Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Dermatologist question

  1. #1
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Out There
    Posts
    38,793

    Default Dermatologist question

    I'm thinking about trying a dermatologist for a few skin issues I have. I'm in my late 20s and I still have more breakouts than I feel I should considering I really try to take care of my skin. It's not severe, but it's more than I'm comfortable with.

    I know a few people here have been or maybe even go regularly? I'm curious if you all go regularly like you do to get your hair cut or just when you have a problem?

    Do they sit there with a 10x magnifying mirror scrutinizing your skin?
    “What are you looking at, sugar-tits?” - Mel Gibson

  2. #2
    Elite Member Lobelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    a backwards hillbilly state
    Posts
    20,801

    Default

    I've been once, and I took my daughter a few times, same guy. He didn't scrutinize anything at all - maybe he should have. Regardless, I quit taking my daughter once I started buying her Proactiv - there was no more need. My problem was minor, so he kind laughed it off, like I was being silly for even being there. Maybe he's just a crappy doctor
    "I've cautiously embraced jeggings"
    Emma Peel aka Pacific Breeze aka Wilde1 aka gogodancer aka maribou

    Yip, yip, yip in your tiny indignation. Bark furiously on, lady dog.

  3. #3
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Out There
    Posts
    38,793

    Default

    I started using Clinique's acne stuff a few months ago, just 'cause I'm so allergic to benzoyl peroxide or I'd have ordered ProActiv. It's pretty decent, but my skin is still not what I'd call nice skin. I don't get a zit but maybe once every week or two, but still I think there's something magic out there I just haven't tried.

    I want a magic pill to cure all my crappy skin woes!
    “What are you looking at, sugar-tits?” - Mel Gibson

  4. #4
    Elite Member Lobelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    a backwards hillbilly state
    Posts
    20,801

    Default

    You might find a great dermatologist to make your skin beautiful, but my impression from the experiences I had, & from those of friends, is that they are more concerned with skin disorders, major acne, etc. It's difficult to know who to go to, other than a doctor however, because everybody is selling something!
    "I've cautiously embraced jeggings"
    Emma Peel aka Pacific Breeze aka Wilde1 aka gogodancer aka maribou

    Yip, yip, yip in your tiny indignation. Bark furiously on, lady dog.

  5. #5
    Elite Member moomies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    pretending to be a lurker but I'm not quiet enough
    Posts
    15,515

    Default

    How about an esthetician? They are not doctors but some places have treatments for acne prone skin I think.

    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

  6. #6
    Elite Member JamieElizabeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California, United States
    Posts
    2,895

    Default

    Yeah, I think the best the dermatologist could do is prescribe a drug called acutane, though it is for bad skin. It is suppose to get rid of the acne basically forever, it is very pricey so you need good insurance coverage I have never had it, and usually go to the esthetician instead to help clear the pores of the skin.

  7. #7
    Elite Member Lobelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    a backwards hillbilly state
    Posts
    20,801

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moomies View Post
    How about an esthetician? They are not doctors but some places have treatments for acne prone skin I think.
    Yes! That's what I was trying to think of, but couldn't remember the word.
    "I've cautiously embraced jeggings"
    Emma Peel aka Pacific Breeze aka Wilde1 aka gogodancer aka maribou

    Yip, yip, yip in your tiny indignation. Bark furiously on, lady dog.

  8. #8
    Silver Member CherubRock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    558

    Default

    An aesthetician or ProActiv might work for surface acne, but if you have cystic acne (which I sometimes break out in) you almost always have to see a dermatologist.

  9. #9
    Silver Member ChangingEventually's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia//Butnotforlong
    Posts
    569

    Default

    Truthfully, I felt weird being in the office. It was mainly a dermotologist for teenagers and all of us were just there not talking, not moving, trying to hide our faces. I didn't really have that much acne and it was still weird. And then when I went it, the nurse-person-student or whatever asked me questions and examined me, and then the doctor and some other guy came in and looked at my face and other parts. It was weird because I really don't like when people look at me but they're really nice about it. He mentioned some medicine and some things they'd do and try out. And then afterwards, I was called a few times to make sure everything was going along fine. When the medicine didn't work, I ended up getting a chemical peel. Well, two. They gave me all the options and risks and everything and my mom and I decided on it.

    Dermotologists are nicer than regular doctors, in my opinion.

  10. #10
    Elite Member Laurent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Out There
    Posts
    38,793

    Default

    I did a little looking around and found an esthetician I'm going to try. I'd never heard of estheticians!

    I appreciate everyone's responses. I'll let you know if I find a miracle.
    “What are you looking at, sugar-tits?” - Mel Gibson

  11. #11
    Elite Member Lobelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    a backwards hillbilly state
    Posts
    20,801

    Default

    Rots o'ruck!
    "I've cautiously embraced jeggings"
    Emma Peel aka Pacific Breeze aka Wilde1 aka gogodancer aka maribou

    Yip, yip, yip in your tiny indignation. Bark furiously on, lady dog.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Canning Question
    By Sojiita in forum Food and Cuisine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 3rd, 2006, 05:35 PM
  2. Cat question, please help if you can
    By crumpet in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: September 28th, 2006, 11:45 AM
  3. Want to ask Tom Cruise a question?
    By twitchy in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 29th, 2006, 01:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •