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Offline HappyMoni

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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2019, 08:37:22 pm »
Nice topic to catch up Moni, there was a wealth of info shared here, thanks

For myself, I am also in the camp of years of neglect and sun worship (un protected) as a young person, I paid the price. Finished with my electro last year after staring in 2012 (I would need over 300 hours in the chair to be free). I just bought my fresh sun screen for this season (SPF 55), and take my skin care more seriously now. HRT made my skin dry up a lot more easily, and we live in a fairly moist climate here in W. WA.

Kim that was brutal, OMG

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   Update on laser on scars. I have noticed after the first laser section that the newer scars seem to have had the best result. Those are under my breasts. Older scars are about back to where they started in the healing process. I have two more sections scheduled. I think the newer scars will end up with significant improvement at least.
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HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2019, 08:43:13 pm »
Thanks Cynthia,
   Update on laser on scars. I have noticed after the first laser section that the newer scars seem to have had the best result. Those are under my breasts. Older scars are about back to where they started in the healing process. I have two more sections scheduled. I think the newer scars will end up with significant improvement at least.
Since some of the scar tissue is removed by the laser, you might be able to improve the appearance of even the old scars with some dedicated scar massage!







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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2019, 04:32:28 pm »
I went for my second laser treatment yesterday. Again, I treated my scars (GCS, BA, and others). I have seen good improvement on them. This time, they didn't look as bad after the treatment, not as red. I expect recovery to be quicker. Also, since I paid for a block of time instead of for a specific treatment, I had some dark marks treated on my face, shoulders, and back. It is a different laser. It didn't hurt but it stung a little for a few hours after. I have a dark area on my left check. She told me it was from sun damage from driving a car. I was like, "That makes sense!" Finally, I had the hair on my forearms lasered. This was the only thing that hurt. It is fine hair and not real dark, but I think if it was hurting, it must be doing something.
This is all through the office of the surgeon who did the repairs from my botched facial surgery. His name is Dr. Papel in Baltimore. Next week he will remove my trach shave scar and attempt to significantly improve its appearance. I really like him.
Moni
Oh, I meant to ask, and will next visit, about laser treatments for reducing pore size. I am curious if it is effective.
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HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2019, 05:24:33 pm »
It is a different laser. It didn't hurt but it stung a little for a few hours after. I have a dark area on my left check. She told me it was from sun damage from driving a car. I was like, "That makes sense!" Finally, I had the hair on my forearms lasered. This was the only thing that hurt. It is fine hair and not real dark, but I think if it was hurting, it must be doing something.


Oh, I meant to ask, and will next visit, about laser treatments for reducing pore size. I am curious if it is effective.
Yeserday I had a little revision on the sun damage spot on my left check (there was a little bit left from the last time).  We must have had spot siblings residing on our checks!
But just for fun I had them laser my pubic hair.  I want to have surgery, I may as well be working on that.!  It was not really that bad, less dramatic than I thought it would be.

I also had my eyebrows microbladed.  I never had much of them (another part of me not really growing much hair, except on the top of my head).  I now have real eyebrows with , what they call, tails and everything needed for the seven yards!  I have to admit that this process was a little on the painful side.
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I do not have any large pores, because I never got that grown-ups skin (never had a pimple in my life).  How do those large pore look like?  The only way I could imagine to eliminate them would be a rather deep resurfacing of your skin!







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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2019, 03:47:54 pm »
Linde,
   They are just larger pores, and not real attractive. I am seeing slow progress with the skin treatment, but it takes a long time. I am happy with the dark spot laser. I had two spots near my eye and they just rubbed away. The area looks younger with them gone. I may need a second treatment on other spots. Refresh me on micro blading. It makes you look like you have hair?
Moni
I would do electrolysis for GCS. It is more permanent.
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"Never let the dark kill your light!"  (SailorMars)

HRT June 11, 2015. (new birthday) - FFS in late June 2016. (Dr. _____=Ugh!) - Full time June 18, 2016 (Yeah! finally) - GCS June 27, 2017. (McGinn=Yeah!) - Under Eye repair from FFS 8/17/17 - Nose surgery-November 20, 2017 (Dr. Papel=Yeah) - Hair Transplant on June 21, 2018 (Dr. Cooley-yeah) - Breast Augmentation on July 10, 2018 (Dr. Basner in Baltimore) - Removed bad scarring from FFS surgery near ears and hairline in August, 2018 (Dr. Papel) -Sept. 2018, starting a skin regiment on face with Retin A  April 2019 -repairing neck scar from FFS

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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2019, 06:28:49 pm »
Linde,
    Refresh me on micro blading. It makes you look like you have hair?
Moni
I would do electrolysis for GCS. It is more permanent.
They use a scalpel like knife that can transfer some tattoo ink into the skin.  The make little cuts into you skin, and transferring the ink int it.  This way it looks like real hair is laying there.  My brows were relatively short and very blondish colored, and I had no visible tail toward the sides.  This is now there, and my brows look pretty real!  My new avatar pic shows how the brows are now pretty visible and pronounced.  The match the color close to the hair/skin color, to make it look as naturally as possible.  I never ever have to think about doing anything with my eyebrows again!







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Re: Skin care and transitioning
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2019, 09:17:45 pm »
Moni - Keep us updated on the pore treatment.  I could use some myself.
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