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Hi I’m Dr Kasparis Dermatology Consultant I am sorry to hear about your problem. Can I ask do you get new spots or are these old marks? Are you able to upload any photos?
I can see that you still have active acne and scars called icepick marks these are the denting on the skin. Were you given antibiotics by mouth or in cream form?
Thank you. When acne fails to respond to standard oral antibiotic therapy and cream therapy then you may need to take a tablet called Roaccutane. This is highly effective but has some potential side-effects and you need to be under the care of a Dermatologist to receive it. You will need to be referred by your GP or see one privately.They will make sure you are suitable for it. The course duration is 4-6 months. This will take of the active acne and stop you getting more spots but it won’t treat the scars. Once you complete the course you can then look at acne treatment options. For your type of scarring both laser fractionated therapy and chemical peeling are effective. You can access these treatments in a private medical cosmetic clinic. They are not available on the NHS.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions
You can have the blood tests at your GP surgery. You would need a fasting blood test for your full blood count, liver tests and lipid profile. Once these are normal you can start the treatment. I attach the direct link for the leaflet(it can be hard to find !)
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