Please help my poor face! This cannot be just acne!!

Patient

Q: I am looking to a solution to a major problem i have been dealing with for over a year now. I have some kind of acne on my face, it resembles rosacea but it is accompanied by large painful cysts that swell and make my face look terrible along with the pain. They are almost like calcium deposits. I recently started getting them on my scalp and if i pop them they are very painful but it is very discouraging as i am a model and have had to put my career on hold due to this. It began a little over a year ago when i got pregnant, which i have heard can lead to alot of skin problems. i have seen many doctors on the subject, all of whom were clinic doctors who continuously told me that it was just acne it would go away but it still has not and i have used every single acne treatment available, i have even went all out and bought the proactiv kit and tried the new efaclar and everything. Can you help me shed some light on what might be causing this? it is hard to get referred to a dermatologist at this time so i am trying to find my own solution to save time. Please help! I have attached a picture but it doesnt show the bumps very well, just the redness.

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