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In Topic: 26 Years Old. Have Had Acne Since Mid Teens. Help Me Figure Out What This Is?

13 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

I think it's rosacea but I guess it always hard to say from pictures.
If it is rosacea, you are not "SOL" as the above poster said. It is true that there is no cure for rosacea but the same is true for acne. That doesn't mean these conditions aren't treatable!
I've gotten IPL laser treatments for rosacea/redness before. It's expensive but definitely effective.

In Topic: Extremely Stubborn Nose Pimple

12 January 2015 - 07:44 PM

I think you can get a cortisone shot? I haven't gotten one myself but I know people do occasionally for really stubborn pimples. I don't know why your derm didn't mention that- maybe try a dr. that focuses more on the cosmetic side of dermatology.
It will go away eventually! That is a long time to have that though, sorry you're going through that!

In Topic: My Skin Is Causing Me A Lot Of Anxiety

24 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

Sorry to hear about the anxiety you're having. I'm in the same boat. I start a new job in a week which is a little stressful but it also means I can start seeing a therapist for help.
I was wondering- did your psychiatrist want to prescribe you anti-depressants or did they think you could work it out without them? I'm curious because I think I have body dysmorhphic disorder but I'd prefer to not take anti-depressants right now. I'm hoping if I see a therapist they won't try to make me feel like I need to take anything to get better.

In Topic: Post Accutane

14 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Yeah, I second using a retinoid for maintenance after your skin becomes less sensitive.  I did a really successful round of Accutane when I was 19 for pretty mild acne and a year later it started to creep back. But I don't mean to be discouraging- after Accutane I wasn't using anything on my face, not even a salicylic acid face wash or anything. I'm sure if you continue to take care of your skin then it won't come back. 

In Topic: Question For Adults That Took Accutane

17 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Actually from what I've heard Accutane is more effective for adults than for teenagers. My derm has always said that 24 seems to be the magic age, meaning if you take Accutane after the age of 24 you are much more likely to be cleared permanently.  I took Accutane when I was 20 and I will be doing another round in a couple weeks- I'm 25 now, so I'm crossing my fingers that this is true!