Hormonal acne getting worse. Should I see a derm? (Photo)

I am 32. I've suffered from acne since I was 18. It got kind of better with contraceptives but now 7 months after giving birth it seems worse than ever. I read spiro works so I have been taking 50mg daily for the past 2 months or so, and it looks terrible and feels awful too. Should I see a derm? Continue contraceptives? Keep spiro? Please help.

Doctor Answers 1

Severe acne, needs professional help

This acne is fairly significant and needs the professionals. I'd seek out a skin specialist. I'd start you on Retin A, and laser treatments. Maybe add chemical peels. Some might want to put you on Accutane but that has its side effects. Don't treat this on your own anymore. 


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