After a decade of trying everything, my dermatologist finally prescribed me accutane. I am really excited but also really scared! Since I am a girl and have to go through the longer process, I don't actually start until March. My acne isn't "severe", but it has been moderate to bad since I was about 11 and I cannot take any more scarring on my face. Everything scars, even if I don't touch them. I have dark marks all over my face, and it sucks really bad since I have very light skin. I've done the antibiotics, all the creams, anything you can think of minus laser treatment and accutane. Everything I ever tried only made it worse and I wish I would have just gone this route years and years ago. I have hope that this will finally cure me and then I can be more confident. None of my friends or siblings have acne, they all have perfect skin so it is kind of a downer that I don't know a lot of people who can relate. Which is why I am thankful for everyone on here .
I am not entirely sure yet what my dermatologist's plan is for me. I go see him in a week again to do another blood work thingy and then if I pass that I think that's when he will start me. I don't know if he will put me on anything else at the same time or any of that yet.
Can anyone suggest any products or anything that helped them during the initial break out? I am really scared for that part and want to minimize it as much as possible. Also, how many times a day did anyone on accutane have to moisturize? I bought cerave products and am fully prepared and will probably get a good body lotion also.
Also, since I am a girl, does it have to be mailed to me after each blood test or do I get it from a pharmacy?
Edited by BlissfulBlue, 25 February 2014 - 04:47 PM.