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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: QuickFix for Acne scars Reply with quote

Is there any quick fix for removing , fading acnes scares without using the makeup or concealer , meaning acne scar treatment.
I used clean and clear on the spot acne treatment to reduce the size of pimples and the pimples disappeared in four days , but the scars are there.
Is there any product available that can remove the scars/mark in 4 days?

Also if i get a Galvanic facial will it help in getting a glow to the face in 3days ?

Also I would like to know the best antiaging regimen for facial skin.
Ok here's my skin type. If I wash the face with cetaphil dry skin cleanser, skin still feels dry upon washing. But if I apply honey mask and wash it off the topical skin feels moist and soft. Also i get acne breakouts during a week before the TOM.(just two or three).

So what is my skin type , is it oily or dry or combination?

If so what should i start off for anitaging skin care other than CTMP

am using cetaphil for cleansing
st.ives apricot scrub for exfoliating
neutrogena alcohol free toner
neutrogena norwegian formula body moisturiser for face.

Other than this , I want a firm skin without much pores. I need aproduct to minimise pores , dry patchy skin etc. Also antiwrinkle ? I haven;t used any yet on my skin .

Kindly reply asap. Thanks much in anticipation
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: no responses Reply with quote

no responses for the post. Kindly answer my questions
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as i know you have dry skin. Oily skin would mean after a day of work your skin is very shiny and when you touch it it feels like oil was layered on. Combination is oily in certain parts but not others. usually T-zone area (forehead and nose). Unfortunately, i don't know anything on getting rid of acne scars. you can try the acne thread =)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear by Acne Free for my skin, I haven't had a break out in over a year since finding this product. I noticed that they also have a product called Scar Fade and Erase. I've never used the scar product but if it works as well as their acne product maybe it will help you.

Look for it on the AcneFree web site. Sorry, the system here won't let me post a link.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To minimize pores or acne scars you have to make the skin produce collagen. That is a hard task bordering to impossible with the current topicals and even laser procedures.

I've seen statements that estrogen creams minimize pores, you could try that if you are female.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: No quick fix Reply with quote

Hi -

You asked if there is a "quick fix" to acne scars. I'm sorry to say that there isn't. Unfortunately, most things in this world worth a darn don't come easy... :)

But - there are some treatments available to you. You can go to see a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and discuss various procedures. Among them are punch treatments, where the scar is actually cut out (sounds worse than it is) and the edges are sutured, leaving a tiny, unnoticeable fine scar in its place. A variation of this treatment takes the "punched" skin and allows it to heal back on top of the original scar - and "elevation."

Also - depending on the depth and severity of the scars, a professionally administered dermabrasion may have the desired effect.

On your second question re: the best anti-aging...

I wish there was a single best! Alas, there is not. :) There are a gazillion different anti-aging products out there, each one will work better, worse, or not at all for different individuals. That being said...

If you were a client of mine and you came to me with the regimen you outlined , I would probably tell you to:

1) Drop the exfoliating scrub. If this is part of your daily regimen, it may be too much. I would replace it with a 1x per week enzyme based peel/mask (I like the Pevonia Enzymatic peel).

2) I would then start with one of two options:
a) Vitamin C serum. This will tend to have a repair effect on damaged skin. Many of our clients have nice results with C.
b) You can try a Retinol based product. Again this will tend to have a repair effect and is a good choice for fine lines and/or acne. Watch out for any irritation that may occur and be sure to moisturize well.

Try one of these for 4-6 weeks and see what your results are like. If they're not what you expect, try the other. If you still don't have results, you can get into one of the many other choices like TNS creams or something like that.

Hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I wish I could say this was a quick fix. It took me several months, but my acne scars are almost non visible. I use Microdermx 3 times a week and it's been a miracle for me.

Some others get injections with silicone or something but I was too chicken!
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