Effective/Unorthadox Method for Removing Discoloration.
*Note to Mods:
Please do not move this post to the pumping forum. This post is about a discoloration removal technique that just happens to involve a pump. If you move it too the pumping forum only members attempting to pump for gains will see this post, and I believe many members not interesting in pumping per se might want to get a hold of a pump strictly as a tool for discoloration reduction.
I did something I don’t normally do a couple of nights ago. At first I regretted it, but now I am glad I did it because I stumbled across an unforeseen positive side effect in the progress.
Normally I pump for only very short periods of 5 to 10 minutes between sets of qelqs, squeeze jelqs, and squeezes. This way I avoid getting any bloating or donut effect, because I really hate that!
Well, Thursday night, I was in an experimental mood I guess, so I decided to see if I could pack my 2 1/8 tube all they way by pumping for a long time at low pressure (3” Hg). Normally, I don’t get bloating or donut effect even when I pump for longer than normal if I keep the pressure low, but this time I pumped for a REALLY long time. 2.5 hours to be exact (5 x 30 minute sessions)!
Things didn’t seem too bad after the first two hours, but I came out really bloated with a huge donut after the last half hour session. I thought, “You just had to push your luck, didn’t you?” I knew the swelling would go down, but like I said, I just hate that look and knew it would take a long time for that degree of swelling to subside.
It’s been 48 hours now and most of the swelling has finally subsided. To my surprise, I noticed that some very long term discoloration has faded by about 40%. Cool! I guess it was worth it after all.
Apparently, I managed to pump a huge amount of water into the area under the skin where blood residues were causing the discoloration, and when as the fluids gradually subsided over the course of two days, they took some of the deposits with them.
For the record, normal, sensible pumping for gains has never helped me any in lightening discoloration, but this excessively long bloating session had quite a dramatic effect on reducing long term discoloration (5 months old).
The key seems to be VERY LONG DURATION pumping (to purposely create excessive bloat by allowing a lot of water to accumulate under the skin) at LOW PRESSURE. Pumping for a long duration at higher pressures would be risky and counter productive because you would likely force new blood under the skin.