Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dr Sam on Pigmentation, Melasma and Acne Scarring


I met up again with Dr Sam recently where we discussed pigmentation, melasma and acne scarring. All those fun things. :)

Enjoy! :)



19 comments:

  1. Don't know if I'm happy about this video! In fact think I could cry. I have been waiting for this for ages in the hope my chloasma could be helped. Years of sitting in the harsh Aussie sun as a teen and waxing mean I've a lovely mask of pigmentation that has become so bad that every time I walked into a beauty store on holiday recently I was offered "cream for your marked face mam?" And now family are commenting on my face it's getting me so down. I now wear SPF every day and a hat and have been alternating Liquid Gold and Lauders Enlighten at night with Good Genes morning. I thought it had faded a bit but it's Winter so it always does. I guess I was hoping to hear that yes, this that and the other would work after a few months of treatment. I am grateful though to know that I should be seeing a professional and perhaps to stop wasting money on lotions and potions!
    Thanks Caroline & Sam while I feel a bit hopeless at least I'll be a little informed when I see a dermatologist!

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  2. Not the easiest topic, as these marks on your face, out there for everyone to see, really affect your self-esteem. Tanks for sharing the facts.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  3. thank you sweet baby jesus for this video!!!!!!

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  4. I have acne,melasma on my cheek and acne scars. To say I hate my skin is an understatement :-(. I use spf on my face everyday but I haven't a clue what to do as my gp was beyond useless

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  5. Brilliant. Thank you. I am just waiting for an appointment with a Dermatologist for my Rosacea & pigmentation and I am really hoping for some results. I have darker skin & I totally agree with your comments on how hard it is to get effective cover up!

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  6. Brilliant. Thank you. I am just waiting for an appointment with a Dermatologist for my Rosacea & pigmentation and I am really hoping for some results. I have darker skin & I totally agree with your comments on how hard it is to get effective cover up!

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  7. Dr Sam, Caroline - thank you so much. This was such an informative video. I'm of Sri Lankan origin with melasma around my mouth, so far the Laura mercier secret camouflage concealer on top of a clarins spf has been my saviour. Hydration is key otherwise my skin does look ashy under the converge. Thank you again and please keep these videos up! Much love xxxx

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  8. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I can honestly say I don't know why anyone would find the comparison that Dr Bunting used offensive! I didn't see what Sam wrote or said, but from what the two of you were saying it was obvious that she wasn't trying to say having melasma is as bad as having diabetes she was just trying to show how much work it is to keep melasma under control.
    The people who had a go at Sam should aim their anger at a particular online news outlet who regularly publish appalling articles on diabetes!

    Also loved your comparison about having a forest of orchids in the house, my mums comparison when I was diagnosed age 10 (am now 28) was that it was like having a newborn again only without the smelly nappys LOL.

    On the topic of the video I have quite a bit if acne scarring on my cheeks, jawline, temples, back and shoulders so found this really interesting, thank you both for the advice it really is very much appreciated

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  9. Hey caroline 😊 could you please recommend some products readily available here in the UK for those pesky red/dark pigmentation marks left after a naughty spot squeeze that just don't seem to fade? Thank you very much xx

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  10. Really glad you've published this video - it's so informative & should stop people throwing money away on products which simply won't work & treatments which will likely make it worse. I've had melasma for about 10 years & spent a fortune in the first few years on every lotion & potion going in the hope it would fix it. I paid to see a dermatologist some time ago & found it hard to hear there's no easy solution & needs to be managed long term but once l accepted that & found a nice wide brimmed hat for summer, a decent concealer plus a fab broad spectrum high spf mineral sunscreen (used every single day rain or shine) I stopped searching for a miracle cream, which actually felt quite liberating! Between you, Dr Sam & Sali Hughes there's been more unbiased, helpful, practical info on melasma put out there in the last few weeks than I've read in years - unfortunately most other stories/articles are about the newest wonder products to treat hyperpigmentation in general & of no use to melasma sufferers. So thanks again :-)

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    1. Hi there, can I ask which sunscreen you use? The word mineral caught my attention :)

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  11. Thank you so much to Dr Sam and Caroline. The video is so informative and will always remain a reference point when tackling pigmentation.

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  12. P.s. I wish all dermatologists were as helpful as Sam. Under the NHS time if money, and because there's so little budgeted for skin care, my dermatologist only ever had 5 minutes to read through my huge folder of notes, and then quickly write a prescription, and then the say dreaded words 'your next appointment will be in the post', which just means see you in 2 months time.

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  13. Hi Caroline, this video was so informative, thank you so much! I'm struggling with acne scarring and I am really interested in trying the Azelaic Acid approach that Dr. Sam mentioned. Are there any products you would recommend or would you just stick to prescription for that? Also I would love to hear a video or a post on suggestions for SPF, especially for acne prone skin. Thanks so much!

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  14. Great video! You guys briefly touched on the subject of broken capillaries, can you please, PLEASE, P.L.E.A.S.E do a more in depth video/post about it! TIA! xx

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  15. Hi Caroline :).
    Sorry to bother you, but I noticed that in this video you mentioned that you can still do something about stretch marks when they're pink/red, and was wondering what you would reccommend? I have quite a few pink stretch marks on my legs. Thank you very much :)

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  16. This is really good ! Look forward to seeing more of Dr Sam.

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  17. Dr Sam I would love to know which mineral sunblock you would recommend for anyone to use. I always wear a physical sunblock but it gets confusing choosing the best one. I am fair with fragile skin and tolerate the white cast if it means I am protected. I am using one from Organic Pharmacy at the moment and have another less thick one I wear if I wouldn't be out as I am fearful of pigmentation (I have one dot at the side of my face) I don't attempt to tan at all.
    I used to think I could tan before all the advice we have now (damage done in the past)

    If possible in the next video or if there's a product list I really would appreciate sunblock advice.

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  18. I saw that dr Sam on her IG account recommended mineral block Jan Marini Physical Protectant, which she finds has a brilliant texture

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