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dostoyevsky

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  1. Hi all, I have been battling with adult acne for the past 10 years and am now FINALLY seeing wonderful improvements in my skin. I went to a naturopathic doctor and after asking lots of questions, he diagnosed me with Poly Cycstic Ovaries. This is very common with 10-30% of people with female reproductive organs having it but most not even realizing or not getting diagnozed by doctors. If you have ovaries, acne and any of the other symptoms associated with PCOS (eg irregular periods or excess
  2. Thanks for the replies. I asked Dermapen about the claims and they said it was all lies for profit etc. It's so hard to know who to trust!
  3. Hi, I'm looking into buying an at-home dermapen device, can anyone tell me which is best? I thought the Dermapen would be as its the most popular but I just came across the Derminator which claims that the dermapen stays in the skin for too long and then causes micro-tearing when the pen is moved. The Derimantor looks a lot more basic than the dermapen but if it works better and is safer for long term use, I will go with that. It's just so hard to know what claims are true! Any advice would be g
  4. Thought I'd post my product review here as this product has greatly improved my redness and scarring. It's been a few years since I've come on here as I'd lost faith but now that I've found this and my confidence has boosted, I want to share the love and see others benefit too... After 9 years of adult acne, I've FINALLY found something that works! I saw this reviewed in a magazine and then came online to find lots of other reviews/blogs singing it's praises. I was actually a bit skeptical
  5. I've been a member here for 7 years and haven't visited in a few years, honestly because I'd lost hope a little bit and I felt that reading about acne so much was making me obsess with mine and made it worse on an emotional level (thoughts have a DEFINITE effect on acne and the rest of the body!). Now I've come back because I need to tell you guys about something I found that has cured my acne which has been troubling me for 9 years. I've tried practically everything and now I'm happy and conf
  6. Not for me but may work for some

    Firstly, I have to say that everybody is different so what may work for one skin type may not work for another. I have tried all the range of salcura products and they didn't clear my acne but I have no doubt that it works for other people. I stopped using the spray and spot treatment as they weren't working for me, I think they were too harsh or had too many ingredients in which my skin may have been sensitive to but I still use this facewash to take my make up off which it does a really good j
  7. Not for me but will work for some

    Firstly, I have to say that everybody is different so what may work for one skin type may not work for another. I have tried all the range of salcura products and they didn't clear my acne but I have no doubt that it works for other people. I stopped using the spray and spot treatment as they weren't working for me, I think they were too harsh or had too many ingredients in which my skin may have been sensitive to but I still use this facewash to take my make up off which it does a really good j
  8. Works for me as a face wash

    Firstly, I have to say that everybody is different so what may work for one skin type may not work for another. I have tried all the range of salcura products and they didn't clear my acne but I have no doubt that it works for other people. I stopped using the spray and spot treatment as they weren't working for me, I think they were too harsh or had too many ingredients in which my skin may have been sensitive to but I still use this facewash to take my make up off which it does a really good j
  9. dostoyevsky

    Really hydrates!

    Really hydrates!

    It took me a while to get used to this. At first I wasn't diluting and my skin was horribly sticky and dry. Now I mix it with lots of water and spray it on and it's amazing! Not sticky and it really hydrates my skin and makes it look a bit plumper (my scars are less dented). AFter all kinds of lotions and oils, this has been the cheapest and most effective AND it's all-natural. Big thumbs up!
  10. dostoyevsky

    Goodbye Adult Acne!

    Goodbye Adult Acne!

    After 9 years of adult acne, I've FINALLY found something that works! I saw this reviewed in a magazine and then came online to find lots of other reviews/blogs singing it's praises. I was actually a bit skeptical as it seemed too good to be true and I've been let down by other products so much. I really lost my faith but I'm SOOOO happy I gave this a chance because I haven't felt so good in years! I spray this on morning and evening after washing my face with a natural wash (Salcura Antiac) and
  11. I don't come on here much anymore because my skin has improved a lot over the past couple of years and to be honest, I don't think it's good for healing to dwell on skin problems etc. But... I just had to post a quick review of the new Clarisonic because I think it could help a lot of people. It basically uses the same technology as the philips sonicare toothbrushes to cleanse and exfoliate the skin and I've found that it really helps with red marks. It brushes and vibrates on the skin and rem
  12. I had a follow up consultation with dr khan yesterday and will be getting the PRP treatment in march to help the stem cells along. I had a chance to look at pictures of my scarring before the stem cell treatment and I actually forgot how bad it was. There is a huge improvement in the overall condition of my skin. Maybe not as much as I first thought right after the treatment because that may have been swelling but looking back, my skin looks so much better now. Hopefully after the PRP it will lo
  13. I think everything's relative and it's how your appearance makes you feel that really matters. You may think your scars are bad but compared to someone who has had their face bitten off by a dog, I guess you shouldn't complain either. I think we should all be sensitive to everyone's situations... one person may be completely unaffected by seemingly severe scarring while another with low self esteem may get depressed over one small scar. I don't think we should give compassion on a points system.
  14. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like my scars are slowly coming back after just 4 -5 months. My skin still looks better but the rolling scars which were plumped up with the surgery now seem to be going back again I need to make an appointment with dr khan as I haven't seen him in a few months. I expect he may suggest another treatment like fraxel but to be honest, I don't have the funds and don't want to take the risk so I may just ask for a temporary filler instead. I'm still h
  15. Hi Kay Kuar, Sorry I'm not sure what you mean by the 12 months... I don't think it was me who you're referring to or if it was, it was a mistake on my part. Dr Khan said the best results can be seen within 3 - 6 months but I did see an improvement straight afterwards because my scars weren't as indented as before. Fat is injected into the scars... to be honest the indents don't look as good as they used to now that it's 4 months after the procedure but they are still a whole lot better than th
  16. An update for those considering Stem Cell Treatment... get it done! It's been almost 2 months since I had my treatment and I'm very pleased with the results. My skin isn't perfect and I still have some red marks but there is a huge improvement to both the look and texture of my skin. Apparently the best results are seen after 3 months but even at this stage I would say it's well worth it. With makeup on I don't even think about/stress over my skin anymore. I'll do a full report in a couple of
  17. No way near 100% improvement, it's only been a week! My skin definitely still isn't perfect and I still have lots of red marks but with makeup it doesn't look as bad anymore. I think it will take around 2-3 months to notice the full effects and I may need fraxel in a few months. I'm not too keen on that though and don't know if I can afford it so I'm hoping the stem cells will be enough.
  18. Apparently I didn't need to be... I'm not sure if other people are. I was given a sedative pill beforehand and the pain really wasn't that bad, it just felt kinda weird. I think they do it to plump out the skin even more. The fat probably replaces what's been missing deeper down and the stem cells help repair the dermis nearer the top.
  19. It is done by syringe but it was a bit more agressive than I thought. The syringes are huge and the action to get the fat seemed to be the same as when people get fat extracted by liposuction (breaking up the fat with a kind of digging action and then sucking it up). I think he said that he took 250ml of fat from me. Usually he takes it from the abdomen but I didn't have enough fat there so mine was taken from my hips and lower back area. The pain was bearable, although it was sore afterwards an
  20. The treatment cost £6500. I guess mine were pretty shallow. I didn't have any icepicks... I think they're rolling or boxcar. Sorry I don't know whether it would work for deeper scars but I don't see why it wouldn't. I assume it would at least help them but I can't say for sure.
  21. Just a quick update: I had the stem cell treatment with Dr Khan last Saturday and I'm really pleased with the results. The swelling's almost completely gone now... it's early days but I can already see an improvement in my scars and the overall condition of my skin. I'm really excited because apparently things will only get better from now on If you're able to, I would strongly recommend going to see Dr Khan. The only thing I regret is not going sooner!
  22. I have mainly depressed scars... he said they would be ideal for the stem cell treatment as opposed to ice picks which are harder to treat. Sorry I'm not sure what effect they would have on icepicks but I assume it would benefit them, maybe just not as much as rolling scars, you'd have to ask him. I got the impression I would only need one treatment, well I sure hope so anyway because I can't afford to shell out another £6500! He said I'd continue to see an improvement in my skin over the next 3
  23. Just had my consultation with Dr Khan. He seems like a really genuine and caring doctor I've got my treatment booked for next Saturday. He explained that I will get to his clinic at 8:30, he'll do a skin analysis and take some photos and then we're going to a nearby hospital. Then he's going to take fat from my lower back/hip area in 2 places I think... one for the stem cells and one for the graft (sorry I can't remember this part too well). Then I wait while the magic happens in the stem cel
  24. Please someone tell me Dr Khan isn't charging 35,000! If he is I may as well cancel the consultation now. I thought it would be about a thousand!
  25. I have an appointment with Dr Khan on Thursday One thing I forgot to ask... does anyone know how much he'll charge for the consultation and then for the stem cell treatment itself? I'm at a point now that I'd spend all my savings on it but would just like to be warned beforehand. Also, if he does agree that the treatment will be right for me, I'll try and take some before and after photos. It will be difficult because the look of my scars depend on the lighting and makeup etc but I'll try a
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