Routine Microderms and Chemical Peels - Lancaster, CA

I have had skin issues since I was 16 (I am now...

I have had skin issues since I was 16 (I am now 23) and I have literally tried everything. Over the counter products, prescription products, Proactive, laser, Accutane... tried it all. I have had two major breakouts in my life. Major meaning covering my face with cystic acne.

When I was 17 I broke out terribly and went on Accutane. Don't get me wrong, it worked for me, but it caused severe mental issues when I was on it. It cleared my skin up really well, but when I looked in the mirror I didn't see what was looking back at me. I was severely depressed from it and had suicidal thoughts. So I, personally, would not recommend Accutane.

My skin was clear for about 2 years when suddenly it all came back. This time, I decided to go a different route. I started getting a microderm or chemical peel every 2-4 weeks. It worked wonders! I noticed a big difference within 3 months and within 6 months it was cleared up. I still maintain my skin by doing a monthly treatment. It has really changed my life. Of course, I still get a pimple here or there, but NOTHING like it was before.

*My monthly peels and derms cost $80 each. 80 is not what I have spent all together as a total haha.

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Do you use any topicals?
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Hello Tiffani,
What type of chemical peels do you get. I use to get them but they did not work for me and now I have body acne and am getting ready to go on Accutane, after my major surgery in May, can you tell me more about the prescription
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Can you give us details on what type and brand of chemical peels you were/are doing?
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I have had skin issues since I was 16 (I am now 23) and I have literally tried everything. Over the counter products, prescription products, Proactive, laser, Accutane... tried it all. I have had two major breakouts in my life. Major meaning covering my face with cystic acne.
When I was 17 I broke out terribly and went on Accutane. Don't get me wrong, it worked for me, but it caused severe mental issues when I was on it. It cleared my skin up really well, but when I looked in the mirror I didn't see what was looking back at me. I was severely depressed from it and had suicidal thoughts. So I, personally, would not recommend Accutane.
My skin was clear for about 2 years when suddenly it all came back.

This time, I decided to go a different route. I started getting a microderm or chemical peel every 2-4 weeks. It worked wonders! I noticed a big difference within 3 months and within 6 months it was cleared up. I was also on menocycline for a few months. That helped as well. I still maintain my skin by doing a monthly microderm treatment. It has really changed my life. Of course, I still get a pimple here or there, but NOTHING like it was before.

*My monthly peels and derms cost $80 each. 80 is not what I have spent all together as a total haha.

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Congratulations! I'm glad that you found something that worked without using medication. I had a friend use Accutane and his skin turned glassy and he started to have nightmares about flying. I definitely think Accutane is tricky.
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Get the derms as well as being on some kind of antibiotic for a couple months. The 2 work really well together. I get mostly microderms, the chemical peels I only get ever 4 months or so. Usually it is derms. I will ask my esthetician what type of chemical peels they are. I think she varies them each time.
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