So first off, I know my acne isn't anywhere near as bad as a lot of other people's. It's just really been getting worse lately, and I have no idea what to do because it's seriously effecting (affecting?) my self-esteem and confidence.
I'm fourteen, almost fifteen, and have never really had "flawless" skin like the rest of my friends. I started getting little whiteheads as early as eleven years old, but that's pretty much how it stayed until I turned fourteen last June. Over the summer, I started getting breakouts on my cheeks. Nothing too bad, but it was enough to make me want to cover it up with makeup. It took a turn for the worse in the fall, though. I would (and still do) wake up with 3-4 new pimples every day, and the breakouts just kept getting worse. That's when my mom decided to take me to the derm.
He put me on Minocycline, 100mg twice a day, and also BP in the morning and Tretinoin cream at night. It helped for the first two weeks, but then everything went back to how it was after that. And now, it keeps getting worse. I went back to the derm last Thursday, and he said he's starting to see some bad scarring and dark spots.. so he suggested Accutane. Yikes. He also suggested birth control, which I found out I cannot take due to my migraines, which apparently put me at a risk of blood clots.. also yikes.
I go back to the derm on Thursday to decide what we're going to do next. Those of you girls on Accutane know there's kind of a long process involved in order to actually get the drug in your hands. So I guess I'm just looking for some advice since I really just can't even stand to look at myself in the mirror anymore, and also from those who have been on Accutane, is it really as scary as it's sounding?
Thanks for reading. <3