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Hope in sight



So about four weeks ago I finally broke down and went to a dermatologist. She was really nice and helped calm me down a lot. She put me on Ziana (topical retinoid/ antibiotic) at night and Clarifoam EF in the morning as well as oral antibiotics. I am finally STARTING to see a difference. These first four weeks have been pretty up and down. I knew going into this that it was going to be a rough start because of my horribly clogged pores and starting topical retinoids can be hell for the first few months. I am pushing through it. I had a really horrible breakout along my jawline and chin the first few weeks but the pimples I did get seemed to go away quickly. They are beginning to reduce in number now which I am very happy about :D and my pores are definitely getting smaller. However I do still have quite a few badly clogged pores on my chin and jawline that have yet to protrude out (I am fighting the urge to expel them myself) and i get about 1-2 new pimples a day (but they are small and go away quickly). Also, my face is slightly red and peeling. But that I expected too. I am very optimistic that in the next month or so I will see some huge improvement. I go in for my checkup in two weeks so we will see what my doc says. Wish me luck!!


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