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Day One Hundred Twenty-Something



Derm appointment last Friday. I've been going to that clinic for almost 2 years, and this was the first time I had my appointment with the head derm, hah. Even though he'd never seen me before, he still said "Seems your skin is doing a lot better!", which is actually a bit true. I'm still getting pimples here and there, but haven't had any cysts in a long while. And when I compare my skin to the photos I took last month, it does look like my hyperpigmentation is fading.

I wanted to mention to him that I want to try a new medication, but I want to wait until my next appointment, since on the 30th I have an ophthalmologist appointment where my doc will let me know if I'm finally done with Diamox.

Got my usually chemical peel (I think we moved up to 60%). Derm said that I didn't look like I needed any cortisone shots, but that I could get some scar injections. I've had this small atrophic scar on my forehead for the past few months, and I guess I have some "ice pick" scars around my cheekbones, so I got the injections and I can't tell if it did anything for the ice pick scars but looking at scar on my forehead and yeah I can definitely see it doesn't look as deep!

I'd run out of Epiduo, so he gave me a new prescription and sent me on my way. But sadly once again, my insurance doesn't cover it, so I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow to make a call and see if there's anything they can do.

And that's about it..

Really looking forward to Fall so I can stop waking up with such an oily face!!


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My old dermatologist prescribed me Epiduo too, like four years ago and my Insurance did not cover it. What you could do is get an RX for benzaclin and tretinoin or adapalene and then use both at the same time. It will be just like using epiduo except that it has the added benefit of a topical antibiotic/clindamycin. I am so glad you are seeing improvement! ;) I use tretinoin and benzaclin and...blah blah,,... good luck and definitely keep us posted!

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Ooo thanks for the tip! I did manage to make a phone call to my clinic and they said they could make arrangements to get me the Epiduo from somewhere else for cheaper, but that is still really good to know. :) As always, thank you for the support!

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