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13yearsofAcne

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#3414260 The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 15 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

I could not find any reliable information on the prevalence of scalp acne on Google...

 

Maybe you are confusing acne vulgaris with folliculitis or dermatitis?




#3414253 The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 15 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

If you can provide evidence to support your assertion that scalp acne is VERY COMMON I would be very grateful.




#3413264 A Desperate Plea For Help My Son Has Severe Acne

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 10 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

As other's have mentioned the only thing that will work 100% for this is Accutane.

 

Other options to consider that haven't been mentioned are Narrowband UVB (which could be used for a few months and would likely work very well) and blue light photodynamic therapy (405 - 420nm).

 

I would be cautious about using too much BP on this as it may cause a lot of hyperpigmention, though would probably work quite well.

 

Also note the sideburns are free of acne so I would recommend not shaving the beard area and letting the hair grow out.

 

:)




#3399564 Staphylococcus Epidermidis Causing Acne Vulgaris

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 08 December 2013 - 07:03 AM

The layer of skin where Staph Epidermidis resides is dead. The cells are dead. No blood supply, nothing.

 

Happy to be corrected but nothing you eat or drink is going to efffect a pathogen infecting a dead cell.




#3387419 Important - Uk Users Of Acne.org Products

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 09 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

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. 




#3378280 Scalp Condition - Related To Acne In Any Way?

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 27 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

Hi neighbour-la-reenos!

 

Ok, sorry. I'll never do it again.

 

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.




#3375058 Accutane: How Many Courses In A Lifetime?

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 15 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

I know people with Ichthyosis who have taken up to 200 mg of Roaccutane everyday for decades....




#3368241 Are there any online dermatologist that do prescriptions?

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 22 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hello there,

 

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!

 

Hi

 

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?




#3353163 Difference Between Tretinoin And Hydroxy Acids?

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 29 May 2013 - 02:51 PM

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...




#3313892 The real cause and cure for chronic acne

Posted by 13yearsofAcne on 28 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

Very interesting posts.

I partly agree and disagree.

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..."