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  1. erm....because they don't put out? Doh! Wrong topic...sorry. ;)
  2. I just started reading this thread and I came to your post and read it. And I'm not picking on you so don't think I'm singling you out, I just haven't got very far into the thread yet. I just saw this comment and it made me go hmmm. Isn't it somewhat ironic that babies being breast fed by vegan parents are considered vegan? Technically, wouldn't they be more like vegans by proxy or vegans in training? It's just that human breast milk is still an animal product, LOL. Just a thought... ;)
  3. Every single time I use tazorac, it not only does not clear my acne, but it makes my skin a dry, cracked, red, itchy, peeling mess. Every single time. Especially in the "muzzle" area, for lack of a better word -- the area that would be covered by a dust mask. It's especially bad where the laugh lines would be because that area cracks and peels every time I smile, talk, eat, yawn....you get the picture. And it takes days to clear up the symptoms, because once it's caused the cracking and dryn
  4. I'm still trying to figure something out. In reverse, using your formula, I was wondering what my mJ would be if: Total energy = just over 4kJ 4 passes X 250mhz What would the energy output in mJ be, then?? 4kJ or 40000 = 4 passes x 250mhz x would it be: 40000 divided by 1000 = Z, therefore 40mJ=Z ??? I don't know. I really highly doubt my mJ was 40, because that sounds waaaay too high. Especially since I didn't get the extreme reactions a lot of ya'll get post treatmtent.
  5. This topic fits better in the Dietary folder. BTW, there are about a half dozen or more threads with B5 as the subject. This is my two cents: Don't do it. Don't megadose or overdose on ANY vitamin or supplement. It's just asking for trouble. Do some research first and you'll find the reason it "works" is that it is causing a severe Biotin deficiency and you'll end up with dozens of other external and internal side effects, none of which are positive. There a ton of other ways to dry one's
  6. erm....slightly off topic question: What specific topical products are "antiandrogens?" I'm curious. I take spironolactone and that's, obviously, an oral medication. Are you referring to retinoids like Differin and Tazorac or is there another topical med out there?
  7. Movie make up is very thick and cakey, and it can hide just about any flaw. But if he did have a peel or laser treatments or fillers, then more power to him.
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebaceous_glands The sebaceous glands are glands found in the skin of mammals. They secrete an oily substance called sebum (Latin, meaning fat or tallow) that is made of fat (lipids) and the debris of dead fat-producing cells. These glands exist in humans throughout the skin except in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Sebum acts to protect and waterproof hair and skin, and keep them from becoming dry, brittle, and cracked. It can also inhibit the growth
  9. That theory doesn't hold. And I was a tiny, skinny 60lb seventh grader getting acne. As a young adult, I weighed barely 100lbs yet still got acne. Just how skinny do you have to be to clear up? One doesn't have anything to do with the other.
  10. Do you guys have any links to information about this new tip? I can't find anything on my google search. Is the new tip made by Reliant? Or is it made by another manufacturer to be compliant with the Fraxel laser? I'd be interested to see if the sapphire tip is the reason for not needing dye? The way I understood it was that the laser needs to "see" the blue color in order to work: "This dye enables the laser to accurately track the skin during treatment."
  11. Here are a couple brands that are more expensive and are often sold by good cosmetic surgeons and estheticians: Skinceuticals SkinMedica Epionce Do a google search for these products. You can get them online much cheaper than you can at a spa or doctor office. And in US dollars, I imagine they may seem a whole lot cheaper that pounds (if you can buy them that way). Although these products are sold at doctor offices, they are not prescription. They are just way more expensive than anythin
  12. But it's still waaaaaay healthier. A refined grain is stripped away of the bran and germ, as well as all it's vitamins and nutrients, leaving only the starchy part. They have to add back vitamins and then call it "enriched" but it still lacks the fiber portion of the grain. With regard to bread, higher GI or not, whole grain is always a healthier choice, IMO.
  13. I was under the impression that IPL and Vbeam are for treating Rosacea and facial vericose veins, not active acne. If you don't have that, I'm not sure what it will do for you. I can't remember the exact wavelengths, but they are much shorter than that of Smoothbeam and Cooltouch. The length of the laser's wavelength will determine how deep into your dermins it goes and Smoothbeam and Cooltouch are just long enough to zap the sebaceous glands. That's why they're effective at reducing oil pro