danielryan saidI think comparatively speaking, Proactive isn't that expensive if it works for you. Personally it killed my skin. But $40 for face wash, lotion, and toner for 60 days. I don't think that is a bad deal at all. I've always believed that you have to pay for the good shit.
On the other hand I am a big fan of accutane. 6 month course and you're done, FOREVER!
Having personally taken accutane, as have both of my sibling, it is not six months and you are done. I was on for 5 months, and then three years later I was on for another 5 months, my older brother took it for 8 months, and my younger brother was on low doses for i think like a year. The stuff works well, but it is not a complete miracle, we all still get pimples and break outs, just not the big cysts