Thanks folks for your messages. Yes, three courses did not cure me, but then I should say that I definitely saw some improvement on the third. For example all the blackheads around my nose went away and also acne on my back and chest definitely decreased. This in addition to a reduction (but not complete clearance) of more serious spots on the rest of my face.
Regarding the post by versace9, I assume you are commenting on what the dermatologist told me regarding accutane being very safe. I often read blogs on this website and hear people talk about accutane as such a horrible, traumatic, deadly drug. i have to say that my personal experience has really not been very bad at all. Yes dry skin and lips, maybe nosebleeds every now and then. Really doesn't seem like that big a deal to me, especially compared to the nightmare of acne, though of course others may experience something much worse. On top of this is the fact that it's actually now believed to be very safe makes me think we should all be talking about it in a much more positive light as I would hate any newcomers to this site with a serious acne problem to be deterred from taking accutane without good reason.
Anyone else's thoughts/experiences very welcome.
Edited by nice_helenuk, 09 May 2014 - 05:30 AM.