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MorganRider

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  1. I don't use a Retinol cream, but I do use BP in the morning and Retin A at night. They cannot be put on together. Just remember when using BP during the day, you need a good sunscreen. My derm says that using the BP will keep the acne at bay (hopefully - so far, so good) and the Retin A will reverse or prevent any damage from the BP. Good luck to you!
  2. My derm has me on a medication containing BP and a medication containing Retin A. I use the Retin A at night and the BP in the morning along with a good slathering of sunscreen. He put me on the Retin A because I expressed my concern about premature aging of my skin. The only thing is, the medications cannot be used at the same time and one has to be washed off before the other is applied because one will cancel out the effects of the other. Good luck, I had your same concerns.
  3. Does anyone worry that all these acne treatments today will lead to premature aging of the skin? When I think back to all the treatments (topical, antibiotics, etc.) that I have tried for acne over the last 10 years, I can't help but wonder if I've done any damage to my skin. I have a real fear of developing wrinkles or even worse just dull, old looking skin. I'm really worried that there may be damage to the collagen in my face. I've cleared up 99.9% of my acne (fingers crossed), but I don't li
  4. I'm cross posting again from the Adult Acne forum, hope no one minds. I should have posted here first, this seems like a more relevant forum. Sorry for the cross postings. I don't post much, I'm more of a lurker, but I have a few questions. First, a little background. I'm a 22 year old female that has been dealing with serious acne since age 11. Under one derm I tried everything under the sun, plus two rounds of Accutane. Finally last year I switched derms and with his help and a third round of
  5. I'm cross posting this from the Adult Acne forum to see if anyone on this forum had any ideas for me. I'm not Japanese, but my freshman year in college I lived in a dorm for international students (I wasn't an international student, just wasn't enough room for me anywhere else - great experience by the way) and many of my dormmates were from Japan. Anyways, that year I suffered a really bad outbreak of acne and many of the Japanese girls I was living with let me use some of their facial product
  6. I'm not Japanese, but my freshman year in college I lived in a dorm for international students (I wasn't an international student, just wasn't enough room for me anywhere else - great experience by the way) and many of my dormmates were from Japan. Anyways, that year I suffered a really bad outbreak of acne and many of the Japanese girls I was living with let me use some of their facial products. They worked wonders. I don't know the names of them because they were all in Japanese and I didn't a
  7. Thanks for the reply. Is that brush electric? I was kind of looking for an electric brush because in the past I have exfoliated with a baby brush and I have trouble restraining from brushing too hard. I know that sounds stupid. I was looking for electric so that i could just move it gently around my face and it does all the rest. Also, what do you use to clean your brush? In the past I've used alcohol, but I found that it oftentimes made the bristles hard. I've heard you can use baby shampoo?
  8. Hi all, I don't post much, I'm more of a lurker, but I have a few questions. First, a little background. I'm a 22 year old female that has been dealing with serious acne since age 11. Under one derm I tried everything under the sun, plus two rounds of Accutane. Finally last year I switched derms and with his help and a third round of Accutane I am 99% clear. I hope I didn't just jinx myself with that one. At first I was a little skeptical with the new derm because a lot of what he did was the c
  9. I had to change prescribers when I was on Accutane. The 30 day window stays the same. Good luck!
  10. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Going home every month really isn't an option at this point seeing as I am more than half-way across the country. I did contact my former derm and told him what was going on. He definitely sympathized with me, but in the end there was nothing he could do since he is no longer my primary prescriber on the iPledge. The breakout has cleared up and (crossing fingers) there have been no others since then. Maybe it was just my body getting adjusted to not being on
  11. Hey ya'll! I'm kind of new here. Been lurking for awhile, but this is my first post. One week ago I ended a 5 month course of Accutane and I am extremely frusturated.This was my 3rd course over the past nine years. The only one taken with a derm educated on Accutane. After my bad experiences with previous derms, I really loved this doctor and was following his regime to a T and things were getting SO much better, the best it had been since I was probably 12(I am now 21.) Unfortunately, I was fo
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