Originally Posted by SuperNintendo20
how many people here actually think that derms care/know whut their talking about.
personally all i see them as are money hungry pill-pushers, but then again, thats my opinion. lol
Yes derms care and yes derms know what they are talking about, the only reason why you feel like this and about 90% of this board probably feel like this (including me) is because they cannot cure acne. What it comes down to, in THEIR opinion, is A) Acne is not life threatening and B) It cannot be cured.
It is not that they do not want to help you but rather they just can't because there is no known "safe" cure (ie no side-effects). I have spoken to my derm in depth about this as I was so fed up with him not resolving my skin problems and he finally admitted to me that there really is no medicine that will get rid of acne. I said well there must be something...and he just pointed to the sky and said yes..the sun! He said I advise you to move to a sunny climate.
He's right. It is the only know thing that will keep your face virtually 100% clear. The problem is the risk of skin cancer...