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  1. I’m interested in starting the regimen. My only concern is that I’m currently supposed to be using several doctor-prescribed/recommended products and I don’t know how/if I can work them into the regimen. 1. Solvere (by Topix) Acne Clearing Cleanser: One of my dermatologists sells this at his office; obviously, that’s probably why he recommends it to people. That said, when I first bought it, he also prescribed a 6 week supply of Minocycline and, from the time I started using them togeth
  2. I can say from personal experience that I had significantly less acne when I was on a monophasic BCP, when I switched to a multiphasic BCP b/c of non-dermatological issues I was having on the monophasic pill, I started breaking out again. The multiphasic pill I took was tri-sprintec, which I believe is also a generic version of Ortho-Tri-Cyclen. You said the pill you were originally on was Ortho-Cyclen, is that also multiphasic? If you've never been on a completely monophasic BCP, you might
  3. Pending the results of a blood test I'm having done next week, my dermatologist wants to put me on Spironolactone because my acne forms in a pattern that is clearly hormonally influenced and, since I've been on the pill in the past and it didn't agree with me, I guess Spiro is the obvious next step from a derm's perspective. I'm a little confused because it seems like 99% of the reviews of Spironolactone in the Reviews section of this site are positive and the only negative side effects mention
    Relatively effectively at healing breakouts. Expensive; Dries out skin; Doesn't prevent acne. Personally, I'm not crazy about this product but I wouldn't call it a complete waste of time. I have moderate to somewhat severe acne around my mouth and chin and that's what I consider my real problem. On my forehead, I sometimes get mild, easy -to-manage breakouts. If I put epiduo on my forehead when I'm experiencing a minor breakout there, it will clear up literally over night. So I know t