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Suffering from acne. Taking Isotret, trtenin. Have big lumps in neck

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Hi Dr,

Age: 30
Height: 6`
Weight: 72

Apparently i have been suffering from acne from past 10 years.
The problem is, it reduces for once but then re-occurs.

I Have been consulting the same Dr. since 6 years.
That does tell i probably should have changed the Doc, but she is a very trustable and reputed doc.

However, This is my medical history:
I used to get acne on my forehead in the late teens and then on my cheeks.

In the last few years it started occurring on my back. Though this acne is something i get rarely , the problem im facing is that the dark mark that stays behind when a acne breaks or even if it does not, the marks ofr the dark brown scar stays behind.

The new trouble im facing is that if I shave , i tend to get these big lumps that starts appearing on the neck. this is a bit painful.

So i ve been using Pro-Active Acne solution from past 6 months & the skin is better on the face.

I ve been prescribed with following medicines.
1.> Isotret 20mg, daily once in the night.
2.> Trtenin for the back.

Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 in Acne
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
peels may be required

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query
The treatment given to you is correct.
However in many people the acne it resistant.
I would like to know, have you been advised peels any time.
If yes what peels have you used.
Let me know so I can guide you further.
waiting for your response.
Thank you
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