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  1. I was prescribed topical retinoids ( tretinoin or isotretinoin) for my skin issues by a dermatologist and I'll have to use them consistently for a long time coz my condition is chronic and it looks like retinoids are the only thing that helps. Will they hurt SMP? I've read about tretinoin and retinoids i general and it looks like they will cause the cells of the skin to grow (divide) and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. So am I right to assume it will fade away SMP pigment and pretty fast at that? Thank you.
  2. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis+ excessive sebum production. I tried different antifungals but to no avail. At my last appointment, my doctor suggested that I should try retinoids, so this is what I'm doing now. So far it seems to have reduced redness a bit, but I was told retinoids really start working after several weeks of continuous use.
  3. It's been two years since I did micropigmentaiton. All pigment seems to be gone. At first, I thought these red spots would go away but 2 years have passed and I still got them well, maybe a little less than I used to. Is it some pigment leftovers that got screwed up or inflammation or something? Have any HIS SMP professionals had any experience dealing with stuff like this? Thank you.
  4. It is also known as D'Arsonval. High-frequency treatment uses low-current high-frequency alternating currents, delivered via a glass electrode. Because the high-frequency current converts some of the oxygen in the air into ozone., the treatment has a germicidal action, and is also drying and warming Consequently, the treatment is used to aid healing and also to help desquamation. It helps me to fight seborrhea but can I continue using it if I get SMP? It increases blood flow, and AFAIK increasing the blood flow in the skin can be harmful to SMP. Am I right? I mean it could speed up pigment's fading away and might possibly make it blurrier Sincerely yours, Alex