Do any of you other people that suffer from Adult Cystic Acne have any remedies besides Accutane? Here is my solution to my Adult Cystic Acne:
I was on 80 mg a day for six months twice. While on Accutane it worked like a miracle but a couple of months after treatment my adult acne came back. After 15 years I finally figured out that caffeine was the cause of my adult cystic acne. I removed all caffeine from my diet and I no longer get cystic acne. However, if I were to drink a cup of coffee today, tomorrow I would break out.
Try this yourself and give it a few weeks to see if caffeine is the cause of yours as well. No more coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, etc. Also, try the glycolix pads which Contains 10% ultra-pure glycolic acid in combination with the proven keratolytic ingredient 2% salicylic acid. Get them at Havegreatskin.com.
These are the same pads that my very expensive dermatologist sold me for $35.00 a pop with his label on them. They are only $16.00 at Havegreatskin.com and I think this is where he got them from before putting his own home made label on them.
I have tried every remedy under the sun and I have spent thousands of dollars at some of the best dermatologists that I could find. This formula works for my adult cystic acne and it probably won't work for any other kind, but if you suffer from this type of acne give it a try.
The only other thing that ever worked for me was Accutane while I was on it but once I stopped my acne slowly returned. My night vision was permanently damaged from Accutane. My lips and eyes are dryer than before treatment with Accutane and I was last on Accutane many years ago.
That is my experience and take from it what you will but I do not believe that there is a acne sufferer that has spent more money and time getting treatment for and also researching adult cystic acne than me.
I have tried the herbal route and it did not work for me. I was on so many like: Magnesium, Omega-3 Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, B-Complex, Yellow Dock Root, Saw Palmetto, Chromium, Sarsaparilla Root, Guggul, Tee Tree Oil, Burdock Root, Silica, and Ashwagandha. My cabinet is full of these herbal remedies which did not work for me.