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#1 Zach128

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

My acne nearly disappeared last November, but it has come back with a vengeance. A dermatologist said it was due to hormonal changes - currently 18. Within 8-ish months, my face has looked awful. Here's a personal log to record the progress!

 

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

 

AM

- CeraVe foaming facial cleanser

- Aczone 5%

- CeraVe moisturizing lotion

- Cefadroxil 500mg (1x per day - April 9th)

- Minocycline 100g

- Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Gel (5% BP, 3% Erythromycin)

- Antibiotic - Ampicillin TR 500 mg

 

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- CeraVe foaming facial cleanser

- St. Ives Blemish Control - Apricot Scrub; every other day two times  a week

- Epiduo 2.5% 

- Cetaphil moisturizing cream

Cefadroxil 500mg

​- Minocycline 100g

- Desert Essence thorougly clean face wash - Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi

- Tretinoin Gel 0.01%

- Antibiotic - Ampicillin TR 500

 

 

August 29, 2013 - These current photos are with medication and moisturizer on.

 

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September 14, 2013 - Pictures right after cleansing. Not sure if I see any improvements, but I do see less active acne; more scars though. Scheduled a dermatologist appointment in two weeks. Stopped using Ampicillin because I was told it wasn't the right antibiotic.

 

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#2 Zach128

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:48 PM

October 3, 2013 - Second full day of my new acne regimen. My face feels so smooth right now. I don't feel any bumps/active pimples. Next dermatologist meeting in 6 weeks. 

 

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Hi.

 

It's been 1 full month since my new acne regimen, and I am COMPLETELY shocked by the results. It's finals week almost and I've been getting 4 hours of sleep per night, drinking coffee, not exercising, etc. Anyways, the only active pimples I've been getting are usually by my chin and on my nose.

 

Still using the regimen described on Page 1, but Minocycline 100mg ONCE per day.

Dermatologist appointment Friday, December 18th.

 

December 4th, 2013 - Pictures right after a shower.

 

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April 23, 2014 - Dermatologist appointment = waste of time. Of course my skin looks better sir, but let's do something about my oily skin and scars? Thanks. Anyways....

Still using the same routine for six weeks (1x Cefadroxil + 2x Aczone in the morning, Epiduo at night). Then, 1x Cefadroxil for four weeks (2x Aczone in the morning, Epiduo at night). Follow up appointment in 8-10 weeks. 

 

No need for any pictures, but I do have a inflammatory pimple near my right eye. It'll mostly go away within a 3-4 days.


Edited by Zach128, 24 April 2014 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

January 31, 2014 - This is the best my skin has looked in about two weeks. Combination of St. Ives Exfoliator and Epiduo was drying out my skin severely and causing some irritation when applied at night. Starting Cefadroxil 500mg 2x day and using the exfoliator 2x a week. Really annoyed with my skin right now, but I know it will get better.

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April 18, 2014 - I haven't had a breakout in a while, just pesky pimples in the usual spots - nose, chin, temples, and forehead. Switched to one pill in the morning for Cefadroxil (April 9th). Next dermatologist meeting is on April 23. 

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April 23, 2014 - Dermatologist appointment = waste of time. Of course my skin looks better sir, but let's do something about my oily skin and scars? Thanks. Anyways....

Still using the same routine for six weeks (1x Cefadroxil + 2x Aczone in the morning, Epiduo at night). Then, 1x Cefadroxil for four weeks (2x Aczone in the morning, Epiduo at night). Follow up appointment in 8-10 weeks. 

 

No need for any pictures, but I do have a inflammatory pimple near my right eye. It'll mostly go away within a 3-4 days.


Edited by Zach128, 24 April 2014 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

Hi, forum! I'm back with an update for everyone that has been supporting me. This will most likely be my LAST post on this thread, but I will be bumping it up to show people that acne does get better after time.

 

I do get the occasional pimples near my mouth, chin, and nose; but I haven't had any severe breakouts. The only problem I have now is OILY SKIN - hoping it'll get better as I get older.  Once again, thank you for all your help and support! 

 

Current Regimen!

AM

- CeraVe foaming facial cleanser

- Aczone 5%

- CeraVe moisturizing lotion

- Cefadroxil 500mg (1x every other day; will be stopping soon, hopefully!) --> Next dermatologist appointment = September

 

PM

- CeraVe foaming facial cleanser

- St. Ives Blemish Control - Apricot Scrub; 3 times a week

- Epiduo 2.5% 

- Cetaphil moisturizing cream

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:56 PM

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:31 AM

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

i'm not sure, but i think i'm seeing improvement on your skin. In that short amount of time? wow. good for you.

I'm no doctor but i kind of think your condition is hormonal? girls have their birth control pills for that , bummer right? . (i feel lame just saying that). goodluck and keep us posted!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:42 PM

Yes, it actually is hormonal..Unfortunately.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Just had a followup dermatologist appointment. Small changes to the current regimen. Will update photos on the weekend.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am happy for you.  You have made quite a bit of progress.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:07 AM

Sorry for the inactivity lately. I'll try to update my progress every 2 weeks/month. Thanks for sticking around.

 

Pictures have been updated!



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

Updated! 

 

Information is above - Dermatologist appointment.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:08 PM

Finals week just ended for me, and I luckily survived with only 1 pimple on my forehead and 1 on my left temple.

 

Too lazy to update pictures...but will do sometime next week.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

May i ask why you didn't try Accutane ?. It seems that you are still taking pills after pills,and keep having issues with oily skin.

 

Anyways your skin looks amazing. 


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

May i ask why you didn't try Accutane ?. It seems that you are still taking pills after pills,and keep having issues with oily skin.

 

Anyways your skin looks amazing. 

I have a blood condition called Thalassemia which may cause problems if I take Accutane...My parents didn't want me to take the risk.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:40 AM

May i ask why you didn't try Accutane ?. It seems that you are still taking pills after pills,and keep having issues with oily skin.

 

Anyways your skin looks amazing. 

I have a blood condition called Thalassemia which may cause problems if I take Accutane...My parents didn't want me to take the risk.

 

Oh god,excuse me for talking shit without knowing. eusa_wall.gif 

 

Your skin looks flawless.

 

 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:41 AM

It's a working progress...Still not what I want my skin to be...but it'll do for now :P

 

Oily skin runs in my family and I really don't know how to control besides using oil wipes throughout the day.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:03 PM

wow, at first, by looking at your first pics of your acne, i thought you were going to be left with severe scars. i am shocked and glad they didn't pit scar or anything. keep us updated, good luck!






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