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Old 05-29-2003, 07:08 AM   #1
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Question Large Pores help....

I have had nose surgery and as a result have some very large pores w/spider veins on my nose. I've started laser (photo) and they have decreased a little but not to my liking. Is there anything out there on the market that will decrease pore size and make my skin generally better?

 
Old 06-02-2003, 04:07 AM   #2
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well if you find out let me know
to my knowledge there are only temp. solutions.

you could do a search on the acne board.


 
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Old 06-02-2003, 05:39 AM   #3
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Moonique...
I've had my second photo laser done ($300 a session...$1,800 total and you can make payments). I have 4 more to go but they are spread out over 4 months. I chose to have my whole face done but I think you could choose just certain places and it would be cheaper. I can't believe the difference in my skin - my pores are getting smaller and my overall complexion is looking really good. They zap the big pores with laser (feels like a bee sting)and the smaller ones they put a different head on the laser. It's also getting rid of some spider veins I had. Once I'm thru with the laser treatments I will go once a year just for a touchup. I am truly amazed at the results. After the first one I wasn't that impressed but after the second one, it was totally astounding. I also use tea tree oil on my face. The skin care place highly recomends it as it cleans out pores. You should check into the photo laser.

 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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Where can I find tea tree oil?

 
Old 06-03-2003, 04:44 AM   #5
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Just do a search on your pc - tea tree oil. They make shampoos, creams etc. but I use the straight tea tree oil.

 
Old 06-04-2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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As indicated by inflight here, you might need more than one treatment before you're happy with the results.
I've also heard that some clinics are better than others so I would search forums and mailing lists (yahoo has them) for rosacea (a condition for which pulsed light treatments are popular) for recommended clinics. It can make all the difference. Be sure that a fully trained doc is giving the treatment rather than some beautician.

And as far as I know these light treatments are the best thing for large pores and viens, so you're doing the right thing.

 
Old 06-04-2003, 12:12 PM   #7
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Definately go to someone who is reputable. My pores have decreased in size tremendously. Becuase of my problem they told me at least 6 visits and then once a year. To me it's worth it considering all the money spent on things that don't work. Use Tea tree oil for deep cleaning pores.

 
Old 06-04-2003, 06:09 PM   #8
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Why not use Paula's Choice BHA l% lotion? It is marvelous for pores and making your skin just glow. Many of us on the acne board love it.

 
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What is BH 1% lotion?

 
Old 06-13-2003, 11:18 AM   #10
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bha = beta hydroxy acid - such as salisylic acid. it exfoliates the skin and hence promotes new skin to rapidly replace the older dead skin cells. also, it is said to unclog pores. i have recently started using salisylic acid 2% for pores and also for scar reduction.

aha = alpha hydroxy acid - such as glycolic acid. from what i have read so far, they say aha's work more superficially than bha's. so they are said to work better at exfoliating the outer layer of the skin, hence improves skin tone and also superficial scarring etc.


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I will give it a try. Can you find it on line?

 
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