Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Skin Tx

SkinTx™ Starter Kit - Program 3

An 8-step skin rejuvenation kit for hyperpigmentation. Products included: Foaming Gel, Toner, Serum C12, Clarité™, Exfoliant, Active™, Retinol SR Facial Treatment (BONUS PRODUCT), and Sunbalance™. This kit comes complete with a carrying case and step-by-step instruction card.

After years of being a sun worshiper I was starting to see changes in my face that I didn't like. A couple years ago I started to see/ notice brown patches on my face. I became really insecure when a brown patch appeared above my top lip.... It looked like I had a mustache.

Being a runner has not helped the problem. I found it very difficult to keep sunscreen on for more than an hour..... it all "sweated' off. I wasn't keen on reapplying sunscreen onto my sweaty face (with my sweaty hands).

So after I found out I wasn't a candidate for a laser light procedure, I chose this program.

I have been on it now for about 6 weeks. I have noticed that the brown areas are lightening. The first 6 weeks are supposed to be the worst in terms of overall skin condition .... my skin has been red and peely and I have had trouble with acne breakouts.

There is a perscription portion of the program that your dermatologist prescribes to use in conjunction with the kit. It is used to renew your skin cells and is normally prescribed for patients with acne..... so in theory it should be helping my overall skin condition.

I go for a second follow up appointment this Wednesday afternoon. I am asked if I am seeing any changes or if there are any side effects that are troublesome etc.... The best part is that I get to stick my head in this egg shaped device and get pictures of my face taken. I then review the pictures to see if any changes in my skin are present. I couldn't believe the difference after the first 2 weeks. I had not noticed any changes from looking in the mirror daily but, there was visible improvement. I would have to say that my dissatisfaction is coming from the poor texture and tone of my skin and the breakouts. I am interested in finding out what the clinician says/ recommends. This is a 24 week program and I should keep my expectations realistic. Patience is the key.

If I decide that the product has not worked for me I can get a full refund (or so I am told). There might be some small print that I don't know about!!! lol
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