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About punkrockprincess

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    u of t >>>> lisa
  • Birthday 03/02/1987

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    horseback riding, running, hanging out with my awesome friends, music (a tonne of stuff, punk, 80s, alternative, rock, classic rock.. etc.. etc), science, and a bunch more things!

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  1. I'm you #1 creeper? Didn't have to try very hard..

  2. Frida - I've done 2 courses of VStar laser (facimile of VBeam) and you will require multiple treatments to see results. As well, as someone has mentioned, the stronger the tx (and therefore, the more bruising and downtime you will have) the faster the results. I believe I had 4-5 treatments each course, over the span of 4-5 months. I was satisfied with the results but definitely do not remember noticing anything after the first treatment. Good luck! L
  3. this is my number 1 creeper :)

  4. Great post and wise words. I imagine that a large majority people live in a perpetual war with themselves, to some extent. I think it is possible to ultimately accept those things that we cannot change about ourselves, but.. as far as the day to day, those things do not make you undeserving of living the moments you have. So whether or not you are fully self accepting seems to be independent of the ability to do great (even if small) things. At least, this is my experience. It is all about persp
  5. Hey PBN!! First of all GOOD LUCK with your course!! I am also a Tane repeat offender.. haha.. I did 3 courses and am likely gonna have to do a fourth . It is crazy, I don't understand how it comes back!? Anyways, best of luck with your third course.. I am sure you are a pro by now with handling side effects, etc. I know I am! Also.. not trying to be rude by asking how much you weigh but.. 80 mgs to start seems pretty high! I am ~140 lbs and have always done 40 mgs to start then up to 60 mgs un
  6. Mike, I agree. Sorry, I wasn't trying to sound contrary. I am just very surprised, especially since I too was skeptical of the laser as my skin is extremely sensitive and reactive, and somehow I managed to get decent results. Anyways, I'm sorry that you've had such an adverse reaction.. between the facial twitching and texture changes, etc, that's a nightmare. Maybe you can try something topical, like a retinoid or AHA, to help with the texture issues? Even chemical peels might help.. I imagine
  7. Hey guys! I don't know if anybody is actually reading this but hey, maybe it will be informative for someone in the future or whatever. Anyways, it gives me a way to track my progres.. So, second Smoothbeam tx was done a week ago. At the time I had 1 cyst Rt jawline, and not much else going on thankfully. The tx itself was the same deal as the first time. I feel like my redness cleared up faster, or maybe I just wasn't as aware of it because I knew it would fade and that it wasn't anything to w
  8. Hey Mike and Adam.. I've also been to the ICLS. To whoever asked, the derm there is boarded. I've had two rounds of Cynergy laser (that's the VStar).. and had really good results. It does hurt like hell, but it helped clear up my vascular redmarks and helped my skin texture. My second course I actually did whilst on Accutane.. which is why I'm surprised you guys have had such negative effects, as it is noninvasive enough to use while on Accutane without risk of scarring. Anyways, did the clinic
  9. Thanks a lot . Yea I initially started Smoothbeam for some small breakouts and a few small scars.. it gave me a huge breakout after the first tx but things have settled down now so hopefully if I stick with it, it might give some noticeable results. I'm not on antibiotics at the moment (in my opinion, they are worse than Accutane, so I doubt I will go back on them). And yup three courses - the drug is extremely effective for me (and for most people). I hope you also get great results from it, a
  10. Hey hey.. it's cool to keep using your topicals for a bit till your skin tells you it won't tolerate them anymore. Not what your doc will tell you but speaking from experience I've done it without consequence. The mucous membranes tend to dry out first, I notice (lips mainly), and then the skin. Just monitor and see how you do! Also - would you mind elaborating on your experience with Smoothbeam? I'm doing a series of those right now, as after my third course of Accutane (yea I've taken it 3 ti
  11. Hey there - your thread caught my eye as I use BP and Bio Oil as my current regimen. Personally, I cannot tolerate BP without a heavy moisturizer. My skin dries up and flakes completely and the irritation this causes seems to result in more breakouts. I actually put some BP and Bio Oil together on one palm and then rub my palms together to mix them, then I apply the mixture all over my face. I often apply another layer of Bio Oil to ensure moisturization. Bio Oil is really the only moisturizer I
  12. 16 June 2010 - 2 weeks post Hey kids.. Today is 2 weeks since my first Smoothbeam and let me tell you, it has been a wild ride. The first week was absolutely a disaster.. my skin went crazy! My right side which was previously clear got 2 decent sized papules and a handful of smaller spots. My left side got another 2 cysts and a few pustules. It was ROUGH. I actually peaced out on work last Wed cause I was so embarassed to go in looking like that, and booked app'ts to see both my regular skin d
  13. June 3, 2010 - taking it day by day So things are holding steady over here. My skin has fully recovered from the tx (read: no more track mark red spots - thank god!!!). I did get a tiny pustule Rt side chin area right underneath the other one that I picked that got big and gross but has now healed. I think that's probably the laser bringing stuff up. Another tiny tiny bump Lt nasolabial area as well. But overall, other actives seem to be subsiding. A few plugs under the skin on my cheeks are co