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Bionect

Postby loveorbread » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi everyone

I was recently prescribed bionect to help with redness and bumps on my chin and was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this or used it
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Re: Bionect

Postby Julie Allen » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:42 pm

Hello. What is Bionect and where do you live? I live in California, USA. I'm willing to try anything. I just started Seabuckthorn soap and oil last night (again). I've tried everything and cannot control this! Julie
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Re: Bionect

Postby Pretzel777 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm getting ready to pick my Rx of Bionect today. Will post what happens. My outbreak was July 28, and went to the dermatologist on the 30. I was prescribed doxycycline, prednisone for 2 days, finacea gel, and about to try the bionect tonight. The other 3 prescriptions helped me out a lot! I had swelling (they looked like welts covering my face from cheek level down, the pimple like bumps everywhere, and more appeared on day 2. The prednisone reduced swelling quickly, an the doxycycline seems to maintain it. Tried metro gel 1% on the 29 and 30 (morning) along with tretinoin .25% but was told tretinoin at this stage is too harsh for aggravated skin, and the finecea is now used more than the metro gel. Looked it up online and it treats the redness and bumps. I agree. Can't say which one is doing the most, but together I could go to work on wednesday and show my face. The doxycycline made my storage upset for 2 days. I get dry skin now but I'm hoping the bionect will help. Anyone else have experience with bionect yet? (clapping)
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Re: Bionect

Postby fanny » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:29 pm

Hi
I have had no experience with bionect, I googled it(of course!) and see that it is a prescription drug, recommended for inflammation. It sounds worth a try, but please do a patch test first.
Also welcome to Julie, if you would like to post a message with more info we could reply to that.
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Re: Bionect

Postby Pretzel777 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:11 pm

Just tried bionect for the first time last night. I had already been using finacea since Monday, and that has improved the bumps, actually all have disappeared. Yet, the side effect to that is really dry skin. I did use moisturizer after the finacea, but it's a dicarboxylic acid, so it sloughs off the top layer of skin, gently of course and hence no bumps as part of my observation. But, it does dry out the skin. I looked up bionect too. The hyaluronic acid retains water, so I was expecting more moist skin. That's exactly what happened! This was the first morning since using finacea that my skin was not scaly. It's interesting to observe the results after adding an additional treatment (bionect). I would not necessarily be able to say what each Rx did well if I had not used the finacea independently first. Yes, binoect keeps my skin moist and it does help to retain water in the skin, which is necessary for healing. (yahoo)
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Re: Bionect

Postby loveorbread » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Hi everyone

Julie: I live on the east coast. I had never even heard of this product until my last appointment. I thought I had exhausted all sorts of remedies for seb derm/rosacea/steroid-rosacea/eczema.

It's supposed to help plump up skin by retaining moisture and sooth inflammed skin.
here is the description from the website

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (LMW-HA) found in Bionect is a substance naturally found in the skin and other parts of the body. One of LMW-HA's crucial functions is to attract and hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows for the transport of proteins, oxygen, nutrients and waste through the skin as well as helping to maintain an intact dermal matrix structure. Recent investigations have also shown that in addition to the water binding role HA plays, it also plays a central role in the inflammation and tissue repair process.(2)


Extra-moisture is what I needed. I'm alternating between this and protopic (trying to wean myself off the protopic slowly so as not to trigger a flare) and noritate for the redness.

I'm also on oracea as well
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Re: Bionect

Postby Julie Allen » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:03 am

Hi everyone, it's Julie. I LOVE checking in the site and hearing from you all, thank you!!! My rosacea is different from what it seems others here have. IPL lasers did this to me. I'm left with broken capellaries and bumpy, orange peel texture, OILY skin, bigger pores and acne and the constant burning/hot stinging. Acne also on my chest and back. What is happening? My skin is now sensitive to EVERYTHING, even water. The capellaries are the worst. The tip of my nose looks purple/red with red veins and throbs. I've seen all the doctors, taken Doxycycline, tried Metrogel (made it worse it 2 days!) and a ton of natural things. Diet, prayers, hormones, MSM, sulfer soap, tea tree, Omega's, vitamin d3....all of it. NOTHING has changed, getting worse each day. I used to wear face foundation everday of my life since I was a teenager. Now, all the makeups I've tried don't cover, irritate and make me look scary. My condition is seriously SEVERE. Not only my face, my neck, chest, back, arms, nails, cuticles, hair. My hands and feet are stinging and hot too. I have fallen apart physically and emotionally. I look like a different person and everyone I've known who has seen me is shocked and scared for me. My family cries with me. I just need a job where someone would hire me to sit in a cool, dark place without people. I can learn or do anything with a phone/desk/computer. Would you guys interview for a job and tell them you had rosacea? Mine is SO bad, I don't want people to think I'm a drug addict (I swear I look and act like that and my family/friends agree). I'm hidiously ugly with a nervous, personality disorder from this condition. How do you guys go outside and work without makeup if it's that bad (as mine, I feel)? I believe in the scientists saying its our messed up protein on our skin. Has anybody tried anything to lower protein levels?
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Re: Bionect

Postby CrabbyCathy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:21 am

Have you been tested for other possible disorders? I know rosacea can be seen on the chest and neck, but not cuticles, hands/feet, hair...
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Re: Bionect

Postby loveorbread » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi Julie

I'm so, so sorry to hear that you're going through this. (tears) this definitely takes a toll on self-esteem and happiness.

I have to second what CrabbyCathy said though. I wonder if you're being affected by something other than rosacea. Can you get to a teaching hospital or a specialist? They make be able to take blood, run tests, and give you an answer. the worst is when you feel like there are no answers or you've exhausted all possible routes. but there has to be something.

Please feel free to post here and check in with us, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

pretzel777 - apparently bionect can hold 1000x its weight in moisture which is needed. I have combination seborrhea with mild rosacea(but I'm not convinced it's rosacea). this all started after going cold turkey from mild steroids (but I used them over a period of 10 years on and off on my face). I hate to think I did all this to myself, but hopefully bionect will give me enough moisture to heal my skin.
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Re: Bionect

Postby Pretzel777 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:29 pm

Julie Allen,

I'm so sorry. I agree with loveorbread, maybe a teaching hospital...it seems you might have another condition...though during the first 1 and 2 days I had my rosacea outbreak, it seemed nothing could fix it. Metrogel didn't fix it for me. But, I don't know if the finacea worked because I have used Metrogel for 1.5 days already. One thing i noticed was that I didn't scrub my face or apply any pressure. I tried to be extremely gentle with cleansing....and it didn't seem to help at first..but I think it didn't aggravate further. I treated my skin as though I barely touched it. Cetaphil is what I use now for my face. I'm not sure of your routine now, but I do feel that the bionect helped with relief of dryness and swelling. That alone will cause skin irritation. I hope you see improvement soon. Please let us know if you see improvement. We are thinking of you.

Loveorbread, I read that too, it's pretty neat isn't it!? I'm still using it, working very well. Skin is moist now. Finacea alone is probably too harsh for my skin.
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