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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I have been suffering from acne since I was 18 years old and

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Hello Doctor!
I have been suffering from acne since I was 18 years old and I am now 43. I have went to several dermatologists over the years and have tried almost every oral or topical medication out there (except Accutane). In addition to medication I have done glycolic acid peels, Blue Light treatments, Microdermabrasion, etc. My skin itself feels nice but I suffer from acne marks and active acne breakouts prior to my period (like clockwork). I am really at a loss and not really sure where else to turn. Do I try and go back to the dermatologist and revisit? My last visit was about 1 year ago and I also saw an esthetician at the same time. I actively workout, drink water, changed my diet but nothing helps. Any other thoughts I am not considering?
I appreciate your time to read this.
Thank you.
Jennifer
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

have you been checked for polycystic ovarian syndrome? this can cause acne? blood test for androgen levels can check

are you on birth control pills? this can help your home levels stay more level