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#344 - 03/14/01 03:20 PM whats a PDS
krossi Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 1
Loc: wilbraham,ma usa
The woman who runs this site listed in her bio that she went off accutaine and is now using PDS. What's that??? I use accutain and it has changed my life , but I always worry about side effects....

#345 - 03/15/01 04:34 PM Re: whats a PDS
Laura Phillips Offline


Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 12
Loc: Detroit, MI
Hi Krossi,

PDS is just the name brand of a proprietary concoction of alpha hydroxy acids (it stands for "Problem Dry Skin"--but it was made with ichthyosis specifically in mind). It's available OTC, no prescription needed. It's made by a company called NeoStrata. They have their own webpage with info about it:

As far as I know, the only way to purchase PDS is to purchase directly from NeoStrata.

Hope that helps,


[This message has been edited by Laura Phillips (edited March 15, 2001).]


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