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I Look Ugly Because Of My Cystic Acne And I Hate It
See dermatolgist: Accutane is a relaible treatment which works for the worst cases of cystic acne. It needs to be prescribed by a dermatologist registered to use accutane. You may respond to laser .The response can becas quick as 2-3 weeks. If laser is not for you or not effective enough Accutane can work well forvsever cases although on occasion it amy need to be repeated in about a year for a milder case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. There is often a genetic predisposition to cystic acne. Treatment usually requires systemic medication including oral isotretinoin, and should be started early, before ...Read more
Accutane: Nothing less will work. It is not pleasant and it has some risks. You owe it to yourself to ask a dermatologist whether this is right for you. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Have you been evaluated by a dermatologist? If not consider seeing one for eval and treatment. ...Read more
This is serious: True cystic acne always requires systemic prescription Rx and usually requires isotretinoin. Get with your physician and ignore anything folks tell you about diet, hygiene, lifestyle, or "pop" / "natural" cures. You'll probably be offered isotretinoin. It is not pleasant and not for sissies. You're read the scare stories, but the medication is a life-saver. It's your choice. ...Read more
Forgive muy franknes: You are doing yourself, and those who care about you, a grave disservice if you do not accept evidence-based, 21st century treatment. Cystic acne usually requires isotretinoin. It is not for the faint-hearted, but is preferable to a life with facial scars to remind you and everyone else that you declined effective treatment. ...Read more
Please help me! i'm 19 years old having major issues with moderately severe cystic acne! what can I do to change the way i look! i'm ashamed?
Emotionally Prepared: Hello, The first thing I'd like to share with you is that chronic acne is very difficult and stubborn. Now knowing this, you can have the perfect attitude to take on this beast in a similar way that people take on obesity. No quick fix, but always fixable with the right strategic planning and approach. My recommendation is to find someone you deeply trust to get you from point A to point B. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne started for me at 17, by 18 my face was sore from cystic acne. Its cleared up since, but still get deep nodule acne. Should i look into accutane?
See a dermatologist.: You should look into seeing a dermatologist and getting an opinion from an expert. ...Read more
Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and should be treated by a dermatologist. Severe, disfiguring forms of acne can require years of treatment and may experience one or more treatment failures. However, almost every case of acne can be successfully treated. There is no one medication. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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