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Sofielinney

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Antibiotics Or Accutane?!?

21 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I took tetracycline for two years and it cleared my skin up beautifully. However, my acne returned full blown this year. My dermatologist told me to take the tetracycline again but it has lost effectiveness in my opinion, very little improvement in three months and still getting flare ups.

Should i ask to swap to another tetracycline? Whats the best antibiotic? Or is accutane the way forward if i'm getting major PI Hyper pigmentation?

Antibiotics Or Accutane?!?

21 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I took tetracycline for two years and it cleared my skin up beautifully. However, my acne returned full blown this year. My dermatologist told me to take the tetracycline again but it has lost effectiveness in my opinion, very little improvement in three months and still getting flare ups.

Should i ask to swap to another tetracycline? Whats the best antibiotic? Or is accutane the way forward if i'm getting major PI Hyper pigmentation?

Desperate Question About Antibiotics! Please Help

20 January 2013 - 12:52 PM


Hi, i was wondering if you could help me?
  • I was on tetracycline from the age of 16-18, two years straight and it worked really well, acne cleared within 3 months
  • I stopped taking tetracycline when i was 19 because i wasn't getting acne anymore and foolishly thought i had grown out of it
  • I had the odd one or two pimples on and off but nothing major. Then I came back from travelling in September 2012 and my skin broke out like crazy (still 19)
  • I went back to my dermatologist and he told me to continue with tetracycline and use epiduo
  • I have been using it since October and my acne has reduced but i still have, and i am getting, acne acne on my lower face which is causing bad PIH
Is it possible i have become immune to tetracycline? Should I try a different antibiotic or accutane? What is the strongest antibiotic? I am so unhappy with my skin and i don't want to enter my adulthood with bad acne Posted Image Please help

Accutane Questions. Please, Please Answer !

19 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

I have been on antibiotics, Dianette birth control and epiudo for 3 months now and I have seen very little improvement. One day my skin looks good, the next I have a big flare up all over my face, especially around my jawline. I'm incredibly self conscious, have no self esteem and I am getting major post inflammatory hyperpigmentation Posted Image I am not enjoying things anymore because of the way i look

I am going to the dermatologist on Tuesday and he said to me if I am unhappy with the results in a few months he will give me accutane. I have a few questions i was wondering if you could help me with as i am unsure about this drug

1) Do you get an initial breakout? What are the chances of this? How long does it last?

2) Does accutane worsen hyperpigmentation? Does this clear after the drug?

3) My dermatologist said he would give me a four-five month course? Is this normally effective for moderate acne?

4) When are results usually seen? The first month? last month? Or are results seen after the treatment?

5) Was this drug worth it?

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