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Old 01-28-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Just how do you get rid of these things....i run my finger over my forehead and feel nothing...i look in the mirror and it looks like i have chicken pox. The doctor said they'd be gone after the treatment but i never remember them staying this long.

 
Old 01-28-2003, 11:22 PM   #2
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Time, I have one that is 6 months old, and its still healing. Some take days, weeks, months or years. I found that 90% do fade within a year. Most are 2 -3 weeks though.

 
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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Hang in there, CadeFoster -- they DO fade. In some cases it takes a long time. I have a couple that are almost a year old. But they're much better than they were and are barely visible now.

I think that they take longer to disappear in my case than most because I have such white skin -- any mark or imperfection shows up prominently.

Because I'm so pale I've gotten the "Casper the Ghost" jokes too often for comfort. Why is it socially acceptable to make fun of people's skin, whether for acne or for color (or lack thereof)???

 
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Something I found that showed improvement for me was the Body Shop Vitamin E products. It did take a month or so for me to see results but overall the tone of my face improved a lot and scars faded much faster. I used the cleanser with a face brush (not the 2 in 1 cleanser/toner, just the regular cream cleanser) for about 3 months straight and really liked the results. I also have the Vitamin E face mist and I use the cleansing bar in my shower, for scars on the body.

 
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Use aloe vera gel. I have the one from Fruit of the Earth. It has cleared up most of my red marks within a few weeks.

 
Old 01-29-2003, 05:15 PM   #6
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Ive noticed the tanning bed made them purple..lol The sun usualy clears them up for me but the tanning beds make them worse. Maybe if i put sun block on each one it'll blend in??? ::shrugs:::

 
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