Derek C

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  1. Can anyone make a recommendation? Thanks!!
  2. I've tried it all...literally it all. Diet, fasts, purges, Dan, antibiotics, practically every topical in varying strengths. Right now I'm just so fed up w using topicals, trying to find the right combo, that I just stopped them all together...and ofcourse Im breaking out worse, but my skin w/out pimples looks better...less irritated. I've been on topicals for 18 fucking years. An now I've started getting sebacious hyperplasias, which are like clogged bumbs that DONT GO AWAY. I've had them burned off but they just come back. I'm at my wits end. When I had worse acne in my early 20s my doc suggested accutane, but i was too scared. I'm 34 now, so this is not a decision I'm taking lightly. Anyone know a good doc in the NYC area that is knowledgable about accutane for people like me?
  3. Hi All, I have mild-moderate, but chronic adult acne, and very oily skin. I always have at least a few pimples, and the occasional cyst. I've been on pretty much every topical and antibiotic. I think it might be time to try accutane. Can anyone recommend a good doctor in the NYC area? Perhaps if you are/were in a similar boat (adult, mild but consistent acne) and had a good experience with a doctor? I know theres all kinds of issues with low dose vs high dose, for people with mild acne, so a dermatologist sensitive to these issues would be great. Thanks a lot!
  4. Hi All, For those of you who've taken Accutane and have been off it for a while, did it help oily skin? I know it helps with new acne, and while taking it your skin is dry, but once you stop, did you notice oil production return, even if you don't get acne anymore? Any info on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  5. Hi All, I've been considering Accutane for a while now, but have been trying a few other things first. I have mild chronic adult acne, and I want to make sure that it really is a last resort for me. I'm not rushing into it. However, if what I'm using right now doesn't work, then I think it might actually be time. But that likely wouldn't be for a month or two, which would mean my treatment would include the winter months. Has anyone used accutane during the winter, and how bad is the dryness? Would you recommend waiting till spring? Or is it not that bad? Thanks for any advice on this!!
  6. Very Sad About Adult, Hormonal/Comedonal Acne

    If Accutane worked, why not try it again? I've never been on it, but have talked w/ my doc about it and he said sometimes you need a second round. Maybe you should talk to your doc about it? What are you using right now? Any topicals? BTW, I've tried every "health" and diet remedy out there...imo it's a lot of nonsense. If you have chronic acne, I really don't think it helps, and it becomes a slippery slop...before you know it, you're restricting so many foods it becomes like a boarder line eating disorder. But that's just my experience, if you try any I'd say don't get too invested in it and use common sense. Most claims about this or that food effecting your acne has no scientific basis.
  7. Desperate help needed with bumps!

    Did you go to the dermatologist? If not, u probably should. It could be, or some could be, sebaceous hyperplasia, which are clogged over active oil glands that dont clear, it's different from acne. I have a few, which my derm has burned off, but they came back for me. Not nearly as many as you have. It could also be milias perhaps? In my experience, acne treatment really does nothing for them, and usually makes them look worse because they can get red and irritated. I'm no expert though, you should definitely see a dermatologist.
  8. Hi All Does anyone else have whats know as sebaceous hyperplasia? They are little bumps that look like acne, but dont go away...almost like a milia. I've had a few for YEARS, which my derm has burned off, squeeze, etc, and they always come back. Lately, i've noticed quite a few new ones. I'm 34 and have persistent mild acne, which I use topicals to control, but they dont do anything for these bumps. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of them? Has anyone had them and used accutane, and did that help? Its just so frustrating to have to deal with acne, and this too. Thanks!!
  9. Accutane encouragement for mild acne

    Hey, any updates? I too have mild acne, but it's been persistent for years and I never have a completely clear face...any insights into your experience would be great! Thanks!
  10. About to start accutane

    Can you give us an update? I'm in my 30s and have persistent mild acne...i'm considering accutane because I'm just tired of dealing with it and tire of using topicals for well over half my life! Have you experienced any side effects? Thanks for the info!!
  11. Hey, can you give us an update? I'm in a similar situation and am currently considering accutane, so any insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  12. Accutane log 2016

    Hey, great to read your progress. Any updates? Photos? New side effects to report? Hopefully you've continued clearing up! Thanks!