My question is: Have I moved from cysts on to the scarring phase of acne?
I have noticed that I haven't been forming many new cysts, and if I do, they are very small and actually go away quite easily. I have quite oily skin so I try and stay away from any moisturizers that aren't oil free. As for my regimen, I use only cetaphil cleanser twice a day followed by cetaphil moisturizer. I've had the scars (or what they appear to be from doing research on this site) for around 3 months I would say. I have been to an esthetician that has done some peels and has concluded that I am in the scarring stage and am experiencing "hyper pigmentation". My scarring does definitely seem to be more pronounced in the sun, in my low lighting mirror it seems to be quite mild and not too pronounced. By low lighting I mean not UV. So basically I would just like some opinions from the people on the forum. On what you believe to still be cysts or scarring? And how severe is this scarring?
As for seeing a dermatologist, I saw one YEARS ago when I first noticed my acne and they prescribed tazorac? I obviously do not use this anymore as I saw my acne get worse over the years. Should I see one for this scarring? Thank you everyone. I've really seen some sincere support from others suffering from acne on this site and I'd greatly appreciate all opinions.