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After 1 Year On Regimen Not Working Going To The Derm For The First Time. What To Expect?


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#21 AnnaFabBanana

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

Week 3 has ended on this new regimen.

 

Id say my skin is pretty much the same as last week.

Still getting breakouts but they seem to go away faster and are smaller.

 

Hopefully I will see an even bigger improvement at the end of the month!


Developed adult cystic acne out of the blue at the age of 26.

Did the acne.org regimen religiously for 1 year. (It cleared my skin 60% and kept my acne "manageable")

Finally went to the derm July of 2014 and this is my regimen:
doxycycline 100mg twice day
Finacea 15% gel in the morning
Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide at night.

Hope this works!!!!!

 

Update October 2014:

STOPPED Doxycycline

Finacea in the morning

Clindamycin and BP at night

 

 


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

It has been about a month since I started this new regimen.

I am still clearing up too! still clearing up very very slow but my acne is going away.

and the finacea is definitely making my hyperpigmentation disappear.

I still have about 4 pimples on my jaw line (for some reason I broke out here and its been healing sooo slow)

and 3 tiny cyst on the apples of my cheeks.

 

I have my 2nd derm appointment next month for my two month check up. Im hoping to be clear by then so I am not embarrassed to go without makeup!


Developed adult cystic acne out of the blue at the age of 26.

Did the acne.org regimen religiously for 1 year. (It cleared my skin 60% and kept my acne "manageable")

Finally went to the derm July of 2014 and this is my regimen:
doxycycline 100mg twice day
Finacea 15% gel in the morning
Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide at night.

Hope this works!!!!!

 

Update October 2014:

STOPPED Doxycycline

Finacea in the morning

Clindamycin and BP at night

 

 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:01 PM

Keep going!  It takes months to finally get clear...as old acne works its way out.  My skin has now been clear for several years and keeps improving as scarring fades and skin tone evens out.  I think your regime will work great because you're attacking it on multiple levels at the same time --- killing acne bacteria, opening pores and fading red marks.  It's this combo that gets best results...and adding in a good diet then helps the skin to heal faster and lessens inflammation.


Status - 99.9% clear

Morning - Panoxyl 4 Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 100 mg

Night - Cetaphil Antibacterial Bar, DML Lotion

Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion

Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods.  Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, and fermented foods.

Supplements - Opti l-zinc, citrical + D3

Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection 

 

 


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

Hello Everyone! This is going to be my 3 month UPDATE:

As you guys know im 27 and been on the regimen of:

doxy twice a day

finacea 15% gel in the morning (for scars)

and Clindamycin with BP at night

 

I am still get new tiny pimples around my jawline and forehead (about 1-3 a day) They do go away the next day and im still getting about 1 small cystic pimple a week.

 

Something crazy happened last week. I came down with a very bad ear infection and the doctor put on my a zpack (antibiotics) and a steroid (prednisone) for 5 days. He also instructed me to stop taking my doxy in those days. I took my new meds for my ear infection, woke up the next day and my face was 100% clear! nothing!! I did more research and I found that the prednisone was the drug that did it. and prednisone is an anti inflammatory. Im taking my last dose of prednisone today. Im hoping that was the push I needed to stay clear! we will see.

ive also decided to wean myself off of the doxy. it really isn't doing anything for my acne and I don't want to continue to harm my liver.

 

will update soon!


Developed adult cystic acne out of the blue at the age of 26.

Did the acne.org regimen religiously for 1 year. (It cleared my skin 60% and kept my acne "manageable")

Finally went to the derm July of 2014 and this is my regimen:
doxycycline 100mg twice day
Finacea 15% gel in the morning
Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide at night.

Hope this works!!!!!

 

Update October 2014:

STOPPED Doxycycline

Finacea in the morning

Clindamycin and BP at night

 

 





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