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BMAH

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  1. Photo TX is expensive 125.00 a pop and I don't have insurance. I found an all natural tea tree oil soap that I can buy fifteen bars for the price of one UV light treatment and it really works for me. Its called RESTORZ handmade soap from www.MYBLUEDOLPHINSOAP.com I have used it for years and I am clear. Best of luck

  2. I have to tell you -- I got ONE IPL treatment at the end of 2007 by a woman named Carole Lea Burns in New York. It has RUINED my face. I promise you, my breakouts only got worse, and my skin has aged considerably since the treatment.

    I honestly think it has ruined my last few years, and I have gone through emotional and mental trauma due to the DRAMATIC aging that has taken place since the treatment. I PROMISE YOU -- it is NOT WORTH it. try something safer. please, for your own sake. I don't want anyone to go through what I did.

    I posted elsewhere that IPL was miraculous for me- it cleared my skin like nothing ever has and made my pores smaller and ALL red marks, brown spots, etc. went away for good. It plumped my skin so that my scars appeared to be gone. Unfortunately, the plumping goes away and the indented scars reappear w time. But if I had the money, I would have IPL every year. The one negative that I swear was caused by IPL, but the tech (of course) argued that it wasnt, was two indented scars that I know were not there before. Both were on spots she used a higher frequency and I felt burned after. Within a few months, those two spots turned into "holes". I don't know for sure, maybe erasing all the discoloration made the scars more obvious. I will never know.

    I've read about the loss of fat, which worries me, but wouldn't that be more likely with laser? They use laser for removing fat, so how can they laser faces and not lose fat?

    I have to tell you -- I got ONE IPL treatment at the end of 2007 by a woman named Carole Lea Burns in New York. It has RUINED my face. I promise you, my breakouts only got worse, and my skin has aged considerably since the treatment.

    I honestly think it has ruined my last few years, and I have gone through emotional and mental trauma due to the DRAMATIC aging that has taken place since the treatment. I PROMISE YOU -- it is NOT WORTH it. try something safer. please, for your own sake. I don't want anyone to go through what I did.

    I posted elsewhere that IPL was miraculous for me- it cleared my skin like nothing ever has and made my pores smaller and ALL red marks, brown spots, etc. went away for good. It plumped my skin so that my scars appeared to be gone. Unfortunately, the plumping goes away and the indented scars reappear w time. But if I had the money, I would have IPL every year. The one negative that I swear was caused by IPL, but the tech (of course) argued that it wasnt, was two indented scars that I know were not there before. Both were on spots she used a higher frequency and I felt burned after. Within a few months, those two spots turned into "holes". I don't know for sure, maybe erasing all the discoloration made the scars more obvious. I will never know.

    I've read about the loss of fat, which worries me, but wouldn't that be more likely with laser? They use laser for removing fat, so how can they laser faces and not lose fat?

  3. I have just started using a shampoo for back acnce body wash. It contains 3% Salicylic Acid. Few questions:

    1.) Is this a good treatment for my shoulders (see pictures)??

    2.) How many times should I wash my back/shoulders with this shampoo a day? Once? Twice?

    3.) Is there anything else I should be using while using this shampoo on my skin??

    I appreciate your help. Thank you so much

  4. Sometimes when you peel away the rotten orange peel you find a sweet beautiful pulp underneath other times you find it has spoiled. You have found a beautiful pulp, congratulations Adrianne, now stay positive and do what ever it takes to keep your skin clear and healthy. Often you just grow out of it like I did and I get quite a few good compliments on my skin. Chin up.

  5. I use Tea Tree oil soap and Shea butter aloe vera lotion called RESTORZ handmade soap and lotion . The Tea tree oil helps remove the oil factor and the shea / aloe lotion with tea tree oils is a nice skin balancer. Google it.

  6. Hi,

    Just to give a brief history of my acne treatments:

    I'm 22 and have been seeing a dermatologist since I was 13 or so. When I a young teenager, I was prescribed a variety of ointments and antibiotics for my acne. Being young and not very responsible, I did not do a good job of routinely taking the medication. I was then prescribed Accutane and I continued to stupidly not do a good job of regularly remembering to take the Accutane (even worse to do with a powerful drug like Accutane).

    My acne got better as I got older. I really can't remember having much trouble with my acne from around age 17 until a few months ago.

    While I was teaching English in Italy in October my acne started to get worse than it had been in years. I had no idea why this was happening. I then moved back to Michigan in November, where my acne broke out worse than it had in years. At first I thought that the harsh cold and dry heating of the Michigan winter could be the culprit (maybe it was/is).

    I had been taking Benzaclin and Tazorac when my acne started to get worse. I had been taking these for years and they had been working fine for me. The new dermatologist that I saw kept me on the Tazorac but took me off of the Benzaclin and had me start taking Doxycycline. I have been taking 2 100mg tablets of Doxycline a day. I noticed some improvement but not a tremendous amount. I saw the dermatologist again in January and he had me start using a Benzyl Peroxide cleanser as my facial cleanser.

    Again, I've noticed some improvement but I still have a very good deal of overall redness on my nose, under my nose and around my chin. I am still battling whiteheads and some breakouts although it does seem a bit better. Essentially, after a bit more than 3 months on Doxy, my acne has improved slightly but still waxes and wanes and I still have a good deal of inflamation around my nose, under my nose and on my chin. My cheeks have been largely acne free throughout this post-October reoccurrence of my acne.

    I have recently moved and am trying to get an appointment with a new dermatologist. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can or should be doing right now or what I should suggest to the dermatologist? Seeing as how the antibiotic has not done too much for me should I think about Accutane (or a different antibiotic)? Also, I wonder if my inconsistent usage of antibiotics (I don't remember what I took when young and didn't do a good job of regularly taking the dosage) when I was younger is a reason why Doxy is not proving as effective as maybe it should be.

    I'd like to end this ongoing struggle, waxing and waning of my acne and overall redness and inflammation. I appreciate your suggestions.

    Thanks,

    -Scott

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