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Visited The Dermatologist Today

19 August 2014 - 07:09 AM

Hi all,


Just wanted to share my experience with my dermatologist today. I finally convinced myself after struggling with acne since my teenage years that I should go see a specialist about it (i'm now 29years old). The consultation started off with a quick background check of my health and lifestyle. He then proceeded onto examining my acne with his "goggles". After that, he gave me a run down on how acne starts off with oil build up in pores and as it gets infected it grows larger. He then concludes that I basically have two choices, to either go on antibiotics or roaccutane and explains the side effects.


I have to say I was left quite disappointed and everything he told me I basically already knew from being on this forum for the past 2 years. I have always been an advocate for a dietary/holistic approach but just this once, I'm going to throw in the towel and give a course of antibiotics a go.


Just an advice for those that are visiting a dermatologist for the first time, prepare a list of questions before you go in. My first experience felt kinda rushed and I didn't think I got much value out of it.



Sister Taking Bc Pills, What About Me!?

08 July 2014 - 03:13 AM

Hey all,


So my sister and I had severe acne from the moment we both entered high school. She is two years older than me and fortunate for her, she found her magic pill in the form of birth control pills.


Meanwhile I'm 29 now and still suffering from severe acne that comes and goes. My question is, is there a link to something males can take that would work on me knowing my sister is taking bc pills to manage her acne?


Thanks in advance.

Topical Antioxidants

13 June 2014 - 06:50 AM

Hey all,


This article was an interesting read but I dunno how much of it is true.



It highlights that taking topical antioxidants is good for reducing inflammation. My question is what are some good brands out there and is the article on the right track?



Suggestions On My Red Marks

11 May 2014 - 06:08 AM

hey all,


So I have been using AHA+ with great results but I'm going on holidays soon and looking for another alternative to speed track my acne mark healing.


I was thinking of chemical peels but don't have a clue where to begin. Or if anyone has any other suggestions that be great!

I Need A Diet Plan!

04 May 2014 - 05:08 AM

Hey all,


Been following the diet and holistic forum for quite awhile now and thoroughly convinced that healing from the inside is the way to go. I would like to follow a diet plan but don't know how to create one due to a lack of knowledge in food and what it contains and all that good stuff.


As a background, here's what I know about myself and acne:

- Oily food such as korean bbq, any thing junk food will result in a severe breakout

- chilli makes me break out

- heat/summer time makes me break out

- skin is relatively under control during the colder seasons

- I can drink milk  and not break out

- I have taken zinc over a course of 2 months with no affects

- Tried proactive in the past with no improvements


- trailing fish oil tablets at the moment (will let you know the progress after a month)


Can anyone identify any patterns or recommend a diet plan for me to approach this acne problem. Thanks!