I live in England but I'm sure the process is the same sort of thing.
You can make the appointment yourself if you want, or you can get your dad to do it, i'm 16 myself and being the lazy pearson I am, I got my parents to make an appointment for me over the phone, why don't you just pop into the place and ask if you can make an appointment?
When I first went to the docs to try a different round, as well as using the regimen here on acne.org, he prescribed me a course of antibiotics, I went through a lot of different stuff, and only one really worked, oxytetricyclin (excuse my spelling, spell checker isnt working!) he basically just tried me on different pills, he offered I try an antibacterial 5% strength BP cream, which I immedinatly said no to, always remember you don;t have to do what he/she says if you don;t want too.
Going to the docs should be easy and hassle free, give it a go and see what he/she offers!
(Make sure you try antibiotics first, I don't like the topical stuff they offer)
All the best!
Thanks so much for the input Kyle!
Okay, that's probably my best bet.
I think I'll swing over to the doctor tomorrow and ask to set up an appointment. Acne gets to a point where if nothing is working, it's best to take it to a professional. The fact that I - and you - are still adolescences is probably a huge factor in our acne.
You think just like me, actually. I'm very... iffy about topicals, and the fact that I've tried many different BP treatments and know what BP does to my skin (extreme drying basically everywhere; flakes and acne is not a nice combination) I'd most likely refuse any topical creams the dermatologist would suggest.
In fact, it's sort of a relief to know that you can turn down certain treatments dermatologists want you to try.
Antibiotics would be ideal, because I've read up a lot about them and the overall outcome seems nice. Of course, there are many different kinds, and like you, I might have to go through multiple antibiotics before I find one that helps.
Thank you again! I really appreciate it!