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Vinegar soaks

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Vinegar soaks

Postby Emberle » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:24 pm

Resurfacing tomorrow... How does one do a vinegar soak and what does it do? How does it work in with the Aquaphor? When do you do what? Thanks.
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Postby jilly)1 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:30 am

Hi Emberle!

I started the vinegar soaks the day after having the lasering.

I used 1 cup of room temp tap water with 1 tsp vinegar added.

Soak the facecloth, squeeze out excess and put cloth over lasered area for 10 minutes every 2 hrs while awake. Remove gently and then reapply the plasticized ointment generously. I did the plasticized ointment for 2 full days and then was able to switch to vaseline.

Splash the resurfaced area with water 4-5 times a day.

It's important that you do not let the area dry out!

I was advised to do a soak in the middle to the nite but I never did.

On the 3rd day I showered and cleansed with cetaphil.

Do not pick off the soft crusts or scabs.

Around day 7 when all the crusting and oozing has stopped, you can quit with the vinegar and plasticized ointmen or vaseline and replace with a plain bland moisturizer. I used Jamieson's moisturizer with Vit E bought at Walmart. I tried the Cetaphill moisuturizer but found that is stung.

That's it! Don't panic if little nicks keep popping up here and there. I would scratch myself unknowingly in the middle of the nite and wake up horrified but the PS said it's very common and will have no efffect on the result.

Sleep with your head elevated and on your back for 10 days.
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Postby jkp3 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:25 pm

I didn't have any of this crusting and just a little oozing. I had only under my eyes done though.(Thank God). My reddness lasted for weeks! I am still a little red at 11 weeks. I also have a bumpiness which resembles wax paper. Concealer just seams to make it worse. I wish you better results. I would never do the rest of my face.
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Postby Dawnh » Tue May 09, 2006 4:35 am

I am on day 5 of a full face C02 laser and my doctor has had me using a part water/ part hydrogen peroxide cleaning regimen.Never mentioned anything about vinegar soaks.
yesterday I finally was able to get into a shower and wash the hair..Any tricks to getting aquaphore off the hair line? I scrubed with a clarifying shampoo 3 times and its still greasy..
because i have a problem with acne my doctor wanted me off the aquaphore as of yesterday and switched to a lotion. I tried it and there is no way I am ready, my face felt like leather so i am still on the aquaphore.oh well i see her tomorrow
emberle good luck with your procedure!
after all i have been through it is going to be worth it in the end
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Postby poobear » Tue May 09, 2006 5:04 am

dawn, hii my name is mary. how are you doing with the full face laser?? i will be having mine done june 9. is it as bad as i have read?? did your dr have you prepare in any way before the laser?? im only using the kinerase products for cleansing..please keep me posted good luck..angelsmmv@sssnet.com
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Postby Dawnh » Tue May 09, 2006 8:07 am

dawn, hii my name is mary. how are you doing with the full face laser?? i will be having mine done june 9. is it as bad as i have read?? did your dr have you prepare in any way before the laser??
Hi Mary..I am doing fine the first couple of days were tough. Its not that its so painfull its the constant care of your face thats the pain in the neck.
I would do it again -no doubt
My doctor did not put me on any special regimen before hand. Just a few meds before the procedure.

since I am about 1 month ahead of you ( mine on may 5th)
Let me know if you have any questions

a few things that helped me through the first couple days:

Tylenol P.M. ( pain relief plus helped me sleep)
extra Blankets at night ( night chills like crazy)
boxes of tissues or rolls of toilet paper (must have in hand at all times for first 48 hours)

few other words of wisdom:(lol)
you will need more aquaphore than you think (sent husband to the store twice now) and I thought I was prepared.I have used on average 1 -3.5 jar per day ..I would start looking for some coupons its like 7.50 a jar.
The nurse gave me a tongue depresser to use to put it on.you have to put it on real thick for the first few days

i went shopping a day before my procedure and bought everything I thought I would need..But I am now realizing i needed more

prop pillows around you so you cant roll on your side i woke up this morning with my face stuck to the pillow pretty gross

make sure you get your spf now so you have it, i bought mine at my dermatologists office its solbar pf cream 50 spf..
also my dermatologist gave me Cetaphil cleansing bar and vanicream skin lotion i started using these today. you may want to make sure you have plenty of this stuff on hand because you will be caring for your face atleast every two hours of the day
I am just rambling .Can you tell I have been stuck in my house for the last 5 days?
take care and good luck I hope some of this may help
Dawn
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Getting Aquaphor out of the hair

Postby Pauldiazsoleto » Tue May 09, 2006 2:18 pm

Regarding getting the Aquaphor out of the hairline. The nurse at the plastic surgeon office suggested rubbing a little Dawn dishwashing detergent into the hair. It worked pretty good at getting the grease out. You probably should not let it run down on to your face. I know it sounds a little awkward but that is what I did. :D
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Postby Dawnh » Tue May 09, 2006 4:30 pm

thanks paula I use dawn dishwashing liquid I will try that...Dawn
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Postby poobear » Wed May 10, 2006 5:13 am

dawn thanks for the info.. i will buy aquaphore next time i am out// i want to be prepared as much as possible so overall your pretty happy?? iseen fiona pictures and she looks great.. do you have any pictures up?? what was the main reason why you had full facial resurfacing?? i have fine l ines and a few brown spots(acne scars) on cheeks. i am 44.. 30 more days for me.. yikes.. its coming fast.. keep me informed.. mary
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Postby Dawnh » Wed May 10, 2006 5:35 am

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dawn thanks for the info.. i will buy aquaphore next time i am out// i want to be prepared as much as possible so overall your pretty happy?? iseen fiona pictures and she looks great.. do you have any pictures up?? what was the main reason why you had full facial resurfacing?? i have fine l ines and a few brown spots(acne scars) on cheeks. i am 44.. 30 more days for me.. yikes.. its coming fast.. keep me informed.. mary
I am 35 and I noticed changes in my face over the last 3 years my forhead started to show some lines and the line between the eyes, also my cheeks had a few acne scars and they started to sag a little bit.I was becoming uncomfortable in my own skin.also i smoke so i was noticing that my lips started showing the smokers lines.Maybe I am crazy my friends told me i didnt need it but I think they were trying to be nice.every one is always saying your getting older your going to age and I tell them I am going to fight it every step of the way.Maybe I am shallow but hey we only live once lets make the best of it.
I dont have any pictures up I did however take pictures of myself each day since my procedure. its amazing how you look on day 1 compared to today ( day 6).The doctor took pictures of my face ,I wonder if I could get copies anyway I will post some pictures later today .I can see a change in my face for sure .Its still red (looks like i stayed tooooooo long in the sun).I wonder if its a good idea to post my first day after procedure picture?It might scare people into not having it done lol .I am seeing my doctor this morning I will work on getting some photos up when i get back...I will let you know when I have them up..
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Postby Heididee » Wed May 10, 2006 5:15 pm

Dawnh wrote:
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:13 am Post subject:

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dawn thanks for the info.. i will buy aquaphore next time i am out// i want to be prepared as much as possible so overall your pretty happy?? iseen fiona pictures and she looks great.. do you have any pictures up?? what was the main reason why you had full facial resurfacing?? i have fine l ines and a few brown spots(acne scars) on cheeks. i am 44.. 30 more days for me.. yikes.. its coming fast.. keep me informed.. mary
I am 35 and I noticed changes in my face over the last 3 years my forhead started to show some lines and the line between the eyes, also my cheeks had a few acne scars and they started to sag a little bit.I was becoming uncomfortable in my own skin.also i smoke so i was noticing that my lips started showing the smokers lines.Maybe I am crazy my friends told me i didnt need it but I think they were trying to be nice.every one is always saying your getting older your going to age and I tell them I am going to fight it every step of the way.Maybe I am shallow but hey we only live once lets make the best of it.
I dont have any pictures up I did however take pictures of myself each day since my procedure. its amazing how you look on day 1 compared to today ( day 6).The doctor took pictures of my face ,I wonder if I could get copies anyway I will post some pictures later today .I can see a change in my face for sure .Its still red (looks like i stayed tooooooo long in the sun).I wonder if its a good idea to post my first day after procedure picture?It might scare people into not having it done lol .I am seeing my doctor this morning I will work on getting some photos up when i get back...I will let you know when I have them up..


Hello Dawn!
How did your check up w/ the PS go? Are you feeling better yet? I was just wondering if I could see all of your pictures! I can't wait to see them! Hope your healing fast! Heidi
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Postby Dawnh » Thu May 11, 2006 5:17 am

Hello Dawn!
How did your check up w/ the PS go? Are you feeling better yet? I was just wondering if I could see all of your pictures! I can't wait to see them! Hope your healing fast! Heidi
Hi Heidi , My check up went well I have another apt monday to take my after pictures.I am starting to break out a little from all the aquaphore but my ps perscribed me some tetracycline I cant start taking it until I am done with my other meds from the procedure.that will be monday.I hope I dont end up with a lot of pimples.Tetracycline clears it up pretty fast though.Today is day 6 and I feel great my skin is still tight but I am now using just lotion.I noticed this morning some of the redness is lightnening up.I asked the nurse yesterday if my face was going to be this red by monday and she said no so i cant wait to see how this weekend goes.But all in all I see great improvment and I am happy.Its amazing how quickly you heal everyday you see so much improvement.Except day 1 and 2 they really stink.LOL.I am going to put some pics up today,I will let you know when I have them up...Dawn
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Postby Dawnh » Thu May 11, 2006 7:06 am

I have some pictures up ..I am warning you though my 1st day of procedure picture isnt pretty...
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Postby Dawnh » Thu May 11, 2006 8:18 am

here is the link
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Postby Heididee » Thu May 11, 2006 9:31 am

Dawnh wrote:I have some pictures up ..I am warning you though my 1st day of procedure picture isnt pretty...


You look like your healing very fast! Your very pretty and I wasn't shocked! Just what I expected from other photos I have seen! I sent you an email as well, hope to talk w/ you soon :lol: !
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