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I am struggling to remain optimistic about controlling my acne. Since I can remember I've always had some form of acne, but as of two years ago I started getting cystic acne along my cheeks which left me with a considerable amount of scarring (both hyper pigmentation and indentations). For the most part, I was not developing these painful cysts along my cheeks anymore which made me feel hopeful. Fast forward to about a week ago and I have cysts on both cheeks yet again. I try my best to be gentle on that area when washing my face to avoid irritating it more, but it seems just using warm water has caused one of my cysts to pop. I feel inclined to not care sometimes because I just feel like I have all this scarring anyways so what's one more to add to my collection? I really hate how acne seems to dictate my confidence or lack there of. I don't think I am nearly as approachable as I could be if I didn't have this crap on my face. It's frustrating to think I am allowing this to keep me from feeling comfortable around others and that I feel the need to act so insecure because of it. I just started Lo-loestren about 2 weeks ago along with Bactrim and will also be starting Spiro pretty soon. I really hope these breakouts I'm having are just my body getting used to the medication, but it's so incredibly frustrating at my age to be what seems like the only person in a crowd to have this problem.

My dermatologist recommended I try going on Spironolactone for my adult cystic acne but she said I need to go on birth control first. For any of the ladies that have been on this medication before, did you have to go on birth control beforehand? I know for Accutane you do, but I'm a little surprised it's needed for this medication cause from what I understood it's supposed to treat blood pressure.

Rolling Scars

Was wondering if anyone has had any success in reducing their scarring with any sort of facial peels and if so what kind. I have been dealing with rolling scars on my cheeks for about 2 years and have been looking into possibly getting some type of laser treatment or subcision in the future but am wondering if there are some less expensive alternatives to try in the meantime. I'm not really sure how I feel about subcision as it seems rather invasive but from what I've read so far it seems to be one of the better options in reducing rolling scars. For those of you that have had any of these procedures, any thoughts?

Hi everyone, I recently joined to see what type of feedback I can get from those of you who have already had some type of scar treatment done and what your experience was like. About my scarring: On both cheeks- I am not sure what the exact classification would be but based on my own research they seem to be predominantly rolling scars ( appear more prominent under certain lighting and unnoticeable in other). My acne is still curently being treated with antibiotics and topical creams but it is under control for the most part now. Any recommendations, past experiences (pos/neg) is much appreciated. Thanks!

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