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Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:43 am      Reply with quote
Hello everyone, I would love to hear some thoughts on the regimen I am setting up for myself. I have had many of these machines for years and they have been rarely used if they were ever really used at all. I am now realizing how much money I have spent and acknowledging how awesome my skin could look if I would just make use of them! Confused I am 42 and have great skin but I do have some wrinkles, not many and none deep and I do have melasma which covers about 50% of my face. I’ve had it on and off for years but it has really stuck for the last 6 years, alternating from dark brown to light brown where it is currently.

My goals are to firm up my face and try to get rid of or at the very least drastically lighten my hyperpigmentation…, I have had 2 profractional treatments and dozens of photofacials and firming and tightening treatments: ipl, titan, affirm to name a few but still feel like I am starting to show my age.

Here are the machines I have and how often I think I should use them……

Quasar SP, will use on face, neck, decolletage, hands
1-3 times a week (per Kris at Advanced Therapeutics) 1x-LF,HF, & CW: 1x-LF & HF: 1x-CW
Will use SkinCeutical Hydrating b5 gel with this, would also like to incorporate a green tea additive (recommendations on this?)

Diamond Microdermabrasion, will use on face, neck, decolletage, hands
1x week followed by lactic acid peel

Dermaroller, will use on face, neck, décolletage, hands
.25, .5, and 1.0
Tried 1.0….too painful, may consider getting EMLA cream and doing this one once a month
Will try .5 and use 3x week….MWF evenings and follow with RetinA .1% gel

Face brushing with Loofah Mitt, will use on face, neck
1x day mornings before applying products

Dermawand, will use on face, neck, décolletage, hands
1x day in mornings after putting on serums, lotions

Additional routines…
Ageless Facial exercises, 6 days a week

Tanaka-Lymph Massage, 2x week

Acupressure Massage, 2x week

Products I currently use…
Avalon Organic Cleanser-morning and night
Origins Youthtopia serum-morning and night
Origins Brighter by Nature –morning and night
Origins Youthtopia eye cream-morning and night
Origins Starting Over –morning and night
SkinCeutical Phloretin CF,(as soon as gone will be using C & E Ferulic) mornings only
Tretinoin (Retin A) .1% gel MWF evenings only

Okay, I think that is it…please share your thoughts on how often I am using a treatment and maybe suggestions about products to use with the treatments….

I do try to use only organic products, no parabens, mineral oil, sulphates, etc. With the exception of the SkinCeuticals I think I’m on track there. Smile As soon as this bottle is gone I am going to order and make my own CE Ferulic. I have a huge box (sadly I do mean huge) of ingredients I ordered from Skin Actives about 5 years ago, most were never used. I’ll have to see if anything is still any good. Once I do I’ll have to figure out which I should use.

Thanks for reading and for any input/wisdom you can offer!!
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:45 pm      Reply with quote
First of all I suggest using the .25 roller every other day and the .5 once every 2 weeks. The 1 maybe once a month. (Others know more but I think the .5 3X a week is too much).

I would do Tanaka more frequently than 2X a week.

Green tea with LED - you can make your own with green tea bags. Check out the thread devoted to this and you will see more than a few ideas for use of green tea. I would use 3X a week if you can.

Face brushing - try twice a day - (Then skip on the days you roll)...
I have a regular face louffa from carole maggio and want to get her rougher one for use in the morning.

Don't know the origins products. Have used Skinceuticals C&E ferulic and I love it.

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:36 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for the response SS! I'll make the adjustments you suggested! I'm also going to do the Stevia mask every day, I tried it last night and really liked it! Good thing I don't have a job right now, this is going to be time consuming! Laughing
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