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smilingeyes

Member Since 16 Jun 2003
Offline Last Active Feb 02 2007 01:25 PM

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In Topic: Problems uploading pictures

12 January 2007 - 06:33 PM

Ok I resized and that did take care of the problem....thanks!

In Topic: Problems uploading pictures

12 January 2007 - 06:09 PM

Hmmmmm, thanks.  It is a jpeg already, but I'll see if my daughter can help me resize.

In Topic: Problems uploading pictures

12 January 2007 - 04:00 PM

Oh good, someone else is having problems too.  It's my second time trying to upload and I'm getting the same page you are.  

BTW, how do you resize a picture?  Any tips would be great.

In Topic: hyaluronic acid cream for subcutaneous atrophy

10 January 2007 - 05:25 PM

What I found with creams/gels with this ingredient is that I got more of a bloating effect than just a plumping effect.  So I discontinued use cause I can get that once a month without spending the extra money!

In Topic: in office peels better than at home peels

02 January 2007 - 04:57 PM

I've done many at home peels (glycolic and TCA) and have bought many products with glycolic in them.  Every time I tried a glycolic product at home I broke out into dime-sized itchy red spots.  I've wasted so many money on products I couldn't even return.

Then I had a glycolic wash at the derm's office and it was good.  In conjunction with the glycolic products I bought from them (with the assurance they would take them back if the products didn't work for me) my skin tone has been brightening quite a bit.  I've only had 2 washes done (25% then 30%) and I plan on doing more.  I haven't had that itchy breakout from their products.

I won't be able to do another one for a while because I'm having 4-6 punch excisions done on Jan. 10.  Still, there is no major peeling (which helps lessen the hyperpigmentation risk that occurs with really aggressive peels) and it just feels good.  Yes, it is more expensive than a peel done at home, but it is a treat, kind of like going out to have a facial at a spa instead of slathering on the good ole mud mask and taking a bath at home.

Fraxel is good too, but I wouldn't recommend it for hyperpigmentation if you have darker skin.  For shallow boxcar or saucer shaped scars it is awesome but if you have darker skin be prepared to deal with possible hyperpigmentation and you MUST, MUST, MUST stay out of the sun.  I don't care how high an SPF you wear.  People with fair skin will do well with it as with all laser treatments.