So I've been washing my face with Walgreen's Gentle Skin Cleanser then using Clean & Clear 2.5% BP then Walgreens Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream for the past month waiting for my derm appointment. It has helped a lot, but not completely, which I didn't expect. Anyways I went to the dermatologist for the first time. He said I have a lot of acne that is cystic and severe and that it's too bad to treat with topicals. So I'm going on Accutane next month because I need to be on birth control for a month first. So he prescribed me Trinessa(birth control). He also prescribes me Minocycline(antibiotic) to tame my acne until I start Accutane. I'm a little nervous about all the bad reviews I've read on Accutane, but he said all of his patients have had good results with it and blah blah blah. So I'll go along with it. I haven't started the BC yet but I have started the Minocycline so I'll update you if anything changes.
P.S. I'm continuing to wash my face with Walgreen's Gentle Skin Cleanser for now but am discontinuing the BP and Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream from my regime until further notice.