"AnnieMay, did you mention before that you used Retin-A? I think in the notes provided about the CARF conference, Retin-A and laser treatment (I'm assuming IPL or V-beam) were recommended. I'm still exploring options myself and am curious…"
Has anyone else noticed an increased sensitivity to sun? I recently went on a trip that included visiting Black Canyon City, AZ to see Saguaro cacti (super cool!). I was not in the sun much, but did spend about 10 minutes taking pictures in…"
"Hi, Lynn555. Here's an article about how FFA can have different presentations. There's the classic presentation with the frontal band at the top and sides of the hair line, there's the frontal band loss, along with diffuse loss), and…"
"Pauliegirl- I wish! He seemed reluctant to code my last appointment as being for rosacea since I also inquired about the isotretinoin for the bumps. I think the only reason he did was because he ultimately only prescribed medicine that's…"
"Pauliegirl- I have a couple questions about your Accutane use. What is your dosage? Are the side effects still manageable? Last time I asked, I think you said you weren't really having any.
Finally, and most importantly (to me : )), are you…"
"Interesting but it's ONE person.
In my hand now I have a bottle of the sunscreen I had used for 25 years. It has no titanium or titanium products listed on the label. and I rarely used it on my forehead (always wear hats). At…"
"Whoa. Very interesting.
i didn’t understand why they might link FFA to sunscreen but studies like this would explain it. I use all non-nano zinc oxide now though one “Kiss My Face” product in my cupboard has 6% non-nano titanium…"
I just thought some of you may be interested in the article that will soon be published. It is a case study of one woman with FFA. They analyzed her hair and found titanium nanoparticles in the shaft. This chemical is found in many sunscreens and other cosmetics. The article is attached.…See More
"@Pauliegirl. Yes, I thought titanium was safe as well, along with zinc. I was a little confused by the findings. I have also been looking for a safe sunscreen. I think EWG rates titanium oxide as fairly safe, like a 3. Maybe I will stick just zinc…"
"Microblading is on my radar. There are two main reasons I hold back: 1) I've had a lot of skin issues (little bumps, wrinkling) that I think are related to FFA. I also have rosacea. I want to get the skin issues cleared up first because I know…"
"My post to the forum is awaiting approval, so I thought I would add it in both place, since there is talk of it. A new article just came out that showed titanium nanoparticles in the hair shaft of a woman with FFA. Just a case study, nothing…"
"I haven't. I use it on my hairline thought. My brows have been totally gone for about 2 years now, maybe longer. I'm not sure that there's any hope for regrowth at this point. Although, I guess I have nothing to lose."
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