I don't really expect much help, I'm sure a lot of people are in the same boat as me... but here it goes. Like a year and a half ago, a little more, I had a completely clear back with very occasional acne, but my face has always been a problem for me. I have followed Dan's regimen RELIGIOUSLY on my face for the last 6 years of my life. Buying his products, and using them as intended. My face would be in the same predicament as my back had I not done this, but my face is basically clear and smooth I am very happy and thankful for the results.
Then a year and a half ago I got a dirty job where i sweat a lot and I had bad hygiene because I felt it more important to sleep after work than shower. My back BLEW UP, it got disgusting. I couldn't lay on my back, there was clusters of CYSTS all together with eachother, rampant infection, bleeding everywhere, ruining all my clothes ruining my sheets, I couldn't even lift my arms up out of sheer pain and for fear of having more bleeding and ripping scabs off. I was about as bad as it gets I'm thinking, I was ready to commit suicide how bad it was. I got prescribed accutane and decided it wasn't for me, a family history of colitis and too many unexplained side effects from it, so I didn't take it.
I decided I would give the regimen a fair shot at fixing my back acne, what did I have to lose? So for the last year and a half straight i have applied the regimen with a healthy amount of AHA on my back every single night. To my surprise it completely cleared my breakouts and I no longer get ANY new acne on my back. Red marks faded and I don't feel as horrible about my back anymore. But heres where I stand now, I have all these red marks and i know they will fade and there isnt much I can do except what I am doing, but there seems to also be areas that are still infected, possibly puss under the surface? They won't come to a head, its like the cysts are sitting there staying dormant and red and angry but not painful. They refuse to go away, I run my fingers across my back and there are areas I can tell have something underneath them, I feel like this should not be as I have had a "clear" back for well over 6 months...
I am not sure what to do about these areas that seem still infected. Am I going to be forced to take antibiotics for a year or something to attack them from the inside? The redness and angryness of them will not go away no matter what I do - its not average hyperpigmentation they are straight up still a cyst - a dormant cyst. ANYONE HELP ME??? Will it go away in time?