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#31 A10CalGal

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    Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:58 AM

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    I remember a friend having light spots that turned out to be a fungus that grows on your skin when you are in the sun too much. This was in high school & I don't remember the details. But, it wasn't a big deal. Nothing like a flesh eating bacteria.
    I have a friend that gets these white spots & she has to take an anti-fungal medication when it happens. I don't think it's a big deal, but she just doesn't like the spots.

    #32 mpark46

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      Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:49 PM

      I have some hyperpigmentation, but its mostly in the form of freckles on my upper cheeks and near my eyes. I had my second (in a series of three) photofacials (IPL) done yesterday.

      I definitely saw some results after the first one. My dermatologist recommended a higher "dosage" for my second treatment. My freckles are definitely darket today. They get darker and then fall off in about a week (at least that's what happened the first time). Hopefully I will see better results this second time around.

      I'm also starting Obagi-C RX skin care line, which is supposed to help with hyperpigmentation and overall skin tone. It supposedly entails some peeling and a process of cell turnover, which I am not looking forward to.

      I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes.

      #33 BandE2008

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        Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:50 PM

        [QUOTE=amy706;355065]IAnd then a couple years ago I started getting dark spots. on my upper lip (nice, I look like i have a mustache!) QUOTE]

        This is what happened to me
        and I wanted to cry!
        Was at a family wedding 1 month ago - and everyone thought I had a mustache
        it came out of no where!!!
        I see the doctor tomorrow

        #34 leigh miller

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          Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

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          I know right!

          Now, Leigh the Lustra AF is that a skin bleach and what exact facials do you get? I'm going to look into the facials, I've never had one.....believe it or not! I'm the same way I stay out of the sun but shooting outside really makes it hard to stay sun free! I hate using sunscreen on my face because it makes me break out but I do use Bare Minerals and that has a sunscreen in it. I find it really works nicely too.
          the lustra AF is an RX. i get it from canada where you dont need an RX. its a skin lightener. im was being lazy when i said facials. i get a glycolic microderm combo every few weeks or so.

          #35 Mel

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            Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:04 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Morgan
            I remember a friend having light spots that turned out to be a fungus that grows on your skin when you are in the sun too much. This was in high school & I don't remember the details. But, it wasn't a big deal. Nothing like a flesh eating bacteria.
            My sister has this. She told me that it was from her using the tanning beds. Eww...really makes me not want to go tan, but I also really don't want to have awful tan lines.


            I feel bad for you ladies that have it on your upper lips. I think that would be worse because people think you are hairy. People think that I have a large birth mark on my forehead, if I'm not at work, and if I am at work they tell me to wash my face b/c I have ash or dirt on it.

            #36 cheese_diva

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              Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:50 AM

              I have a brand new tube of Lustra-AF (unopened) but it expires 5/08.. if anyone wants it, just send me a PM and pay for shipping. I bought 2 when I was trying it thinking it was one bigger tube for cheaper. I got a stronger hydroquinone cream from the doctor and used that instead. Lustra AF has SPF 20 in it.

              I have pigmentation under my nose and on the side of my chin. I'm very self-conscious but nothing seemed to help so I gave up on the creams. I just make sure I wear a good sunscreen to keep it from getting worse.
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