So I've been on accutane for almost 4 months now and it has been a roller coaster. I got a HORRIBLE initial breakout that began with my chin and then spread to basically all of my face. I broke out horribly on my cheeks and i rarely got pimples on my cheeks. Also, i had mild acne before starting accutane. My dermatologist put me on it because i would get one or two large cysts here and there which required a cortisone shot. He told me "its not about the amount of acne of acne you have, but the severity". Anyways, I've needed 3-4 courses of prednisone because my acne was so bad, and also a sulfur drug. Finally approaching my fourth month, i am about clear now, i just have a lot of hyper-pigmentation and my skin is just pretty red, overall.
My big concern is some spots on my face seem to have some indentation in them. I know for a fact that the acne that i got on accutane caused these. To anyone who has been on a course of accutane before: while you are on the drug, did it seem like you had indented scars? and if you did, did they go away after the course was finished or were they permanent? They are really discouraging, and i am beginning to regret going on this, because all it has done is harm
Someone with any sort of answer would be great!
Edited by Los43, 12 January 2014 - 03:12 PM.