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Posts posted by joshuagor44

  1. I'd be fine with my acne if it weren't for all the huge, nasty whiteheads that appear on my chin and around my mouth. They're really disgusting and always leave a mark when they're gone (they don't get smaller and leave without a trace, they usually rupture and create a huge mess). I've been having this problem for about two months now.

    I use Retin-A and some other cream my doctor prescribed and I'm really wondering if they work or not. I've been using them for a year now. I have an appointment in November and I'm going to beg to try some Accutane. But for now, what can I do to stop getting whiteheads?

    Thank you

  2. I have a bad history of popping my whiteheads, so I'm going crazy trying to leave this one alone. Do I have to pop it to get rid of it? It's really big and dry at this point. I read about puncturing whiteheads with a needle and clearing the pus out. Should I try that? If I leave it alone I don't understand where all this pus will go... It'll probably take forever for it to go away.

  3. In the morning I use Retin-A, and at night I use "46.8 MAGIS(TP.CL84:): 45 solugel 4 4% / 1.8 emcinka" (that's the what's written on the label, so make whatever sense of it you can).

    Despite using this medication for nearly a year, I still get pretty bad breakouts and yucky whiteheads (I have at least 6 right now).

    Can I take any pills in combination with those topicals? I'm taking 50mg of zinc every morning... I hear that helps a bit.

    Also, should I consider benzoyl peroxide? Is it as good as everyone says it is?

  4. About 10 months ago my dermatologist prescribed Retin-A (morning) and "46.8 MAGIS(TP.CL84:): 45 solugel 4 4% / 1.8 emcinka" (bedtime) for my acne. I really doubt that I've improved significantly since then, but I've been told my acne looks better.

    Whenever I apply the products, I just splash my face with warm water, dry a bit with a towel, then wait 15 minutes before rubbing it in.

    I find that sun, heat and humidity work the best for my acne. When I went to Punta Cana for a week, I came back and had nearly no acne. I stopped using the medication during that time because I was getting a little sunburned down there and I was worried it would irritate my skin. By the way, do either one of them or both make your skin more pale?

    Is there anything I'm doing wrong or should add to my regimen to make my skin perfectly clear? I'm seeing my dermatologist in a week and I'll find out what he has to say.