I think it is best that you should see a dermatologist regarding your acne instead before trying out anything else on here. A consultation session should be around $75-$200 and it is usually covered or co-paid by your health insurance. Remember, it is our skin and any money in that is an investment because it'll last us for a long long time.
Do tell your parents! It is something that they SHOULD know of, especially if you are conscious of it.
The dermatologist might recommend treatments like hormone therapy, Retin-A or Accutane; please please please (that's three times), FOLLOW their instructions down to the letter because it is crucial.
If the dermatologist recommends a topical product, DO NOT be too eager to use it too often and DO NOT have too high an expectation. Topicals are usually safer and more effective when used slowly, and they work over longer periods of time; again, always follow their instructions closely.
Laser treatments are your last resort, do not ever ever consider it as your first option because they are not often quick fixes. If the dermatologist recommends laser, always get a second opinion from another dermatologist instead, just to be sure.
Don't try derma-rolling or use topical creams in vain because it will potentially traumatize your skin! My skin was very dry and dead until I slowed down with the things I use on it to let it recover and regain balance.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
Edited by NUman, 07 August 2013 - 12:01 AM.