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Do You Use Prescription Beauty Products?

Last week, I had one major case of sticker shock when I went to fill my prescription for a facial cream. "Do you still want it? It's $200," said the aide at the register. Two hundred Benjamins even with insurance? Yikes. Luckily, I was able to have my doctor call in a generic equivalent.

Whether you have a prescription for an antidandruff shampoo, a medicated facial cleanser, antibiotics for acne, or even the eyelash-enhancing Latisse, do you get some of your beauty-related products from the pharmacist?

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fashionista119 fashionista119 7 years
Yes, for Acne Treatment. I'm 28 and I've been battling Adult Acne on and off for the last few years. The last 8 months or so were particularly bad though. It was devastating to my self esteem and I finally gave up on trying every OTC product out there, and went to a Derm. I wish I hadn't waited so long! I have been using a combo of Differin Gel, Clindamycin Topical Antibiotic and Doxycycline Oral Antibiotics for a month and have seen an incredible improvement in my skin. My Acne is drastically improved (at this point, it's almost gone) and since Differin is a Retinoid, my skin is so smooth and GLOWS! I had a few little laugh lines that were starting to appear and they are GONE. It's awesome.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I use amlactin lotion on my hands and feet since they peel so bad year round. I don't remember it being too expensive although a bottle lasts me a long time and I can't remember the price.
askamanda askamanda 7 years
There are a number of products available that will improve acne, it is important to find a cleanser that is non irritating. Products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid if used in large amounts and too frequently will cause increased dryness. Neutrogena is the best option as far as Over the Counter product. What product do you currently use?
biarose biarose 7 years
It's not really a 'beauty product'.
biarose biarose 7 years
Just for acne but I try to use as little as possible.
askamanda askamanda 7 years
Prescription products to improve the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, acne, and other dermatology conditions can be expensive. The first step is to ask your physician or nurse if samples are available, many pharmaceutical companies also have patient assistant programs available. Often the generic medication does not work as well as the brand. An individual also needs to call each pharmacy and check the price; Walgreen's is often $25 to $30 higher for a prescription. Lastly, it is important to know how to appropriately use a product. I participated in an experiment for Latisse; it is less costly to have a prescription filled at Wal-Mart than it is to purchase at the physicians office. Latisse is to be used after washing your eye make up off, and a thin line is painted on the upper lashes, the side effect that is most common is irritation and itching. My eye lashes grew significantly, and also appeared to be much thicker, I only used Latisse three times weekly. I have used the same bottle for more than 8 weeks. The benefit satisfies me and I have saved money; the price ranges, approximate cost is $90-$150 per month when you can use less and achieve the same result. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or comments about any product or treatment. Amanda Schmicker, LPN, MBA
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
Wow. I'm shocked at the number of prescription beauty product users!!
jvanlohn jvanlohn 7 years
I used to.. I had terrible acne and was on medications for years.. now I don't need the hardcore stuff anymore. A friend of mine and I both have to use steroids for our skin because we break out with dry patches as a form of allergies...
Allytta Allytta 7 years
no, even though here in UK you only pay a fixed rate of £7.50 for any kind of prescription. Whether it's AIDS medication or anti-dandruff shampoo. what cream was that? i do use my pill as a beauty product on some part, it helps with my skin. and that's free, no prescription rate :)
tallkell tallkell 7 years
I have really bad dandruff so I have a prescription for anti-fungal shampoo. Even then, the dandruff doesn't go away completely, but it is much better.
pamelafroese pamelafroese 7 years
absolutely! i use RX pills & cream for cold sores - the over the counter stuff costs $20 for a small vial of cream and does virtually nothing. to all sufferers of cold sores, talk to your derm or ENT about your options! no one should suffer this beauty blight!
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