Hi, I am new to this forum but I'm hoping it can help me out. I live in Connecticut. I'm 22 yrs old in college and I have had consistent acne since I was 16 years old (6 years now). I have seen dermatologists when I was younger but haven't in the past 3 years. My acne fluctuates from mild/moderate/ to severe and right now its getting to severe for no apparent reason. Over the past 6 years my clear skin has progressively become damaged looking, my pores are large, my skin is oily and red, and my scars continue to get worse. I Have literally tired everything you can possibly think of in the past 6 years. (diets, topical antibiotics, Retin-A creams, oral anitbiotics, Skin B-5, tee tree oil remedies, rosacea sulfur meds, sysilic acid, benzyl peroxide, and even accutane when I was 18-19). Out of all these meds accutane seems to work the best but obviously comes with the sides and unknown longterm effects on the rest of the body. The acne is getting really really annoying and its starting to ruin my life, self-esteem, confidence, girls, grades, social life at age 22 when I'm surrounded in college with beautiful women with Crystal clear skin.
So enough with my awesome skin, can anyone help me find a really good Doctor who specializes with chronic acne (most likely hormonal/genetic), scars, and or prescribes accutane? Every single doctor I have been to in my area seems to not have a clue on what is wrong with my skin, its quite clear antibiotics and other topical meds only make my skin worse...I may need to find an endocrinologist who specializes in skin conditions but no sites/search engines online seem to have anything like this in Ct. If anyone knows of any top skin specialists for Acne please let me know! I'm in Connecticut but I'm willing to Drive outstate as long as its not too far ie..cali fl canda mexico..