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A 37-year-old member asked:

Tell me how to get rid of cystic acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Derm consult: For deep cystic acne, the best is still the somewhat dangerous and unpleasant group of vitamin a derivatives ("accutane" family) that only dermatologists can prescribe. Good luck.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I use to get rid of and prevent acne and cystic acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Serious Rx: Cystic acne requires heavy-duty scientific treatment, often Isotretinoin that only a dermatologist can give. If you are responsible for the emotional and physical health of a teen with cystic acne, and you neglect this, it will be a source of lifetime regret / resentment. There's no lifestyle or home remedy that will touch it. Please do the right thing.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best solution to get rid of cystic acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Second opinion: If Isotretinoin has failed, it's possible you have one of the mimics rather than classic acne, especially at your age. I also trust you do not have sapho syndrome. Please get with a skin specialist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of scars from nodular cystic acne?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Hard to get rid of: Acne scars are difficult to clear and rarely do you clear them all. A good outcome is a 50% reduction the lasers used are fractional co2, profractional, erbium resurfacing lasers and less invasive dermal rollers. Deep peels canhelp but must be done by a well trained physician
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Last updated Dec 7, 2012

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