do any of your acne scar?
Nope, scarring has never been an issue for me, none of my acne has ever left even the remotest scar. However, my red marks tend to linger longer than usual.
I'm also from New Zealand and I feel as if we have the exact same problem. Everything you've described in your logs are the same as me. My face is clear, however I only get acne on my chest and neck. I started oratane 21 days ago and just yesterday, I had a major break out on my chest. However my diet is pretty clean and I don't drink. I'm on 20mg a day and your logs are very encouraging. Could you please give me some advice and tips? I get the red acne too, do they scar after they go? Is it bad to pop them?Thanks
Hey man, I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one in New Zealand who suffers from just chest and neck acne (it's the worst isn't it?). My advice to you is to stick with the tane no matter what, and don't overtake your dose like I did (for some reason, I feel this screwed up my progress). I also suggest that you don't use acne washes or topical creams, just let your skin be itself. Wash with an antibacterial soap maybe 2-3 times a week, but gently.
If you follow this guideline and just stick the treatment out until the end, you will be overjoyed with the results, just like I am now, I haven't had a zit in close to 3 weeks now, and the ones I did have are now all healed.
And just a reminder, some people on this forum see results after the first 4 months, for me, it's taken a lot longer, it's just about being patient, the medicine works for EVERYONE, you just need to give it TIME.
All of my acne has now either healed or gone away, I think I'm now finally in the clear, which is great because I've got a triple 21s't coming up in 2 weeks, and can't wait to get my drink on and have a good time. I am now at 130mg/kg, of course I will still be taking Oratane well past my 150mg/kg goal, as my doctor has prescribed me for at least another 3 months, and quite frankly, I don't find the side effects that annoying.
what diet do you consume?
I wouldn't say I really have a "diet" as I eat when I'm hungry, I don't eat breakfast and I don't even eat lunch on most occasions, I just eat when I take my pill. I am a student, and so I don't have much money to live on... the food I eat is mostly healthy, I try to stay away from fizzy drinks and buy orange juice or cranberry juice instead... I would say some of the major foods I consume are rolls from the bakery (consisting of fried chicken, lettuce, carrot, cheese and mayo), pumpkin soup (home made), and a lot of bread. This is basically (as boring as it sounds), my "diet".
The myth of whether diet has anything to do with acne is most likely not true, HOWEVER, I have noticed that whenever I consume ANYTHING caffeinated I will get pimples only on my upper lip, and I'm sure this is to do with caffeine, because otherwise I never get acne on my face.
I hope this answers your question.