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Acne And Scarring.

13 September 2013 - 11:31 PM

Alright, so I'm planning to call a dermatologist finally! But here's the the thing, should I get rid of the acne first, and worry about the scars after? or should i get rid of the scars first and worry about the acne after??

Considering Accutane

05 July 2013 - 09:39 PM

I will be going to my 3rd Dermatologist in 3 years... As of right now, the doctor and the rest of his team are away on vacation until the 22nd of July. My appointment is on July 24th at 10:30 am. 


For the past 3 years, I've tried a few things to help maintain my acne.. but, as i continued treatment.. i had to move onto stronger medications because my acne just got worse... 


Here are the things i've tried:


1.       Dalacin (Dalacin-T) (Used for 3 weeks; Did nothing at all)

2.       Benzoyl Peroxide (Ordered it off Acne.org; Did wonders at first, then made my acne worse; Used for 2 months)

3.       Stievamycin (Used for 1 month; Did nothing)

4.       Stieva-A (Used with Benzamycin; Did wonders at first, then made my acne worse; My Dad noticed that my acne got worse throughout the treatment; Used for 2 months; However I continued to use the Benzamycin alone for 10 months)

5.       Benzamycin (Used with Stieva-A; Did nothing; Discontinued use after 1 year; Just made my acne worse like the Stieva-A)

6.       Blu-U Light Treatment (Did this once a month for 8 months; Did nothing; Discontinued it)

7.       Chemical Peels (Did this once a month for a year; Did nothing; Discontinued it)

8.       Pro-Active (Used it for 2 months; Waste of money; Discontinued it)

9.       Glycolic Acid/Salicylic Acid (Used it off and on for a year; Made acne worse)

10.   Doxycycline (Used for 1 month; Did nothing)

11.   Tetracycline (Used for 1 month; Discontinued it)


I would try other medications, however.. im allergic to the majority of the remaining medications i havent tried.


When I go to my dermatologist appointment.. should i bring up accutane, if the doctor doesnt? cause, i really wanna try accutane! i mean, i just want clear skin!! i havent had the luxury of feeling smooth skin.. in like 7 years.. I'm 19 now :/.... so you could imagine how horrible i feel at the moment... 


My profile pic was taken 2 years ago... when the medications were working... at first... and now, my acne has gotten way out of control... dont worry... ill post more pics of myself.. if i start accutane... it'll just be pictures of my progression.. weekly!

Accutane Help!

20 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

Alright, well I MIGHT be starting Accutane on Tuesday, pretty excited about it! But, I do have one question.. My skin is quite rough due to the acne.. When I start taking Accutane... will accutane help with my rough skin... Will accutane help heal my rough skin?? PLEASE, any HELP would be AWESOME!! 

Is Accutane Worth It?

18 June 2013 - 12:38 AM

Well, I've been on 4-5 topical creams, they didnt work. I've used some sort of oral medication to help with my acne, it didnt work. I've been doing this for about a year and a half now. At first, they'd work wonders, my acne would clear up. However, my acne would just get out of hand about after i saw any sign of improvement. And now my skin is worse then when I started these regimes. Since none of these regimes worked.. and only made my acne worse, I would like to try Accutane. Now that I'm 18, my parents have stopped taking me to see my Dermatologist.. Rightfully so, because of the expense. So, now it's up to me to pay my own way. However, because of my acne, my confidence is at an all time low. So, for me to pay my own way I need a job. But, because of my acne, it's preventing me from getting a job. I want a job, dont get me wrong, but since my confidence is slow low, because of my acne.. i have no persistence to get job. But, I need the money, if I want to pay for my Dermatologist appointments and potentially the Accutane. But, my acne is running my life at the moment.. I don't wanna do anything. I'm at my wits end. I feel like I need Accuntane. I've heard it helped tremendously. So, any advice would help! Thanks! surprised.gif


Also, If you've tried Accutane or are in the process of using it.. could you please give some feedback! Did it work for you, or is it helping? If it did work, or is helping.. how well did it work? Also.. Is Accutane worth it!? If so, could you give me a rating (between 1 and 10), or a percentage (1-100%)?! Thanks!!


P.S. Sorry about making you read all of this, I just need some advice and your guys' feedback. surprised.gif