If anyone is looking to treat their acne without oral antibiotics, I encourage you to read on and visit Dr. Neal Schwartz's acne practice online.
I've been with the acne practice for a good few months now and just wanted to share my experience with everyone. Before I found Dr. Neal and the acne bootcamp, I was dealing with severe, cystic acne. I never got a break from the constant bumps, cysts, redness, scarring, etc that would completely cover my face. At one point I had cysts all over the left hand side of my face. I tried very many over the counter products, 3 dermatologists, and tried prescription creams, blue light therapy, peels, masks, microdermabrasion, and oral medications. Either my skin/body did not react well to the products, or they did nothing to help... It got to the point where my dermatologists told me that if I don't take oral antibiotics, I will never get better. My body is sensitive and could not tolerate any of the prescriptions of their choice. That's where the feelings of hopelessness set in. I was suffering from acne for 10 years already. That meant 10 years of constant bumps, 10 years of redness, 10 years of scarring, and even worse, 10 years of people staring at your skin, wondering if I'm doing anything to try to treat it, wondering where it all came from, trying to give advice, commenting, staring, etc. Forgetting about what other people thought of the way I looked, even I couldn't face the mirror. I would seriously turn my face whenever I came near a mirror. I would shy away from seeing people, felt self conscious, etc... That was my life for 10 years. The prime years of my life. I went to one last dermatologist who seemed promising and he again told me that oral antibiotics was my only option. I literally left the office in tears.
That's where one door closed and another opened.
I couldn't stand being let down anymore and and decided to go online to try to find my own solution. That's when I came across Dr. Neal and the acne practice. Having lived through the battle himself, he knew what I was going through, and was confident that he can treat me without oral antibiotics. I hopped on board and he did not disappoint. From day 1 I kept seeing gradual progress. I had some setbacks, but Dr. Neal helped me get through them. Now, I'm a few months in and went from over 700 bumps to 90. A complete and total transformation. My skin looks healthy, and I look like a person again. People are always complimenting me on how nice I look, etc. No more stares, no more comments. Only compliments. For the first time in 10 years I feel ready to face the world again. I can finally wake up and smile at my reflection. I'm not perfect yet, but I'm almost there. Dr. Neal truly delivers. He understands how traumatic this condition is and I feel that only someone who has already lived through this condition can truly understand the battle. He's been through it all and came up with a system that works. He has an online system that starts when you order and receive your products. You'll choose a kit for your skin type (or a custom kit can be requested!) and then you'll enter into his online responsive program. You will log on every single day and let Dr. Neal know how you're doing. You'll submit your progress online and if you specified that you were concerned, the online robot will help identify your problem and will then show you a video of Dr. Neal himself explaining how to get past this specific concern. Dr. Neal expects you to participate daily. If you are concerned and the videos do not help, he encourages you to email him. He responds to all emails within 1-3 days. If still concerned, he is available via the phone as well. This is a no-fail program.
Dr. Neal is there to encourage you when you feel hopeless, he helps get you back on track, and will then celebrate together with you when you succeed. He was my last hope, and he did not disappoint. I'm forever grateful. He's the most devoted doctor I have ever seen. He is a doctor that will seriously stand by your side until you fully recover. He gave me my true skin back and essentially my true self.