Location: Cleveland, OH
Member since 5/9/2013


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Questions from colleenpk

Can Isolaz Be Making my Melasma Worse? How Can I Treat Acne and Melasma? (photo)

I am now 29-years-old and am experiencing moderate to severe acne so I have started Isolaz treatments again. My problem this time around is that I have developed melasma in the... READ MORE

Can I Get a Chemical Peel Before Accutane?

I am 29-years-old and I have melasma on my cheeks and upper lip and I absolutley hate it, especially on my upper lip. I also am suffering from acne and would like to try... READ MORE

If I Just Finished a Series of Five Isolaz Treatments Will my Initial Breakout from Accutane Be Less Severe?

I finished a series of Isolaz treatments a couple weeks ago. I had had great success with it several years ago, but less so now. My acne has definitely improved, but not as... READ MORE

Can Accutane Make Your Skin Sticky?

I have been on Accutane for ten days and not only is my skin oilier than before but it is super sticky. My scalp is the same way, if I scratch my head it's almost like ear wax... READ MORE

Should I Be Worried About the Headaches I'm Having on Accutane?

I've been on Accutane 6 weeks. I had some headaches in the beginning, but they went away with ibuprofen. My doctor lowered my dose from alternating 40/80 mg to only 40 mg... READ MORE

Is my Accutane dose too low?

I am 52 kg. I was on 60 mg/day, but my doctor lowered my to 40 mg/day because I was getting some headaches. I am nervous that this dose is too low. I thought maybe she would... READ MORE

Can tranexamic acid be used to treat melasma?

I have read some articles that discuss the use of tranexamic acid for melasma. Is this a possible treatment for dermal melasma that doesn't respond to other treatments? READ MORE

Will bleaching upper lip hair make my melasma worse?

I have dermal melasma on my upper lip, and I also have hair dark hair there. I know waxing and plucking makes melasma worse, but will bleaching the hair make it worse as well? READ MORE