Hey guys let me tell you a few things about my self. I'm 22 years old Asian and have moderate acne. If I eat very healthy (no dairy, fried foods, sugar, low carb intake, ect.) my acne seems to be very mild, a few whiteheads here and there and maybe a pimple from sweating so much at the gym. But its hard because I want to live my life and drink every few weeks and just have fun.
I have a few raised scars on my jaw from a horrible breakout i had a few years ago from completely over drying my face and have been getting cortisone shots every month to help lower them (which has been a huge help), but near every the time my appointments are scheduled i get anxiety from having to actually go to a dermatologist office and get my face looked at under a microscope (just a metaphore) and i break out. My doctor always kinda tries to pressure me into getting treatment but i dont think i need it since i know i can control my acne if i gave it 110%
The thing is I have oily skin (mostly T zone) and I think im finally going to give into him and go on accutane to control my oil production.
Since i am asian and have oily skin and have blackheads on my nose, under my mouth, and under my eyes near my t-zone, i was wondering if i am more prone to getting and IB (initial breakout) because i have blackheads and my skin is oily.
This is the thing that worries me the most, I am actually getting anxious just thinking about it because I go to college and am very self concious of my face especially now since i have scars that nobody probably has or knows what they are even thought shots lowered them greatly.
I was once on Solodyn and didnt have an IB and it completely cleared me for awhile then i stopped because i didn't want to be on medications anymore but i think i am finally fed up and want to control my oil production and acne for good.
Please i would really appreaciate any input on:
- My chances of IB are since i have blackheads and oilyskin
- Lower doses to not have IB but will it all come back when i stop?
- WIll accutane get rid of my oily skin and hair for GOOD?
- and ANY persnal experience/input/stories you would like to get out
Please guys I would really love any input a lot or a little. Thank you.