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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: Alternative Moisturizer Recommendations

26 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

Hey guys I'm looking for info comparing Acne.org moisturizer v. Neutrogena combo skin.  I've been using Neutrogena for years but want something that takes care of redness and doesn't look too shiny and tacky.   How does Dan's moisturizer compare to Neutro. and does the licocalcone take care of skin redness well?  How does Dan's moisturizer look on the skin?


In Topic: Any Good Alternative To Benzoyl Peroxide?

05 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

Hi, I haven't logged in here in ages...  Have you tried sulfur based products?  I'm allergic to BP so my only option was to use sulfur based ingredients and they worked wonders for me with less side effects and redness than BP.   Currently I use Kavi brand sulfur soaps. And for cycstic acne Kavi has a liquid sulfur suspension.  In the past I was on Klaron prescription which is similar and a topic retinoid.  I still can't believe that a bar soap has replaced years of expensive dermatologist prescription creams...  Other sulfur product I used was DDF 10% mask, but Kavi soap works much better for daily use, and the sulfur mask is used for spot treatment.   I'd also suggest trying AHA/BHA peels.  Those do work well at controlling breakouts.   Good Luck 


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!!