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Jikstah

Member Since 27 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2013 08:50 PM

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For Narnia! 17/male

15 May 2013 - 01:04 AM

The plunge has been taken, the Accutane on deck.

 

My story so far.

Acne hasn't been a lingering issue for me for most of my short life, until 7 months ago when I broke out heavily on my chin. They were just normal pimples that eventually came to a head, nothing too serious... yet. It got worse, with my chin starting to resemble the Himalayas. I sought out help, my first step was Sebaceous Gland Ablation (SGA) which aimed to eliminate problem glands. 3 treatments later, it had not worked. Money down the drain. Next, my cousins had been visiting an aesthetician which seemed to be working, so my mum forced me to go. It was the worst. Imagine just pure pimple popping for like half an hour, plus a vacuum (microdermabrasion) sucking on your face with the added spice of injections. It worked!... for a few weeks. In the school holidays soon after, I started to develop cystic acne and more weeks after that nodules. And then here I find myself with a moderately-severe case of acne and a box full of Accutane.

 

I'll be updating weekly!

 

Thank you.

 

Here are some pictures - pre-accutane.


To 'tane Or Not To 'tane

10 May 2013 - 03:15 AM

Where is the truth?

 

I've trawled the interwebs for the truth, nothing. This whole ordeal is probably just as bad as the religion debate, the creationism vs evolution debate; never-ending and seemingly without a proven, consise conclusion or evidence to support a side. Maybe there isn't truth?

 

I've pretty much given up on researching Accutane and it's side effects. There's only the black and the white. Depression/Crohn's Disease/Inflammatory Bowel Disease vs. The mild dryness of skin/lips. With the people giving advice being basically "sheep", the blind Christian or the manic Athiest, with only past experience to support their arguments. 

 

It basically comes down a coin flip right? Or maybe not?

 

What really confuses me is how on Earth, after 30 or so years of pure "Accutane is the only solution for severe acne", has the human race not discovered or developed a consistent, safe treatment for acne? Like c'mon, with all this technology, one would think.. ah well.

Google Glass is still cooler right?

 

Thank you.

 


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10 May 2013 - 03:14 AM

DELETE - Double posted a thread for some reason.


How Do I Fix This?

27 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

Hey guys,

 

I'm new here, but I've used this website to do some research on the Regimen and just acne in general. I need help classifying what my type of acne is, moderate or severe or maybe in between.. and with that, I want to know the best way to tackle this. I guess I'm sort of lucky, as I've only had acne for about ~6 months. I'm 17. I have a picture back in November  where I barely have any acne, just a few pimples! And also a few photos I took this morning, for a comparison. And boy is it bad.

 

Any help would be great!