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2 Replies to “Does Stelara (ustekinumab) cause or cure acne? Stelara reviews.”
Yes, I have PsA and I started Stelara over a month ago. I had my second injection last week and over the past few weeks I have noticed small superficial acne on my nose and forehead. I have never experienced acne like this. I usually only had one acne spot every once in a while as a teenager and occasional adult acne. This is occurring daily, with multiple small puss filled pimples which are very superficial and small. I hardly touch them and the skin breaks.
Started Stelara 10 mths ago to treat 90% coverage of my body by psoriasis. Have received inital injection with 2nd injection 4 wks later. Since then, one injection every 3 mths. Within the last couple of months, I have experienced Adult Acne, mostlly on the back of my neck with one or two appearing on my face from time to time. I did have acne as a teenager, but it has been long gone. I am a 40 yr old male. The dermatologist that is administering the injections has been pretty adamant about the acne not being a side effect of the Stelara. I’m not sure I agree. Luckily, I have had no other side effects to date and the Stelara has cleared a majority of my psoriasis not only on my skin but also my scalp & finger/toe nail beds.