It started when I was about 11, but I only would get a few spots- barely anything and it didn't bother me. I don't know where it got to the point where it stopped being a few spots and started being acne. I wish I'd paid more attention and tackled it early on but oh well. I used to get acne on my forehead but that's cleared up now which is good. I also used to have it more consistently on my chin but now that's cleared up, however at the moment I have two horrible breakouts on either side of my chin My right cheek has a little bit, but it's not that bad. It's my left cheek that's the problem- it's awful and it really upsets me.
I've tried so many different products and I've had stuff work a bit but never completely. I used zineryt and brasivol, prescribed by my doctor, a while back and that started to work but not totally. I kind of gave up and tried other products. In like March I tried just zineryt on its own again and it didn't really seem to do anything.
Last Sunday I was so depressed about my acne I got some over the counter benzoyl peroxide- quinoderm cream. I used A LOT too fast and it really dried out my skin and was so painful I couldn't sleep one night. I went to the doctor yesterday and she just upset me more, saying it's starting to scar, but she prescribed me some brasivol, some duac 5% once daily benzoyl peroxide gel and tetralysal pills. She also says I can get referred to a dermatologist who may be able to put me on accutane, although I'm wondering if that's the best option for me.
Here's some pictures of my acne. I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about my acne- like how severe it is, whether accutane would be necessary ectera.
Also, has anyone here used these tetralysal pills? Did they work?
(Gotten rid of the pictures just because I worry someone I know might stumble upon them.)
Edited by cherri928, 24 September 2012 - 11:58 AM.