My son is 17 and has bad acne on his cheeks and forehead. He plays sports almost every day so that may contribute to it. My older son (25) went on accutane and I really don't want to go the same route with him :( We've tried Proactiv (dryness and redness), Clearasil washes (red like a tomato), and salicylic acid (did'nt do much of anything, but he did say that it hurt on his face).
I would really like to try everything else before I take him to a dermatologist and have an antibiotic prescribed. Any suggestions?
UPDATE: So I took my son to the dermatologist and she wrote a prescription for tetracycline, but she also told us about a new product called the U-Wand. We held off on the tetracycline and ordered one from amazon. I HIGHLY recommend this thing! He has been using it twice a day for about two weeks and about 75% of his acne is completly gone. The product claims to be an "ultrasonic" treatment that gets below the skin. It came with the device (looks like a clarisonic with no brush), a cleanser, benzoyl peroxide gel, and a moisterizer. So far it has worked wonders and I'm really happy to see my son happier again! :) Just wanted to update everybody, thank you for all your replies!
I bought it here: http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Age-U-Wand-Anti-Acne-Treatment/dp/B00CKAZ21U/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A363K1IY95DPMY