experimental skin discoloration treatment - isopropabrasion
Before I get into the post, I would like to state that:
TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I TAKE ABSOLUTLY NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY RESULTS OF THE TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED BELOW.
The origin of this treatment goes back to when I began working out.
On my way home from the gym I noticed a spa-type place that offered microdermabrasion and became instantly fascinated. I looked up the treatment online and learned the basic concept. The following day, I stopped in and let the sales lady ‘sell’ me on the treatment. The sale was cut short when I realized it was going to cost hundreds of dollars per treatment and that many treatments are required. Since then I’ve tried many things to lightly abrase the skin. I’ve shaving the area repeatedly with a razor, scrubbing with a washcloth and even extra-fine sand paper. Needless to say, none of them worked and I was left with a bevy of painful injuries. But experimentation comes with it’s risks.
A few months ago I discovered that I could use regular, over-the-counter rubbing alchohol as a substitute for underarm deoderant. The concept was simple: It’s the excretion from the bacteria under your arms that smells and the alchohol effectivly kills them. No more bacteria, no more smell. I thoroughly wet a white cloth with rubbing alchohol and proceeded to wipe down my pits. I was amazed at the results. I no longer smelled. In fact, my nice (expensive) cologne was no longer overpowered by cheap-smelling underarm deodorant. Additionally, the longevity of my clothes was improved as I could wash less frequently. Most importantly, the price was right. Rags are virtually free and the alchohol costs maybe $1 every two weeks; if that much. Needless to say it was a BEAUTIFUL solution, but that wasn’t the end of it.
I noticed that if I wiped the cloth on another area of my skin, the cloth would become ‘dirty’. I assumed that the alchohol was just getting the dirt that the soap missed, like facial wipes. But as I tried repeatedly, I noticed that the dirt was always a consistant colour. More importantly, it was the precise colour of my skin. I decided to experiment once again. I took two areas with similar discoloration and applied the technique to one of them. After repeaded treatment, the differences were clearly visible. The untreated area looked uneven and the other area looked perfect.
I call it isopropabrasion (pronounced: eye-so-pro-pah-brey-shun). The word is formed from a combination of Isoprophyl [alchohol] and skin abrasion.
I repeat treatments perhaps twice a week, and I’m extremely careful not to remove enough tissue such that I scar. I have found that a cloth with a texture somewhere between a t-shirt and jeans is ideal.
For those PE’ers that have dick discolouration, this may be a potential solution. Again, try at your own risk, but it seems as though it’s an all around skin-tone evener.
If you decide to try this (at your own risk, of course) tell me how it goes.