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Everything posted by aurevoir771

  1. What was the vitamin B5 dosage you all were taking before? Is anybody experiencing shedding from regular B complex that contains relatively smaller dosage compared to just B5 supplement?
  2. Thanks for a long response. I really appreciate your feedback. I work out both ways, but I tend to spend more time on aerobic exercises. I've shed about 15 pounds in the past 4 months from distance running and cardio and I feel more satisfied with how I look compared to before. Now, I am at 170 pounds and 6'1" tall. I used to consume a lot of olive oil, but I've switched to coconut oil about 2 months ago. I am on the road on the weekdays for work, so it's a lot harder to watch out what I
  3. Thanks for the response. I eat a lot of veggies and some fish, but also eat decent amount of meat, bread, and grains. I almost never eat fried food, milk, butter/margarine. I travel on weekdays for business, and it's really hard to eat healthy on the road. When I am back at home, I eat at least 2-3 meals with fish, lots of veggies, organic sauerkraut, and grass fed beef. I was eating at least one egg per day, but I've cut down on eggs. Same goes for nuts (all kinds). I would say my diet is on he
  4. Hello, I am a 26 year old male with extremely oily skin, scalp, but dry body and lips. I've tried quality fish oil (capsule) and cod liver oil (liquid form) in the past, but my body always responds negatively. Side effects include Breakouts, rashes, and more sebum production. I realize that there are many people like me on this forum and wanted to get some advice on where I should start. Recently, I read that black currant oil, evening primrose oil, and borage oil are good source of G
  5. I've seen skin like this (including my skin). Unfortunately, even dermatologists aren't sure what these are/could have caused this. To me it looks like a combination of mild/medium icepick scars and pores. If you go see a derm, I guarantee you they willl recommend you laser treatments, which I strongly advise against for a skin like this due to risk of pore enlargement. Do you sweat easily by any chance?
  6. More scars/uneven texture. Aging is not a part of equation for healing process. If you dermaroll daily or weekly, successive treatment will create more scars in DAMAGED areas.
  7. Have you done anything to your skin yet? It's nice to know what kind of regimen/products you have used/are using now.
  8. This is the first success story I see on the forum with legit pictures. Great job! Be very careful with second treatment and watch out for hyperpigmentation.
  9. I've done it once. Not sure what setting it was unfortunately. Repair is a double-edged sword. It can help you fix scarring/texture tremendously, but at the same time, has a lot of risk to damage your skin. My pores became larger after going through one repair treatment. If you have very oily and dark toned skin, I would be very careful about pursuing repair treatment.
  10. I hope your scars aren't icepick because icepick scars take many many treatments to heal.
  11. That's great to see that enlarged pores can be shrunk back. One thing that concerns me the most is that damaged pores will never diminish. Even on the website you posted, although the pores shrank in size, they are still visible. I strongly believe that laser treatments cause permanent damage in pores. I have no visible pores or orange peel texture skin on the areas that never got treated with laser. I wonder how long it will take for doctors to realize this problem before stop recommending lase
  12. First of all, thanks for sharing your story. I too have oily and thick skin, but I am an Asian and have dark toned skin. I have received Fraxel:repair, subcision, TCA treatments in the past, although not at the same time. I concur that Fraxel:repair makes more enlarged pores, which I am also suffering from. TCA peels are not the way to go when it comes to reducing pores. It actually did the opposite for me, so I strongly recommend against it if you have oily skin. I am not entirely sure if enlar
  13. I was off accutane for 9 months before receiving the treatment. Recommended wait time is 6 months. Should not have affected healing process at all.
  14. hey what happened after this? does pores count as a orange texture? i think i have this too. is there any surgery that can fix this? also if i had cash, id eat better food probably, get bunch of supplemetns and do somekinda fillers or fat graft and get the best topicals availabe My skin became very bumpy and more scarring resulted from dermaroller. Boundaries between scars and healthy skin became blurry and connected with each other, resulting in uneven skin texture. Large pores are a bit di
  15. If I were to start back from scratch, I would have got a few subcisions first, then opt out for Legato or Intracel. There are three things that I should have never touched: 1. TCA 2. Dermaroller while on accutane 3. High % lactic acid (88%) I am almost certain that my orange peel texture would have never begun in the first place if I did not touch these three treatments.
  16. NO! This is a horrible idea. I have seen a post where somebody tried glycolic acid peel right after he/she did a dermaroller session. That person claimed that scars were vanishing, but never posted pictures, which I find it dubious. I have tried DR+salicylic acid peel in the past, and I saw no benefits of using peel afterward. Peeling in general is not a good tool to utilize for pitted acne scars based on my experience. I know some dermatologists love to use CROSS or TCA peels for acne scars, bu
  17. I do think that food is an important factor when it comes to clear skin for genetically predisposed acne sufferers, but I just don't see how that can be done unless you shun from everybody. I have tried juicing (Kale, cucumber, carrot, green apple) for two weeks and noticed absolutely no change. I drank the juice just for dinner and skipped a few days. I probably would have seen benefits if I was more consistent, did it for a longer period of time, and severely restrict what I eat besides fresh
  18. Wow. Your stamping sessions must be pretty intense for redness to last that long. Do you easily suffer from redness? I do not think weeks of redness is the norm. At most my redness lasts 3-4 days in certain spots. It only lasts that long when I use a topical that causes burning like 20% vitamin c serum. Otherwise the redness fades pretty quickly. I have only experienced weeks to months of redness after Cross and Co2 laser. I assume the OP is hoping to benefit from temporary swelling. Dependi
  19. If you only got a week until the event, you might as well forget the treatment. From my experience, after a 1.5 mm dermastamp session with minor bleeding, Week 1: Face red as an apple Week 2~3: Major redness gone (70%) Week 6: Minor redness almost gone (90%) Week 8: Subtle redness still exists (95%) Also, keep in mind that one dermaroller or dermastamp session will not change your skin texture in a drastic way, especially after just one week. You need at least 4 weeks to see the impro
  20. Everything is relative, which is why people, including myself, have hard time understanding the problem you think you have right now. I would die to have a skin like you and many of us on this forum probably feel the same. Rolling scars are relatively easy to fix and it's the only type of scars that can be restored 100%, at least according to doctors. For a guy, your skin is almost flawless. Having a skin that's a lot worse than you with more complexion (oiliness, large pores, scars), I thin
  21. I've gone through just as many treatments as OP have and based on my experiences, ablative laser resurfacing always comes in cost. I was on your shoe a year ago and decided to take the toughest route, Fraxel:repair. I truly believed in 'no pain, no gain' theory. However, Fraxel:repair left me with very sensitive skin and small pin holes all over my face. Overall texture improved by a little, but not as much as I expected. One delusion everybody falls into is that strong ablative laser treatment
  22. I have uneven skin caused by boxcar and ice pick scars. I was thinking about doing saline injection at home, but I read several reviews saying that it worsened the scar. My scars are really old, at least five years or longer. Would the treatment be effective? Lastly, what exactly do I need and where do I buy them? I searched a little and it seems like I need 0.9% injectable saline solution and 30 g syringe. Would this from Amazon work or is it better to go to local drug store (CVS, Walgreen
  23. I think psychokitty might have seen one from Owndoc. Owndoc actually recommends putting ointment cream after a dermarolling/stamp session.
  24. At maximum, I see maybe two scars on your forehead. I am not sure if you are trying to troll....