Hi my name is Kelsey. I decided to join the site because I have been dealing with acne since I was twelve (I am 22). I have a hormone imbalance so I get mild to severe breakouts. I have tried doxycycline, duac, differin, many other creams, accutane (made me very anxious) and minocycline which I had a severe allergic reaction to and my brain swelled.
Right after my honeymoon in august my face started to break out terribly on my cheeks. I now have dark red pitted scars on my cheeks (can't hide those pitted scars with makeup....) and along my face. Every night and morning when I look in the mirror I want to cry. Its really difficult to be around others because everyone I am around has gorgeous skin. I of course compare myself to others and am struggling. My skin has made me pretty depressed and I think about it constantly. I wanted to join the site so I wouldn't feel alone.
Right now I am taking Spironactolone (sp?) and Finacea. I really love the Finacea and am seeing it working I just wish it would work faster I'm terrified that I wont be able to get rid of the dark pitted scars. Does anyone know what to do for that? My dermo whom I love suggested microdermobrasion after a series of chemical peels.
Thanks for listening!