Sorry, it was just that I dont see why would they do that, its not like he is making those products himself. Acne.org gets paid for their products, since I am from Europe I would rather order from someone who is in the UK as I dont have to pay extra VAT or wait a month for the delivery to arrive. It is one of the reasons why I use alternatives to Acne.org products. Bad business decision in my opinion and potentially losing out on revenue that European customers could bring them.
Yes Sir, that's exactly my point.
So far 39 Acne.org users have signed the petition. I wonder how many users need to sign it before Dan might allow the UK seller to continue.
Well, I'm here today to ask if anybody else gets this - 'this' being like little grains of sand on the scalp that look like hard sebum and can't be squished or anything, and if it's anything at all to do with acne. So far I've read that it could be seborrhoeic dermatitis (try spelling that when you've been awake all night!) plain old dandruff or a collection of DHT crystals (is there such a beast?). I figure if it's related to hormones then it spans from the same problem as being acne prone does. I think I used to have medicine for it when I was younger but gradually decided to stop using it for whatever reason.
Any ideas on this?
Yes. Acne is largely caused by overly sticky corneocytes (skin cells) which therefore don't desquamate correctly; the same process that creates dandruff.
I just saw this post and thought I should inform you all that in some states, diagnosing and treating acne online is completely legal. For example, California passed the Telehealth Advancement Act of 2012, which allows a doctor to treat a patient without an initial in-person office visit, just as long as the condition can be effectively treated online. Acne is a perfect example of a condition that can be safely and effectively treated through pictures as the doctor can diagnose it visually.
YoDerm is new service (available in California only) that does just that. It connect acne sufferers with board-certified dermatologists entirely online. You submit your consultation and within 48 hours the doctors gets back to you with a personalized treatment plan and a prescription is waiting at your local pharmacy.
Disclosure: I am a co-founder and employee of YoDerm. The team here struggled with acne ourselves and that's why we started this service!
Well done on your website, looks pretty cool. I definitely think online consultations will become much more common over the next decade, as you really only need a good quality photo and a description of the issue.
Can I ask, are you clear of acne and how did you get clear? What type of acne did you have?
I think retinoids modulate keratinocyte differentiation whereas alpha hydroxy works to break down intra cellular keratinocyte bonds. Beta hydroxy is totally different being lipid soluble it works to dissolve sebum.
But it's a good question, I ask myself the same thing, maybe an expert can shed more light...
Hehe I see we aren't going to see eye to eye on this.
Happy to be corrected but yes I do believe low dose Roaccutane is an off label use, as Roche / FDA only approved it for nodular cystic acne at 0.5mg kg - 1.0mg kg courses. (http://www.skinthera...ndications.html). As such this option isn't usually available on the NHS, atleast that is what my derm told me.
Anyway we both agree atleast that Roaccutane is the most effective treatment...if you can get it on NHS then great, consider yourself very fortunate. But for those that can't, don't give up hope as it may be available to you privately.
Psychodermatology is a fascinating relatively new science and I really hope it continues to grow and provide hard scientific evidence. I feel the evidence for psychodermatology and acne vulgaris isn't quite there yet, unlike for example, eczema. Last I heard Linda Papadopoulos was conducting the largest ever review of the impact of skin disease on psychology. (http://en.wikipedia....da_Papadopoulos).
Alternatively, to label Acne Vulgaris as a psychological disease is potentially a very, very dangerous thing indeed. It sort of shifts the burden of blame onto the Acne patient themselves. However the main pathogenic factors in Acne (Seborrhoea, Hyperkeratinization and Bacterial overgrowth) may not ever be within scope of psychological treatments. It's like saying to a cancer patient; "The reason for your brain tumour is your psychological stress and anxiety...so we won't give you chemo/radiotherapy but rather we recommend you take some rest..."