I took accutane and finished on my 20th birthday. Face been clear ever since but mild comedonal acne did return a few years after accutane on my back but face still clear and my back was mild before accutane unlike my face that was always severe. My acne on my back I never paid mind since it was mild and unnoticable but till last December after over 7 years finishing Accutane I started to get breakouts mostly in the middle center of my upper back. They are mostly red inflamed zits about 5-7 a month which would leave deep red marks. I started using Neutrogena Acne Body Wash a few months ago seems to be working good back feels very smooth and much less outbreaks.
My question is what the heck is going on? Acne at my age for a male is uncommon I'm soon to be 28 years old and shouldn't be getting worse either and I never even had zits like that on my back even before accutane. I'm praying my face won't start breaking out either but knock on wood had great skin there since finishing Accutane now almost 8 years ago. Also when I took accutane my facial acne was already half of what it was during my teens so I assume I would've eventually outgrown it anyway. I never thought in a million years I'd deal with acne again.
Also I take Aciphex 20mg 2x daily and Zantac 300mg for my severe laryngopharyngeol reflux for about 6-7 years and Propecia for 6 years for early male pattern baldness. Dunno if those meds have anything to do with my back acne.
Edited by bigzboy, 12 June 2014 - 09:47 PM.