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{Pictures Included} About To Go On Roaccutane

09 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hi. I visited a dermatologist today who took one look at my face and recommended Roaccutane. I've been wanting to go on it for the longest time now, but my mother was very reluctant since she knew of the side affects it could cause. 

Basically, my skin is incredibly oily all over. 2 hours after washing is usually all it takes before I begin to feel like an oil painting. T-zone, forehead, cheeks, even my damn jaw is oily. I've actually given up blotting since a) my blotting sheets break me out and b) there's just too much oil. I usually just wash my face with water when I feel the grease coming through.

The pores on my cheeks and next to my nose are enormous. I have acne on my cheeks and chin: a few small red bumps on my lower right cheek, a fresh breakout on my left cheek (near my mouth and jaw), and lots of dark marks on my chin. A few of the cheek breakouts were whiteheads, but most of them are just red angry bumps. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and scarring (nothing 3D though) from my previous acne, which is probably what bothers me most. 

Right now I can't wait to start Roaccutane since my face is so ridiculously oily and my breakout is getting worse. I weigh around 50kg and am about 5'5. I'm 15. 

I was thinking of starting on 10mg or 20mg. I am sexually active although I'm waiting until I'm 16 until I hand over my V-card, so I was wondering if I would also need to go on birth control? 

Anyways, yeah. I just wanted to get this out there and get a few opinions back before I go ahead with this. I'll only be able to get Roaccutane on the 21st of July at the earliest, since my GP needs to prescribe it and I'm not in my home country right now.

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks smile.png