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I chose to do it while I was under anesthesia for my breast augmentation. This allowed Dr Marin to go really deep and of course I had no discomfort. He did say they do medicate people for pain as it is pretty uncomfortable. I Woke up with a bunch of vaseline type goo on my face which gets very messy ( so much for clean hair this week) You must keep your face very very moist, I have been applying a thin later of the ointment. You also must do white vinegar soaks every 2-4 hours. It does not burn and I have not found it to be an issue at all. You mix 1 tsp vinegar with 1 cup of filtered water, place it in the fridge. You take a piece of gauze get it soaked, wring it out, unfold it, place on your face. Just make a little hole for your nose. You also must take your Acylcovir, this is protocol. If you are prone to cold sores or other manifestations of the herpes virus don't be afraid to tell them, They will need to adjust your dosage.
Advice and my journey with adult cystic acne
I have uneven texture on the sides of my mouth and on my cheeks. Its very easy to see in day light and I find it very embarrassing. I have even had people tell me I would be so much prettier if I didn't have the scarring (jerks). Cystic acne is incredibly painful and can cause some bad scars and I can remember starting to see a dermatologist around 16 or so.
I have probably spent ten to 15 thousand dollars on products, chemical peels ( which worked fabulous on my forehead), facials, microdermabrasion, Dermatologists, oral medication antibiotics/birth control, topical medication, herbs, and anything else I could get my hands on.
Here is a break down of what has helped me actually decrease the breakouts ( laser isn't going to keep you from breaking out it can greatly reduce damage)
BTW my acne is NOW very well controlled and costs me hardly any money. Check out a book called "Bad Science" he goes pretty in depth into beauty industry scams and why it would be scientifically impossible for a lot of these creams and serums to actually work.
- Sitting out in the sun without sunscreen. Yep but only for a few minutes! Heres why UV rays can kill infection causing bacteria and the coolest part… it only takes about 60 seconds. Only for a few minutes though than slap on the sunscreen!
- No dairy
- No fried food
-water, less coffee
- Holy Basil
-decreased alcohol intake
- Green Superfood one scoop x two. I mix it in with equal parts orange juice and water. Your body needs the vitamin c to actually be able to absorb some of these nutrients. You probably don't even need a full scoop, it is impossible for your body to absorb such a large amount of supplements at one time ( good marketing technique though isn't it) Here is a tid bit for next time you eat spinach, wilt it (you must wilt spinach to kill the oxalates, the oxalates prevent your body from being able to absorb Calcium and take a vitamin c tablet so your body can absorb the iron. "stepping of off soap box now"
So now that all the above has "controlled" my breaks out I was ready to do the laser resurfacing today. I will continue to post pics as the day goes on so you can see all my gnarly-ness in full glory!
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Dr Marin is awesome. He has explained all my procedures throughly and with great honesty. Shannon his nurse answers me emails promptly and has even called me from her personal cell to make sure I had everything I needed prior to surgery. I was and am in excellent hands.