Does it work?:
Yes, Acne Prescriptions recommended by skin specialists do work.
$50-60 (for two prescription creams)
Should I See A Skin Specialist?:
When I was 15, I started getting pimples all over my face. I tried many OTC products, high-end brands, nothing just seem to work. The pimples had killed my self-confidence and I just couldn’t bring myself to raise my head and look at others. My mom was worried that the pimples might leave scars on my face (How is she going to marry me off? lol). To a girl, this was a nightmare. My mom brought me to my family doctor, from him, he booked me in for a skin specialist appointment.
I received a smelly cream (neither the doctor or pharmacist told me what exactly it was, but they did mention that it will heal my acne. So I didn’t care, I’ll put whatever on as long as it works). I also received a 0.5% Retinol Cream? or was it 0.25%, sorry my memory is quite bad. When I had first started these prescriptions, I had bad pimple breakouts for the first 1-3 months but I continued to use it as per doctor instructions.
After about half a year, all my acne cleared off, I continued on with the prescription for another one year. By then, my face was completely clear, and flawless. No scars. This was where sh*t went down. Because my face was clear of pimples for months I decided to stop the prescriptions.
The moment I stopped my prescriptions my acne came back. Just like before, so I resumed my prescriptions, stopped, this cycle happened few times and I realized, if I wanted to be acne-free I would have to stick with these prescription cream forever! But I didn’t want to stick with it forever. It took me a lot of courage to discontinue it, but at the end, I found other products and methods that worked for me.
So should you see a specialist? That depends on what they give you. I don’t believe in temporarily relief. I need and want permanent relief. If you don’t mind sticking with the same prescription creams forever, then go ahead.
If you have wart-acne PLEASE DO GO SEE A SPECIALIST.
Note: I had cystic acne all over my cheeks.