Were You a Happy Kid??

The pursuit of happiness is one of my life’s mission. I hope this video helps you find your mission in life.
-Dr. Neal

See one, gain hope, get inactivated. Then make one, and give hope.
(That’s the movement of The Acne Practice)

©2013 “Were You a Happy Kid??” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

4 Responses to “Were You a Happy Kid??”

  1. CR Says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing something so personal!

  2. Kay Says:

    I am a 30 yr old female with horrible acne, only thing that helped in the past for the most part was ortho tri cyclin. I recently experimented with my diet and found that my face starts to clear up when I very strictly cut out carbs and sugar. Eating that way though makes me feel really sick. Eating that way also makes me even more sensitive to sugar, and eating even a nectarine made me feel awful. Like, faint, dizzy, icky and nausciated. What should I do? What kind of doctor should I see?

  3. admin Says:


    I can help you if you decide to join this comprehensive acne bootcamp.
    See the home page gallery to see what is possible for you.
    When ready, the Get Started Here tab on the home page will guide you to the program.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  4. tammy Says:

    I am almost 44 years old and I have suffered with acne for more than twenty years. I did not have acne when I was a teenager, but rather I developed acne in my early twenties while I was away at university. I have seen more specialists than I can remember, some wonderfully sensitive others not. I have taken tetracycline, doxycycline, multiple (escalating) doses of accutane, aldactone, tri-cyclen, diane, steva A, retin A, cellex-C, topical sulfacetamide & etc. I have had microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing (very painful), PDT and blue light therapy. I lost my joy in my twenties, but I did regain it temporarily in my thirties. My acne inexplicably cleared up while I was gestating and caring for my four kids. Suddenly (about 11 months ago) my acne flared up and quickly I returned to that sad, dark place that I had almost forgotten. I lived in that place for many years as a young woman and so it feels familiar now that I am here again. My morbid fear of mirrors, sunshine and cameras has returned. My kids are sad. They bring my tea and make me cards. They kiss my face and constantly remind me that I am loved, but I can’t stop crying. I’ve been here before and I’m scared. My husband feels helpless and sometimes angry. He has been my constant companion since we were both only 17 years old. He knows me, but he can’t help me.

    I feel strongly that consistent oversight is missing from the process of treatment for chronic acne sufferers. I live in Canada where I am lucky to have universal healthcare. However, universal healthcare means that specialists take months to see and they cannot be seen regularly. This is not the fault of the doctors, they have ridiculously long waiting lists and many of their colleagues have fled the public system for private “cosmetic” practices which further compounds the problem. As a chronic sufferer, it is heartening to have found your practice. I want to rejoin my life. I love my family and friends and I miss them terribly…

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