I actually went to the dermatologists who invented Proactive. They were in Fremont, California at the time. (around 1990) Proactive was so new it wasn't on any infomercials yet.
I saw Dr. Rodan. She was very nice. I have to say the product Proactive didn't work for my acne, though.
After much trial and error, I discovered that high concentrations of sugar and fat combined...like in ice cream, M & M's, cookies, cakes, etc. causes my skin to break out in big lumps and smaller pimples. Since I cut these things way down in my diet, my skin is much better. I also started using the makeup by Bare Minerals and their skin creams. (QVC.com) It made a HUGE difference for my skin.
By the way, a dermatologist I saw after Dr. Rodan wanted to put me on Accutane. I said, no way because of the risk of birth deformations!!
Hope your skin clears up soon!
at 1:35 AM on Feb. 22, 2009