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JimSta

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  1. Just another weekly update from me. So as of today I'm 100% clear, but I did breakout really bad on Wednesday. When I woke up that morning I had no acne, but work stressed me out so much (alot more then usual) that when I got home I saw 6 inflamed pimples. I popped the white heads out and applied some retin-a on them. I then went and got a chemical peel on Thursday. On Friday they were pretty much all gone, and on Saturday there was no sign that they were ever there, no redness or anything. So
  2. I take two a day but I don't ever flush so it's not a problem for me. In the morning I take 250 mg on an empty stomach, and in the evening I take 500 mg after eating dinner. It seems to work for me, but I don't know if it will for you. Only one way to find out.
  3. I did the ViPeel and I will say that it's the best peel I've had. However one peel won't cure all if you have alot of red marks. In fact the first peel was minimal in improvement. However after the second one I saw a significant improvement. I did the peels 3 months apart and I will do another one in one more month.
  4. Were your redmarks bad and how long did you have them before doing an aqua glycolic peel?
  5. Another week has gone by and another week with a clear face. This is the 3rd straight week where I've had no acne. It's a mile stone for sure because I haven't had 5 straight days with no breakouts since 2001. Even when I was taking antibiotics last year I still got at least 1 or 2 a week. I'm not going to say it's all the niacin's doing, but it definitely hasn't hurt. I'm going to keep on taking it and keep up with my routines. I'm kind of nervous that my acne will come back, but I'm going to
  6. I'm sure there are risks, but as of yet I haven't shown any symptoms. I don't even flush when on the bottle it clearly states that is is the flushing kind. I take 250 mg in the morning and 500 mg at night.
  7. Just keeping everyone updated with my experience with Niacin. If anyone has read my old post they can see how I've progressed. I've been on Niacin for about 6 weeks now. As of right now I'm totally clear, but I don't know if niacin is the main reason why. Back about 3 weeks ago I did have a breakout with about 5 pimples that did get inflamed. It took about 2 weeks and now they're gone. About 2 weeks ago I also did a ViPeel. That could also be another reason why I'm totally clear. All I know is
  8. So it has now been about 2 weeks since I've taken Niacin and I wanted to keep everyone updated. I'm now taking 250 mg in the morning and 500 mg at night. I eat a meal before taking the pills and I do not flush whatsoever even though on the bottle it says it's the flushing kind. As for my acne I've seen a decrease to one or two a week, however (this is the really encouraging part) my acne doesn't become inflamed. Normally these little pint size acne will turn big and red, but since I've been t
  9. JimSta which brand are you using? Is it regular Niacin or flush free. The brand I'm using is called "Finest" and it is the flush variety, however I don't ever seem to flush.
  10. I'm trying Niacin right now. I've been taking 2 250mg tablets each day for the past 3 days. Thus far I've had no new acne show up and the ones that I had are fading away. I'm hopeful this will cure me, but I won't hold my breath. I'll try to update my status about once a week.
  11. Good to see you here. I guess like you I've been obsessed with fixing my face. There are times when I think it's finally gone, but then it comes right back. I do what I can and I hope I talk to you some more.

  12. Just wanted to update everyone on my peel. The brown crust started peeling off between days 3-5 with the last of it on day 5. My face is normal looking again, but there are little patches where my skin is really pink however the pink discoloration is fading little by little everyday. Overall I think the peel improved my face very marginally. There are places where it worked great (my temple area) and there are places where I didn't see that much improvement (my cheeks). I'll keep getting peels s
  13. I'm kind of freaking out right now. I got a glycolic acid peel yesterday and today I have this dark crust. Underneath that dark crust I can make out some very pink skin. Is this normal? How long before this peels off?
  14. I just got a VI Peel done today. In 7 days you're suppose to get really good results. I'll let you know in 7 days if my red marks go away.
  15. Those are some deep scars so a peel won't help you too much. In fact I have scars like that. You'll need something that can dig deep into the skin and help promote collagen. Consult your derm and see what type of laser procedure they can do for you.
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