I have moderate acne, and it is affecting my self esteem massively. I feel unable to leave the house, I probably have around 9-10 spots at a time and they make me feel like worthless , especially when most of friends seem to have flawless.
I am 19 years old and a male student, I've probably had acne for around 3-4 years now although it seems worse now than ever before. I always burst my pimples just because I have left them alone before and they have not gone away. As acne sufferers will know, it is IMPOSSIBLE to leave alone massive whiteheads. I've always been a late developer so to speak i.e late growth spurts, pubic hair etc. so when do you think my acne will stop? Will I just grow out of it? Neither of my parents suffered from adult acne at all, perfect complexions.
Will it stop when I hit 20?
My regimen at the moment is 2x Doxycline 100mg a day as well as Isotrex gel as a topical gel which I use at night. I have been using this regimen for 2 weeks but so far there has not been much of a difference. How long in general does Doxy take to work? How long should I give it before I just give up?
The next stage for me (and final) would be roaccutane but that is very much a last resort and I really HOPE Doxy does the trick, do any of you guys have any expierence using it?
I am told I am quite a goodlooking guy but acne just makes me feel like SHITE. It makes me feel like a kid whereas a lot of my friends look like young men.
Thank you, any feedback is very much appreciated.