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Here's another random question - since I am the master of those!

Did anyone notice any dramatic changes in acne/skin clearing up after surgery? Did changing your diet habits have any positive effect on your skin?

I get some cystic acne on my forehead (fortunately covered by bangs) and have tried every.single. topical treatment out there. I also get small white-head spots pretty frequently on my chin. I'm wondering how effective a change in diet has been to help with this kind of issue. I was considering scheduling yet another dermatologist appointment, but maybe I shouldn't bother if clear skin may be in my future?

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I get bad hormonal cystic acne and a few blackheads and regular pimples here and there. By day three of the pre-op liquid diet my skin was glowing from all of the bone broth- I guess that collagen really does improve your skin!

The whole starving myself under medical supervision thing also caused me to have a breakthrough period, which was literally a living hell. Evwn with that I only got two small pimples that have already faded, when the norm is usually two or three big cystic pimples that hang around for weeks.

So long term, I’m not sure. But so far my skin loves the liquid diet (and that’s the only part of me that does)

also i I know you say you’ve tried every topical but have you tried differin? It used to be Rx only and is now OTC. It doesn’t completely clear all of my acne, but it manages it very well

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On 10/12/2018 at 7:08 PM, BelleOfBatonRouge said:

also i I know you say you’ve tried every topical but have you tried differin? It used to be Rx only and is now OTC. It doesn’t completely clear all of my acne, but it manages it very well

Yup. I've tried Differin. The only medicine I haven't tried is oral Accutane, which has extremely crazy side effects. I was even on antibiotics for 8 months to try to clear it up! Sometimes Retin A has helped, but as soon as it clears up, more just pop up, so it isn't preventative in any way. The cystic acne on my forehead is very painful!

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