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clandestine_guy

Member Since 09 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2013 09:44 PM

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In Topic: For Laser Treatments: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Or Board Certified Derm...

04 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

It does not matter when it comes to laser cosmetic treatments.  A dermatologist who is properly trained in using the laser system he works with, will perform it just as safely.  Some dermatologists probably see more patients doing acne related treatments than a plastic surgeon who is busy doing face lifts. :)

In Topic: Starting Tazorac 0.05%

15 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

4-5 months on Retin A should have given you decent initial breakout from retinoid, so expect less breakout from Taz.  But even if you do get a major breakout from Taz look at it from a brighter side that all of your acne is coming out and will clear.

In Topic: Starting Tazorac 0.05%

15 January 2012 - 02:54 AM

How long were you on Retin-A? Did you have any purging from Retin-A?  I would expect more puring from Tazorac especially if Retin A didn't do much for and if your were on it for short course, but I doubt it will be heavy purging.  Even if you start getting breakouts, doxy will help a lot clearing it out faster.
I'm on Tazorac 0.1% wich is strongest they make and have been on  it since 2005, works very well!!

In Topic: Plexion Cleanser

10 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

Have you heard of Actavis it should be similar to Plexion in ingredients. Many sodiumsulfacetemide+sulfur acne products are becoming  harder to find because many dermatologists don't prescribe it so pharm industires don't see profits in making them.  It's sad because these ingredients work very well for a lot of people including myself.

In Topic: Pea Sized Amount?

10 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

Yes, listen to what your derm told you. Sticking to pea size amount is very important because you will ravage your face and quit when you use too much. Sometimes you can add a little more to the "pea size amount" not a problem, as long as you don't over use it.   I take "dots" from the pea size and dab it all over the face and then spread it. If that's not enough for the whole face, I'll use a bit more.   Less is more,  remember you're not spreading moisturizer or sunscreen so don't use that logic when using prescription topicals.