This thread is so interesting! I have a question do you think a low dose of Accutane is appropriate hormonal acne? I came off of birth control but was breaking out even when I was on it. I never had acne prior to this..but anywho my face is just insanely oily all the time! I wash my face and within and hour my face is producing oil which is VERY frustrating! Im getting more and more closed comedones all over my face and I am concerned that they will all become inflamed. I know the problem right now is the oil. Do you think requesting Accutane would make sense even though the acne is mild/moderate as of right now? I don't want to go on Spiro and much less birth control to resolve this issue and I am concerned that this will just get worse as it has been for the past few months. Thank you.
Yes I 100% think accutane will help you. I have hormonal acne also and took BCP & Sprio for many many years. Those treatments are a bandaid. If your having adult acne then most likely it is something you will struggle with long term. A low dose of accutane will work wonders for you. But pls note that in 8-10 yrs down the road if your acne creeps back then you may need another course. It's not 100%. But it's much more of a "cure or almost cure" than any other Hormonal medication. It's very difficult if not impossible to control your hormones. But you can control your oil! And Oil is what's causing you to break out. Also oil destroys your texture, stretches pores and ages you. Oil is the enemy!
Just make sure your labs check out with your Dr. And don't let them push you into a high dose. Be confident and demand the low dose and tell them you don't want to risk the bad side effects. As long as your healthy to start with.... U will love the accutane. Ur skin will be amazing!