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leelowe1

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Ladies And Gentlemen I Did It! Acne Free For 3 Months And Counting!

18 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

Sounds like solicitation to me.  If you truly wanted to help others that were in your position, there wouldn't be need for all the secrecy.  

In Topic: Any Recomendations On A New Acne Medicines

13 August 2015 - 06:06 PM

Your acne is super mild.  Why not try diet changes before chaining yourself to a topical regimen.

In Topic: Starting Accutane Tomorrow! So Excited!

13 August 2015 - 06:05 PM

I agree with Chris.  You don't want some nut who doesn't know what he's doing monitoring you during your process.  

In Topic: Any Current Differin Users?

13 August 2015 - 06:01 PM

So I started differin literally 4 days ago, I have used it twice in this time. However is it possible to have a breakout straight away? My acne seems much worse today..it's like small bumps have turned into bigger red lumps.
It might just be a coincidence due to my period being due like in 2 days however.
Also does differ in do anything to already existing acne? Like is it at all anti-microbial?


Hi Stace.  Differin is not an anti microbial so in the am you should use BP or clindamycin or some other topical antibiotic.  Differin will not help with current acne unfortunately and a flare is quite normal.  By month 3 though, you should be seeing some steady improvement.  The thing with retinoids is that progress is rarely linear so you may continue to break out, clear up, break out, clear up, etc for a few months.  You have to mentally prepare yourself for the long process.

In Topic: Outbreak On Spiro After Over A Year Of Success?

09 August 2015 - 05:27 PM

Have you started using any new products on your face? Also, how's your diet?


Come to think of it, I've been using a new MAC face powder intermittently, which I guess could have something to do with it. My diet is a bit... meh. Lots of fruit and veg, but too much processed food and salt. Good call. Though that part hasn't really changed since being on Spiro. 

Take out the variables and give it a month.  If Spiro is messing with your menses even more than usual it could mean that there is a hormonal shift going on.  Upping your dose may or may not work.   What alternatives were you thinking of?

BTW, MAC products are notoriously bad for acne prone skin.