Why do you have to be so pessimistic and brutally honest? Why do all skin doctors have to be so negative? And this isn't the first time too. A few others have either commented the same thing or even worse, that I can't do much to improve anything. I come to you with hopes of medical help and you throw it out the door. It's like an oncologist telling you that your cancer was incurable so you should just curl up and die within 3 months. Even if things seem so bleak or even terminal, I think as a doctor, it is your responsibility to try as many alternatives before telling the patient to throw in the towel. Ok, forget I said that, you should NEVER tell your patient to throw in the towel, but keep searching and trying until you can possibly find something that can help. Even terminal cancer patients can recover and live on, why have to be so negative about pimple scars? Ok, my case might not be as terminal as someone suffering ffrom cancer, but this matters A LOT to me. Even if you don't wanna raise my expectations and risk being called
Nevertheless, I'm going to give him a chance. He told me to follow up within a month so that's what I'll do. He hasn't prescribed any oral medication yet, but I guess this would depend on the results in a month's time. I told him I've had this problem since I was a teenager, and he concluded that my problem stems from hormonal issues, which I've always suspected. Sometimes, I feel that the doctors might be beating around the bush. If my problem stems from internal hormonal issues, why not give me something that will help me from within? Could it be that the oral medication might have some side effects? I don't know. All I know is I have to trust what he's doing. I can always move on if what he's doing isn't helping. Hope something works.