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About Bioskin Products
or reports of people trying Bioskin products. This has been featured
extensively on the Ideal World home shopping channel (Sky digital channel
653) [in U.K. –Ed]. It reportedly treats a host of skin conditions from
P to eczema to acne, which makes me wonder about the product because I
don't see a link between P and acne. Whenever they feature this product on
Ideal World they always have a string of live on-air testimonies from
satisfied customers. It costs approx £30 for a 150ml bottle I think or £12
for a 50ml. My first 50 ml bottle is in the post and I will let you know
how I get on.
P.S. I'm 26
with relatively mild p, mainly confined to my scalp and armpits with a few
other small spots on elbows and legs. Unfortunately I find some of the
stories on your site scary, as I, like a lot of other people, wonder how
far it will spread.
Response: You’re the first
to mention Bioskin products, Michael.
I found a web site — http://www.bioskin.de/english/home.html
— that describes the company and its research aspects but not the
products, so I’m still unenlightened.
between acne and P seems to be responsiveness to Vitamin A derivative
products. Evidently acne
blemishes and P lesions can, sometimes, both be helped by similar Vitamin
A-based products. I don’t
know whether or not a vitamin-A derivative is the active ingredient in the
specific Bioskin products you’re using — but I wouldn’t be
surprised. A derm or pharmacist would know more.
I wish there
were something I could say to assuage your fears about “how far it will
spread.” Unlike many other
diseases, P does not have a predictable “course.”
How P will manifest in any individual seems to be a combination of
genetic proclivity, trigger factors and environmental factors including,
but not limited to, lifestyle. Many
people have mild or moderate P all their lives.
A very few have gone from “no signs” to “severe” in a
matter of weeks. A lot of
flakers experience a gradual worsening in their P from onset over months
or years and then a plateau somewhere between “mild” and “severe”
that appears to be permanent.
But perhaps the
best reason not to fear P’s spread is the new armada of drugs on the
horizon. We are on the verge
of being able to contain our P better than ever, primarily through new
so-called “biologic” drugs that will go to the root of the problem by
controlling the behavior of specific cells that are part of our immune
systems. What will this mean?
It will mean properly diagnosed and treated flakers may never know
an increase in their P coverage because it will be stopped from worsening
— and their current symptoms will acquiesce — at the point at which
they commence treatment. The
new drugs aren’t cures, but they may be the next best thing.
So your future as a flaker should NOT be defined by fear, but by hope and optimistic expectations. Mine are. Good luck and stay in touch. -Ed