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  1. Hi everyone, I need your advice. Back in February, I got a cystic spot on my forehead. It became inflamed, I squeezed when I shouldn't have, and it scabbed over and 'healed'. Only that its healing isn't like other spots, which have gone away. The skin is thicker where it is, and the cyst appears to remain there. Because of that, every few months I get frustrated with it, I pick the skin, it peels off, the cyst becomes inflamed again, I think this time it will heal properly and go away,
  2. I'm so sorry to hear that. The only thing I can think of is trying out over the counter products with retinol in them, like Paula's Choice. You could also add salicylic acid to your regime (Paula's choice does a good one). I also found advice from the blog skin and tonics very useful - you don't have to use everything she uses, but I found that changing my facewash to her recommendations helped. Good luck!
  3. Thanks for your reply. I should have mentioned that I'm already on spironolactone and yasmin. The spiro dose is only 50mg per day though, so I don't think it's having any effect. The only way I can get the dose upped, which the dermatologist recommended, is by seeing the endocrinologist but there's a long wait for that. Topically, I'm on a tretinoin and erythromycin. I definitely want to go to another derm, but I'm in the UK and it's the disadvantage of having free medical care - you can't c
  4. Hi everyone, I'm a 28 year old female with cystic acne. I just saw a dermatologist today, after a really long wait. I'm pretty disappointed by the visit because she only saw me for five minutes, refused to look at my skin because I was wearing make up (told me not to wear make up next time) and told me to stop picking my skin even though I don't pick, the cystic acne is causing the scars. She prescribed me antibiotics, even though I've taken them in the past and my acne always returned a