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I am new to the post and wanted to say how much I appreciate these message boards. I started Dan's regimen a week ago and have seen improvement. I'm 28 and have had mild/moderate acne since the age of 14. I went through a course of Accutane in my early twenties but my acne has crept back over the last few years. I have hormonal acne on my chin/jawline with closed comedones/clogged pores, pustules and the occasional cyst. The BP has helped the pustules and cysts and I introduced an AHA cream in the last few days for exfoliation. I saw my dermatologist yesterday and he prescibed a clindamycin (1%)/retinoin (.25%) gel and instructed me to use it in the morning and the BP at night. I've read a lot about the antibiotic/retinoids on the boards and think it may help my comedones, but I'm afraid that it might trigger or be counterproductive with my BP regimen. Should I go ahead and use the gel the derm. prescribed and deal with the consequences, or just keep using only the BP/AHA combo and hope the comedones get better? Any advice is appreciated

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Hi and welcome.

That choice is yours really. You can try Dan's regimen for a few months and see if it takes care of everything, and if not you could always add in your prescriptions then. Or you can go ahead and use your prescriptions and give them a few months and reassess how your skin is doing at that time. The Regimen will always be here if you want to try it in the future.

Good luck with your decision.

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