Hi guys, let me tell my story. I had acne since I was 12, however it was very mild - typical teenager acne, one spot here, one there etc. This however changed in October 2011 where I started breaking out like never before, there breakout would become in red marks after they healed. From there on my skin has been moderate, with lots of hyperpigmentation. I've tried antibiotics, several topic treatments, nothing has cleared me, I mean my acne is like, my skin will stay clear (NO SPOTS BUT WITH HYPERPIGMENTATION) for about 2 days and i'll start breaking out again.
Anyway, I just want to have clear skin once and for all and stop worrying and thinking about my face 24/7 and worry about things that actually matter.
Today, I had my first dermatologist appointment, and he didn't even hesitate to prescribe me Roaccutane (UK). He has put me on a 20mg once a day and he also gave me Erythromycin Antibiotioc 250mg to take twice a day. He said this is going to minimize the ''flare up of acne''. Is this safe?
I weight 75kg isn't it 20mg a day too low?, also he has given me a prescription for 2 months? and I read here that dermatologists can only prescribe enough pills for one month at a time?
Have you guys any tips for me as in what should i be using? I currently am using Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and Cetaphil Moisturing Lotion. I'm going to buy some blistex tomorrow for my lips is there anything else i should use?
I will post some pictures tomorrow, any replies will be appreciated
Edited by byeacne123, 04 May 2013 - 03:20 AM.