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.
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.