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Avada Kedavra Acne

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How Much Topical To Apply To Skin? Answer Please! :)))))))

18 June 2014 - 06:00 AM

I use finacea topically 2x per day. The tube says apply a thin layer. So i take like a half pea size amount for each cheek, forhead, and chin. When i spread it i feel as if im applying a thin amount- but im not sure. Its not like i keep having to rub it in because theres too much i feel i apply a perfect amount. But i just dont know. 


Mirvaso : The Treatment With A Twist. (Read This If You Get Bored)

29 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

Hey everyone - so i thought i should make a topic on Mirvaso. If you dont know what Mirvaso is- its a topical (gel like) that is primarily given to those who suffer with rosacea or skin prone to redness. I know this may have nothing to do with acne! But i wanted to make it because i do suffer from acne still, and also i want to also maybe aid those who are in this community with rosacea! 

The topical (from what i know) shrinks the vessels that are at the root of the cause of rosacea. I had never heard of this topical ever- i was at my basic derm visit just to get a refill of other creams and oral meds and to update him on my skins current condition. I had said that i wanted to do v-beam- because right now my main issue is just reddness caused by veins on current parts of my face-t im only 20 talking about veins on my face- but anyways, i told him that i wanted to have this treatment (which ive done before) He said i could but it can be a bit pricey (which wasnt an issue) So he told me he has something that should do the trick! And he hurried away to his office, and came back with samples and a booklet. He explained what Mirvaso is and showed me the booklet with pictures of people with their before, and after shots. And showed how the drug bascially transformed these indivuduals. He wrote me a script and gave me the samples and said "if this works, fill the script" And thats it. My derm wasnt very specific in explaining what exactly it does or what it really is. And it made me scratch my head at how he said "if this works"- felt like sort of a lab rat. 

 

Anyways ive been using it since the visit- and i have to say it does do what it says it does. I ony spot apply it because theres nothing wrong with my skin besides like two places. The whole day my skin stays a normal color... but right at 12 hours- boom! the topical wears off, and it rebounds. Where i applied it, my skin is redder then when i started it- it will calm down like it does every night, but its so obvious that its from the topical because i spot apply it! Like theres obvious red lines as to where i applied it! Also i feel as if my skin is pulsing . So weirddddddddddddddddd. 

 

But to be honest- it works, but what you have to deal with after, makes it just so not worth it in the first place. Ill stick to just getting v-beam 


Behind The Avatar : Pic Included ~

30 April 2014 - 03:44 PM

Yah know- i feel ive been here for quite awhile now- and i haven't posted one photo. 

 

So i thought it would be useful to show how im doing. 

 

I suffer from rosacea, and post acne hyper. And living in the hot Texas sun doesnt do much good! 

 

My skin is the most sensitive type my derm has ever seen. Both parents suffer from rosacea too (hah lucky me) 

 

I cant use any hydrating creams. My skin freaks out- but its okay i dont actually need the extra hydration smile.png

 

All i use is Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and finacea 2X per day. And Oracea 

 

I drink 6000Ml+ of water per day ( i only drink water ) - i also measure how much i drink

 

My skin is normal to dry.... weird to say dry because i used to have oily skin! 

 

Its been almost a year since i started accutane- ended in october. 

 

Cleared most my acne- but i struggle with rosacea poping up- which in the end looks like acne to everyone else tongue.png

 

I dont wear makeup- i was so sick of putting shit on my face. And honestly it was doing more harm anyways.

 

But im happy- even though i dont have the clearest complexion- im on the right path. 

 

In a couple weeks i will be going to get V-beam done (2nd time) just to zap veins, and rosacea marks on my face.

 

Yeah- this is weird posting a photo.... but yeah this is my current condition!  -

 

 

 

also i do have eyes- not bananas! 


Questions About Folliculitis Or Perioral Dermatitis - Comments Needed :)

27 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Hey everyone, 

 

so last month i posted something about weird spots on my upperlip, around my nostrils, all the way to my smile lines. Well ive been struggling with this for a couple of weeks. I thought it had went away but is still making an appearance. I got it originally because idiot me decided to use a moisturizer on my face (at the time it was quite cold, and my skin was a bit dry) But anywho, it went away. But it started back up- now ive been thinking- i changed my toothpaste 3 weeks ago. To Crest Cavity Protection because the crest plain original paste was not in stock. Is there any way- that toothpaste can cause a reaction on my upper lip? Im still unsure if its folliculitis or perioral dermatitis. I switched to sensodyn and it seems that the area isnt so angry. 

 

Right now i wash my face with cerave hydrating cleanser (have been using for years- not a problem) 

Topical use finacea (been using it for a long time too- helps my rosacea trementously) 

Orally i use Oracea (40mg) 1 daily (dosage is anti-inflammatory - not high enough for bacteria) 

 

 

The spots on my upper lip to smile lines, up to nostral crevis are ITCHY (if i had nails, i might have took my skin off it itches so badly) - Also there whiteheads (weird ones) - but dont seem to be inflamed at all. They just itch like flippin crazy. I think its either folliculitis or perioral dermatitis. I Cant see a derm till mid may because thats when my semester ends. 

 

What are some things i should do? I wouldnt think using finacea or taking oracea would worsen this - they are both used as anti inflammatory- 

 

 


Small Blackhead, Turned Small White, Now A Purple Pimple? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

14 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

On my right cheek i only have one very tiny pimple. 

It started more than a month ago as a veryyyyyyyyy small blackhead (which i never ever get) 

Then it turned to a small whitehead and still very small  (which i thought is its going away process) 

Now today i looked in the mirror today and its still the same size but its like purplish.? 

 

Is this just how pimples normally go away like this?