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About starcatcher100

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  1. I use Coppertone Faces 30 SPF. It's oil-free, non-comedegenic, and has vit. E in it. It makes my skin so soft, sometimes I use it as a moisturizer. I love this stuff!
  2. I am not too sure, my insurance covers the majority of it. I am thinking about $20 per injection, but when you have one of those monsterous cysts that are extremly painful and take weeks to go away, it's worth it. Ask your derm because I am sure the price varies.
  3. I use Coppertone Faces SPF 30, it's oil free, non-comedogenic, vit. A&E, and aloe. This stuff is great! I know you use regular coppertone, but look for the one specifically for faces. It makes my face super soft, and not shiny. I hope this helps!
  4. I agree, you should definitely go to a dermatologist to get a shot of cortisone into the cyst. I get cysts and whenever I get one, I go to my derm to get the shot, and by the next morning, it is 100% better. Best part, no scar! Good luck!
  5. The raw spots are still kinda pink but can be covered up with makeup, and I still have some darker streaky spots that I have had since last week, but are slowly but surely fading (again, can be kinda covered with makeup). Yes my face is still clear, but my scars have not lightened up, but then again it has only been one treatment. I have decided to do just the blue light treatments for now on, did you have any side effects like I did with out the levulan??? Thanks!
  6. My derm did tell me not to go out in the sun or be under flurescent lights for 72 hours, because of the levulan. I was out and about, but inside, the only time I was outside was walking to my car and back. That probably did attribute to it, but I live in Florida, I cannot totally avoid sunlight but I did the best that I could. I did not get a microdermabrasion before, but I have been considering one. I am still debating whether I am going to do just the blue light, but my derm told me it wil
  7. Punkrockprincess- I am doing the blue light with levulan, but no more!!! I got my first treatment on wednesday(9am), and about 5pm my face started itching and burning (I was out at the mall). So I immediately left, and when I looked into the mirror in the car, my face was bright red!!!!! Like a really really bad sunburn, but the worst part is that the levulan is applied by a wand thingy so the redness was streaky (I had lines on my face) and my chin area was the worst (my derm applied mor
  8. That sucks that it didn't work for you. So far I have heard more people say that it hasn't worked than has, and that worries me. I am still hopeful! Also supposively, the blue light treatments will help get rid of scars (yay!), which I need. I will be sure to keep everyone posted on how the treatments are working (or even not working!). Good luck to all!
  9. I get blue light treatments once every two weeks, for a total of 4 times (I got my first one on tuesday). This particular treatment is supposively also effective at getting rid of scars (which will be good for all my acne scars). The cost per treatment is $250 for a grand total of $1000 out of pocket because my insurance does not cover it. However, my derm. told me you can get the blue light without the levulan (which just helps absorb more light), which you get treatments 2x a week for a tot
  10. It looks very similar to that, but that is not it. I wil definitely ask my derm. what the difference is. Check this site out http://www.dusapharma.com/company_indications.html This is the blue light that my derm uses (from the brochure). I hope this helps!
  11. The blue light treatment is light treatment, not laser. The levulan is helps the skin absorb more of the light to make the treatment more effective. Clearlight and blue light sound very similar. My derm. told me that there is no skin damage associated with the blue light, however I do have redness (think of a mild sunburn). The blue light lamp is indeed like a mini tanning bed, except I sat in a chair and the lamp was U shaped. I sat with my face in the lamp for 15 minutes. Anyway, I hope
  12. Please let me know how the treatment ends up working for you! I actually just completed my first treatment today. I am doing one treatment every two weeks, four times total, and it is very expensive and my insurance doesn't cover it. I have mild acne, but I have the cystic acne that I get on my chin and jaw line, and some smaller ones on my forehead. So far nothing has worked (antibiotics and topical creams), so this is my last resort because I do not want to go on accutane. The only side e
  13. I am glad to hear that it worked. I just got my first treatment of the blue light with levulan. I have to get 4 treatments done, so I am excited to see how it works, since nothing else has.
  14. I was on it for over a year. It worked at first, but eventual it stopped working. I used it with a topical cream (trizad?). It did clear up my cystic acne and now all I am left with is the regular acne. The only side effect I had with this medication is sensitivity to the sun, it felt like my skin was on fire. Good luck!
  15. My derm. suggested that I use blue light treatment for my acne, which she raved about. I did read some other post about this, but I was wondering if it is worth all the money??? If you have any input, good or bad, please post. Thanks!