Monday, November 21, 2011

Do I need to see a dermatologist for my acne?

I%26#039;ve had moderate acne on my back and face since I was about 11. I%26#039;m concerned because I%26#039;m now almost 18, and I don%26#039;t seem to be outgrowing it. I wash and moisturize my face every day, eat a healthy diet, and take a daily multivitamin. I only use noncomedogenic products and makeup. Acne gets worse near my period, and sometimes I get very painful pimples on my back. I%26#039;ve tried over-the-counter topical treatments like Proactiv, but they never work. Do I need to see a dermatologist, or is this normal?|||I%26#039;ve had this same exact problem since I was 11 as well (I%26#039;m almost 20 now). I went to a dermatologist when I was 12 for another problem and they saw my face (I didn%26#039;t think anything of my acne at that time) and prescribed a clear ointment. Let me tell you, that ointment did absolutely NOTHING. I eventually experimented some over-the-counter solutions over the years like Clean and Clear, Oxy pads, St. Ives scrubs, Aveeno pads, some Noxzema products, and many others. I have to admit that out of all of them Oxy pads worked quite well. I did have a habit of squeezing pimples and blackheads though so it left significant scarring which nothing so far has been able to help. But if you need help with only acne, then please try using Oxy pads. I%26#039;ve never tried ProActive or Accutane so I can%26#039;t tell you how that works, but you might want to check that out too. If the OTC solutions do not work, then you should check out a dermatologist and see what they would recommend. Honestly though, I still think a lot of over-the-counter products work the best for moderate acne (if it%26#039;s severe, I think doctors give you birth control pills)|||Don%26#039;t take risks. Just see a dermatologist.

I want to be a Cosmetic Dermatologist?!?

Hello. I have a lot of questions. Help me?


- how much is the cost of going to a dermatology school?

- what courses must be taken in H.S. and what to major in college?

- what are the top 5 dermatology schools?


- monthly?

- yearly?


- highest payed jobs in the field of dermatology?

- what cities would be good to work at?

Thanks for your help. If you can%26#039;t answer all of these, just answer a couple. I am in 8th grade right now and have a 3.6 gpa. I will be in high school next year and I am trying for a 4.0gpa right now cause I know I%26#039;ll need it..|||Hi--you don%26#039;t go to dermatology school, you go to MEDICAL school. A dermatologist is a physician. SO you would need to get through high school %26amp; apply to a good undergrad university %26amp; major in a pre-med type curricula (physics, calculus, lots of chemisty etc); take the med school admission exam (MCAT) and if you do well, apply to med school. That is 4 years and about $200,000. Then you need to match to a dermatology residency; THEN you take advanced training in cosmetics. Since you are about 16 years away from all this; salary is moot--who knows what this will be like by then (BTW its spelled PAID--if you want to go to med school you must spell correctly).

Good luck for the road!|||in h.s. you have to take chemistry and maybe biology ,from 100,000 up to....... depends on if its private or a public.major in college is any kind of science, but choose chemistry. not too sure about how much it will cost.

I need to talk to a dermatologist, please help? pics?

My life is seriousl over. I have had these deep red acne marks for about 3 years.. they fade for like a week and then deepen again put will not go away. I need some advice. I%26#039;m so embarrassed of them! I have to wear 3 layers of makeup to cover them up! I can%26#039;t go swimming or anything because I%26#039;m so embarrassed someone will see them. Please, please help. My family can%26#039;t afford a dermatologist because it%26#039;s not covered by our insurance..

Here%26#039;s some pics.. its ONLY ON MY CHEEKS!!!! :(

They%26#039;re not that good..

It looks like I have acne! But there%26#039;s NO BUMPS. It%26#039;s just flat redness :(

Here%26#039;s me when I DO have makeup on..

you can%26#039;t tell.. but the thing is I HATE MAKEUP. I HATE WEARING MAKEUP. I HATE PUTTING IT ON.. and I have to wear 3 layers to fully cover it.|||i%26#039;d be more concerned about that piece of metal growing out of your lip........try oxiclean|||first of don%26#039;t do all that makeup which you do while going out for hiding it from others it really reduces the effect of the antiseptics or antibiotics which you use,

try Ultra Clearasil i may reduce that marks

some normal preventions you should take are that,

you should wash your face daily 3 to 4 times with water %26amp; and may be reduce some heavy %26amp;oily diet.

YOU REALLY LOOK BEAUTIFUL my DEAR take care of your face.|||your acne is not even that bad.

Try investing in a three step acne system. If $ is an issue go generic.

Wash in the AM and PM and never skip a step.

Acne wash, toner (witch hazel) and spot treat that area with acne cream.

In a matter of about two weeks I bet it%26#039;s much better.

Drink more water. The redness could be another issues called Rosecea.|||Try some Neosporin.|||you look better with the acme marks, I hate that stupid look you do with your mouth.|||Well, I%26#039;m a dermatologist, but I%26#039;m not exactly sure what you want me to suggest for you, as you don%26#039;t want to go to one of us. You have some telangiectasias on your cheeks, as well as some %26quot;post inflammatory erythema%26quot;. So, what does that mean? It means that you have some enlarged blood vessels on your cheeks, as well as some dilated vessels, probably as a result of having had acne in the area. Generally, the telangiectasia will be permanent, without treatment, but the post inflammatory redness tends to fade in time. (not always, as in n your case). There is no over the counter remedy, other than some of the green based cosmetics to cover it up. A dermatologist would treat you with either a laser treatment or with IPL light treatment.

Which would you rather be - a dermatologist, an actuary, or a software engineer?

I am currently in college and trying to figure out which major I want to do.

Pros/Cons of each:

Dermatologist -

Pros: highest salary ($200,000 - 300,000), high prestige.

Cons: $200,000 of debt for med school bills, 4 years of med school plus 3-5 years of residency. hardest residency to obtain out of all the specialties.


Pros: you control your advances and have much flexibility in career prospects. Very easy to obtain job (actuaries are in high demand) and can work after graduating with an undergrad degree. Can reach six figure salary ($150,000+) if you become an actuary fellow.

Cons: You don%26#039;t make as much money as dermatologists.

Software engineer:

Pros: good career prospects, interesting subject matter, more casual work environment than those of actuaries or dermatologists. Can try to get a start-up and make new and innovative products.

Cons: You don%26#039;t make as much money as dermatologists or actuaries (median salary is about $85,000).

There are also the factors of stress level and career satisfaction.

I am currently double majoring in Computer Science and Statistics and am wondering if I should add in pre-med requirements to my schedule.|||I think you should be an actuary. I actually want to be one too. They make good enough money without having to go to school for that long. They earn while they learn instead of paying to learn ( going to med school) so you wont have debts. And 6 figures is pretty good...i think you can live well off that.. you will survive with less than $300k a biggie. Do what you like to do and what suits your skills. Good Luck !|||My uncle is an actuary and he is 47 years old. He could retire right now if he wanted to. He lives in a huge house. No joke.|||hi there! ;o)

honest opinion.... Dermatologist by FAAAAR

think about it .... yes you have a lot of study fees to pay off .... but, your work will consist of not just analyzing skin conditions and working out vaccines etc .... but you will have the opportunity to further build your career in research .... something meaningfull .... something always interesting and there are so many fields to choose from .... but that%26#039;s just me ....

oh and yes the residency and all will most propably be the hardest .... but its worth it .... it%26#039;ll pay off in the long run .... all of it....

Skin goes good when going to dermatologist?

well, im going to the dermatologistt on wednesdayy for my skin, i get pimpless and im going to go see him so i can go on roaccutane.

my skin goes through stages where it goes good for a few days and then goes alright, then goes really bad and my luckkk it is going through a really good stage, and i need to get roaacutane, my mum went on it she understands its dangeourous but she says i need it cause we have tried everything out there all the medications from doctors he said the next thing is roaccutaine, how will i convince him thaaat my skin goess really baddd ? so that i can get it ? orr how can i make my skin worsee for a few days ? xo|||could be hormonal with it going through cycles like that. Maybe you could see your gyno sooner and try the pill and see if stabilizing your hormones helps.|||Live near a KFC? Buy some Chicken. Don%26#039;t eat it. Rub it on your face.

.... i%26#039;m not kidding.

Live near some dirt? Rub that on your face.

Wash your face everyday? don%26#039;t.|||I%26#039;d suggest rescheduling for a date that you think your skin will turn for the worse again, instead of forcing it to look bad.

What exactly causes a acne breakout? Dermatologist?

I eat chocolate once a week. I wash my face twice a day. I don%26#039;t drink soda. I%26#039;m not stressed out. I change my pillow covers. I don%26#039;t touch my face with dirty hands so..WTF why do I keep getting blackhead/whiteheads and blimeshes?? These pimpels turn into blackspots and it makes me soo self-consciois. And it%26#039;s not only on my face it%26#039;s on my chest too. So would I have to get some oral/eternal acne medication for this? Proactiv is TRASH !! Neutragena = Trash. Nozema = Trash. So would a dermatologist appointment be needed to get some good pills/cream?|||I%26#039;ve been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne/pimples temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it%26#039;s at.

I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

I%26#039;m 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

Literally the best acne face wash I%26#039;ve ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It%26#039;s unique cause of it%26#039;s herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at at the time which was helpful.

You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn%26#039;t work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

Well good luck and best wishes.|||Acne is a change in the body,s chemistry and happens to about 95% of teenagers. Your hygiene is o.k best go to your gp and see if they can give some other treatment. As you get a little older it should clear up by itself.

Tell Me More About Being a Dermatologist?

I am getting too old to be goofing off anymore (27) and I am contemplating dermatology as one of the possible career paths. Honestly, it seems like the best path to take for a medical-based field.

- I know insurance is a real killer for many doctors, but how high could it be for a dermatologist?

- Hours must be great as what possible kind of emergency can there be?

- It seems to be a very flexible and technologically-adaptable field what with all of the cosmetic procedures they handle.

I am sure I probably sound naive - and that is because I am - so tell me what I am missing. Excluding the obvious (school, costs, great salary, etc) what are some drawbacks and positives of the field? A few months ago, I had a rash on my armpit, so I went to see my local dermatologist. He looked at it for all of 90 seconds, told me a story, gave me some sample creams, and it went away. I gave him $125. I like that kinda work.

P.S. Spare me the %26quot;you%26#039;ll look at and touch icky skin and hair.%26quot;|||you would have to go to medical school

admission to medical schools is very, very competitive.

if you don%26#039;t already have a 4-year undergrad degree...that is your first step. If you do, then look into doing a post-bacclaurate program to fulfull pre-med requirements

-you have to study for and take the mcat which is a 5 hour and 20 min exam that tests skills in biology , inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and verbal reasoning.

you then apply to med school, and if your scores/grades are awesome, you might get an interview somewhere.

if this goes well, you may be granted admission to a medical school.

then you work your butt off in medical school, and if you are really smart/lucky, and are among the top in your class, you might match for the most competitive residency which is dermatology...(you need to do incredibly well on your USLME step one and step two )

so im not sure how long a derm residency is, but estimating 4 years,

if you start now from the beginning, you can make it happen in like 12 years.