update, if anyone's interested
my face really has improved quite a bit from its "hideous" state, thank the Lord. all the pustules/lesions/rashiness, etc. have healed. I just hope that too much damage was not done. I'm using the MUAC toner (still liking this), metrogel (I got my doc to change my rx from the cream to the gel), spot treating only w/DY's 2% BHA, and am sometimes spot treating w/BP over the metrogel. After I put my makeup on in the a.m., I almost look decent!
xcptnl -- when is your derm appt.?