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Age: 38

Sex: M

Complexion: Oily

Problem Areas: Mild breakouts on cheek, chin, nose and forehead areas

Previous Regimens/Experience:

Benzyol Peroxide Facial Washes:
Moderate success but irritation

Antibiotics (Erythromycin, Minocycline, Tetracycline):
Fair but results short term

Topicals (Retin-A, Differen Gel):
Fair to good but takes a long time to see results

Accutane 40mg:
excellent results and long term

Current Regimen -

Prescription: Tazorac .05 gel

Cleanser 1: Proactive "Renewing Cleanser"

Cleanser 2: Acne.org

Benzoyl Peroxide Cream: Acne.org

Facial Toner: Proactive "Revitalizing Toner"

Moisturizer: Acne.org

Morning Routine: Wash face with Cleanser 1, apply toner with cotton pad, apply moisturizer, apply thin film Benzoyl Peroxide cream.

Evening Routine: Wash face with Cleanser 2, apply moisturizer, dispense pea-sized amount of Tazorac to finger, dot problem areas with Tazorac and then apply remainder over rest of face.

Day 4 -

No irritation or new outbreaks to report from Tazorac gel. Skin appears to be tolerating Tazorac well. Dark spots from previous outbreaks appear to be lightening.

Day 1 -

Visited Derm and requested Accutane. Derm recommended Tazorac before jumping into Accutane. Due to my oily complexion, should be able to tolerate side effects of Tazorac well. If no results in 6 weeks will start regimen of Accutane

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