I had acne as a teen that I was able to treat by using the birth control pill Yaz. My skin was kept under control with a rare pimple or two around my menstrual cycle and right after I turned 25, painful acne developed around my cheeks. Some are superficial, but some are cystic and no amount of washing/exfoliating/toner/spot treatments are doing anything to subdue or even heal the breakouts. What should I do?
25 yr old female, over the past 4 months painful, cystic acne has suddenly developed around my cheeks. What should I do? (photo)
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Painful cystic acne
Most likely a dermatologist will recommend Accutane. If you decide not to do this, I would use lasers and chemical peels to treat this. Oral antibiotics will help as well.
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