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In Topic: Please Help With Acne - 1 Year - Skincare Routine - Pictures Included

01 March 2015 - 10:05 PM

Ask to have your vitamin d levels checked. You might be low. I'm a fan of vitamin c. Search the boards here about zinc fish oil too.

Fragrance free detergents change pillow case often. I even use flouride free toothpaste.

Acne should be hit on several fronts. And go back to the dermatologist. See what else they can do

In Topic: Please Help With Acne - 1 Year - Skincare Routine - Pictures Included

01 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

How about some diet changes. Dairy is a big trigger for many. And you may need think about supplements what are you taking?

In Topic: Topical Treatment For Red Scara Whilst On Accutane?

01 March 2015 - 06:15 AM

need to know more about how much you weigh and how big your dose will be


I would have tried to get an IPL treatment right before starting....but if you are on a relatively low dose you may be able to do some things


what dose?

In Topic: Regimen For 5 Months, Still Getting Cysts

01 March 2015 - 06:13 AM

agreed, I've suffered from cystic acne for a very long time....and sadly we are all different, while the acne.org products help SOME with cystic acne they do not help all


your diet is great but you still may have food allergies, which for ME triggered cysts...if you read my background, sadly I'm one of the very few who accutane did NOT cure- I had side effects throughout the 7 months and finally had to stop....so I did it the hard way, I journaled everything and ended up completely eliminating gluten and dairy


it's frustrating, but sadly there are no 'promises' with acne and any doctor or person on this site who gives you a promise this or that will clear you is setting you up for a disappointment


something is going to work, or somethings are going to work collectively, maybe a vitamin deficiency or zinc deficiency....don't give up, chin up and keep your OWN forensic work going

In Topic: Has Anyone Taken Accutane Like I'm Doing Right Now?

28 February 2015 - 06:34 AM

JJ and GarS19, tell us how severe was your acne to start?  cystic?...or just oily skin


JJ did it 'cure' you and are you off now?


The benefits are of course minimal side effects, bad news is it takes longer to show improvement and you likely have to delay scar improvement, ie lasers till you are completely off even a low dose.