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Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:12 am      Reply with quote
My accutane dose was super low and every 2-3 days. Enough to where my pores shrank and my skin looked amazing.
But yes, they should have your blood work and adjust accordingly.
I haven't tried B5 yet but I have taken spiro here and there in the past.
MY SH didn't rear its ugly head until after menopause.

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Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:21 am      Reply with quote
Annie..Do you still have S.H. or did it come back after accutane? Is it controlled now? I believe the B5 and tazOracle .05 is really helping with the oil. I will say..when I had the laser procedure I had to stop the tazorac for 3 weeks and I had tons more oil. Once back on it a few weeks it helped again .
I have heard Spiro helps. Did it take yours away? Why did you stop and also does Spiro cause hair loss? I'm pretty sure I'm premenapausal. Just waiting for blood work. Fun fun!
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:54 am      Reply with quote
I only take B vitamins right now. My SH doesn't bother at all really. They are pretty dormant but I get regular IPL's too which help. I try not to take the spiro bc it messes with my hormones.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:02 pm      Reply with quote
What does the IPL do for you? Do you have rosacea? It's funny. .I had IPL done yesterday for the 1st time just on my nose. I just told my doc that I would like some of the tiny vessel's treated. I'm telling you..it hurt! Lol. I'm not sure if it did anything or what it's for. Do you do your whole face and what's the benifit?
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:06 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, I do the whole face and evens out the skin tone and also tones down my rosacea.

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Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:46 pm      Reply with quote
Great to hear things are improving for you missyred.
I have reduced my B5 intake by .500 to 1.5grams a day and 250ml of l carnitine.

Things are still going well for me and my oil and SH are still under control.
I have had no noticeable side effects at all and will continue to take the vitamins as long as they keep working for me.
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:00 am      Reply with quote
Does the B5 help in reducing pore size as well?

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:21 pm      Reply with quote
For me personally my skin is less oily and my pores are smaller. I have copied and pasted the following from the internet.I do not have acne but do believe strongly that oil production and SH are linked.



Vitamin B5 and Acne

If there is a deficiency of vitamin B5, the body may try to compensate by producing more oil and therefore lead to acne. A proper intake of vitamin B5 can decrease this excess oil content in the body. When vitamin B5-rich foods are added to the diet or a supplement taken, it can cause old acne to disappear. Vitamin B5 clears acne in adults and teens – from all over the body and face. Apart from reducing oil production, pore size is also reduced.

"Vitamin B5 medications

Doctors usually prescribe 5-10mg vitamin B5 to their patients if it is given as a separate drug. An excess can result in stomach problems, in which case the dosage will be reduced. These side effects can be reduced by combining vitamin B5 with L-carnitine. Since vitamin B5 decreases oil production, it can cause dry skin. Vitamin B5 must not be taken if you suffer from hemophilia for the time taken for bleeding to stop can increase."

There is much info out there suggesting pore size is reduced when taking B5
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AnnieR wrote:
Yes, I do the whole face and evens out the skin tone and also tones down my rosacea.

Hello I ve just been diagnosed by my dermatologist with SH. I have been reading online to see how to deal with it. I am 41. I have been looking around for someone who does SKin Classic near me, no luck yet. What is the IPL treatment? Is it standard for a dermatologist to perform on you? Do I ask for this? I don't know if its related, but my dermatologist put me on Adapalene (Differin) and Clindamycin topical lotions together. It was after using these, I either developed or noticed the small bumps. So after 2 months of that I returned to Dermatologist who said it was SH and I couldn't do much for it. He said there were procedures but high investment and not a lot of success. I went off those two lotions--figured I'd give my skin a break. That has been very discouraging. I have tried the Peppermint oil for one week. Not a huge difference.
I have just started the B5 (Pantothenic acid) supplements. With L-carnatine daily (taking Hemp's suggestions on this forum).
I am trying to see another dermatologist to get a second opinion. What kind of procedure should I ask for? If Skin Classic doesn't seem like an option near me?
Such a stressful thing to develop, especially because it feels like from many of the online forums it seems like nothing works consistently. Stress definitely plays a part in this--and yet part of the stress comes from the bumps themselves. Thanks for the encouraging conversations here..
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:36 am      Reply with quote
You can certainly request an IPL but not every doctor/derm does them. Not a standard in the treatment at all! Most derms zap them individually with a laser but I don't know what that is called.
You can find someone who does an IPL pretty easy. The strength of the zap is what matters though. A beauty-grade light zap wont get very deep or strong enough results.
Stress can aggravate them so meditation, yoga and any stress reducers are advised!
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:36 pm      Reply with quote
Thank you! This is frustrating as I try to find a doctor to for sure confirm that I have SH.
For IPL does that get rid of the sebum? I assume the doctors know what level of IPL is needed to remove the oil.
Is Skin Classic not a usual treatment? I have seen it referenced on here, but I can't find people close to me who do this.
How long do I need to leave for healing from these processes? (Like IPL or Skin Classic)
Do I trust an aesthetician to work on the SH or stick with a dermatologist? I have read about an Aesthetician near me who does do Skin Classic.

If I work to get on Accutane--do I also need to treat the bumps themselves via IPL?
Such a frustrating process, I know stress causes it, and then is only made worse by trying to find a way of addressing the issue over the summer, before I have to go start a new job in September (And can't take breaks).
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I will try and answer but in general for all of those it depends on who is doing the procedure (IPL). Everyone is different and every person who does it is as well.

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:23 am      Reply with quote
Hi everybody.
Thought I should post today as I have Been to see the skin classic guy today.
I went in their confident in my skin. He has been treating me for 3 years and with the naked eye he said he was amazed how improved and good my skin looked. That was the good news.
He uses a large magnifying glass and bright light to look at my skin which is a severe examination. The bad news is I still have them. Small and barely visible to the naked eye but there all the same.
It has been over a year since I last saw him and he has treated them all (approx 40 all told) but I must stress very small SH.
It has driven home to me that this condition is very much ongoing and it looks like I will be having this done every year forever or until I just don't care anymore.
I still believe I am doing all I can to minimize them so that they do not impact on my quality of life.
Because they were small the treated SH should heal in a week or so and then I will forget about them for another year.
I try not to get down about them now. It doesn't help to stress as we all know .
I do feel sad for people new to this thread because I have been there. You want answers but with SH it's not always what you want to here.
So to recap guys , once you have them they will not go away on there own. You have to get them removed some way and then keep them in check.
The only exception to this I understand is Accutane which is apparently a miracle cure as long as you are taking it.This obviously has it's own risks though and is very difficult to obtain, certainly here in the UK.
I hope people keep posting on this thread , there is great comfort to be had.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:28 am      Reply with quote
Hi everybody.
Thought I should post today as I have Been to see the skin classic guy today.
I went in their confident in my skin. He has been treating me for 3 years and with the naked eye he said he was amazed how improved and good my skin looked. That was the good news.
He uses a large magnifying glass and bright light to look at my skin which is a severe examination. The bad news is I still have them. Small and barely visible to the naked eye but there all the same.
It has been over a year since I last saw him and he has treated them all (approx 40 all told) but I must stress very small SH.I was told that without exception people always have a lot more of them than they think they have. They are there but not grown enough to be obvious.
It has driven home to me that this condition is very much ongoing and it looks like I will be having this done every year forever or until I just don't care anymore.
I still believe I am doing all I can to minimize them so that they do not impact on my quality of life.
Because they were small the treated SH should heal in a week or so and then I will forget about them for another year.
I try not to get down about them now. It doesn't help to stress as we all know .
I do feel sad for people new to this thread because I have been there. You want answers but with SH it's not always what you want to here.
So to recap guys , once you have them they will not go away on there own. You have to get them removed some way and then keep them in check.
The only exception to this I understand is Accutane which is apparently a miracle cure as long as you are taking it.This obviously has it's own risks though and is very difficult to obtain, certainly here in the UK.
I hope people keep posting on this thread , there is great comfort to be had.
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Sorry for posting twice. I added to the original post and then tried to delete it without success.
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Thank you Hemp for weighing in. The conversations here have been so helpful especially because you have all shared the emotional-stress journey of dealing with this. I assume I am dealing with this, although I have a lot of them, so we'll see. I am going to a place this week that does offer 1450 Diode laser for SH. I hope that I can have some sort of idea about how to address these quickly.
Has anyone found sunscreen that helps and doesn't make more? Or do you avoid the sun altogether?
I have been using Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne scrub with 2% salicyclic Acid 2 times a day.
And nothing else.
I had been using a Clean and Clear acne control moisturizer but I just feel like I am putting too much on my skin.
Some days I feel like I should be moisturizing, and others I think, I want to reduce the oil production.
Has anyone had real luck with Peppermint essential oil? I was mixing it with Vegetable Glycerin as the carrier oil. But as I read earlier by Hemp, it seems like I want to reduce oil production.
Thanks again, I have hope in the doctor's visit this week, hoping to get some direction.
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Let us know how it goes with the doc maria.
Peppermint oil didn't do anything for me but sting a lot I'm afraid.
As for the oil , there is no science behind it but oily skin is a very common trait with people who have SH , therefore it makes sense to reduce oil production if you can.
Don't lose hope though. If you could compare my skin today to what it was 3 years ago you would see a huge difference. Although I don't believe I will ever be free of them I am confident that I can keep them under control so that they are not noticeable.
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Did the laser remove the SH? Live in Palm Beach. Considering going to Dr. Gregory. 71 and still getting them. My whole life has revolved around my skin. I am depressed more than ever. Used electrocautery. No real improvement. Used Skin Classic. Came back.
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https://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/369144-aconmel-for-sebaceous-hyperplasia/

Has anyone else used Aconmel for SH?
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Sebaceous hyperplasia: systemic treatment with isotretinoin

Abstract: The study aimed to verify the therapeutic action of isotretinoin in the treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia. During two months, 20 patients with sebaceous hyperplasia took isotretinoin at a dosage of 1mg/kg per day. Their skin lesions were counted and photographed before and after treatment and re-evaluated two years later. The average number of sebaceous hyperplasia lesions before treatment was 24 per patient. At the end of two months of therapy, the number of lesions decreased to 2 per patient. The statistically analyzed data showed a reduction in the number of lesions following isotretinoin use (p < 0.05). Two years after the end of the treatment, the average number of sebaceous hyperplasia lesions was 4 per patient. There were no severe side effects. Thus, the data analysis suggests that isotretinoin is a safe and effective drug for treating the disease under study.

Full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4371670/[b]
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Osmosis is suggesting that a strain of candida causes sebaceous hyperplasia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adj5Dqvxzzk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9WC6WVyvUc&feature=youtu.be
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I have never even heard of Aconmel. Thats interesting! Is it over the counter or a RX?
I have tried taken candida cleanse but it didn't seem to make a difference, but I wasn't paying attention to the SH.

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I've never heard of it either, Annie. If you do happen to find out more about it, please let us know. Smile
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