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About sEsuGOipgx1T

  • Birthday 05/31/1946

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    Fremont, CA
  1. There's no way I'd try this, but I'm curious: what is it in the urine that is supposed to help the skin? Is it the urea? There's a lot of stuff in urine. Is there any one thing that helps acne?
  2. I also feel that my scars look better in the morning than at night. I don't know why.
  3. Acne wouldn't affect my decision to have kids. Although my siblings and I all have bad skin, my parents both have perfect skin! Unfair, huh? They're definitely our real parents, too, since we resemble them greatly, except for the acne scars. I do think that acne has a genetic component, but that there's something else going on as well. I don't know if it's our diets, or something in the environment, or hormones in food, or what, but there's something. Anyway, long story short, my skin is n
  4. I pay $450 per combo smoothbeam/v-beam treatment from a very reputable doctor. However, my treatments are done in Pennsylvania, and there are going to be regional differences in prices. I'd expect things to be more expensive in California.
  5. I'm having v-beam now, in combination wih smoothbeam. My understanding is that v-beam doesn't target the scarring so much as the redness. It targets blood vessels and red spots, but won't do much for indented scars. So, if your "scars" are really flat red marks, it might help. Also, I think V-beam is one of the ones that doesn't work so well on darker skin. I found this vbeam FAQ online: http://www.myheavenlyskin.com/services/las...beam-faq.asp#q1
  6. Some types of acne cause more scars than other types. Also, your skin type plays a role, as do age and genetics. So, some of us are just unlucky
  7. Also, especially if you have darker skin, be very careful about what you do and who you let near your face! There are doctors who will tell you whatever you want to hear to get that $10k. With darker skin, you might get pigmentation changes that are worse than the original scars. Do your research, get second opinions, and be conservative!
  8. I think the "after" photos look freaky. They make them all look exactly the same.
  9. Here's something else to keep in mind: Your acne is NOT your fault! You didn't do anything bad to deserve acne. It just happened. We get acne because we're unlucky -- it's partly genetic, partly random, and is definitely not a result of our character flaws.
  10. I know how you feel, somewhat at least. That part about the doctor mentioning your acne right off touched a chord in me. I remember being really bothered when reading a doctor's report in my medical records that described me as having acne on the face. I was seeing this doctor for something else, but the doc made a note of it, and someone typed it up, and there it was in my records. It's hard to explain, but it really, really bothered me. I don't know what I was thinking, that people wouldn
  11. I don't know whether anything good has come out of my scarring. I will say that scarring is MUCH better than acne for me. I had very severe acne and have moderate scarring, so that's one thing. But, more importantly, with acne I always had that damn drama of waking up and not knowing what would be growing on my face. At least with scars, I look the same every day. With acne, I'd wake up from a pleasant dream, then remember my skin and have to rush to the mirror. I'd be hoping that somethin
  12. could be, but isn't this more of a fat/old people's "disease"? I am pretty thin and young. Also shouldn't this effect all parts of my body? Cause I only have it on face and in specific area there too. do you think that normal TCA would help, since the pits are not very deep? my skin is not so smooth right now anyway so that might be a better idea, right? God, I don't know. I'm not 100% clear on the difference between icepick and orange peel. I just thought I'd suggest another option. M
  13. I'm not an expert, but I think this is what is called "orange peel skin," not icepick scarring. So, the treatments might be different.
  14. I just want to say good luck. Also, your skin looks pretty good, so if I were you, I'd be very careful selecting a doctor. You probably want conservative treatments. It would be horrible if your treatment made your skin worse, which is always a risk! So, if I were you, I'd try low risk procedures before more risky ones. And make sure your doctor is experienced in the treatment you're getting!