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  1. Hey guys new here but not to acne. I've suffered ten years from acne now and there's no end in sight. I'm terribly hurt by its effects, as are we all. I cannot be treated by Accutane or any prescription drug, as I can't tolerate them ( and my liver enzymes go nuts+terrible abdominal pain just from taking antibiotics and such or bouts of pancreatitis from the drugs.). My acne causes pain and burning. What are the latest treatments laser wise for shrinking sebaceous glands? I am trying to
  2. Hi Everyone, I am just looking for some help. I attached a picture and am looking for some advice. I've had acne for the last 10 years. I had 6 sessions of photodynamic therapy and I also receive monthly salycilic acid peels. I also started doing the Acne.org regime with all of their products. I'm sick of having to put pounds of make up on everyday and feeling so uncomfortable with my face. I will try anything!!
  3. Monday the 13th is the date of my first V-Beam laser treatment, so I thought I'd post this here in case anyone is considering doing the same at some point. I don't know what to expect, hopefully I can just get this thread around for people to see how it works at least for me. Attached are photos from 2 days before the treatment.
  4. oilyoilyoily

    my PDT experience

    This year I tried PDT, photo dynamic therapy. I had 3 rounds of it at Epicenter Medspa in San Francisco. Kelly, the medical esthetician there, is great. I totally recommend her. She was careful to prepare my skin thoroughly for the treatments and give me long incubation times with the Levulan to get the best results. PDT improved skin texture, pore size, and gave some improvement in my smallest icepick scars. I really love what it did for the over all smoothness of my skin. My experie
  5. Athletic Man

    An Acne Reunion. How Sweet.... Age 26

    It's been about 9 years since I've posted anything here, but I'm back. I am an adult now, 26 years old (male), and acne has found it's way back onto my face and a little bit here and there on my back and chest. From the time that I finished my first course of Accutane (~17 years old), until I was 19, I had pretty clear skin. Between the ages of 19 and 26, I have experienced varying degrees of acne; nothing too serious or severe though. For most of this time, I was using Dan's Regimen. I n
  6. Hey everyone so I have very mild acne. It's mainly on my chin. Honestly it's really not a big deal but I hate it. I want my skin to be clear!! I hate the occasional breakouts :/ My derm recommended PDT. However, I discovered that blue light effects are temporary in terms of oil production? Would this be true with my very mild acne? I also heard that red light is really what permanently kills the oil glands, bbut I don't want to age prematurely... However, wouldn't 1 session be just en
  7. Has anyone had success with PDT for Hormonal Cystic Acne? I'm 36 and have really bad cysts from below my ears, lower jaw, chin & neck. I used to suffer from cysts everywhere but did accutane when I was 26 and it cleared most of my acne but I still have cysts all over my jaw/neck. I also have VERY oily skin everywhere and get minor breakouts on my cheeks and sometimes tiny breakouts on my forehead. I used to break out everywhere including my chest & back but since accutane I'm abt 9
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