#1
i recently went through my first phase of DAYLIGHT PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY which is a process that uses sunlight to treat superficial skin cancer.  It is a two step process that includes two face and scalp treatment sessions about 1 month apart.  Those of you that have spent a lot of time in the sun over your life probably know about the problem.  Those of you that are still young enough to avoid the problem, please use lots of sunscreen.  

I'm on my 3rd day of post treatment and my skin is very tender, similar to an extreme case of sunburn, and there is no way I can shave yet.  I have always been a daily shaver and not being able to shave is driving me nuts, not to mention the discomfort from the treatment.  

When my skin gets to a point that I think I can whack away at the stubble, does anyone have any advice?  I've never had a beard or mustache, so is there any technique I should apply to harvest the hair?  I plan to use my Timeless 0.68 oc when I am able, it's the least aggressive razor I own.  Maybe only one pass the first day, then ease into my routine?
#2

Posting Freak
(This post was last modified: 06-23-2023, 05:12 PM by Marko.)
I’m going to be doing that in a few weeks.  As to your question, an electric trimmer will get the whiskers down to a shave-able stubble length. Otherwise it can get pulley and the razor will clog quickly. They’re inexpensive and available almost anywhere or Amazon

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#3

Scentsless Shaver
Oakland, ME
Your plan sounds reasonable. I would be leaning heavily on my mildest razor, softest brush, and creamiest and slickest soap. I deal with rosacea, which I exasperated by getting literally a blistering sunburn on my face in the 90s. When I discovered DE shaving, I found that for a long time, like a few years, I could not go against the grain without causing issues. Now some of that was undoubtedly due to my technique, but eventually I could go ATG. All this to say, you know what works and what will be best for you. Follow your best ideas.

As for razors, I don't know anything about the Timeless line. But you are on the right track, least aggressive or most mild makes sense to me! Good luck!

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#4
Generally speaking, open comb razors are slightly more aggressive than closed comb razors. For that reason, you may wish to consider getting a closed comb .68 base plate from Timeless to match the gear you already have.

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#5

Member
Chicago Suburbs
I have very sensitive skin, but at least it does not hurt to touch it like a bad case of sunburn might.

One thing you might want to consider is a wet/dry electric shaver with a rotary head. When I was a teenager many decades ago with severe facial acne, a rotary electric shaver (Norelco) as the only way I could shave. Of course, the waterproof, rechargeable wet/dry shavers were not available back then.

The nice thing about the new shavers is that you can lubricate your face with a shave oil, shave cream or soap, or even with shampoo in the shower. You won't get as close a shave as you typically would with traditional wet shaving, but it might minimize the pain during this difficult time in your life.

I am also getting old and have Rosacea. Although I have not yet had skin cancer, I do have precancerous spots frozen at least once a year. My dermatologist tells me not even to go outside for even a few minutes without applying suncreen and wearing a wide-brim hat to protect my face and scalp.

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#6

Living on the edge
I would pose this question to my skin doctor...and then solicit further opinions for balance.
What did your dr say.
Im no expert but I would first explore a cartridge solution.
If hell bent on DE razors, then pick one with a neutral blade exposure and not such a big gap.

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#7

Mike Distress
New Jersey
(06-23-2023, 03:52 PM)Oregon Wrote: i recently went through my first phase of DAYLIGHT PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY which is a process that uses sunlight to treat superficial skin cancer.  It is a two step process that includes two face and scalp treatment sessions about 1 month apart.  Those of you that have spent a lot of time in the sun over your life probably know about the problem.  Those of you that are still young enough to avoid the problem, please use lots of sunscreen.  

I'm on my 3rd day of post treatment and my skin is very tender, similar to an extreme case of sunburn, and there is no way I can shave yet.  I have always been a daily shaver and not being able to shave is driving me nuts, not to mention the discomfort from the treatment.  

When my skin gets to a point that I think I can whack away at the stubble, does anyone have any advice?  I've never had a beard or mustache, so is there any technique I should apply to harvest the hair?  I plan to use my Timeless 0.68 oc when I am able, it's the least aggressive razor I own.  Maybe only one pass the first day, then ease into my routine?

Having psoriasis, I'm familiar with tender, irritated skin when it flairs. I have the OC .95 timeless in Titanium and find ot very smooth, I'm assuming the .68 should be even milder, but OC does still expose more blade. I have a few Edwin Jagger DE 89's if you're in need of something that leans definitely more to the mild side. I'd be happy to dig one out and send it to you.

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#8
(06-24-2023, 05:52 PM)metal_shavings Wrote:
(06-23-2023, 03:52 PM)Oregon Wrote: i recently went through my first phase of DAYLIGHT PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY which is a process that uses sunlight to treat superficial skin cancer.  It is a two step process that includes two face and scalp treatment sessions about 1 month apart.  Those of you that have spent a lot of time in the sun over your life probably know about the problem.  Those of you that are still young enough to avoid the problem, please use lots of sunscreen.  

I'm on my 3rd day of post treatment and my skin is very tender, similar to an extreme case of sunburn, and there is no way I can shave yet.  I have always been a daily shaver and not being able to shave is driving me nuts, not to mention the discomfort from the treatment.  

When my skin gets to a point that I think I can whack away at the stubble, does anyone have any advice?  I've never had a beard or mustache, so is there any technique I should apply to harvest the hair?  I plan to use my Timeless 0.68 oc when I am able, it's the least aggressive razor I own.  Maybe only one pass the first day, then ease into my routine?

Having psoriasis, I'm familiar with tender, irritated skin when it flairs. I have the OC .95 timeless in Titanium and find ot very smooth, I'm assuming the .68 should be even milder, but OC does still expose more blade. I have a few Edwin Jagger DE 89's if you're in need of something that leans definitely more to the mild side. I'd be happy to dig one out and send it to you.

Thank you.  That's very kind.  I think I'm going to see what the .68 feels like after attacking with a trimmer.

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#9
Thank you to all that have provided valued information.  After 4 days into my first of two treatments, I've learned that my skin is especially sensitive to this procedure.  Today I've started a skin antibiotic and a skin steroid cream.  And, boy do I need a shave!

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#10

Mike Distress
New Jersey
(06-24-2023, 07:11 PM)Oregon Wrote:
(06-24-2023, 05:52 PM)metal_shavings Wrote:
(06-23-2023, 03:52 PM)Oregon Wrote: i recently went through my first phase of DAYLIGHT PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY which is a process that uses sunlight to treat superficial skin cancer.  It is a two step process that includes two face and scalp treatment sessions about 1 month apart.  Those of you that have spent a lot of time in the sun over your life probably know about the problem.  Those of you that are still young enough to avoid the problem, please use lots of sunscreen.  

I'm on my 3rd day of post treatment and my skin is very tender, similar to an extreme case of sunburn, and there is no way I can shave yet.  I have always been a daily shaver and not being able to shave is driving me nuts, not to mention the discomfort from the treatment.  

When my skin gets to a point that I think I can whack away at the stubble, does anyone have any advice?  I've never had a beard or mustache, so is there any technique I should apply to harvest the hair?  I plan to use my Timeless 0.68 oc when I am able, it's the least aggressive razor I own.  Maybe only one pass the first day, then ease into my routine?

Having psoriasis, I'm familiar with tender, irritated skin when it flairs. I have the OC .95 timeless in Titanium and find ot very smooth, I'm assuming the .68 should be even milder, but OC does still expose more blade. I have a few Edwin Jagger DE 89's if you're in need of something that leans definitely more to the mild side. I'd be happy to dig one out and send it to you.

Thank you.  That's very kind.  I think I'm going to see what the .68 feels like after attacking with a trimmer.

Anytime. always worth the try. If I'm not treating it, as I'm not now, and I get a flair up, it can be mild or very, very, itchy. Then it can get red, sore, weepy, and can actually sting. Thankfully most of the time it is not too bad.But, when it is, it is. I find the .68 reasonably mild, but that is me. I don't think the EJ's are much different in gap, not sure of blade exposure. I do know they are mild, but good shavers.

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