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Posted by James on September 10, 1999 at 09:19:58:

Dr. Stoll,

I am 22 years old and have had acne for 8 years now. About 3 years ago, it seemed to go from regular whiteheads to cysts. Mainly in the chin area and a few sporadic ones in the forehead. I have tried Tetracycline, Retin-A, and every other topical and oral antibiotic available. I see a dermatologist once a month and he advised Accutane (40 mg) about 6 months ago. I went on it and did not see any resuls first few months, though the doctor said he did. I went off of it about 1 month ago because it was not working and causing dramatic dryness of face, lips, arms and legs. Now, I decided to back on because the cysts were not going away on their own. My question to you: Is there any other way of curing cystic acne besides Accutane? What different types of surgical procedures are there? And if, Accutane is the only way, what helpful tips can you offer to assist with dryness? I already use the lotion Cetaphil for dryness.
Appreciate any advice you could offer.
James



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Posted by Kari on September 10, 1999 at 10:37:08:

In Reply to: Accutane posted by James on September 10, 1999 at 09:19:58:

That's what he'll tell you--there's a lot of info about accutane in there. You're probably better off without it in my opinion. Have you tried Azelex? (It's new and none of that other stuff worked for me either but this did!)



Re: Accutane (Alternatives are here if you want them bad enough.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 11, 1999 at 09:52:46:

In Reply to: Accutane posted by James on September 10, 1999 at 09:19:58:

Hi, James.

You can listedn to Kari and keep your acne or you can spend a few hours on the link I have prepared for you from the archives below. THEN, make up your own mind.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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