Differin and Closed Comedones vs. Salicylicrosacea
Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:10 AM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:25 PM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:16 PM
You should just go on Accutane.
It will get rid of your rosacea as well.
Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:34 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:44 PM
im on week nine and started seeing good results around week six.
so its good that you decided to go with the differin. just stick it through and you'll see results(:
Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:18 PM
Its been a week with me applying it every other night with Finacea in the am and the other pm. Mild cleanser. I'm noticing a bit more smoother skin on my bad cheek but still have some comedones that havent budged yet. I'm also annoyed because tonight I'm feeling maybe a cyst coming on which is strange because I"m also on Oracea which should be stopping that. I'm sitting here with major BP on it hoping it will go away! However, the bump is coming out near the closed comedones, could it be some IB? I'm also annoyed that I have still PIH and that each new breakout will give me more PIH which will take months to lighten up. Finacea is supposed to help with that but this is so slow! Please, I just dont want any new breakouts!
Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:55 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:47 AM
Anyway, about 2 years ago, I started getting breakouts on my chin. They were deep closed comedones, so deep that when I try to squeeze them out myself, I end up scarring my skin. And the hyperpigmentation takes months to fade away. I tried to get facials every 6-8 weeks so that a professional can extract them to minimize the scarring and infection. But they just reappear 2 weeks after the facial. At first I thought it was the products I was using so I switched the line and used something completely different. But still no help.
So most recently, I visited my dermatologist and he explained to me that many past users of Accutane ends up with this problem of having comedones. He prescribed Retin-A to me and explained that I should start seeing some positive results after 6-8 weeks of usage. Just started last night. But he did say the symptoms might get worse in the first 2-3 weeks before it will get better. I'm really not looking forward to see how bad my chin will get....cause it's pretty bad already.
So to make the long story short, if you don't want to have chronic sinus problems and comedones, try to stay away from Accutane if you can help it. If I could afford to get a facial every week when I was in High School, I would've opted for that before starting Accutane. But $80+ each session was too rich for my blood. But I've seen really good results from friends who opted for treating their cystic acne with facials rather than medication. Just food for thought. Of course, you have to find a place that is clean and knows what they are doing...otherwise, it might make your acne worse!
Posted 16 May 2010 - 04:03 PM
Now I am trying Essential oils, which seem to have the best effect so far on Rosacea cheeks (dry and irritated). We'll see how it goes.