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Dermatologist Experiences

I am thinking about going to the dermatologist and I'm nervous. I went last year and the medication and cream made my face worse and never quite healed. So I want to go back but worried the same thing will happen. Does anyone have positive experiences of going to a dermatologist?


Re: Dermatologist Experiences

Make sure you give as much info as you can about your condition. For example if it's acne, where you've been getting it, how often, how long does it last, they can better determine the root of the problem. I had a dermatologist prescribe me topical treatments for my acne and it didn't work at all. Another dermatologist I later saw told me my acne was hormonal and I would need to take an oral medication for it (bingo. pills work for me. lol) Unfortunately, with skin stuff, more often than not it's trial and error with finding a treatment that gives you good results.

Re: Dermatologist Experiences

@melisa16- The 4 to 6 weeks is just the time that you have to begin to see improvement the actual clearing time may take 6 months to a year.Smiley Happy

Re: Dermatologist Experiences

I love my dermatologist & have been going to him for almost 20 years. He treats me like one of his own children. I will probably be devastated when he retires.

This guy saved me from my genetic cystic acne twice by prescribing Accutane. It's the only thing that's ever worked for me & I've tried it all. I actually just finished my 2nd Accutane treatment, and when I saw my dermatologist earlier this week he said I looked beautiful & should be on the cover of Vogue. Awww! hehe


So yeah, finding the right dermatologist can be as crucial as finding the right treatment. It's all trial & error. I saw every dermatologist in the county I live in before meeting my current one. And I tried every treatment imaginable. So prepare to experiment. There is no universal miracle cure - you'll have to try this & that until you find what works best for you. But I assure you it will be worth it. Smiley Wink

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