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I have suffered from severe acne for many years now, since teens. I have suffered from it emotionally (relatively low self esteem) and socially. I am now in my early 20s, and am now combating it actively with accutane. I am now on my 5th month, and accutane is working well on all areas of my face (no new breakouts), except the my jawline, which seems to have developed into keloids. Can anyone shed some light on why is this happening? Why is accutane not working specifically in this area? What are further steps which I can take? Any advise is greatly appreaciated. I am a guy btw, if that helps

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Hi,

I have suffered from severe acne for many years now, since teens. I have suffered from it emotionally (relatively low self esteem) and socially. I am now in my early 20s, and am now combating it actively with accutane. I am now on my 5th month, and accutane is working well on all areas of my face (no new breakouts), except the my jawline, which seems to have developed into keloids. Can anyone shed some light on why is this happening? Why is accutane not working specifically in this area? What are further steps which I can take? Any advise is greatly appreaciated. I am a guy btw, if that helps


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Thanks for your prompt reply CookieJ. I had a dermatologist once do a couple of cortisone shots on my keloids, and they then went flat. But, I had a massive breakout after that, which got me started on accutane in the first place. This made me think that I am allergic to steroids. I saw another dermatologist about a month ago, and she said to wait for a few months after accutane before taking any more action with a cosmetic surgeon. But I have suffered from acne from such a long time, that I hope to resolve it asap, especially the keloids, since they are uncomfortable whenever I sweat. I am really not sure why is the accutane not working in my jawline?

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Thanks for your prompt reply CookieJ. I had a dermatologist once do a couple of cortisone shots on my keloids, and they then went flat. But, I had a massive breakout after that, which got me started on accutane in the first place. This made me think that I am allergic to steroids. I saw another dermatologist about a month ago, and she said to wait for a few months after accutane before taking any more action with a cosmetic surgeon. But I have suffered from acne from such a long time, that I hope to resolve it asap, especially the keloids, since they are uncomfortable whenever I sweat. I am really not sure why is the accutane not working in my jawline?


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