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SumnerM

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  1. Yeah, just like surgeons. Why pay them to remove a bullet from your body, or even transplant a heart? It might be just me because I have decent health insurance, but a $15 Co-pay to see my derm. has done a lot more than the $100+ i have spent on commercial over-the-counter products. Acne isn't a one size-fits-all, some over-the-counter products work for some people, some people need prescription medications to treat their acne, and some people just are born with great skin. I'm sure you, as well
  2. It's really just finding the right product that works for you. If you're not seeing results within the recommended time period, go to you derm. and ask if it would be best to try a new product. In my personal experience, I would say yes. I saw great results within 4 weeks on Tazorac, although I had to use Micro-A before my derm. prescribed it.
  3. I've been using my prescribed retinoid for almost two years now, and it has cleared my PIH scarring (which heals over time aswell). I honestly have no experience with pit scarring, and I feel the best thing for you would be to contact your derm. and say you just want to talk to them about the prescription that they gave you. You're their patient and I'm sure they'd rather you come in and ask your questions then have you loose sleep over it.
  4. You won't be able to stand it overnight, it burns like crazy. I tried it for a few weeks, just bringing freshly squeezed lemon juice into the shower and applying it there for a few minutes.
  5. I think I once used that product, if it comes in a purple pump then it's probably the same one. It didn't really work for me, but Retinoids will help with your scarring. Just stick with it.
  6. I shave by feel, it takes some getting used to ha. Thanks for the feedback
  7. Yeah, you have a lot better chance. I had probably worse acne than you, and mine cleared up greatly with one of the products that they put me on. I went in my first time and was put on a prescription BP, it didn't really help all that much. After a few months they put me on Tazorac which really helped a lot. I've been using it 2+ years (i eventually stopped the BP myself) and it has worked wonders. Don't be embarrassed about your skin, they're there to help. Be as informative and helpful to you
  8. In my Sophomore year of High School i started to break out with these huge nasty pimples that would swell and swell and swell... I just poked and popped them all day long, and I started to scar from it. It would depress me so much, that I eventually stopped looking into the mirror. I had (and obviously still have) incredibly bad vision, and I only wore my glasses during class at this point in my life... I eventually found a product (tazorac) that worked for me, and it really cleared my skin. Alt
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