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mrsrobinson

Member Since 22 Dec 2009
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In Topic: To Start Acne.org Regimen Or Not?

Today, 07:45 AM

well there is only one way to know, get started!   what works for someone else may not work for you, but right now you really aren't doing much at all, so do give it a try, it really works well for many

 

but if you have deep cystic acne, then you may need some additional help, what worked for me were diet changes-  I eliminated gluten and that was hard but really cleared me a lot, and then I eliminated dairy which also helped...the rest I control with topicals, I found salicylic acid worked better for me than benzoyl peroxide, but that is a very unique thing

 

and in general clean up your diet, no processed foods, minimize sugars....and YES get going on a good topical routine

 

you should try all these things before pulling out the big gun of Accutane...good luck!


In Topic: Accutane Failure

Today, 07:37 AM

so lottylou, how are things going for you?  you asked if I tried Accutane again, no I did not....I have a derm who keeps suggesting it, but I've really made great progress the old fashioned way.....but it's the harder way

 

you thought gluten might be a trigger, have you tested that again?  I kept a diary and really worked at it, and in general I try to eat whole foods, minimize sugar (can't give it up totally!) and no junk food....not as hard as you think once you get going.

 

and give the routine here on acne.org a good trial at the same time, it does work wonders for many, especially if your cystic acne has abated to some extent

 

good luck, chin up and I know you can make some good progress-  and if you decide to go back on Accutane, you do what you need to do, and what feels right for you....come back and keep us posted

Im 40 and on my 4th course you are not alone the derm should maybe have kept u on the roaccutane longer until u was completely clear on the first course?


I never saw the Derm at the end of the treatment. They just discharged me because they said I'd had the max amount they could give me. When I saw another Derm on second round referral she again said she couldn't give me any more because id had the max amount. So frustrating

 

 

Im 40 and on my 4th course you are not alone the derm should maybe have kept u on the roaccutane longer until u was completely clear on the first course?


I never saw the Derm at the end of the treatment. They just discharged me because they said I'd had the max amount they could give me. When I saw another Derm on second round referral she again said she couldn't give me any more because id had the max amount. So frustrating

 

 

 

>Im 40 and on my 4th course you are not alone the derm should maybe have kept u on the roaccutane longer until u was completely clear on the first course?


I never saw the Derm at the end of the treatment. They just discharged me because they said I'd had the max amount they could give me. When I saw another Derm on second round referral she again said she couldn't give me any more because id had the max amount. So frustrating

 


In Topic: Red Light Therapy?

17 April 2015 - 06:13 PM

interesting Dee42...what type of red light are you using?   I'm always looking for things that help with aging AND acne!!

I know this topic is very old. I will hazard a response anyways...

I have been using the red light for several years now. I find it is best for faster healing of lesions. I have not known it to solve melasma. However, it may help the dark spots left by lesions be of shorter duration.
I also believe it may aid the skin in having a more youthful, plumper appearance, being in my 40's now, having suffered much cystic acne damage over the years, & having been a smoker in the past.
I still have people be consistently surprised that I am over 40. A constant source of amazement for me.
I have read though, that yellow light is best for collagen production, but I have some limits as to what I can afford and have time for.
I definitely, without doubt, believe it has shortened the healing time and sped up that process.


In Topic: Accutane Hypertrophic Scars - African Decent (Horror)

09 April 2015 - 08:01 AM

I think you are talking about keloid scars...they can be tough.

 

I've had them on my shoulders and the only thing that has worked has been kenalog injections, every month, like clock work and it took one scar 6 injections...but now they have shrunk.

 

And I've had them hit with an IPL laser to get rid of the color, ie hyperpigmentation....much better now.


In Topic: Is It Me, Or Do Alot Of The People Who Say That They Have Acne Dont Look Like...

08 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

and it's all degrees, some people here will have one or two whiteheads and while it's never fun, you think....really????   you'll never scar, and that's your definition of severe acne???

 

so it bothers everyone for sure, but for those veterans of severe cystic acne, sometimes it's hard to be sympathetic....but yeah I know just what you mean!