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Old 10-26-2007, 10:06 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Hi,

Can you tell me what brands you are using and where do you get them? I need to do all those things you mentioned.

Glycolic acid peels
microdermabrasion
Complete skin care regimen.

I'm turning 42 soon and I am shocked at how my skin looks now. I have never done any regimens and I obviously need to now.

Thanks,

~Roma

I am a little "behind you" concerning age (I am 37), but, like I've said...I am/ was a repeat offender for "fake n' bake", endless days on the beach, and never, ever took care of my skin (just soap/ water, and that was it!)
I was paying the price for it, no doubt.

Ok, here's what I am using at home (I am working, and have a full schedule to upkeep).
Once in a while it IS greatly beneficial to indulge in a facial and massage at a day spa!!!!

Here's what I am using at home (after experimenting with different products, narrowing it down to the best ones I was able to find within my price range)
I use "Renoviste" Glycolic Peel by Revlon,
"Time Wise Microdermabrasion Kit" by Mary Kay
and Mary Kay's whole "Time Wise" products from cleansers, toners, to night gel, day cream and moisturizers.

I've been doing this now for several months, and the results (my results) have been absolutely phenominal!
Like I've said....had really bad skin, wrinkles, crow feet, leathery skin, blemishes......but I was tanned year round! LOL
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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Thank you MovingBack2PA!!!

Everything wrong with your skin is the same with mine. I was also a tanning bed junkie for years!!! I lived close to the beach and would go often or layout at the pool. (actually I used to live oceanfront for over 3 years) yikes!!!

So I am now seeing the results of what everyone warned me about when I was tanning. It's not pretty.

I will try the stuff use.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:22 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Thank you MovingBack2PA!!!

Everything wrong with your skin is the same with mine. I was also a tanning bed junkie for years!!! I lived close to the beach and would go often or layout at the pool. (actually I used to live oceanfront for over 3 years) yikes!!!

So I am now seeing the results of what everyone warned me about when I was tanning. It's not pretty.
I will try the stuff use.
Boy isn't that the truth...huh.
But, we didn't listen, and now have to take steps to make it a bit better...after abusing our skin for so long.
You are taking the step into the right direction, Roma.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Just want to say it again. If you have sun damaged skin, glycolic acid products and microdermobrasion are not going to cut it. The best solution is an Efudex chemical peel. Efudex targets the cells that are dividing faster than others. It is like a sharp shooter for sun damaged skin. How you skin reacts to the treatment depends on how much sun damage you have. My forehead had little damage, so my worst peeling was around my cheeks and nose. Here's a website were you can see what a person went through in the treatment. It's not easy to go through but when it's over, it's over and your skin is soft and smooth like a baby's. By the way, let me preface this by saying some people use Efudex for cosmetic purposes only, which is what I did.

Efudex Pictures
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Default Different kinds of peels?

Greenie, are you really that old poster Artie? How come you changed your name?

No way am I doing that Efudex!!!! Oh my gosh!! 66 days of that?That is just to severe for me.

I saw something on TV (Dr. 90210) where he applied a chemical peel to this womans face who had sun damaged. But it didn't look like that. He applied the peel (which was liquid) with a fan brush to her face. She said it felt like a bunch of bees stings but not that bad? When she left the office her face was red and real shiny. I wonder what that kind of peel was?

I think there must be different kinds of peels.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:26 AM
 
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You are taking the step into the right direction, Roma.
Thanks, I wish I did this a long time ago.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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this is interesting, i had no idea such a thing even existed!
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Greenie, are you really that old poster Artie? How come you changed your name?

No way am I doing that Efudex!!!! Oh my gosh!! 66 days of that?That is just to severe for me.

I saw something on TV (Dr. 90210) where he applied a chemical peel to this womans face who had sun damaged. But it didn't look like that. He applied the peel (which was liquid) with a fan brush to her face. She said it felt like a bunch of bees stings but not that bad? When she left the office her face was red and real shiny. I wonder what that kind of peel was?

I think there must be different kinds of peels.
Hi Roma,

As I explained to you when you PM'ed me, I changed my name because I could not remember my old password or what email I had used. I made several attempts but was never able to reclaim my old identity.

It does not take 66 days to do the Efudex. It takes two weeks, and only about one week of bad redness. I don't know why some people use it for a month, but I only applied the cream for 7 days.

If you want serious results, you'll have to do a serious peel. I recommend Efudex because it also gets rid of pre-cancerous cells. I don't think glycolic peels are going to give you the results you want, but it's all a matter of what you feel comfortable with.

Good luck to you,

Greenie
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Glycolic acid peel will work very well with sun spots, besides it is a substance that has natural origins (appears naturally within sugar cane for example). But if the damage is more serious and extended, you will need a pure chemical like Fluorouracil alias 5-FU, that is the core component of Efudex.

It all boils down to the way those substances work. Glycolic acid unhooks dead cells, boosts collagen and skin renewal process. Whereas 5-FU works by blocking DNA synthesis, thus targeting rapidly growing cells and leaving normal skin cells alone.

Some people have combined both to maximize chances. But the glycolic peel was applied after a 5-FU treatment period.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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I have been reading all the posts as I too am going thru this process. Im treating the area around my nose and upper lip. These areas lit up after 2-3 days of efudex application. It was two weeks last night and Im going to be done applying now . For the last week and a half my skin has looked like the pictures Im seeing of people 3-4 weeks after beginning treatment. Obviously I needed this treatment and due to the quick inflammatory response I dont feel I need to continue. Mission accomplished. My face looks like a hot cheese pizza and it VERY painful. I have found that antibiotic ointment with PAIN RELIEVER built in is the only thing that brings me relief from the pain..not to mention naproxen sodium to sleep.I do wait at least 30 min after applying efudex to apply the antibiotic ointment. Being an RN I too am worried about infection. This hopefully reduces any risk of infection . After all these are open weeping wounds! Thanx for all your invaluable postings..now onto treating other spots! I have dedicated this winter and spring to this process. I would love to be able to bite the bullet, hide out for a month, and do my whole face at once and be done with it. However , I think that method would required nacotics to get through.
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