I am using Vishy toner and cream for my pred induced zits and pimples (only a couple so far, phew), it is a great help to me. I buy it at CVS, the toner and cream are about $15 ea but lasted me nearly 2.5 months. I use them 2xday. But if I even skip one night w/out washing my face (makeup and all) I get some zits. I think w/Proactive it's the same, you can't miss any of the steps but w/the Vishy I only bought 2 things and I think it's less of a process not sure which is better, but just my two cents.
Also, I was on accutane 3 years ago and I did not experience any UC symptoms (I was dx'd 8 yrs ago). I had been getting pimples for almost 20 years and started to get cysts (over 1" in diameter), it was for me one of the best things I ever did. I could finally see myself through all the red/purple painful pimples. Though the drug has side effects, you need to weigh all options before trying accutane.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday. Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.