision and filler treatments for my shallow scars for a year, but didn't work for me and I made my skin a bit worse than before...got lumps! Now I am seriously thinking about getting repair...! Probably end of this year or early next year, have to find a good doctor for it. Thank you for your update, and good luck  smile.png


In Topic: What Else Can I Do For My Acne Scars?

13 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

i've started taking vitamins(c, b-complex, and zinc) since 3 months ago. i noticed my skin is slightly getting better and better.

for the red spots, bp might help reducing hyperpigmentation. but i personally recommend a very light peel for red marks. i use lactic acid up to 10% at least 3 months apart each peel. i also use facial wash brush every other night to help exfoliation process.


Good luck OP!