I have recently made this account just so I could make a post here. I am a 19 year old male college student who has had acne ever since 13, and it has always been very persistent, very big, and all over the place. I have literally used all the products in the markets including the acne.org regimen, but they were all temporary fixes that wouldn't always alleviate the problem. I even went to my skin care, where they used a needle to pop my acne by hand, squeeze out the blood, and apply a lot of creams and topical stuff. This was also supplemented by laser surgery twice (I think it was called fraxel or something like that, they burned my skin so that the skin would heal and cover over the deep scars I had). Of course that helped, but the acne was very persistent once again.About a year ago, I started my accutane regimen for the first time. The doses went as followed:
After all that struggle of depression and sorrow, my acne did recede quite well, but at the expense of scarring and marks. Of course, my acne soon returned along with my oily skin. What was strange to me was after my accutane regimen, I was left with huge cystic nodular acne (as my derm called it) around my jawline area which has not gone away or even receded at all. In fact, I did not have this problem until I started accutane.
I'm very desperate for some help, because even accutane wasn't the solution to my acne problems; in fact it may have made brand new problems. I have attached some pictures that might help give some insight. If there is ANYTHING more details or pictures needed, feel free to let me know. I really do not want to take accutane again, because it was the worst times of my life, and I still don't feel myself to this day. Please help me out guys, this is my last ditch effort.
P.S. I haven't returned to the derm after my last 5th month pill, I don't have insurance and it was such a heart breaker watching my jawline get extremely bad that I didn't even want to bother forking up another $88 dollars for an appointment to hear what I already know.