Just wanted to share my experience with my dermatologist today. I finally convinced myself after struggling with acne since my teenage years that I should go see a specialist about it (i'm now 29years old). The consultation started off with a quick background check of my health and lifestyle. He then proceeded onto examining my acne with his "goggles". After that, he gave me a run down on how acne starts off with oil build up in pores and as it gets infected it grows larger. He then concludes that I basically have two choices, to either go on antibiotics or roaccutane and explains the side effects.
I have to say I was left quite disappointed and everything he told me I basically already knew from being on this forum for the past 2 years. I have always been an advocate for a dietary/holistic approach but just this once, I'm going to throw in the towel and give a course of antibiotics a go.
Just an advice for those that are visiting a dermatologist for the first time, prepare a list of questions before you go in. My first experience felt kinda rushed and I didn't think I got much value out of it.