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A 22-year-old female asked:

I hv nodular cystic acne. n its very painful and hard. can i go for laser therapy now. d breakouts are very much active. n please suggest name of therapy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: If you have not been offered a trial of isotretinoin, please get with your physician now and ask about this. It is not for the faint-hearted and there are risks, but most people who have needed it are glad. You also want an endocrine evaluation, and you may consider the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you. Laser isn't a magic answer.

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Last updated Jan 9, 2014

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