Biafine Cream

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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Mandy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:10 pm

Hey Dan,
Did the doctor say what the silicone sheet would be good for in your situation? Is it for moisture? I was just curious
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:54 pm

Mandy- the silicon sheet is to provide a protective layer presumably so the skin can heal from the inside.i found the sheets brought moisture to thesurface but maybe i was just sweating underneath it im not sure.i dunno how praugue getting alone with it.
ive had mixed success with the various creams ive tried so i started taking a supplement called l-theanine and i dunno whether its the plaebo effect but i seem to flush alot less and not so intense.i take gaba as well so maybe its a mix of the both . :D
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:49 pm

hi prague any results with the silicon sheets im curious ?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by prague » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi Dan, I ended up not using the silicone sheeting. I am sticking with my cerave for now. It is the only thing that doesn't irritate my skin. Have you made any progress? Have things improved? What are you using?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:58 am

hi prague, i used the silicon sheets for the best part of two months and have not noticed any real difference.i will continue tho. have been using emu oil at night and has worked wonders.i put quite a bit on at night and avoid washing my face in the morning , it lasts all the day.more of a prevention rather than a cure as as soon as i wash my face everything tightens and dries again.

is the cerave a cheaper better version of nia 24?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by prague » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:24 pm

The CareaVe is a cheaper version of Nia24. Nia24 has niacinamide in it and CeraVe does not.
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Bowman » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:28 pm

I just picked up the New Beauty magazine (Winter/Spring) and it has a huge article on Niacin, The Beauty Wonder How One Vitamin (B3) can Repair and Revitalize Your Skin p 42 . It goes on to say that it reverses DNA damage, replaeced damaged cells, makes healthy cells AND boosts hyrdration and ceramine production. It recommends Nia 24, Olay Regenerist UV Defense Lotion SPF 50, SK-II (serum), Canyon Ranch Transformation Age Concentrate (serum) and, get this, StriVectin -SD (scrub) which has Niacin in jojoba beads. It also says that Niacin DOES NOT increase sun sensitivity!! I don't see why CeraVe with Niacin did not make the cut!!
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Hummbird123 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:19 pm

So CereVa does contain Niacinamide? I know there are two kinds, cream or lotion-maybe one contains it, the other does not?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by DCNGA » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:24 pm

Cerave cream ingredients:

Ingredients
Water (Purified), Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methylsulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phytosphingosine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum


Cerave lotion ingredients:

Water Purified, Glycerin, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Behentrimonium Methosulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Bowman » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:13 pm

You need to look for the formulas that contain Niacinamide:

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM
Ingredients
Purified Water , Glycerin , Caprylic , Capric Triglycerides , Niacinamide , Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceramide 3 , Ceramide 6-II , Ceramide 1 , Phytosphingosine , Hyaluronic Acid , Cholesterol , Dimethicone , Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate , Potassium Phosphate , Dipotassium Phosphate , Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate , Disodium EDTA , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Carbomer , Xanthan Gum

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF
Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Homosalate (12%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (2%), Zinc Oxide (3.5%); Inactive Ingredients: Water (Purified), Niacinamide, Behentrimonium Methylsulfate (and), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch, OctenylSuccinate, Boron Nitrate, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 11, Ceramide 1, Ceteareth-20 (and), Cetaryl Alcohol, Phytosphingosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Hydroxyetheylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Sodium
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Hummbird123 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:14 pm

This is great info, do you think we could also put it under a CereVa thread? Do we have one or do we need to make a new one?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:02 am

hi guys ,

am in germany at the mo.went to see the specialist skin doctor on tuesday. i was completely amazed with his approach.he is famous but had no ego whatsoever. my girlfriend came with me cos shes german but also cos through her experiences with her mom and countless unscuperlous doctors has made her an expert at telling when they are genuine.

he analyzed my skin and confirmed what i knew already that there was extensive damage to the upper layers which explains why it has not been able to retain moisture, the prolonged redness etc.

he also acknowledged my distrust in doctors and lasers in particular. i paid 30 euros for 50 minutes with him which is unheard of in england. i was not rushed and actually felt like he was talking to me like a human which was a nice change. we explained we had litlle money but that did not seem to faze him.

his adddvice was to use the silicon gel morning and night.to apply it to the scars and the whole area of damaged skin.in his own words holding up my silicon gel ‘ this is the best thing we have out there at the moment‘

he also said that we may not b able to return my skin to pre laser condition but that we could help it greatly.he promised nothing but said to use the gel religiously for 6 months and then return to him.

i hope this helps you all. this guy is a famous skin doctor in germany and his advice was to use the silicon gel over everything else. it is sticky and shiny but you ladies can use makeup i guess , he even suggested using powder myself but ill have to wait and see :D
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Bowman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:10 pm

Dan:

Did he mention rosacea or just trauma? Have you tried products that caused further inflammation? Like retionals or antioxidants? I am glad you have some answers and a plan. Thank you for sharing!!

BTW: I am sure you didn't ask or that he mentioned it but I would like to know a time frame in turning over these layers. Obviously, it takes awhile if you are over 2 years out.

Thanks again!
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by prague » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:33 pm

Dan, Thank you for the update. Do you have the name of the silicon gel he recommended?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:13 pm

yeah i tried a vitamin k ceame by jasons that blew up m face and under eye area.and there was no mention of rosacea at all.the slicon gel i got here on prescription was dermatix but he said either that or kelo cote as they effectively are the same. there was no mention of a time frame except he said that if used religiously i wil lnotice a vast improvement in 6 months.

also he said you can use your standard moisturser over the top once dried , i got nia 24 skin rebuilding cream and love it so to use inconjunction is fine.
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by Bowman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:34 pm

I love the Nia 24 as well. So, I am assuming that you do not have rosacea?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by dandadandan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:47 pm

nope, i dont think i have rosacea even tho a derm in london told me i did. yeah i love the nia too , its very pricey tho but worth it in my eyes. it seems to hydrate the skin all day and in cold weather which has been great. how long have you used it for and have you noticed any benefits??
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by prague » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:57 am

Dan, How are you doing with the silicon gel? Did the German Dr. say how far he felt your damage went? Did you have Fraxel Restore?
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by jamiebabe » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:55 pm

I got a presciption for Prutect which seems to be the same thing as Biafine. Wish me luck that I can recover through natural processes.
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Re: Biafine Cream

PostPosted by WG1 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:56 am

I went to get blood tests to find out why my body skin is sagging and thinning and my joints are hurting again and all of the other systemic health problems are occuring. So I got a blood test yesterday to check hormones, etc.

Later on, when I took the bandage off, it ripped my skin off!!! Ouch! THEN I accidently but Azelex on the wound instead of Biafine. Auuuughh!!! Then I put the Biafine on.

It's almost healed today.
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