A little about myself: 20, male, attending Rutgers in New Brunswick. I am from New Jersey. I had acne since I was about 13. I tried a handful of products. I was on minocycline for just about 3 years, but that would only keep me 80% clear at best. Tried using benozyl peroxide face wash, benozyl peroxide cream / gel, differin, and doxcycline. Without any treatment, I get moderate to severe cystic acne.
I am going to get laser acne treatment. The Doctor I will be seeing is Dr. Bernstein of www.dermguy.com. Due to the possibility of flare-ups, he said I have to go on an antibiotic again. He also recommended in his professional opinion to save me a few thousand that I go on accutane, but I told him I was against that, and hence, why I was here for laser acne treatment.
I am now on sodium sulfacetamide, retin-A, and minocycline 100mg 2x daily.