I'm 18 and a male. I saw the dermatologist and he looked at my skin on my face and said 80% of it's superficial and on the skin, the rest are cysts. He prescribed me a cetaphil cleanser, vitamin a cream for the treatment and antibiotics to keep the acne un-inflamed.
He said that won't clear my cysts though and for that I need to come back in 4 months and see how well my acne is going and he might give me roaccutane for my cysts.
I am literally so anxious, depressed and lost. I feel as if now that the only way to be 100% clear skin is if I take accutane. And I am extremely nervous that I will get deadly or permanent side effects.
I want to know is there any other thing the dermatologist can prescribe me or do later on for my cysts? or is accutane the way to go? And if you take accutane do most people only have to take 1 course? or do most people have to again?
Should I see how the cleanser and vitamin a cream with the anitbiotics go? could they in fact clear my cystic acne as well?
He said benzoyle peroxide creams wont work because it's beyond that.
And in regards to the antibiotics I've heard it can make your acne really bad and cause other things so do they make your acne worse or cause acne after you finish your dose?, I have no fricken idea what to do
Edited by Jekester, 25 June 2013 - 09:55 PM.