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What is thought to be the best solution for horrible, scarring acne in young adult that seems to defy many OTC and prescription meds?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cystic acne

Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies.
Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to leave scars. As a result, your doctor may give you oral antibiotics sooner to start the healing process. Other forms of therapy include oral Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication.

In brief: Cystic acne

Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies.
Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to leave scars. As a result, your doctor may give you oral antibiotics sooner to start the healing process. Other forms of therapy include oral Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Accutane BUT many

Side effects including severe birth defects.
Wonder drug if used properly.

In brief: Accutane BUT many

Side effects including severe birth defects.
Wonder drug if used properly.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple treatments

There are several treatments for severe acne.
There are now laser and light based treatments as well as Retin-A and finally for severe cystic acne Accutane may be prescribed. Consult a dermatologist.

In brief: Multiple treatments

There are several treatments for severe acne.
There are now laser and light based treatments as well as Retin-A and finally for severe cystic acne Accutane may be prescribed. Consult a dermatologist.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Combo therapy

Unfortunately it may take several different medications combined with ski care to control this including accurate, spirolactone, antibiotics, etc.

In brief: Combo therapy

Unfortunately it may take several different medications combined with ski care to control this including accurate, spirolactone, antibiotics, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dermatolgist consult

You definitely need to see a dermatologist who sees a lot of acne.
You probably will need multiple therapies. Without seeing you and knowing what you have tried it's hard to say. Oral and/or topical antibiotics and Accutane are good options. Good luck!

In brief: Dermatolgist consult

You definitely need to see a dermatologist who sees a lot of acne.
You probably will need multiple therapies. Without seeing you and knowing what you have tried it's hard to say. Oral and/or topical antibiotics and Accutane are good options. Good luck!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Accutane

Often, this can be a "miracle drug.
" there can be serious side effects, however, so go slowly and get lots of information.

In brief: Accutane

Often, this can be a "miracle drug.
" there can be serious side effects, however, so go slowly and get lots of information.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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