I don't have really bad acne but I do have persistent breakouts in my T-zone and every month before my cycle. I ordered this device called Tanda that is a hand-held device that helps treat acne by using safely using light therapy.
It practically and safely kills the bacteria that cause acne. I used on a blemish that I felt was starting to form. You know one of those knots that end of staying on your face for like 2 weeks. I used it late one evening and by the next day the redness and size of the bump had gone down significantly. You usually have to wait for that type of blemish to come to a head but after I used the Tanda device it just went away, which kept me from trying to pop it or touch my face altogether. This device is kind of expensive and I actually have been waiting for this device to go on sale or find it at a price I was willing to pay. I found mine around Christmas (2010) on ebay for $150, brand new. They usually run $250-$350 depending on where you get them. Sephora, a very reputable company that I use frequently, sells them on their website. You can also read more about it on their website. http://www.sephora.com/browse/brand_hierarchy.jhtml?brandId=Tanda&om_mmc=esv103203-GG&om_kwpur=106095875&ppc_crid=4989101177&sbanner=us_search&esvcid=S1295157476_ADOGOE_AGI1114963_CRE4989101177_TID106095875_RFDd3d3Lmdvb2dsZS5jb20%3d
I would do a search for the best price.
I LOVE THIS DEVICE!
Give it a try to put your best face forward!