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Unread 01-14-2005, 05:54 AM
Better skin

Hi ladies!

Almost 5 weeks since my hysty. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed a change in their skin. Mine is better now than before! I did have excessive testosterone prior to surgery (known by saliva testing), and since surgery have been on estrogen and progesterone for HRT (bio-identical). I have noticed how much clearer my skin is now. It even feels better. The texture is different -- better --it seems far more female than before. This is a nice bonus for me! I have rosacea, but it has never been this clear! Is it the hormones? I wonder. I can even go out without makeup!
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Unread 01-14-2005, 07:51 AM
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I am 3 weeks PO and I noticed my skin has dried up alittle! NO ACNE! Before surgery my skin was so oily it literally dripped off me, and my face was constant with huge pimples since puberty! I am glad that is gone and hope it is permanent. This is the clearest I have seen my face! I just hope I don't have too much trouble with dry skin now! I would not know what to do about that since all I did all my life was deal with excessive oily skin! LOL!
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Unread 01-14-2005, 08:01 AM
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Thats a nice little bonus to the Hyst huh? Keep your eyes open and you will see all kinds of little changes that you will find as little perks.... You'll be amazed...
Oh yea, and by the way, your skin is just glowing girl, you look mawvelous!!!!!
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Unread 01-14-2005, 09:06 AM
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Hi Beverly,

My complexion is much better as well!!! My skin is a little dryer, however, I've always had very oily skin so this is good. I no longer have all the blemishes that used to pop up on my face either! It's terrific. I'm digging it.
Unread 01-14-2005, 09:18 AM
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My skin has always been dry. For the first 4 weeks after surgery, it was even drier. You could have grated cheese on my forehead!

Now it's much better and looks almost luminous! People are constantly telling me how great I look. I'm sure it's because my skin looks so much better!
Unread 01-14-2005, 09:24 AM
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Lucky You!
I've was on the pill for the last three years for my heavy periods and my skin was beautiful. Now that I've had my surgery (kept my ovaries) and am off the pill. I feel like I'm going through puberty again. Skin is oily, and I'm really fighting the breakouts with all my might.
Enjoy it!
Unread 01-14-2005, 07:58 PM
Better skin

Hi everyone,

I'm 1 1/2 years PO and I have been battling the oily skin/acne since about 6 months after my surgery. I was put back on the pill (yasmin) and haven't noticed much difference. Maybe I need to be on it longer. My acne is worse than when I was a teenager. I have 4 teens and I am in competiton with them for the acne soaps and astringents (sp). I have been told by the gal that cuts my hair that stress can be playing a big part of the acne. She also told me I should try tanning. What do you think? Has anyone tried the tanning? I have also been using Proactiv. It has helped my face some -- except the oilyness -- but my chest, shoulders and back are the same. I've tried a presciption med from the doc. and it makes me sick so I quit taking it.

Anyone that has any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm starting to feel like a freak. Thanks
Unread 01-15-2005, 12:31 AM

Marti, I would not recommend tanning at all. Is skin cancer an acceptable risk to have clearer skin? I admit I am terrified of skin cancer since it runs in my family (my uncle lost his nose to skin cancer and the skin on his face around that area is too thin for a prosthetic). Additionally, tanning booths are much more dangerous than the plain old sun (do an internet search and you will see this is true). And, if the fear of cancer is not enough, just remember that tanning ages you much quicker than normal. A lady that lived up the street from my growing up was a sun worshiper. When she was in her 40s she looked at least 20 years older and her skin was like leather. I saw her recently when I went back home to visit my folks - she looks horrible. Natural aging wrinkles on top of unnatural tan induced wrinkles. - think Crypt Keeper (really)! I do understand about the oily skin and acne. I have had it all my life and it seems that in the last 4 or 5 years it has gotten worse (like when I was 15). I see a dermatologist regularly but my skin is still bad. I am hoping that since I had my ovaries removed, I will see some improvement in my skin. I am keeping my fingers crossed! Something my dermatologist recommended is micro-dermabrasion. I have not tried it because it is not covered by insurance and I cannot afford it but you may want to look into it. It is about $75 - $100 a treatment and it takes about 6 treatments. I asked about the OTC micro-dermabrasion kits at the drug store but my dermatologist said she didn't think those were very effective. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Unread 01-15-2005, 06:43 AM
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I have certainly noticed a huge improvement. I no longer get acne around my temples and no pimples on my face. My skin does have a glow to it now too! I think it is from the HRT which is fine with me! It's a nice benefit!
Unread 01-15-2005, 07:52 AM
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Interesting thread ...

I too have noticed an improvement in my skin. I was taking Doxyclycline for rosacea before the surgery, but I don't feel I need it now.

I'm guessing that skin problems are hormone related?

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