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Pianina

Member Since 11 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

Today, 08:06 AM

Sydboi - omg its so familiar! I catch my reflection on my phone's screen when it goes dark and just cant believe how bad it looks, uuugg! :D not to talk about taking pics in direct sunlight, hate hate hate!!! :D ill only look at myself in yellow room light haha

In Topic: Ever Feel Suicidal?

Yesterday, 01:01 PM

Hey guys, hope you're all doing ok. I started my fraxel re:store course, so far it's looking bright. I didn't have too big expectations from the first session as it was promised to me, that I'll see 15% of improvement and I'm sure that's exactly what I got. Every % matters when it comes to improvement. I was told that I'll need approximately 5 sessions, it's a lot of money, but I'm borrowing them from my parents, who aren't even rich, but they understand how important it is for me. I'm really thankful. 
I became a bit more obsessed with my scars after getting fraxel done, because I was forced to follow the progression and it affected me negatively. So now, when the result is final, I started avoiding any bathroom mirrors. I literally use the wc and wash my face in darkness. It helps a lot to keep my spirit, cause I'm not staring at my scars so much. Bathroom mirrors are terrible! Who invented such unflattering lights lol :D Don't look at them, it's not how other people see us!! Scars are not that visible in normal room lights :) 


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

17 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

Skin's not my best friend lately. Broke out more than usual on the under-the-nose area and chin also a bit close to the ears. Combine it with still lingering post-fraxel redness and you'll get a crappy feeling. October's my worst skin month anyway, so I guess I'll just have to wait it out. Living in the North has those disadvantages like sudden temperature and pressure drop, heavy rains, cold, darkness, general tiredness etc. Also, just incredible how few days of bad sleep can affect your skin. 
I also noticed how I'm avoiding any bathroom mirrors, like I just refuse looking at them :D It's a weird, but good habit, since I go on without obsessively looking at myself. 


In Topic: ANDROCUR

10 October 2014 - 04:40 AM

It's nothing like Spiro... The only side effect I have on Spiro is frequent urination and the list of side effects I got on Androcur goes on like this:

- Low blood pressure
- Low red blood cell level
- Really bad headache
- Intolerable mood swings (especially along with Diane 35)
- Anxiety

I took Androcur+Diane35 for 6 awful months and could barely recognize myself. It reduced my acne by 40-50% though.
Spiro+Yasmin reduced my acne by 98% and I am basically clear, happy, having normal life.
I don't recommend Androcur, absolutely not.   


In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

10 October 2014 - 04:20 AM

Hey guys! Just wanted to share my experience with Fraxel re:store so far, treating my rolling scars left over by cystic acne. 1,5 weeks ago I got my first treatment done and I can't tell you how excited I am about the results!! No, my scars haven't magically disappeared yet, but I am very pleased with the improvement. Before going under the laser, I made sure I have realistic expectations from this treatment, maybe that's why it wasn't a disappointment. Fraxel re:store promises 15-20% improvement each time and that's exactly what I got. I noticed that the scars are not as deep and some smaller ones have become smoother. I haven't gotten any side effects! The Fraxel reviews are pretty low on this site, but I suspect that it's all about not having hopes that 1-2 treatments will solve it all. We'll see how it's gonna go later, but so far I'd recommend fraxel for sure. :)