First time posting and having trouble navigating the forums so I am starting a new thread. I'm hoping to find current info on my trifecta of skin issues complicated by systemic immune issues.
I am female, 58, and have had mild to moderate acne off and on since I was a young teen. I have been treated over the years with lots of different topical meds and also oral antibiotics.
I have sebaceous hyperplasia ( I'm going to call this SH) that is indeed getting worse as I get older.
I have vitiligo (an autoimmune disorder where my body attacks my pigment cells) which has continued to get worse...especially in the last 10 years.
I have post menopausal acne (in the past it was blamed on puberty, pregnancy, pre menopausal etc. )
Obviously, much of my acne has been hormone related.
First question - has anyone found new information on treating SH? I saw a youtube clip about a machine that uses an electric probe to empty the pore of the backed up oil and debris. Has anyone else heard about this machine and it's effectiveness?
Second question - is there anybody out there who has similar skin issues? Make up can only do so much to cover the SH, the acne and the vitiligo! What has helped you?
Third question - is there anyone who has food allergy/leaky gut/autoimmune challenges in addition to skin issues? Have you been able to connect the two. How have you dealt with it?
On a positive note...I have used BP in the past, but not in the same way that this program suggests. I have had incredible results with the acne after only a week!
This is a long post...thanks for taking time to read it.
Sorry about any typos...don't see a spell check button.