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The Never Ending Battle

I am struggling to remain optimistic about controlling my acne. Since I can remember I've always had some form of acne, but as of two years ago I started getting cystic acne along my cheeks which left me with a considerable amount of scarring (both hyper pigmentation and indentations). For the most part, I was not developing these painful cysts along my cheeks anymore which made me feel hopeful. Fast forward to about a week ago and I have cysts on both cheeks yet again. I try my best to be gentl

Spironolactone/ Birth Control

My dermatologist recommended I try going on Spironolactone for my adult cystic acne but she said I need to go on birth control first. For any of the ladies that have been on this medication before, did you have to go on birth control beforehand? I know for Accutane you do, but I'm a little surprised it's needed for this medication cause from what I understood it's supposed to treat blood pressure.

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Rolling Scars

Was wondering if anyone has had any success in reducing their scarring with any sort of facial peels and if so what kind. I have been dealing with rolling scars on my cheeks for about 2 years and have been looking into possibly getting some type of laser treatment or subcision in the future but am wondering if there are some less expensive alternatives to try in the meantime. I'm not really sure how I feel about subcision as it seems rather invasive but from what I've read so far it seems to be

Acne Scar Removal

Hi everyone, I recently joined acne.org to see what type of feedback I can get from those of you who have already had some type of scar treatment done and what your experience was like. About my scarring: On both cheeks- I am not sure what the exact classification would be but based on my own research they seem to be predominantly rolling scars ( appear more prominent under certain lighting and unnoticeable in other). My acne is still curently being treated with antibiotics and topical creams bu
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