Hi Dr's! I am 18 years old and have suffered with hormonal acne since I was 14. I constantly have painful flare ups around my chin area, but very rarely anywhere else. Last year I went on accutane for four months and I stayed clear until 6-7 months ago. I'm going to see a new dermatologist next week but would still like some opinions on my skin. While on accutane I developed cyst on my ovary so decided to stop and have only had periods once every 3-4 months since.
It sounds as if you have hormonal acne which is best treated with either an oral contraceptive or Spirinolactone. I suggest you get a formal consultation with a board certified dermatologist to evaluate your hormones and the best treatment. Best, Dr. Green
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