It's been a while since I fully return to acne.org. Reason for being so is because I've had too many things to do school related and my skin has been clear and maintainable during the summer.
Well it isn't all happy news for me anymore.
Around a week into school, my face was at its best. My red marks were hardly noticeable, no acne whatsoever, and the redness had gone down completely and my skin color was going back to normal. My confidence was really high and girls were starting to show more interest in me again.
Until motherf*cking hormones decided to kick in (excuse my French).
To put it in simple terms, it started with 2 pimples on the chin and a cyst on my lower jaw on one side of the cheeks. I thought it would go away so I just followed my usual routine: Wash my face at day and before bedtime and apply 100% Aloe Vera gel right after cleansing (the gel is straight from the plant). I thought it would go away. 2 or 3 more days later, the acne had started to spread slowly again, still on my jaw/chin. I cut all school food and decided to research about my acne, only to find out it was hormonal. I thought to myself "Yeah, I'm 17 and I ALWAYS breakout during the end of summer/beginning of fall. No biggie." A week later my acne got worse and I had a dermatologist check-up coming up, so I went there.
I got multiple cortisone shots for the cysts (which did settle them down). I told my derm about my recent breakout and that if I could get something to keep it under control until my hormones decide to settle (which is usually mid-October. I sound like a girl on her period lol, but w.e) and he wanted to put me on Accutane again. I said no since even though it did clear me up, I was left with red marks and the journey was extremely rough for me, both physically and psychologically. Then he told me "Take Morgidox (which is Doxycycline) 2 times a day, 100mg per capsule". I got the medication and I was happy to know I was going to be able to keep all of this under control.
It's been a week and a half and my acne seems to have gotten worse. Pimples (not going to lie) appear like nothing and just sit there. Most of them barely grow into a head and then just go away, but it just keeps on happening. I know it's early to be expecting results since the medication usually takes 1-2 months to see results, but when will this acne stop? It's annoying having to wake up each day with a new pimple(s) on my face. It's killing me psychologically.
NOTE: I was also put on Tazorac cream .01% with the Doxycyline, but Tazorac irritates my face too much to be used in my opinion, so I've decided not to use it. I'm having second thoughts now on using it but I'm not sure. I don't want to be the typical impatient guy that tries to accelerate a healing process only to make things worse at the end. My derm told me to use it, but I'm just not sure.
Here's pictures of my face at the moment:
Thank you all for your support and answers. Have a good one
Edited by KSG1996, 23 September 2013 - 01:49 PM.