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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

18 October 2014 - 05:15 PM

Life goes on with acne or not.  My last resort was a dud and I am back to square one.  By the grace of God though I am making the most of each day and actually enjoying my life.  All this in spite of cystic acne.

In Topic: On Differin 0.1% For 3 Months, Should I Change To 0.3%

18 October 2014 - 04:56 PM

No change as compared to what.  Your skin looks awesome except for a lone pimple.  Definitely ask for an increase if you've plateaued. 

In Topic: People With Clear Skin Don't Use Cleansers..

14 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

Before you go attributing all acne to face washes, remember that genetics can play a big part in acne production.  I have awesome hair that grows like there is no tomorrow while a lot of my friends struggle to grow their hair.  I don't always take care of my hair so i know genetics is probably at work here.


With that said, try not washing and see if that helps- it most likely will if your acne is as a result of product use.

In Topic: Is It Possible That A Dermatologist Works For Accutane Company?

14 October 2014 - 04:29 PM

Okay so here is the deal, yesterday I went to the dermatologist, people say he's the best in town 

and I've read many good feedbacks about him.



problem is, as soon as I entered his room he looked at my face, told me to turn the other cheek and immediately said :

" mhmmm, this is very bad, the only solution for you is definitely Accutane. "

*** I have to mention, last year my Acne was at least ten times worse and my face looks pretty smooth now, only a few 

small and barely seen pimples, problem is my skin acts weird ( I still have a few red spots left after pimples quiet a long time ago and facial redness ).

I immediately sensed a huge load of bullshit coming out of his mouth.. he started talking about some complicated stuff in the skin that has nothing to do with acne ( I know that because I had a few years to research the causes of my annoying acne and learned a lot about it ) and told me there is nothing else he can offer me except for the "Number one treatment that will stop my problem forever".

I asked about soaps and other treatments and he made a weird face while saying : "cleansers? pffffft, that has nothing to do with your Acne."


anyway what I am trying to figure out is - should I listen to this weirdo that acts like a smartass?

as I mentioned before my acne is not as bad as it was last year, that year I went on Accutane, 30mg for just 3 months.

now that my face is better he told me to go 40mg for 6 months, what the hell?


I'm still considering the fact that he may be right as this treatment can heal my acne but I don't see a reason to use this dangerous piece of crap just because I have a few pimples left on my face... only option left is that he works or cooperates with accutane companies and gets paid for every patient that goes on accutane thanks to him. please help me out because I don't know what to do!

For many people, accutane is not the ONLY solution and if you're uncomfortable with taking it, then don't.  There are some good derms and some downright pill pushers but at the end of the day, you have to be your own doctor and do what feels right.  I always like to start from the least intrusive treatment option and work my way up.  Therefore, start with diet, then a retinoid/anti microbial mix and if all of that fails, then accutane can be a possibility.


Wish someone would have told me that years ago.


Good Luck. 


BTW, it's easy to blame the derms and pharmacy's for everything but at the end of the day, we all have free will and a mind.

In Topic: What The Heck?

13 October 2014 - 12:46 AM

Thanks for the vast support lol

What have you tried so far for the acne.  What's your diet like?  Have you seen a derm?  The first thing i can suggest is to go the easiest route and clean up your diet by cutting out dairy and gluten.  For many people, that is a tremendous help.  As for topicals, a derm will probably recommend a retionoid and antimicrobial.  If you want to do over the counter first, try bp.


Good Luck.  It's a frustrating process but there is support here.